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LG G2 India launch Set For September 30: Top 6 Hard Hitting Smartphone Rivals
LG India is all set to launch flagship G2 on September 30 in India. We've received a press invitation for LG's G2 launch last evening. The text from the press invite reads "Block this date to witness the launch of LG's revolutionary new smartphone!"
In fact, GizBot predicted LG G2 India release in the first week of this month. We were told that LG G2 could be announced in India in the last week of September or first week of October. We were also told that the Indian variant of LG G2 would not feature wireless charging facility. Our sources now reveals that the 32GB version of LG G2 to cost Rs 45,000.
In the month of September, we've seen the coming of flagship smartphones from the likes of Sony and Samsung. LG's newest handset - G2 is set to compete against Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z1. Besides LG G2, Nokia is also preparing to launch much anticipated Lumia 1020 in the Indian market.
With flagship G2, LG aims to target Sony Xperia Z1 and Galaxy Note 3. Earlier this week Sony stunned consumers by pricing Xperia Z1 at Rs 44,990. Some of the online shopping sites are already selling the device for Rs 42,990. On the other hand, Samsung did an unusual thing; the Galaxy Note 3 is quite an expensive deal. At Rs 49,900, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 we'll be a tough sell due to the fact that rival company Sony is charging Rs 4910 less and more importantly both handsets have beefy internals.
The success of LG G2 is dependent on Word-of-Mouth publicity. If LG is planning to retail G2 at Rs 42,500, more chances of the success are guaranteed.
The LG G2 packs a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS Super LCD2 display having resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 443 ppi. It is powered by a 2.26GHz quad-core processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal memory. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box.
There's a 13-mega pixel rear facing camera at the back with advance imaging optics including Optical image stabilization (OIS) feature with Auto Focus and LED Flashlight. Also add a 2.1-mega pixel front facing camera.
The phone measures 8.9mm thick in terms of thickness. Other connectivity options include: 4G LTE-Advanced connectivity, IR Blaster, a 3000mAh Li Ion battery, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, NFC, a mini USB 2.0, amongst other features.
LG G2 is blessed with a unique design. The G2 is a button less handset with just one single power button placed at the rear back beneath camera module.
LG says "The unique Rear Key concept came from the realization when studying users that the larger the phone became, the more difficult it was to properly access the side keys. Moving the main buttons to the back of the phone gave users more control since this place was where individuals' index fingers are naturally located".
The camera features advanced OIS (Optical image stabilization) feature, which actually reduce the blur by a disturbing movement. The camera lens is covered with anti-fingerprint coating.
The G2 also houses Stereo Hi-Fi like sound quality. It's the only handset with support for 24bit, 192kHz audio output.
LG G2 also comes with variety of enhanced software additions: Answer Me, Plug & Pop, Text Link, QuickRemote, Slide Aside and Guest mode.
We've prepared a list of top rival handsets. Take a look closer and then decided your next purchase. LG G2 is yet to be made available in India, so it would be really tough to tell whether the device is really worth your attention or not. We'll be covering LG G2 event. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
The Galaxy Note 3 has a 5.7-inch Full Super AMOLED HD format having Full HD resolution. It is powered by a 1.9GHz Exynos Octa-core SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM (expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slot). There's a 13MP rear facing camera with smart optimization and a 2MP front facing camera. The Indian variant of Note 3 does not record videos in 4K resolution. The makers have added a 3,200mAh Li Ion battery. Other connectivity options include: Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, WiFi, NFC, and more. Take a look at our hands on expressions story to know more about Galaxy Note 3. Asking price - Rs 49,900
Sony Xperia Z1
The Sony Xperia Z1 comes with a 5-inch Full HD display powered by Sony's Triluminos technology and X-Reality engine. The device has a 2.2-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor quad core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM (expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card). The makers have added a 3000mAh Li Ion battery. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's a 20.7MP camera shooter at the rear back. The phone is now available in White, Black and Purple colors. Other connectivity features include: NFC, Wi-Fi, 3G, USB 2.0, amongst others. Don't forget to read: Sony Xperia Z1 Hands on Review: First look. Asking price - Rs 44,990
Samsung Galaxy S4
The highlighted features of Samsung Galaxy S4 include: a 5-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display at 441ppi, Octa Core, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of ROM (expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slot), 2,600mAh battery, Wi-Fi, 3G, Global LTE, NFC, a 13-mega pixel rear camera and a 2-mega pixel front facing camera and lastly Qi wireless charging. Click here to know more about Samsung Galaxy S4. Asking price - Rs 35,300
HTC One packs a 4.7 inch Super LCD 3 display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 processor, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS, a 4.3-mega pixel UltraPixel rear camera with BSI sensor and a 2.1MP front camera for video calling, 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G, micro USB and a non removable 2,300 mAh battery. The phone is now available in dual SIM version too. Asking price - Rs 42,990 (Single SIM)
LG Nexus 4
The LG Nexus 4 comes with a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage ( non expandable), 1.5GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC , an 8-mega pixel camera on the rear and 1.3-mega pixel front facing camera , Android 4.3 Jelly Bean , and a 2,100mAh battery. Asking price - Rs 22,490
Nokia Lumia 925
It packs a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display with resolution of 1,280 x 768 pixels, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, 3G, WP8, Qi wireless charging (optional), NFC, an 8.7-mega pixel rear facing camera with dual LED flashlight, A-GPS, a 2,000mAh Li Ion battery, and weighs 139grams only. Click here to know more about Lumia 925. Asking price - Rs 33,990