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LG Announces the G2 With 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800, 5.2-inch FHD Display, 3,000mAh Battery, and More

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Well, the LG G2 event just kicked off in NYC, but LG went ahead and sent out the official press release for the phone. This is LG’s new flagshp for 2013, and boy does it sound like a beast. We just went from the Moto X unveiling where the focus was off of specs, and now to this, where it’s all about next-gen everything. It will be available over the next 8 weeks starting in South Korea followed by North America, Europe and other key markets.

The G2 uses a 5.2-inch Full HD display with 423ppi that is the world’s thinnest, according to LG. It also runs a Snapdragon 800 processor, which is Qualcomm’s newest and most powerful to date. We’re also looking at 16GB or 32GB storage options, 2GB LPDDR3 800MHz RAM, rear 13MP camera, 2.1MP front camera, 3,000mAh battery, Android 4.2.2, and both black or white versions, all packed into a body that is 8.9mm thick.

The display is mostly edge-to-edge (2.65mm), but also uses Graphic RAM (GRAM) technology to reduce battery consumption by up to 26%. They also included that 3,000mAh battery to make sure you get plenty of life.

On the back, you’ll find the volume and power switches, something that is new to the smartphone game. LG thought this move made sense because people tend to hold their phone this way, but they also tossed in some features thanks to the new placement. You can quickly launch QuickMemo or wake the screen.

The camera is equipped with Optical Image Stabilizer, LG used  24 bit/192kHz Hi-Fi sound for audi playback, is ready for LTE (and LTE Advanced), and is using a new UI with specially built software features.

Update:  The G2 will arrive on the four major U.S. carriers, which we would assume means Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

Update 2:  Here is a spec showdown between the G2, Galaxy S4, Moto X, HTC One, and Nexus 4.

Update 3:  Be sure to check out our hands-on video tour of the G2. Also, you’ll want to see the new customizable features that the phone offers.

Here is the shortened spec list:

– Processor: 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 featuring quad Krait CPU
– Display: 5.2-inch Full HD IPS (1080 x 1920 pixels / 423 ppi)
– Memory: 32GB / 16GB
– RAM: 2GB LPDDR3 800MHz
– Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS / Front 2.1MP
– Battery: 3,000mAh
– Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
– Size: 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm
– Colors: Black / White


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More Than 130 Global Wireless Carriers on Board to Roll Out LG’s Latest Premium Device

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2013 — LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled its latest flagship smartphone LG G2, the first smartphone introduced under LG’s new “G” Series for premium devices, exemplifying LG’s aim to bring forth more customer-centric innovations.

Nearly 700 guests from over 30 countries converged at the renowned Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York for the global introduction of the device. Based on LG’s research of consumer lifestyles and behaviors, the smartphone offers users more real-life benefits such as ergonomic design, practical functions and an intuitive user experience.

“Our definition of innovation today is technology that truly resonates with consumers,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, who welcomed the guests to the event. “We have always listened to and learned from consumers in pursuit of innovation. We took these insights to new heights in developing LG G2, the most exciting and ambitious mobile phone in our company’s history.”

New Perspective in Smartphone Design
The LG G2 brings everything together in a device with comfortable, functional, convenient and beautiful design. The LG G2 shifts the paradigm in smartphone design by placing all the buttons on the rear of the device, making this the first smartphone to be completely devoid of side buttons. The unique Rear Key concept came from the realization when studying users that the larger the phone became, the more difficult it was to properly access the side keys. Moving the main buttons to the back of the phone gave users more control since this place was where individuals’ index fingers are naturally located. Researchers found that moving the buttons also resulted in fewer dropped phones when adjusting the volume while talking.

Long-pressing on the rear-mounted volume keys allows users to launch QuickMemoTM and the camera, making note taking and photo capturing even easier than before. And if the LG G2 is lying on a surface face up, there’s no need to lift the phone to access the power button on the back. With KnockON, the LG G2 can be powered on simply by tapping twice on the display.

