Genuine innovations have been few this year. LG wins the race with its phablet G2. LG's smartphones are good, but they have not been able to create the buzz in India that some of their rivals have. With G2, LG has shifted the power and volume controls, usually on the side panel, to the back, because in its view this is the place where a user's index finger usually rests. The snap-on cover has a front window through which one can access the clock and the music player. Calls can also be accepted and rejected using the window, without opening the cover. This model also has a powerful 13MP rear camera with an optical image stabiliser that captures superb images.