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LG Also Posts Detailed 4-Minute G2 Video, Highlights Exhaustive List of Features

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The LG G2 has been official for a couple of weeks now, but as a launch looms (and continues to evade us), LG is going to do everything in its power to keep it on your radar. And can you blame them? The Galaxy Note 3 is going to be announced on September 4, followed by the next iPhone. If you are a smartphone manufacturer trying to carve out your own little niche, there couldn’t be a more difficult time to do it than early September. 

One of their attempts to spread (or continue to hammer home) word of the G2, is through this 4-minute highlight clip of features that was posted to YouTube this morning alongside the company’s first G Pad 8.3 teaser. It’s exhaustive, actually. Can there be too many features packed into a single device? Motorola has gone the complete opposite with the Moto X, instead choosing to add on only a handful of features rather than a couple-of-page-long list.

During our initial launch coverage of the device, we tried to show you as much as we could, but from this video, it’s pretty obvious that like the Galaxy S4, the G2 is going to need some extra attention in order to tap (or knock) into even an ounce of its capabilities.

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  • beaumac

    Could we see a comparison in the dimensions of the G2, HTC1, S4, and Droid Max?

  • Matt

    Recording at 60 fps along with all the other storage needs will kill the pathetic 32 gb memory.Otherwise I like

  • JoeInMO

    It looks like a very impressive device. LG has a pretty bad reputation with Android phones, but hopefully they’ll turn things around with this one (like HTC did with the One). I’ll seriously consider this phone if/when it comes out.

  • Wilm

    Haha since when has having a lot of features on an expensive phone become exhaustive? Especially if you’re a power user. As consumers we want more bang for our buck.

  • ConCal

    All want is an HTC One Max with the G2′s screen to bezel ratio.

  • johnogilvie668

    $85 an
    hour! Seriously I don’t know why more people haven’t tried this, I work two
    shifts, 2 hours in the day and 2 in the evening…And whats awesome is Im
    working from home so I get more time with my kids. Heres where I
    went,www.Pro67.ℂom

  • joejoe5709

    I really like this phone. I’d probably take it over the S4 and the HTC One. I actually like most if not all the features including the backside buttons. And of course the specs are killer. What I don’t like is the LG UI. Other than camera features, I’d take stock Android any day even if it means losing LG’s other features.

    The MotoX isn’t even in the same category despite what they say so don’t even compare them. If anything, the Ultra/Maxx cousins compete with these phones due to the size.

    Nexus4, S4 Mini, One Mini, Moto X= Mid-size Flagship
    S4, G2, One, Supposed Nexus5= Flagship (Full Size)
    *steps off soapbox*

    • blerg

      The UI is killing me. It’s the only reason I didn’t grab an Optimus G Pro when I finally cracked my galaxy s 2 last month. I messed around with a tester, and if you turn off every shortcut in the notification bar it leaves the entire area blank with rows of a single “edit” button. I started laughing and left.

      • joejoe5709

        Right. Samsung’s Touchwiz is bad and LG’s UI is an attempt to copy it. Not good. GPE or Nexus5 and I’m totally on board. Heck remove the IR blaster, lower the GPU a smidge and I’d still take it.

  • Alvin

    Any word of a GPe version? Initially, LG shot this down…. But they always change their minds (ie Nexus 5 rumors)

    • joejoe5709

      Nothing can be confirmed or denied for either. So yeah. Very interesting for the Nexus5 rumors. :-)

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    If the Moto X had this camera…
    Comparing the G2 to the best smartphone ever is a must.
    I don’t see how the G2 can add productivity to my life, but it has some cool stuff in there. I like text link, that adds something useful. And maybe the way the voice assistant launched the camera, hardware control is a +.

  • SmokeNMirrors

    So beautiful I’m in tears…

  • master94

    I want a phone with Saphire glass not just on the camera but the whole device. Bullet proof yes

    • joejoe5709

      I read somewhere that sapphire glass is very very hard and scratch proof, but shatters easier than Gorilla Glass. So if that’s true, it’s perfect for a camera lens but probably not the whole phone.

  • Malcolm Love

    I’m interested in the battery life on this phone. Wondering if it would be comparable to a Droid MAXX since the size is almost as big.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      We don’t know how power hungry the 800 is yet though. I’d say that it would probably last around 10-15% longer than the GS4, considering that the LCD is more power-hungry than the AMOLED, but the 800 may be slightly better than the 600. Pushing Maxx-like uptime is seriously pushing it though, I think.

      • Malcolm Love

        This is true. I was hoping for something close, but forgot completely that this phone has LCD and not AMOLED. Apparently the snapdragon 800 is supposed to be pretty efficient as far as energy use from what I’ve heard. So we’ll see I guess. I’ll probably still get the Droid MAXX. The Note is enticing me, but I’m not sure if I want a screen quite that big.

  • Tom

    I wonder why the Korean version of the G2 has an SD card slot and a removable battery while the US version doesn’t.

    • ANON

      Carriers. They want every device specific and tailored to meet their needs and stand out from other carriers. What i would guess

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        In the Korean market, they want to leave the GS4 as few advantages as possible, otherwise it just gives Samsung more leverage.

