LG G2

AKA: LG D802

Available at: SaskTel, Videotron, Bell, Rogers, Telus, Wind Mobile

8/10 AVG.
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The G2 finally gives LG a device that can compete with the best. - Roy Choi, TechnoBuffalo  
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This is a powerful phone with a myriad of simple, but useful new features. Audiophiles and spec junkies should flock to it... - Jeffrey Van Camp, Digital Trends  
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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 47 reviews

What's good

  • Beautiful display
  • Great camera
  • 1080p video at 60 frames per second
  • Plenty of power to age well

What's bad

  • No microSD card
  • Non-removable battery
  • Materials feel cheap
  • Weak loudspeaker

Much like it's predecessor, the LG Optimus G, the G2 pushes the specs of Android devices to the max. With a 2.3-gigahertz quad-core processor, 5.2-inch 1080p display, 13-megapixel camera and 2GB of RAM, the phone is ready for anything you might throw at it. Coupled this power with a sleek design and the phone is certainly near the top of the pack for next-gen smartphones. GSMArena described the phone best as a “beautiful monster.”

Packing all of these features into a light, compact smartphone required LG to break the mold when it comes to case design. To keep the phone as thin as possible, the power and volume buttons were placed on the back of the phone. While this takes a little time to get used to, it works quite well. A combination of long presses and short presses provide a variety of shortcuts to phone features. Hubert Nguyen of Ubergizmo said, “It is not as strange as it may appear. Unlike most smartphones today, it is a completely ambidextrous system so lefties will be happy.”

Another useful feature is Knockon. Tap the screen twice and the phone wakes up. Speaking of screens, the 1080p IPS LCD display is stunning and does not suffer from the outdoor visibility issues of many of its AMOLED counterparts.

Unfortunately, there are a few concerns to keep in mind about the G2. Though the curves and case design of the phone are pretty, the phone has a cheap, plastic feel when handled. The high-gloss case and screen are prone to fingerprints and smudges as well. While the 3,000-mAh battery offers respectable battery life, it is not removable. For the power users out there, this means carrying a phone charger with you and hunting for charging ports.

Brian Klug of Anandtech summed up the G2 well when he said, “It's built on a great platform, with great battery life and includes a number of design decisions that show honest to goodness innovative thinking on LG's part.”

Specs summary

Screen
5.2"

The LG G2's screen is 5.2 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.26GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad core 2.26 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4 KitKat) operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB or 32 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a 3000 mAh Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery. LG's performance ratings are: 29 days standby time, 1100 minutes talk time, 682 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Prices (Where to Buy)

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140

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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 47 reviews

What's good

  • Beautiful display
  • Great camera
  • 1080p video at 60 frames per second
  • Plenty of power to age well

What's bad

  • No microSD card
  • Non-removable battery
  • Materials feel cheap
  • Weak loudspeaker

Much like it's predecessor, the LG Optimus G, the G2 pushes the specs of Android devices to the max. With a 2.3-gigahertz quad-core processor, 5.2-inch 1080p display, 13-megapixel camera and 2GB of RAM, the phone is ready for anything you might throw at it. Coupled this power with a sleek design and the phone is certainly near the top of the pack for next-gen smartphones. GSMArena described the phone best as a “beautiful monster.”

Packing all of these features into a light, compact smartphone required LG to break the mold when it comes to case design. To keep the phone as thin as possible, the power and volume buttons were placed on the back of the phone. While this takes a little time to get used to, it works quite well. A combination of long presses and short presses provide a variety of shortcuts to phone features. Hubert Nguyen of Ubergizmo said, “It is not as strange as it may appear. Unlike most smartphones today, it is a completely ambidextrous system so lefties will be happy.”

Another useful feature is Knockon. Tap the screen twice and the phone wakes up. Speaking of screens, the 1080p IPS LCD display is stunning and does not suffer from the outdoor visibility issues of many of its AMOLED counterparts.

