The LG G2 is the latest smartphone from the South Korean manufacturer. It contains a 5.2-inch full HD IPS display with back mounted controls, a 13-megapixel camera designed to be used in moving situations thanks to Optical Imaging Stabilization technology, and multitasking applications like Slide Aside and QSlide, built onto Android 4.2.2 with LG’s own customizations. A 2.1MP front-facing camera is also included, along with a massive 3,000 mAh battery, 24 bit/192kHz HiFi playback via the G2’s speaker, 2GB of RAM, and either 16GB or 32GB built-in storage.
Powering the G2 is a Snapdragon 800 system-on-a-chip, clocked at 2.26Ghz in a quad-core setup — in other words, it is one of the fastest mobile processors on the market. Software features part of the Android 4.2.2 build include answering calls by just holding it up to the ear, Plug & Pop which gets the device ready for audio listening, and Text Link, which collects text info and allows you to easily setup calendar dates or directions, without going through tedious steps. Guest Mode is a child-friendly experience on the device, which tailors the device for use by anyone else besides the owner.
Pricing and availability for the G2 will be shared in the coming weeks, but as confirmed by LG during the presentation, the G2 will be available on AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint with 4G LTE.
And of course, what appears to be the most striking feature of the LG G2 is the fact that its physical button controls are on the back, rather than on the side. In actual usage, it’s quite interesting to experience, but also takes some getting used to.