Who's ready? (or not)

Discussion in 'LG G2' started by Hugh Jass, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Hugh Jass

    Hugh Jass Senior Member

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    I'm kind of shocked as to how little fanfare the G2 is receiving thus far, so I figured I'd try to get a ball rolling on this forum and see what people are thinking.

    Who out there is considering this device? And if you're not, why?
     
  2. dezymond

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    I will not be picking up this device for 2 reasons:
    1. I already have an s4 and am completely happy with it
    2. It's an LG device

    Let me elaborate on #2 with my personal experience. Before my smartphone days I picked up an LG (forget the model) and that stupid thing died on me a month into ownership. Anyone that knows me know I take excellent care of my devices and almost baby them, but this thing just died on me out of the blue. So I got a replacement and that worked, for 2wks and it died on me again. So I moved on to another brand of phone which lived the rest of my ownership.

    Fast forward to when the Droid was released and the rest of my family picked up enV2's. All 3 of them died within the year, again hardware failure. Both my parents take good care of their devices and my sister's was pretty beat up, but still alive. All 3 of them died around the same time after all 3 of the batteries were shot after 6mo. I forgot which phones they all moved onto after that but I think it might've been their iPhones. Either way, all 3 of them were off the LG bus and vow never to buy again.

    Outside of their cell phone devices I have a few family members with LG appliances. One of them had a fridge, died just outside of a year and they went through a major headache just to get it fixed under warranty. Another relative had LG washer and dryer, the dryer suddenly stopped working and the washer stopped dispensing detergent about 1yr into ownership/use.

    Too many bad experiences with the company for me to even consider another one of their products. The G2 could be rated the greatest Android device for all I care, I will not buy it. Heck, their company could be rated #1 in quality control and customer satisfaction and I still wouldn't consider any of their products. My family and I have been burned by LG too many times and for their products to last not even 2yrs is ridiculous. And no we don't use our devices in any unordinary way, they were used as they were expected to be used. Call it bad luck, but I've never had this problem with any of my other products made by different manufacturers. We avoid LG like the plague.
     
  3. Hugh Jass

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    Well, that's an awful experience right there.
     
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    I'm all in with the LG G2. Unless something better comes out. If an international version of the Droid Maxx comes out then ill do that.

    The Note 3 is coming out but the Note is just a big phone with a pile of stuff ill never use.
     
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    I get that but. An Env2? That's like the worst example ever. But OK. You hate them. Don't buy it. It's like me and Chevrolet.
     
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    Yeah but I can't provide another example since at the time that was what they went with. All I can tell you is that an LG device is never going to purchased by my family or me again

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
     
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    Sounds like me and Chevy.

    I don't trust any manufacturer. Except Apple, Nokia and Motorola. Those are the phones I've had that were good. Nokia is Windows so that's a NO.

    Motorola, who knows. I'm waiting for them to say what's coming internationally.

    Apple. Screen is too small.

    So it seems like I have to take a risk. I haven't had luck with Samsung devices except my old Samsung TV.

    I'm willing to give G2 a try if Motorola doesn't announce anything this year. Moto X may come here but it's too small. I want at least 5".
     
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    There was a similar knock on Samsung phones before they got it right with the Galaxy line of phones. I'm going to give this phone a shot. I have A Note 2 right now.
     
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    Can't beat the battery life. Gram does wonders on Internet browsing

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    The poor quality of LG devices is interesting as I have had the opposite experience. I had a nice LG flip phone right before I got the first Droid and it was great. I even gave it to my son when his phone died and he used it for almost another year. My wife has had a couple of LGs with great success. My daughters have LGs with good success too. I've never tried an LG smartphone and I haven't followed the success of their current phones, but I think they make good stuff in general. I have an LG TV and blue ray player that are great. I personally wouldn't pick one up until some other folks use one for a while and are happy with them. Has LG been slow with updates in the past?
     
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    Are you going to get this device?
     
  12. jntdroid

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    I've had good experiences with LG historically as well, and this phone interested me, but those backside buttons are killer. I picked up my current phone and tried to mimic what that would be like after years of being used to volume buttons on both sides... not only do I think I'd drop it all the time, but I just can't fathom getting used to that. Having to touch the screen with one finger to basically squeeze it enough to increase or decrease the volume on the backside seems incredibly unintuitive... basically don't use the volume rocker if the screen is on or you'll likely touch something that will open an app or long-press something by mistake, or whatever.

    Or am I missing something and about to have a facepalm moment?

    Edit: I just discovered the power button is also on the back. But fortunately they added the option to double-tap the screen to lock and unlock. That would be pretty handy on just about any phone honestly.
     
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