It wasn’t too long ago that LG’s phablet sized Optimus G Pro hit the US smartphone market, and now the Korean manufacturer has launched its true flagship for 2013. Dropping the Optimus moniker, the LG G2 comes with Qualcomm’s newest processor in the Snapdragon line, the Snapdragon 800, which boasts high quality graphics and industry-leading performance. The G2 also comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p display boasting 423 ppi and a 13-megapixel camera as well, putting it directly in competition with today’s high-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC.
In order to improve grippability, the Optimus G2 is the first phone to put all of its buttons on the back, right below the camera. controls. With its new design, powerful CPU and custom software, LG’s latest handset is poised to give Apple, Samsung and HTC some competition. Here’s our roundup of features to look forward to from the LG G2.
LG has placed buttons on the G2’s backside in an effort to create a more natural user experience than typical side-button designs. With this "Rear Key" feature, you can control the volume, snap photos, and power the device on or off with your index finger right below the camera lens.