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LG G2 launching in Canada on September 27th

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LG is set to strut their stuff and release their G2 flagship Android smartphone. According to the press release, the G2 will be available ‘beginning September 27′ across a multitude of carriers and retailers: Rogers, Bell Mobility, TELUS, Videotron, SaskTel, WIND Mobile, WIRELESSWAVE, Tbooth wireless, WIRELESS etc, Target Mobile, Best Buy, Future Shop, The Source and the Mobile Shop.

LG also noted that the “carriers and retailers will set and announce their own pricing individually.” Most likely it’ll be the Big 3 (Rogers, Bell and TELUS) that will be first out with the G2, then Videotron, SaskTel and WIND shortly after. As for pricing, LG’s own contest terms and conditions revealed the retail price of $699.

The G2 has a 5.2-inch full HD IPS display (1080 x 1920 resolution, 423 ppi), 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 32GB internal memory, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, 3,000mAh battery and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with ‘planned OS upgrades.’


Update: While it was expected, TELUS has sent us an email confirming that they will be releasing the LG G2 on September 27th. Still no word on the price plans.


Check out our LG G2 hands-on preview here.

  • kakarot11

    Yes!

  • Sam Wiggans

    I am waiting for the Sony Xperia Z1, if it doesn’t come out in a reasonable amount of time then I am going to go for this phone.

  • Hilman in Edmonton

    Sweet, I will be replacing my Nexus 4 with this. The Nexus 5 would be nice but it’s only going to be 5″, won’t be released for awhile and after having the N4 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus, it’s time for a change. TELUS better have it in white!!

  • Nadefrenzy

    Great phone, but I dislike LG’s UI.

    Xperia Z1 is a great phone too, but only if you’re a big photo-buff. Nothing that special about it besides that.

    iPhone 5S isn’t that much different either, and so usless an upgrade from a 5; however, from someone jumping ship, and in need of a phone this fall, the iPhone 5S fits the bill. Altho one should ideally wait for the bigger iPhone 6.

    Note 3 looks like a total beast! The only “con” would be that it’s too big, but that’s the selling point so again.. personal preference.

    Not sure what to go for iPhone 5S vs Note 3. hmm

    • Dimitri

      I would go with the Note 3. Removable battery, SD card slot, Bigger battery, LTE Maxx, newest Android 4.3, beautiful design and its thinner then the Note 2.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Yea all those are VERY appealing, but iunno, it can be a pain at times to use and carry. Also a change might be good, perhaps?

      Biggest issue with iOS I had was the fugly UI for the browser especially. iOS7 has fixed that though and it looks outstanding. Only issue is that it’s such a tiny screen, but maybe it’d be a good experience (never had an iPhone before—loved the iPod touch tho). However, that pretty much waves goodbye to reading on the phone (like I used to on my note 2—great little pocket book so to speak… granted I dont read much, but still).

      Still not sure lol. Resale value wise, the iPhone crushes the Note tho.

    • Ricky Cheung

      You have a note 2? Note 3 is the exact same size, so that’s not something to worry about unless you find your Note 2 too big.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Yea the note 2 is a lil too big. However, the Note 3 is actually quite a lot smaller (8,3mm vs 9.4 mm width) and the note 3 is lighter too. So that was very compelling in terms of pushing me towards the Note 3.

      However, i’m getting tired of the UI and Android in general a bit. It’s like on almost every mobile device in my house lol. Outside too.

      Nothing wrong with the OS tho; it’s great.

    • Yulet

      iPhone 5S vs Note 3? Are you kidding? It should be iPhone 5S vs Galaxy S3 Mini lol

    • Nadefrenzy

      Specs aren’t everything, Mr. Spec sheet. I care about the user experience. When I got my Note 2, i heard that it was very over powered and would never lag, but well guess what 3 months in and it already started to lag. I’ve heard similar things for the S4. What if the Note 3 starts to lag? That’d basically be throwing down $800 in the drain.

      It’s hard to trust it with that. Also, no, I despise stock android so I’m not going to opt for that.

      Don’t get me wrong, I love Android, but I think it’s starting to become a little boring now tbh. Been with Android for 3 years now.

      Maybe it’s time for some change while giving up a few benefits in exchange for a more user-friendly experience.

    • Yulet

      I have a Galaxy Note 2, and it doesn’t lag at all. I actually was considering about getting an iPhone thinking that Apple would change things this year. but no, they just made another iShit.

    • Nadefrenzy

      See I care very little about fanboyism or any of that bs. I’ll critique every product that I use. My note 2 lagged plain and simple. It got better once I used a custom rom, but those unfortunately lagged (on occasion mind u) too. People say the same for the S4 as well. Perhaps you have lower standards for what a smooth experience is? Or perhaps u’re biased.. i dont know.

      iPhone 5S’ screen is the only disappointing feature now tbh. Rest of the phone looks great. If they could make a 4.7″ iPhone it would’ve been so much better. Perhaps i’ve been spoilt by Androids tho with their huge screens. Maybe i shud adjust to a 4″ screen.

      Decisions…

    • Ugslick

      LG’s UI doesn’t lag like Samsungs does. I mean there are tons of options within android besides the ‘Note 2′. HTC ONE is a solid phone, the Nexus 4 and soon N5 as well.. the G2 is superior to the S4 from pretty much every single possible angle, as well as having both a better display, and a smoother (relatively lag free) UI.

    • Nadefrenzy

      HTC One is good, but too thick a bezel and the screen size isn’t justified.

      Nexus 4 sucks (using one as we speak).

      Nexus 5 could be interesting, but I don’t think I can wait that long.

