- Decent hardware specs
- Good connectivity
- No built-in pen
Not so long ago, we did a review on LG’s Optimus G Pro, a device that left quite a good impression on us. Today, we are going to take a look at yet another LG device, the G2. After hearing the news that LG struck a deal with Google regarding the Nexus 4, many people though that LG will rest on its laurels for a while. In reality, LG has been continuing its work on a series of devices, each of them having the capacity to become LG’s flag bearer on the market. The one we will talk about, the G2, looks incredibly similar to the GS4 at first sight, although it does have its own particularities. Made of plastic, the G2 is slightly bigger than the S4 for example, although nowhere near the size of the G Pro. As for the design, LG did a pretty good job making the G2 thin and curvy. So curvy in fact, that we can safely say that the G2 is LG’s most comfortable device this year.
The G2′s display is a 5.2 inch one, capable of a 1080×1920 resolution, with 423 ppi and a standard RGB matrix. In terms of performance, the G2′s display seems pretty neat actually, capable of an image sharpness that surpasses their previous smartphones by a wide margin. There is still room for improvement, of course, especially when dealing with color balance, but it isn’t the first smartphone on the market with these issues, nor will it be the last for that matter.
The LG G2 uses an Android 4.2.2 OS at its core, although LG has tweaked the interface quite a lot. In fact, it would be safe to say that the G2′s UI is among the most creative interfaces we have seen on an LG device yet. This UI uses bright and vivid colors, that manage to bring a bit of life to the phone, even though its bold animations might have something to do with this.
In order to get things done quickly, the G2 uses a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, which is pretty much what you would expect from an LG device at this point in time. The G2′s 2 GB of RAM compliments the processor quite nicely, and it helps make the G2 one of the faster devices that LG ever made. In fact, the quick speed in which G2 moves through home screen transitions tells us that it can easily be compared with any other quality smartphone on the market at the moment.
The LG G2 uses a 13 megapixel rear camera is extremely powerful, which isn’t a first when it comes to LG devices. Too bad about the 2.1 inch secondary camera in the front, which appears to suffer from the same problems that have been plaguing the majority of front-camera smartphones on the market. Anyway, the overall quality of the G2′s camera is of a very high standard, especially due to its optical image stabilization feature and built-in LED flash.
As for the battery, LG G2 uses a 3000 mAh battery that after intensive use, we can safely say that it manages to support the large display admirably. In fact, we have found that G2 is capable of working for a whole day at full capacity, or a little more than two days of moderate usage. This power, unfortunately, comes from a very bulky and large battery that gives the phone a slight thickness.
It is this reviewer’s honest impression that LG G2 is as good as any other state of the art device on the market. If we were to compare it with any other popular device, it would definitely live up to their standards, and even surpass them in certain ways. In fact, due to its impressive speed, powerful camera, and long lasting battery, it would be safe to call LG G2 an outstanding device.