The New LG G2 Phone – Beauty, Brains, and Brawn. #SprintMom #MC #Sponsored

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I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Sprint. I received product samples to facilitate my review.

Big. Fast.Thin.

Thin

That was my first impression of the LG G2 phone.  Then I put on the new “Quick Window” case and added, “Wow”.  Whenever I place this phone down and strangers see it, I inevitably get a “wow”.  The LG G2 with the case is very eye-catching.  It is definitely an accessory that sets apart the LG G2 from other phones.

QuickWindow Case and Clock LG G2

LG G2 QuickWindow Case Without Phone

Features of the LG G2

The screen is the first thing that I think of when I start a list of features.  It is a near edge-to-edge screen with amazing resolution.  The colors are true and the resolution is sharp and clear.  The slim bezel gives you the illusion of nothing but screen.  I have the white version and love the look of the white and silver.  It’s cool, clean and crisp looking.

But what about processing power?  This is where the LG G2 has brawn, in addition to the beauty.  I am not an expert at this side of tech, so I’m going to quote the LG description, “The 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Processor provides a seamless experience for users who like to run multiple apps at once, quickly browse the web at 4G LTE speed, or enjoy smooth rendering of graphics. Dividing tasks between four cores is one of the most efficient ways to manage multiple onboard processes, simultaneously running applications in parallel.”  From reading experts, I know that this processor is state-of-the-art power.

One of the downsides of Android phones for me has been the battery power.  Well, no more.  This G2 has a newly engineered battery (3,000 mAh SiO+ battery) which adds power storage without adding bulk.  I’ve been using it for a few weeks and have to say that I have no issues at all with the battery life – it is sufficient for an average user like myself, and promises to stand up to all day power users, as well.

LG G2 Back Buttons

What makes the LG G2 unique?  Well, in addition to the processing and battery power, the G2 has improved the profile of the phone by putting all the buttons on the back.  Yes, there are no buttons on the top, bottom or sides of the phone.  The volume control and power buttons are in the back center of the phone.  At first, I thought that would be inconvenient, it seems intuitve to reach for the sides, but actually it worked quite well to have the buttons in the back.  Especially because of the fun power-on options for the G2.  Read on!

LG G2 Window Display Options

The G2 has a feature called KnockON.  You can double tap anywhere on the screen to turn it on or off.  So cool!  I love this feature.  Combined with the QuickWindow Case, it means that if you want to know the time, weather, change your music, or answer a call, all you have to do is double tap on the window.  Unlike some other Android phones, that also means that you can access the phone (or other options) immediately, without having to wait for the phone to startup.  But the G2’s power management allows all this without using excessive battery power which was the problem with some other phones.

Have you ever been on your phone texting someone about upcoming plans and wanted to look at your calendar and the website of the place you are going to – all at once?  With a feature called Slide Aside on the G2, you can do a three-finger swipe of any screen and the phone will remember that screen and keep it available at any point to be shown at the same time as another screen.  Multi-tasking efficiency!

Do your children borrow your phone?  Do you wish they couldn’t access everything that you have on there and only be limited to certain apps?  The G2 has a “Guest Mode” that can be customized to allow access to whatever you want and that’s all.  Perfect for when munchkins want to play!

Best for Last

Camera Test LG G2

I’ve saved the best for last, and what I was most excited about – the LG G2 Camera.  The camera on this phone is described as the best in the industry.  With a 13 megapixel camera it takes sharp, clear photos.  And it has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass to protect the lens which means your photo quality won’t decline with use or abuse.  The Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) technology will eliminate the blur, even in less-than-optimal light conditions.  As a blogger and as a mom, this is what impressed me the most about the LG G2!  In the collage below, which is your favorite?  The picture on the left was taken with an iPhone 4; the middle with the LG G2; and the one on the right with an iPad.

Camera TestSprint has recently conducted a mobile security survey revealing smartphone consumers’ mobile behaviors, habits and concerns about privacy.

What percentage of people check their smart phones at least every hour?

What percentage of mobile phone owners admit to looking in someone else’s phone without their permission?

What percentage of people store password information on their phones?

I was surprised by the answers!  You might be too!  To view the survey results, click here: http://bit.ly/17XxvtO.

For more information about the LG G2, go to the Sprint Website.

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