LG shows off yet another beautiful device. LG G2 comes in to break ties between the others who love their GS4 or HTC One. But is it good enough? We shall answer this question in this review. I like what LG did with Optimus Pro and the G2 is just a step further actually you can’t even compare the awesomeness of G2 with Optimus Pro.
The device structurally looks really simple. The best thing they have done is reduced the bezel size so as to give it that same height yet be able to increase the display size. Weighing 142g it is a relatively lighter in your hands and in your pockets against other phones. I do not like the built quality of the back much, it strikes me as a less protective plastic prone to great number of scratches. The front looks much better and lovable. One thing they have done differently is provide all their buttons at the back instead of the sides and tried to make the phone even thinner.
This display will really mesmerize you. It scales 5.2 inches and is full HD 1080p and if you can do the math against the 1920×1080 pixels of resolution, it gives you 424ppi. It is now standard you see, GS4 has it, the Xperia Zs have it, HTC One and so on. So what makes this display wow? For starters, the colours are really brilliant and can match the beauty of the HTC One’s display, which I consider the best. Viewing angles are thankfully great on this display. It’s the True IPS+ LCD capacitive touchscreen. The more you challenge it, the better it performs, no kidding.
Even though LG G2 has a 13MP camera, it does not really impress me. I look at the shots I get from iPhone 5S and the GS4 or the 1020 Lumia, the G2 can’t really match them. The image stabilization is an integral part and lets you shoot in low light by giving more exposure time and reducing the blur with that technology. The 2.1 MP front camera takes amazing photographs too. It can automatically illuminate background for better video call quality. Both the cameras record 1080p full HD video.
LG G2 runs on the Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The UI offers really small tweaks. You don’t need to reach for the power button to turn on/off the display, a double tap on the display shall do that for you. Use your 3 fingers to save an app running and multitask doing the same. These are just small and simple things that will help you. Apart from this, nothing really ground breaking on the software side. Overall, the UI is simple and looks great but mainly works even better.
This phone is coming with a lot of firepower, with 2.2GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 800; it is a beast of a phone. It can fuel your apps so fast and so effectively, the lag is almost not there. We can’t answer the durability question here. With 2GB of RAM, it surely can do multitasking too. You do not have an option of SD card. The memory can be chosen from 16GB or 32GB. It has NFC and Bluetooth.
The LG G2 is a great phone. Will I prefer it over HTC One or GS4? Maybe, but most likely not. I am probably biased. But the LG G2 can give you beauty and all the amazing perks for a similar price and great quality. It is right there with the HTC One and GS4. Actually it is a tad faster than both of them but practically, not much of a difference.
LG G2 comes for Rs. 40,299
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 / 850|
|Status||Available. Released 2013, September|
|BODY||Dimensions||138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm (5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||143 g (5.04 oz)|
|DISPLAY||Type||True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inches (~424 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 2|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Dolby mobile sound enhancement|
|Internal||16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|DATA||GPRS||Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps|
|Speed||HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 21 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort), USB On-the-go, USB Host|
|CAMERA||Primary||13 MP, autofocus, LED flash, check quality|
|Features||Simultaneous video and image recording, geo-tagging, face detection, optical image stabilization, HDR|
|Video||Yes, 1080p@60fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., video stabilization, check quality|
|Secondary||Yes, 2.1 MP, 1080p@30fps|
|FEATURES||OS||Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– SNS applications
– MP4/DviX/XviD/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/AC3/WMA player
– Photo viewer/editor
– Document viewer
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 790 h (2G) / Up to 900 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 16 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 17 h 30 min (3G)|