A PHONE THAT IS RE­ALLY DIF­FER­ENT

FOR A CHANGE, the G2 from LG has come to In­dia within weeks of its global launch. We think that is be­cause LG wants to cash in on the suc­cess of the Nexus 4, which has made the brand pop­u­lar here. In In­dia, till now LG used to be known more for its fea­tur

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DE­SIGN

THE G2 is dif­fer­ent from other phones as LG has played around with some­thing as ba­sic as place­ment of the keys. This one has the power and vol­ume keys on the rear in­stead of the sides as this is where the in­dex fin­ger usu­ally rests. The keys are now placed be­low the cam­era. But this takes some get­ting used to. The ports are all at the bot­tom.

PER­FOR­MANCE

THE LG G2 is a per­former. Browsing is quick and it smoothly runs many heavy graphic games with­out any lag. Run­ning An­droid 4.2.2, it is powered by 2.2GHz quad-core pro­ces­sor with 2GB RAM. There is no mem­ory card slot on the phone and you can use 25 of the 32 GB in­ter­nal stor­age. The 5.2-inch full HD dis­play is great for mul­ti­me­dia.

CAM­ERA

THE 13MP rear cam­era does not have a short­cut key. When the phone is locked, you can ac­cess it by long press­ing the down vol­ume key. The same key can be used to cap­ture an image too. LG has added many modes to the cam­era and the im­ages are sharp and show true colours. We thought the cam­era was bet­ter than that of the Sam­sung Gal­axy S4.

BAT­TERY

THE 3000 mAh bat­tery lasted us a day with reg­u­lar use. But un­like other smart­phones that charge from lap­tops, the G2 prompted us about slow charging.

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