LG G2 Smartphone launches in UK + Infographic on Smartphone Evolution!

LG’s flagship Android smartphone for 2013, the LG G2 is now available in the UK at a number of retailers including Carphone Warehouse, EE, Three and O2. The handset packs a 5.2 inch full HD IPS display with buttons being on the rear of the phone. Read on to find out more!

 

 

 

 

LG G2 Front (Image Credit: LG)

LG G2 Front (Image Credit: LG)

The LG G2 is a high end smartphone from LG. Let’s take a look at some of the specs before moving on to the design and button placement which is rather unique as you might be able to tell.

The G2 comes packed with a Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor running at a clock speed of 2.26 GHz. This, coupled with 2 GB of RAM ensures that the phone remains snappy even when playing intense games or having a lot of applications open. As you might be able to tell from the image above, the display is almost edge to edge with very tiny bezels on the left and right sides. The display is a 5.2 inch Full HD IPS panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, giving it a pixel density of 423 ppi. There are 16 and 32 GB variants available as well as two colour options, Black and White. The G2 is only 8.9 mm thick and weighs in at just 143 grams. The G2 comes with Android 4.2.2 JellyBean out of the box with LG’s user interface as an overlay. The G2’s rear facing camera is 13 MP and comes with Optical Image Stabilization which is a nice addition. All this is powered by a rather hefty 3000 mAH battery which should get you through a day on medium to high usage.

LG G2 Smartphone (Image Credit: LG)

LG G2 Smartphone (Image Credit: LG)

Taking a closer look at the design, the G2 is the first smartphone in the world to be devoid of buttons on the side, rather LG have moved these to the rear which they say is a more comfortable and nature placement since when you hold your phone, your fingers will fall there anyway. The rear keys also come with some extra functions. Users can launch QuickMemo and the camera by long pressing on the rear volume keys, this makes it very easy to take notes and capture photos. The LG G2 comes with KnockON which means if the LG G2 is lying on a surface face up, you don’t need to flip the phone over to press the power button on the back, you simply double tap on the display (similar to the Nokia Lumia 925).

Here is also a great infographic showing how smartphones have evolved through the years (Click for a larger view):

LG Smartphone Evolution Infographic (Image Credit: LG) (Supported by Mintel Research)

LG Smartphone Evolution Infographic (Image Credit: LG) (Supported by Mintel Research)

More on LG OIS in G2:

For more on the LG G2 check out the official G2 Product Information Page as well as some videos on LG’s UK YouTube Channel.

I hope to get hands on of this device in the future so stay tuned to PDTechHD YouTube channel as well as TeckComesFirst for any coverage.


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Written by Purav, PDTechHD (My personal account is PDTalkinTech)

So what do you guys think of the LG G2 and the Infographic on Smartphone Evolution? Let us know in the comment section below.

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I’m a 23 year old Maths Graduate, who has a great passion for technology and in my spare time I make videos on YouTube to show my passion. I'm also co-admin here at TeckComesFirst and I joined this site back in January 2012.
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  • Kumaran Ganesh

    Wow! This phone is such a beast! The specs are just awesome! Great Smartphone Evolution chart over there! Keep it up bro!

  • Sebastian

    Awesome article!
    The G2 looks like an amazing phone. I love the button placement, the only thing I’m worried about is whether the buttons are hard to press. If they are, this design choice might shift into a quite uncomfortable one since you can’t really hold against the pressure that you apply from the back.
    But otherwise I love this device and if the upcoming Nexus 5 is really based on it, we’ll see a beast of a Google flagship!

  • TeckComesFirst

    Awesome article bro, seems like a nice phone tbh although 5.5 inches is far too large haha. Keep up the great work mate 🙂

  • NaijaMan

    This might be the phone of the year. Minimalist design of the phone, keeping it large, OIS in the camera for that quality picture, beast of a battery and processor; and that button placement at the back is wise strategic move. What more could anyone ask for in a phone? 😛

  • Gareth Bayard

    Nice one Purav! Looks like a good handset, however I agree with Usman, 5.5 inches is huge for a phone. Haha. Also love the evolution graphic 🙂