A phone which isn’t scared to show some screen, the LG G2 uses its big screen and strong hardware to show you its potential, but lets its software and interface drag it down a bit. Call it a case of having all the tools, but lacking a tool box, this phone could do any job if it just knew how to put it all together. Unfortunately we are left with a hot mess of high-end hardware and unfulfilled promise.
The LG G2 features a very pretty 5.2 inch full HD screen. Its looks are aided further by the fact that the screen takes up almost the entire front of the device. No dark areas around it, the front is pretty much all screen. The phone itself is built on a plastic chassis which leaves something to be desired. Additionally, the phone features hi-fi audio. While it doesn’t match the HTC One’s true stereo sound it certainly is a welcome addition that goes unnoticed by many phone makers.
The G2 features some hefty specs. It comes loaded with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip running at 2.26 GHz with 2 GB of RAM. In addition to this horsepower bump, this phone also ships with a massive 3,000 mAh battery that LG promises will give you 1.2 days of usage. If those claims hold up then hallelujah! Someone finally listening and put a 21st Century battery in a 21st Century device.
Now, where it gets interesting. The G2 features a display that takes up the whole screen. This is made possible by moving the phones buttons to the back of the phone. While the attempt at innovation is admirable, it is nearly impossible to make something like this work for people with very different hand sizes. Not everyone is going to like this feature. Secondly, the Android 4.2. Jelly Bean OS is very cluttered thanks to LG’s special touches to the software. This leaves you wishing they would of just left it alone. It introduces some elements that work, but are overly complicated
Bottom line, the LG G2 is a sports car, but a sports car with the pedals reversed and a steering wheel that turns the opposite way. This phone has so much power but evidently has no idea what to do with it. People who prefer a highly customized experience will enjoy the G2, but casual phones users who want a phone that works exactly like you want out of the box should steer away from this smartphone.
-Interesting button placement
Weight : 143 grams
Size : 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm
Screen : 5.2 inches
OS : Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Camera : 13 megapixel rear-facing, 2.1 megapixel front-facing