Available on Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T, the G2 is LG's latest flagship device. The Korean phone company introduced the device today, during a New York press event.
One of the phone's novel features is the location of its key buttons. The volume rocker and the sleep/power button are now housed on the backside.
The G2 features a massive 5.2-inch, 1080p IPS LCD display that has 423ppi and runs edge-to-edge with against the bezel.
Despite its large display, however, the phone manages to be remarkably thin and light. Indeed, its profile measures just over 8mm thick.
The device ships with Android 4.2.2 and includes your common stock of Google apps like Gmail, YouTube, and Messenger.
Though already seen in previous high-end LG handsets like Optimus G Pro for AT&T, the G2 features multi-tasking for a small number of apps (like the calculator and calendar).
To unlock the handset, users can simply double tap the touchscreen. Tap twice again to put it back to sleep.
Another tool called Cliptray lets you save text and use it in a later time.
Guest Mode is a privacy protection setting that launches when a guest unlocks your phone with a different pattern.
Powering the G2 is a 3,000mAh battery and a 2.26GHz quad-core processor. It is the first globally available handset to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU.
The phone's 13-megapixel camera features dual-recording and camera modes for both cameras, as well as an 8X digital zoom.
Additional shooting modes include panorama, beauty shot (which softens and blurs lighting for vanity shots), and burst shot.
Users will also get standard photo editing options like differerent white balances, colors effects, and geotagging.