The LG G2 flagship smart phone boast a new 13MP camera which comes with Optical Image Stabilisation. To demonstrate how Optical Image Stabilisation works, LG has released an interesting video featuring a chicken named Lizzy. Apparently chickens have a rather steady head during body movements, making it an interesting alternative for steady action shots.
So far there’s no word when will LG bring this flagship model to Malaysia. You can compare the G2’s hardware spec and dimensions in our comparison post here.
Watch the full video after the break.
LG has finally revealed its current flagship device that’s simply called the G2. The new LG G2 naming departs from the usual Optimus monicker used in its Android range of devices. Being a flagship device, it comes with the latest hardware including a top notch Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.26GHz with 2GB of RAM and bigger 5.2″ Full HD IPS display which gives a pixel density of 423ppi.
On-board it has 32GB of storage which unfortunately lacks microSD expansion slot. In the imaging department, you’ll get a 13MP camera with Optical Image Stabiliser and over at the front it has a 2MP camera. While HTC is boasting in the audio department with its BoomSound dual-stereo speakers, the LG G2 claims to be the first hi-fi smartphone that is capable of pushing 24 bit 192kHz sound.
During video recording, the G2 has an interesting feature called Audio zooming which lets you focus on a specific sound source that’s being picked up by 3 built-in microphones. Design wise, it is 70.9 wide (1.1mm more than the Galaxy S4) and 8.9mm thick (1.0mm more than the Galaxy S4) which isn’t too bad for a bigger screen and larger capacity battery. It is juiced up with a generous 3,000mAh battery and it weighs 143 grams which is similar to the HTC One.
Another interesting design of the G2 is at the back of the device. In terms of single handed use, the volume rocker and power button is usually harder to reach in the conventional position. As seen on earlier leaks, the back features a volume rocker and power button that’s located right beneath the camera lens. This apparently is easier to reach as it is more natural for the index finger to locate when the device is in the hands. The volume rocker also doubles up as a dedicated camera and memo short cut button as well.
Along with the device, the LG G2 also comes with its own accessories such as a Quick Window Case that lets you view notification, clock and perform basic task while the screen is covered. This isn’t exactly new as found on the Galaxy S4’s S-View Case except that LG went with a square hole instead of a rectangular design. The list of smart features continue such as Dual-Recording as seen on Optimus G Pro, Capture Plus which lets you save the entire web page length as a clip and Tracking Zoom which lets you do Picture-in-Picture video recording. A nice touch on the G2 is Knockon, which lets you wake the device or put to sleep by knocking the screen gently twice.
For more information, head over at LG’s G2 product page.
Check out the LG G2 videos and photos after the break.
With the top brands making lots of noise with their flagship device, LG too is not far behind in the smart phone race. It’s LG Optimus G successor dubbed as the Optimus G2 has just gotten a detail leak clearly, providing more details of its next big thing.
In terms of specs, the Optimus G2 is said to be having a Full HD 5.2″ IPS display and running on the latest quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 running at 2.3GHz. Memory wise, it is purported to be bundled with 2GB but it might be packing a generous 3GB to go head on with rival Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note III.
With the Korean market heading towards 4G LTE Advanced, the Optimus G2 will be LTE-A ready as well with supported download speeds up to 150Mbps. In the camera department, it comes with a 13MP main shooter and the leaked photos revealed additional up/down buttons placed right below the camera. Powering the device is a 2,700mAh battery which packs 100mAh more than the current Galaxy S4.
The overall design retains a similar look of the Nexus 4 with a button-less front while the UI and earpiece grill resembles rather closely to the recent batch of Samsung devices. From the leak photos, the back of the device looks pretty cheap and glossy but we reckon that this isn’t the final design.
The launch of the Optimus G2 is said to be happening next month on August 20th. Just like how the Optimus G served as the base model of the Nexus 4, it is also speculated that the Optimus G2 could be the foundation of the next LG-based Nexus device which is rumoured to be launching in October.
Head after the break for the leaked video and photos of the Optimus G2.
If you’re looking for a capable alternative to the Galaxy Note II, you should take a look at the LG Optimus G Pro which is now available in Malaysia.
Packing a 5.5-inch Full 1080p HD display (400ppi) — probably the largest full HD screen you can get on a smartphone until the Xperia Z Ultra arrives — the Optimus G Pro is generously specced with a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor (similar unit used by HTC in the One) combined with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage and a large 3,140mAh battery. The power-efficient processor combined with the large battery should give you good battery performance, the device should be able to run for about 1.5 days on a single charge on moderate use.
You also get a 13MP rear camera (1080p), a 2.1MP front camera and a feature that allows you to record videos from both the cameras simultaneously. On top of that, you get an infrared port allowing you to use the device as a universal remote and a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 64GB. There’s also LTE and NFC. To top it all off, you get a slightly more upmarket design and feel with the Optimus G Pro when compared to the Galaxy Note II.
Basically, you get pretty much everything with the LG Optimus G Pro and considering the device sells for RM1,888, the G Pro brings great value as well. So if the Galaxy Note II is too mainstream for you, the LG Optimus G Pro gets our pick for an alternative that you can’t go wrong with.
