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Press Render Leaks of LG G2 in White for Verizon

LG G2 White

Late last night, @evleaks posted up a leaked press render of the G2 from LG in White. The device has Verizon branding all over it, and from the previous information we posted back on the 7th, we could possibly see this device hit Big Red’s network this Thursday, November 14. 

Besides this white exterior, which we find quite appealing, this features all of the same internals as the black variant. The G2 sports a gorgeous 5.2″ 1080p display, Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, 13MP with full OIS technology built in. It’s still a great buy, for sure.

When the G2 hits Big Red in White, will you be grabbing one?

Via: @evleaks

  • Manbearpig

    Verizon is driving me nuts with this! I know as soon as i order the black one the white one will magically appear

    • bigairboarder44

      I was told by a Verizon rep on the phone it’ll be coming out on Dec. 3rd!

      • Lyle

        I was told on verizon csr chat December 2nd.
        But you cant believe anything Vzw says.

  • Romario Douglas

    Will verzion let people change Their black lg g2 to a white lg g2

  • Romario Douglas

    If u have the black lg g2 will u be able to change to white

  • Romario Douglas

    If u got the black lg g2 will u be able to switch to white

  • Jordan Dewey

    I hope this does pop up today, havent seen it on Verizon yet.

  • Jacinto

    the white looks so classy! come to think of it the rear key button sounds very convenient!

  • elaHcM

    finally i can use something great for concerts! because of G2′s audio zoom! will have a clear copy of the concert! :)

  • fanatic

    this is an awesome! phone, hope they beat samsung and apple!

  • joejoe5709

    Absolutely perfect timing.

    My wife has been a hard core Apple fan – - until she saw my G2. I’m blown away at how jealous she is of this phone. Problem is that she wants a white one. So this morning I showed her this article and she seriously flipped out. She’s coming to Android, guys! Finally!!

  • Rodeojones000

    Seriously, if you’re like me and had no choice but to stay with Verizon, you should really consider this phone. Battery life is amazing (especially if coming from a GNex), the phone simply flies, screen is beautiful, it’s easily rooted, and the LG UI is surprisingly understated and quite helpful. Plus, if you’re upgrading from a previously unlimited data plan, you can take advantage of their Verizon Max promo and get 6 GB of data for the 2 GB price (a deal I was told would remain as long as I’m a Verizon customer – won’t expire when I renew in 2 years). And with the white Cruiserlite TPU case, mine looks like a white phone already. Love this device.

    • joejoe5709

      Ditto. They let me keep my two year old double data plan instead of putting me into the crappy shared data stuff.

      The phone is pretty damn impressive. I like a lot more than I thought I would!

  • milan

    ill be picking it up in white next week or black friday at bestbuy

  • Bigwavedave25

    Black Vz G2 is on the UPS truck to my house today :)

    • EdubE24

      Enjoy Playa….loving mine so far!!

  • http://www.nosmellnotell.com/ Oak_Aged

    Does anyone else have an issue with their G2 not responding to Knock Knock for minutes at a time? Then when it does wake up the display shuts down immediately over and over? Pretty sure I got a defective device because besides that the phone as been awesome. Just hate to have to go through Amazon to get a replacement, especially since it got it during the $200 deal last week.

    • A.J.

      Whenever I use Knock on I double tap on the bottom of the screen right above the LG logo. I figured this out a couple of weeks ago and posted it on Android Central’s LG G2 forum. http://forums.androidcentral.com/lg-g2/330121-how-get-knock-work-100-a.html

      • http://www.nosmellnotell.com/ Oak_Aged

        Thanks. Yeah I saw that as well but even that doesn’t work for me. I’m talking 80% of the time, no matter where on the screen I tap or how many times, the knock on doesn’t work for me. And when it finally does the screen shuts down before I can even enter my passcode. At this point I’m certain it’s defective.

    • Rodeojones000

      Is your proximity sensor blocked by a case or screen protector? I on an XDA thread that this was a problem for some.

      • http://www.nosmellnotell.com/ Oak_Aged

        Nope, no case on it. Sounds like exchanging is the way to go at this point

    • joejoe5709

      Hmmm… yeah mine will be unresponsive about one in ten times, but the second knock usually works just fine and doesn’t have a hesitation like you’re talking about. Could just be user error or cold hands for mine. I find if it’s been in deep sleep for a couple hours, it’s harder to wake it up. Hope it’s not defective.