        In the US, the average user doesn’t care, and it is cheaper to use embedded batteries and non-removable storage.

        • morro

          Why do you think the average Korean user cares more about SD cards and removable batteries than the average US user?

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Based on the fact that most devices in Korea have a removable battery and an sd-card slot, even if an identically branded device sold elsewhere in the world is lacking those features. Similarly, dual SIM slots is a popular feature in China, but there are very very few devices sold in the US with more than one SIM.

            If a device manufacturer is going out of their way to create a separate device for a single market, it can be reasonably assumed that the average user in that market will make their purchasing decision based on that feature being present or absent (i.e. that they care about that feature), as it is more cost effective to have as few unique versions of a device as possible.

          • michael arazan

            Wow a company that listens to customers and not Carriers, wish that would happen here in the States. Sick of corporations self appointing themselves made up powers and they all sh$t on the consumers. Must be nice in Korea to listen to their customers.

  • Kevin

    why does the vzw version seem to have different shaped rear buttons?

    • CasperTFG

      That’s what I’ve been wondering.

    • jh123416

      Same. Seems like the buttons and camera have a chrome/silver trim

  • Ed Waters

    I am hoping Verizon carries the 32GB version of this phone and prices it as well as the HTC One.

    #16GBkilledtheDNA

  • Raj Bhatt

    Glad to see some LG G2 coverage here. It will most likely replace my Verizon GNex unless Verizon miraculously gets a Nexus this year.

    I heard that there was a leaked release date for Sept 12th on Verizon for the G2.

  • rfranken

    seems like a great phone. puzzled why it isn’t getting as much attention as it seems it should. (if I didn’t have another year to wait this would be my next phone)

  • Ryan

    Now there are to many features in phones? Just have to find something to complain about unless it’s the MOTO X.

    The G2 will be a great phone. It will also be my upgrade from the gNexus. If only we could get a release date.

    • ANON

      early next month on VZW…my lucky numbers today in my cookie was 8 12 13….

      • Weber

        If that’s a date you’re alluding to, it’s a month late, no?

        • blerg

          The thing is, he was reading a chocolate chip cookie. :p

    • charles rogers

      Im going to hit up a verizon store and try them all on for size before i totally decide. Every phone coming out has a couple features i think i really like. Luckily I’m on Verizon and have plenty of time to think before they’re available.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        I would laugh about that last line if I weren’t on Verizon and it wasn’t so true /cry

        • SkylaC90

          lol I know what you mean.

      • LionStone

        Yep, same here… But I’m waiting til the holidays, then weigh em all up… by then the Nexus 5 will be out, we’ll have MotoX Maker, maybe a different color for the HTC ONE.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      I would argue that yes, like anything else, there is a point of diminishing returns where features are concerned. Eventually, there is so much “stuff” in the way that doing something that should be simple becomes confusing, and confusing things become frustrating very quickly.

      I’m not entirely convinced that minimalism is the way to go, but I personally would prefer to start with something simple (AOSP) and add what I want via apps than to start with something that has everything (LG G2, GS4) and have to turn everything off. I will never fault a company for bringing new features to market, as I applaud efforts at making our devices more useful, but at the same time they should be continually evaluating how adding “one more feature” affects the overall stability and usability of their software, and if the feature is actually a useful addition or simply a gimmick.

      • Guest

        i would agree. there are a lot of nice features on this phone, but i personally like a more stock look/feel. This phone with stock android, and the ability to add the features i want via apps would be nice

    • Brian Wolfman

      Have to agree…seems like kellex is kinda becoming so pro-motoX, any deviation (even just in style, a la the droids) he dismisses them and almost mocks them. They make fun of the back side buttons and ignore all the great features (screen, camera…). Ill be getting it (from my GNEx) as soon as its released

      • Ryan

        The buttons have actually been getting good feedback from first time users at the launch event. So i’m not to worried about them, but it will probably seem weird at first.

        • blerg

          I’ve seen a couple of reviews of the moto x mention how they find themselves messing with its dimple and resting their fingers there. Which is exactly where the G2 buttons are and they still get no credit.

          • charles rogers

            Ooh thats a good point.

        • Chris Guella

          I accidentally hit volume on my DNA multiple times a day when trying to press power. These new LG buttons are innovative and will eliminate that issue and I am looking forward to them as well so I can grip the phone firmly without changing the damn volume!

    • PhillipCun

      Too many features in phone is indeed a bad thing. It creates a confusing user experience and is confusing to market.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        I wish there was a way to favorite a comment, because this would be my first.

    • JRomeo

      why not wait until october and upgrade to the new Nexus from your gNexus?

      • jose

        I would assume he’s on Verizon, which means no more Nexus.

      • Ryan

        Verizon as Jose says.
        If I’m ever going to leave Verizon it’s going to be for the refresh of the Oppo’s Find 5 on tMobile and not the nexus.

        • Manny Subia

          I’m on that same boat. Looking to upgrade from my Vz GN to this,…….I’m gettin’ pumped!!!

    • John Zampier

      I thought it was Sept. 12. Or is that just a rumor?

