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LG G2 Review Q&A: What do you want to know about LG's new Android flagship?

0. phoneArena 12 Sep 2013, 12:41 posted on

LG's new Android flagship, the G2, has just landed in the US thanks to AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, and so we guess hordes of exalted geeks are going to head over to the carriers' stores to check out and buy the new, ultra-powerful smartphone...

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posted on 12 Sep 2013, 14:19

33. Resqflyr (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)


I ordered mine from AT&T online on Sept 6th and received it September 9th. At that time AT&T was only selling black.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:48

46. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


How are you liking it? This about the only phone I want. Don't be afraid to go into detail lol.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:26 1

18. moorjani (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


Does the phone have any overheating issues like the Galaxy S4??

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 21:26

63. Lethe (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


Every smartphone with snapdragon 800 AP has heating issue.

G2 controls over-heating issue with performance loss.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:26

19. artealis (Posts: 98; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


how good the wifi signal strenght and how easy to replace the battery and any plan to release same G2 with sdcard version?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:28 1

20. moorjani (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


Does the Snapdragon 800 heat up during heavy usage or web browsing ??

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 14:30 2

37. Resqflyr (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)


I watched Netflix for a couple hours in my car while connected to bluetooth and it did not get warm enough to cause concern.

Doing the same with my GS4, I would sometimes point my ac vents towards my hand to cool it down.

Maybe the Snapdragon 800 inherently runs cooler.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:29 2

21. SilentJ (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


What is the true call quality of the device?
In the LG G2 review it states that the sound quality during calls is average at best and that the microphone is "not very good." However, in the comparison versus the HTC One it states that, with the volume turned down, the device puts out "nearly perfectly clear sound" and "on the other side of the line, our callers reported hearing us loud and clear on the G2."

I'm with Verizon and will probably go with either the HTC One or the G2, but the most important thing to me is the call quality, after all I still use it as a phone first and foremost.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:32

22. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


And just to make this clear, the Verizon version has 32gig of storage standard. Many sites were saying 16/32gig. There is no 16gig model.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:32 1

23. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Camera comparison - when will PA be able to post a comparison between the G2 and say, the iP5S, Experia Z1 (real comparison, not a limited indoor sample done at the release event), Moto Droid Ultra/Maxx, GS IV, Note 3 and L1020?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 14:27 1

36. Resqflyr (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)


With my eyes:

Better than my GS4 (probably due to OIS)

Better than my daughters iPhone 5

Cannot comment on any of the others.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:32

24. timukh (Posts: 295; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


is it better than Note 3?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 14:23

34. Resqflyr (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)


That is a subjective question and it really depends on what you want. Especially comparing specs. Since I have not had the Note 3, I cannot realistically comment. I do wish my G2 did have an SD Slot. I had the Note 2 and rarely used the stylus or split screen. I thought that stuff was neat but rarely had a use for it. That's just me.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:05

42. timukh (Posts: 295; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


yeah i know, most of the reviewers say the same thing that the extra software features and the stylus are rarely used in a long time basis. At first they seem cool and useful but then u rarely need them. But the people hoping to buy a new phone may have this question, as both of the device are launched at the same time. So i wanted to know PA's opinion on that.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 20:43

58. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


That is my current dilemma. With the "VERIZON30" coupon it knocks this phone down to $140; that's over half the cost of the Note 3. I played with the phone today and it actually feels solid for a plastic phone. Plus for the last 2 phones I've been rocking a Amoled display and I'm really looking for a brighter screen for outside use. Beautiful blacks and vibrant colors but almost useless in direct sunlight. The LG rep had a ballistic case for the AT&T version and it fits fine (worried over the button placement). And 32gig's is fine for me since I don't even fill up my 64gig sd card on my Note 2.
I think the software feature I like the most is the learning remote on the LG model. Minor but that's exactly what I wanted when they brought back IR blasters.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:33

25. saravanan083 (Posts: 19; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


i am in love with this device since it was announced and am planning to buy one and my only problem is that it comes from lg and the company has a very poor record in updating their smartphones
so give me your valuable advice

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:45

26. Kelley71 (Posts: 81; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


Where is the keyboard?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:51

28. rumman19952012 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


i like this phone but i hate the apps quality of android

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 14:06

30. goodbeer (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


What are the model numbers of the different variations of the G2? AT&T=D800?, etc.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 14:25

35. Resqflyr (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)


This is from my order invoice from AT&T

LG Electronics GE D800 BLK PHONE

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 14:44

41. goodbeer (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


Thanks! Reason for my asking this is because the online vendors list the cases and covers for the G2 by the Dxxx model designations. The different button sizes and slight variation in housing thicknesses would require the cases / covers to be slightly different in size and button hole shape to look and fit properly. I don't know which one to order for the Verizon G2.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 16:17

49. goodbeer (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


Answer to my own question...LG finally gave me an answer...the Verizon G2 is designated the VS980. That's direct from LG Customer Service. I know it's not a Dxxx number, but VS980 is the reply I got from them.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 14:36

40. lsneddeff5 (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


Is verizon getting the LG g2 in white eventually?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:14

43. Mahdi007 (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


how good is screen quality in comparison with iPhone 5?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 16:45

50. Lethe (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


considering my Korean version, it is the top class screen.

I have iPhone 5 either and me and my wife prefer G2`s screen.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 16:54

52. Mahdi007 (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


what about in comparison with nexus 4?because i have a nexus 4,i want to know how much is the diffrence?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 21:13 1

59. Lethe (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


I used Optimus G, probably the same display to Nexus 4.

G2's display is far~ far~ better than the previous one.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:45

44. Mastertwiz (Posts: 15; Member since: 10 Dec 2009)


What's the scoop on developer support for this phone? Do we expect significant efforts being put towards (1) unlocking the bootloader, (2) custom roms, and (3) rooting? Anyone's guess is as good as mine I suppose, I was just wondering if there were any leads.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:45

45. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


Can you tell apart individual pixels?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 16:14

48. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


How are the carrier versions of this phone different?

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