    • phunkyjoey

      Mine was doing the same thing. No case on it, or anything else covering the proximity sensor. When i tried to unlock it, the screen would turn off before I could even finish inputting the pattern to unlock. I brought it back to the Verizon store I bought it at, and they replaced it under warranty. The verizon rep agreed with me that it appeared to be a defective proximity sensor.

      • http://www.nosmellnotell.com/ Oak_Aged

        Yeah I’ll definitely have to exchange it.

  • angelycam

    I want a case for my black LG G2. Any suggestions that don’t make it so bulky? Not wanting the clear because of the yellowing…tried it with G3 and looked trashy…

    • Shawn Spring

      Incipio feather (or feather shine) cases are slim, have a nice rubbery-tacky feel to them, and are super slim. Got mine in grey and I love it.

      • angelycam

        Thanks! I see that DL has an ad for 15% + free shipping…my lucky day!

      • Bigwavedave25

        Ah, you ordered the “Iridescent” Gray one..? What exactly makes it iridescent? Does it have a bit of shine/shimmer to it or is it slightly translucent?
        Thanks, I’m looking at this also, missed the UPS guy today but my G2 is in route. :)

      • Serf33

        Don’t get the feather shine. It blocks wifi and cell signal. It looks gorgeous though. I got the plain feather in grey after the shine debacle, great buy

    • g2owner

      I went with the black silicone one from verizonwireless.com (but of course amazon/ebay for cheaper price). It doesnt’ add bulk at all and is better protection from falls than the feather incipio things.

      • EdubE24

        In Columbus all I could find was that terrible flip case. Ordered the Diztronic case remembering I liked it on my Gnex.

    • Rodeojones000

      Check out TPU cases on Amazon. I’ve got a black one from Diztronic (they’re great) and just today I got a white one by Cruizerlite. Both add almost no bulk but offer just enough protection and feel great to hold.

  • SilvenLode

    I do have the “popping and cracking” problems with voice calls. Two phones and two sims later didn’t change anything. I think this is just a software update that needs to happen.

    Other than that, I freaking love this phone, and I got mine for FREE through VZW. I bought it two weeks ago, and they had it for $50 this weekend with an additional $50 rebate. Called in Customer Service and they credited my account $100. All I had to pay was the original “upgrade fee”…ridiculous as that is.

    Can’t beat it, esp for the price. I LOVE the rear buttons. I use the Incipio DualPro case. Nice case, withheld a 10 foot drop off my roof onto concrete.

    Battery is an absolute beast!

  • Chippah

    Another reason to swap my Note 3 for the G2. 99% of all the touchwiz features
    I NEVER USE.. the spen-aircommand i dont use on the Phone, but works GREAT on the 10.1 2014 tablet. I’m used to running without any sdcard.
    wireless charging built in is a bonus.
    the G2 is gorgeous in white too.

  • Chippah

    Thinking REAL HARD about swapping my Note 3 for the White G2 on vzw.
    Development is rockin on the G2 where its a ghost town for the N3.

    Plus the N3 is soo boxy, hard to hold with 1 hand.
    It seems like the G3 is the perfect size.

    • EdubE24

      Loving the phone. Knock on is the greatest thing going. After using it you wish all your devices had it!

      • Chris Choncek

        I think we’ll be seeing this on other phones in the future.

        • EdubE24

          Let’s hope!

      • Rodeojones000

        I’m constantly using knock on/off on my Nexus 10 (obviously without success). I’ve just gotten so used to it on my G2.

        • EdubE24

          I do the same. Now just annoyed that all tablets and phones don’t have it!

  • Bluff Tannen

    i was going to get a Nexus 5…Glad i got the G2. POWERHOUSE!

    • dragonflyr

      agreed. even if I had the choice on vzw, I’d still pick the G2 .. the battery just makes the phone unstoppable.

  • akellar

    Sounds like this is replacing the black version, not giving another option. Black is out of stock online and chat rep stated it was discontinued and they don’t expect more in.

    • flosserelli

      Seriously? That would be a huge loss of potential buyers. I would never buy a white phone (I just don’t get the appeal) and I am pretty sure that I’m not alone in that regard.

    • Chris Choncek

      No. I don’t believe that for a minute.

