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LG G2 promo demoes the smartphone's new features

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The LG G2 is a remarkable smartphone, there's no question about that, and part of what makes it interesting are the numerous features developed by LG, such as Slide Aside, Knock On, Guest Mode, etc.. If you've missed our extensive coverage of the G2, and want to see what all those cool features look like, just hit the play button of the promo video above - it will demo it all for you!

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posted on 09 Sep 2013, 06:57 9

1. Kurai (unregistered)


All of LG's ads are very similar to samsung's "designed for human" ads . . . hmmm

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 07:07 8

2. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


If it works, why fight it I guess. I think LG's software gimmicks are more compelling than Samsung's, but only just.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 09:14 5

9. sniperdroid (Posts: 89; Member since: 23 May 2013)


But they're way to similar. I think they should look for their own design and approach so people don't get confused.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 09:33 3

11. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Kinda like Samsung did with the Galaxy S vs. iPhone 3GS design?

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 19:20 1

24. maccess (Posts: 478; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


but lg keep following samsung design since the galaxy s2 until now.. they even following the gnote2 design with optimus g pro.. samsung only copy apple on the first galaxy s.. so what's your excuse??

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 09:25

39. Jillxz (Posts: 130; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Oh , there is definitely no confusion on my part. So easy to tell the ads apart.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 07:37 3

3. Shatter (Posts: 1766; Member since: 29 May 2013)


LG has always copyed Samsung, LG does make the best 1440p IPS displays though.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 08:23 3

6. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


LG just didn't know what to do when Android started taking over. They were still focused on making quality featurephones. I've always preferred LG construction over Samsung and had nothing but problems with Samsung's electronics.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 10:09 3

13. MCrapp (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


"I've always preferred LG construction over Samsung and had nothing but problems with Samsung's electronics"
I can say exactly the same about LG!
LG= Copycats of the Copycats(Sammy) I read that on Apple website The iVerge

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 10:16 7

14. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Yeah, and if you read the whole history of the touchscreen smartphone, it's

LG (Optimus, G2) copies Samsung (Galaxy S), who copied Apple (iPhone), who copied LG (Prada) or possibly Sony prototypes.

There's nothing new under the sun, so just pick the hardware and software that works for you.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 01:24 2

27. Trex95 (Posts: 520; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Actually Samsung copycats LG first by stolen Amoled technology from LG.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 19:26

37. miles16852 (Posts: 189; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


HAHAHAH, EVERYONE IS A COPYCAT!!!!! from car manufactures to everything you can think off, now get over yourself please!

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 09:27

40. Jillxz (Posts: 130; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


So so funny. Copy copy copy. That is a parrot's word. But everyone is parroting that word 'Copy"

I believe that word originated with "Apple" did it not ?

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 08:03 5

4. omar98 (Posts: 30; Member since: 28 Aug 2011)


This phone is really amazing , Im still with the optimus 4X HD still a decent phone but i might get the G2 soon

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:09

33. saffant (Posts: 185; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Lol my bro has the Optimus 4X HD. I tried to use it for a day or two, but couldn't. The Phone is horrendous lol.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 08:22 2

5. special4u (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 May 2013)


this phone just beat samsung in every possible way

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 09:01 7

8. ebubekir26 (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


nope, the Note 3 beats it, you know it, so let's not make this a fan war

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 11:40 2

16. SupermanayrB (Posts: 115; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Depends on if you want a phablet, which, the G2 is not. So the Note 3 might beat the LG Optimus G Pro (which beat the Note 2) but not the G2. But you\'re right, let\'s not make this a fan war.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 19:25 2

25. maccess (Posts: 478; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


but then again he (special4u) said "samsung".. that's mean including the note 3... the word samsung means every phone that samsung made if you clever enough to understand.. btw you just start the fan war boy..

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:45

29. SupermanayrB (Posts: 115; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


It can be taken either way, noob. Obviously you \'90\'s babies weren\'t taught to read between the lines.

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 19:50

32. maccess (Posts: 478; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


your mom is a bitch huh kid?? that's why it seems like you are uneducated kid.. and yes i'm 29 years old baby..

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:10

34. saffant (Posts: 185; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


I'm sorry, but a copycat of a product deserves NO CREDIT. Optimus G pro was identical to the note series thereby rendering it moot as being "better". Unless of course u have no morals :)

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 09:28

41. Jillxz (Posts: 130; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Nope that Note 3 sucks

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 10:48

49. jshan (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


note 3 isnt a phone even .. do u really think that it got the look which we can call "phone" ? no way .. its phablet or tab i guess .. way hard to use as a mobile phone ..samsung just making chaos on mobile industry .. making un nessesaraly big displays .. its good to make good tabs now and then.. i think samsung should give their best piority on the disignes and materials ..

