LG’s G2 a serious competitor

2013-11-30 00:00

EARLIER this week LG held the Durban leg of the G2 smartphone launch at the Oyster Box.

LG was never seen to be one of the leading market competitors in smartphone development, but that has since changed with the launch of the G2.

Stacking up against major rivals from Apple and Samsung, the LG G2 holds its weight.

The device has a far more unique design than devices such as the iPhone and S4.

In the standard design of today’s slate-shaped smartphones, volume buttons and other keys are situated on the side of the device.

LG recognised that while a user is making a call, the index finger is normally placed on the centre of the back of the device. In this they have opted to place volume and camera buttons on the back of the device under the camera.

This means while engaged in a call, it is easier for the user to adjust the volume and taking a “selfie” is far easier as a result of having the capture button on the back end of the device.

In all fairness having these buttons on the rear of the device is convenient, but LG could have gone one step further by making the rear button an optical mouse, which could make scrolling web pages easier, and the device itself more functional.

On the facing side on the device, the buttons controlling navigation and other keys were removed to optimise the size of the screen, making it a few inches bigger. The device has one of the biggest displays on a smartphone that edges on being a tablet at a size of 5,2 inches, with a True HD IPS display as opposed to the Super Amoled display on most other devices.

The G2 also has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2,1 facing with 16-gigabyte onboard memory and option for sharing information, while running the Android Jelly Bean firmware.

For its uniqueness and ability to hold the attention of its user, the device gets an eight out of 10.

• Let me know what you think @Kyle

Venktess on Twitter.

• kyle.venktess

@witness.co.za

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.