LG G2 announced, brings Snapdragon 800 and rear controls to multiple carriers in Canada


  • Eric Tang

    Looks like a great device!

    • rgl168

      If the new Nexus 5 is based on this, it would be even better!

  • St. Misery

    The slogan should have been “Learning from Samsung” ZAP! It’s cool really, because they’re both equally gimmicky.

  • redbarbvs

    More competitive it gets, better it will be for us gadget aficionados.

  • Nathaniel James

    I will give them another chance. Hopefully it wont end up like my Optimus 2x.

  • Word

    i really liked the optimus G and my wife still uses it. the screen is still absolutely gorgeous. but i feel they’ve downgraded this sequel in the looks department. the idea of back buttons is interesting but it’s not a very attractive device. the original g is still very speedy and i haven’t had any issues with the glass build (touch wood). we shall see i suppose

  • Merags

    Now, turn this into a Nexus 5, and/or offer a Google Play Edition ( available in Canada), then we’ll talk :P.

    • hurric

      ya I was gonna say the same thing. Google Edition and we’re good

    • Balls O’Steele

      But the N5 must retail unlocked off contact for $299.

  • pk

    Great specs/hardware. Crummy UI skin and bloatware. I’ll stick with N4

    • Zed

      Root, flash .. win.

    • pk

      Root, flash, brick…lose
      Root, flash, wait for modders to get around to updating your phones software with new android releases….keep waiting…keep waiting..

    • JTon

      I’ve felt the pain of owning a device with a small dev community. I never thought there would be a network effect for android hardware as well

  • Tech Guru

    If this becomes the Nexus 5, and they return the power/volume buttons to normal – I’m in at $299/$349

    • Fawoo

      If the buttons were returned back, the bezel on the device would be larger. That being said I’m sure Nexus fans wouldn’t mind that at all for a price of ~$300.

  • Yuri Kozbit

    But it’s LG meaning it would only last a year at the most

  • Thomas Ramsay

    For $249 this will be my next smartphone.

    • spammenotdisqus

      That’s the on contract price, which now requires $70+/month minimum on Telus. Probably the other carriers too.

  • Bri

    I’m a little confused to what the price will be.. $249 for 2 years? or $249 outright??
    If that’s the outright price.. this will blow everyone’s mind.
    From the picture, I don’t like the look of the back of the device.. it just seems too blanky if you know what I mean. Some kind of patterns on the back would’ve been nice like what they did with nexus4/Opt G.
    I guess having buttons at the back to reduce the bezel size was a great idea except that it wouldn’t be as comfortable having them on the side/top since there are time where I use those buttons while the phone lying on the table/desk. But no biggie.
    I hope this comes pentaband so that I can use it on Wind.. and if LG provides better OS support, it would be great.
    I’m really looking forward to watch review videos on this device!!

    • Zed

      I donno how you can be confused. Of course it’s the price on a 2 year contract. Just like the S4 is/will be when all companies align to 2yr agreements.

  • spammenotdisqus

    $249 on contract, so what, $649 off? And on contract now requires a $70 minimum spend on Telus… Thanks, but I’ll just buy myself a $300 Nexus off contract.

    • Daniel Bader

      Just to confirm, pricing has not been announced. $249 is my guess, nothing more.

  • Travis Chalmers

    Volume and power on the back?! Those will be tough to press one-handed, and the shutter-on-the-back setup is not ideal. I’ll be passing on this one.

    • BB BB

      The G2 has this cool Knock Kock feature where you just double tap the screen to turn the device screen on without having to press power. I would have to check out the device in hand before I could judge that power button. It will be weird though when people slap a case on it. It looks funny I admit like the device has a nose.

    • Savbers

      Pick up your phone. Put your finger on the back, try to hold it normally. Now slap your finger on the back of the phone, hard. It’s much easier to do and you don’t loose grip of your phone – rather than having to change your entire hand posture to push a button on the side.

  • BB BB

    Sweet if only the new A10/Z30 had some specs like this to match BB fans and others would be all over it. That is the exact problem with BB. Rolling out FLAGSHIP devices with 2012 specs or older at the end of 2013 is not acceptable.

    • JTon

      Maybe. Maybe not. Moto X has mid-range specs and it’s a flagship. The specs arm-race is the kiss of death for hardware manufactures. So far, only east asian companies have been able to survive on razor thin margins.

  • Ceribaen

    No bezel? So the first time it’s dropped on its side it’ll shatter the screen… or when you put a cover on it to protect against that you’re losing visibility of screen real estate? There’s a purpose to having the edges of the glass protected – that’s the weak point on any tempered glass variant.

    Also in the crowd of those are some awkward controls if it’s the shutter controls as well.

    The whole superslim phone thing is silly, since most people end up putting the phones into significantly thicker cases to protect them.

    • Brett Arnold Allard

      Except LG has been working real hard on the Flex glass and other “like” products.. Your giving them less credit then they deserve!

      This however looks like a bold phone and might see a purchase from myself to sit beside my htc one.

  • fcuk

    “Keeping the battery sealed kept the device thin”

    Sealed must be the keyword LG imposed on all online journalists, cause I don’t see anyone dare to mention the G2 is having NON-REMOVABLE battery. Good work LG!!!!