My first take at the new LG G2. I had big hopes for the LG G2 after having a very positive experience owning the LG Optimus G Pro. Well, as expected it had top of the line 2013 specs. Nice 5.2″ display, super slim bezels, fast and being the 2nd Android phone with an OIS lens. But I and many of my friends/family were just utterly disappointed that they decided to not include Micro SD support as well as the removable battery for the international version. This instantly made the G2 a no buy device. Especially the lack of Micro SD slot made the phone far lacking than my previous 16GB G Pro with a 64GB Micro SD card inside or my friend’s S3 with 32GB card etc etc. The fact that the Korean version of the G2 comes with support for both just makes it even worse. Why not for the international version?!?! The extra 400mAh battery capacity is not worth an extra 64GB of storage space and the 32GB version pales in comparison while being more expensive! At least 5 people around me told me they are not going to buy the G2 due to lack of Micro SD support. So whoever made this decision at LG deserves an uppercut.
It was a big week this week with MWC being held at Barcelona with many companies announcing their latest and greatest mobile devices. Most devices has specs that were somwhat expected with upgraded screen sizes, processing power etc.
But to me, one device stood out from the rest. LG Optimus 3D.
This Android 2.3 gingerbread phone had some feaures no other companies had anything close to. Glass-free 3D capable 4.3″ LCD and a dual-lense 3D camera that can record up to 720. (1080p in 2D) It also didn’t skimp on the rest of the specs with a dual-core OMAP4 4430 with a faster clocked SGX540. Anandtech benchmarked it against the other big guns from Motorola, Samsung etc and Optimus 3D came out on top.
UPDATE: Pre-order price at UK onlie store clove.co.uk is 429 GBP pre-VAT. Expected release date is mid-April.
Anandtech Optimus 3D benchmark article
Official LG Promotion video
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GSMArena shows the 3D effect even through a low-res youtube video
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Mobileburn got a nice overview of the phone from an LG employee
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Those videos alone are enough for me to drool over. I want it now!