    • akellar

      Ok it appears what they did was actually just deceptive pricing. It’s now back in stock conveniently less than 13 hours after the sale expired. Pretty apparent they just didn’t want to sell anymore at the sale price. Love Verizon.

  • Tim242

    The back of the phone just looks littered. The buttons and logos are just too much. Then you have two logos on the front. Ummm no.

    • Traveler21

      Do you not put your phone in a case? I agree that all the logos on the back are pretty awful but once it’s wrapped in a case you’ll never see it…. The front isn’t great looking either but I wouldn’t call it a deal breaker. I’d think the back buttons would be more of a deal breaker than the logos.

      • Tim242

        I do not use cases. I don’t like the added bulk they add. I don’t like how they collect dirt in the cracks. I like ‘em naked! The buttons on the back are the worst offender. The logo on the back of my S4 doesn’t bother me. A Verizon logo on the front is an absolute deal breaker. I do think the front logo on the white version is slightly less offensive.

        • Ralph Luciano Padro Jr.

          I was about to say something rude, but now that I think about it, I have to agree with you. I’m most certainly going to pick up a G2, but now you got me thinking about the logo. The back — to me anyway — isn’t much of an issue, but the front!

  • triumphtriple

    What ROMs are you guys using?
    Should I just go with CM?

    • Andy Stetson

      I’m using Malladus, it’s based on Stock, so it has all the goodies like knock-on and OIS support, along with other OEM goodies like the very nicely implemented popups for phone calls and text messages.

      • triumphtriple

        Does it keep the LG UI? I haven’t been able to find any screenshots.
        Also, does it have an option, to add “recent apps” to the nav bar?

        • Andy Stetson

          Yes, it keeps the UI, the Verizon version doesn’t have brightness or volume in the notification drawer (just Q-Slide and Toggles, which there is a toggle to turn off QSlide).
          I can’t remember if recents is built into malladus, but there is an Xposed Module on XDA built just for the G2 that lets you put whatever you want there, and have up to 4 buttons in the nav bar (along with the contextual arrows that pop up for text fields). Very clean and smooth rom. I haven’t found a reason to go CM, not worth losing features. I would upload a screenshot, but i’m at work with no connection on my phone. email me for screenshot, stetsonaw at android dot net.

          • triumphtriple

            I’m sure its great, keeping LG stock features/tweaks is a plus, but I hate the overall LG UI look :/
            This Xposed Framework everyone’s talking about should help though!

    • Rodeojones000

      Just stock, rooted here. But I’ve read nothing but good reviews about Malladus. I’m sure CM is fine, but seeing as it’s an AOSP-based ROM you lose a lot of the stock features – like knock on.

    • joejoe5709

      Xposed Framework has changed my life. I don’t think I’ll use another ROM ever again.

      • Rodeojones000

        Right? I’ve modded my statusbar and navbar, added transparency where it wasn’t possible with non stock wallpapers, and called it a day.

        • EdubE24

          Care to share how. Really wanting to do this!

        • joejoe5709

          I cleaned up the recents menu, the fugly status bar, added a recents button instead of menu, changed the bars to transparent, added in music controls, and much more all without actually flashing a ROM. Technically I’m still running stock LG UI but with several mods. I didn’t lose quick remote, knock on, the cool lockscreen, the camera app or Qslide. It’s also super stable. It’s simply incredible.

          I hear rumors that it can have an effect on battery life so I’m keeping an eye on that. But with 3000mAh, do I really care?

          Check it out: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2477586

        • joejoe5709

          I am NOT a pro, but this is what I was able to achieve in an evening.

          • Rodeojones000

            I’ve essentially done the same, except I kept the QSlide in my notification pull down and have full transparency with my statusbar.

          • joejoe5709

            Nice! Yeah! Essentially the same! :-)

          • joejoe5709

            By the way… 87% at 2:30pm with moderately heavy use is a major accomplishment. I’d be 60% at most with the Gnex.

      • triumphtriple

        That looks awesome! Thanks for telling me!

  • Andy Stetson

    The Official Phone of NASCAR

  • gpaine

    Been waiting for the white to use my upgrade. :)

  • http://petervideos.com/ Peter Mansour

    Dat logo tho

    • Tim242

      Which one? There are 5…ugggh

  • KnappyRoot

    Do any of the discount codes work if you buy off contract through the VZW website? 30% off is very tempting.

