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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by tkeith on Wed 7th Aug 2013 18:47 UTC
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Looks and sounds nicer than the S4 to me. Buttons on the back probably makes more sense, when anyone grabs my phone they always hit the volume button by accident. Still, I think using small bezels to make your phone smaller is a better idea than making your screen bigger on your huge phone.

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