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LG shows off new high-end smartphone

LG Electronics has unveiled a new flagship smartphone called the G2. The design of the G2 places all of the buttons on the rear of the device -- the Rear Key concept springs from LG designers recognizing that the larger phones became, the more difficult it was to access side keys. LG moved the main buttons to the back of the phone and located them where the user's index finger naturally rests.

The LG G2 features a 5.2-inch full HD resolution display. The phone also features a very thin bezel on the side that's only 2.65 mm thick. The phone comes equipped with a blazing Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor operating at 2.26 GHz. Feeding that hungry beast is a 3000 mAh internal battery promising more than a full days use per charge.

 
The G2 also has a 13-megapixel camera on the rear featuring optical image stabilization technology. The G2 is also the first smartphone on the market to utilize 24 bit/192kHz Hi-Fi playback of also to of audio content offering sound superior to CD-quality.

The G2 can be had in 16GB or 32GB storage capacities, and runs the Android 4.2.2 operating system. Unfortunately, the G2 doesn’t include a microSD slot, so you’re out of luck if you want to expand storage beyond what’s available from the factory.
 
The LG G2 will roll out over the next eight weeks over 130 wireless carriers in South Korea, North America, Europe, and other world markets.

Source: LG



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RE: LG G2
By Reclaimer77 on 8/9/2013 8:37:24 AM , Rating: 2
Front speakers make the bezel gigantic though. It seems that thin bezels and edge to edge screens are what the consumer want today, right or wrong. Well except the iPhone wackos, who have a mega-sized bezel for no reason at all.


RE: LG G2
By retrospooty on 8/9/2013 10:18:27 AM , Rating: 2
LOL. iPhoneys are a funny lot.

Why do you like the iPhone's size?
"Its small enough to easily use with one hand"

Then why are the Bezels so big? You can get a bigger screen with a very similar size phone.
"Its to accommodate the advanced tech inside"

Then why does all of its competitors have better tech, more features, and lower prices?
"We pay extra for premium"

What exactly is premium with so many missing features?
"It just works better and has better customer sat"

But, its actually rated lower than its competitors in all of the latest customer sat scores.
"Um... It's just better"

How?
"It just is and that is that"

Okeeedokee then.


RE: LG G2
By Cheesew1z69 on 8/9/2013 10:20:20 AM , Rating: 2
RE: LG G2
By retrospooty on 8/9/2013 10:36:47 AM , Rating: 2
LOL... Classic


RE: LG G2
By Cheesew1z69 on 8/9/2013 10:42:23 AM , Rating: 2
Yep :)


RE: LG G2
By karimtemple on 8/9/2013 12:32:04 PM , Rating: 2
I'm not 100% sure this is fair. A lot of iPhone benefits are intangibles that are often difficult to articulate. It's an extremely nice phone. The only real reason I switched to Android was Apple's refusal to make a big iPhone.


RE: LG G2
By retrospooty on 8/9/2013 3:34:13 PM , Rating: 2
"I'm not 100% sure this is fair. A lot of iPhone benefits are intangibles that are often difficult to articulate"

Such as?


RE: LG G2
By karimtemple on 8/12/2013 9:49:24 AM , Rating: 3
Like I said lol, it's difficult to articulate. Let me try putting it this way:

Android's strength is choice. iOS's strength is usability. People who have actually used both and prefer one usually base their preference on those strengths. Even with Android having made significant strides in the last 15 - 20 months to answer to iOS's strengths, the Android vs iOS narrative to this day is still All The Options vs Smart Defaults.

For example, quick settings in the notification pull-down. Believe it or not, both Android and iOS will be credited as having added quick settings in 2013 (yes, Android first). There had been a link to the settings menu in the Android pull-down, though. But millions of people have had quick settings in their pull-downs on Android for a long time, through third-party software. That's the power of choice.

Alternatively, iOS tries to offer an experience where even straight out of the box you won't have much need for choice. Whenever one mentions how incredible the iOS keyboard is or how smooth the system looks and feels, the Android Defense is that there is always software and rooting and custom ROMs. This means nothing to the iOS User. They don't want to mess with their phone. They want it to "just work."

