Sooo are you happy with your G2????

Discussion in 'LG G2' started by Garemlin, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Garemlin

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    I'm a die-hard Motorola fan and very anti-Samsung. Just got done with a two week run with the Moto X. Nice phone but just can't constitute the price while still having a smaller screen. Just happened to run across the G2 so I went to take a look at it. Pretty impressed. Zippy performance, gorgeous edge to edge screen, lots of customizing features OOTB and feels good in the hand for the size. I usually shy away from anything that has LG on it. But this phone has my attention. So for all of you that have one what are your impressions. And especially if you have come from a Moto device how does it compare. My biggest concern is reception. I have no experience with LG smartphones so this would be a deal breaker. Moto phones are the best for reception in my fringe area.
     
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    This is my first LG and I was a bit skeptical at first too. However, I've had the phone for about a week now, and I can honestly say, so far this is the best phone I've owned. I've owned a couple motorola's and a samsung galaxy nexus in the past and this blows them away.
    The screen is amazing, and the speed is outstanding. There is absolutely zero lag with anything. I wasn't sure how I'd like LG's software, as I've usually been more of a stock Android guy. However, since playing with it the last week, I've really grown to like it. It doesn't seem too intrusive and I actually like some of the customization it offers without having to root it. Some of the features are a bit of a gimmick in my opinion, such as the "slide aside" multi tasking. But I just don't use it so it's not a big deal. You can also hide the Q-slide menu bar from your notification screen which makes that a lot nicer in my opinion. Much less cluttered looking. As far as the reception goes, it is much better than my Galaxy Nexus was, which isn't saying a lot, but honestly I've had no reception issues and get a much stronger signal in my house than I did with my Nexus.

    Perhaps the best thing about this phone is the battery life. It is amazing! With my Nexus, I'd have to charge several times throughout the day and could only manage a max of about two hours of screen time. With the G2 I'm easily getting through the day on a single charge with moderate use. At the end of the last few days I've been going 16 hours on a charge with 3+ hours screen time and I still have 40% or more battery left! It is such a nice change from the Nexus, that thing was the worst I've ever owned.

    Just get it, I don't think you'll be disappointed. :icon_ banana:
     
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    Why does everyone say they can't justify the price of the moto x? Because of the specs only? The device has a great build quality and is smooth as silk and is priced like every other device. Don't believe the hype when it comes to specs.

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    I'm here, obviously Garemlin has handled the device and has a good basis from that so his concerns are more about the long term use of the G2 VS Moto. Over the last few devices I purchased strictly Motorola for one reason and one reason alone, their radio's are the best on the market. Countless times I'd be somewhere surfing the internet or on a call next to someone who was complaining about not having service, even from the same provider (Verizon). This made me a believer since the D1.

    LG hit a home run with a great device with a solid build and blistering features, but what surprised me the most and what was my biggest fear about going away from Motorola was the signal strength because I live in a weak service area (an island). It's not just a good runner up with Moto, not only does it match Moto, but exceeds it. Based on the signal strength VS the Bionic I had which smoked my girlfriends S4, it's actually better. In places where I'd lose 4G I keep 4G, in places where I had no signal I keep 3G. In fact compared to my Bionic which was anywhere from 9-14% without signal based on battery stats throughout my work day, I now show that I never lose signal at all. Ever. In a building, in a bathroom, in an industrial kitchen, a basement...I keep service.

    That to me is worth more than any processor, feature set, or ram figure... the phone works.

    Of course I could list my quibbles and complaints as anyone can about anything, but even these things are so minor in scale compared to the devices of yore it's not even worth mentioning, and this is the first time I've held a phone and thought to myself yes, this is actually short term future proof. Go get a G2 and if you find it's not for you return it. I'd be shocked if you did.
     
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    Good to know about the reception quality HJ. That was my biggest concern. I live in a fringe area so my reception is always sketchy. Hence the reason I always go for Moto devices. Droid, Droid X, Bionic, Razr, and Razr Maxx as well as two previous flippers. The two Sammy devices I owned, the G'Nex and SIII were epic fails. Not only did they have lousy reception they drained the battery extremely quick trying to pull a signal.

    jam: For me it is screen size. I have been running 4.3" devices for several years. When you add in the onscreen buttons that is basically what you get with the Moto X. I will admit I love the form factor and new design. But if I am gonna shell out $600 it will be for a device with the same specs but a bigger screen like the Ultra or Maxx. If it was $400 off contract I would have kept it without thinking twice.

    JKZ: I honestly hate skins and add-ons. Specially Touchwiz. But I actually find many of the LG features non-intrusive, and actually pretty handy. Tap on/tap off is really nice. The customizable toggles and quick launch apps in the notification are really nice. They have much less cartoony choices for system fonts. And the camera UI is pretty sweet. Though the twist of the wrist to activate on the Moto devices is a big win IMO. I am sure there are some things that would bother me. But I can ignore them. The second biggest concern besides reception is how fast this device will be upgraded. Unless LG is on top of their game it will take a while to update all of that added software. But this is a flagship device so hopefully they won't disappoint.
     
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    Gar I hear ya. I actually have an s4 too and am having a hard time deciding which to keep. Like both devices. Prefer build of moto but screen size of s4. I use Nova launcher so touch wiz is basically a non issue. I do feel that the moto runs smoother even with lesser specs. I ha E to sell one but can't decide. Lol.

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    Ive had this thing 3 days now and i have to say coming from a Gs3 and a maxx hd so far this G2 is smoking them.
    I love the huge screen and the battery so far is on par with the maxx hd . Will find out more when i go back into work on Monday. The building i work in is a signal killer and the only phone to really hold a signal in there was my old 4S.
    So i am looking forward to seeing how this phone does there.
     
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    Be sure to post back and let us know.
     
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    to note: As I navigate through the different android sites and forums I am noticing the a few more talks about the G2 and so far from the different comments and post I saw it is looking like a good device. I am even more interested in the Lg nexus 5 IF the device end up taking after its brother like the nexus 4 did the g1
     
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    Anyone experiencing overheating or becoming warm enough to bother?

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    Only while pushing the 800 to it's limits in direct sunlight. I live about as close to the equator as you can get in the US and maybe like 3 times I've felt it be noticeably warm in my hot sweaty hands at work while gaming on a lunch break for 45min to 1hr straight.
     
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