Edge-to-Edge Display and Best-In-Class Power Capacity
LG upped the ante by incorporating a 5.2-inch Full HD display in the LG G2, the largest display designed for one-handed operation in today’s popular 2.7-inch width smartphone category. In addition to the expansive viewing experience, LG’s innovative Dual Routing technology reduced the phone’s bezel to a mere 2.65mm on the side edge. And with proven IPS technology, the LG G2 offers superior graphics, accurate colors and clear images without any distortion.

For more efficient energy usage, the LG G2 employs Graphic RAM (GRAM) technology. GRAM reduces the display’s energy use by up to 26 percent on a still frame and increases overall usage time on the device by approximately 10 percent. And with a generous 3,000mAh battery that is thoughtfully designed to take maximum advantage of the interior space, the LG G2 is more than ready for a full day’s work or play.

OIS and High Resolution for Great Pictures
The LG G2’s high-resolution camera comes equipped with Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) technology to prevent blurring, allowing for clearer, brighter and sharper images even when in motion or shooting in dim environments. Most current smartphone cameras with OIS tend to offer resolution in the 4MP to 8MP range. The G2 is unique in that it offers 13MP and OIS technology in a slim design without a protruding lens. And features such as Super Resolution and Multi-point AF help keep everything in focus, just like a standalone point-and-shoot digital camera.

Studio Quality Hi-Fi Sound
In recent years, there has been an increase in consumer demand for superior sound in smartphones as high-quality multimedia content becomes more ubiquitous. Smartphones have become hubs for entertainment of all kind — TV shows, movies, games — and consumers expect the sound to be just as good as the image. The LG G2 is the first smartphone on the market today to feature 24 bit/192kHz Hi-Fi playback that reproduces studio-like quality sound, far superior to a CD. Now consumers can hear a level of audio realism that hasn’t been possible before in a smartphone.

Practical UX Connected to Everyday Life
Research shows that the most frequently used smartphone features are the most basic ones that users often take for granted such as SMS, social networking, directions and of course, making phone calls. The LG G2 comes with a number of compelling user experience (UX) features that provide the most practical value by focusing on a smartphone’s most popular tasks:

– Answer Me — Automatically answers the call after lowering the ringtone when the phone is raised to one’s ear.
– Plug & Pop — Recommends options or related features to choose from when the earphone or USB cable is detected.
– Text Link — Allows information embedded in text messages to be selected and easily saved in a 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 remotes and be customized to operate multiple devices with flexible layouts and keys.
– Slide Aside — Enables easier multitasking by simply “sliding” open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe.
– Guest Mode — Protects owner’s privacy by displaying only pre-selected apps when guests access the phone with a secondary unlock pattern.

Unmatched Performance with Next Generation LTE
The LG G2 runs on the industry’s most advanced mobile chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 Processor and redefines the smartphone experience through stunning performance, rich graphics and outstanding battery efficiency. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Through a long-term partnership collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, LG was able to deploy the chipset integrated perfectly with the LG G2 hardware to offer powerful and yet stable performance.

Following the global launch event in New York City on August 7, the LG G2 will be rolled out in over 130 wireless carriers in the next eight weeks starting in South Korea followed by North America, Europe and other key markets. Specific dates for market availability will vary by region and carrier.

