LG G2 is available in India from Rs. 40,000/- onwards. The rate of the device depends up on the memory storage. 16 GB version is available form Rs. 40,000/- onwards and 32 GB version is available from Rs. 43,000/- onwards. Though the price might seem a bit higher, considering the features of the smartphone, we can say that it is reasonably priced.
LG G2 is really a “huge” device. With a display screen size of 5.2 inches, you cannot call it a “handy” phone. It is more a phablet than a smartphone. When it was released, the device had been viewed as LG's reply to Samsung's Note series. Let's go through a detailed review of the device.
Though the LG G2 smartphone resembles Samsung Galaxy S4 in its design, a keen eye can spot out that the LG G2 is bigger than the other rival. It is not only bigger, but heavier and thicker too. Though it is bigger, it does not cause much irritation to hold. You don't have stretch your fingers painfully. The design has been well thought built.
Unlike other mobiles, the three main keys are built on screen on LG G2. It saves a lot of space. But the con factor is that the keys do not disappear automatically during some games. That is a bug yet to be fixed by the company. The USP of the device is that the power/lock and the volume keys are placed under the rear camera. This was an innovative experiment brought forth by LG. The change is welcoming, as it makes the keys the keys accessible easily.
It causes some disadvantages too. Like you have to press the lock key every time. This might be a bit inconvenient as if the phone is laying flat on the table, you will have to lift it up and press the key to unlock it. You can't unlock the screen by tapping on the screen. Lifting up the phone in hand every time to unlock it is not an interesting task.
Other than this, there is nothing new about the design of the device. We should say that the device was easy to handle than we expected it to be.
The display screen of the LG G2 is a catchy one. You will get a Full HD display on the 5.2 inch display screen of the device. With a pixel density of 424 ppi, you will have an absolute pixel free display. The screen is not that faultless. G2's screen has some issues with direct sun light it seems. Whatever, other than this minute drawback, the display of the LG G2 smartphone is simple awesome.
LG G2 is running on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. The user interface and themes are user friendly and simple without much complications. LG has introduced a new multi tasking technique, which enables you to run any app in the back ground. All you have to do is to swipe from right to left using three fingers. That app will go to the back ground. You can continue with the other apps and this minimised app will be accessible from the home screen.
A new user will not feel any difficulties with this UI. In fact, the UI of the LG G2 reminded us of the Touchwiz UI of Samsung. There are some optimisation adjustments which are there to help the user to use the device with one hand. Keeping in mind the design and build of the device, those are really welcoming.
The main user complaints are about the key board of LG. The keyboard made by the company is very congested. There are no enough space between keys. Most of the users are downloading another key board from Google Play Store.
Processor and performance:
There is a Quad-core 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor to power up LG G2. This is the configuration followed by most of the top end smartphones. That makes the phone one of the faster performing smartphone available in the market. We would say that it is faster than the Samsung Galaxy s4 and HTC One too.
Storage is one of the major drawback of the device. Though there is a 1 GB RAM and a 16/32 GB internal storage memory, the phone lacks an external storage memory. There is no microSD card slot. So, you will have to live with the 16/32 GB internal storage. This is a huge drawback, as those who buy such a bigger displayed phone would be ardent game players are movie/ video watchers. They would have enjoyed more storage capacity.
The camera is yet another show stealer of the LG G2. There is a 13 MP rear camera and a 2.1 MP front camera, packed with this device. In its performance, the camera of the LG G2 smartphone is on the same level of that if the Samsung Galaxy S4, we should say. Colour details and are the key points of the device. Zooming does not misses out any details. You will be able to crop out a zoomed picture without any blurs.
We have one suggestion to the company though, about the flash of the device. They could have improved the flash light of the device. So, you can figure out from this, that the low light photography is not a good choice with the LG G2 smartphone.
The in built camera apps are good too. Most of the common camera apps like the image stabilization, video recording, zooming etc are there in the LG G2 smartphone.
The LG G2 is packed with a powerful Li-Po 3000 mAh battery. The huge battery is necessary for the bigger display and powerful processor. The battery life of the LG G2 smartphone is pretty impressive. The battery gives a life of more than one day with moderate usage. It is a great achievement for a flagship smartphone. There is also a battery saver mode, which will help in saving some extra battery life.
Good battery life.
Comfortable to hold.
Trial Design, not completely satisfying.
No expandable memory.
Experimental button placement.
Default key board is congested.
In short, LG G2 is that kind of a smartphone, which will dazzle you with its display screen and make you forget all the other drawbacks. You will have spend a good amount of time with it to pin point the faults. While the display, camera and the battery score much pints, the experimental placement of the button distract some users. We will wish for those buttons to b on the sides itself. If these minute drawbacks are rectified, LG G2 will become the pet of a lot more people.
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