Apple's supposed "it just works" is a pretty funny joke, but there is some measure of truth to it. Android has a lot of settings, and once you spend some time with it you can get things going your way. But with iOS, provided your personality allows you to put up with the lack of choice, the settings are already smart. There's relatively little you need to change, if anything.

An example of iOS difficult-to-articulate "intangibles" is this Smart Defaults quality.

It doesn't matter that your Android manufacturer's stupid added-on software is ugly as sin and slows down your phone, because you can download launchers and themes and uninstall bloat. But iOS is already fast and not ugly.

You can install Dolphin Browser to get a smoother browsing experience (no, really, try it) and a feature that let's you shoot back up to the top of the page you're on. But iOS comes with that.

You can replace the Google keyboard with another keyboard that will actually give you a ".com" button when you're in an address bar (WTF, Google). But iOS already does that.

It's just a lot of these simple, small things that blur together into what feels like a better experience to iOS users. The product tries to anticipate their comfort and needs, and consequently it tends to "just work." This is all glued together (and amplified) by what is to this day the absolute most-responsive and fluid user interface to date possibly on any system ever, let alone mobile phones.

The Android Defense, historically, has been to offer the user a box full of parts and a panel with a bunch of switches on it. I was talking to someone last year and their Android Defense was "I play N64 on my phone with my Wiimote!" I couldn't respond without laughing. I like Android a lot, once it started getting its act together late 2011, and the Power of Choice was strong enough to get me off of iOS (via giant screen phones), but it can't rightfully be said that iOS isn't a great system and a better choice for a lot of people depending on their personalities and needs.


RE: LG G2
By retrospooty on 8/12/2013 9:59:29 AM , Rating: 2
That is a fair assessment. IOS has always been better for the "easy button, I dont want to think about it and I don't want to learn about it" crowd while Android caters to the more technically inclined and/or customizers.


RE: LG G2
By testerguy on 8/10/2013 4:25:14 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
iPhoneys


Credibility instantly lost.

quote:
Then why are the Bezels so big? You can get a bigger screen with a very similar size phone.


'Very similar' <> same. If you can point me to a SINGLE phone which has a larger screen than the iPhone 5, can match its performance and battery life but is smaller or the same volumetrically, you would have a point. But you can't, and that's even 11 months on . In fact, even 'very similar' Android equivalents (smaller size) all fall down on numerous levels, typically battery life, performance or camera.

quote:
Then why does all of its competitors have better tech, more features, and lower prices?


Oh you're one of the 50% of Android owners who tries to claim that their phones are cheaper? See, whenever some deluded Apple fan tells an Android fan that they 'can't afford an iPhone' the response is pretty much always 'they're the same price'. You fanboys really need to make your mind up.

If we accept they are cheaper though - lets simply cite the plastic construction (in the case of S4), poor build quality (HTC and S4 both fare worse in drop tests), the fact that it's easier and cheaper to build larger devices (for example I could build a desktop computer many times larger than a Macbook Air for less - it doesn't make it better value), or perhaps the fact that they don't offer immediate OS updates like the iPhone does. Also 'more features' is subjective - since the majority of 'features' which get added are simply bloat which doesn't work properly (control with gestures etc), and Android to this day lacks many of the features iOS has. 'Better tech' is also subjective - the iPhone 5, 11 months on, still leads many of the performance benchmarks on Anandtech despite being a smaller, lighter package. Not only is it faster, it's also more power efficient, managing to achieve longer battery life despite less room for a battery (meaning lower battery capacity). Arguably it's far more technologically advanced to achieve the same or better battery life in a smaller package.

quote:
But, its actually rated lower than its competitors in all of the latest customer sat scores.


No, actually - worldwide it still leads all the competition, meaning that your exact question and argument could be accurately directed at yourself. What you're probably doing is taking a single country in isolation to make an invalid point. And even in the US which I assume you are referring to - both sets of customers rated their phones very high.

quote:
Um... It's just better" How?