    • socarwolverine

      no.

  • jakemyster84

    I just had to get a warranty replacement of my G2. The screen stopped working properly yesterday, it will turn on but is all different colored pixels, if I pressed on the bottom left of the screen it would maybe work for a second or 2 but then stop.

    Maybe when I get my replacement on Friday Verizon will then let me swap for the white version. If not I am super happy with the black and this phone is a beast.

  • ToddAwesome

    White = less of a fingerprint mess?

    • flosserelli

      Maybe less fingerprints but every white phone I’ve seen looks like crap after a while. Just like white rag top convertibles.

  • Scott

    This or the Moto X (Dev Edition)? I can’t decide…

    • Eric

      If you care about screen, camera, performance. This is the phone.

  • jfunnybuckets

    The thing about the white G2 is that you can clearly see a black border between the bezel and the screen. I’ve heard lots of people have been annoyed with it

  • Guest 1

    That Verizon logo on the front top right…

  • reyalP

    Glad to see verizon got the logo on the front and the back of the device! I always forget my carrier and hate having to flip the phone over to remember who it is. Now I can see it from both sides. Thanks Verizon!

    • Alex

      Why is it a big deal. Theres a huge screen and a tiny verizon logo on the front and a logo on the back. It doesnt affect the performance of the phone in any way. I get that it will look nicer without it but I dont understand why everyone here seems to bust their nuts looking at the verizon logo.

      • Hothfox

        Mostly because the Verizon logo is HUGE and somehow always front and center (like when it was on the freakin’ home button of the Note 2).

  • Manbearpig

    Yes Verizon take my money!

  • Black Roger

    Love this phone! I no longer drink the Samsung Kool-Aid. :)

    • Tim242

      At least Samsung has the clout to not let Verizon litter their devices with logos anymore.

      • duke69111

        Get over it. Yea, I agree it sucks having all those logo’s, but its not that big of a deal.

        • Tim242

          I refuse to accept that.

      • EdubE24

        Are they not on the back? Clout means Apple, none at all!

        • Tim242

          In case you haven’t noticed, every iPhone has the carrier logo IN THE STATUS BAR.

          • EdubE24

            But not on the phone. Sorry Samsung just doesn’t have it like that yet. A big massive Verizon 4G LTE on the back is really not awesome.

          • Tim242

            Better to have one on the back than on the front, or in the status bar.

          • EdubE24

            They don’t bother me at all. So it’s all good for me either way. I had the S4 and this phone knocks it out the park. So I will take just take the logo placement and roll with it.

          • Tim242

            To say any current phone knocks another current phone out of the park just shows blind fanboyism. They are all fast, and you can’t see a difference in operation. You can’t even cite Touchwiz, as LG’s blatant copy of Touchwiz is even heavier.

          • EdubE24

            And you are having trouble spelling.

          • Tim242

            Google’s keyboard cracks out in the comment box sometimes. Regardless, my points stand.

          • EdubE24

            It doesn’t really stand. I’ve had both and the LG out performs it, except in the camera. This is my first LG phone, so the fanboy tag shouldn’t apply. If anything I’m a long time iPhone supporter.

          • Droid 1967

            really? have you even seen the G2? Lg’s UI is nothing like Touchwiz in fact its actually very minimal and no where the bloat of Touchwiz. Not to knock any other phones but you are sounding like a fan boy as your making statements that are just not factually at all.

          • Adrynalyne

            The icons are similar, and that is where the similarity stops.

          • Tim242

            LG blatantly copied Touchwiz, see screenshot below. LG has more bloat. Have you pulled down the notification bar? There’s no room for notifications!

          • Droid 1967

            you can turn off the qslide.
            the 2 pictures you show confirm what i said. they do not look alike.
            they both have standard android layouts with weather as every non stock android phone has. You obviously prefer Samsung and therefore you see what you want to see but it just isn’t factual. oh wait lg has the time on the right side of the phone just like touchwiz and has icons on the bottom for phone,web,drawer,contacts,mail yeah just a blatant copy of say android. Touchwiz has tons more stuff therefore more bloat. oh wait i also see the search on the home page another copy i guess. dammit LG.
            and FYI I had the G2x so a big LG hater for a long time. SO it really took a good product to win me over. My hatred of LG is well documented for over 2 years. I bought this phone because its hackable-and on verizon close to a nexus as we will get. It is also confimed now that what i said earlier the nexus is not using the same screen technology as the G2 its not even an LG screen. past phones have been moto and samsung. I buy what i feel is the best i can get at the time that is hackable. Not a fanboy at all. But you are looking at things that are just not true because you see what you want to see. besides if LG copied that home button we might of lost out on the pretty LG logo on the bottom of the phone!