Key Specifications:
– Processor: 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 featuring quad Krait CPU
– Display: 5.2-inch Full HD IPS (1080 x 1920 pixels / 423 ppi)
– Memory: 32GB / 16GB
– RAM: 2GB LPDDR3 800MHz
– Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS / Front 2.1MP
– Battery: 3,000mAh
– Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
– Size: 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm
– Colors: Black / White

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Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the US and other countries. Other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 87,000 people working in 113 locations around the world. With 2012 global sales of USD 45.22 billion (KRW 50.96 trillion), LG comprises five business units — Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning & Energy Solution and Vehicle Components — and is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a global leader and innovator in mobile communications. With its breakthrough technologies and innovative designs, LG continues to establish a number of benchmarks in the smartphone market, while also helping create a better lifestyle for consumers by delivering a wholly enhanced smartphone experience. As a leader in 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, LG continues its commitment to developing ground-breaking LTE technologies and fulfilling consumer demands with differentiated LTE devices of the highest quality, all of which are based on the company’s wealth of LTE patents and technical knowledge. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

  • Taglogical

    IMO, this LG packages for the first time, all of the technologies that we have nerdgasmed over (since the OG Droid), in all of their glorious maturity: a perfect display, robust processor/graphics, battery (huge AND removable!!) , storage (32 on-board PLUS SD woot), camera (finally, quality pictures what?!), thin construction etc. (IR!?) … This has functionality as a ‘computer in your pocket’ like no other smartphone before it.

    I LOVE Motorola, and I wish I had the money to play with the Moto X because I truly think Googlerola has revolutionized and blown the dust off a dormant segment with the Moto X (and the entire new Droid lineup): the PDA (this is what the Palm Pilots were trying to do “okay Google, now”). But Motorola did-so at the expense of the ‘computer’ I have grown accustomed to having in my pocket – I would LOVE to have an X8 daughtered to the 800 in this G2 (for the ‘touchless control’ and the Moto X notifications etc.), but I’m thinking this G2 is going to replace my Bionic (finally) and I will remain very excited for the ‘next phone’ from Googlerola – Moto neXt?

  • The Phenom

    No SD Slot makes me not want this.

    • Taglogical

      It has SD in the battery compartment

      • The Phenom

        Will wait and see if they will truly support it.

  • Russ

    That’s a lot of big numbers on the spec sheet, but it’s still running a skin. I don’t know first hand how LG’s is, but historically those have made for a bumpier user experience even with high end specs. It will be interesting to see all the reviews of this and the Moto X once they are out, and how they suit people’s individual needs.

    Personally, I have small hands and short thumbs and my GNex is already hard to use one-handed. I can imagine these 5″ behemoths being straight up uncomfortable. And plus, now that I have a tablet I don’t find myself playing games, watching movies, or web browsing on my phone nearly as much. I’ll be trying lots of phones when my December upgrade rolls around, but I have a feeling the size of this thing plus the skinned OS is going to be enough to push me away. And no, I don’t want something I have to root and ROM to get what I want. Got tired of that after the Droid.

  • Sirx

    I’m not gonna lie–Everytime I hear something new about this phone, it sounds better! Good Battery? On Screen Keys? Good (on-paper) camera tech? This is serious contention.
    If this has SD, removeable battery, good speakers, then this will be my G’nex’s fate!

    • Taglogical

      (SD) Check. (removable Bat) Check. And (supposedly) Check+ on the speakers.

  • Xavier Dyer

    I wont even fight it, just take my money..

  • aDROIDfreeworld

    stupid LG logo on the front = denied
    stupid slow UI skin just because they felt it necassary to deprive their users of the Google experience = denied
    Verizon not launching it until this time next year = priceless

  • Robert Macri

    SD Card?

  • Trevor

    Yay, another 5+ inch screen. Oops, barfed in my mouth a little bit.

  • Anon

    I thought the whole point of moving the volume keys and switch to the back was to allow for a thin design, yet this phone is 8.9mm thick and the Galaxy S4 is 7.9 mm? Am I missing something?

    • LionStone

      3000mAh battery and no goofy physical button or protruding camera lens…

  • Franklin Ramsey

    Well the specs are nice, but is anyone else disappointed by the software features? They all sound gimmicky to me. And no always on awareness? I thought that was a feature of the S800?

  • Radgatt

    Pretty soon it will be announced that at&t has exclusive on the 32gb version.

  • Dave

    Volume keys on the back? Man LG….so close but so far.

