5 Phones to Consider Before Buying the LG G2 [August, 2014]

The LG G2 isn’t even a year old and already LG has replaced it with a brand new LG G3. That doesn’t mean that the LG G2 is no longer an option though. In fact, the LG G2 is still a very solid Android device and a smartphone that we highly recommend taking a look at if you’re in need of a new phone in the month of August.

Last September, months after the arrivals of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, LG released the G2, a follow up to the Optimus G and a device that quickly took its place among the Android elite. The LG G2 was one of 2013’s best Android smartphones and quite frankly, it was one of the year’s very best smartphones overall.

LG moved much quicker to release in 2014. In July, the company released the LG G3, a follow up to the LG G2 that’s quickly become one of the best smartphones on the market and a worthy successor to last year’s model. Despite the presence of the LG G3, the LG G2 remains a solid option for those looking for a great smartphone.

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.

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LG G3

The LG G3 is the first LG G2 competitor that we think you need to consider if you're thinking about buying a new smartphone or if you're intrigued by LG's ecosystem

LG's brand new flagship replaces the LG G2 and it does so with some key upgrades including a beautiful QHD display, solid camera with Optical Image Stabilization, good battery life, faster processor, and a whole lot more. We like this phone. In fact, we like it so much that we think it's the best Android smartphone on the market.

It helps that Amazon is offering it for just $99, $100 or so more than the LG G2. That's an absolute steal for a device of this caliber and one of the reasons why you need to rule the current model out before taking the plunge with a device that's now a year old. Remember, that's a year of software support that's down the drain.

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  2. chazzmatt says

    Actually the Nexus smarphones always DO offer the best hardware. So, you don’t really know what you are talking about. If you look at the gen3 Galaxy Nexus its benchmarks matched or beat the iPhone and Galaxy S model at the time. Same with the Nexus 4, same with the Nexus 5.

    Now if you talk about camera or battery, yeah, Google skimps there. But in CPU/GPU/RAM/display, it’s always what the other top tier phones have or BETTER. The 2011 gen3 Nexus was one of the first to have a 720p HD display. So, it would be strange for Google to compromise and go with just another 1080p display this year, when the LG G3 has 1440p.

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