LG G2, the new flagship by LG has grabbed the attention of quite a few smartphone lovers. The smartphone has found competition in HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. The phone that was introduced in August at a New York City event has a 13 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, thin bezels, a 5.2″ FullHD screen and is also lightweight.
The bezel surrounding the phone’s display is minimal; also there are no physical keys on the front panel. The 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera and the sensor array are located above the display. The device is plastic all around, and gives the experience of an edge to edge display. The back panel has a two-tone fiber-like design beneath the glossy finish.
The processor is a 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. According to LG, the G2 is the first device in the U.S. to offer the Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.
The LG G2 is available in Black and White colour variants. It is available with 16GB or 32GB of storage but is not expandable.
The G2 comes loaded with Android 4.2.2 and a ton of other LG G2 features to include: QSlide, Slide Aside and Clip Tray.
QSlide: allows you to run multiple apps on top of each other, such as watching a video clip on top of an email you’re working on.
SlideAside: allows you to jump back and forth across open apps more easily, instead of going back a bunch of times or hitting the home button to reopen the app. Use three fingers to swipe left and swipe again to the right to get to your recently opened apps.
Clip Tray: takes your recent copied images, files them into one gallery for easy organization, and then send those pictures in an email, message or document. Certainly helps you from jumping around from app to app to get the right content.
The most talked about feature of the G2 is the button placement, as you must have observed in the TV commercials there are no buttons on the sides like most smartphones — instead, power and volume rocker buttons are placed on the rear panel near the camera lens.
As LG spokesperson said that the buttons are placed in the most ideal place, right where your index finger rests while you hold the phone. Battery life is another surprise with the G2 — it should easily last even heavy users a day and a half on a full charge.
If a large size phone, with high performance plus a battery that will outlast your busiest days is your preference, then LG G2 can be a good choice for you.