This blog contain my analysis and views about various things I keep stumbling upon daily, mostly technology though.
August 8, 2013
Finally, after a bunch of high quality leaks, followed by the official press shot leak from @evleaks, LG has announced their flagship smartphone for 2013; LG G2.
Yes, they are done with the ‘Optimus’ branding for their Android smartphones. Good Lord!
The LG G2 is filled up to the brim with insanely fast internals under the hood, take for example, the fastest SoC in a smartphone till now; Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with Adreno 330 GPU. But it looks like LG did something overly ambitious by shifting the power button and volume rockers at the back of the phone, just under the camera lens. I don’t think people will like this idea. I have personally used the Amazon Kindle with button at the back of the device, and I didn’t like it at all.
They say that, they have used GRAM (Graphic RAM) which reduces the power usage by 10% when static images are displayed on screen. They have also used high quality stereo speakers and optical image stabilisation. This makes me feel that they have tried to cram in all the useful features of HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, along with other features as well.
Coming to the software features, it’s like a kitchen sink, as TheVerge describes it. VR Panorama is an interesting camera feature, which I still think won’t be used regularly by users.
They are advertising the LG G2 as the most user customisable smartphone yet.
When will it be releasing in India? No specific date as of now, but may be soon. LG looks committed to launch it on the same time in as many countries as possible. It will be priced north of Rs. 40,000, competing HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and the upcoming, Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Will I buy it? No, I won’t buy it. Instead, I will wait for Google Nexus 2013, which will, as per reports, be based on LG G2.