Thursday, August 22, 2013

LG G2 unveiled, will launch in India by end of year

LG is the largest smartphone manufacturer after Samsung and Apple. So, when they announce a phone it’s exciting news. The G2 is LG’s flagship phone and it was announced on Wednesday, August 8. The device will first be released to South Korea sometime in the upcoming two months. From the looks of it, this is going to be a dazzling device.

Sleek, innovative physical design

The G2 is surprisingly thin, measuring in at 8 mm thick. It has rounded edges and curves around its whole body. LG claims that these design decisions will make the phone harder to accidentally drop. The phone is available in both white and black. Unfortunately, the glossy look of both models makes them both prone to collect fingerprints and smudges.

The volume rocker and power button made their way to the back of the phone. LG did this because people usually have their hand on the back of the phone while talking on the phone. This new placement should make it easier to adjust the volume while in a call.

Moving the buttons to the back of the phone allowed LG to drastically reduce the size of the bezel. The bezel on the G2 is a mere 0.1 inches thick. The phone has a really clean look, since the bezel is smooth with no buttons to obstruct it.

Powerful hardware

The G2 has a 5.2-inch fHD display, with 423 ppi. With barely any bezel, LG boasts that this phone has the largest screen possible of phones that feel natural to hold. The device has the Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, clocked at 2.26GHz.

Customers will have two choices for internal memory: 16GB or 32GB. Unfortunately, neither will contain a microSD slot. The G2 also has 2GB of RAM.

Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and other top smartphones on the market, the device has a 13-megapixel rear camera. The device will also have superior Hi-Fi audio playback, making this phone a great choice for an audiophile. 

Interesting software features

The phone has a couple of nice software features. The first is the ‘KnockOn’ feature that allows users to turn their phone display on by tapping twice on the screen. So, the phone doesn’t have to be flipped over to be turned on.

Another feature lets users answer the phone simply by picking up the phone. This is more intuitive and can allow phone calls to be answered quickly.

One feature that will be useful to parents is the ‘guest’ mode that you can use to restrict access from certain apps. This feature has been desired on Android devices for awhile.

An all-around great device

The LG G2 is sure to be a hit, even against top companies like Samsung. The most exciting aspect of the G2 is its snappy processor. However, this device is innovative in many aspects, from its physical design to its software features. If having the buttons on the back of the device goes over well with customers, the G2 might inspire other phone manufacturers to do the same.


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