LG's mighty new flagship smart phone,, is invading the UK with a killer one-two punch of a Snapdragon 800 processor and a sub-£500 SIM-free price tag.
Online retailer Unlocked Mobiles has the Korean company's newest blower on sale for £490, with a free case that has a useful little window so you can see notifications. The free case is a limited deal, but it doesn't say when it ends. Elsewhere you can bag a G2 on its lonesome for £462 from Handtec or £473 from MobiCity.
If you can't afford that much upfront, you can find two-year contracts from £35 per month (from Three, via Carphone), or £37 per month (from O2) with 4G. Three will launch its 4G service in December, for the same prices as its current 3G deals.
The G2 is a mighty 5.2-inch beast with all the bells, whistles and ribbons you could possibly want. Its specs list reads like a who's who of contemporary popular phone componentry, with Qualcomm's potent Snapdragon 800 the belle of the ball.
This hard-working phone engine is the latest off Qualcomm's production line and is powering very high-end mobiles coming out towards the end of this year. The first we got our hands on was the, a phone our reviewer Andy Hoyle described as the fastest he's ever seen. It's also inside the , which we're eager to run through our gamut of tests, and is rumoured to power Google's new and the too.
Elsewhere, the G2 is similarly high-end, with a Full HD 1080p screen, a 13-megapixel camera capable of recording Full HD at 60 frames per second, a hefty 3,000mAh battery and 4G, for superfast downloads. It also has a fun rocker button on the back, under the camera and its LED flash, that you can use to launch the camera or the note-taking app. In the middle of a call, it lets you adjust the volume easily without taking it away from your ear.
If you're considering a new high-end Android phone very soon, I'd say it's worth waiting a few weeks for the Nexus 5, which is due to be unveiled Nexus 4 was an absolute prime bargain, and I'd expect the Nexus 5 to be similarly well priced.. Its predecessor the
Are you sold on the G2? Or waiting for something less pricey? Have your say down in the comments, or on our high-end Facebook page.