LG G2-the Most Complete Android-Smartphone (Cell Test)

TEST: G2 dælme is a cool phone. So simple, it can be said. Read here our great test of LGs new super-smartphone.

LG presented the 7. August 2013, at an event in New York, their latest flagship LG G2 to the public. Although the show was smaller than the Samsung fired off at their Galaxy S4 event back in March of this year, the message was the same; that here is a top of the range, to be taken seriously.

LG is working with the slogan “Learning from You”. This “customer-centric” style is seen many times before, and only works if one manages to take the customer seriously and not mask the phone into useless features, and constantly use the argument that “the customers will have”.

As you can read later in this test, release the LG true good from that focus on some, as a starting point, duller features. G2 can neither weld under water or BREW coffee, but it can tell you how.

No buttons – just behind on

G2 has no buttons on either the front or sides. In fact, there are only three physical buttons on the phone, and the whole sitting behind at, just below the camera lens. Volume up and down, on either side of the power button – so simple it can be done.

LG calls it for Rear Key. The idea is based on user surveys, where the result tells us that the maximum width is 2.7 inch (centimeter 6.85) for a smartphone, there must be operated with one hand.

The phone then 2.79 “or 7.09 cm. width is a completely different story.

In order to maximize the screen size, but not the width, and make sure that the user constantly has a good grip on your phone, the buttons are moved to the back, next to where the index finger often rests, when talking on the phone, or it is kept in the hand.

The surface on the flipside-the buttons are a little different than on the rest of the phone, so you are never in doubt about whether your finger is correctly positioned.

Take a huge chance

LG is taking a huge chance, when you move buttons to a place so radically, as the back, but it works. You have a good grip on the phone all the time, and the volume of interviews, music and videos, can easily be adjusted.

When the monitor is off QuickMemo can be activated by holding down Volume up inside for a moment.The camera is started in a similar way, here it is then just the volume Down, there must be kept a little inside.

Rear Key seems so natural that it in no way has called habituation. So the warmest recommendation for sceptics from here. Lucky enough it works, because LG has previously announced that this location of buttons, will go back on their upcoming top models.

Round shapes

LG G2 has soft and round shapes. The rounds in the corners as well as from the sides and nice looking out toward the back.

The material is plastic, and it is sin, vice versa, it has the advantage of not being ugly and scratched anywhere near as quickly as aluminium.

It is delicious, that LG has managed to reduce the borders around the screen, which has made it possible to lay a 5.2 inch screen into less space. G2 is a little bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S4, but here is the screen as on the other hand, only 5 inches.

Design-wise Galaxy S4 prettier than LG G2, I think. But in the test period, I have met more with the opposite position.

Charge connector is located at the bottom on the G2, but I wonder to the headset plug is also at the bottom, and not at the top, where I personally prefer this is located.

Delicious and nice screen

G2 has an excellent Full HD IPS Panel (1920 x 1080 pixels), which, according to my opinion (I’m not screen expert) has a more accurate color reproduction than Super AMOLED screen on the Galaxy S4.

The colours are light-weight, but also more natural on Lg phone, and viewed from the side, stands the image remains extremely sharp. The red color is still red, when viewed from the side, while at the S4 almost becomes orange. The orange glow is also on Sony Xperia Z1, which, moreover, have poorer visibility, when regarded from the sides.

G2 has when subpixels included entire 6.2 million pixels on the screen, while the competitor Full HD AMOLED is located at 4.1 million pixels. G2s screen using, incidentally, RGB strip.

LG has the Adreno graphics processor with so-called 330 GRAMS. This is a small memory chip that sits alongside the screen. When you see a still image, a mail or reads a website where things do not move, remember GRAM image.

It offloads graphics processor (GPU) which is not, as you normally see on computer screens and smartphones, burdened by not constantly (60 times per second) to restore the still image.

The result is 26 percent lower power consumption when displaying static things on the screen, which, according to LG, should give about 10 percent more operating time on a single charge.

A Android + with many features

We have seen before how mobile producers by piling Android system with features and eyecandy, there’s more than ostentation everyday reasonable functionality.

LG has the aim to create their own user interface that does not burden the operating system, so it will be sluggish. Everything and I mean everything in the user interface running liquid. There is nothing that the widgets disappear and must restore itself when you come from a processor heavy application, and out on the front of the phone.

It is located on the device at 4.2.2 Android launch.

The button loose front gives the lack of a home key, but it succeeds by KnockOn that wakes the phone by quickly double-tap on the center of the screen, and off in the same way. Brilliant, and so natural that if you have a phone that does not have an equivalent option, so missing it.

If G2 is with the front downwards can sound off on an incoming call, by pressing one of the buttons. The same procedure is used when the alarm rings.

