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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

A combination of high-level specifications and great battery life make the G2 one of the best flagship Android phones out there. However, those rear-facing buttons won't be for everyone.

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Pros
  • Amazing battery life
  • Bright, expansive 1080p screen
  • It has buttons on the back
Cons
  • Inconsistent camera
  • Redundant software additions
  • It has buttons on the back
87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

87
 

User Reviews

90
dhie2t
What a cool cellphone. Having some new unique features but really functional....read more
100
kait
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
80
rob87
LG G2 was a perfect phone until the screen stopped responding, LG will not warrant...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
83
Average Critic Score
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Gizmodo
All things told, the G2 is still a phone we're looking forward to giving a full rundown, but that's almost entirely because of the hardware. The software (LG's heavy skin running over Android 4.2.2) is a massive disappointment on first glance.
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Engadget
The multitude of new hardware and software features definitely make for a compelling flagship. Our first impressions were positive, and we walked out of today's event wanting more.
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Game Informer
The LG G2 is certainly going to be one of the hottest smartphones that we will see this year. It has the most potent chipset in business and an ample battery to keep it going for a long time. It has one of the best screens we have ever seen and at 5.2" it has more of it than its main rivals.
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Android Central
It’s not the “Android device for all” that the Moto X is, nor is it the market-flooding device that the Galaxy S4 has grown to be. Instead, it’s an LG device through and through, and it packs enough technical features and other goodies to appeal to the nerd in all of us.
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SlashGear
You end up with a faster phone, a better screen, and what’s shaping up to be a more impressive camera than the Optimus G and the G Pro, after all – but it falls short of addressing the increasing role of context in our mobile devices.
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CNET
However, it won't be all smooth sailing for the G2. The absent microSD card slot and embedded battery may be deal breakers for some, and both the phone's design and OS keep up with the new heights set by today's superphones, but can't push past rivals.
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The Next Web
The device itself is relatively comfortable to hold, which is a decent achievement considering its size. It has a solid weight to it, and although you might think the buttons on the back would be easily pressed accidentally ... this didn’t happen in our early tests.
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TechRadar
The screen is so stunning when watching Full HD content that it's hard not to instantly fall in love - and the processor, RAM and general speed of the phone is top notch. However, the design is middling, the implementation of Android 4.2 only so-so...
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Android Community
So far it’s giving off a pretty good impression. The screen is truly stunning, gets extremely bright, has crisp colors and great viewing angles. The design of the phone is quite nice, and the thin bezels are a welcomed edition.
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DroidLife
So far, I must say I am very impressed with what LG has created. The phone is lightweight, looks stunning. takes phenomenal pictures, operates at blazing speeds, and brings some interesting proprietary software which we will highlight a little later.