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LG G2 – launching in india on September 30 – look at the configuration – what’s hot in it????

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LG’s latest flagship smartphone, the G2, is now available in India for Rs. 40,499, though not officially. The handset’s 32GB variant is now listed on ecommerce website, Saholic, which mentions the delivery date as September 30. The company is expected to unveil its new flagship on September 30 at an event in New Delhi, for which they have already sent invites. LG launched the G2 globally back in August. The listing was first spotted by Fonearena.

The LG G2 comes with a unique design that features the power buttons and the volume rocker at the back of the phone, below the rear camera, instead of the sides of the phone, as is usually the case. It also comes with bezels as thin as 2.65mm.

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The specifications of the device are listed below:

  • 2.2 Ghz Snapdragon 800 Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32GB storage with microSD card slot
  • Android 4.2.2
  • 5.2 inch Full HD edge to edge display {423ppi}
  • 13MP camera with OIS
  • 2.1-megapixel front camera
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • colour black/white

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LG G2 – Design

Aesthetically the LG G2 is a pretty hit and miss affair. It features an easy on the eye design, although the overall appeal of the phone is let down by plastic build and the baffling decision to place all physical controls on its rear. While it might look like a standard candy bar at first glance, the rear controls really separate it from the Android masses, for better or for worse.

The LG G2’s design has been built around keeping the phone as small as possible, while incorporating an expansive display. The reduced bezel, down to just 2.65mm – half that of its leading rivals – helps accentuate the phone’s already oversized 5.2-inch screen. To gain these edge-to-edge benefits, however, LG has had to move the G2’s on-body buttons.

The LG G2 relocates all physical controls to the phone’s rear, with the volume rocker and power/lock buttons now sat directly beneath the camera lens. It’s awkward and confusing at first, and the LG G2 button placement failed to click with us after more than a week’s use. Although it does not feel obtrusive or at risk of accidental presses when holding the phone, it remains fiddly and unnatural.

Ultimately, reaching to the rear of the phone to lock the screen feels far more awkward than simply tapping a top or side-mounted control. The unusual button placement is not all doom and gloom, however. When changing in-call volume, the rear mounted volume rocker is a joy. Realistically though, this will be an infrequent silver lining. And button contouring does little to improve ease of use.

Like the Samsung Galaxy S4, the LG G2 is let down by a plastic body that feels flimsy in parts. As well not fitting well with the premium price tag, the plastic body features a very noticeable weak spot. Located on the right-hand side of the LG G2’s rear, there is a small area than bends and creeks when subjected to light pressure. What’s more, the gloss finish on the plastic body is a magnet for fingerprints and grime, further causing the G2 to look considerably cheaper than its lofty price would suggest.

The rear-mounted buttons don’t really add any unwanted bulk to the phone but, at 8.9mm thick, the G2 is far from the most svelte flagship offering. It’s a full millimetre thicker than either the iPhone 5S or Galaxy S4, and the LG G2 is also more than 30g weightier than Apple’s latest phone. Despite this, the G2 never feels bulky or uncomfortable in the hand, with a slight curvature to the phone’s rear giving it an ergonomic fit.

The handset doesn’t just impress with the specifications but LG has also applied some out of the box thinking here. Given the size of the phone, it might be hard to reach out to the sides and press a button while holding the phone in a single hand. To get around this problem, the buttons are placed at the back along with the power button. Placed below the camera module, you can easily tap it with your finger. It is still possible to unlock the device from the front by tapping on the display. The 13MP camera with OIS built in definitely sounds impressive on paper and we’ve got some photo samples up already for your perusal. We’ve also brought you the unboxing and benchmarks of the handset. The review of the LG G2 will be up online closer to launch.

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Pros

  • Very big display (5.2 inches)
  • High-resolution display (1080 x 1920 pixels)
  • Extremely high pixel density screen, over 370ppi (423 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (13 megapixels)
  • Quad core processor
  • Lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • NFC
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)
  • Supports Bluetooth v4.0
  • Has Accelerometer
  • Has Gyroscope
  • Has Compass

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Heavy Weight
  • Doesn’t Use OLED Display

 

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