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LG G2 Review: The Most Powerful and Fastest Smartphone

LG G2 Review Most Powerful and Fastest Smartphone

LG G2 runs on the most powerful and fastest chipset available to us. Optimus G2 has a beautiful screen supported by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display protecting and runs on the latest Android version. But there is something else on LG G2 that will attract most of the people.

LG G2 is of one those devices that brings true hardware innovation for the first time in many years.

The high end smartphones are going bigger by the day and utilizing their hardware keys like Power/Lock/Volume rocker is difficult with those big screen devices. LG has made some innovative approach over enjoying the LG G2 by putting the Lock/Volume Rocker keys on the back on the device. This seems quite weird when you first imagine but if you shake your head a bit it is much easier to manage with smartphone having a 5.2 inch display. Yes it will take some time to get used to it but LG has come with some cool approach with its Optimus G2. We think that the reason behind putting the lock/volume rocker on the back is that your forefinger come automatically where the rear buttons are placed on the Optimus G2 thus making it easier to control.

Some of the Key Features of the LG G2

• Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
• Quad band 3G with HSPA, Penta band LTE cat3
• 5.2 inch 16M color with 1080p True HS IPS Plus and Full HD touchscreen
• Corning D=Gorilla Glass 3 Display Protection
• Quad core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 CPU, 2GB of RAM, Adreno 330 GPU and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset
• Android 4.2.2 JellyBean with Optimus UI
• 13 megapixel autofocus Camera with LED Flasg, Geotagging, Optical Image Stabilization, Intelligent Auto, Time Catch Shot feature, Smart Shutter and VR Panoromas, 1080p video recording @60fps with continuous autofocus, HDR mode, Dual recording
• 2.1MP front camera with 1080p video recording capability
• 32GB Built in Storage with 24GB user available, No microSD
• microUSB port, USB host support, SlimPort TV out
• Bluetooth v4.0, NFC
• WIFI a/b/g/n/ac, WIFI Direct and DLNA
• GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
• 3.5 mm Audio jack
• Voice Commands
• Accelerometer and Proximity sensor
Active Noise Cancellation with dedicated mic
Non replaceable 3000mAh Li-Po battery
IR emitter for remote control support

Unboxing LG G2

LG G2 comes with the standard accessories as other manufacturers add to their smartphones retails box. A/C adaptor with microUSB cable and QuadBeat v2 earphones with a remote that allows to answer calls and volume controls buttons are also included.
The LG Optimus G2 measures 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm, which makes it a millimeter wide but thicker than the Galaxy S4. Optimus GS2 is also 10g heavier than the Samsung Galaxy S4, which is 130g in terms of weight.

Design and Build Quality of Optimus G2

The design language of the LG G2 is much similar to its elder brother Optimus G Pro. But the LG Optimus G2 has much thinner screen bezel and lacks any hardware buttons below the screen as of the Google’s Nexus devices. The front panel of the LG G2 is occupied by the IPS display almost entirely.

According to LG the 5.2 inch True HD IPS Plus 1080p display is the largest a smartphone can get, while still operational with a single hand. The rear buttons and tap to unlock features of the Optimus successor verifies that it is comfortable in daily use of the G2. The Screen of the smartphone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and the non-removable back cover is made up of glossy plastic, which can attract a lot fingerprints. But the LG G2 in white may have less noticeable fingerprints than the back version of the device.

There is nothing to mention on the right side of the LG G2, while on the left there’s a micro-SIM card slot. The top the Optimus G2 have the secondary microphone and IR emitter for remote control functionalities.

Battery Life

The battery tests of the LG G2 shows its endurance at 62 hours, which is great for this size of a smartphone.  It will give you 25 hours of talk time on the 3G. But the test also shows that video playback and web browsing will drain the battery charge after 11 hours of usage.  LG G2 will lasts for two and half days if your use the phone for 1 hour video playback, 1 hour of 3G talks and 1 hour for web browsing each day.

Final Verdict

LG G2 is one of those innovative devices that bring you a different approach for using it on daily basis with its rear controlling buttons. With 13 megapixels of camera, refined Optimus UI and latest hardware on board it surely is great device to have. The difference comes when you noticed that it isn’t like its predecessors. The Optimus G2 is fresh breeze of air for those that are bored from the same designs coming from all the manufacturers again and again. The G2 might be the device that will bring the good old days of the LG. We must say that the Optimus G2 is must have device that is available in the market.

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