Posts tagged with: Optimus G2
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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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    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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    We're on the eve of the launch of a most significant (if not spec-packed) smartphone, the Moto X. We're hot on the heels of the industry's latest benchmark-juicing scandal with Samsung's Galaxy S 4 tweaking. We're only a week away from seeing what LG has to offer with its G2 (though we already know what accessories it's launching with). And we're not even a week out from the launch of the Nokia Lumia 1020, but we're already in full-on fretting mode about our favorite Finns. That roster would be enough to fuel two podcast episodes this size, to say nothing of listener mail! But thanks to ...

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    LG's got a press event coming up in New York on August 7, and unless it's just been messing with us through all of its teases and announcements so far, we're going to witness the debut of the manufacturer's new G2 flagship. While that much feels like a certainty, we still have questions about just how the phone will arrive and ultimately go up for sale. Luckily for us, LG's CFO has been talking to the press, and has revealed some of those details. According to the exec, South Korea will get the G2 in early August – presumably, that could happen immediately following the August 7 event. ...

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    We love leaks of unreleased hardware, and endlessly delight in poring over any images we get our hands on, looking both for revealing details, as well as any signs that they might be less than legitimate. Often, we find ourselves in some ambiguous middle ground, with a suspicion or two that something may be amiss, but lacking any really stand-out reason to dismiss the find. Well, today we're feeling just a little more strongly about a new "leak" that's going around, and can pretty confidently say that evidence has not arrived depicting the LG G2 in multiple colors. A rainbow-hued ...

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    LG has been anything but shy with talking about the G2. It was already confirming hardware specs before the handset's name was even official, it strongly implied on invitations for its August 7 launch event that the G2 was the subject at hand, and last week it formally announced it was dropping the Optimus name and this phone would, indeed, arrive as the G2. As we wait for that event, we have a new invite to check out – this time fully embracing the phone's name – along with a new teaser video. Well, it's teasing something all right, but this is one of those videos that's light as can ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the AT&T pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 1020, which we know many of you are expecting. HP is next as all the headlines of their probable Android-based smartphone are sadly not as accurate as the renders we found. The Sony Honami is next as we have more detailed specs of the device. We later talk about the LG G2 and the reasons for those buttons at the back. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 5S manufacturing, and some probable delays in the process. All this and more after the break. Stories: - AT&T opens Nokia Lumia 1020 ...

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    If we're to believe the teases, we're just about three weeks away from the launch of the LG G2. The phone's been starring in a lot of leaks lately, and we've had quite a few opportunities to check out the handset's hardware – including those unusual rear-mounted controls. Today we get yet another glimpse at the smartphone, giving us a look at those buttons without the phone's rear panel in the way, and suggesting what we can expect from the G2's battery. As you can see, we appear to be looking at a 2540mAh capacity. That's up a solid 20% from the original Optimus G's 2100mAh cell. Once ...

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    While still state of the art, by this point full HD 1080p displays on smartphones are beginning to lose some of their novelty. After all, we've been seeing them show up on handsets for more than half a year now. Hoping to help keep things fresh, LG just announced a new 1080p panel for phones that the company claims is the thinnest anyone's made to date. LG's panel is a 5.2-inch model, and measures a scant 2.2 millimeters thick. Those of you sensitive to the appearance of the PenTile subpixel arrangement employed on full HD displays like the one Samsung used for the Galaxy S 4 will be happy ...

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    It's not every day you schedule a podcast the day before one of the biggest Windows Phone announcements in the platform's history - but given our plans to host a special-edition Pocketnow Live event covering Nokia's NYC event tomorrow, we thought it best to get the Weekly out of the way ahead of time. That doesn't mean we don't talk Nokia - indeed, we've got Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck on the air with us this week to discuss what it's been like to follow the story of the EOS/1020/909, probably one of the most widely-leaked devices in smartphone history. We also follow the leaky ...

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    The LG G2 can't come soon enough, but, until then, all we've got to hang on to are the rumors and leaks. ...like this one, from today, with an image reportedly depicting the LG (Optimus) G2 for Sprint, in all of its glory. You surely have noticed the minimal bezel on the display, which, will hopefully be a 5.2-inch one, with 1080p resolution. It's as close to edge-to-edge as it gets! Another picture, below, seems to confirm what we already know, or have seen leaked: controls on the back, for either volume or zoom. Aside from the 13-megapixel camera, this new report claims that the phone ...

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    Back in June, we learned that LG was throwing together a little event for itself, scheduled to take place on August 7 in New York City. We speculated a little about what the manufacturer might have to reveal, and based on some earlier comments it had been making on a follow-up to last year's Optimus G, we wondered if we might not see this G2 arrive a bit earlier than the IFA debut that once seemed likely. With less than a month to go now before the event, LG is starting to be just a little less coy about what's on the agenda, and has been dropping some less than subtle hints that it will ...

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    Rumors about LG's next Android flagship have really been heating up lately, and following last week's leak of a bunch of G2 imagery, revealing those innovative rear volume controls, we just heard a new rumor that the G2 might be the first smartphone with 3GB of RAM. Hot on the tail of that one comes a new series of claims, revisiting that button issue and looking a little at the phone's camera. Now, there are some translation issues that make this rumor a little less than crystal-clear, but Techblog.gr asserts that the G2 will have more than just its volume controls around back, and all of ...

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