Earlier this month, LG released the all new LG G3 to replace the LG G2 as its flagship smartphone and top contender. However, the arrival of the LG G3 doesn’t mean that the LG G2 is no longer an option. In fact, we highly recommend taking a look at it if you’re in the market for a new phone this month. That said, there are some devices we think you need to consider before diving in with LG’s flagship from 2013.
Last year, LG was beaten to the market by the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. Samsung and HTC released their flagships in April while the LG G2 was released in the fall, in September, right around the iPhone 5s release. And while it launched much later than the other Android flagships, the LG G2 was one of the year’s best smartphones and arguably the best Android device on the market.
Less then a year after it debuted the LG G2, LG announced, and released, the brand new LG G3. The LG G3 is a powerful successor to the LG G2 and a device that will emerge on major U.S. carriers before the month is over. While the LG G3 represents the high-end of LG’s smartphone lineup, the LG G2 is still around and in our opinion remains a solid choice.
The LG G2 is less than a year old, features superb hardware, fantastic software, and a price tag that is ridiculously low thanks to its age. Retailers like Amazon are giving it away for free. So, it’s not surprising to learn that people are still interested in last year’s model.
We are constantly bombarded with questions about which phones to buy. In particular, we’re constantly asked about the phones consumers should weigh against the LG G2. There are a number of different devices that we could recommend, the smartphone market is full of solid choices, but we want to narrow things down a bit and take a look at what we consider to be the top five.
These devices represent the devices that we’d recommend to friends and family. And while our list may differ from yours, these are the devices that Gotta Be Mobile editors have selected for recognition this month. We feel like the devices listed here deliver the best, all-around package for this month and this month alone.
That said, here are the top five smartphones to consider before buying the LG G2.