So this is the verdict:
I had the phone for 1 year now and the phone yes it has flaws and other issues but overall its a good bang for your buck.Very good camera,a nice screen,and nice design are all a small part of the many things this phone has.Android Lolipop on this phone is some what stable and my give some users like it did to me a slight over heating issue.Now the phone is to mod if you get sick of the normal look you can always install Cloudy G2 3.3,and you can root it now over kingoo root.The phone is durable,fast,the screen is nice and crisp,it never froze once but if you want the phone to peform at its very best just leave android 4.4.2.For its 230Â€ price tag now its a better choice than a G3 that has slight lag and battery issues.
haider, 16 Jan 2016I brought Lg G2 from soneone... it was working 100% ok but all of a sudden a screen row about ... moreit can be both but hardware is more likely.
there was a firmware update that fixed some of these issues so first try updating to a more recent version if its still on 4.2.
no need to install 5.0 as it should have bin fixed in 4.4 if its still not working your screen is broken.
not sure about the repair costs.
Sunny, 16 Jan 2016Not a good decision to buy LG G2 in 2016. You surely have fallen for an old good phone. Compar... more@ Sunny
Not quite true. The phone is old, that is a fact and as such it is becoming difficult to find one in good condition but otherwise...
Most of the advanced features you mentioned are supported by the phone. Even the wireless charging is supported by one of the American variants and is by no means standard feature even today. The point about software is right, but frankly, the Marshmallow is not yet such a leap forward over Lollipop. You should probably make clear what league of devices are you comparing. The newest flagship phones have already surpassed the G2 by far but even though it sports old hardware, it is still more than competitive in its current price range, where the "high midrange phones" are usually significantly crippled to not weaken the sales of flagship products and where the old SD 800 is still slightly faster over the new SD 615 and 617 used on many of such devices.
Sunny Nimesh, 16 Jan 2016No doubts it's a good phone as i'm personally using it. Howeveras it's 2016 it's too old to ma... moresorry but u are wrong ... all advance features that u mentioned lg G2 have then already i think that u dont have the device and if u do them i only use it for chat..... even being old this phone is one of the few that garante excellent battery life,good screen to body ratio size and performace ... graphic card is still good it can run all games valiables if that is the case,emulators too,, but if u want to chat then u get a lot of battery juice with the G2 personally i dont care a lot about software updates as long as u have skinned ui,because it has more features that stock android still doesnt include so... i dont care about new versions that exclude and then include features example disturb / silent mode.... if u really use the device with all cores and gpu then go for a galaxy phone for 2015 but if u love lg then wait for sd 820 it ll beat everything .... and if updates are a concern then get an iphone.
I brought Lg G2 from soneone... it was working 100% ok but all of a sudden a screen row about 1 inch from top got unresponsive. . Eventually i figured out that touch is not working in that specific row.. i just wanna know if its a Hardware problem or a software issue... HELLPP.. !!!
sayidris , 04 Jan 2016I got LG G2 just 2 days ago and anytime I'm using it gets heated up witnin minutes especially ... moreNot a good decision to buy LG G2 in 2016. You surely have fallen for an old good phone. Compared to recent Phones this phone doesn't stand along with them anymore. Please sell it off and buy a new phone. I Also Own an LG G2 And now i'm also looking forward to change it as i'm very dissapointed with LG because of infinite delay towards Software updates of Android.
Anonymous, 09 Jan 2016Hi, im looking for a budget phone that has quality display, good battery backup and great musi... moreNo doubts it's a good phone as i'm personally using it. Howeveras it's 2016 it's too old to make a puchase. Would suggest you to buy a new phone with a latest chipset and some more advanced features like Wireless charging,NFC,Quick Charging & some other advanced features. Moreover the LG G2 also have software limitations because it's not getting an upgrade after the 5.0 Lollipop which also have many Bugs. Reconsider your choices,if you have a good budget go for the NEXUS Device i.e 6P or else go with One Plus 2, ASUS & Several others.
I have upgraded my LG G2 to Marshmallow 6.0 and it is working super and I really love my LG G2. Now waiting for LG G5. Hope specs will be double so that it can beat upcoming S7..
All of a sudden, WiFi, bluetooth & hotspot stopped working...No use despite doingfactory reset..suspecting it to be missing of some system files..can anyone help me out by sharing system files please? or suggest if any other workaround..mail id - firstname.lastname@example.org
Version - G2 D802 lollipop 5.0.2
Build no - LRX22G
Software version - V30d-ESA-XX
Thanks in advance..
Del , 12 Jan 2016Have been using lollipop for some months now, and haven't experienced a single problem with it... moreI was perfectly fine even without performing a factory reset but some people were reporting a wide array of issues so I thought it would be better to mention that.
Rim, 09 Jan 2016Yeah, as far as I know, the updates are optional, not forced. Especially the Lollipop one whic... moreHave been using lollipop for some months now, and haven't experienced a single problem with it.
You just have to factory reset after updating and you're good to go.
Gondal, 12 Jan 2016My G2 d802 is not showing "H" 3G sign on using internet even in 3G range, but i can do video c... moreThere is a lollipop update however you need to install in trough the pc software.
It will NOT install OTA.
Id stick with 4.4 or lower tho much beter battery life.
My G2 d802 is not showing "H" 3G sign on using internet even in 3G range, but i can do video call on imo using mobile data. moreover plz tell me is there any update to lollipop regarding this handset
zaks, 10 Jan 2016Is it advisable for me to download third party battery app like du battery saver for my lg g2?... more No no and NO! 99% of these apps do the exact opposite!
They disable apps but your phone will automaticly restart them most of the times.
That means it costs cpu time = battery to disable apps + it costs cpu time = battery to keep this battery app active which is the biggest drain + it costs cpu time = battery to reenable the disabled apps.
If your phone works correctly they will not use power anyway.
The only thing you can actualy save power on on your Phone are the following things:
- Disable gps when not using it.
- Disable mobile network data when at home.
- Disable bluetooth when not using it.
- Learn to live with lower brightness! (massive save as after gpu and gps its the nr1 drain!)
- Disable Syncing this can be a big save
This will stop the mail program from auto recieving mail but you can do this manualy by dragging the screen down anyway.
it will also stop the auto functions of some other apps like syncing to the cloud which can be a massive drain.
Disabling wifi when leaving home does save some battery but that amount is so small i would not bother as most likely the fact you might forget to enable when coming to a location with wifi costs you more battery then disabling will gain you (less then 1% a day on a correctly functioning G2).
So manage that things and stay away from these horrible battery apps.
Also battery calibration does not excist so stay away from those aswell those apps should be removed from the play store by google!
Do this and 7 hours screen on over 3 days should be easy as a medium user. a heavy user might get 6 hours a light used that doesnt use a lot of apps like me easely should get 8+ hours of screen on time with 72 hour standby.
My record is 10 hours 15 min over 4 days with just whatsap usage.