Today, LG announced the G2, which is their successor to the Optimus G. We’ve already heard that it’s launching on all four major carriers in the US. Now we are hearing it’s launching on “multiple carriers” in Canada. Now we don’t exactly know which carriers, but I’m sure they include Bell, Rogers and TELUS. Once we find out which carriers they are, we’ll be sure to let you know.
The G2 will be the first Snapdragon 800 powered phone heading to Canada. The G2 is a beast in terms of specs. When you compare it to the Moto X, there’s almost no competition. The G2 has a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display, basically the same display from their Optimus G Pro launched earlier this year. And that display was really nice. It also features a Snapdragon 800 processor which is clocked at 2.26GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB and 32GB internal storage options. The G2 also has a 3000mAh battery inside which is removable and I fully expect Zero Lemon and others to come up with some crazy high capacity batteries for the G2.
LG also moved the power and volume buttons to the back of the device with the G2. Which for most people won’t be a huge deal since your hands are always there anyways, but it’ll be tough getting used to that. Especially for someone like me who has multiple phones that I use everyday. There’s plenty of great things to say about the G2, but the only bad thing I can find to say about it so far is the Optimus UI. It still looks ugly, in my opinion of course. I don’t think it’s as bloated as Touchwiz is, but the status bar looks very ugly to me. That might be the only thing keeping me from making this my next phone. But we’ll have to wait and see.
The G2 will be launching in black and white models, so no customization like the Moto X has. We don’t have official pricing yet, but we’re figuring around $249 on contract for the 16GB model. How many of you are tempted to pick up the G2 when it launches soon? Let us know in the comments down below.