LG G2 Review

It hasn’t been an easy battle for LG in conquering the Android arena, despite being able to produce great phones in the past. But with LG G2’s unique design and impressive stash of power, it’s hard to ignore this one impressive gadget.

Design and Build

Despite the 5.2-inch screen, the G2 doesn’t look that large. Sure it looks gigantic when compared to other more compact devices, but it doesn’t look too monstrous considering the generous amount of screen size. Being constructed of plastic, it’s highly doubtful that it will impress many users, especially those who are keen about a phone’s appearance and build quality. You may also need some time getting used to the unusual placing of the volume and power buttons on the back. However, you may still appreciate not having to accidentally press them when you pick up the phone by its edges.

Display

A 5.2-inch screen is not something new, especially when the likes of the Galaxy Note III and the HTC One Max are out in the scene. Still, the G2 offers one of the best displays today, especially with full brightness turned on, with a full HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and 424ppi density.

Camera

While G2’s camera works well, it is pretty standard. Sure it does produce great shots as well, but it’s not on par with the main competitors’ cameras. There’s noticeable blurring on the edges when zoomed in at 100 percent, and the images lack sharpness, although the G2’s snapper does perform well in low-lighting. It’s also quick to process unlike some other phones. All in all, the camera has solid performance, but won’t likely please those who love to take lots of photos.

Performance and Hardware

Under its hood is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, clocked at 2.26GHz Krait 400 CPU. Interestingly, it even beats the likes of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One in this aspect. It boots faster than other phones and shows no sign of lag no matter how many apps are left running in the background.

Battery Life

Unfortunately, while LG claims that the 3000mAh battery can last between one and a half to two days out of charge, the G2 lasted about under a day. Of course, that is with tough usage, but even with pretty moderate use, it still does not last that long, most probably due to the powerful processor and screen, which also makes the phone heat up.

Pros

  • Good battery life
  • Powerful processor
  • Great sound quality
  • Impressive display

Cons

  • Quite expensive
  • No expandable memory
  • Camera not as good as main competitors

The Verdict

Undoubtedly, the LG G2 can pose a threat to any other smartphone competitor. If you’re ready to take the plunge into the world of LG, you definitely won’t regret it. It’s simple, smart, and fast, core qualities that a smartphone should possess. While it does not have all the bells and whistles unlike your favorite manufacturers, this phone does prove a point in making users realize what matters instead of getting caught up in unnecessary gimmicks.