LG G2 Review


The LG G2 has a large display: 5.2 inches, which almost puts it into "phablet" territory. The display is excellent, with gorgeous colors and crisp resolution. The G2 also has a very powerful processor, making it one of the fastest phones available.

The focal point of LG G2 reviews is the massive 5.2-inch display. It's only large enough to show off HD video, games, and other apps, it's also vibrant and crisp, according to a CNET editor. Similarly gorgeous colors appear in photos snapped with the phone's camera, which appear sharp with excellent detail, although the reviewer observes that colors tend to look just a little cool. Phone calls made with the LG G2 (starting at 1 cent, Amazon) sounded quite good in the site's testing, with clear, loud voices.

Count a reviewer from Phone Arena as another fan of the large display. LG located the physical buttons on the back, though, which makes the handset feel cheap in the tester's opinion and takes a bit of time to get used to. This reviewer found that the G2 excels at taking indoor photos, which is a challenge for most phones. The 3,000 mAh battery, big enough to power a top-of-the-line processor and that sizable display, proved better than the HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4 batteries in Phone Arena's testing. The reviewer declares the LG G2 an outstanding smartphone overall.

This phone's 2.26 GHz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor is even faster than the Snapdragon 600 in premium phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. The LG G2 has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1 MP front camera. The rear camera features built-in optical image stabilization, which helps prevent motion blur from shaky hands and only recently made the leap from digital cameras to smartphones. Both cameras shoot in full HD. This phone uses the Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. It comes with 32 GB of memory and supports 4G LTE, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connections.

Consumers who can't palm a basketball may find this device cumbersome, but if you like a large screen, the LG G2 is for you. The 5.2-inch display looks excellent, as do photos taken with this smartphone. The performance is top-notch, thanks to a top-end CPU, and LG doesn't sacrifice call quality. Unless you object to the size, this phone has no serious, or even moderate, shortcomings.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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