With competition from Apple and Samsung from both sides, LG’s going for pure power on the G2, its latest Android smartphone. With a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 2.26GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 3,000mAh battery, the G2 easily out-specs the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5. For software, the G2 is running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with LG’s custom skin.

But the primary differentiator between the G2 and its competitors is where the volume and power button are positioned — on the back of the device, just below the camera. LG’s reasoning for moving the buttons is that it’s easier to access on a smartphone of the G2’s size. Indeed, it is. The buttons also serve another purpose: for launching QuickMemo or the camera.

While the device does boast a rather large display, its overall size is quite usable in one hand due to its slim bezels. Additionally, the G2 also sports “studio-quality” Hi-Fi music playback.

The G2 will launch in the next eight weeks and will hit the U.S.’s four major wireless carriers: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.

Price: TBA
Source: LG