The LG G2 is a new flagship smartphone first released by LG in September last year. Featuring some of the most powerful smartphone processors currently as well as a large battery, along with LG’s customization options and heavily-customized UI, the G2 is set to compete with Samsung’s high-end Galaxy Note 3 as well as the Sony Xperia Z1.
The LG G2 has removed the Optimus name from the G2 so as to ensure that the G2 appears more premium than its predecessors, but the G2 also packs a host of other features that make it stand out. The G2 runs on the latest 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, which promises an absolutely lag-free experience, even when running the most demanding games and apps in the Play Store. The Adreno 330 GPU that complements the fast CPU is no slouch as well, and the GRAM (Graphics RAM) in the G2 so as to allow for better performance and improved battery life. Battery life on the G2 is very good as well due to the 3000 mAh battery.
The LG G2 also features a enormous 5.2 inch IPS LCD display which offers a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a resulting pixel density of 423, so images turn to be both crisp and clear. It is also brighter than the HTC One’s display as well as its predecessor, the G4. The highlight about the display, however, is the bezel which has been heavily reduced in size to 0.1 inch thick. The display can also be used with gloves and is sensitive to touch input.
LG has also introduced QuickWindow cases for the LG G2,which is similar to Samsung’s S View Cover, and a small touchscreen window will appear that allows a small clock to be displayed along with other system notifications without having to open the cover fully. Software features include the built-in IR remote function, which allows control of TVs and air-conditioners, Slide Aside, Clip Tray which allows easy copying of details and text across applications, as well as QuickMemo, LG’s custom note-taking application. The QSlide feature also allows multitasking across overlaid application windows such as the calculator and browser, etc.
Overall, the LG G2 is an excellent smartphone, and a example of LG’s best products’ to date. The large and vibrant display allows for easy viewing of videos and games alike and the enormous raw processing power from the Snapdragon 800 makes the G2 a hard deal to beat.