Posts tagged with: G2

[Full G2 Review] The T-Mobile G2 is an Android 2.2 Froyo powered smartphone that was released in October 2010. It features a physical landscape QWERTY keyboard with a unique hinge mechanism. The G2 is sporting a 3.7-inch Super LCD screen with a 480x800 WVGA resolution. Inside is an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor with 512MB of RAM and 3.7GB of ROM. The G2 smartphone also features a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. Read on for the latest G2 news, reviews and videos:

  • by | October 31, 2013 3:21 PM

    As we spent the morning anticipating on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, Google's long-awaited Nexus 5 finally got itself announced today. It was a long slog; even earlier today, as the minutes turned to hours and all those "confirmations" started dissolving into the nothingness from whence they came, it was looking like yet another false alarm. But just as we were starting to retool for a November 1 release date, the Nexus 5 hit the Google Play Store. And when units finally start arriving at buyer doorsteps over the next few days, they'll come packing a feature that I ...

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  • by | October 30, 2013 3:10 PM

    The spread of LTE has brought higher data speeds than ever before to our smartphones, yet carriers aren't resting on their laurels; we've already been talking about where things can go from here, like with the LTE-Advanced support that's come to phones like the Galaxy S 4. Today we heard about something a little different from Sprint, with news of its own high-speed LTE service, dubbed Spark. The way Sprint describes it, the key to Spark is its tri-band operation, taking full advantage of Sprint's spectrum holdings and seamlessly transitioning the LTE connection between them for optimal ...

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  • by | October 28, 2013 7:15 PM

    So this is kind of dumb, right? I mean, everyone and his mother geeky brother is jazzed for the arrival of the Nexus 5. It's a device so hotly anticipated it's been leaked about 40 million times and its projected release date has come and gone three times a week since June [citation needed]. Whenever it finally lands, it will represent the cream of the crop in the pure-Google experience, a Nexus handheld with no rival. With all this New Hotness just around the corner, and as one of the hordes of tech bloggers always complaining about the ever-thickening coat of paint OEMs keep slathering ...

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  • by | October 16, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about China's new 2560 x 1440 smartphone display. We then go through more details on the Amazon and HTC partnership for a smartphone. Apple is next as the iPhone 5C orders are getting cut down according to reports since Apple doesn't estimate high demand in the holiday season. Samsung follows the news with faulty Galaxy S 4 batteries and custom ROMS for the Note II with Note 3 features. We end today's show talking about LG's new marketing tactics, and how we see them. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Forget 1080p; smartphone with 2560 x ...

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  • by | October 16, 2013 11:41 AM

    Smartphone companies can sing the praises of their own devices all they want, but as we've seen over the years, sometimes the most interesting ads arrive not when a company is just directly promoting its own model, but actively disparaging its competition. Such attack ads have been successful for companies like Samsung and Microsoft, and now we hear about a clever little campaign cooked up for LG, specifically targeting Samsung, HTC, and Apple hardware. This campaign, which began in Scandinavia earlier this month, serves up banner ads for the LG G2. Rather than some generic ad, it does a ...

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  • by | October 11, 2013 8:33 AM

    The LG G2 is a powerhouse, but its aspect, and, especially the software, made two of our own editors have slightly different opinions, in our full review of the phone, and the review rebuttal. Nonetheless it is a powerhouse and its specs are not the only things the G2 can brag about. If the carrier of your choice is Sprint, you can, as of now, pre-order your own Sprint LG G2 today. If you do so, you'll probably get it in almost a month, by November 8, hopefully before others grab it themselves from a store. $99.99 and a two-year contract is what it will cost you, and you can also opt for ...

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  • by | October 10, 2013 11:07 AM

    While LG's been finding itself in the news enough lately, those most recent incidents have focused on things like the Nexus 5 or on this upcoming model with flexible display tech; what about regular old LG smartphones? Right at the end of September, we heard about an LG G Pro Lite Dual, a more budget-conscious version of the G Pro from earlier in the year, sacrificing resolution and processing power but keeping a big battery and camera. Today, LG finally goes official with the handset, dropping the Dual from its name and announcing the G Pro Lite. Don't get us wrong – even with the ...

