LG G2 review

The G2 is still a top performer, and now it's cheaper

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Battery life on the LG G2 is excellent. It seriously impressed when it first arrived on the scene in 2013, and I'm pleased to report that since the Android KitKat update battery life has managed to get even better.

LG G2 review

LG made a big deal out of taking up more internal space by staggering its battery shape within the device. As the back curves, the battery staggers or pyramids a little in shape to take advantage of what would otherwise be empty space.

That means LG was able to cram a 3000mAh power pack inside the G2, which is larger than the new flagships in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8.

While the LG G2 doesn't benefit from the additional power efficiency of the Snapdragon 801 chip housed inside 2014's flagship devices, it trumps the likes of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One which had to make do with the Snapdragon 600 processor - giving the G2 a boost in the battery department.

With relatively heavy use (e-mail, social network, phone calls, messaging and some gaming) and all push notifications turned on, along with GPS and Wi-Fi on most of the day, the LG G2 still had some juice left by the time the work day was over.

LG G2 review

I unplugged the device from its charger at around 8am on average, and found that I'd still have about 20-25% battery life by the time I went to bed, which was around midnight. That's impressive.

We subjected it to our proper and in-depth battery test, placing the phone on Wi-Fi and brightness correcting the display to 305 lumens, and then running a 90 minute Full HD video.

With the updated Android 4.4 KitKat software the LG G2 took the prize as the longest-lasting phone on test - it lost just 7% of juice during the video.

That is some serious performance, as I usually see top end smartphones lose between 15% and 25% of juice in the same test.

If you do find yourself running out of juice the LG G2 comes with a power saving mode which you can flick on to help get the most out of the last few drops.

You can get the power saving mode to come on automatically when the battery drops below a certain percentage, and there are various options you can enable/disable while it's in operation.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Built-in Memory32 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotNo
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
SAR Value0.41 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationYes
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyG2
Cellular Generation4G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100, LTE 850, LTE 900, LTE 1800, LTE 2100, LTE 2600
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution13 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameLG
Battery Talk Time17.50 Hour
Product ModelD802
Screen Size13.2 cm (5.2")
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)143 g
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 4.0
Operating System VersionAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density424 ppi
Front Camera Resolution2.1 Megapixel
SIM Size SupportedMicro
Height3517.9 mm
Width1800.9 mm
Depth231.1 mm
Radio TunerYes
Product SeriesG2
Battery Standby Time900 Hour
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product NameG2 D802 Smartphone
Processor Speed2.26 GHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon 800
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part NumberLGD802.ANEUWH
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk

G2 is an experience-driven, dynamic smartphone intended to meet your individual needs. With superior hardware and an impressive instinctive design, immerse yourself with it's unique and intuitive suite of contextual user experience features. From the socially connected youth who will use it for its fast-paced performance and sharing abilities, to family-oriented individuals who will enjoy the advanced camera and guest mode function-G2 is the phone for them all.
Limited Warranty1 Year
Standard Memory2 GB