LG G2

The Good The LG G2 has a top-of-the line processor, an expansive screen, and a powerful camera that's lightning-quick.

The Bad The handset's rear control buttons take time to get used to, its new software features are buried and unintuitive, and there's no microSD card slot.

The Bottom Line If you're willing to live with some minor design compromises, you can't go wrong with LG's ultrafast G2 workhorse.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 9.0
  • Performance 9.0
8.4 Overall

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Review

Blazing-fast performance is an Android standout

LG has yet to usurp either Samsung or Apple as leading mobile giant in the US, but that hasn't stopped the company from outdoing itself with its new flagship device, the G2.

Dropping the "Optimus" moniker to shake off a humdrum mass-market image, LG hopes to elevate the handset to a more premium plane somewhere beyond its predecessor. The company may have stumbled a bit while hyping up its new marquee phone, but when it comes to the G2 itself, it's a definite heavyweight contender.

The G2, for example, was the first globally available device to boast Qualcomm's lightning-quick Snapdragon 800 processor. It's also equipped with an expansive 1080p display and 13-megapixel camera. LG's strange placement of the G2's power and volume buttons on its backside takes some getting used to, but doesn't ruin the experience. Indeed, with its beastly specs and ultrafast processor, LG is definitely putting its gloves on for this smartphone battle.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand LG
  • Service Provider not specified
  • Diagonal Size 5.2 in
  • Weight 4.97 oz
  • Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass, gyro sensor, gesture
  • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
  • Additional Features Android Beam, Answer Me function, DLNA Certified, Dual Camera function, Dual Recording, Face Unlock, Guest Mode function, KnockON, Live Zooming function, QSlide function, QTranslator function, QuickMemo function, QuickRemote function, Screen capture, Slide Aside function, Smart Screen function, TTY compatible, Text-to-Speech (text recognition), VuTalk function, Wi-Fi Miracast, Zerogap technology, infrared remote control, multitasking, sharing media via DLNA, software updates FOTA (Firmware Over The Air)
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