Well, for the combination of everything above. Firstly, lets point out you're comparing an 11 month old phone with a range of phones less than 4 months old. It's about to be replaced, which is probably why you're selecting this moment to compare. Secondly, lets talk about some specific features which you simply don't get an equivalent of on Android - most notably Airplay (I have a Nexus 4 with Miracast and if you think it's comparable, you haven't used both). Then there are all the apps (mostly games) which come out on iOS first, and generally it is my opinion that apps are still of a higher quality on iOS (although this is becoming less pronounced) - and also in-built features like iCloud, Game-Centre (saving your progress cross-device) and iMessage. Then there's the fact that on Android you simply can't get a phone as powerful and small as the iPhone, period. If you want to find performance close to the iPhone you have to buy larger and larger phones. Then there's the fact that every phone I've seen loses out to the iPhone in drop tests. Resale value is also excellent on iPhones, as is legacy device support and OS updates.

It surprises me that you don't see the irony in your own questions - given that they apply just as much to you - you're firstly grouping together a category of phones, instead of comparing single devices (which is a logical error), and then you're describing a newer, bulkier, not faster device which needs a larger battery to achieve the same battery life and fares worse in drop tests as not just technically better but better overall. Then you cite customer satisfaction (notice how this is the first time you've ever mentioned it precisely because Samsung phones took the lead in this in the US only - and note also that this is a great example of where you're taking Samsung phones specifically and attempting to imply that they apply to Android phones generally) - yet those customer satisfaction figures globally still prove that people are happier with their iPhones.

'Okeeedokee then' is just right. For you.


RE: LG G2
By Reclaimer77 on 8/10/2013 10:51:17 AM , Rating: 2
Bla bla bla!

Do you still believe anyone cares what you think anymore? Like we're really going to read that giant propaganda-filled post.


RE: LG G2
By Cheesew1z69 on 8/10/2013 11:02:59 AM , Rating: 2
RE: LG G2
By retrospooty on 8/10/2013 2:06:13 PM , Rating: 2
Yup... Totally. All credibility with this clown was lost a long time ago. Pretty hilarious to read the stuff he rants about though. I really think that he actually thinks he is right LOL. Always the same thing. Misunderstand, then assume and insult based on the incorrect assumptions... Freegin nutjob.


RE: LG G2
By retrospooty on 8/10/2013 2:09:38 PM , Rating: 2
Ill post this just to set him off further... [waits for the next hilarious anal-insane-aggro dissertation]

Looks like you are wrong again susshine.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/other/display/2013080...

http://www.androidauthority.com/galaxy-s3-note-2-c...


RE: LG G2
By testerguy on 8/11/2013 10:05:57 AM , Rating: 2
Nobody can answer any of the logic. Desperate pictures don't help your case.


RE: LG G2
By testerguy on 8/11/2013 10:09:04 AM , Rating: 1
Oh and in case you actually believed either of those two links contradicted anything I had said at all - you should probably try reading what I wrote again. To save you what must obviously be a bit too challenging for you - I specifically stated that it was only in the US where Samsung had taken the lead satisfaction wise, and that worldwide Apple leads.

It's typically the case that any replies of any of yours have already been answered. Either that or it's just a string of you, cheeseW and Reclaimer effectively saying 'I don't like being wrong', 'me neither' in a series of self-insulting insults which address nothing which I've stated.


RE: LG G2
By retrospooty on 8/11/2013 1:51:29 PM , Rating: 2
Bang! a triple post! Not quote the angry dissertation I had predicted, but still funny in its own way.

"Oh and in case you actually believed either of those two links contradicted anything I had said at all - you should probably try reading what I wrote again"

I didnt read it in the first place. I just skimmed a few points and lost interest. Like I said before. With every comment you misunderstand the comment and then assume and insult. Then you persist with your false conclusions and when people give up trying to talk to you, you claim victory saying your points are proven and cant be refuted. Wrong... You are just too hard headed and obnoxious to see it and arguing with a troll like you is pointless.

You are either one of a few things here.

1. A troll just trying to get a rise
2. A fanboy blindly defending.
3. A complete nutbar that actually believes the tripe you post.(not that every single thing you post is incorrect, its just facts, opinions, thoughts and ramblings mixed in and out of context to the threads you comment on)

All of the above are a waste of skin. I wonder if you act as much of a childish arse in your real life as you do online. It would be sad and lonely if you do.