Head on over to after the jump for our hands on video.
Update: The LG Optimus G Pro is now available in Malaysia. Details here.
Over at LG, we managed to get a hands-on with their new LG Optimus G Pro and Optimus G. The LG Optimus G Pro is a 5.5″ Full HD device which seems to go head on with the Galaxy Note II while the Optimus G is their earlier flagship device that shares the same underpinnings with the Nexus 4.
Head after the break for our hands-on including sample videos and photos.
With the recent drop tests, we’ve seen how phones with tougher materials such as polycarbonate and aluminium can hold their pieces together pretty well. With the new Nexus 4, it uses glass panels for both front and back just like the iPhone 4/4S. Obviously glass would be more fragile but surprisingly it does managed to survive the first drop pretty well. Watch the video to see what happens in the end.
The Nexus 4 is expected to come to Malaysia in December in time of Christmas as mentioned by LG Malaysia in their facebook page. Will this put LG on the smart phone spotlight? It all boils down to the Malaysian pricing. It definitely won’t be as cheap as the price in the UK/US but we are hoping it will be competitive with the other quad core smart phone rivals.
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There is much anticipation among Android users for the latest and greatest Nexus smartphone — the Nexus 4.
Featuring Android’s latest 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, a Gorilla Glass 2 4.7-inch 1280×768 pixels (320 ppi) IPS display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM and built-in wireless charging capabilities, the Nexus 4 made its public debut in late October this year. Since then we were all left guessing as to when the device will come to Malaysia.
While we earlier expected the latest Nexus smartphone to be available here next year, it looks like LG has other plans for Malaysia and if these plans are set in stone the Nexus 4 could be here in time to celebrate Christmas with us.
The Nexus 4 made headlines when it was first announced thanks to is very attractive pricing with the 8GB version retailing for US$299 (about RM915) and the 16GB version selling for US$349 (about RM1068) outright. But before you jump for joy, it’s worth noting that there has been issues with the Nexus 4 retail price in countries where the device is purchased from dealers rather than from the Google Play store. In markets where the Nexus 4 is sold via retailers — like it will be in Malaysia — LG has increased the RRP of the device substantially.
Closer to home, you can expect the Nexus 4 to sell for around RM2k. The Nexus 4 could be LG’s ticket to gain much needed traction and awareness in this market and LG would be smart to price the device competitively against the likes of the Galaxy S III and the One X+. If they get it right, the Nexus 4 will put LG prominently on the radar of consumers who previously wouldn’t consider the brand at all.
If the Nexus 4 isn’t your cup of tea, the similar spec LG Optimus G is also expected to arrive in Malaysia in December.
The yet to be announced Nexus 4 has gotten its very own full blown review, thanks to the same guys that leaked early product shots of the device. This is probably the worst leaked ever for a new device.
In terms of exterior design, the Nexus 4 has a flat front surface as opposed to the curved contour glass on the Galaxy Nexus. Dimension wise, both devices are quite identical with the Nexus 4 being 1.5mm shorter but it is slightly wider by 1.3mm due to its larger 4.7″ display. Overall, the Nexus 4 is 9.2mm thick and weighs 139 grams. As comparison, the Galaxy Nexus is 8.9mm thick and weighs 135 grams.
With a pre-production unit running on Android 4.1.2, the unit was obviously riddled with bugs which resulted buttons not responding which needed soft resets. The camera software was buggy too with saturation and contrast problems while benchmark scores were pretty disappointing as well. No surprises there since the software is not final and the Nexus 4 is expected to run on a newer Android 4.2 version.
Of course it is premature to judge the Nexus 4 with a prototype review and the final product would obviously be better. Now if only the final product comes with a better camera and larger storage capacity of 16GB or 32GB.
Hit the source link to read the Russian review translated into English.
While the Nexus 4 is offering high end hardware such as a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 processor and 2GB of RAM, the storage is only limited to a paltry 8GB. Like most Nexus devices these days, there isn’t any micro SD expansion slot.
In terms of display, it is confirmed to be 4.7″ and pushes 1280×768 resolution. Over at the back, it comes with a 8MP shooter. At time of posting, the Nexus 4 device is caught running Android 4.1.2 but it is expected to be released with Android 4.2 on board when it is launched officially this coming 29th October.
Head after the break for more clear shots including comparison with the iPhone 5.
The upcoming Nexus device from LG is said to be revealed officially on 29th October 2012. While it is unclear if the date is just a launch date, word has it that the device would be ready for online order through Google Play at selected countries.
In terms of naming, the device is rumoured to be called the Nexus 4 and it is based on LG’s flagship Optimus G that features a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 4.7″ TrueHD display and runs on Android 4.2. The naming earlier was spotted at an inventory system of a phone retailer in the UK.
Couple of days back, photos of the device we’re leaked out showing off its Galaxy Nexus-like shape. So far it is uncertain if this is the final design as LG might be deploying various prototypes to avoid early leaks such as this. So far there’s no news on the other “Nexus” devices coming from Samsung and Sony.