          • Tim242

            The icons shown are not standard Android icons. They were Touchwiz icons, copied by LG. Samsung’s bloat can be disabled the same as LG’s. So, your point is moot. That knock on crap that only works sometimes, bloat. Smart pause? Copied from Samsung. See the screenshot below. Even more evidence of copying.

          • Droid 1967

            whatever not gonna sit and play games here You assertions that lg is more bloated is false. and is not my assertion of bloat it was yours! I believe all UI’s are similar. The knock on and off works well for me when in deep sleep you need to press once for a second than double tap due to deep sleep. That is a feature that’s been available with PGM(in a slightly different form) for a while!
            who copied who who knows they are both korean companies you have no idea who copied who. I guess since a couple roms released slim features before slim put out their update it must of been slim that copied. You are trying to change the argument around here and it wont work. The note 3 is a fine phone just too big for me for everyday use and lots of stuff i wouldn’t use. You have shown you are a Samsung fanboy funny how you were accusing others. Anything other than the note 3 cant hold up against the g2 at this time just a fact. and guess what when the s5 comes out it will be better than the G2 than the G3 and so on and so on. You are here telling people their opinions arent considered because they dont agree with your own. The G2 beats anything samsung has other than the note 3 period. and dont forget they are all copies cause apple invented everything!
            With that ill let you get the last word cause im heading to the dunes! Have a nice Samsung day!

          • Droid 1967

            had posted but it disappeared again as it seems to do quite often here. Knock works regularly you jsut have to figure out how to use it when the phone is in deep sleep. The rest you can argue till your blue in the face jsut as in custom roms htc,samsung,lg all take ideas from each other and probably have a lot of open source between them. You are showing your Samsung fanboyism as ask most touchwiz seems to cause lag from what i have read here and many other places. Lg ui is not causing lag at all so its either better ui or the phone is better got to be one of them. Believe it or not many people have opinions of what they like or dislike and your opinions are not the correct ones to others!

          • Eric

            The G2 BLOWS the S4 out of the park especially since shitwiz lags to hell.

          • Tim242

            Spoken like a true fanboy. You’ll claim whatever phone you like this week blows anything else out of anywhere. LG’s nameless UI is a shameless copy of Touchwiz. There are as many gimmicks packed in.

          • Eric

            Yeah with no Lag (something samsung can’t say) and a cleaner design. (Doesn’t look like a kids phone). The internals of the s4 is a joke compared to the g2. I can go use a s4 and it will lag just opening an app and the G2 will do it no problem.

          • Tim242

            My S4 has never lagged, except for Chrome. Chrome sucks and lags on every device. Cleaner design? The UI’s are virtually identical. LG copied most of Samsung’s icons. Internals? You know nothing about internals if you call them a joke. You are just a blind sheep. Samsung will continue to outsell LG 10 million to 1.

          • Eric

            The UI’s look nothing the same. Go open every app on each phone and tell me they are the same. Touchwiz has that ugly black and blue color that looks like crap. They might sell more but they also put ALOT more into marketing. As for internals, S4 slower processor, slower gpu, smaller battery…amoled….

          • Tim242

            Slower this, slower that. Fast is fast. You can’t tell a difference. I laugh at the people that complain about their LTE speeds dropping from 50 to 25, like they can tell a difference. You are just using specs to support your unhealthy love affair. The Moto X has even lesser specs, but is as smooth as any other, if not more so. As far as battery, neither the G2 nor the S4 get over 4 hours screen on time, so again…you are just spewing. Amoled is far superior. Blacks are really black, not grey. You can choose your color saturation level in settings. And in case you want to bring up whites…if you unchecked auto adjust screen tones, you get true whites as well. You are spewing silly opinions as fact. Just stop.

          • Eric

            Oh I’m sorry I was unaware that the facts I’ve been telling you we’re really “silly opinions”. So the Snapdragon 800 isn’t faster than the 600? The Adreno 330 isn’t faster than the 320? And for your argument about blacks my blacks blend in with the bezel of the phone… Also the G2 can get over 4 hours screen on time…..