  • Sporttster

    No SD slot? You’ve got to be f’ing kidding me!! This phone, too??? Well, guess no go for this one, either.

    • Taglogical

      It’s expandable – It has an SD; in the battery compartment

  • paul_cus

    Might just have to. LG is impressing me with this phone.

  • Charlie

    No expandable me no buy…

    • socarwolverine

      It is expandable.

  • schlanz

    GN3 will best this but it’s the most exciting device LG has ever announced. Hopefully it lands on VZW because they’ve never had a great LG smartphone.

  • Jackson

    Where are the damn speakers

  • BigtomJones

    I’m excited about the on screen keys that + stock android = BEAST

    • Jackson

      Same here

    • joejoe5709

      5.2″ screen plus PIE controls…. Mmmmm…

  • Chippah

    I like it,but i dont LOVE it, it just dosent speak to me,
    its missing some of that “magic” that samsung has latley,
    Its also weirdly “Korean”

  • Butters619

    Now just release a Google Play Edition 🙂 and/or next Nexus.

  • duoexo

    Watched the video. Phone looks great. But mannnn that UI is ugly! my younger brother has the LG Fascinate and it’s actually looks nicer. How do they uglyfy it more. Hope dev support can save the looks of the UI.

    • schlanz

      You mean Samsung Fascinate?

  • Dude

    MicroSD or not?!?!?!? I have to have that option to store all my dirty videos and naughty Chive pics.

    • Taglogical

      It has SD 😀

  • RaptorOO7

    So no microSDXC, then its likely not a solid choice. I will wait for the Nexus 5 since it will be the same phone but with KLP 5.0 and no back buttons.

  • Dale

    Un-removable battery, no SD slot – this is most likely the next Nexus as well. Sounds like an awesome phone!

  • joejoe5709

    Alright we have ourselves the first next gen spec phone. Hopefully LG won’t screw it up. The specs are of course mind blowing if not a little unnecessary. I still prefer phones a little smaller but this is a pretty cool phone and it demands my attention. If the next Nexus is 2/3 what this phone is, we’ll have a winner!

    • Higher_Ground

      Hopefully, the specs will at least make it a bit more future proof, though how quickly LG makes with the updates will have at least as much to do with that as well.

  • Bill Newman

    Wait DL, I thought the spec war was “over” last week????

    • NeedName

      We’ll find out once real world tests are done with the Moto X Vs Lg G2.

      • Bill Newman

        Not the point. LG has bombarded the phone with the latest specs. Even if it doesn’t perform better, the “Spec War” is not over at least according to LG.

        • NeedName

          It is if it doesn’t perform better than the Moto X. If you keep hawking specs and your device is getting its ass handed to it by a “mid-range” device then you are DOA.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        Benchmarks will be no contest. Real world, I doubt you’d be able to tell the difference except for the load times on large apps, which will be about the difference from the Moto X to the GS4.

  • MafiaMM

    I hope there’s a GPE Edition. The whole software it has is the only negative. I don’t want no Guest Mode, Remote Control feature, I just want this phone with stock android

  • DanWazz

    Phone looks and sounds good. I like what LG is doing these days. Hopefully if they are doing the next Nexus, it will be of similar design and specs, or better.

    • NeedName

      Google’s goal with the Nexus line seems to be to bring the device in at a certain cost, not bring cutting edge specs. . .

      • DanWazz

        True, but the Nexus 4’s specs were decent at the time and still hold up. Either way, we can always hope/wish.

  • JolleyMan

    Still don’t know how you get to the power button while this is in a car dock.

  • Guang Hao

    the features are pretty good and not that gimmicky.

  • Rechie

    A phone I’ll probably trade my Note II for… Or maybe wait till what’s in store with the Note III.

  • violator702

    I think this is going to be my next phone. The Droids and the X didn’t wow me, and the Note 3 and One Max are too big for me. I also need on screen keys.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Nothing aware? no? K. Good camera, good guts, but nothing for me.

