LG G2 – the basics, pics, UK availability

Last night LG finally took the wraps off their heavily-leaked top-end Android smartphone.

And so far the reaction has been pretty positive. It seems that LG has chosen to focus on usability and has come up trumps with a phone that has some clever and very useful facilities. It is the kind of re-invention of the smartphone that we would expect from Apple.

It is certainly going to have Apple, Sony and Samsung looking over their shoulders

Here then are the basic, plus a few pics.

Screen – 5.2inches 1080p Full HD IPS display, so that makes it a full on Phablet with a very high res screen

Processor – A speedy 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, backed by 2GB of RAM

OS/connectivity – It runs Android 4.2.2 and is of course 4G compatible

Camera – The G2 packs a 13 mega pixel rear camera

Other stuff – It is available in 16GB and 32GB storage sizes and black or white case shades. It also has a 3,000mAh battery.

The Rear Key – Oddly there are no physical buttons on the phone with the exception of a rear key which can adjust volume levels, or long press to launch a QuickMemo app or the camera app.

Other features

There’s also a range of unique, and in some cases surprisingly useful, UI features.

Answer Me – Automatically answers the call after lowering the ringtone when the phone is raised to one’s ear. Sounds useful!

Plug & Pop – Recommends options or related features to choose from when the earphone or USB cable is detected

Text Link – Information embedded in text messages can be selected and easily saved in memo or calendar and searched on a map or the internet

QuickRemote – Not only can LG G2 be used to remotely control popular home entertainment devices, it can also learn from conventional remote controls and be customised to operate multiple devices with flexible layouts and keys.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Mobile said…

“It’s the most ambitious phone of the smartphone era. Technology without empathy cannot be considered innovation. Innovation for the sake of innovation is old school. Innovations must resonate with consumers. We do our very best to understand the needs of consumers, their behaviours and habits. Our smartphone better detects, learns and adapts to human behaviours and needs.”

It will be on sale in eight weeks time – so October then. So far only Three has confirmed a UK launch.

Sylvia Chind, head of devices at Three said, “LG has created a true powerhouse smartphone in the G2 that combines their technological expertise from design through to features.

“We believe this phone will encourage greater use of more demanding data applications which makes Three the perfect partner.”

Ashley Norris