          • EdubE24

            Brother it’s hard to fight off a troll. Samsung trolls are vicious!!

          • Eric

            I believe I won. lol

          • Tim242

            Screenshot

          • droidify

            I would rather have an emblem that is covered by my case than a constant icon in my status bar.

          • Adrynalyne

            Not because of Verizon. It is the ERI, and is present on all of them everywhere.

      • Adrynalyne

        Not enough to:
        Remove the fullscreen Verizon logo on boot
        Remove the bloat
        Remove the logo on the back

    • bamboozald

      I like your beard so I will buy this phone now.

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    • droidify

      Don’t let your friend fool you. She is really having sex with strangers for the extra money.

  • G2owner

    A phone as awesome and beautiful as the G2 deserves a case anyways..
    Soooo… I’m not sure how white is better. If they make a white case, then you could go with the black OR white version.
    **confused**

    • Adrynalyne

      I’ve never understood how people can talk about the beauty of a device, and then cover it with a case.

      Its like putting bag over your girlfriend’s head while you are…well you know.

      • G2onwer

        guess i should clarify… The G2 is nice looking on the outside.. but its a pretty awesome phone that needs to be protected by at least a silicone case.. which is why i dont understand the big deal with black or white versions.. **speaking of which, i just dropped my phone for the first time.. glad i had a case on it**

        • Adrynalyne

          I hear ya.

          I am very careful. I dropped my Note 2 once since last November when I got it…and it was on carpet.

          • g2owner

            ha! true indeed. landed on my foot thanks to my cat-like reflexes lol.softened the blow.

          • Adrynalyne

            Haha, yeah, I stick my foot out to catch blows too.

            Of course one time, it caused me to punt my phone across the room.

          • triumphtriple

            And now that you’ve said something, you’re doomed to drop it today! :P

          • Adrynalyne

            I prepared for that, and am taking special precautions ;)

      • Droid 1967

        have you seen my girlfriend i need the bag :)

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Like this color better. I’ll hold on to my N5 though…..But of course CES is right around the corner.

  • droidify

    I’m loving my G2. Coming from a Gnex, the battery life is arousing

    • Smeckle

      I find myself getting about 14-16 hours per charge, usually with 4+ hours screen-on time. Sometimes less if I play battery guzzlers like PVZ2 or The Walking Dead: Assault. But then I see people talking about 24, 36, 48 hours battery life and I don’t get it.

      • d-rock

        I game on my tablet, not my phone, so I can get 30+ hours out of it with about 3 hours of screen time (more battery for standby time).

      • Big T

        Mine had about 2 hours of screen time yesterday, just web browsing on LTE. Unplugged in the morning, went to bed with 76% left!

      • duke69111

        I’ve been averaging about two days worth of battery life with 5+ hours of screen on time at 25% (most of the time) brightness.

        According to GSAM Battery Monitor my Average Battery Life is 2d 0h 46m.

        Right now I am at 4:04:48 screen on time with 24 hours of battery time used with 40% left.

        • Smeckle

          Hmmm I am only set to 30% brightness by default. And I am on LTE almost all day except for first thing in the morning and then in the evening, when my battery is typically almost gone anyway. Oh well.

          • Droid 1967

            you should return the phone something is wrong.

          • Smeckle

            :-(

          • joejoe5709

            Yeesh. Sorry to say but that doesn’t sound right. I’m on my phone quite a bit – even games and videos and Pandora and I have absolutely no problems getting 14hrs. Wifi on nearly all day long and screen brightness generally around 40%. Last night I went to bed after 20 hours (5 hours on-screen), still had 15% left and hadn’t touched a charger all day. If actually tried, I could probably get 24-36hrs. I’m at 81% and my phone says 19 hrs left. Videos and games quickly brings that down of course but you get the idea.

          • Smeckle

            Well that sounds more like my performance. You’re saying you have WiFi on essentially all day, whereas mine is off essentially all day because it’s a closed network at my office. So I’m getting generally 14-16 hours with 4+ screen-on and I’m on LTE for 11-12 hours. A lot of my on time is checking in on Clash of Clans (moderate battery hog) or Tiny Death Star (minor battery hog). PVZ2 and The Walking Dead eat my battery like it’s fresh brains. So a good deal of my screen-on time is playing games.

