LG G2 Review

Review posted 04/25/2014

Quick Take
  • iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations
  • Normal mode gives you some creative control of your images
  • Very powerful processor allows for multi-image shooting modes
  • Optical Image Stabilization allows you to shoot easily on the move
  • Great image quality in good lighting
  • Touch screen focus gives you accurate control
  • Nice, Bright 5.2-inch LCD is a pleasure in all shooting situations
  • Great shooting performance
  • Built-in geotagging feature
  • Good Battery Life
  • Lower quality images in low-light settings
  • Uncontrolled LED flash/Video light
  • No optical zoom
  • No HDMI output for HD movies on a HDTV
  • No removable memory card
Bottom Line
The LG G2 is a powerful smartphone with a very capable 13-Megapixel digital camera. Optical image stabilization, 9-point AF and full 1080p HD video recording top the list of features that you would normally see on a digicam. The image quality and performance will also rival that of most entry-level compact cameras when in good lighting. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Powerful and small enough to still fit into some pockets, the LG G2 features the new Snapdragon 800 2.26 GHz quad-core processor making this quite the powerful smartphone. The phone also features 32GB internal memory, 4G capability, WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, a 5.2-inch full 1080p touchscreen and HiFi stereo sound.

Capturing the images for the G2 is a 13-Megapixel primary camera and a front facing 2-Megapixel camera. Both of these cameras are capable of capturing full 1080p HD video, but only the primary camera can record at 60fps. The primary camera is also the only one with optical image stabilization. LG has also included many features that you would only expect to find on compact digicams like a 9-point AF system, iAuto shooting mode and several powerful scene and custom shooting options.

LG G2 Features:
  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory (plus up to 64GB in microSD memory)
  • 4G LTE, 3G, 2G
  • 5.2-inch Full HD LCD Display
    • 1920 x 1080
    • 423 ppi
  • Rear Facing Camera
    • 13-megapixels
    • f/2.4
    • 29mm
    • 9-point Autofocus system
    • LED Flash / Natural Flash
    • Magic Focus
    • Panorama
    • Full 1080p HD Video @ 60fps
    • OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • 2.1MP Front Facing Camera
  • Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC
  • DNLA
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • microUSB 2.0
  • 3000mAh internal battery
  • 32GB of internal memory
  • microSD card slot

The LG G2 is available through various mobile carriers ranging from $49.99-99.99 with a 2 year contract, or $499-599 unlocked. See our buy box above to see the most current online pricing.

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