  • prestone1

    i was going to buy it, till i saw this….leave it to verizon

    • Weber

      A very fine sandpaper will take care of that VERY easily, as well as the LG logo on the front.

    • EC8CH

      No effin’ way!

      The back logo sure, but that front logo…. seriously?

      • prestone1

        amazing, the only thing verizon can get right is their service.

  • viewthis66

    I dig it. Can’t wait to see the note 3. I’ll either get this or the note 3.

  • Kevin

    id like to know about the LG skin overlay and how intrusive or functional it might be

  • Guest

    well i was going to buy it, till i saw this… https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRE4a_GCAAIUaqw.jpg

  • akazerotime

    Man, this is what i hope the VoLTE phones start out at. (Can i be downvoted too, trolls?)

  • Zach Armstrong

    Make this the next Nexus and I’m sold

  • Bryan

    And LG just showed Moto/Google how to announce a phone. I am not talking about specs, I am talking about a press release to let everyone know what’s going on. I am talking about a set time that everyone knows when they will hear about it. None of this secrecy about when people can talk about it, etc.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      Yeah, the soft launch for the Moto X was kind of a cluster because they wanted to give small groups one-on-one time. Though, I would say that we probably ended up with about the same amount of information. Specs, hands-on, etc., but at least Motorola gave a better time frame than “later this year”. No pricing for anyone gives me the impression that it will be late September/early October minimum for release, which is a bummer.

    • NeedName

      Sorry, I thought the LG G2 launch was horrific. Seriously, couldn’t understand the CEO at all and he was just painful to watch, and the rest of it was so robotic. I literally laughed and cringed throughout the show.

      It’s really not that hard to introduce a produce in a personal way but these asian companies make it goddy and painful to watch.

      • NeedName

        product. . .. not lettuce here.

    • Bryan

      I am not really talking about LG’s press event itself, but the actual press release that was released right at 8:00 am when the event started. It has all of the details of the phone right there straight from the source.
      What did Motorola do? Let bloggers and tech writers release info a little at a time and in their own format/way. Was there even an official press release from Motorola that describes the Moto X at all? I don’t remember seeing one and the only reason we have any info on the phone is leaks and tech writers talking about the specs and features. You NEVER let the media control your message. It’s as if Motorola has no concept of marketing. There is still confusion about exactly what the X8 architecture is and what Snapdragon processor is really there. All Motorola had to do was type up a press release with all of the details and release them during the event for the world to see.

  • Cliff Wynne

    That guest mode interests me greatly especially with a 2yo that likes to look at all the pictures on Daddy’s phone.

    • LionStone

      Yep…I’ve been using PhotoVault to keep ‘certain’ pics out of my stock phone gallery 🙂

    • Zeph

      Anthony Weiner? Will he never learn?!

  • cgalyon

    Waiting to see how the camera is on this. Just had a new baby, so I’m totally into having quick access to a good point-and-shoot camera on my phone!

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  • speraider430

    Why don’t people understand this? It’s EASY to pack a device with the most up to date tech (fast processors screen etc). What’s hard is to design a phone that looks elegant and feels just as good in your hand. I know ugly is a subjective word but wow this phone doesn’t do it for me!

    • marko358

      Even though I’m considering this device, I must agree that it’s aesthetically boring.

      • speraider430

        I agree, and I’m not saying its a bad phone because it’s a great package. The spec porn just doesn’t do it for me. Let the downvotes come!

        • SchwannyT

          “Spec porn” That is my new favorite. You get my one upvote for the day

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  • marko358

    I look forward to Verizon offering this device in May next year.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      NO sir, as always, it’s late fall 🙂

      • Dale

        AKA December, 20 2013

        • Chris Bailey

          *AKA December 20, 2014


  • chris125

    Lg is coming out with all the big guns. Can’t wait to see reviews of this.