    • GotSka81

      I also have a GNex and have been looking at the G2…how have you adapted to the rear buttons?

      • g2owner

        HONEST TRUTH…. i use the knock-on feature about 90% of the time. as for volume.. you can adjust from the pull down menu/notification bar. I swear people make a big deal about the buttons. but you double tap screen to zoom on websites and photos anyways, 100s of times.. you adapt fairly quickly.

        • Jem

          Yeah I’m having zero issue day one with my new G2 turning the screen on and off with double tapping. Makes it easier than using buttons.

          My phone has been unplugged 5 hours and I’ve had a few phone calls this morning for about 20 minutes total. Battery life left? 98%

          Yeah.

        • Jason B

          I didn’t have an issue with the GSM version G2 buttons. The power button lined up perfectly with the tip of my index finger and was easy to operate.

          • Kie

            My only experience with the phone is in stores, but to me the gsm buttons are easier to use over the verizon model.

            I had a gnex that just died on me a month back or so; ive been using my og droid since then =_=. Looking to get the G2 as well. Still upset I missed out on the $200 deal on Amazon

      • Chris Choncek

        I use the knock knock most times. The back is a tad slick so I have a Diztronic matte case. With a case, it’s extremely easy to find the buttons. This phone is incredible. I came from a rooted Gnex too, so even 14-16 battery hrs is a miracle.

        • EdubE24

          How are you liking the case? Mine is coming in the mail today.

          • Chris Choncek

            I love it. Great feel and look and the price was right for sure. It really does help you navigate the rear buttons.

          • EdubE24

            Perfect…I really just want to quit wiping the back of the phone off all the time. This thing can collect some fingerprints! Loving it so far though.

          • EdubE24

            Case makes the phone feel so much better. Have had it on for about an hour and loving it!

          • coh303

            I love my case too! It really makes the phone feel solid in the hand. And definitely helps with adapting to the buttons. I came from the long famed Bionic so this G2 blows my mind!

          • EdubE24

            I’m coming from the iPhone 5S….so i’ve had a lot of adapting to do!

          • coh303

            I’m sure you’ll love it! I find myself double tapping on my tablet’s screen all the time expecting it’ll turn on lol

          • EdubE24

            I do the same on my iPad…lol

      • duke69111

        The rear buttons are actually kind of nice, however you don’t really use them much with the Knock on feature, which works almost 100% if you do it right.

      • dragonflyr

        I actually like the rear buttons. still use knock on most of the time. but, i’m very ok with the button placement .. especially when looking at almost no bezel! totally love this phone. the battery is soooo good .. after a few days of being amazedby it, you just eventually stop thinking about the battery at all… which is a nice feeling for a change.

      • droidify

        If you have a gnex, there is no comparison. The knock on feature is the best android feature I’ve used. The problem is I now knock on every device I pick up like a dumbass. The rear buttons took a solid two weeks to adjust to but after that, they are fine. The camera and battery life is outstanding. I no longer carry a car charger or have cables laying all over my desk at work. I only charge it every other night and I have around 35% remaining at that time. The stock ROM is great (IMO) with the best features of AOKP already built in. Plus the bootloader is loki’d and there are one click root programs already.

        • joejoe5709

          Seriously major +1 for the “no cords” aspect. I feel like I have an actual wireless phone again! I still have this anxiety of leaving the house with no charger and the first I thing I do when I get in the car is reach for my cords. It’s a nasty habit, but it’s sooooo freeing. Just say no to cords! It’s weird to see 75% and then look at estimated battery life and it says 30 hours remaining. Holy crap.

          I’m REALLY surprised with the amount of dev support. I’m rooted and the bootloader is bypassed and Xposed Framework gives me just about anything I could want from a ROM with the stability of stock software.

        • Black Roger

          I also know on every device I pick up like a dumbass!

        • AR27

          Haa….i picked up my wifes iPad and started knocking on it to turn it on. I came from The GNex and have been playing with my buddies Nex 5, I think hands down the G2 is the best device on the market right now.

      • joejoe5709

        I’ve only had mine for 3 days and it seems the learning curve for the buttons and the software is about a week or so. My biggest complaint was that I loved to grab my phone by the buttons and everything was natural and immediate. I’m getting used to just leaving my phone on the table and using knock on to do anything. I rarely pick the phone up for anything anymore. When the phone is in your hands, the buttons are completely natural – perhaps even better than traditional keys. So for now I give the buttons a “meh” with an optimistic attitude that I’ll later love them.

