LG G2 User Reviews
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A Great Phone, Even in 2015
JakeH has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Got my G2 used on Ebay for a little under $200, lightly used and unlocked. For the money, it is an excellent phone. If you are looking for a budget smartphone, i'd highly recommend this one. The phone may be almost 2 years old, but the battery performance, UI and camera are all comparable to today's flagship smartphones. The button configuration(buttons are on the back of the phone) and all plastic design are its only drawbacks otherwise, the G2 is an excellent smartphone
Just don't drop on the front....
sip1995 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Great device from LG, but as i said on the title....drop drop it, cuz the screen is super frangile if it fall down. But after all is very cheap now and it will also get the android 5.1.1 update, which is a "plus".....for me at least.
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G2 the best phone for power user and photography...
Gtranushka has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The best mobile device ever i have seen. you don't need to carry a camera with you when you have a G2. it never dissapoints me. excellent display with last longing battery. i can survive at least 2 days with 7 hours screen on time. it's lightning speed. Rear key is really usefull. + knock code
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aco96 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I bought this phone 6 months ago. It's an amazing device with nice price. I love thin bezels and buttons position. I use it for gaming, music, instagram, browsing and everything works perfectly smooth. I only dislike front camera which is awful, much worse than one on my previous phone (Samsung ATIV S).
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cristianer has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Had it for less than a year and it's fantastic. Nothing to envy to S4, and way cheaper in my country. I miss the xenon flash from N8, but I can handle it.
The display is excellent, internet and reception too. Speakers not so good but it's ok.
Great internals, hate the plastic.
ivanprskalo has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
My title says it all, but again I need just to tell people how I feel that internal quality of the phone extremely differs form its finishing, form its looks and feel in hand.
G2 is speedy phone, no lags whatsoever, great battery life, many times I manage to squeeze two days of normal usage, especially on 4.2.2. When I updated to 4.4.2. KitKat - things with battery life turn to worse, and I didn't like whole white status bar so recently I downgraded to Jelly bean and I am again pleased with battery life of my phone.
Screen is absolutely awesome, there's no need to spend many words on it. It would be nice that auto-brightness is done better. That is on JB and KK, but on JB is more to my taste..
I am disappointed only by weak speaker and sometimes reception (on KitKat). I hate the thing that phone switches to 2G network when there is one, two and sometimes three bars of 3g or H+. I should mention that I HAVE D801 variant, so that may have to do with some of my issues..
Overall I'm very, very satisfied with the phone, with it's all capabilities (especially with camera, UI speed, battery, screen...) Only thing that I don't like is plastic, especially on the back. Phone feels cheap, and looks cheap when just sitting on the table and when picked up...
I guess here goes: There is more to G2 than meets the eye...
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Used it for 1.5 years.
SirYar has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
The phone was and still is pretty great. The display, battery and price are it's biggest selling points, while the bad construction quallity, mediocre speakers and no expend-ability hold it back.
The Snapdragon 800 may be outdated by now, but it's still more than capable for any task these days, even playing games. The apps work well, with very little (if any) stuttering or delays.
The phone has a very strong ROM community on xda, which is great for people who want to experiment with different ROMs. Rooting the phone is fairly easy as well.
It's not the best, and aged quite a lot, but I would still recommend it over any mid-range phone at this price point.
Best phone of 2013
SmartPhoneSpirit has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
In my opinion,the LG G2 is the best smartphone launched in 2013.It sports the Qualcomm snapdragon 800 which is one of the best processors even in 2014,along with 2 gigs of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.The unique feature is the back-power on/off configuration,which,in the beggining i thought it was a bad idea,but now i think it is awesome.Before the LG G2,i had the SAMSUNG GALAXY S4,which i loved it too.But it had lag..I have had no lag since i bought it.I want to upgrade to LG G3 next month(july 2014).
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Report
g2 is super mobile
Anarsosoroo has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I just say perfect. I use lg g2 f320l. It's Korea vertion. It have sc slot and removal battery. One little bad things is battery. It's lower than international vertion. Display is so amazing.5.2" display is so comfortable. And design is so so so amazing.
Close to perfection
antonioli has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The phone is a beast. It's close to perfection except the microsd slot that is missing. You will like everything: display, battery, the size with thin bezels, the camera with OIS. The price is also very good and I'm sure that people who buy don't regret.
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Exceeded my expectations
genkidama20 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Coming off of a Samsung GS3, this is a huge upgrade. Obviously it performs better and has better battery life, so I'm not going to go into all of that since it's trivial stuff and it's also been proven over and over again on the internet. What I do want to point out is that the build quality is absolutely amazing. It doesn't feel cheap or flimsy like my old GS3. It's a well built phone. I have not dropped mine yet, but I have put a slim TPU case on it which does a great job of protecting it.
The power button and volume buttons in the back actually aren't as bad as people make it out to be. In fact, I'm pretty used to it now. I love the double-tap to wake feature and actually use that more than I do the power button.
