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 | August 15, 2013 4:38 PM

    The LG G2 is on its way, bringing the first taste of Snapdragon 800 power to many smartphone users. Carriers are already gearing-up for the phone's arrival, and just like we saw it do the other day with the HTC One, Verizon has a fresh landing page up for the G2. More than just offering users the opportunity to register for more info, this page also lets slip a special feature Verizon's G2 will be getting, announcing exclusive wireless charging support. Presumably, we're talking about a fully-integrated system here, letting users wirelessly charge the phone without requiring any add-ons. ...

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  • by | August 15, 2013 1:14 PM

    If you thought the Palm commercials of 2009 were as weird as mobile tech advertising would ever get, HTC and Robert Downey Jr. have something to show you. That's the conversation that kicks off this week's edition of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, and it's followed by some heartening news about this year's IFA in Berlin. If the rumors hold true, we should be in for some powerfully geeky, if unconventional, tech in Germany this year - and even if they don't, we've got plenty to talk about in the way of chipsets, Nexii, smartwatches, and phablets. If none of those terms make sense to you, ...

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  • by | August 14, 2013 10:53 AM

    One of the more contentious rumors in Android land has concerned the choice of just which OEM will be behind the next Nexus smartphone. For a while, LG kept popping up in stories about this fabled Nexus 5, but last week we heard from a pretty reliable source that Motorola would be making the phone, instead. That's far from the end of this argument, and today new rumors spin the bottle back over towards LG, attempting to name a few Nexus 5 specs. There have been plenty of suggestions that LG would base a Nexus 5 off the just-launched G2. This time, however, we're getting the tale of a ...

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  • by | August 12, 2013 3:59 PM

    No matter how great a smartphone is – how superior the hardware, how intuitive the software – marketing can make or break a phone's launch. While it's far from a hard-and-fast truth, companies like Samsung sure have demonstrated that the more money you can throw at a phone, the more likely that model is to be a success. LG is really trying to raise its stature with the G2, and it's wisely decided that it's going to need some high-profile promotion in order to do so. While the basic idea may be sound, LG hasn't exactly been going about it in the smartest manner, and at one recent event ...

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  • by | August 9, 2013 3:14 PM

    Sometimes, you push obligations back for too long and they just pile up, week after week after week, until they never get done. Well, when we started the Pocketnow Weekly technology podcast just over one year ago, we decided that listener mail -your mail- was going to be a big part of it, and it's consistently added flavor to the show. But the last few weeks have been so packed with news that we've been forced to neglect our listener mailbag - much to the justified consternation of some of our loyal writers-in. So today, we're finally making good on a long-held debt: we're devoting an ...

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  • by | August 8, 2013 2:10 PM

    When it comes to smartphones, I'm a pretty shallow guy. It doesn't matter what capabilities are baked into your software, how long your battery life is, or how vast your internal storage; if you're not a good-looking device, you're not coming home with me. So it was with a halfhearted smile and forced enthusiasm that I walked into the LG event in NYC yesterday, responding to a company rep's "are you excited?" with a too-blunt "is there coffee?" It's not that I wasn't looking forward to the show - I was. But the company's newest flagship had already been leaked so thoroughly that we knew ...

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  • by | August 8, 2013 10:55 AM

    Yesterday we saw LG's G2 go official, with the manufacturer unveiling its Snapdragon-800-powered flagship. We got plenty of detailed info on the handset's specs at the time, but as is so common around launches like this, sometimes it takes another couple days for even more info about the phone to come to light. This morning we hear about a couple issues that are sure to be on the mind of many potential G2 customers: the handset's pricing, and the chance that we might see a Google Play edition of the phone, like Samsung and HTC have introduced for their own flagships. According to LG, the ...

