Verizon’s LG G2 is a Hideous Mobile Advertisement

Earlier today, Verizon confirmed that it would be carrying the new LG G2 along with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. It also, for the first time, showed off what the LG G2 will look like when it arrives on shelves and unfortunately, the LG G2 received the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 treatment and possess a number of logos that foul up its otherwise sleek design.

As expected, LG debuted its new LG G2, a follow up to last year’s successful LG Optimus G, a device that received great reviews and was solid competition for the likes of the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy Note 2. So, it came as no surprise to learn that LG had a successor up its sleeve, a successor that arrived today in the form of the LG G2.

Is this the LG G2 or a mobile advertisement? It's hard to tell.

Is this the LG G2 or a mobile advertisement? It’s hard to tell.

The LG G2 on paper appears to be a solid replacement for the LG Optimus G, checking in with a massive 5.2-inch 1080p display, quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, LTE-Advanced, and a 13MP camera in the rear. It also comes with buttons on the back of the phone, something new for a flagship Android device and a frame that is 8.9mm.

it also comes with some powerful software from LG and Android Jelly Bean. The LG G2 is going to be making its way to AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon in the future and needless to say, when it does, it will be a device that consumers will want to take a look at.

The Verizon LG G2 in particular is going to be a hard device not to notice as the device will apparently be coming with not one, not two, not three, not four, but five logos that transform the device into a hideous advertisement for Verizon, Verizon’s LTE network and LG.

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It brings back memories of Samsung and Verizon’s Galaxy Note 2 which sported a Verizon logo on the home button.

Note the horrible looks home button.

Note the horrible looks home button.

For many users, this won’t matter because well, LG and Verizon logos on the front back of the device won’t be a deal breaker for many people. But for those that really cherish smartphone design, the Verizon LG G2 is going to come across as a blight of epic proportions.

Consumers who thought that Verizon learned its lesson with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 were sorely mistaken it seems.

  

Comments

  1. JM_66 says

    Who cares? Seriously, this is what we complain about? Everyone puts a case over it anyway, so is it really all that relevant?

    • Bob G says

      Never spent a single penny on a case in my life. Just wondering, do you keep plastic slipcovers on your living room furniture?

      Imagine you’re a guy excited about being able to buy a Rolex watch. Now you can buy it from ten different jewelers. One of them engraves their brand logo in the crystal. You gonna buy it from them??? What right do carriers have to mess up the appearance of our toys with their advertising?

      Rolex gets to put their name on it. They designed, they built it and now you want one. What business does Zales or some jewelry chain have in branding it as though they made it?

      • RJP says

        What right do they have? It’s their network so they can put their brand on the device if they want to. The manufacturer is obviously okay with it. I highly doubt that Rolex would allow a jewelry store to put their name on a Rolex watch.

        If you don’t like the Verizon brand you can always go to another network. At&T is close in terms of network quality/coverage or you can take your chances with T-Mobile or Sprint. Since Verizon is the largest carrier and typically receives the highest customer satisfaction ratings, the majority of the people obviously don’t really care about the way they put their logo on their phones. The good news is even if you get spotty coverage from another carrier, your phone will look nice without those ugly Verizon logos

        • Bob G says

          It’s their *network*, not their phone. Macy’s owns Macy’s, that doesn’t mean anyone would stand for them putting a big brass Macy’s log right under the Prada logo on a purse. They get to proudly stamp your sales receipt with “Macy’s”, but they have no right to screw up the appearance of the product.

          You’re right, the network is Verizon’s…. so let them stamp their brand name on their cell towers, their store fronts, their employee’s shirts, heck, if they can find a way, they can stamp their brand on the airwaves and I’d be fine with it.

          I highly doubt that any manufacturer is OK with it. It’s no doubt one of the reasons products come late to Verizon. So far only Apple and (recently) Samsung and Google have the clout to limit the branding.

          But I am their customer, I pay them for a service, they don’t pay me to advertise for them. If they want to put their silly little logo on the products let them ask me if I’m willing to allow it for, say, $10 a month for the life of the contract.

          But, personally, I don’t want to be in the advertising business. I’m heading to AT&T after 12 years with Big Red. After all, AT&T have just topped VZ in customer satisfaction! Seems like good timing.

          • RJP says

            Good move going to AT&T instead of Sprint or T-Mobile. I nearly switched to AT&T earlier this year – due to phone selection not the Verizon logo. Hope it works out for you.

      • John Paul Sweeny IV says

        Thank you! Late reply but These phones are $700 and become a part of us styling and all. The people that don’t care will be satisfied with bumper stickers on their Mercedes Benz. Thanks for another good one A. Mills!

  2. SamH says

    I’m honestly having a hard time understanding the bickering about some logos on the phone. It’s a smartphone, not a Rolex or a piece of clothing or whatever. Do you really think anybody gives a hoot that the phone you’re using has Verizon’s logo on it? Can you imagine? “Wow, Bob! That would be a great looking phone if it wasn’t for those Verizon logos!”
    Come on now. That would simply never happen. It really has no impact on the phone’s performance. Just my two cents. Everyone is entitled to their opinion!

    • Bob G says

      SamH,

      Missing the point still. It isn’t just a phone. Go get yourself a tracphone if you only want a phone. These are LUXURY TOYS.

      90% plus of what they do is not a necessity. We all can and did live without them. We have them because of how cool, fun and pretty they are (or some combination of those on an individual basis).

      How exactly would you like it if your t-shirts, jeans, toaster, couch, television and everything else you owned were all plastered with K-Mart, Target, Sears, Amazon logos? In addition to the company that actually designed and manufactured them?

      And you’re right, I don’t give a hoot what anybody else thinks. I care about Verizon mucking up the appearance of something I was looking forward to getting as the designer intended. I care about Verizon thinking they have some right to have me advertise for them. The only place I want to see their logo is on the monthly bill.

      • SamH says

        I really do understand the point you’re trying to make. I just don’t agree is all. Such a trivial thing to worry about. As I said, it doesn’t affect the functionality of the phone in any way. That’s all I really care about. The logo on the phone doesn’t bother me in the least. Certainty wouldn’t change carriers over it

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