LG G2 Review

Life hasn't been so good for LG recently, at least when it comes to the smartphone market. In the last couple of years, the company has rolled out a number of high-end, flagship phones that haven't really managed to make a dent. Do you remember the Optimus 4X HD? The Optimus G? The G Pro? OK, the manufacturer scored a sweet deal with Google for the Nexus 4, though everyone knows that the Nexus 4 is anything else but a money-maker...
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159 Comments

22. lee480 unregistered

The G Pro didn't touch S4's sales. The Z did. What makes you think it will be different? Wipe your anti Sony crap here.

48. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

G Pro was aimed at the Note II hence the 5.5" screen. The Z affected the S3 and the S4? Lol I'll have whatever you're smoking because it really didn't. Get that pro Sony crap out of here.

23. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

"Z1 and G2 are going to kill the S4"...... NEVER. With no SD support, and no swappable battery , all the Samsung rivals will just take the crumps.

25. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yeah, because those are OBVIOUSLY the two things consumers are clamoring for...

31. pooop

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

Actually, for some people, those things are really important. Sure, if the devices have 32GB of storage, most can be fine without the microSD card slot, but being able to remove your battery or replace it if it gets damaged or something is a nice feature. Nowadays, it's a given, unfortunately. Would love to have that back, but the G2's stolen me with everything else that is great about it (especially the 32GB of storage which should tide me over for 2 years).

34. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yeah, for "some people," but I wouldn't argue that Samsung's mainstream success has been due to its removable batteries and SD slots. (Shout-out to me for starting two comments with "yeah"!)

159. the.masters

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 08, 2014

Yes for the s4 battery is a big problm g2 no prob at all so y do i need to remove it

70. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Agree don't thinks it's something the average consumer are clamouring for but I think when they do go into a shop and say they are looking at a phone with those 2 features and a phone without it, they do take it into consideration especially if a sales person say you can add more memory for x amount or will give you a 16gb SD card for free etc, I think the average consumers might consider when it's sold to them that way. I see so many ads saying finds with free 32gb card lol my s4 cane with a free 32gb card so even though a customer might not want it, I think they might like the idea.

80. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The G2 and some random Sony phone aren't going to be killing Samsung lol. The sales will reflect this and that's all that matters.

139. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Not really they're not. The avearge consumer couldn't care less about an sd card slot and a removable battery.

146. xmusicianguy

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 13, 2011

I came from the Motorola Maxx HD. So I had a MASSIVE battery (non removable) and a HORRIBLE camera. To a Galaxy S4. Now I have 2, 2600 mAh batteries and an external Samsung charger. I do have to swap them durning the day sometimes. But because 1 is charging while the other is being used then I NEVER have to charge the phone itself. Now that's a downside if the phone is doing something I don't want to power it down for. But I love it compaired to the Motorola. I can see this G2 is knocking Samsung off their block. I'm not loyal to Samsung. But seeing the design of the G2 they could have made a battery removable.

39. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Xperia Z and Z1 both have sd card

49. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

But no removable batteries, which almost everyone I know seems to care about.

58. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The last time I remember seeing "removable batteries" being marketed in any meaningful way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq7Gv40e4Lk I'm not saying people don't care, but I'd bet it's not a deal-breaker for most people. Maybe if Sammy brought that commercial back now it would be a different story. People tend to want what companies advertise.

90. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

I would like (because you are big fish somehow) , to see Samsung to make next GS and Note, without SD support and non-swappable battery, and then to see how much will sell. LOL.LOL.LOL You guys are brainwashed .

122. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I used to care about removable batteries... but trading phones in less than 2 years make that unnecessary... also ask apple users if they care? they still are a great deal of people... I care more about microSD support than remobable battery... last time I bought a secondary battery was for my blackberry 4 years ago.

133. mobilespecs.pk

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

Samsung have another weapon comming Galaxy Note 3. Which outclasses every smartphone in the world

106. abrahavt

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Actually the Z1 has the same specs as this G2 and also has an SD card . The Z1 also has a camera with a bigger sensor (better low light pics) (newer and bigger sensor than the S4 and G2). If their Bravia screen is as good Sony could take over the throne of the best Android phone. We should know in a couple of days.

53. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Don't, get this or pray to the Lord Almighty for the G2 to get Nexus'd.

5. sensefirst

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

looks very nice. Good specs too

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This just proves a phone doesn't have to be completely glass in order to achieve a high score. I give props to LG, this phone is a beast phone, and definitely deserves it.

9. ghassangs7

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

This phone is crazy with uninspired design!

13. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Well, I wouldn't say the back-buttons are uninspired, I'm just not sure they were inspired correctly. I love the amount of customization LG allows with its UI, but I still hate how cartoon-y it looks. It's not 2009 any more, LG: http://www.phonearena.com/phones/LG-Pop-GD510_id4018

24. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Agree it does look cartoonish... UI should look modern like WP,Android UI these cartoonish UI is kinda old and bored the main reason i switched to WP is its UI i think its fantastic modern unique lookin good job by MS. hope LG also alter it to something close to stock.

63. Feanor

Posts: 1366; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I agree. This seems to be a fantastic smartphone but the design is really cheap, both the hardware and the UI. If the Xperia Z1 is 80% as good a smartphone as the G2, I will go for the Sony, because it looks so much nicer and more expensive.

152. actuallyknowathingortwo

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

are you kidding???? have you not seen ios7 yet? if you think this looks cartoony check out the joke ios7 and apple are still playing on everyone! releasing a NEW iphone 5c with 1 year old specs and a 5s with a fingerprint scanner thats gonna "revolutionize" phone security. im happy another phone company besides samsung is actually improving there phones over the old models. and to anyone questioning whether or not the buttons on the back feel awkward or are misplaced.... they arent. they feel just right and actually make sense.

27. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Also, camera-humps are one thing... but rear-button humps...? Is it too much to ask for a flush back from a company that isn't Apple or Sony? LG got so close, their camera lacks any kind of hump, and they blow it like this?!

30. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Rear-button hump is to 'protect' the camera lens....

35. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

And to accrue noticeable wear-and-tear from the pressure that's being placed on a tiny surface-area.

57. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Completely flat back scratches like super-eary, to the point of Google adding extra bump dots to the Nexus 4. There's nothing wrong with the back buttons if it actually feels easy in the hand - which is I'm eager to test - plus you can double tap to lock or unlock, so you won't really use the power button.
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