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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

 
89
Average user Score
 
80
Jawash22
06.18.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
80
727stretch
05.02.14
I've had my G2 for about 6 months now. Performance wise, it's the best phone I've ever had. It's blazing fast, with plenty of memory and storage; the camera is outstanding; and everything runs fluidly. LG has clearly put a lot of thought into their UI, and it works mostly well. The one exception is the notification bar... they try to squeeze too much junk into it so the pull down menu is crowded before any real notifications pop up. It would be nice for the user to be able to customize this more. Size wise this phone is simply too big. While the screen is brilliant, it's just too big. You can't text with one hand. And the rear volume/power buttons - while a novelty at first - have grown tiresome and old after 6 months. I give LG an A for effort. If you like the huge phones, this is a great choice.
 
10
geekerman
04.29.14
I hate hate HATE this phone! Awful design flaw with the home, back, and menu buttons. Yeah, it's a pretty good phone overall as far as its graphic and processing power, but the home button makes it completely not worth it. I say that because no matter what you are doing (texting, facebook, whatever) it's pretty much IMPOSSIBLE to type at all without hitting the home or menu or back button, screwing up whatever you were trying to type and sometimes even losing everything you wrote. Not only that but the screen is oversensitive; you try to scroll and it registers as a "click" (tap) instead. This can be problematic in many apps. Oh, and a lot of freezing with this phone. I've dropped calls because the phone app freezes or suddenly quits on me. A lot of glitches no matter what I'm doing. I only got this stupid phone because I broke the screen on my glaxy S4 (a FAR FAR Superior phone) and didn't want to pay more than the cost of a new phone, just to replace the screen. Well, I should have ate that cost, because did I mention this phone sucks $@!!! So the doggone AT&T store guy tricked me into thinking this was a better phone, and I figured what do I have to lose? (the answer: the sanity from not having a phone that causes extreme rage by being such a piece of %*#$) And now, I would probably get rid of it but for all the data that I have stored.
 
90
simiancreased
04.27.14
The Battery life is awesome in LG G2, I can barely get 16+ hours average without any battery saving mode and my auto sync is on. This is awesome!The only thing I don't like is the call reception or voice clarity in my LG G2. Compared with my previous HTC One, the call quality is not so good.I actually very satisfied with the overall performance. The camera is average quality but I can live with it as it has 13MP shooters with OIS which I am not disappointed. The battery life is very nice!
 
90
MobyTurbo
03.30.14
It's a great device with truly awesome specs. It has a processor similar to the Samsung Galaxy S 5 and the 2014 HTC One, and outperforms everything except the newest flagships and a few phablets. The camera is great too, optical image stabilization and high megapixel count.
 
100
Beem3r814
03.25.14
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
100
ravision7
03.07.14
I really love my LGG2.But here in my country there is not many accessories for LGG2.
 
80
jplazas
03.03.14
It's fast, good battery, great screen, good camera, very good IR remote control but LG can improve our experience We appreciate the fact that the LG G2 has FM Radio but we really miss the ability of the 3rd button of the headset to change stations and turn off the radio. It's not justified the fact to take it out of my pockets every time I want to change stations or turn off. Hopefully this will be improved in updates. I really like the three Front Touch Buttons on the screen 5.2 inches. However, this buttons greatly reduce the real screen size to 4.8 inches most of the apps. I suggest a new option to hide/show this buttons in order to maximize the screen usage. Hopefully this will be improved in updates.
 
100
arparaspolo
02.17.14
This phone is great. I have owned the following smartphones in order(all on Verizon) Droid XDroid X2Droid 3Droid RAZRDroid RAZR MAXXGalaxy S 3RAZR MAXX HDLG G2LG G2 is by far the best phone I have ever used. All of the moto phones are laggy, freeze, randomly reboots. The GS3 is far better than the Moto phones. But it still gave me some problems. But the G2, it is a beast. It is fast, smooth and has never had a hiccup. It is amazing. The screen is beautiful. The battery can last me all day unless I am playing a lot of games. The only thing that I don't really care for(and some may love) is the buttons on the back. It is just weird. I have had the phone a few months now and still can't decipher what's what at first. They should have different textures or something. But other than that, dang near perfect phone. The no sim card thing is a bit disappointing as well. I can't see anyone being upset that they bought this phone. Unless your an iSheep that is haha. Half of my family have iPhones. They like them, but are all jealous of my big ole screen and awesome battery.
 
100
jbmeinhorn
02.13.14
A gadget unicorn - Engadget