  • stormy_al

    Just got my G2 yesterday from last week’s deal. Might have to exchange Thursday… $35 still isn’t bad for this phone. (Note that the black is OOS on the VZW page currently)

  • Curtis

    Does this really supercharge the product line after it’s been selling in a different color for a little while?

  • Troy

    The back buttons shown above are different than the black verizon varient. I know alot of people don’t like verizon’s version of the G2 because of the buttons on the back. Maybe they listened…?

    • g2vzw

      I own the black G2 on Verizon. They look the same to me.
      The reason for the difference as opposed to the AT&T, global and T-Mobile version is because the Verizon variant has wireless charging built in.

      • Curtis

        What just happened here ^?

        • g2vzw

          just stating that the black and white versions of VERIZON’S G2 look the same. Even though they are DIFFERENT than other carriers’ versions of the G2.

    • droidify

      Those buttons are indentical to my black verizon G2

    • ToddAwesome

      what? no.

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    At least the logo blends a bit.

  • Adrynalyne

    Looks nice. I dislike it when they do two-tone, like Nexus 5. Go white, or go black. Don’t do both.

    • ToddAwesome

      If I had the opportunity for both at the same time, and it was in Vegas, would it be ok then?

      • Adrynalyne

        Well played, sir.

    • reyalP

      I agree. Two tone tends to look ghetto like someone broke their phone and used parts from another phone to fix it.

  • x Frozen MANGO

    man i always love the logos. makes the phone look cool!

    • Adrynalyne

      Adds performance, just like stickers on a Honda Civic.

      • HarvesterX

        Ah come on..lol since we’re using car references…if you go buy a car, tue company and model will be branded somehwhere..so I’m cool with the LG and G2 stuff. When you drive off the lot, chances are good that they slapped a custom license plate frame on with the dealership name…but at least those you can remove. Cant remove the Verizon crap. Plus, they only slap that on the back of the car. Not one at every viewing angle. I’m just thankful there aren’t Verizon logos on the sides, and a Verizon watermark inlayed into the scream. And an unremovable kernel locked process that motiors the proximity sensor and blares out “I’m a VERIIIIZON Phone!” whenever it detects that someone is close while the screen is on. Or maybe just a “Verizon” mantra repeated over and over.

        It never bothered me until they started branding the buttons on some Samsung phones. That’s taking things a little to far. That doesn’t even bother me as I’m using a g2. If Verizon branded the phones with quality sticker type material, I bet a large majority would never notice being as they’re accustomed to it and leave it be, while we who don’t care for it could remove it.

        The white phone looke great except the one apsect of the phone I love (and most others apparently hate) is the materials. On the white, I’m not seeing the polished gloss look ae much. I happen to think the G2 looks great. I’ve dropped the thing a few times and thought she was done for. Not even a nick or scratch in the surface. Since those accidents she has been dropped 0 times. They were accidents. I’m not abusing her, unless accidentally wiping the system partition and ALL of the data partition is abuse. Someoje should warn long time TWRP users that checking data in advanced wipes /data/media too.. i mean..theres also another section in TWRP specifically for wiping /data INCLUDING /data/media which includes warnings. Crazy kids. Lol

        • Adrynalyne

          Except that, The branding would be like a Honda logo, and in addition, the dealership logos.

          I don’t know about you, but the first thing I strip from a car are dealership logos.

          Heck, I bought my wife a car last week and the first thing the dealership did for us was scrub the dealership logo OFF.

          • HarvesterX

            Dealerships around here generally don’t have logos directly on the vehicle, but when I bought my old Pathfinder way back in 2000 when I was actually making really good money (good ol days), that one had carmax logos on it that they also removed..but i was in tje big city then. Now im I live in bumpkin land with the bumpkin clans and around these parts, we too poor for all that so we go with plastic license plate frames. Lol..(that is “cheap” plastic)

            Can’t wait to move the hell away again. Loved living in Houston. Loved living 30 kilometers from Hamikton (until i realized they werent gonna let me get a work visa and eventually detained me and shipped me out the country..moved there to he with gf and marry her, not get kicked out. Wouldn’t even let us marry so i coikd stay.. oh well. I came and i saw NZ..