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 11:27

50. saffant (Posts: 185; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


lolwut?

It sold 10mill.. clearly there's a market for it. I suggest you stick to your 4" iToy while the rest of us enjoy our multimedia and productivity tools.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 08:45 5

7. Slammer (Posts: 817; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


I was very close to purchasing this device. The deal fell through due to lack of removable battery. Sorry LG.

Congratulations Samsung S4 for getting my business for the next two years.

In my opinion, removable battery is considered functionality. How can my phone function for me if it is laid up in a service center due to battery issue that I should be able to rectify myself on the fly.

John B.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 09:36 2

12. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


A lot of people still need/want a removable battery, and that\'s their choice. Unfortunately in the US market, the Galaxy line is the lone holdout. HTC, Motorola, Nokia, and now LG have chosen sealed construction. I don\'t think it should be a dealbreaker as long as the batteries hold up for 2 years. I would hope battery tech has improved, but for those who must have a battery door, I hope you like TouchWiz.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 09:34

44. Jillxz (Posts: 130; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


As I stated in an earlier post , the removable battery is on its way of the dinasour. Soon Samsung will go the way of the others and put in non-removable batterier. But one thing all manufacturers should do is put in at leasdt 64 gb of storage and do away with the 16 gb altogether.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 11:35

15. SupermanayrB (Posts: 115; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


To each his own, but the only reason your deal breaker comment makes sense is if you were planning on getting an extended battery. There are button commands that are equivalent to soft resets (battery pulls) & unless your device was totally dead, you wouldn\'t be without it at a service center because you keep your phone until your replacement comes in. Maybe that\'s just my opinion because I work in wireless.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 12:01 1

17. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And those extended batteries have historically been lumpy bricks. Or you buy a second standard battery and carry that around with you and change it partway through the day, which seems inconvenient to me. Or you do like I'm planning and buy a new phone with a 3000+ mAh battery like the Droid Maxx and G2.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 12:34 2

19. Slammer (Posts: 817; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Yes. A lot of people do need and want a removable battery. In fact, numerous polls have more than 50% want or need removable batteries. That is a significant consumer market that manufacturers seem to want to ignore.

My question to you is: What harm is being done to you to have a removable battery? It has never been an issue for over 30 years in phones.The manufacturer excuse is lame.They lay claim that they can make batteries a different design or shape to conform to slimmer body hardware. Yet, Samsung has been able to obtain slimmer bodies than most of its competitors without sacrificing access to batteries.

Since my job requires me to work around batteries, I can vouch that batteries are still a high failure rate. If I had one phone in my twenty seven years of owning them, where the batteries didn\\\'t show signs of significant degradation in holding a charge within two year contracts, I might(and I use that term Might loosely), retune my thinking.

My wife has had TouchWiz on both her previous phones while I have used Sense on my HTCs. I personally don\\\'t get the hate on both these UIs. I like function and accessibility. I like having control over the simplest of items.Removable SD Cards and Batteries is consumer control. Eliminating these features is Manufacturer Control. I will always opt for consumer control. That is what my generation had fought for. This generation seems to accept anything that looks good on the surface yet most always placates manufacturer response to controlling additional revenue and dollars. Afterall, That is the reason for trying to groom the consumers into uncompromising positions. How much money do the battery manufactures or carrier service centers stand to make by forcing consumers into service centers for stupid battery failures? Batteries are prone tro swell and lose considerable charge after 12-18 months of use. Ironic that this happens outside of manufacturer warranty yet within contract periods. Who pays for this?

It not only happens, it happens more frequently than many would like to believe. Most tech geeks consistently and more frequently trade their phones up bypassing these possible issues. But, I can assure you my friend, it is real and it is quite annoying being caught in the middle of nowhere with a dead phone due to shorted batteries.Slipping in a backup battery quickly fixes the issue. Current phones are not immune to shorted batteries. All the resets in the world don\'t fix these issues. Next time screens flicker, go blank or the device just seems to power off even while reading half a charge left, First go to check point is the battery. 85% of the time, Consumers can fix this by replacing the old battery and avoiding filing a needless insurance claim.

I won\'t let experience be overshadowed by savvy marketing.

