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Video: AT&T LG G2 vs. Verizon LG G2

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Last week, we had a chance to unbox and give our newest impressions on the LG G2, even spending most of last weekend with it. That unit happened to be an international variant, though, so in case you were wondering, we have been waiting to publish a review on the device until we had actual U.S. units in house. That time has come! We have both AT&T and Verizon review units on hand, and are ready to finish off our thoughts and put together a review, since we know many of you are itching to learn as much as you can before making any purchasing decisions. 

The Verizon LG G2 launches tomorrow (September 12) for $199 on-contract with the AT&T version joining it Friday for the same price.

In the video below, we’re doing the simplest of comparisons in terms of hardware, along with a brief preview at software differences. We’ve already unboxed and shared initial thoughts, so this is really about the subtle changes that carriers seem to continue to make on what should be identical phones. You’ll notice a changed volume rocker and power button setup on the Verizon version over the AT&T and international variants. The Big Red version also has wireless charging built-in and a honeycomb-like design on the backside.

The rest is the same, including the brilliant 5.2″ HD display, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800, 13MP camera with OIS, 2GB RAM, and internal 32GB of storage. [Specs]

We’ll have much more finalized looks at software, camera performance, battery stats, etc. over the next couple of days in our official review.

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  • Brian Shieh

    Why does Verizon have to put the logo on the front again (think Note II) in really awkward places?

  • kentrburton

    that volume rocker looks like crap on att version

  • recoveringlefty

    Verizon made the buttons really small. I think I can get on with the back buttons from ATT etc. It has a nice feel, but when that screen pops on – wow! Bye-bye bezels. The G2 has rung the death knell of the smartphone bezel. New phones need to follow suit, or get left behind (hear that Sony?) design and display-wise.

  • duke69111

    That power adapter is huge.

  • NoBullFitness

    I actually think the vzw buttons look better. Not enough to cancel my note 3 preorder.

  • instrument

    what does vzw gain from pjtting its name all over a phone? is it incase its used on a tv show? 24 Sprint style?

  • mustang8918

    According to the video, if your getting an AT&T version you should make sure that your case has a hole above the camera for the noise cancelling mic.

  • hereje

    please talk more about battery real usage

  • Carl

    Any word on the back LED for the Verizon version? Is it there?

  • footoed

    Anyone know if the quickwindow case will fit the verizon version? Or if they are making one that does fit?

  • GentlemanScholar

    @evleaks tweeted that he was likely wrong and the D820 not being the Nexus 5.

  • Gr8Ray

    Flashback to my Samsung Galaxy S “Vibrant”… Each carrier made their own version of the Galaxy S, and therefore, accessories were a complete nightmare.

  • gmx

    couple things VZW version not persistant notification you can dismiss it like normal notice I used phone today for 2 hours and never came back up after being dismissed. also nav buttons have a diff theme on VZW version there is no black reg there is a pink one.

  • slide83

    Anyone notice verizon removed the stock android browser? Looks like chrome only. Hopefully this beast can smooth overcome the scrolling smoothness problems chrome has.

  • Iskandar

    Verizon model looks no CooL

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    Does the Verizon Moto X have that ongoing wifi notification too? is there really no way to turn that off?

    • subieracer7

      I posted a you tube video above from pocket now video’s. The wifi can be shut off!!!! It is just set to on by default. geez.

  • itsacardigan

    I know it sounds trivial or picky but…..they just solidified my decision to get the Note 3 with that front VZW logo. I can deal with them tweaking the buttons (although the AT&T buttons look better) but no one else is putting front carrier branding on their phones. What is possessing them to do this. It’s like your phone is wearing a NASCAR jacket.

  • http://www.gorecording.com/ Nicholassss

    The guts of this phone were worth overlooking the ugliness. But Verizon made it even uglier. I don’t think I’m going to go get one this week after all.

  • starnovsky

    Why, Verizon, just why?

  • BRIM

    That is one hideous phone.

  • Ed Waters

    I’m going to wait for the Verizon fire sale to buy my next phone. Seven new phones in the span of two months means something has to go on sale in the next month.

  • Nathaniel Newman

    @Kellex B Can you confirm, does the VZW version have an FM Radio? (lets try it this way)

  • jh123416

    @kellex:disqus Does the VZW version have an LED light on the back like the intl. one?