We knew that when the LG G2 arrived, it would be a smartphone more powerful than any we had seen before it. LG teased it for weeks, even announcing the phone’s Snapdragon 800 processor, display tech, and name before it ever took the stage to make the phone official. So when we finally got our hands on it, our concerns weren’t about the display quality or performance, they were going to be about the ecosystem that LG was trying to create with its new app suite, whether or not the camera could live up to its fancy spec list, and if those oddly placed volume and power buttons could win us over.
For the most part, I can easily say that LG has won us over on a number levels with the G2. The display is insanely good, the camera might be our favorite to date, and the UI over the top of Android isn’t as awful as we thought it would be. Let’s talk about all of that and more, to help you decide if the G2 is your next phone. (more…)
I don’t know why or if it’s on purpose, but LetsTalk is currently selling the brand new LG G2 from Verizon for $29.99 if you sign-up as a new customer, or $79.99 with an upgrade. That’s…umm…a crazy good deal. Verizon is offering the phone at $199, Amazon doesn’t have it yet, and other online dealers are only going as low as $149. How on Earth LetsTalk is able to sell this top tier phone at such a ridiculously low price is beyond me, but hey, we won’t complain.
At least one reader of ours was able to place an order, and so far hasn’t seen a cancellation or a “whoops we screwed up!” email. Cross those fingers. Then go order.
Update: LetsTalk has now pulled the G2 listing. Let’s hope they at least honor orders that were placed.
Also, if you pop in promo code “letstalkpromo” during checkout, you could save an additional $5. As you can see from the screenshot, LetsTalk does free overnight shipping as well.
Well, the wait for root on the new LG G2 was not long at all. According to users on XDA, an easy rooting method for the new device on either AT&T or Verizon has been released. As a tip, you will need some simple ADB knowledge to get yourself started. If you can set that up, and after you have downloaded the proper drivers and one-click software, your device will then be rooted. After playing around with a Titanium backup process, then making sure a custom recovery is installed, users should be able to have a lot of fun with this phone in terms of hacking. (more…)
The LG G2 is now available from Verizon for $199 on-contract or $599 at full retail. This is easily one of the most powerful smartphones ever built, with a Snapdragon 800 processor, 5.2″ FHD display, 13MP camera with OIS, 2GB RAM, and connectivity on Big Red’s LTE network. It should definitely be on your short list of devices to consider for 2013. (more…)
The LG G2 launches at Verizon tomorrow (AT&T on Friday), so since we have one in house, we’re doing our best to give you as much info as possible in case this phone is on your short list. Our full review will be up within the next couple of days, but can imagine that some of you want to know features, hardware thoughts, and camera performance as soon as possible. We have already compared the VZW hardware to AT&T’s variant, and even unboxed the international model, leaving us with software features and camera. In the video below, we knock another off that list by tackling the G2′s most buzzworthy software add-ons. (more…)
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. (more…)
Last week, we caught a glimpse of what we believe to be the next Nexus device from Google, made by LG. During an unveiling of the Kit Kat statue, a Googler was caught using his unannounced Nexus phone to snap a photo of the statue happenings. As you can imagine, word and image proof quickly spread as Google buried the video, with the world eventually deciding that this was the “Nexus 5.” While the name is by no means official, this was indeed an unannounced Nexus phone used by a Googler, and that’s at least something to talk about.
Then days later, an LG device surfaced at the FCC under the model number LG-D820, with all sorts of signs that this could be the device we saw in the Kit Kat video. And then this morning, famed Twitter leaker @evleaks posted a couple of notes claiming that he believes the LG-D820 is nothing more than a CDMA variant of the LG G2, not a new Nexus. I’m not sure I’m ready to buy into his story, but he has been on-point enough in his history to at least be heard. (more…)
Sprint announced this morning that its version of the LG G2 will go up for pre-order October 11 for $199 on-contract. Personally, that seems a bit late as the rest of the major U.S. carriers are all planning to launch the phone in mid-September. No matter what, you have to applaud LG for getting their newest flagship out to all of the big players in the U.S., something they probably couldn’t have dreamed of doing a couple of years ago. Then again, that’s the way the industry is trending these days, and we’re big fans.
If you pre-order, Sprint will toss in a free Quick Window case with a value of $50.
To see our most recent hands-on overview with the LG G2, hit up this post.
Via: Sprint | Pre-order