LG G2 review

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

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Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Like the G2 and the other smartphones in this competition section the Samsung Galaxy S4 is still on sale even though it's been replaced by a newer model.

Samsung packed the S4 full of tricks including eye, head and hand tracking, selling the handset as a "life companion."

Silly gimmicks aside the Galaxy S4 is still a supremely power handset with a lot to offer. It too has been updated to Android KitKat and is enjoying a new lease of life with the latest version of Google's OS.

It's still a little pricier than the other flagships from 2013, but not a great deal so - especially for a handset which sticks so many features under one roof.



The HTC One was the hero of 2013, claiming the best phone in the world title, but the LG G2 pushed it hard.

Like the G2, the One doesn't have a microSD slot, but it does benefit from a superior metal chassis and powerful Boomsound speakers.

Battery life on the One isn't quite as strong as it is on the G2, but HTC's Sense interface and clever camera tricks keeps this year old smartphone interesting.

If you fancy a premium smartphone without the premium price tag the HTC One is still a very good shout.

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1

The Sony Xperia Z1 launched a several months after the G2, Galaxy S4 and One, but it's still a decent comparison from the class of 2013.

With a dust and waterproof body, a chassis formed of metal and glass and the inclusion of a microSD slot the Xperia Z1 has some instant plus points over the G2.

The more industrial design of the Sony may put some off, as will the flaps which need to be removed every time you want to charge the device - but the version of Android it's running is closer to the stock Google puts out.

In terms of price there's not too much difference between the Z1 and the G2, with both handsets providing a strong offering.

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