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  • by | October 7, 2013 12:45 PM

    Michael, Brandon and Tony had this really cool idea that we're dubbing "Review Rebuttal". Instead of loading you with five reviews of the same phone in different carrier variants, the idea is that a second editor of the team is given the chance to test a smartphone for an extended period of time in order to provide his second opinion. This is not a second review, but instead more of an editorial that intends to provide some additional context of what it feels like to use a phone over an extra week, or two after we've reviewed it. So yes, I get to be the guinea pig of this concept, and ...

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  • by | October 4, 2013 12:09 PM

    On one corner we have one of the most powerful Android smartphones of the year, and in the other we have Apple's best iPhone ever, or so they say. This comparison is odd in its own way since LG is better known for their intense competition with Samsung, and not Apple. These devices are completely different in absolutely everything. Still, both sport the best cameras of their respective platforms, the best internals, and both even push the bar of design in their own unique way. It used to be that people chose iPhones before because they had the best cameras, but the LG G2 has the Android ...

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  • by | October 3, 2013 4:00 PM

    For a while now, the mobile-tech review landscape has looked much the same. Reviewers like us craft lengthy written pieces packed with charts, photos, and videos, and readers like you ... read them. Sure, you have the opportunity to respond in the comments, and most good editors will answer questions there, but there's precious little real-time interaction between reader and reviewer. There's not much chance to ask questions, seek clarifications, or take a quick look at that one little detail. For a while, we've been trying to break down the wall between reviewer and reader - to allow you ...

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  • by | October 3, 2013 2:30 PM

    Fingerprint scanners are all well and good, but what happens when someone decides to lift that print for his own nefarious purposes? Benchmark results are important to some folks out there, but what good are they when major manufacturers repeatedly cheat the system? And the rumored HTC One Max looks to be a beast of a device ... but what exactly it being built to compete with? Those are the highlights from the news of the week and letters from the listener mailbag for the week ending October 4, 2013. All that -plus Brandon Miniman's first thought thread in quite some time- awaits you in ...

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  • by | October 2, 2013 4:51 PM

    Know what I love doing at Pocketnow, more than almost anything else? Reviewing mobile devices. You could feed me a steady stream of smartphones and tablets, one every ten days, month after month, and I'd still love it. Yes, it's exhausting, and sometimes balancing timeliness with thoroughness is an ulcer-inducing tightrope walk, but it's still my absolute favorite part of being a technology writer. Know what my least-favorite part is? Assigning review scores. We've graced this editorial with the Pocketnow Insider tag, so let me be candid for a second: I absolutely cannot stand assigning ...

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  • by | September 20, 2013 2:20 PM

    It's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s launch day, and we can't think of a better way to commemorate the event than with a Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Actually, yes we can: it would be great to take a look back at Apple's pre-iPhone days with the spectacular failure that was the Motorola "iTunes phone" of 2005 - fortunately, we already took care of that yesterday. So we'll discuss the MOTOROKR E1 a little bit on today's Weekly, before delving in to the fresh new take on mobile software that Apple's iOS 7 represents. Then we'll revert back to twiddling our thumbs waiting for the UPS guy - but we'll ...

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  • by | September 19, 2013 3:34 AM

    After the recent Nexus 5 "bar story", where we might, or might not have seen the upcoming Google phone, there are additional reports that basically reiterate what we were already suspecting concerning the next Nexus. Coming from the supply chain, sources and their chatter mention LG as a possible partner for Google in terms of the Nexus 5. Same sources claim specs close to those found on the G2 flagship, alongside Android 4.4 KitKat on-board. Additionally, October has been dropped as a possible timeframe for a revealing, which makes sense, since the Nexus 4 was revealed in the exact period ...

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  • by | September 18, 2013 6:39 PM

    Update: Score revised 10/2/2013. For more on this, see related story. About this time last year, I wrote the following in Pocketnow's full review of LG's 2012 Android flagship: LG has ... an excellent smartphone in the Optimus G. Within its well-crafted, jewel-like casing, industry-leading hardware and one of the most responsive implementations of Android we’ve ever seen combine to deliver a smartphone experience that’s not just adequate, but outstanding. [...] For those in search of an excellent, modern Android smartphone with the proper balance of aesthetics, performance, and ...

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