Aug 07 AT 1:26 PM Nick Gray 5 Comments

Sizing up the LG G2


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.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • YMS123

    LG phones have definitely been getting better starting with the Nexus 4 and Omptimus G

  • masterpfa

    Samsung has achieved the larger display within similar or(as in the case of being compared with the S3) smaller overall dimensions.

    I welcome this. I like the theory behind the LG G2 time to see them in practice and in hand. Roll on the reviews and hands on.

  • Robert

    When will the on-screen button insanity end. Just when you thought the screen wasting technology couldn’t get any uglier lg releases some that look like they were designed ny honey booboo. And the real kicker is that the bottom bezel I’m the s4 and g2 look to be the same size. So so ugly.

    • Dregur

      Most likely never because it’s infinitely better than capacitive buttons, and much more responsive.

  • donger

    It’s huge.