Answer Me is another brilliant feature, where a phone call can be answered by taking the phone to your ear when calling. You can easily pick up the phone in his hand, and see who’s calling when the conversation first connected when the phone touches the ear. Again a small feature that makes perfect sense on a daily basis, where you no longer need to activate an on-screen button, in order to receive an interview.

The phone also record when you connect the headphones. A small jack-symbol appears at the bottom of the screen, which displays the apps which are relevant in relation to the use of the headset. The user can even choose which app shortcuts that should pop up.

Samsung has a similar function in topgardinet.

Function Text Link, which addresses and dates are recorded automatically in messages, and that with only a few clicks can be transferred to the calendar, maps, etc., is another interesting innovation. Unfortunately it works only in the United States and Korea, and it is unclear why we in Europe have not been granted access to this.

 

More features

If you are the type who would like to customize your phone to the extreme, then you will enjoy being able to change the transitions between the home screens, adjust the backgrounds and even have a different background image on every front.

But it is not enough for LG, which also lets the user customize the soft-keys at the bottom of the screen.Determine for example whether the background must be white, black or graduated and about home, must be placed in the middle. There are six different combinations, which can be put together with four color choices, based on black and white.

In topgardinet there is access to WiFi, Bluetooth, and many other settings as well as QSlide programs that are “floating” utilities that put it on the user interface. It may inter alia be calculator, email, memo, messages etc.

This part seems to me to be superfluous, but it can also be because I don’t even use it. Fortunately, the whole QSlide line removed.

An application that is worth highlighting is the Quick Memo. You can draw and write directly on the screen with your finger, and when taking screenshots, is it possible first to frame the important in before it is sent to a recipient. It gives just the extra to the destination on a map is shown surrounded, or highlighter tussen is used on the important passage in a news article. Quick Memo is a convincing little piece tool that is missing on other phones.

When Nexus came on the street was much impressed with the picture tube TV slukbilledet when the phone went into hibernation. This can also be selected on LG G2, as well as two other off graphics.

The phone has also extended multitasking, where a program can wear out to the side, using three fingers.You can then open a second app. When URf.eks. is three applications in “Slide a page”, downloaded the easy forward as overview, by slide with three fingers from left to right-smart but somewhat bothersome and organize three fingers at once.

Rod at the top

Topgardinet is generally a messy affair. Depending on what you enable, there is all the time small info-icons. In addition to the usual with clock, battery, network, etc., are also displayed a small leaf and an information text, when the Quiet Mode is set to – not when it is enabled, but only coded to start at a specific time.

Graphically, this part of the phone annoying.

Silent Mode is similar to Apple’s do not disturb mode, where you can set up a period in which the only important contacts must get through. It is particularly useful at night or when sitting in the meeting.

LG has attached a Memo application and a notebook. These works fine, but the problem is that they do not play together. So memo texts does not come into the notebook and vice versa.

SMS and keyboard

Keyboard on LG G2 looks very nice out, but I’m just not been good friends with it, and I think otherwise it has got a great chance.

It suffers from the same problem as most other keyboards on Android; There are too many keys promotion, particularly in the right part. Here you can see both the period and the comma. The result is that you constantly hit these instead of the spaces.

In General, one can often spot an Android user in his SMS Inbox. These are the messages, which are often sentence instead of the spaces, so it is not an isolated LG-problem.

In addition to this, the keyboard and the dictionary works excellent.

Amazing long battery life

The sovereign best by LG G2 is battery life. The battery is on 3,000 mAh and the phone is crazy good to save it.

In the case of a newly developed battery from LG’s LG Chem Ltd. subsidiary, according to LG is the world’s largest battery producer.

One of the news in relation to the battery size is that the amount of “dead space” is reduced, so there was room for even more battery cells in the same space.

There is really nothing so many settings to rummage in, other than the almost mandatory power saver that can beat a lot of heavy stuff from power when the phone’s battery drops below a certain level. My stands at 10 percent.

My record is 17 hours and 52 minutes. On this day I had 1:42-minute conversation, 4 hour and 45 minute TuneIn Radio skærmtid, and then there was still 8 percent back when I went to bed.

The charger in the sales box is at 1.7 Amps output, in other words, more than the 1 amps which is usually standard for smartphone-Chargers. As extra accessories comes a 3 ampere charger that can let the battery from 0-80 percent in only 30 minutes.

You should be aware that some of the USB power connector are available for cars, often has a relatively low output – my is just under 1 ampere. So when I run with navigation (which incidentally works fine), your phone can only with narrowly keep the status-quo on the battery while driving. In other words, a relatively powerful charger requires G2.

LG G2 is the phone I have in recent times has been tested, who has the best battery life.

