The flagship phone goes on record as the first-ever smartphone without side buttons to retail in
"The concept came from research which revealed that the larger smartphones became, the harder it was for users to access side keys," said
The company joins a league of electronics makers coming up with multi-variate gadgets as they try to attract consumers into their fold.
G2 is a variant of G and G Pro, LG's foremost flagship products, the way Samsung's range of Galaxy S phones have been paraded in the market or
Smartphones are growing larger and sleeker and it is becoming increasingly difficult for manufacturers to come up with something outstanding.
G2's gamble to have buttons at the rear is a clear win.
As they slowly change into miniature tablets, smartphone users are likely to fumble through side buttons, especially those with small hands.
Still, the G2 has a potent physical appeal and gets easily swallowed in one's hand despite its 5.2-inch frame, and curvy IPS screen.
The extra 0.2-inch has placed it apart from its predecessors, the Optimus Pro and Samsung S4, which are 5-inch.
Its face has the LG logo below and a loudspeaker grille, a 2.1-megapixel camera, and a light sensor at the top, which are all encased in Gorilla Glass 2 similar to those in Nokia Lumias.
At the rear, three buttons — volume up, volume down, and power — are the most outstanding features on a glossy finish. They happen to be the only buttons on this device.
To make it easier for first-time users, LG has allowed one to tap twice on the screen to switch the G2 on instead of constantly flipping it in order to power it.
Switching the gadget on will give the user one of the most pleasurable screen engagements yet; the surface just comes to life.
The colours on the 1080p IPS display are bright and rich and along it, G2 packs a Graphic RAM (GRAM) which reduces the display's energy use by up to 26 per cent on a still frame and increases overall usage time on the device by approximately 10 per cent.
To power its Android 4.2.2 OS is the 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800,
There is also QSlide floating mini apps, which allows you to window off some of the core applications like calendars, calculators, and the like.
The function can make your screen cluttered so it would be advisable to turn them off.
When it comes to battery life, one can assume that the age smartphone users have been waiting for is nigh — that of long battery life.
A 3,000mAH battery may sound trivial bearing in mind its engaging features, but G2 fails to disappoint.
It is a 24-hour life gadget under heavy usage and this might be the first sign that we are crossing into the long life battery era in smartphones.
LG's new smartphone is seen as the flagship model with which the company expects to win back lost ground in the phone market.
Though ranked as the third best-selling smartphone producer in the world, LG's presence in the Kenyan market has been overshadowed by Samsung,
"We are aware competition will be heated as we sell this phone in the Kenyan market, but we are confident of its specs, which set it apart," said
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