Great camera with 1080p video recording at 60 fps
The LG G2 is an outstanding smartphone almost every way you look at it. The screen is beautiful, albeit a bit off in terms of color temperature, while the camera is simply outstanding - definitely among the very best out there. Under the hood, the Snapdragon 800 processor is doing exactly what you'd expect it to do - making sure that everything operates perfectly smoothly with no hiccups or delays.
Amazing colors, viewing angles, great brightness and contrast
The LG G2 is not just the company's next flagship. It is LG's hope of getting their best shape back after quite a few uninspiring attempts. And this time around, the stakes are higher than ever as the competition out there is in its top form too.
The first thing LG got right is the timing, staying put well after Samsung and HTC unveiled their flagships. This allowed LG to offer the best chipset from Qualcomm, essentially coming up with a 2014 flagship in 2013.
Stunning 5.2-inch edge-to-edge display
The LG G2 is an impressive return to smartphone prominence for the South Korean company but one which still falls slightly short. It is a worthy rival to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One but thanks to plastic build, peculiar button placement and less than gripping camera is unlikely to worry its more illustrious competition too much.
Large and lovely full HD IPS display, great camera
The LG G2 is assuredly the company's best Android phone yet. We were bullish on the also very good Optimus G Pro, but the G2 is all that and more in a more mainstream size. The display is top notch, performance is fast and fluid, the camera is excellent and the rear buttons actually work nicely. We'd love to see a more interesting and attractive casing that didn't turn murky with fingerprints so quickly, but the phone is nonetheless solidly built and curved nicely to fit in the hand.
Pros: Visually appealing, feels great as a phone.
The G2 is easily a competitor for every other high-end smartphone out there. The "weird" button layout works for us, and it's paired with some smart touch functions that are well thought out. The phone looks and feels great, and just works as a smartphone should. There are some minor things about the G2 we don't like, but our overwhelming sense is that this phone does what we want and it does it well, with style and smoothness.
Excel at battery life, call quality, and data strength
Sequels are rarely better than the original when it comes to entertainment, but they are always better in technology. The nature of advancement and upgrades dictates that improvement is a given, so no one should be surprised that the LG Lucid 2 is a noticeable step up from its predecessor. What might catch some people off guard is that this is a step up from many midrange devices currently on the market.
Free with contract, Pleasing size
Since the LG Lucid 2 is currently available for free with a 2-year Verizon contract, there is a lot to like about the device. It is small and lightweight, making it easy to carry around, the 4.3" qHD display is a nice size with clear text and images, the user interface is well laid-out and easy to use, not to mention the device has good call quality and a larger capacity battery.
You won't get a top-tier display or camera, but it's a good value
Overall, the Lucid 2 is a fantastic deal -- it's a great bang for the buck device at a great price. Sure, neither the screen nor the camera is top-tier, but you aren't paying a high-end price as well. I can't think of a better budget device on the market.
Manageable size, sharp display, removable battery
If you're in the market for an Android smartphone on Verizon but don't want to spend much money for the phone itself, the LG Lucid 2 is easy to recommend. That doesn't mean the Lucid 2 lacks solid competition if you're open to other platforms: from the older iPhone 4, to the relatively new Nokia Lumia 822 running Windows Phone 8 for $50 or less.
Extremely responsive with the dual-core processor
So in closing is the Lucid a device we'd recommend to someone who is considering the iPhone 5, Galaxy S III (or S4) or any other high end device? Nope! Nor does the device deserve any such sort of recommendation. What we will say is for a teenager or a first time smartphone buyer the Lucid 2 for free is a pretty good option, and something worth taking a look at in a store near you.
Powerful processor, Good rear camera
If you have eyes, it is obvious that the LG Lucid 2 is not the most glamorous phone available on Verizon. But with a price of free ($200 cheaper than many competitors), it's not a bad choice for those on a budget. If you can spend an extra $50, we do like the Motorola Droid Razr M a lot, and it is similarly sized, but there isn't much to dislike about the Lucid 2. She could use a prettier chassis, a little more memory, and a higher resolution screen, but all-in-all, we like what we see.
Elegant design, large touch display
The Spectrum 2 is a good-looking package. Yes, the software is old and awful to use and the camera is mediocre at best, but if you want high-end device without paying a top-tier price, the Spectrum 2 is a decent value. It's one of the better mid-range phones, but it's not exceptional, and there are a few flaws. For a better phone though, expect to pay more, but you'll get more too.
Gorgeous display and zippy performance
The Spectrum 2 offers respectable specs, decent performance, and a lovely display. Its bulky design, though, makes it feel like yesterday's leftovers, especially when you consider what competitors like HTC and Samsung are doing with their entry- and mid-level devices.
Sharp 720p display with very good colors
The Spectrum 2 is probably the best mid-range handset you can buy on Verizon today. And while it's $99.99 at Big Red's retail locations, it can be had cheaper elsewhere, and by the time the new year rolls around, I wouldn't be surprised to see it popping up as free on contract occasionally.
Although this may come off as a great deal; priced at $100, I'd be lying to you if I said there wasn't anything better for the same cost or less. It's the holidays so you'll be bombarded with deals from many places. Interestingly, Verizon is now selling the Nokia Lumia 822 for $100 and the Motorola Droid Razr M at $49.99. Both phones are good choices. And for that reason I would pass on the LG Spectrum 2 for the handsets I just named.
Display is great for web browsing
Well, after checking out the LG Intuition extensively from head-to-toe, our gut instinct is nudging to move on ahead - from this one, that is. Sure, its massive size is sure to amaze some random strangers as you whip it out from your pockets, but beyond that, there isn't anything compelling to make it a worthwhile competitor to the first-generation Samsung Galaxy Note's throne.
