LG G2

Specifications

LG G2Notebook: LG G2 (Optimus G Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 599 euro
Average Score: 87.06% - good
Average of 34 scores (from 50 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 84%, features: 85%, display: 85% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the LG G2

86% Review LG G2 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Cutting-edge innovator. This smartphone wants to boost itself to the forefront of our Top 10 with awesomely swift hardware and rearranged physical buttons. The LTE phone has a good chance of accomplishing that with the Snapdragon 800 and a Full HD IPS screen. However, it must first overcome a few obstacles.
LG G2 vs G3 comparison: why you should upgrade to the new flagship Android smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The G3 has a 5.5in screen with and impressive 2560x1440 resolution. It’s hardly bigger than the G2 overall, which has a 5.2in ‘Full HD’ screen - and is actually thinner at 8.9mm versus 9.1mm
video review
Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 06/12/2014
LG G2 vs LG G3 comparison review: Can the G3 live up to the G2's example as 'the best smartphone money can buy'?
Source: PC Advisor English
We loved - strike that - still love the LG G2, so we're pleased to find the LG G3 is a solid upgrade to the G2. It has a faster processor, an improved camera and the ability to expand the phone's internal storage with a microSDXC card, plus it beats all its rivals with a quad-HD screen and good value for money.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2014
LG G2 vs iPhone 5s smartphone comparison review: LG G2 is a bargain, the iPhone 5s is a great phone
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The LG G2 is without a doubt a great deal. If you are in the market for an Android phone we can't recommend it enough. And you would save some money buying the LG over upgrading to the most recent high-end iPhone. But we think that your smartphone is worth more than the £200 saving the LG G2 represents over the iPhone 5s. Go for Android if that is what you want, but if like us you are dyed-in-the-wool iPhone users, the premium is worth paying.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2014
90% LG G2 review: The best smartphone you can buy
Source: PC Advisor English
LG has trumped the competition with the G2. The phone offers a combination of value for money with high-end features which we haven't seen from rival flagship devices. A great specification combined with impressive design and handy software features mean there's very little to dislike about this handset - only really the lack of a microSD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
100% LG G2 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The LG G2 is an extremely impressive handset in many ways. The screen is superb, the phone feels compact despite its large display, and its camera and battery life are astounding. We’re not keen on the rear-mounted buttons, but like LG's software modifications. The only thing keeping it from an award is the lack of a microSD card slot - not a problem if you don’t load your phone with films and games, but not having expandable storage will be a deal-breaker for some.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
LG’s G2: The phondleslab that wants you to TOUCH ITS BEHIND
Source: Reg Hardware English
If you can live with the fixed battery and equally fixed storage, the G2 is a rather impressive bag of tricks. It’s surprisingly small and svelte for something with a 5.2-inch screen and that screen is a very good example of the breed. The battery is usefully larger – to the tune of 400mAh – than that fitted to the Galaxy S4, and the camera is one of the best fitted to any Android smartphone. The stand-out feature, though, are those rear-mounted controls, which really do make this large handset much easier to use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2013
LG G2
Source: Home Electronic - Heft Nr. 12 (Dezember 2013) English
Wer sich für das LG G2 entscheidet, erhält ein Android-Smartphone mit Top-Hardware. Über das eher lieblose ‚Look & Feel‘ kann man sich mit dem im Vergleich zur Konkurrenz günstigeren Preis hinwegtrösten.
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Snapdragon 800 Powered
Source: Hot Hardware English
The G2 is LG's attempt to dethrone the Galaxy S4, or at least produce a handset that rivals it in every meaningful way. The company has definitely accomplished that goal. The G2 is tremendously powerful, has a battery that can easily last a full day even with extensive use, offers a brilliant new position for the power and volume rocker switches, and touts one of the nicest mobile displays we've ever seen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2013
85% LG G2 Review
Source: Techspot English
From the spec sheet to the final product, it’s clear that the G2 is LG’s best effort yet. The company has gone all-out to pack the handset with brutally fast, top-end hardware alongside a strong suite of software features that rivals the Samsung Galaxy S4. At the end of the day, the LG G2 is serious competition to other high-end smartphones on the market, and its wide array of features make it a fine choice for nearly anyone’s needs.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Review: LG G2 - In A Galaxy Of Its Own
Source: Techtree.com English
The G2 can be purchased for Rs 40,000 (16 GB), and comes bundled with a complimentary QuickWindow Folio case. The 32 GB version will set you back by another 3000 rupees. The phone packs in an impressive display and a powerful processor. After a long time, LG has come up with a solid offering, and has also managed to outdo Samsung’s flagship phone, the GALAXY S4. So if you’re looking for a powerful smartphone with a large screen, the G2 is perfect for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% LG G2 (D802) 32GB Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The 16GB version of the G2 is priced at Rs 41,500 while the 32GB sits at Rs 44,500. Of course, you can find them for cheaper online which makes the G2 one of the most value for money flagships in the market. The lack of expandable storage is possibly the only major downside to this phone but if you make your peace with it, the G2 has all the bases covered. It’s very well built, blazing fast, has a gorgeous screen, has more gestures and features than you’ll ever need and very good battery life. Between this and the Sony Xperia Z1, I’d pick the G2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG G2: Mighty G2
Source: Inside HW English
When all is said and done, LG G2 is a powerhouse, pretty elegant and with nice dimensions and works incredibly fast, so it stands to reason that it won’t have a decent competitor on our market in the next few months, which by itself serves as a great recommendation for all enthusiasts.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2013
