The LG G2: Refreshingly Different!

Lg G2 Review

For the past two weeks I have been learning, playing and having fun with LG’s G2 phone and I can’t wait to share my thoughts about it with you today.

As a long-time and exclusive iPhone user, I must admit that getting to know the LG G2 was a bit overwhelming; for starters, my thumb couldn’t stop searching for the home button on the front of the phone; with the LG G2 there is no button there.

Instead the G2 has a rear key function which means you can control everything with one hand. But more important is that with the key placed at the back of the phone, it allows for optimum screen space which creates a stunning display.

This was the first thing that I noticed when I turned the G2 on…the screen is crystal clear and larger than what I am used to with my iPhone 5. With a 5.2” screen in full HD IPS, it’s more like a tablet screen but still compact enough to feel like a cell phone. For someone who loves to play games and take pictures this was perhaps my favourite feature.

There are so many great features of the LG G2 that I want to share with you, so let’s break it down a bit. I’ve chosen some of the most important features that I look for when considering a phone:


LG G2 Camera

I love the camera that the LG G2 has; like the stunning screen, it takes stunning photos as well. I loved sharing my photos from the G2 on Facebook & Twitter because it’s obvious to look at them that there is a difference between a G2 photo and an iPhone photo.

With the Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) you get the perfect photo every time. The camera actually helps to stabilize moving objects on the screen.


If you’re an iPhone user you can share my pain with its short battery life. I can’t seem to make it through an entire day on one full charge. This was another luxury I experienced with the G2; with a 3,000 mAh SiO + Li-lon battery, you don’t have to worry about losing power throughout the day.


Another aspect that caught my attention right away was the speed of the phone. Whether I was opening apps or downloading them, I noticed the ease and speed of both. Technically speaking the LG G2 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.26 Ghz processor. If that sounds too “techy” for you, you just need to know that it translates to a really fast phone!


Some of my favourite aspects of the LG G2 are just the little things but as everyone knows, it’s the little things that matter.


  • Knock on: wake the G2 up by knocking the screen twice and put it back to sleep the same way.
  • Weather: the home screen reflects the weather outside. This has been particularly fun with all the rain and snow we’ve been getting. Tap the G2 on and it could be raining on your screen.
  • Do You Know?: Built right on the G2 is this feature that gives you information and tutorials on the features of the phone. This really helped me in getting to know the phone.
  • Guest Mode: you can set up a unique pattern (like a password) and draw it on the screen to instigate ‘guest mode’ which makes some features of your phone private so that when you’re showing photos etc. to others, or letting your kids play with the phone, they don’t get to see your sensitive information.
  • Capture Plus: with capture plus you can get those screen shots you love and need with much more ease…if you want to grab a shot of an entire browser, you can do so with just one shot
  • Carriers: the LG G2 is available on all the major carriers of service including Bell, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus, Videotron and Wind Mobile


You can have a chance to try the LG G2 for yourself by winning one!

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There are SO many fantastic and refreshing features with the LG G2 that one blog post just can’t do it justice. If you want to learn more, check out the features, videos and more on LG’s website to really appreciate how powerful this phone is.

For me, the biggest question is, when it comes time to renew my contract, will I switch? and I can confidently say that yes I will. For my lifestyle and what I’m looking to get out of a cell phone, the LG G2 has it all and more. To be honest I look forward to making the switch and trying something new and getting out from under the same old.

This post was generously sponsored by LG G2, but the opinions and images are my own. For more information, visit

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