Fantastic camera with OIS

So far we have only seen 4 and 8 megapixel phones on the market with optical image-stabilizer-Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS), but LG now introduces OIS in a camera on 13 megapixels.

The sensor is 1/3 “BSI.

The stabilizer provides, to minimize the number of upsets, with sharper images as a result. It works well, and in addition, the camera’s nine-point autofocus.

On the video portion allows you to record in Full HD at 60 fps, which is quite a lot, though there probably is not so much to use it for, since, for example, YouTube only supports 30 fps, but fat man can.

In the video may be used a special lydzoom, where the sound of the zoomed image is reinforced. It works, but not tremendously convincing.

On the other hand, work ability, in order to take snapshot photos while the video recorder running, really good. And the images will be even sharp.

In General, the camera many configuration options, which my favorite is manualt focus, there is a welcome feature for the creative hobby photographer.

All in all, performer kameraret well, and even when used photo light in dark opgiveler, the images will be sensible.

I think the camera is what I would call for, surprisingly well, even if the trigger well could react more quickly – and, moreover, is not particularly fond of the camera lens.

 

Conclusion: LG has beaten a 6

LG Optimus G, who surprised with the price was quite a fine competitor to the major producers of topprodukter, but the G2 surpasses clear on several points.

The testing period has not featured on dropcalls, the crash of programs or unnecessary restart of the phone. G2 is really a stable phone.

In addition to the things I’ve mentioned in the notification, I can finally note that the speaker is sitting in the bottom and not behind on. The location is optimal, and the speaker sounds sensible, but does not sound from iPhone and HTC One.

G2 can play audio files at 24 bit, 192 kHz. It called for studio quality. Fine that the possibility is there, but it benefits nothing when there is not really any material in the quality available. And it doesn’t help that re-sample a CD, since its resolution audio is only 16 bit, 44.1, kHz.

LG told in the introduction that the G2 will cost between 3,500 and 4,000 dollars without subscription, for the version with 32 GB of memory, and currently is the price according to our stie on down to just about 4,000 SEK (without a subscription).

It is a GAME strong price on a powerful product that can easily give the competitors from Samsung, HTC and Sony rear wheel. For the heck it is a cool phone, and it makes my very best recommendations.

LG has beaten a 6 – G2 deserves 6 out of 6 stars.

Fantastic camera with OIS

So far we have only seen 4 and 8 megapixel phones on the market with optical image-stabilizer-Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS), but LG now introduces OIS in a camera on 13 megapixels.

The sensor is 1/3 “BSI.

The stabilizer provides, to minimize the number of upsets, with sharper images as a result. It works well, and in addition, the camera’s nine-point autofocus.

On the video portion allows you to record in Full HD at 60 fps, which is quite a lot, though there probably is not so much to use it for, since, for example, YouTube only supports 30 fps, but fat man can.

In the video may be used a special lydzoom, where the sound of the zoomed image is reinforced. It works, but not tremendously convincing.

On the other hand, work ability, in order to take snapshot photos while the video recorder running, really good. And the images will be even sharp.

In General, the camera many configuration options, which my favorite is manualt focus, there is a welcome feature for the creative hobby photographer.

All in all, performer kameraret well, and even when used photo light in dark opgiveler, the images will be sensible.

I think the camera is what I would call for, surprisingly well, even if the trigger well could react more quickly – and, moreover, is not particularly fond of the camera lens.

 

Conclusion: LG has beaten a 6

LG Optimus G, who surprised with the price was quite a fine competitor to the major producers of topprodukter, but the G2 surpasses clear on several points.

The testing period has not featured on dropcalls, the crash of programs or unnecessary restart of the phone. G2 is really a stable phone.

In addition to the things I’ve mentioned in the notification, I can finally note that the speaker is sitting in the bottom and not behind on. The location is optimal, and the speaker sounds sensible, but does not sound from iPhone and HTC One.

G2 can play audio files at 24 bit, 192 kHz. It called for studio quality. Fine that the possibility is there, but it benefits nothing when there is not really any material in the quality available. And it doesn’t help that re-sample a CD, since its resolution audio is only 16 bit, 44.1, kHz.

LG told in the introduction that the G2 will cost between 3,500 and 4,000 dollars without subscription, for the version with 32 GB of memory, and currently is the price according to our stie on down to just about 4,000 SEK (without a subscription).

It is a GAME strong price on a powerful product that can easily give the competitors from Samsung, HTC and Sony rear wheel. For the heck it is a cool phone, and it makes my very best recommendations.

LG has beaten a 6 – G2 deserves 6 out of 6 stars.

Plus/minus

PLUS

-Monitor and color fidelity
-Battery life!
-Everyday cool features that makes sense

MINUS

-Graphical mess in topgardinet
-No replaceable battery
-No possibility for expansion of memory

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