LG G2 sales fall behind expectations: 2.3 million units in 4 months

The LG G2 is one of the most exciting smartphones to launch in the second half of the year, but that excitement seems to have been mostly among reviewers as its sales success is not all that great. The G2 has sold some 2.3 million units in the four months since launch, and that’s way shorter than LG’s initial target of 3 million units for Q3, according to Korean publication Asia Today. In Korea alone, LG’s home market, the company has sold merely 600 000 units, just slightly above the 540 000 units that LG’s last year’s flagship, the G Pro, sold.

These tepid sales of the LG G2 come on the background of huge marketing spending as LG has tried hard to popularize its new flagship among customers. The Holiday quarter - of course - is the most important one, and we’re looking forward to seeing how the G2 performs in this crucial time of the year for manufacturers.

The LG G2 comes with a 5.2-inch display with very small side bezel, so despite having a larger screen it’s virtually the same size as devices like the 4.7” HTC One. It packs the latest 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 system chip with 2GB of RAM, plus it also has one of the best cameras around - a 13-megapixel optical image stabilized shooter that shoots very sharp, pleasing images and smooth 1080p video at up to 60 frames per second. Our LG G2 review explains all the tiny details about this device so make sure to take a look, in case you're hesitating whether you should buy it or not.

source: Asia Today (translated) via Android Beat

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G2
  • 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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69 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I think 'Price' is the main culprit in most of the sales cases except iPhones.

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Not exactly, all high end phones are pretty much the same price so it isn't like one has a leg up on the other. The problem is that they took a risk with a "unique" button placement which isn't exactly too conventional and if people didn't like it, the product will largely fail. Another reason is that there is barely any differentiation when comparing to others with equivalent handsets, so why go with a company that was previously known for bad software and support.

15. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

In my country (prices converted to USD) S4 16 GB - $550 One 32 GB - $562.5 G2 16GB - $575 Only $25 more than S4. Dont think the price is high when its put into perspective.

21. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

The main reasons arr that normal people think it's ugly, uncomfortable with buttons behind and they don't like LG's brand

25. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

ugly? lol S4 is in the legendary ugly phone ever. S3 was ugly in its time but after seeing S4 i think S3 looks gorgeous. lol

41. maherk

Posts: 6773; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Go get your eyes checked hater

53. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Yup check and working fine. Thats why i ditched the S4.

69. yoitsjustin

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

Lmfao you're weird. The S3 looks really ugly. I had an iPhone 4, S3, S4, and LG G2. The S3 was really the ugliest. It was thin sure, but the sides were built strangely and the button was too thin and placed too low. The S4 improved on the looks but the microslim bezel look is the only thing I missed, which I love on my G2

47. phonetekmek

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

What normal person considers it ugly? You may not like the back button placement, but other than that it is a great looking phone. In fact you are the only person I've seen say its not visually pleasing. Even my mom likes it and just picked it upi this last Friday.

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

And this is PA's best phone...

20. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Most people when I recommended this phone they said it's damn ugly, opposite most review.

64. findinghomer

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Sluggish sales doesn't make the phone any less, it just means it wasn't marketed well.

3. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Thats what you get for putting buttons on its back.

8. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

not really

22. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

Nope, that's what you get for going with 16/32gb options and in a lot of regions only the 16gb model is available officially. Not to mention that carriers also sell the 16gb version. You can make phones without storage expension capabilities, but then again you must go with bigger internal storage like 32/64gb. This is my only concern and the main reason that I haven't had my S4 replaced yet by a G2.

30. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

The best move actually.

35. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Knock Knock

37. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

That's the main reason why I was interested in that particular phone. And I'm surprised that nobody did this years ago.

4. abhi12345

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Not every country has unlimited 3g or 4g which leads to people relying on microsd cards and not every country has 24 hours electricity leading to people expecting removable battery. Note 3 is better : 1. 3gb ram 2. bigger screen 3. stylus 4. fastest android phone in the world 5. removable battery. 6. good update record.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Note 3 is the fastest android phone in the world...yet.

11. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

We are talking about a phone. I assume 5.2" is the biggest we can ever go with a phone. So bigger screen is a point of comparison in this case. And by fastest phone you should be referring to the Snapdragon 800. Which both G2 and Note 3 has. I assume by fastest you were meaning to say itss got larger RAM. Yes Note 3 has 3GB ram but that does not make the processor/gpu any faster.

36. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

1. 3gb ram.. Unnecessary really. 2. Bigger screen.. With a bigger form factor, which is a con rather than a pro. 3. Stylus.. A niche, even for the Note 3 fans. 4. Fastest android phone in the world.. Not sure where you got them from, the Nexus 5 boots up faster. 5. Removable battery.. Granted, it's a nice thing to have. 6. Good update record.. The Note 2 and S3 recieved the 4.3 update 2 or 3 days ago.

45. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

My Note 3 boots up in less than 15 seconds...

49. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Then the Nexus 5 boots up in less than that ;)

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

That's what you get for not releasing your phone globally.

7. gmracer

Posts: 24; Member since: May 09, 2013

well i have the nexus 4 and i'm happy, but i would like to have G2 on my hands, the problem no money jajajaajajajaj

9. kbreeze415

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

It also doesn't help that LG is notoriously slow with their updates. Still running 4.1.2 on my g pro.

12. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

The only complain about LG. If only would have make updates faster and supported 2 year old devices it would easily become a superior company than Samsung.

23. kbreeze415

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

I agree, and because of that I will probably never get another lg phone.

26. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

well i just installed Cm 10.2 on my G2 a week back and its great. There is always the dev community who helps you out without even taking any money from your pocket, where as the companies who are taking all the big bucks does the least effort

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