John B.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 13:18 2

21. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


If that 50% figure were enough to dissuade people from buying sealed phones, I would buy your argument more. I don't pay much heed to polls like that, because the question is being asked in a vacuum. If you then ask if people would prefer a thinner phone or one with a removable battery, you might get a different response.

But it has never stopped people from buying iPhones, so the other companies I listed took their chances. Now we're to the point where having a non-removable battery is so commonplace that PA no longer lists it as a con. Eventually we'll see microSD go away as well. And if Samsung can exploit that market void to their advantage, good for them.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:13

35. saffant (Posts: 185; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Except the Note 3 is slimmer (8.3mm) than the G2 (8.9mm) yet STILL has a removable battery. Riddle me that, smartass.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 09:36

45. Jillxz (Posts: 130; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


I agree.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 13:05 1

20. Slammer (Posts: 817; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Shorted batteries or broken USB ports render a device useless( especially when the battery is embedded. I know people that were able to nurse their phones a few months before end of contract simply by swapping batteries back and forth. This elimates expensive deductables. You, working in wireless, must truly understand this.

John B.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 13:45 1

23. SupermanayrB (Posts: 115; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


The service & repair techniques have improved quite a bit since the days of needing to swap batteries back & forth. Like I said, to each his own. I\'m more of a fan of expandable memory. That\'s what\'s disappointing about both this phone & the MAXX. My RAZR Maxx doesn\'t have a removable battery & it\'s never given me any problems. I just need an SD card slot.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 01:05

38. PowerUser247 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)


I agree. U have the Samsung Galaxy Note II right now and I absolutely love it but the one reason I couldn't buy the LG G2 is because of the lack of removable battery. That's a major selling point for me when purchasing a smartphone. I guess LG forgot to copy one big feature from the Samsung devices...... Lol

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 09:29

42. Jillxz (Posts: 130; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Removable batteries are going to be extinct soon. They are not important with 32plus on board storage.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 17:46

47. rallyguy (Posts: 439; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Same for me. I was seriously looking at the phone until I realized the battery was not removable. I guess I'm sticking with Samsung. What good is a phone if you can't carry it with you because it's plugged in?

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 09:16 3

10. ashisharbola (Posts: 60; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Liking everything about this device :)
Awesome display and features.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 12:03

18. MartyK (Posts: 669; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


How well do LG update their phones on avg?, compare to the others?, any one know?

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 13:32

22. SupermanayrB (Posts: 115; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Once I see this phone & test it out, I\'ll decide between this or the MAXX. Obviously specs wise the G2 would be the logical choice but all of my non-work phones have been Motorola so I\'ll have to see if I can part from Motorola not being my main phone.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 19:25

26. Jillxz (Posts: 130; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


The Droid Maxx HD should be coming around the Holidays I would think. I would rather have the Droid Maxx HD than the Droid Maxx. Just wait a while longer for that , if you don't decide on the G2

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:49

30. SupermanayrB (Posts: 115; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


If HD means it\'ll have a better camera & (hopefully) SD card slot then I\'ll wait. However, I don\'t see Motorola pulling a 2011 again (Bionic in September, RAZR in November & RAZR Maxx in January). Upset a lot of customers. They\'d be nimrods to do that again.

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 09:44

31. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I think you're confused. The Droid Maxx HD was the 720i (ie PenTile) 4.7" device released fall 2012.

The big choice this fall is G2 or Maxx.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:13

36. saffant (Posts: 185; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Or the note 3 or iPhone 5S.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 17:48

48. rallyguy (Posts: 439; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


That's comparing Apples and oranges. No pun intended. :)

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 06:36

28. KashAli (Posts: 102; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


Soon it will be World War 3 of (fan boy/fan girl) fight fight fight!!! morons fighting over smartphone get a life!

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 09:31

43. Jillxz (Posts: 130; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


You are right of course , but I just can't help but fight for my favorites , lol. It's so much fun.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 06:11

46. RCM (Posts: 5; Member since: 24 May 2010)


I bought the G2 Saturday and absolutely love it! The IPS LCD screen is amazing and is visible even in direct sunlight -- something I can't say was true for my last smartphone that had a super AMOLED display. The 3000 mAh battery also is fantastic -- lasted almost 2 full days with "normal" use (with 4G, BT, and wifi on). Very happy with this purchase!

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 05:21

51. cheetah2k (Posts: 737; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Fully agree. I've owned all of the top Q1 2013 phones and this takes the cake of 2013.

I got mine while I was in Singapore - even lined up to get it. My Galaxy S4 has been thrown to ebay!

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