  • Justin Barrett

    Let’s see what the software is like. Seems we either get awesome stock Android with underwhelming hardware specs, or awesome hardware and underwhelming software. Have yet to find something that does both.

    • Tony Stark

      Totally agree, I want all the Moto X features but on this LG Hardware! Additionally, that LG skin looks dreadful…

      They didn’t even include any always-on voice features! That was a huge selling point for the Snapdragon 800!

      • Justin Barrett

        That being said, I’d rather have a smoother experience with decent specs (aka Moto X) than mind blowing specs that still hiccups (S4).

        Can’t stand skins anymore. Android is too polished now to let manufacturers mess with it. Let the customization come from third party launchers and developers, not from the OEM.

        • Tony Stark

          I think this is getting to the point where Android should offer the ability to revert to stock.

          I like the new Motorola approach, stock Android with manufacturer apps, what’s wrong with that?

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            If it doesn’t look different, how can an average consumer walking into the store know that its different? Or their friends?

    • NeedName

      This is my love-hate relationship with Android.

  • Tyler Durden

    This thing is a beast. True mobile innovation.

  • Dan

    Gnex is also 8.9mm thick… Why did they move the volume / power buttons?

    • middlehead

      So the screen could fill the body from side to side. The buttons aren’t just protrusions on the outside, they need connections inside. Moving those to the back means the screen can be right up against the edge.

  • JonathonFlores

    After using a Nexus (Gnex).. I find it very hard to buy any other phone. Looks like I’m gonna have to jump off the VZW ship.

  • Ian Smith


    • Cliff Wynne

      this might have been even more funnier without the eye gouging caps 🙂

      • Ian

        more funny*

        • tyguy829

          *funnier you’re both dumb

          • Most funniest*

          • Ian

            “funnier” was recently added to the dictionary because there are just too many cases where you can’t fix stupid.

      • Sirx

        Considering the original context of the quote, it kinda has to be shouted…

    • Tony Stark

      Not sure how anyone can down-vote this

    • Flat_Stanley

      I suppose one could loosely argue that, with all these spec-heavy phones like the G2, the Moto X does somewhat restore balance, just not on the end that anyone wants.

      Disclaimer: I do not have an iPhone and will not be buying the next iPhone

    • rajiv

      You were the chosen one!

      • Cynder2012

        hahahaah that was great

    • michael arazan

      Can I flash the Moto X software and android on the LG G2?

  • Munchma Quchi

    Sapphire crystal camera lens…better hope Apple doesn’t have a patent on that :p

  • hkklife

    Now THIS, my friends, is true mobile advancement. What we witnessed last week from Motorola was something akin to smoke & mirrors, snake oil, or a dog and pony show.

    This is as close to a perfect smartphone on paper as has ever been released. LG’s track record for updates still terrifies me, especially since it’s not launching with 4.3. But this would make a perfect GPE device without a doubt. I am sure that VZW will still find some way to screw up/neuter/gimp/delay/avoid this device, however.

    • SmokeNMirrors

      I got your snake oil right here… I wonder how much cash we’ll have to pony up for this?

      • wadz

        Probably the same as Moto X on contract

        • NexusPhan69

          So hilarious because it’s true to the point of being sad.

          • NexusPhan69

            I confused myself with that statement. Too hung over I guess.

    • NeedName

      Interesting how LG talked a lot about hardware and specs but showed nothing actually working while Moto did just the opposite — maybe one is more confident in the actual user experience?

      The hardware sounds good, but I won’t touch it unless it becomes a Nexus/Google Play device. . . .

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      what would u rather, knock knock or active display?

    • Butters619

      Hardware wise it’s insane. But that software is a major bust. If it comes GPE or Nexus then we’ll talk.

    • D.B.Evans

      I’m up for a new phone – just trying to decide on which one. Due to signal strength at my home and office, I’m pretty much stuck with Verizon.

