LG G2 for Korea has microSD card slot, removable battery
posted by Nick T. / Aug 11, 2013, 10:04 PM
So what exactly happened with the LG G2 and the microSD card slot we were expecting? Well, that's a perk reserved for Korean buyers, as it now turns out. The Korean LG G2 variant has a removable back cover, behind which are situated its user-replaceable battery and its microSD card slot for storage expansion. However, several trade-offs have been made in order to allow these features to be available. First of all, its battery has a capacity of 2610mAh versus the 3000mAh cell found inside the US-bound LG G2. In addition, the LG G2 sold in Korea will be thicker, albeit only by a quarter of a millimeter.
Long story short, users of the international LG G2 will have no microSD card slot at their disposal, but in exchange will get a battery that's 15% larger. Now feel free to check out an unboxing video showing the Korean LG G2 handset.
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)
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Korean variants of Samsung and LG phones are always better.
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 10:11 PM 11
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Sony is also doing the same thing the Japanese version of the Xperia Z using better screen, infrared, and several other features. I wonder why they give the best specs just to sell in their own countries.
posted on Aug 12, 2013, 1:44 AM 0
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I really like this phone, I can't wait to see the Galaxy Note III compare to this, which will be better, I don't know!
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 10:14 PM 0
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Expensive Wacom digitizer, S-Pen, faster bigger memory, faster NAND Flash, fresher OS, larger more efficient screen, much larger and removable battery, OIS Sony Exmor RS sensor, MicroSD slot, MHL 2.0. As always, the Note model will not only beat it's competition but it's un-house products as well. And if Sammy gets the new Exynos 5 Octa right, we'll have an absolute champ.
posted on Aug 12, 2013, 5:25 AM 0
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Basically the only thing the international variant has is slightly slimmer and a bigger battery by default. The Korean variant has the SD card slot to actually USE a 60 FPS 1080P camera for more than a few hours, will have a bigger battery with a slightly bigger case as an option, and wireless charging as an option. If the Korean variant was in the US, I would pick it up for sure, but with it being the way it is, it's average.
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 11:08 PM 2
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idk what the guy is saying, but his commentary sounds are hilarious, with the singing and side noises. the woman unboxing the phone is kinda strange too as she handled the box and accessories a little rough.
posted on Aug 12, 2013, 1:50 AM 0
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It is unacceptable and frankly unforgivable for companies like LG and Samsung to restrict certain versions of a device to a specific region, in this case not giving customers a choice to take advantage of a storage expansion option as well as a replaceable battery!
posted on May 08, 2014, 4:37 PM 0
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So basically they're saving the good features for home and screwing over the rest of us?This is what you get for outsourcing.All these Asian countries pull this crap. I don't think any other country does this.
posted on Jun 28, 2014, 1:09 PM 0
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