Last month LG unveiled their latest flagship – the successor of Optimus G is called LG G2. The device packs lots of power, a beautiful display and a few interesting design decisions. In this video review we are taking a look at what appears to be one of the fastest Androids out on the market. This is LG G2.
G2 is the first Android to run on Qualcomm’s latest ultrafast quad-core Snapdragon 800
My next sentence pretty much wraps it all up about this phone’s performance. G2’s processor makes it the Speedy Gonzalez of smartphones. It is the first Android to run on Qualcomm’s latest ultra-fast quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor working at the outstanding 2.26GHz frequency. G2 is speedlight fast, the fastest processor out there, backed up by 2GB of RAM handles with ease pretty much any kind of multitasking abuse we could think of exercising on this handset. It was a pleasure to see apps, games and videos run so perfectly. Graphics are handled by the also latest Adreno 330 graphics card. It delivers up to 50% better graphics than its predecessor. Besides scoring high results in its overall performance this graphics card is designed to deliver an ultimate viewing experience on 3D games.
Graphics are handled by the also latest Adreno 330 graphics card
In terms of design this handset is much different than its predecessor the Optimus G. Actually it’s not a surprise that LG chose to remove Optimus from the name, G2 is a whole new product. The flagman is very thin – only 0.35 inches and very light too. The chassis is plastic with a glossy finish. The back features an interesting texture but the build-quality doesn’t really suggest this phone’s price category neither its top-notch performance. The back panel is not removable. The periphery line is simple and kept completely free of any keys. The bottom edge offers the headphone jack, USB port and two stereo speakers incorporating Dolby mobile sound enhancement. G2’s basic navigation keys are placed on the back just below the camera. This is really an extravagant decision. There is a volume rocker which can easily control the volume even during active calls. The power button is placed in the middle, separating the up and down arrow key. The whole package of keys has a led backlight.
The periphery line is simple and kept completely free of any keys
Now first we thought it is ridiculous to place the power button on the back as in this way it’s hard to wake up the phone without picking it up from the table. Fortunately LG G2 can also be unlocked with 2 taps on the screen in sleep mode. The same gesture locks it back up. This function is called Knock On. Of course, changing the place of the buttons is quite bold but we I didn’t really have any trouble getting used to their new place.
The most impressive thing about LG G2 is its big display. The 5.2-inch diagonal rather pushes the device into the phablet category, leaving behind most flagships in terms of display size.
LG G2 can also be unlocked with 2 taps on the screen in sleep mode
At the same time, the handset is actually not bigger in size. It offers fullHD resolution and an excellent 424ppi density. True HD IPS technology combined with one of the brightest panels out there deliver outstanding viewing experience on the G2. ?his wonderful and bright display is clearly visible even out in the sunlight – the detail is sharp thanks to the high pixel density and the colors more true-life compared to an AMOLED panel for example.
G2 comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, customized with LG’s UX skin on top. As far as connectivity is concerned this flagship supports 3G and 4G. The latter helps the phone achieve very fast data transfer speeds. The call quality is also excellent, we experienced no call drops or bad signal during the few days we spent with the phone. G2 comes in 16 and 32 GB versions but with no option for more memory because a card slot is missing.
G2 comes in 16 and 32 GB versions but with no option for more memory
The software features on the G2 include quite a few very handy ones like the Guest Mode. Once activated it restricts the access to your private information and files when you lend your phone to your friends. Actually the best features we saw on G2 were the ones built into the camera software. The smartphones comes with 2.1MP front camera and a 13MP back camera, which we decided to examine more closely in a separate video review. So stay tuned.
This LG flagship is powered by a 3000mAh lithium-polymer battery
We figured such a huge 5.2 inch super bright display might be a big juice-squeezer and therefore cause trouble with battery life. This LG flagship is powered by a 3000mAh lithium-polymer battery piece. It is a high-capacity battery often used on tablet devices and here it provides one of the longest battery lives on a flagship – you get enough power for two-day moderate usage. The handset is available in black and white.