LG, another famous Korean electronics company, is again pushing forward to the smartphone wars with the announcement of their newest and most powerful flagship phone to date – the LG G2 smartphone. Its the second generation and successor of the LG Optimus G (LG’s flagship phone last year) but adapting a new naming convention by totally dropping the ‘Optimus’ branding for all its high-end devices. Let’s see how this device can toss up with the current with other flagship smartphone brands today.
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LG G2 Specs and Design
The LG G2 is undeniably a phone to beat with top notch specs which can definitely compete with other flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z, or the new Moto X. The phone is among the early adopters of Qualcomm’s all new and powerful Snapdragon 800 quad core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz partnered by a generous 2 GB (800Mhz DDR3) of memory. An Andreno 330 chipset is also powering the device for a more robust graphic performance. Speaking of photos and videos, the G2 has a 13 megapixels rear camera w/ LED flash capable of 1080p video capturing plus optical image stabilization (OIS) technology. Below is the complete LG G2 specs:
|LG G2 Smartphone Specs|
|Processor||2.3 GHz Quad-Core MSM8974 Snapdragon 800|
|Display||5.2-inch Tru-HD IPS display (1080 x 1920 resolution, 424 ppi)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Storage (ROM)||16GB / 32 GB|
|Expandable||via microSD card slot (region-specific availability)|
|Rear Camera||13 MP autofocus w/ LED flash|
|Recording||Full HD (1080p) video recording @ 60fps|
|Front Camera||2.1 MP autofocus w/ FullHD video capture|
|Network||GSM, 3G, HSPA+, 4G LTE|
|Connectivity||Wifi, Wifi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS w/ a-GPS, NFC, microUSB|
|Battery||3,000 mAh Li-Ion|
|OS||Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean|
|Dimensions||138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm|
Design-wise, the new LG G2 is fantastic. It’s got a wide full HD IPS screen display measuring 5.2 inches with an almost bezel-less, edge-to-edge design making it look more stunning. It sports 424 ppi (one of the smartphones with the highest ppi) with true 1080p display at 1080 x 1920 screen resolution. It’s also one of the first devices to have the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology protecting its main glass screen. Unlike other usual smartphone, you won’t see any buttons on the side of the G2. Instead, the volume rocker and a customizable button can be found at the back of the phone for a more natural controlling. Also, LG G2 phone cases are widely available to customize based on your style and preference.
LG G2 Features
Apart from its promising specs, the LG G2 also sports a number of great features they termed to be “learned from you”. Personally, I think these features can be achieved using other custom ROMs available out there but it’s good to know that LG has directly incorporated them on the G2’s UI. Below are the LG G2 key features:
- KnockON – knock (tap twice) the screen to turn on and off; doesn’t require you to reach the power button
- AnswerMe – answer call without touch by simply putting the phone to your ear just like answering a traditional telephone
- TextLink – save and organize appointments directly from a text message so you won’t miss anything
- QuickRemote – a universal remote to control all your home electronics without maintaining a lot of remote controls
- Slide Aside – multitasking feature that lets you move freely between different apps all at the same time
- Guest Mode – customize access to your phone (using a custom swipe gesture) to protect your privacy when sharing your phone to others
- Plug & Pop – listen to music, watch videos, play games easily upon as plugging in a headphone
LG G2 Price & Availability
As announced, the LG G2 will be available in two (2) standard colors – Black & White and will be released to over 130 carriers worldwide in the next eight weeks starting from South Korea then followed by North America, Europe, and probably Asia. No unit price has yet been disclosed so we’ll have to wait further in the coming weeks.
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