LG G2: Specs, Apps, News, Features & Reviews

LG unveils the G2 mini, reminds us why we hate ‘mini’ smartphones

LG unveils the G2 mini, reminds us why we hate ‘mini’ smartphones

LG isn’t waiting around for Mobile World Congress to kick off and has unveiled details on the G2 mini ahead of its formal launch next week. The Korean company is continuing the tradition of manufacturers fitting mid-range specs inside devices carrying the name of their larger, flagship counterparts, a tradition that was temporarily turned on its head with the release of Sony’s small-yet-powerful Sony Xperia Z1 Compact.

LG teases the G2 Mini; To be unveiled at MWC

LG teases the G2 Mini; To be unveiled at MWC

Mini and ‘Compact’ handsets are all the rage right now with Sony, Samsung and HTC releasing smaller variants of their flagship handsets. Joining them will be LG, at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, with the LG G2 Mini. 

LG to launch a gold version of the G2

LG to launch a gold version of the G2

I feel bad for LG’s G2. It’s a phone that was released at the wrong time of the year, meaning the press glanced over it. It came out barely a few weeks before Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 3 and Google announced the Nexus 5. Will a new color option get people to pay attention to the G2 again? We’ll soon find out. According to ePrice Taiwan, the G2 will soon be available in a new gold color. The 32 GB version will cost about $565, while the 16 GB model will come in at a hair under $500. Both models don’t have expandable storage, so choose wisely.

Analyst: LG G2 sales may have topped 3 million units

LG’s G2 handset may not be breaking sales records  in the US, but it is selling well overseas, says a report in Yonhap News. The company has reportedly sold 3 million units since the phone’s launch in August of this year. . 

LG says G2 owners in Korea will get 4.4 KitKat this month, rest of the world will have to wait

LG says G2 owners in Korea will get 4.4 KitKat this month, rest of the world will have to wait

LG has just published a press release saying that G2 owners in Korea will get an update to Android 4.4 KitKat by the end of this month. Considering that there are just two weeks left, the wait will be short. And with regards to G2 owners in other countries, no comment has been made. I can only assume that if you bought an unlocked model, you’ll probably get your update at some point in January. If you bought your G2 from an American operator, however, then you’re probably going to wait a little while longer.

LG makes the Gx official: An Optimus G Pro that’s been redesigned to look like a G2

LG makes the Gx official: An Optimus G Pro that’s been redesigned to look like a G2

At the beginning of 2013, LG’s flagship smartphone was a 5.5 inch 1080p Snapdragon 600 powered handset called the Optimus G Pro. Today, the company has sort of, kind of, but not really, announced a successor to that device called the Gx. It looks a lot like the LG G2, but under the hood it’s still the same Optimus G Pro. The Gx supports a few new LTE bands, and there several new software features, but other than that … there’s not a lot here to get excited about.

Rumor: LG to unveil the G2 mini at CES

Rumor: LG to unveil the G2 mini at CES

LG’s flagship smartphone for the second half of 2013, the G2, is an outstanding piece of technology. I’ve been playing with one for the past five days or so, and I can’t put it down. The screen is tack sharp, the battery never dies, and the camera is one of the best I’ve seen on an Android device. But for some people none of that matters because the phone is just too big.

Well, LG has thought of that, and they’ll soon have a solution.

LG G2 sales significantly below expectations, less than 2.3 million units have been purchased

LG G2 sales significantly below expectations, less than 2.3 million units have been purchased

LG’s flagship phone for the second half of 2013, the G2, is a curious little device. It looks a bit like the Samsung Galaxy S4, but the screen is larger, has almost zero bezel, and the buttons you’d normally expect to find on the sides of the phone were moved to the back. There’s actually a LG G2 sitting on my desk right now, and I think it’s an outstanding device, but according to the Korean publication Asia Today, it’s not outstanding enough.

Amazing Deal: For anyone in Europe, Amazon UK is selling the LG G2 for £360 (€435)

Amazing Deal: For anyone in Europe, Amazon UK is selling the LG G2 for £360 (€435)

The LG Nexus 5 is an OK phone. Some might even call it a great phone. But the farther of the Nexus 5, the LG G2, is an even better device. The screen is larger, brighter, and more accurate. The camera is a million times better. The battery is gigantic. And while yes, the software leaves a lot to be desired, in terms of hardware, the G2 kicks the Nexus 5 square in the pants. Trust me on this, LG invited me out to lunch a few weeks ago and I got to spend more than hour with each of the two mentioned devices.

LG G2 to get KitKat in late March 2014

LG G2 to get KitKat in late March 2014

According to a Canadian LG representative that spoke to MobileSyrup, the company’s flagship smartphone, the LG G2, will get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat by the end of Q1 2014. Translation: March. How does this compare to other Android handset makers? HTC has already promised a January update for the One. A leaked Samsung document suggests the S4 and Note 3 will also get their respective updates in January.