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

148. jaredvillhelm2002

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

VZW's G2 box certainly does NOT contain quadbeat head phones.

149. tehcaucasianasian

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

I'm pleasantly surprised at the lack of iPhone bias in this review. I myself currently have an Optimus G, and this review lacks a few things I am curious of; -The Optimus G runs a little warm (a trend with LG, but they're getting better) so does the G2 light one's hand ablaze? -Are the screen or casing smudgy? I don't like using bought cases, since they increase the size of the handset, so will this be an issue if I upgrade to the G2? -Do the commercials about anti-shakiness in the camera live up to what they claim? -The brightness of the Optimus G is actually a bit more than I expected (50% is too bright for me, i keep it at 20-40%) so is the G2 blinding or a bit more comfortable for sensitive eyes? -Are the earbuds actually that bad? I don't mind inserting headphones into my ears, but would it bother even those who prefer in ear headphones over others? It would be nice to see your opinion on some of these things, if not all. Thanks again for not kissing Apple's butt this time around, by the way

151. jaredvillhelm2002

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

No they run very cool in your hand. Ironic that you ask this when I commented this to my gf today.

150. klagoosh

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

For now, I'm not seeing anything to make me want to upgrade from my GIII. Apart from the horrid otter box available for it, it's a great phone. I will keep watching and comparing on this site and BestRateDigital.com . Somebody will convince me, eventually! Maybe if it will serve me coffee on demand... lol

153. samsoiph

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

What a shockingly bad review. The LG has horrid build quality, poorly placed buttons. Same goddamn camera as every other phone which buy their exmor's from sony. Copy cat Samsung UI. Poor speakers (xperia z has an excuse, since its waterproof). Decent battery life granted, but not removable (HTC one has an excuse because of its immaculate build and sony does because its water proof), no micro SD. It is just a mediocre phone with a decent screen and good chipset. Xperia Z1 and note 3 still get my vote over this...

154. tehcaucasianasian

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

I smell an Apple fanboy here. The G2 is probably not the best smartphone in the world, but it's pretty darn good. The build quality is perfectly fine, a plastic body doesn't mean the phone is garbage. The HTC Evo phones such as the 4G LTE were mainly plastic, but they were basically the biggest step for phones, still smooth and fast today. Plastic doesn't mean a phone is bad, that is your opinion. In terms of the camera, yes: a 13mp camera is common, but I can three flagship phones with different ones, like the HTC One and it's 4 megapixel camera. Not every phone is 13mp, and it also has OIS so pictures will always come out clear. The G2 actually has one of the better cameras on a smartphone today, so your claim of the "same" camera is actually wrong. For the UI, many things were borrowed from Samsung, but the features were edited and work better in a lot of cases, and LG's Optimus UI is basically the most customizable version of Android there is. It could actually be considered the best, and if it isn't the best its still pretty good. The G2's screen is actually one of the absolute beat screens on ANY smartphone, being a nice size and great quality. Full HD and over 400 pixels per inch. You just don't want to admit the screen is amazing. The battery can actually last multiple days of moderate to heavy usage, I wouldn't call that decent, when iPhones can't even last 12 hours. The lack of SD expansion is a disappointment, but to make the phone so thin and light yet still have a screen over five inches in size, certain things had to be sacrificed. Your comment about the G2 was horribly biased and untrue, just keep using your sub-par iDevices and quit trashing the better tech

155. DatabaseMX

Posts: 19; Member since: May 27, 2009

"The LG G2 doesn't amaze with its sound quality during calls. Actually, it's about average at best" Then it deserves a 1 star review. WTF ? Last I checked, the word 'phone' (implying phone calls) is still in the description ... ie smartPHONE. And *please* ... in these reviews (and the spec sheet) - Please indicate if the battery is ... removable! Some of us actually care. Battery spec 1 spec 2 Removable: Yes (or No) and so on .....

156. karimka

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 13, 2014

hi All, I bought this phone 1 month ago. Dropped it once from 50 cm high. LCD completly destroyed!! I never had such issues with my previous mobile(samsung s4). just for information, the lg g2 lcd is very weak...............

161. davidlima22

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I need your help people: How and where I can root my G2? I have the D806 version, thanks.
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