      G2 is LG with their crappy UI, and I HATE the back volume design thing, it’s really not my cup of tea. Looks cheap.

      Note 3 looks promising.

      iPhone 5S is a contender too.

    • Ugslick

      Well I guess to each his own :P I think the back buttons look nice, and the front of the G2 (especially the display) is gorgeous. Note 3 is interesting, but LG’s UI is still better than Samsungs, and the phone is too big.

    • Samuel Gomez Recuero

      Note 3 only base on specs and the fact that will fit right as phone and a tablet. The 5s will be great for those that want a solid phone with a very top notch camera and app application built into it. something that for now eludes all android OEMs when it comes down to implementation. Apple has managed to make they camera and video software hard to beat or compete with.

    • Ugslick

      From what I’ve seen of the LG G2′s camera, I would think it outperforms the 5S’s camera… I mean it definitely trumps the S4 and 5.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Nothing beats true-tone flash. That’s history in the making right there.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Yea. That’s what I was thinking as well. I’ve never had an iPhone (been with android for 3 years), but I loved the iPod touch (albeit the screen was small). Perhaps it’s high time I change things up a bit, eh?

    • Ugslick

      The G2 has all the specs of the Note 3, almost as big a screen as the Note 2 (and much better display technology to boot, IPS > AMOLED) and its MUCH smaller… I mean both are beasts. LG’s UI is better than Samsung’s (I believe) because it is more fluent and quicker. Samsung’s UI slows down at times (even on the S4)

    • Nadefrenzy

      Uh no it isn’t. I’ve used the LG Optimus 4x HD and the LG optimus G. Hated the LG Ui. It’s fugly and quite nagging really. It also lagged for me when in use. However, ive yet to use a S4 for a week to properly compare. I do think that 4.3 on Note 3 with TRIM will eliminate the lag tho. People hate TW for the sake of hating. Perhaps try using it for a week or two then decide.

      Also nope, for mobility, AMOLED destroys IPS. Mobile devices utilize deeper blacks for games and movies– amoled is king there. However, IPS is better say on my desktop –which is where I use one cuz their color reproduction is very accurate and not heavily contrasted.

    • Dabora

      I have never heard that AMOLED is better than IPS. AMOLED failed. Also, PPI is less than IPS and lots problem have (ex. Burn-In, Heating…).

    • Nadefrenzy

      No such issues with my Note 2. In fact, my bro’s Nexus 4 which uses a IPS display had heating issues lol; however, that’s more of the cpu than display.

      AMOLED vs IPS is purely subjective. Sure IPS is better for outdoor brightness, but nothing beats AMOLED blacks, which coupled with high contrast are ideal for mobile devices for movies/games and stuff. The “pop” really helps the picture stand out.

    • Ugslick

      The 4X was a bad phone. The G was pretty good, but they’ve improved since then as well.

    • Dabora

      Go to iPhone 5S.

    • Nadefrenzy

      I’m strongly considering it, but I hear they’ll be making a bigger 4.7″ or 4.8″ iPhone 6 next year, so I don’t wanna fall into the “fool’s trap” so to speak.

      So perhaps buy note 3 now and then sell next year to get iPhone 6 instead?

  • BBBB

    Getting this one, Note 3 is too big for my hand.

  • bembol

    After trying the nexus 4, I was sold on LG. I was also impressed with the UI & Features, like the KnockOn. I will get the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 after I’m done playing with this, in my case 4-6 months. By then, the Note 3 will be cheaper on kijiji.

    Since the S3, I had the Note, two Note II’s, S4, Galaxy 8.0 LTE and even the ATIV S for a week. It’s time a a break from Samsung. :)

    • Dimitri

      Remember tho, this will NOT have the UI & features that the Nexus 4 has. Some of the features of the Nexus 4 are not available to the other Android phones has the Nexus 4 uses the original Android OS in which the LG G2 uses the Android OS but LG adds their own version into it.

    • Ugslick

      Nexus 4 also lacks some of the features the G2 has, since it’s LG’s UI…
      I mean with the amount of phones he’s had I’m pretty certain he knows the difference between stock android and manufacturers skins.. LOL.

  • a1a2a3

    looking forward to this device….. rooted, with a customer rom on-top.

  • johentie

    nice looking device… but i really do not like the rear volume rocker… i hate anything bulging out of the back.. the Note 3 is my next device but even then there a small bulge… can’t these phone makes make a flat back?

    • B-Mac

      Xperia Z1

    • johentie

      true… but i don;t like sony.. not cause of their devices.. but since 10 years ago! never bought a sony product since the mishap!

  • MXH070

    Not a android fan but have to say LG did great job on this device..

  • Ovi

    This should be a great phone. You forgot the fingerprint reader on the back!
    10 year old tech that’s all the rage right now :)

  • Ovi

    Love the look of it actually

  • Yozer34

    someone PLEASE HELP!!! I live in Toronto and I need an unlocked version of this phone ASAP. does anyone know when and where i can get one?

    Thanks so much!

    • anthony

      Try to buy it online. Such as expansys or negri electrical (i am not sure if i type it right )

    • Ugslick

      September 27th, or you could but it off eBay unlocker for ~$700.. though till be the internation version (small battery, though you will get an sd card slot, I prefer the bigger battery myself though)

    • Yozer34

      doesn’t the international version have the 3000mah battery though? i thought it was the Korean version that had the smaller battery

    • Ugslick

      Yeah. You’re right. (Actually I’m not sure) I believe the only place it’s available (before it just became available in the US) was Korea, so those would be the only versions available for purchase online. Thanks :)

  • mi

    YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

  • Prina

    I believe that it’s better than Galaxy s4

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