      I’ll be watching the reviews on this one to see how the user-experience fares, as well as camera image quality and real-world battery life (for such a huge battery, it better have well above average life). And, or course, the question of price and which internal memory variations make it to Verizon. I like the placement of the volume buttons on a larger screen – although the power button seems odd.

      They have my interest – it’s just a question of if they can live up to the claims.

  • Drome

    WOW. I don’t like the oversize screen thing but if they made these specs for a 4.7 inch nexus 5 that would be all time.

    edit.. also come on Google Edition.

  • Victor Lugo

    Unless something with this much wow comes out later, this is my next phone. With the way they put the nexus 4 together they can’t go wrong with this beast!

    • marko358

      I’m with you. I will upgrade my phone in the next 4 to 6 weeks (Verizon unfortunately) and this is looking like my best bet right now. Curious to see what the Sony Honami turns out to be but the odds of Verizon getting it are close to zero.

      • eleazar

        hopefully they will announce a release date…

  • Thomas

    Sounds nice, but I’ll wait for the Note 3.

    • Justin W

      Or the G2 Pro

  • beaumac

    Now that’s more like it! Cannot wait for the review of the camera, battery life and performance.

  • Manny

    This is what the Moto X should have been. Sorry Moto, but it looks like LG just upstaged you, and everyone else in town.

    • Guest

      So they beat everyone with specs, sure, but other than Moto, everyone else’s flagship for this year was released in spring, so they definitely should have won the spec war.

    • radiohead14

      apples to oranges.. this will appeal to some people while the moto x will to others. personally, i’m more intrigued by the moto x, since i trust google/moto’s implementation of the software more than lg. i also prefer the size and design of the moto x.

    • JonathonFlores

      I believe the Moto X will sell tons more than the G2 (even though I may not get it).. it’s end user friendly and appealing to the mass market.

      • NeedName

        I agree with you. Not to mention the marketing being put behind the Moto X, it has two “killer” features that can be shown in-store that will grab the “average user’s” attention more than anything else I’ve seen — they seriously think the back button and double tap to unlock is going to make anyone go “wow, I want that” in the store?!?!?

    • Butters619

      I’m not one to judge phone size, but I know a ton of people who would never get this phone based on size alone.

      • Corey Hass

        Butters you silly little boy, this phone is a mere 2 millimeters taller than a GS3, that equates to less than 1/10 of an inch.

        • Butters619

          And I know tons of people who wouldn’t get the SGS3 because of size alone.

          I don’t hate big phones (I own one), but I know a lot of people don’t want massive phones.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      I doubt Motorola will be upstaged by this. Yes, the tech guys will like it for their specs, but the average person doesn’t shop by specs. Plus, I’m not sure the average person would like the volume rocker on the back. That’s a new layout and it might pan out, but I showed my Girlfriend that picture and she wanted to know what they were smoking to put the volume control on the back.

  • duoexo

    Crap… HTC One.. G2… My wallet is confused now.

    • Cliff Wynne

      kinda glad i waited for both motorola and lg to make their announcements.

      • Andy Stetson

        kinda glad verizon took so long to come out with the one, which is now at the bottom of my list, which was only 1 phone long, but now there are 2.

  • kevg73

    Looks amazing, especially that 3000 mah battery. Its just a little wider than I had hope. 70mm is kind of the cutoff for me. Need to get it in hand to be sure.

    • Dee

      too wide for you? beehitch pleeeease

    • Allen Yates

      I actually think wider is better. I’m rockin’ the Droid DNA right now, and in some ways it’s too tall and narrow (heard this about the HTC One as well). Wider lets me spread my hand out a bit when holding it.

  • JG

    I wasn’t believing the new nexus would be called the “Nexus 5″ but now that the current Nexus 4 has a screen in the 4″ range and this new LG has a screen within the 5” inch I think we maybe looking at the new Nexus 5.