90% LG G2 review: The best smartphone you can buy
Source: PC Advisor English
LG has trumped the competition with the G2. The phone offers a combination of value for money with high-end features which we haven't seen from rival flagship devices. A great specification combined with impressive design and handy software features mean there's very little to dislike about this handset - only really the lack of a microSD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
90% LG G2 Review
Source: Think Digit English
LG has truly surprised us. The G2 is undoubtedly worthy of the flagship tag. A gorgeous display that leaves the rivals far behind, form factor that makes all other 5-inch smartphones feel some bit of shame, camera that does very well in low light conditions and the big battery will last you almost two days on a single charge. Perhaps, the only niggle is the weird power and volume key placement, but that isn't something you cannot get used to.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% LG G2 review
Source: Techradar English
As far as Android smartphones go, you can do no wrong with the LG G2. If you can live with the awful button placement - and we don't see why you can't learn to deal with it - you'll come to love this phone. The only thing that would've made this phone closer to perfection is if the buttons were placed where you'd normally find them, and where they're easier to reach.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
70% LG G2 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
T-Mobile has seriously beefed up its smartphone roster over the past year. The LG G2 now joins the likes of the Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One (all $99 down), giving T-Mobile shoppers plenty of great options. The two best reasons to snatch up the G2 are its blazing Snapdragon 800 processor and long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% LG G2 review
Source: T3 English
The G2 is, on paper, one of the best smartphones you can buy today. That of course though, only tells half of the story as in day-to-day usage the G2 does begin to show some of its shortcomings. Despite this there just aren't really any aspects of it that would make you actively choose the G2 over say the Galaxy S4 or the HTC One.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% LG G2 review
Source: Techradar English
As far as Android smartphones go, you can do no wrong with the LG G2. If you can live with the awful button placement - and we don't see why you can't learn to deal with it - you'll come to love this phone. The only thing that would've made this phone closer to perfect is if the buttons were placed where you'd normally find them, and where they're easier to reach.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% LG G2
Source: Laptop Mag English
Verizon shoppers seeking a powerhouse of a smartphone would be well advised to consider the $199 LG G2. Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor offers some of the fastest performance we've ever seen on an Android phone, and it lasted more than 9 hours on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
LG G2 Review
Source: Slashgear English
The LG G2 represents the best LG has to offer, including an innovative new way of thinking about the smartphone as a display at it’s core – everything else is pushed back both figuratively and literally. Even so, connectivity, sound, and camera technology couldn’t be better – they certainly all out-do previous LG devices, that’s for certain.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2013
70% LG G2 (AT&T) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The LG G2 is one powerhouse of a smartphone. Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor offers the fastest performance we've ever seen from an Android device, and this handset leverages that speed for serious multitasking. The G2 also benefits from very long battery life, lasting nearly 11 hours in our tests.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% LG G2 review: An Android phone like any other
Source: TechHive.com English
The G2 is packed with the latest top-tier hardware, and it features a long-lasting battery and a perfectly capable camera. But it’s beset by small problems—the crowded notifications screen, the awkward rear-facing buttons, its plain-Jane design. It makes you remember that LG is still missing the je ne sais quoi that sets other top phones apart from their competitors.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
LG G2 review
Source: Engadget English
The G2 took what I loved from the tablet-smartphone category, and crammed it into a regular smartphone. A big one, granted, but not an unnecessarily huge one. LG's smartphone screens are among the best, and its newest phone continues to lead its peers. This time around, however, it's got the battery to do it justice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2013
100% LG G2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
We can’t remember ever being particularly excited about an LG phone, but the G2 changed that when its specs were released, and to our great amazement the G2 is just as brilliant in the flesh as it is on paper. That’s largely educated guesswork, though, and in the here and now there’s one quite incredible thing that we know for sure - the LG G2 is the best smartphone in the world right now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% LG G2 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
If I had to boil it down, I would say that the LG G2 is excellent where it matters: super-responsive, amazing display, excellent battery life and very high photo quality. To me, these are the most important aspects of a smartphone, and the LG G2 hits a home run on everything that really matters. Beyond that, it is up to you to decide if the industrial design, graphic design, web services or carrier availability will work for you. If you end up choosing it, you would have made a damn fine choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG G2 smartphone comparison review - which is best: Galaxy S4 or LG G2?
Source: PC Advisor English
Our first impression is that we're super impressed with what LG has pulled out of the bag with the G2. Its got some seriously impressive specs which make it a real contender at the top of the smartphone market. We're keen to try out the quirky design so look out for a review soon.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2013
enorme Akkulaufzeit und gutes Gesamtpaket
Source: TechHive.com English
Wie ihr sicherlich schon bemerkt habt, bin ich mehr als angetan von diesem Gerät. Es bietet im Prinzip alles, was ein aktuelles Android-Smartphone benötigt: Eine enorm gute Akkulaufzeit, herausstechende Leistung sowie ein schickes und klares FullHD Display.
Positive: very good battery runtime; extraordinary performance; very good FullHD display
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2013

