Verizon is launching signup pages for all kinds of devices recently. The Moto X and HTC One pages went live earlier this week. Today it’s LG’s turn. The LG G2 customer signup page is now live for customers to get information on the device and its release.
The Verizon LG G2 looks a little different from the international version of the G2 that was showcased at the G2 launch event. The changes aren’t big, but they are there. The camera border looks bigger, and the back buttons are a bit different. Also typical for the carrier, there’s a giant Verizon logo on the back and stuck a small on the front too. It’s set off to the right of the device. We don’t like it.
Something we do like, though, is that Qi wireless charging will be built in to the LG G2, as a Verizon-only exclusive feature. That’s fantastic. The other device features are the same. The full spec listing is impressive.
- 5.2-inch IPS LCD, Full HD 1920 — 1080 resolution display with 424ppi and a 2.65mm bezel
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor, quad-core Krait 400 @ 2.26GHz, Adreno 320 GPU
- 2GB of RAM, Graphic RAM
- 16GB and 32GB configurations
- MicroSD card support up to 64GB
- 3000mAh removable battery
- 13MP rear-facing camera with OIS, autofocus, LED flash, sapphire glass lense cover
- 2.1MP front-facing camera
- Connectivity: NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, microUSB, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- Android 4.2.2, Optimus UI
- LTE, LTE-Advanced, HSDPA, and GSM networks (CDMA compatible for Sprint and Verizon)
- Dimensions 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm
- Available in Black and White
The button placement on the G2 is different. That’s one of the features that sets it apart. The power button and volume rocker are the only physical buttons on the entire device. When you are talking on a phone, your finger naturally rests somewhere on the back. LG made the decision to put the volume keys right under your finger, making them very convenient to access. This design also allows LG to reduce the width of the phone, making it easy to use with one hand even though it has a large 5.2-inch display.
It’s also pretty significant that LG is releasing this device across all four of the major U.S. wireless carriers. Even HTC, a pioneer in Android smartphones, did not have Verizon on board when it initially unveiled the HTC One back in February. In addition, LG is launching the G2 in Canada and the UK. The smartphone has been confirmed on Three in the UK, and both TELUS and Rogers have committed to carrying it in Canada.
As a Verizon subscriber myself, I am excited to check this phone out. Any other Verizon customers ready to sign up for the LG G2?