Always overshadowed by Samsung, Apple or HTC, LG has for once demonstrated it can be wise and cunning, unveiling the G2 eons before the Galaxy Note 3, iPhone 5S or One Max. Okay, maybe “eons” is a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s unlikely that any of the other three competing handhelds will become official before next month.
With that in mind, we have to ask ourselves – does the G2 really have what it takes to be a heavyweight contender? It certainly looks that way, since its display is large and Full HD, the bezel is ultra-slim, the batterys massive and the processor… a quad-core Snapdragon 800.
In terms of raw speed, we have a pretty good general idea about how a device with Snapdragon 800 and 2 GB RAM should behave, but for a closer, more specific look we now have benchmarks. And yes, we had them before, only now they’re the real deal, performed on what we think are final, commercial G2 units.
The scores achieved by this 5.2-inch monster are respectable to say the least, including roughly 30,000 points in AnTuTu and 20,000 in Quadrant. Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra is the only phone reported to perform better, but only by a whisker.
Meanwhile, I’d like to remind you the LG G2 is officially heading to all four major U.S. carriers. No words on exact release dates yet, but if you want a little something, something to get you through the long days between now and then, Verizon has tweeted an official pic of its G2 variant.
— Verizon Wireless (@VZWnews) August 7, 2013
Big Red’s logos are ostensibly featured on both the phone’s front and back, but other than that this thing is hawt! Want one? Get in line!