LG announced today their new flagship device: the G2. The device brings to the table a new design and some awesome hardware to back it up. The successor to the Optimus G, which was a very powerful device, has some true high end features and specs, worthy of going against the very best smartphones out there.
The tagline for the LG G2 is that “it is learning from you”, which means that LG is trying to make the device more user friendly by modifying the default look of all smartphones and moving buttons around to allow users to handle the device more easily. Even though this design change was pretty hard to make, LG pulled it off and ended up with a great smartphone that doesn’t compromise battery.
LG G2 Technical Specs
The designers at LG had their work cut out for them to add all the new technical advances that the G2 has in a good looking body that has a very small bezel. Also, by moving the power and volume keys on the back of the phone, the LG designers were able to create a slim and beautiful body, with no bulges on the back.
The decision to move the buttons on the back of the device is inspired by the natural way in which people hold their smartphones. The index finger is usually on the back, so it’s far more comfortable to place those buttons there. Also, the back buttons work to launch quickly camera and memo.
If you want more details on the LG G2, here is a quick list of the technical specs of the device:
- Processor – Quad Core Snapdragon 800 2.26GHz SoC
- Memory – 2 GB RAM
- Display – 5.2 inch IPS panel with 1080p resolution (allows for use with gloves on)
- Rear Camera – 13 MP with with optical image stabilization (first of its kind)
- Front Camera – 2.1 MP
- Storage – 16 GB / 32 GB
- Battery – 3000 mAh
- Connectivity – 4G LTE
- Operating System – Android 4.2.2
The LG G2 isn’t only a hardware beast with a huge screen size. It also comes with some interesting propietary software options, besides those offered by Android 4.2.2.
The LG G2 has a host of software features
LG is doing the same things Samsung did, by coming up with interesting and much needed software tweaks that will attract all kind of consumers. And here they are:
- Answer me: answer incoming calls by simply putting the phone up to your ear
- Text link: information embedded in text messages can be selected and saved in a memo or calendar and searched on a map or online
- Plug & pop: suggests apps/tasks when you plug in headphones or a USB cable
- Guest mode: protects your privacy when you hand your phone to your kid or friends
- QuickRemote: this transforms your LG G2 into an universal remote, so you can control home entertainment systems
- Slide Aside: a three-finger gesture that lets you “slide” open apps off screen for multitasking
- KnockON: a simple double tap on the screen of the G2 will let you unlock the screen
The LG G2 is a large phone, without a doubt. But at 5.2-inch and an amazing 1080p display, which is LCD and not AMOLED, it’s still “designed for one-handed operation”, all thanks its unbelievably thin 0.1-inch bezels. This also makes the device itself quite thin, at 8.9mm, if we take into consideration what there’s inside it.
As you saw from the pictures in the above, the LG G2 has also taken care of the sound department, bringing HI-FI sound to the handset which will rival with HTC One’s sound capacities. And last but not least, we will leave you with the QuickWindow case, which is clearly reminiscent of Samsung Galaxy S4 ‘S View’ case:
Radu Tyrsina has contributed to this post