      • Ryan

        All I’ve heard is early to mid Sept.

  • bizi

    >>Motorola has gone the complete opposite with the Moto X, instead choosing to add on only a >>handful of features rather than a couple-of-page-long list.

    Do we really need to hear about the Moto X in EVERY article?

    • Rodeojones000

      Yes, yes we do.

      • Richard Yarrell

        No we don’t. The Motorola Xphone is a total JOKE/FARCE compared to the Galaxy S4 or upcoming Lg G2 or Galaxy Note3. Mot orola is just as pathetic as Verizon and it’s childish branding and crappy ability to update handsets. Note 3 rules period.

        • Rodeojones000

          We all have our opinions. Mine, for one, is that the S4 is the joke/farce and the Note 2 (and upcoming Note 3) is just plain idiotic in size. Plus hardware buttons are annoying. But this is the beauty of Android – options. There’s no reason to get your panties in a bunch because an article on Droid-Life mentions a phone you dislike – a phone that, like it or not, is currently the hottest, most talked-about smartphone on the market.

          • charles rogers

            Well its definitely the most talked-about. Hottest i think might have to do with sales, and I for one haven’t seen any.

          • JoshGroff

            YOUR OPINION IS WRONG! – Fanboy logic

          • bizi

            How can you say the S4 is a joke compared to anything?

          • Rodeojones000

            Easy. It’s my opinion and not all of us have the same one regarding the S4. I don’t like it. Not a fan of the screen size (too big), don’t like physical home buttons, hate TouchWiz, I think the S-features are gimmicky at best, and I don’t like the very Gingerbread looking UI (amongst other things). But, again, this is what makes Android great. There are other phones to consider. I’m also not sold on the Moto X, for what it’s worth. In fact, there isn’t a single phone currently available that I’d want to switch from my GNex for. I’m glad you like it, but don’t act like there’s something wrong with me or anyone else who has a different opinion than yours.

        • Raj Bhatt

          Richard, you have a right to your opinions and sometimes I even agree with them, but you can’t present them like a stark raving lunatic.

          Droid-Life is a place for civil conversation between Android enthusiasts. Not for children yelling at each other about which toy is better.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Some of us try to keep the comment sections here civil, but unfortunately we’re becoming outnumbered by raving fan-boys who refuse to hear a word against their beloved device/manufacturer of choice.

          • JoshGroff

            I’m so glad I’m not a raving fanboy.

          • jose

            Civil? This is the internet. GTFO!

        • jose

          Ha! That’s not gonna work on DL. Here, you better have had THESE phones in THIS order or else you are a troll with no opinion and people will assume you have no idea what you’re talking about:

          1. OG Droid
          2. Galaxy Nexus
          3. Moto X

          Any deviation from this and you’re gonna have a bad time.

        • squiddy20

          What a joke yourself. You claim literally every Android device not made by “The Great and Almighty Samsung” is “useless”, a “joke” or “total farce”, or “crappy”. What cracks me up is, just 2 years ago you were saying how you’d “never touch any of Samsuck’s crappy ass plastic devices with a 10 foot pole”, all the while saying how HTC was “pimp slapping” all other manufacturers with their Evo 3D, a phone that was just deemed one of the top 10 worst Android phones ever by Phandroid. What’ll it be next year? Sony? Stupid bandwagon jumping hypocrite.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      Just providing a counterpoint. You know the Galaxy S4 gets mentioned in most of the articles here as well, right?

      • bizi

        My comment wasn’t directed at you.. It was directed at the article. It seems like every article has to talk about how great the Moto X is and how we shouldn’t worry about the lack of specs… It’s getting old. I appreciate the information on the phone but the non-stop Moto X commercials aka articles need to stop..

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          I understand where you’re coming from, and eventually it will taper off. You could say the same thing about the GS4 around its release, and the Nexus (at least since the Galaxy Nexus). The Moto X is the current darling, at least until the Nexus 5 arrives, then you won’t hear about it except in passing. And so the Android device wheel keeps turning.

        • Daeshaun Griffiths

          Maybe you need to visit another site that doesn’t talk about to moto x so much. Wait, every site loves the moto x, i don’t see how you will escape. It’s just a comparison, it’s not serious enough to complain about, u posted nothing related to the article topic.

          • drparty

            Well, I think it kind of stems from the blogger vs reader perspective, from where we set it doesn’t look like the Moto x is really very competitive, and in fact looks pretty outclassed especially in light of the play editions of the one and the s4, but remember we haven’t had the phone in hand and we’re just going by what we read. So when they cover the Moto x nonstop it’s just bizarre to us because our frame of reference is the one or the s4 spec sheet and release date which makes the Moto x kind of pale in comparison.

            Honestly I’m really not sure what all the hubbub is about.

  • thedonxr

    Sweet Video but when is the release date LG?!?!!

    • Tuco

      LG aren’t the ones to ask. Carriers handle that crap…with Verizon being the worst.

      • jh123416

        At this point Verizon isn’t even being the worst. They’re just being Verizon! haha

        • gary

          AT & T and VZW: August 29,..