Replaces multiple devices, Great looking screen
Size isn't everything, although the LG Intuition certainly wants you to think it is. At first glance, this looks like a sleek minitablet, although the first time you hold it up to your ear to make a call, you'll feel a bit goofy. It would actually be easy enough to get beyond the size issue if LG made it easier to deal with once you were actually using the device.
You look a little goofy making calls or taking pictures
The Intuition has a great screen, but the aspect ratio problem kills it for me. Samsung's Note 2 is a better product in every single way. And if you're looking for a jumbo-phone, go with that instead. The Intuition has its moments, but the flaws are too big to ignore.
Large, vivid screen with sharp graphics
The LG Intuition is a neat device for the right person. If you're looking for a tiny little mobile phone that tends to get lost if you put it in your pocket with your keys, this isn't for you. However, if you are frustrated by the itty-bitty little screens on other smartphones, you just might love the Intuition.
The screen is large, so games are more immersive.
Design is impossibly clunky
Don't buy this phone. Yes, it has a big roomy screen for all your note-taking needs (if those exist), but you make constant sacrifices just to get another column of icons on the screen. LG's skin is far from the best one out there, and the way the phone manages its 4:3 aspect ratio makes the third-party ecosystem a much worse proposition. Even pen input, which seems like the only way to functionally use this thing, isn't fully thought-out or implemented.
Talk about a smartphone that's named after one of the most poisonous snakes out there, that's because the LG Viper 4G LTE is missing a vital component that makes up a good chunk of its entirety a live and robust LTE network! No doubt, we dig its $100 on-contract price point, especially when it's modest with its hardware specs nowadays, however, it simply lacks the prestige and allure that should accompany a device built to show off a carrier's new high speed data network.
Easy to use Optimus UI interface
We feel that the $100 contract price of the LG Spectrum 2 is a bargain, as the original Spectrum was twice that when it was released earlier this year. This newest model not only includes a larger 4.7" True HD IPS display, but has a faster 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and 16GB internal memory for storage. Combine that with the easy to use Optimus UI interface, good call quality and battery life, the LG Spectrum 2 is hard to beat in this price point.
When it comes to selecting a low-priced Android smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard for Verizon, your options are pretty limited. For the $79.99 that the LG Enlighten is currently selling for, it does offer all of this, but you have to make do with the lower resolution display, slower processor, and a camera that isn't a show-stopper. But the Enlighten does offer good call quality and reception, and having a physical keyboard is always a nice touch.
Cheap hardware buttons & Poor camera quality
The LG Enlighten isn't going to attract power users lusting after the latest and greatest devices. However, it may appeal to those same users' parents, grandparents or other loved ones taking their first plunge into the world of smartphones.
It's hard to recommend the LG Enlighten as an internet device, especially while it's tied to Verizon's hobbled 3G network but it works quite nicely as a phone that just so happens to perform a number of other tasks on occasion.
Elements of a powerful smartphone
Overall the Enlighten is an 'Average' smartphone for the price that it's being offered at. It has the elements of a powerful smartphone but doesn't really have the specs or the abilities to really be one. It actually seems like a delayed release of an LG Vortex with a keyboard attached.
Fast 4G LTE speeds
Being the third 4G LTE smartphone for Verizon, the LG Revolution finds itself in a pickle from the onset seeing that itâ?? s going to be facing some uphill battles trying to find its identity on Big Redâ?? s lineup. First and foremost, this is the third straight month that weâ?? re seeing a similarly specâ?? d high-end LTE smartphone becoming available with the carrier â?? plus, it has to compete with the other recent high caliber non-4G smartphones that they currently offer.
battery life has been absolutely abysmal
The LG Revolution delivers a lot of functionality -- on paper. In my preliminary testing, it simply isnâ?? t living up to its name. Some of the highlights so far have included a nice, bright screen and solid build quality. As an actual phone, it sounds good; surprisingly, thatâ?? s often the weakest part of modern smartphones. Itâ?? s definitely a big device to carry around everywhere, but if thatâ??
Second generation chipset and so, like the HTC Thunderbolt, the performance is fast.
It may not be a revolution but this is a high end smartphone and should help LG cement their place in the Android line up. The demo version had Netflix and Skype pre-installed, and thereâ??s clearly a move towards making video calling and streaming video content standard features, backed by the introduction of 4G networks.
The LG Revolution is an attractive and solidly built Google Android smartphone
If you're looking for a phone to watch movies, do some heavy browsing and play games, you'll be satisfied with the LG Revolution. The Revolution's interface is less than polished, but its hardware is attractive.
Good build quality
The LG Vortex performed well in both call quality and battery life. Callers were very pleased with the quality of the Vortex. They said we were slightly muffled, but not too bad. There was no echo and they had no issues hearing us, rating us an 8.5/10 overall. On our end the call sounded loud and natural, almost as if we were on a landline. The battery is rated at a very healthy 7.5 hours of talk-time, plenty to get even a heavy user through a full day of use.
Great camera interface
In the galaxy of smartphones out there, the LG Vortex is less of a molecularly superior black hole and more like a tiny star that shines brightly on certain pockets of the universe. The LG Vortex can handle light internet browsing, 3D gaming, multimedia messaging with a great camera interface, and holds the key to the omnipotent Android Market for endless occupation of time and space.
Good set of standard multimedia features
The LG Vortex delivers the goods in terms of performance, features and design. Users will love its user friendly interface, sleek design and good set of standard multimedia features. You can pick it up on a 2 year contract at Verizon for $79.99 which includes a $100 discount. Overall, the LG Vortex is a good buy.
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