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

74. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

It doesn't look any better than the S4, in fact it looks even more meh, imho. Props to LG for making the bezels so thin, but they should've given it a bit more personality. Funny how people cheer for the underdog, when the S4 came out everyone complained about the plastic and called it "s**t", "plastic cr*p", "cheap"...

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"...that doesn't require you to make love with your ears in order to get some decent bass." Ray, Ray...your se-ual innuendos are getting more and more obvious, lol.

77. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Yeah, I think he has an apple in the ear fetish...

14. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

best of lg

15. yasir-921

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Ray S, yo why lacking a video review, camera interface?

19. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

They usually add the video later, check in a couple hours (or minutes, I don't know...)

59. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Don't think Ray had any sleep since he got the device haha. I know how much of a headache putting a simple video review together is, any he's been tapping that G2 I bet for 36 hours straight. Give him time gents.

66. yasir-921

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

ok sir!

17. yasir-921

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

This review now akes me want LG G2 so baaaaaddddd............ LGs definitely selling more than 10M units!

47. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

You just put one zero too much. "LGs definitely selling more than 1M units!"- here I made it for you No matter of the exitinig reviwes of all the iMedia. Same case, like HTC One brick.

62. yasir-921

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

No man, what is mentioned may be less. This is going to be a break thru for LG. its the most anticipated phone of 2013!

65. yasir-921

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

You're statement is completely wrong. Even the Optimus Vu managed to sell more than 1M units!

18. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I think you guys shouldn't have reviewed this phone because that LG is not a final product, right? Anyways, I am impressed with this phone! LG has done big improvements. The benchmarks are underwhelming considering that it is an SD800 but real life performance matters.

21. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

WOW!! a 9.4 AND the awesome result of this camera.....on a LG phone?? unbelievable :D

26. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Wow, now I can't wait for the G3 :D

28. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

No SD support, no swappable battery - no win . Next please. Samsung shouldn't worry at all. . By the way S4 is with great unbeatable Super AMOLED, and thin bezels too.

33. pooop

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

While, agreed, the lack of microSD card slot and swappable/removable battery is definitely a letdown, your next two points are definitely ones that are in the G2's favor at the moment. The G2's bezels are smaller (and I'm actually unsure of the display; of course, I haven't seen the G2's in person yet).

44. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

swappable/removable battery is definitely a letdown??? WTF? Even with big battery it happen often to drain out just when we need it most. Or long traveling. (Or forget to charge it at night). Than, you can just can swap it with fully chaged one. An the other to put on dock charger , to wait ready for you.(definitely a letdown? ROTFL) Yes, the G2's bezels might be smaller(must see it), but S4 are sick thin on the side, too. I've seen S4 display- it's amazing. Samsung a the best LCD display maker on the World (ask Apple), but they put AMOLED on the most high-end devices. Have you asked yourself- WHY?

55. pooop

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

First off, let's reread my sentence, why don't we? :) "While, agreed, the lack of microSD card slot and swappable/removable battery is definitely a letdown," "The lack of ... is definitely a letdown" "Lack of...letdown." Do you understand now? I love swappable/removable batteries and microSD card slots. It's hard to make the choice of the G2 with my current device which has both of those, a great processor, a great design, and a QWERTY keyboard -- everything I need. It's something of a stepdown. Second, I believe the focus was that the bezels were smaller :) No need to bring in the fact that the S4 is in fact thinner. And I have seen the S4's display, but I can't judge whether or not it's better than the G2 till I've seen the G2's myself.

36. yasir-921

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S4 performs worst in low lights! Having 32 GB internal doesn't let the need of external sd cars arise! Samaung Nature UI is now old and bore. S2, N1, S3, N2, S4 and now N3 all are same except for few technological changes! S4 has no 360° panorama to date and its normal panorama is of only 5MP. We all are now witnessing the history, I.e downfall of Samsung

46. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

"Having 32 GB internal doesn't let the need of external sd cars arise!" Not at all. SD can be used also to transfer data. Or you can take with you 64GB SD with , HD movies, games, other data on your trip or vacantion. LG G2 wil be forgoten in 2 weeks. I can bet on it. No SD support, no swappable battery - no win .

64. yasir-921

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

iphone has neither removable battery nor a micro sd card. htc one hasn't got either options. are these phones "no win"?

92. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

LOL. Do not mix iphone and HTC One . Apple have army of zombies that buy logo. HTC have not zombies. That's why HTC One (the sealed brick)will end like HTC One X(sealed brick) , last year. No matter how mach the iMedia pump it.

32. papss unregistered

All but looks make this the phone to beat... I simply love this phone.

37. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Now to wait for the Xperia Z1 review before I can decide.

41. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Very nice phone especailly but lack of sd card is deal breaker for me.

42. egbtmagus

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Your review is a joke, You have had the device for a day and are already reviewing it? Are you not going to actually use it and see how the device feels with extended use? And how can you do a product review on something that's not final? You stated yourself that the software in the device is non finalized and not retail, you can't review it then as a retail product. That's like a game reviewer reviewing a beta build of a game. This is just PA wanting to get more hits by getting the first review out... Oh and funny that a device with a better camera, better battery, better CPU/GPU and more internal storage available to the user scores only .1 better than its direct competitor...

43. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Nice to see another choice for the Android brotherhood. Currently have a Note 2 but that does not make me a Samsung fanboi. I just love to see competition work before our eyes. Looks like the iPhone 5s will not be in the top 2 this year. 1. Note 3 2. LG G2 or 1. LG G2 2. Note 3 Really depends on the mood I'm in.

51. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Or the size of your hands at a particular moment.

45. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

The website has often had posts sponsored by LG, hasn't it? I don't wish to create any troubles but even the review is a 'Ray S.' one.
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