There's More To This Than Just A Pretty Picture You Know

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People won't stop talking about big screens and bezels but in my opinion it's the other stuff that LG put in this monster that makes it every bit an evolution of Android as the original Optimus G, among these two points definitely stick out the most in fact.

Camera: LG definitely has a bad history with cameras and it finally seems like they are owning up to that and turning it into a strength.

The 13MP shooter this thing is equipped with is capable of shooting 1080p video at 60fps. If that's not ridiculous I don't know what is, add to that optical image stabilization, excellent low light performance, an admittedly swanky sapphire crystal window on the back cover to prevent lens scratching and you seriously might be looking at a camera that can finally surpass the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Audio: This is definitely overlooked because even among hardcore audiophiles, no one expects to get a decent audio experience from a phone (insert Beats ? by Dre? available at Best Buy ? joke here) and I think this is where LG is going to surprise the most people. To be honest this stuff is over my head so I'll just post an excerpt from Anandtech's Brian Klug's hands on:

" LG has made audio in the line-out sense a priority for the G2. We?ve seen a lot of emphasis from other OEMs on speaker quality and stereo sound, with the G2 LG has put time into rewriting part of the ALSA stack and Android framework to support higher sampling and bit depth. The inability of the Android platform to support different sampling rates for different applications remains a big limitation for OEMs, one LG wrote around, and with the G2 up to 24 bit 192 kHz FLAC/WAV playback is supported in the stock player, and LG says it will make an API available for other apps to take advantage of this higher definition audio support to foster a better 24-bit ecosystem on Android. "

This isn't just about more pixels and more power, in my opinion this device (if properly executed) could be a benchmark for android phones moving forward, the likes of which we haven't seen since the Samsung Galaxy S2.

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If you're asking will the speakers be able to output audio at the same quality as headphones I really doubt it and I wouldn't fault LG for that because I just can't imagine how that would work on such a thin device.

I quoted Anandtech for a reason though Lol. It sounds nice to me, but, if we could get someone who's familiar with this sort of thing to come in here I would really appreciate it.

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I wish they would get with the battery life and put a Droid maxx sized battery in it. That's the biggest thing that would keep me from getting it.

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First of all 3000mAh is nothing to sneeze at, second there haven't really been that many tests done of the fully optimized Snapdragon s800 SoC. At least wait for that testing by Anandtech, GSMarena, etc, before you render final judgment.

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LG had me sold with OIS. I'm a semi-pro/advanced amateur photographer and OIS is something that will dramatically increase picture quality.
I have my cash, all I need is the phone to hit the market.
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First of all 3000mAh is nothing to sneeze at, second there haven't really been that many tests done of the fully optimized Snapdragon s800 SoC. At least wait for that testing by Anandtech, GSMarena, etc, before you render final judgment.

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Well, I'm just hesitant to go shorter than the battery in my RMHD. I'll wait for tests, but LG rates the battery at 1.2 days (28h) where as my 3300mAh RMHD battery is 32h and the new 3500mAh Droid Maxx is rated at 48h. How much difference will I see between 28 and 32h? Maybe not much, but between those and 48h is HUGE!
 

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I wish they would get with the battery life and put a Droid maxx sized battery in it. That's the biggest thing that would keep me from getting it.

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What are you talking about, it has the third largest battery out there.

Your battery is 300mAh larger. That's not a night and day difference.

On the contrary, I'm quite glad to see LG get on board with a larger battery as that's exactly what they've done.
 

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What are you talking about, it has the third largest battery out there.

Your battery is 300mAh larger. That's not a night and day difference.

On the contrary, I'm quite glad to see LG get on board with a larger battery as that's exactly what they've done.

I just don't want to go to a phone that has less length of battery life. I appreciate that its the 3rd largest yes and only 300 less than my current. I will hold final judgement until I see how long it lasts comparatively in real life. LG is rating it at 28h where as mine is rated at 32 and the MAXX at 48h. Maybe can't tell a huge difference between 28 and 32. I'm curious to see how it goes.
 

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P, add to that optical image stabilization, excellent low light performance, an admittedly swanky sapphire crystal window on the back cover to prevent lens scratching and you seriously might be looking at a camera that can finally surpass the Samsung Galaxy S4.

There is nothing "might" about it. It does clearly surpass the shaky, low light, blurry S4 camera.
 

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Of battery size is your main concern then just go with the Droid Maxx and be happy. Right now I think the new Maxx for me is only 2nd in line to the G2. I have never had one but I hear Motorola makes the best radios and that is what I'm more worried about. If Samsung made good radios I would already have the S4.

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Of battery size is your main concern then just go with the Droid Maxx and be happy. Right now I think the new Maxx for me is only 2nd in line to the G2. I have never had one but I hear Motorola makes the best radios and that is what I'm more worried about. If Samsung made good radios I would already have the S4.

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I was sold on the Maxx until I started looking more closely at the G2 where pretty much all the features except the battery are better. Its going to be a matter of is the battery 'good enough' (lasts at least as long as my RMHD) to win me over to it.

And how are LG radios compared to Moto radios?
 

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To be honest I think most people would be instantly sold on the G2 if they just took the time to learn about it. I know a lot of sites (definitely including this one) tend to automatically dismiss anything LG puts out and to be honest I think that's bull **** since a lot of LGs phones have an over all better value than any other OEMs. (LG Spirit, LG Motion, LG Optimus L9, LG Optimus G Pro, and especially the nexus⁴)

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To be honest I think most people would be instantly sold on the G2 if they just took the time to learn about it. I know a lot of sites (definitely including this one) tend to automatically dismiss anything LG puts out and to be honest I think that's bull **** since a lot of LGs phones have an over all better value than any other OEMs. (LG Spirit, LG Motion, LG Optimus L9, LG Optimus G Pro, and especially the nexus⁴)

#HOLOYOLO

I will never have another LG because of this thing called software updates

As far as the audio stuff goes, it translates to "normal people won't care."

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I will never have another LG because of this thing called software updates

As far as the audio stuff goes, it translates to "normal people won't care."

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I don't really care about audio stuff either. The things that sound good about it are the larger better quality screen in the same size form factor case and the much better camera among other things.
 

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I understand what you guys mean and to be honest I'm not exactly an audiophile myself HOWEVER the fact that LG went through so much trouble to do something that the majority of their users won't even appreciate is very commendable to me. It shows they aren't just trying to get by copying other people's ideas and doing obvious stuff like the camera improvements. In my opinion it's the little things that make a good phone great and this is definitely one of those "little things"

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