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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by strodda, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. strodda

    strodda Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I still have the gnex and have had since it came out almost 2 years ago. I still like the phone so I'm not dying to upgrade... but if I was going to, it would probably be to the G2. For you guys that have it, do you like it, not like it, love it... and what phone did you have previously.


  2. Adauth

    Adauth Android Expert

    I had Motorola DROID RAZR. Picked up the G2 release day Sept 12th and I am loving it more and more everyday. No regrets here. Not at all!
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  3. strodda

    strodda Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    How are you feeling about the buttons being on the back? Im reading around at reviews for "cons" of this phone... and other than the buttons, I never see any real complaints. Just crap like its not the best camera or the speakers sound a litle tinny sometimes. None of that stuff bothers me because its not a stereo or DSLR.
  4. hollywoods14

    hollywoods14 Android Expert

    Upgraded from the LG Spectrum and I love it. It's like night day. This phone in Stock form has made me forget about cm 10.1.
  5. kkel19

    kkel19 Well-Known Member

    the knock on feature is so amazing i barely use the power button to be honest..only listening to music volume up and down. loving my g2.
  6. Jastow

    Jastow Newbie

    I like it, but android OS is taking time to get used to. I like the buttons being on the back and haven't accidentally depressed them like on other phones. I don't seem to get the long battery life others Do, but it isn't bad as long as I'm not constantly on it (hard to do on a new phone/OS). I felt the photos from my Nokia 920 were better, especially focusing and low light circumstances. This camera is okay, just seem to get lots of blur with the slightest bit of movement (an arm moving). I'm sticking with the G2, at least until next year, and then will see what WP has to offer. The keyboard when horizontally orientated is awesome and makes typing fast and accurate.
  7. TritonDroid

    TritonDroid Well-Known Member


    The knock on is a great feature. I wouldn't say that I love the volume buttons but certainly don't hate them either.

    Coming from the Gnex I have no regrets.
  8. kiroshi23

    kiroshi23 Android Enthusiast

    i just got it today and love it
  9. 1up5dn

    1up5dn Well-Known Member

    I honestly thought I was going to buy this and then return it to get the Note 3, but as time goes by, I like this phone more and more. Like others have said, the knock-on feature is a game changer. I don't know that I will be able to use that for two weeks and then let go of that! I almost wish the power button didn't even exist on it.

    The battery life is unreal and the screen is amazing. I am coming from an S4, and didn't really think I would be this impressed. I really wish the Note 3 was already out so I could go get a feel for it, but now I am leaning toward keeping the G2.

    I think coming from the gnex you will be plenty happy with it. I personally don't think there is a better phone on the market today.

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  10. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Agree with the above. I genuinely think this is the best phone out there. The Note is too big for me and it would be the only other real contender. I'm thrilled with this phone, its full of features, everything works and it has the best hardware set available. All wins.
  11. Copacetic

    Copacetic Android Expert

    Love the G2, coming from a beloved Nexus where I was rooted and rom'd to get the features i wanted. The G2 has so many customization available, i feel like i am running a custom rom. No regrets!
  12. Drudge

    Drudge Newbie

    No regrets and love it even more than when I got my GNex.
  13. streetkilln

    streetkilln Android Enthusiast

    I picked this phone up 3 days ago. I had the galaxy s 3. I love this phone its much more sleeker and simple. The interface is better than samsungs touchwiz.
    Also about the button placement i thought it be an issue but actually it feels natrual in the portrait position. Maybe landscape not so much. Camera is great. Speaker placement is not that bad agian natrual placement for portrait but landscape eh.
  14. strodda

    strodda Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Damn. Well thank you all very much. Your responses have just solidified my decision. I'll be ordering a G2 this week. I saw a smoke colored thin case on Verizon... does anyone have it or any other thin case? I don't want bulk. I have the case mate barely there on the gnex.
  15. sreymj

    sreymj Well-Known Member

    You will not regret it! I picked mine up last Friday and could not be more pleased.
  16. taebojames

    taebojames Newbie

    I have a defective G2. It takes terrible pictures. Carrier is sending a replacement unit.
  17. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Assuming you're talking about the Incipia? If you're looking for the least bulk, I'd say that's probably going to be the one for you. Something like a TPU would give you a little more protection on a drop but the Incipia will protect it from general abrasions and so forth. If you are used to the barely there, it'll probably be an easy transition for you.
  18. sreymj

    sreymj Well-Known Member

    Cases are extremely limited for the Verizon G2 right now. You only have the flip/window, Verizon's TPU, or shell/holster to choose from. I assume the third party case manufacturers will provide more choices for Verizon at some point.
  19. stew930

    stew930 Well-Known Member

    I couldn't love my G2 any more than I do. Just plugged my phone in after running 54 hours on battery with projected 4 hours left. My wife's Motorola Droid Razr Maxx couldn't do that.
  20. hollywoods14

    hollywoods14 Android Expert

    Incipio's line for all variants should be release in about 2 weeks per their cust support.
  21. stef7

    stef7 Android Expert

    stew, that kind of battery life is crazy good. you wouldn't be trying to kid a kidder would you? :smokingsomb:

    was that with next to no use?
  22. TritonDroid

    TritonDroid Well-Known Member

    Been using mine pretty steadily all day. Unplugged at 7AM CT and currently at 83%.

    6 hrs with a 17% drop to me is incredible.
  23. New Rising

    New Rising Android Enthusiast

    Just ordered mine yesterday, should have it by Thursday. It's one of the most enticing phone I've seen in awhile and I couldn't resist. Coming from the Maxx HD I'm really hoping the battery life is as good as people have been saying.
  24. stew930

    stew930 Well-Known Member

    I use it about as much as the last phones I have had and they typically would only last about a day.


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  25. dan409

    dan409 Well-Known Member

    I picked up the smoked TPU case from VZW corporate store. Just wanted to get something on there as soon as poss.
    I am really liking the case a lot. Does not add much bulk at all and has an excellent grip. The only con is that it is a bit of a fingerprint magnet, but not to bad. The fit is perfect and when you lay the phone face down it has just enough lip so you don't have to worry about scratching the screen. It also does not cover up any of that beautiful screen, seeing that it has such a tiny front bezel...
    I am also able to charge the phone on the wireless pad with the case on it. !!!

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The LG G2 release date was September 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.2" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 800 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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