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Since last year, LG is taking every possible step to revamp its position in the smartphone market.
The world recognized LG, when the South Korean maker joined hands with software giant Google to make Nexus hardware. Believe it or not, the Nexus 4 is still selling in large numbers. Apart from the Nexus 4, LG has managed to woo users by launching Optimus G and the Optimus G Pro.
The success of LG Nexus 4 is not limited to LG alone, but at the same time Google's efforts can't be sidelined easily. Nonetheless, LG has benefited from Nexus 4, and thus it helped the tech vendor to reach deep into the market. As the market for high-end smartphones continues to rise, LG has also decided to tighten its belt by launching G2.
The LG G2 is completely different from LG's past offerings. The 16 GB version of G2 will be made available in the market for Rs 41,500, whereas consumers can consider 32GB version for Rs. 44,500. On September 30, GizBot got a chance to experience the device during the handset's official India launch. Certainly, LG G2 has star value and flamboyant attitude. Take a look at the hands on impressions.
The LG G2 packs a 5.2-inch Full HD bezel-less edge-to-edge display. We found the display worked like charm, especially, in the indoor settings. During the presentation, LG demonstrated the key difference between Full HD 1080p Super AMOLED display and Full HD 1080p HD -IPS plus display. The display quality is as good as any other smartphone having a Full HD display. Yes, colors are vibrant, while viewing angles are great.
The device does look appealing, and fits perfectly in one hand. The LG G2 is not at all a humongous phone. It is way lighter than company's other flagship phone- the Optimus G Pro. You will find a little difference between Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG G2, in respect to the build quality. The G2 is made of polycarbonate plastic, but that doesn't mean the device gives bad taste. The rear plastic back doesn't feel cheap or crummy. But yes, both rear as well as front display is prone to fingerprint smudging. LG could have opted for metal chassis ducked body instead of polycarbonate plastic materials.
LG has cleverly designed the G2. The device is minimalistic, when it comes to physicals buttons. You will notice a power button placed between two volume keys. The volume keys can be used as a camera shutter button or launch QuickMemo function. The power button also acts as a notification LED. Let's be clear, LG is not at all faking by redesigning key's location. It's actually way comfortable to handle the device now. In the coming years, we could see more tech vendors coming up similar design.
As mentioned earlier, the LG G2 is a button-less phone. On the front, you will see the proximity sensor accompanied by an earpiece, a 2.1MP camera with 1080p HD video recording. The top of the phone houses the infrared sensor and the secondary mic. At the bottom of the G2, you will greet the speakers, a 3.5mm head phone jack and the USB micro port. The left-hand side has the micro-SD card slot, while the right-hand side doesn't have any single ports to offer.