Unfortunately, there are a few concerns to keep in mind about the G2. Though the curves and case design of the phone are pretty, the phone has a cheap, plastic feel when handled. The high-gloss case and screen are prone to fingerprints and smudges as well. While the 3,000-mAh battery offers respectable battery life, it is not removable. For the power users out there, this means carrying a phone charger with you and hunting for charging ports.

Brian Klug of Anandtech summed up the G2 well when he said, “It's built on a great platform, with great battery life and includes a number of design decisions that show honest to goodness innovative thinking on LG's part.”

Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

A great all-around phone

from Good Housekeeping (6 months ago)

Though it doesn’t do anything exceedingly novel, the LG G2 is a solid phone that performed among the best on many of our lab tests. With top-notch processing power and an eye-catching 5.2” display that is great for consuming media, the G2 is a solid Android choice.

All around beast

from BitBitByte (10 months ago)

You see, if all you care about is stock Android and timely updates, the LG isn’t the best phone for you. If, however, you’re also looking for other things such as battery life, a camera that doesn’t suck and some (at times) genuinely useful software additions, the LG G2 is quite the... More

  9/10

Possibly the best Android phone on the market

from BitBitByte (10 months ago)

That title will either resonate well with you or get discarded as a load of B.S. You see, if all you care about is stock Android and timely updates, the LG isn’t the best phone for you. If, however, you’re also looking for other things such as battery life, a camera that doesn’t suck... More

It is likely one of the very best packages on the market right now

from PhoneArena (11 months ago)

As I'm readying my Nexus 4 for its upcoming return to service, I couldn't help but return to this piece one last time for a proper conclusion. Whether you'll like a certain phone or not is predicated upon a confusing myriad of intertwining and sometimes downright conflicting collection of factors. And... More

Fast Android phone with solid build quality

from Macnn (11 months ago)

LG has made a solid flagship device, but it is questionable whether that is sufficient in a time when two companies make all of the profit and account for about half of all units shipped worldwide. This, of course, led the company to stick its volume and lock buttons on the back of the device, a novel... More

  8/10

It’s got a gorgeous screen, great camera, it’s smooth and quick

from UnleashThePhones (11 months ago)

No matter which way you look at it, the LG G2 is a pretty solid flagship phone. It’s got a gorgeous screen, great camera, it’s smooth and quick thanks to the Snapdragon 800 processor, and it’s still slim and portable enough to slim into your jeans. Granted, I havent been a huge fan... More

It is different

from The Mobile Indian (12 months ago)

The LG G2 is a smartphone that doesn't involve any gimmick like blowing air or waving the hand over the front camera to unlock the phone. After a long time we are seeing a phone that shows off decent innovations which are high on the utility front. LG has done some great work on the design by introducing... More

  9/10

As high end and high spec as you’d expect

from Coolsmartphone (12 months ago)

The LG G2 is a great phone, with a bit of fiddling it’s an amazing phone, with a bit of hacking it would be an astounding phone. It’s just the normal person buying one of these won’t probably be able to even turn off some of the unnecessary features. Which will more than likely leave... More

  8/10

A great choice that pushes smartphone tech forward three steps, but still takes a step back

from Gadget Review (12 months ago)

The LG G2 is a wholly impressive smartphone. It has a few setbacks; a weaker than expected cell antenna, a battery that’s decent but not as good as it should be considering the capacity, and some nifty new features that aren’t fully thought out. It’s also one of the most powerful Android... More

  8/10

LG's latest phone packs a powerful punch and boasts an unusual design

from Know Your Mobile (about 1 year ago)

LG has had to play second fiddle to many other Android hardware makers in recent years, but by working with Google on the popular Nexus 4, the company is clearly on the rise. The G2 is an accomplished and likeable handset that is well specced, provides great battery life and possesses an amazing scr... More

  8/10

The good, the bad and the ugly

(3 months ago)

I have the LG G2 for a month now. It takes some time to like it, but I love it now. Initially I was looking for a Nexus 5, since I like the idea of having a concept phone with a clean Android OS. Basically the LG G2 is the same phone, minus the clean Android OS (bad?), but with a lot more battery life... More

  8/10

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