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:

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    If you're on the hunt for a top-of-the-line Android smartphone in the latter half of 2013, you've got a solid set of options. For fans of lightweight, fully-featured pocket computers, the Galaxy S 4 from Samsung is probably a solid bet. For those who prize build quality and aesthetics more highly than expandability, the HTC One is a better fit. And for those who value a feature-loaded experience on one-of-a-kind (but not at all outlandish) hardware, we're quickly learning that the LG G2 serves that niche pretty well. Our full review of the G2 will be up shortly to further examine its ...

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    There's one fewer Romanian on this week's podcast, and we're no longer hovering over a precarious microphone stand made of empty shoeboxes and trash cans in a European hotel room - but that doesn't mean this latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly is lacking in charm. On the contrary, we've called in a silver-tongued devil from Honduras and a smooth-talking geocacher from middle America to provide two very different perspectives on some very high-visibility smartphones. That's right: it's Apple week. That special time of year where iOS makes its way to the top of our rundown and instigates ...

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    The LG G2 has arrived, and we've been spending the past several days bringing you some unboxings and hands-on comparisons featuring the new phone. This afternoon, we have a couple interesting bits of news to bring you about the Verizon edition of this phone in specific. First up, we've heard about a really great price for the Verizon G2, if you've been thinking about picking one up. If you go through the carrier directly, that would mean shelling out about $200 for the phone on-contract. That's by no means excessive for the launch price of a new flagship, but there's a better deal out ...

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    There was once a time where I knew exactly what my next smartphone would be at any given time. Back in the day, I was a huge fan of BlackBerry, and although there were much better options around the time the BlackBerry Tour 9630 hit Verizon shelves in July 2009, I didn't want anything drastically different from before. My last smartphone purchase at the time was the BlackBerry Curve 8330, which I had nearly carried for two years. Not long after I purchased the Tour, however, the smartphone market expanded, accelerated, and matured. It was as if it all happened overnight. New Android phones ...

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    We've taken the wraps off LG's newest Android flagship, the brand-new G2, and we're already well on the way to getting a full review to your eager eyeballs. But before that drops, we thought you'd like to take a gander at how the G2 compares to an Android flagship from another manufacturer. You know, just for kicks. This time around, the role of The Other will be played by the familiar faces at HTC, whose One smartphone captured our hearts earlier this year with its excellent build quality and rock-solid software. How will the more-than-a-smartphone, not-quite-a-phablet G2 fare against ...

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    We've already shown you what taking the LG G2 out of its packaging looks like, and we've long since pressed that review unit into service generating the features, comparisons, and full review you've anxiously awaited since we first laid hands on the G2 last month. But it's one thing to unbox a device that's come straight from the manufacturer, and quite another to do the same with its carrier-branded variants. From branding to UI to bloatware to what comes bundled in the box, carriers hold a lot of sway when it comes to customizing their smartphones - and it's rare that we get to see those ...

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    Yes, we know - we're late on this one. And while we'd love to delve into the details on why it took us nigh-on a week to catch up to the rest of the unboxing squad on this one, suffice it to say that we had a few other things going on last week. Hopefully, you can forgive us. The good news: we're excited as ever to give this Snapdragon 800-powered, 13MP OIS-rocking, 5.2-inch-screen-packing flagship its proper run on the review racetrack. That'll be happening this week and next (along with the usual bevy of features and comparisons), but first we need to take it out of its box. So join us ...

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    The days of Summer are waning, and here in the United States the trees are beginning to turn lovely shades of red and yellow. You know what that means? Time for a new Nexus phone! Luckily the rumor mill has been running in high-gear for quite some time now and many think they've got the specs of the "new Nexus" pretty nailed down. That is, if the Nexus 5 rumors hold true. I had a whole article in mind following the FCC releases and subsequent renders of what many are calling the "Nexus 5"... then @evleaks had to go and rain on everyone's parade and conclude that the device in the FCC ...

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    Beyond the IFA, and all the new hardware that brought to light, last week also marked the arrival of some new information possibly pertaining to the release of the next Nexus smartphone, with the publication of some FCC certification paperwork that might just be for an LG-made Nexus 5. While that Nexus name itself didn't pop up, there was a whole lot of circumstantial evidence, not the least of which were some case images that sure seemed to match the camera placement we saw in the image of the possible Nexus 5 candidate from a video shot on Google's campus. This week, however, we hearing ...

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    We've been begging for it for quite some time: screens that span the entire front of our phones. The hated "bezel" used to be a place where we could hold on to our devices without accidentally touching the screen, and there was a point in time when the bezel was a necessary component to actually hold our screens in place, with the screen and digitizer both recessed behind it. Fast-forward to today and our phones have a single slab of glass that occupies most of the front of the device. The bezel is now an area of black around the screen that taunts us. We want that area filled with pixels. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 3 in most of the major US carriers, and even the LG G2 reached the same luck on AT&T. We then talk about the Nokia Lumia 1520, as we finally have leaked press renders of the device. Then we talk about the rumors of an Amazon smartphone that might be free for their customers. We later talk about Android 4.4 KitKat, even though it's odd that everything currently focuses on selling us KitKat bars. We end today's show talking about the LG Nexus 5, which is apparently at the FCC right now. All this and more ...

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    There's no denying that LG is doing everything they can to become a top-tier smartphone player in today's world. Their exposure with the LG Nexus 4 has been quite positive, and our experience with the Optimus G was also quite pleasing. Their recent announcement of the LG G2 did leave us with an interesting device that we're very eager to test, and as it turns out, this should happen very soon. AT&T has just begun their pre-orders for the new LG G2, and you can get it for $199 after a two-year contract, $575 without a subsidy, or $27 a month if you use their AT&T Next plans. You can ...

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    According to the latest reports, LG's flagship, the G2, is expected to land on America's largest carriers, Verizon and AT&T soon. Sources cited by AndroidCentral claim a September 12 date for Verizon, and, one day later, a September 13 date for AT&T. The report mentions that the phone will also be available on Sprint, as well as T-Mobile, but there are no rumored dates at the moment for the other two carriers. Being available mid-September, the LG G2 can have a jump start and beat phones to the market, like the next iPhone, HTC's and Samsung's upcoming phablets, the rumored One Max ...

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