    • C-Law

      I agree. I’m just hoping us folk on Verizon who will get this instead of the new nexus since Verizon won’t have it, well be able to get a port of the rom or have official support from cyanogenmod. I just can’t run a phone anymore without stock android or something very close like cm or aospa

  • TheWenger

    Nexus it now. Make it so.

    • AndreKP2124

      NOPE… It won’t become a Nexus. It will be called LG G2 Google Edition.

      • TheWenger

        I’m kind of liking the button setup so that might be even better. I would Imagine a Nexus would go more with the traditional power/volume buttons.

        • Keith0606

          The only thing I don’t like about the bottom placement is if you use an arm band for your phone when exercising. No way to turn on the screen to skip a song or adjust the volume.

          • Andy Stetson

            Knock twice on the screen to wake it up. for volume, there may be a slider or something. and you will likely be able to control the volume and skip a song with a set of headphone that have an inline remote (which the phone will hopefully come with).

      • Christian

        Is this confirmed anywhere? Just curious since we haven’t heard anything about who will manufacture the next Nexus phone.

    • AustinM123

      Unlock, Root, and Vanilla Rom it. This is going to be my next device!

  • GarHIII

    Holy spec sheet Batman!

  • SmokeNMirrors

    Why can’t Moto build something like this?

    • Dee

      us workers thats why…

      • SmokeNMirrors

        Fine, just charge me 20% more and I’ll happily buy it.

        • StuckWithVerizon

          They did…that’s why a mid range phone cost the same as a premium one.

          • Droid 1967

            you guys do know Samsung has a huge production facility in Texas also right. Not sure why they don’t point that out. maybe they aer doing the stuff here than bringing it back to Korea to put together. instead of shipping in all the parts and assembling it here, I myself don’t see a big difference here. american wages are still being paid 1 way or the other. https://www.google.com/search?q=samsung+texas+plant&client=ubuntu&channel=cs&oq=samsung+texas+plant&aqs=chrome.0.69i57j69i62l3.7434j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 so i guess we can stop complaining of the cost of iphone since it must be due to using american workers?

          • Jason B

            You’re also forgetting how much hardware Samsung makes. To say it charges itself favorably against other OEMs is an understatement. From screens, RAM, NAND flash to complete SoCs, Samsung is a heavy-weight hardware supplier and smartphone producer, which is an odd position since Apple and other OEMs rely on certain parts.

            Samsung has too much control as it stands.

          • Droid 1967

            just keep seeing people saying motorola our hero brought jobs here. all im saying is samsung brought a lot more jobs here.

  • ßen Murphy

    Take my money! Wait…nevermind. It’s only LG.

    • bitch_please

      Yes, it’s LG. Take my money!

      • Dee

        nexus 5?

    • Razma

      nexus 4? and who could forget the good ol’ Voyager from back in the day, lol

      • ßen Murphy

        Oh God, remember how annoying the Chocolate was.

        • g2gsr

          I had the LG Dare. It was awesome!

          • droidftw

            The LG Dare was my last phone before I switched to Android (OG Droid). It wasn’t that bad.

          • g2gsr

            I agree, but the switch to android was eye opening

          • droidftw

            The Dare was my first phone (I’m 16 currently and was 12 when I got the Dare) so my opinion on it is skewed as it was the best I had used at the time.

  • Franklin7777

    * checks pants *
    * needs new pants *

    • Tyler Durden

      Checks pants..fits perfectly


      • Tyler Durden

        Damn the trolls have awoken early!

        • jamdev12

          Yep they have. ahahaa. I didn’t down vote ya, but either some people didn’t like Fight Club, or they spoke about Fight Club and are no longer in the club.

          • Tyler Durden

            Yeah or they don’t like true masterpiece and rather watch Avatar or some junk

        • Ian Smith

          yes, you should sleep later next time.

      • I thought that was funny!


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