Moving away from Google's clean and light servings of Android, smartphone manufacturers have been shipping phones with their own UI, apps and themes of late. Samsung has always led the pack by filling its phones up with several homemade UI innovations like S Voice, Kies, Air Gesture and several others. Even HTC's Sense UI has been a hit with users. While some might term the additional UI as bloated, slow and unnecessary, others embrace it with rampant enthusiasm.
Today, LG launched its G2 flagship in India and the handset comes packed with some nice UX features. Instead of focusing on intricate and complex functions, LG has decided to keep things simple by simplifying everyday features on its phone. We believe that LG's UX additions are far more sensible than what we've To check out these features in detail, do go through the slider below.
Talking about the phone itself, the G2 has been designed to deliver solid ergonomics in all aspects. For instance, since users place their index fingers behind the phone while holding it, LG has placed the main physical keys on the rear side of the phone. We're not quite sure if this was a good idea, but we'll give you our opinion on the physical design when we do review the phone.
For its processor, the phone uses a 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 featuring quad Krait CPU. It has a brilliant 5.2-inch Full HD IPS 423 ppi display and calls upon 2GB of RAM for its multitasking.
The handset comes in two variants, one with 16GB of storage, another with 32GB of internal storage. For imaging , it uses a 13.0MP with OIS in the rear and 2.1MP front shooter. There's a solid 3,000mAh battery that might offer over a day's battery life. The phones comes pre-loaded with Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and comes in two colors, black and white.
This feature allows the phone to automatically lower the ringtone once you've raised it to your ear. It then answers the call, allowing you to perform this simple everyday function without having to fidget with buttons and commands.
Plug & Pop
A feature that we've been seeing in computers for years now has finally made its way onto the mobile phone. Plug and Pop recommends options or related features to choose from when the earphone or USB cable is detected.
Another nifty feature from LG that most of us would find useful. 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.
Your smartphone can do many things. It can take pictures, make calls, help you keep n touch with people and more. LG has taken this concept a step ahead and has programmed the 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.
If multi tasking on Android was easy, LG just made it easier. This feature enables easier multitasking by simply "sliding" open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe.
So a friend says that he wants to check out your phone? Have some private data in there? No problem/ This feature protects the owner's privacy by displaying only pre-selected apps when guests access the phone with a secondary unlock pattern. Easily one of the best UX innovations we've seen in a long, long time.