We were really impressed with how Motorola was able to squeeze a 4.7-inch display into a chassis which measures 129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm. The phone is significantly smaller than it’s main competitors, but LG has decided to do something a little different with the newly-announced G2. The LG G2 measures 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm, making it slightly larger that the HTC One. OK, so it’s not a small phone, but the LG G2′s 5.2-inch display a a good half inch larger than the 4.7-inch display found in the HTC One.
LG was able to pull this off by using two separate touch screen sensors which allow the G2′s bezels to be reduced to just one tenth of an inch. According to LG, the 5.2-inch display accounts for an impressive 75% of the surface area of the front of the G2.
While the LG G2 will be launching on hundreds of service providers across the globe (including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon here in the US), we’re not sure how popular the phone will be. The G2′s specs give it the edge when compared to the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and Moto X, but consumers will need to be convinced that LG is a key player in the smartphone space.
That being said, we’re really excited to see LG and Motorola go the extra mile to reduce the overall size of the phones while giving consumer larger displays. It’ll be interesting to see if this sparks a race between the major players to deliver phones with the world’s thinnest bezel.