Foreign Reviews

90% LG G2
Source: Ocaholic.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% LG G2
Source: Konsument.at - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% LG G2 (16 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
80% LG G2 Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
92% LG G2 (32 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 25/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 91%
86% LG G2 (32 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 81% mobility: 100%
93% LG G2 (16 GB)
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 93%
87% LG G2 (32 GB)
Source: Android Welt - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 82% features: 92% display: 85% mobility: 76%
LG G2
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
93% LG G2 (16 GB)
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 93%
91% LG G2 (16 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 91% mobility: 94%
93% LG G2
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 93%
LG G2
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
89% Hinten ist das neue Vorn
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 97%
85% LG G2 (32 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
98% LG G2
Source: SFT - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 98%
100% LG G2 (32 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
86% LG G2
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%
LG High-End Smartphone G2
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Positive: worthy flagship replacement; practical software functions; solid optical image stabilizer
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2014
Riesen-Smartphone mit innovativem Bedienkonzept
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: extraordinary voice quality, display and performance; very good camera and battery runtime; innovative handling Negative: poor loudspeakers; low-grade workmanship
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2013
Viel Bildschirm und Tasten an ungewöhnlicher Position
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Negative: not enough storage
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2013
95% So sieht ein Premium-Smartphone aus
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: recommendable new edition
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
Riesen-Smartphone mit innovativem Bedienkonzept
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: high class hardware; interesting design; useful software functions
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2013

Comment

Model:

The LG G2 is the latest offering from LG, built to compete with the best selling devices out there. LG have taken an interesting risk by placing buttons on the back of the device. The power button, volume up, and volume down buttons on the back of the device force users to adjust their natural hand position. However, LG have cleverly reduced the need to reach around to the back. A quick double tap on the touchscreen will wake the device and locking and returning it to sleep can also be done from the screen. The volume buttons also double up as zoom or shutter buttons in camera mode. Another outstanding feature is the screen. The device itself is similar in size to the top of the line devices out there, but the screen has been enlarged to a beautiful 5.2-inch, 1080p IPS screen. The front of the device is almost all screen, with barely there bezels, and only minimal space at the bottom for the LG logo.

The smartphone is powered by the quad core 2.26 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm with 2GB of RAM. Graphics are provided by the improved Adreno 330 graphics processor, all of which amounts to a device that can load and render the most demanding apps with ease. To top it all off, despite the vast performance under the hood, battery life is outstanding - being able to easily last a day and a half of medium to light use, which only one other device (the Moto X) out there can compete with nowadays. The LG G2 is a remarkable device that easily beats the competition in many aspects.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


800 MSM8974:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 450 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.2": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.2 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


LG: LG Electronics is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. With its headquarters in South Korea, the company has 75 subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances, and telecommunications devices. LG is an international laptop manufacturer of medium size with few reviews.

LG reviews


87.06%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Motorola Moto X 2014
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
» Sony Xperia Z3
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
» Sony Xperia Z2
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB

Devices with the same GPU

» Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 4.6", 0.129 kg
» Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 8.0", 0.27 kg
» HTC One M8 For Windows
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
unknown, 5.1", 0.16 kg
» ZTE Grand S Pro
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Amazon Fire
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 4.7", 0.16 kg
» HTC One E8
unknown, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.17 kg
» Asus PadFone X
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 9.0", 0.514 kg
» LG G3
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.5", 0.149 kg
» Nokia Lumia 930
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.145 kg
» HTC One M8
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB, 10.1", 0.425 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE-Version
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.477 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 8.4", 0.331 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905)
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 12.2", 0.753 kg
» LG Optimus G Pro 2
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.9", 0.17 kg
» Nokia Lumia Icon
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1s
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 4.3", 0.137 kg
» LG G Flex
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 6.0", 0.176 kg
» Asus New Padfone
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Nokia Lumia 2520
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.62 kg
» Nokia Lumia 1520
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 6.0", 0.21 kg
» Google Nexus 5
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.13 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-18 (Update: 2013-08-18)