Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Aug 2013 16:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

After Samsung announced the Galaxy S4, its futuristic slab of a smartphone, it was only a matter of time until LG countered. Today, at a jazz hall in New York City, LG dealt its hand in the form of the new G2, and not surprisingly it's a lot like the other phone shipping from Korea this year.

It has its power and volume buttons on the back. I'm pretty sure that's a comfortable location - but boy it looks terrible. Like Samsung, LG also slaps an absolutely horrible skin on top of Android, further adding to the dreadfulness of the G2. Yet another reason this is essentially an S4 with the buttons on its back.

I guess I'm not the target customer for this stuff. I wonder if any of us here are.

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Guest Mode
by Priest on Wed 7th Aug 2013 17:23 UTC
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Guest mode was one of the features that actually looks pretty cool. The phone supports multiple profiles and you just use a different unlock pattern to log into a different profile like guest mode.

I am always shy about handing people my phone because the information on it is personal. Aside from that the specs are a little ahead of the S4 across the board mostly:,Samsung-Galaxy-S4/ph...

It also has an SD slot and removable (3000 mAh) battery which is something that a lot of S4 competitors lack. Looking purely at specs and nothing else it looks solid.

The S4 got a free pass because the only real competitor it had at launch was the HTC One which isn't available on Verizon.

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