And LG's Android skin is awesome compare to Samsung's TouchWiz. I like it a lot better because it's more flexible and customizable. It also just looks better. And in the app store, there are some free LGHome skins that make your UI look like stock Android.
Call quality and voice clarity is average. Speakerphone quality and volume are also just average. So, as a phone for making calls it does what it needs, but doesn't necessarily excel in this area.
Pretty good on paper...
Neo_Huang has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
...but mine sucked. I guess I had a defective model. The battery lasted for two days about half of the time, but often it would experience a sudden drain of about 50 percent after one hour of surfing the web. Also, sometimes, as soon as I unlock the phone, it restarts and repeat that process several times. Apps often crash, even though I had about 1.5 Gigabytes of RAM free. Finally, the build quality is very bad. I left it in my locker and it became horribly scratched. I fell out of my pocket once and the touchscreen became insensitive. Applying even the slightest pressure on it makes it creak.
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sarge77 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This phone is great fast great battery, have a few small things one is the number scheme on pictures been therr before with this style cam00001 just hoping when i move pics to to pc that the number scheme doesnt start over because it will cause conflict with other picd which will result in an overwrite which sucks.
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Top of the line...but don't drop it.
Bukatorade has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The hardware specs are all you can ask for in a phone today. Most impressed with battery life. Very fragile though. You need to buy a case for this phone. I think 32GB of storage is enough for me, but maybe not for everyone.
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This is a great phone
Garmac has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This LG G2 replaces my Nexus 5. Even though I really liked Kit Kat and the look and feel of the Nexus 5, the G2 is really a step above. I especially like the better screen, the knock-on feature to wake the device up, the IR blaster that I use when I can't find my remote and love the battery life. This device will even get better when it gets the kit kat update in a few weeks. Also I like the fact that it supports more bands than the nexus 5. I will be able to use it on T-Mobile 700 Mhz LTE when they activate it later on...
Impressed me so much, got me to change my anti-phablet minset and buy it!
tx2ma has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I took advantage of the new Verizon Edge program to get rid of my issue-laden and annoying Droid RAZR M. Realizing my options for a smaller,high-end phone were few and far between, I decided to see what was out there. I was originally going to hold off and see what HTC's and Samsung's next "mini" flagships looked like, but I saw the LG G2 (VS980) and ended up loving it.
No need to elaborate here, since my comments are all in the ratings below. But for me, a diehard smaller smartphone fanboy, to be won over by a giant flagship phone, is pretty impressive. This is a great product. You can tell LG gave it all for this one. The best feature, in my opinion, is the amount of user customization that can be done. Keyboard skins, lock screen, home screen, text message themes, overall themes -- way more than any smartphone I've heard of so far.
I'm not saying it's the best but it's in the top 1!
iamovie has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Best all round phone, Other flagship devices have their drawback...this has the least. It's big but not 2 big, amazing camera, optical image stabilization, BEST BATTERY LIFE, the display is beautiful, it's fast...not once has it shown any sign of lag...it's just amazing.
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Eureka LG!!! ..THE BEST PHONE OF 2013
speedsypher has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Yes!!, they did it ..lg is really manufacturing some awesome smartphones since 2012..this wins my best smartphone of the year ..its great at almost everything..go grab yours quickly if you haven't already!!!
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Report
Like the phone...But!!
mrvid has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I couldn't wait for this phone to come out! But after using it for awhile, I really dislike the power and volume buttons on the back of the phone! I've had the phone since it was released, but just can't get use to the rear buttons!! But other than that it's an excellent phone!
3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Report
trying to copy sammy
varunrawal has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Firstly how does phone arena give it 9.4?Its call quality is ok,its camera is just too hyped up,the phone design and material is so 2010,battery is around 4 hrs on reg use and lastly it doesn't have expandable memory only 23.7gb usable??
5 out of 107 people found this review helpful.Report
Best phone I ever had.
dgjr7 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
You'll get use to the back buttons and find them usefull. Very fast phone. The is my first android phone. My wife has the note 3 but I like the G2 better. If Battery life is important to you buy this phone.
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Report
way much better than GS4
samsungIScopycat has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
i purchased this phone for my brother and i used it for just few days but im sure everybody can figure it out this phone is way much better than any other android phone as well. good position for button and display is way much better than samsung super amoled.
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Was alright, but had issues
wilder782 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I had it for about 6 months. The build quality was alright but it was all glossy plastic which looked and felt cheap. The buttons on the back were awesome though. The screen was very good and bright. The camera was very bad though, the worst ive had on a smartphone. The UI was also very very ugly.
LG G2 Review
BlackGeorgie has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
The really good things are UI speed and Battery, but you can expect a lot of problems with call quality, problems with microphone and speakers. The good solution is volume up/down key at the back side.
Great phone but I had this one issue..
persona5 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
It's a really good phone, but I had this one issue where it cannot read my SIM card no matter what I do with it, I couldn't receive calls or text messages or use my data if it cannot read it. Though, it is a rare problem for this phone and I would still recommend it.