LG G2 in Nepal: Price, Full Specification and Review
CG digital recently launched the LG G2 here in Nepal for a price of 75,. G2 is the flagship smartphone from LG with a huge 5.2-inch IPS LCD display, Qualcomm’s latest and greatest quad-core processor- the Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM and a 3,000mAH battery. Can the LG G2 stand against fierce competitors like the ubiquitous Samsung Galaxy S4, the amazingly-built HTC One and other high-end powerhouses like the Galaxy Note 3? Let’s check it out on our detailed review.
1. Most powerful phone around
2. Brilliant Battery Life
3. Great 13MP camera
1. LG UI
2. No Micro SD support
3. Fairly expensive
A brief look of the handling of device is shown in the video below:
Design & Build
The LG G2 is a very well-built device. Though it has a plastic back but it feels much robust and solid. It is the first Android smartphone to take the initiative to put the side buttons (volume buttons & lock key) off the side and place them on the back of the smartphone. After personally using it for a day, I got used to it and it’s actually easier to use the back buttons especially in a large smartphones like the LG G2. The bezels are very thin and the ratio of size Vs. screen is very narrow. Despite the fact that it has a big 5.2 inch display, it is comfortable to use it with a single hand.
The G2 comes with a 5.2-inch full-HD IPS LCD screen that is bright, offers great viewing angles and has amazing contrast levels. It’s perfect for watching videos, playing games or just day-to-day smartphone stuff. The IPS screen isn’t as eye- dashingly bright as the Super AMOLED screen in the Samsung Note3 but it gives true colors reproduction and nice color reproduction.
The LG G2 features 24bit, 192 kHz Hi-Fi sound, first smartphone to include this technology. The sound quality is better but not the best. The speaker is located on the bottom edge of the device, along with the microphone. Personally I fell this is a bad design concept, as it covers the speaker with your hand while playing games in the landscape mode.
LG G2 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean as for now, but the Kitkat version will be rolling out soon. Personally, I am not a big fan of LG’s UI.I very much prefer stock android. However, the User Interface is not heavy as in Samsung smartphones. It’s snappy and fast.
LG G2 comes with a lot of software features but the most i liked was a Knock on feature. By just double tapping your screen anywhere will open or close your screen. This feature will come handy when you are working with a big device like in the LG G2. There are other features too Like: Qslide,Guest mode,Audio/Video Zoom,etc.
LG G2 sports a Qualcomm’s latest and greatest quad-core processor- “the Snapdragon 800” that is clocked at 2.26 GHz, Adreno 330 GP, 2GB RAM and 32GB of Internal storage, of which 24 GB is available to the user. In terms of connectivity, there is LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi ac, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and micro-USB 2.0. The LG G2 is strikingly fast. There is no lag while opening apps, multitasking, playing high end games and boot time is insane. It takes about 5-7 seconds for this phone to boot. The LG G2′s boot time is the best I have ever seen.
We have no complaints about the battery performance of this phone. Equipped with a huge 3,000mAh non-removable Li-Polymer battery, it’s capable of running for a day in heavy usage and for more than a day in light/moderate usage.
Key Photographic / Video Specifications
• 13MP 1/3-inch CMOS sensor
• F2.4 lens
• Optical Image Stabilization
• 1080p/60fps video recording
LG G2 rear camera is a 13MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization. The camera is armed with backside illumination (BSI) for low-light sensitivity and capturing good shadow detail, and the optical image stabilization eliminates hand shake. What I loved most about this camera was the software, though. You get your regular shots, HDR, panorama, VR panorama (LG’s version of Photosphere), burst shot, time catch Dual Camera mode,etc. The Front facing camera is a 2MP shooter capable of FHF video recording. It performs decent job for video chat or selfies. You can view the full gallery of the Camera Samples here.
The G2 is one of the fastest smartphone I have ever used, and we have never noticed even the slightest of lags or dropped frame rates while playing high end games and the highest resolution possible. Here’s a Video on the gaming performance:
LG G2 gaming review
The Bench mark score is the best i hve seen in any smartphones upto date.It scores a whopping above 36000 in Antutu, above 19000 in Antutu and a 59.2 FPS in Nenomark.
So should you buy it ? Definitely Yes!! It’s one of the best smartphones at the moment. It is super responsive; it has an amazing display, excellent battery life and a unique design. For me these are the most important aspects of a smartphone and LG G2 scores excellent in all these aspects.