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  • by | August 7, 2013 11:11 PM

    The news today has been all about LG's latest flagship phone, the G2. Everyone is talking specs. They're impressive, don't get me wrong, but what I really like is its QuickWindow accessory. Specifications are all about speed and performance, how many apps you can install, and how much entertainment can be carried around with you. They really don't do much of anything to make your device more useful -- only faster. That's a good thing, but it doesn't make the phone any more convenient. Let's switch gears for a moment. Using your phone naked (read: without a case on it, what were you ...

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  • by | August 7, 2013 9:00 PM

    We apologize for the late upload due to some technical difficulties that just got solved. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's Android Device Manager, which just went public for all markets. Microsoft follows with an announcement of their Bing app suite for Windows Phone 8, though with some boring services. Whatsapp is next as the company has reached 300 Million users and is now offering voice messaging. Samsung's 384GB storage chip takes the spotlight next, even though it's hard to tell when we'll get it. We end today's show talking about the LG G2, our first ...

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  • by | August 7, 2013 7:46 PM

    The just-launched LG G2 has plenty of compelling features: its crazy-thin bezel, that new Snapdragon 800 chip, and its unconventional hardware layout with rear-mounted buttons. One of these many features to get some individual attention during the launch presentation was the phone's 13-megapixel main camera. On its own, a 13-megapixel sensor isn't that remarkable, but LG has paired the G2's sensor with optical image stabilization hardware. That combination has the potential to be really great, as a crisp, stable image is just going to let each those millions of pixels capture the data it ...

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  • by | August 7, 2013 5:39 PM

    I always try to understand why the smartphone market is so unique in the way its market share behaves. If you look at the automobile industry, surely there are top players, and surely there are companies that are having a hard time economically, but there's also a group of players that don't lead, don't lose, and simply compete in a way that allows them to keep going. They have their own loyal customers, and in some cases, they even lead sales in certain states for many reasons that aren't worth mentioning here. Smartphones don't behave that way. There are either winners or losers, and ...

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  • by | August 7, 2013 5:12 PM

    With plans for the LG G2 to be available across all four of the big US carriers, you might think that means we'll be looking at an even playing field, with no one G2 variant really standing out. To a big extent, that's true, but details about the LTE capabilities LG has blessed the Sprint version of the G2 with are now coming to light, and it all sounds pretty interesting. The biggest deal for the Sprint LG G2 could be its support for the 800MHz band, only recently cleared for LTE operation thanks to the shuttering of the carrier's old iDEN network. This would be the first Sprint phone to ...

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  • by | August 7, 2013 4:12 PM

    After months of rumors, the LG Optimus G2 is official, which means all the heresy can be laid to rest and we can finally put the device under the microscope and see how it compares with all the latest creations from other manufacturers. Aside from the strange nature of the press event and the mostly tame reactions from the audience at said event, the G2 actually has a fair amount of tricks in its repertoire. In fact, it's not all that different from what the Galaxy S 4 has to offer, and it has an answer to all those allegedly gimmicky features that come packed in the S4's version of ...

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  • by | August 7, 2013 3:11 PM

    With the G2, LG is no doubt going to find itself at the center of plenty of comparisons to Samsung and its Galaxy S 4. We just gave you a hands-on look at how the two Androids compare, but we also wanted to take a closer look at a G2 accessory that just screamed "Samsung" at us when LG announced it prior to the G2's actual launch: the G2 QuickWindow case. Just like Samsung's S-View cover, LG's QuickWindow gives you easy access to your phone's display, offering information on incoming calls, giving you media playback controls, or just showing you the time at a glance. Now that we have the ...

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  • by | August 7, 2013 2:54 PM

    In Android-land right now, the phone to beat by most accounts is Samsung's Galaxy S 4. The GS4's been around for several months now, but Samsung's managed to keep it fresh in our minds, and so far another another Android has yet to emerge with the wherewithal to knock the GS4 down from its perch. Today LG let loose its G2, and while it certainly sounds good on paper, how will it really compare against the GS4 when we put them head-to-head? We took a look at LG's even today in order to find out for ourselves. Will the G2's odd no-button-along-the-edge design make it a better fit in the hand ...

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