RE: LG G2
By testerguy on 8/12/2013 2:32:24 AM , Rating: 2
Comments such as this, angry rants with absolutely no relation to the arguments I put forward don't do anything to help your case.

Everything I said continues to disprove everything your original post states. No need to add anything further and I'm not so desperately angry to write walls of angry insults ;-)


RE: LG G2
By retrospooty on 8/12/2013 8:25:13 AM , Rating: 2
With every comment you misunderstand the comment and then assume and insult. Then you persist with your false conclusions and when people give up trying to talk to you, you claim victory saying your points are proven and cant be refuted. Wrong... You are just too hard headed and obnoxious to see it and arguing with a troll like you is pointless.


RE: LG G2
By testerguy on 8/13/2013 11:11:52 AM , Rating: 2
This would be a lot more worth replying to if it actually attempted to prove anything that I 'assumed' incorrectly, as you claim.

Otherwise, you're just a guy who lost a debate saying 'you're wrong' over and over.


RE: LG G2
By testerguy on 8/11/2013 10:10:47 AM , Rating: 1
I'll even quote it for you:

quote:
No, actually - worldwide it still leads all the competition, meaning that your exact question and argument could be accurately directed at yourself. What you're probably doing is taking a single country in isolation to make an invalid point. And even in the US which I assume you are referring to - both sets of customers rated their phones very high.


And just to join the final two dots which I'm sure would elude you - both your articles refer to US specific satisfaction scores.


RE: LG G2
By retrospooty on 8/11/2013 1:52:40 PM , Rating: 2
irrelevant.


RE: LG G2
By testerguy on 8/11/2013 4:33:59 PM , Rating: 1
Yes, OK, the world is irrelevant, and the US is relevant.

You're dumb, yes. But this stupid?


RE: LG G2
By retrospooty on 8/11/2013 5:02:07 PM , Rating: 2
No, your assertion is irrelevant numbnuts. I repeat... With every comment you misunderstand the comment and then assume and insult. Then you persist with your false conclusions and when people give up trying to talk to you, you claim victory saying your points are proven and cant be refuted. Wrong... You are just too hard headed and obnoxious to see it and arguing with a troll like you is pointless.


RE: LG G2
By testerguy on 8/12/2013 2:30:24 AM , Rating: 2
My 'assertion' was that YOUR claim that Apple lost out the number one spot in satisfaction rates is factually incorrect, because worldwide they didn't.

You're prioritising a single country over the world, which is ridiculous.

To be absolutely clear - the leader of satisfaction rates worldwide is APPLE. Not Samsung.


RE: LG G2
By retrospooty on 8/12/2013 8:24:19 AM , Rating: 2
"You're prioritising a single country over the world, which is ridiculous."

To take a page out of your book of context, the US is where the bulk of Apples sales are and where Apples sales are comparable to the Android competition. Worldwide Apple is week.


RE: LG G2
By retrospooty on 8/12/2013 8:46:43 AM , Rating: 2
Since I have already engaged you once again, I should also point out that I put up today's Android phones against the upcoming iPhone 5S, not the "11 month old" 5. We already know what we will see with this. It is the same size, same screen, same res but faster. It will probably have a few other improvements as well, fingerprint reader being most highest touted. A nice feature for the security conscious, but that has been around a long time and done before on phones years ago. Not exactly groundbreaking.

OK, rant away.


RE: LG G2
By testerguy on 8/13/2013 11:16:00 AM , Rating: 2
For me, citing 'better tech' and satisfaction ratings and 'features' as arguments against an unreleased device is even more illogical. Sorry.


RE: LG G2
By testerguy on 8/13/2013 11:14:04 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
To take a page out of your book of context, the US is where the bulk of Apples sales are and where Apples sales are comparable to the Android competition. Worldwide Apple is week.


1 - The bulk of Apples sales do not happen in the US. Far less than 50%.

2 - You say 'worldwide Apple is week' - I assume you meant 'weak' - however 'Worldwide' includes America. So it's all the data for America, combined with all of the data for everywhere else. And if you take everyone into account - customers are more satisfied with their iPhones than Galaxy phones.


RE: LG G2
By retrospooty on 8/13/2013 11:15:20 AM , Rating: 2
LOL... Your just toying with me arent you?

Funny.


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