The latest flagship from the Koreans is now official, as the Optimus branding was abandoned, enters LG G2. Featuring a 5.2 inches wide screen, the LG G2 is a tad bigger than your regular flagship smartphone. But the resolution remained the same, at 1920×1080 pixels.
The display panel is an IPS LCD with an impressive brightness measured at 450 nits. There is also some novelty to it, being advertised as using the Graphic RAM technology, which is said to reduce power consumption when displaying still images, thus increasing battery life with up to 10%.
Another cool thing about the LG G2 is the slimness of its bezel, which is impressive and also the total absence of hardware buttons on the front/sides.
There is only one physical button, on the back panel, and it serves multiple purposes, like power/sleep and the like.
The hardware platform of the LG G2 consist in a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC with the usual 2 GB of RAM and the top of the line Adreno 330 GPU. As previously advertised by Qualcomm, the LG G2 is the first smartphone in production which is using their high-end processor, the Snapdragon 800 that is.
The smartphone comes in two versions, featuring 16GB or 32 GB of internal storage, along with a micro SD card slot, which is said to be available on certain markets only.
The camera is an impressive 13 MP shooter, featuring optical image stabilization and full HD 1080p video recording @60 frames per second.
Another improvement from LG is the audio output quality, the smartphone is capable of reproducing Hi-Fi 24 bit/192kHz.
Obviously, the LG G2 is running on Android 4.2.2 JellyBean with some proprietary software on top, for a better user experience.
For connectivity, the phone comes with an infrared port, the latest gen LTE-A modem which supports speeds of up to 150 MB/s, also dual band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. The battery is a 3 000 mAh Li Polymer unit.
The LG G2 is available in 2 colors, black and white and it will be launched worldwide to over 130 mobile carriers, first in South Korea and then in the US, EU and the other markets in the next 2 months.