This is a sponsored post on behalf of LG, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own (and, in this case, the hands-on tech community).
Now that the LG G2 is officially out for some and available to most soon enough, we figured we’d have a look at some of the things that separate it from the pack of other smart phones that seemingly hit the market in droves every week.
I always say that specs don’t necessarily make a device — for me, it’s the software’s integration with the hardware and the resulting user experience that counts the most — but you (among many others, it seems) may disagree. If you’re concerned primarily with specs, then the 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm LG G2 should make you very happy:
- 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display with dedicated graphic RAM
- 16 GB/32 GB storage
- 13mp rear camera with optical image stabilization
- 2.1mp front-facing camera
- 3,000 mAh battery
As far as the user experience that one might expect goes, we did count down many of the lauded LG G2 features last month in LG G2: What’s New Since the Debut? But how has the hands-on tech community been reacting to this new smart phone thus far?
LG G2: Reviews Are Coming In
Florence Ion at TechHive writes: “The G2’s 3,000 mAh battery pack will get you through a full day of watching videos, if you’re on a binge. On a full charge, at half brightness and with Airplane Mode turned on, the phone managed a whopping 9.5 hours of video streaming — about an hour longer than both the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4. LG made some tweaks under the hood to help save battery life when the screen isn’t doing much, significantly reducing the display’s energy consumption.”
Luke Johnson of Trusted Reviews writes: “The LG G2 screen really does pop, with its stunning visual more akin to a premium TV than a smartphone. Not only does it bring LG on par with Samsung and HTC, it could well give the Korean company the edge.”
Katie Collins of Wired UK writes: “The features that proved most convenient and intuitive during general use were KnockON, which allows you to double tap the phone’s display to turn the screen on and off, and Answer Me, which allows you to adjust the settings so you can answer calls simply by raising the ringing phone to your face.”
Ian Morris of Pocket-lint writes: “However you look at it, moving the buttons to the back is a small part of a larger picture, but for all the claims of silliness it provoked, we think it’s smart and well executed.”
Zach Epstein of BGR writes: “The 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization takes good pictures and has plenty of bells and whistles, calls are loud and clear, and the phone is surprisingly compact for a handset with such a gigantic display.”
Mat Smith of Engadget writes: “The miraculous endurance of the G2 paired with a high-level screen and processor make it one of the most tempting smart phones I’ve seen in the last six months.”
Have you had a chance to try the LG G2, yet? Are you looking forward to getting your hands on one? Please let us know in the comments below!