I'm considering the LG G2 -- looking for opinions

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  1. Mi An

    Mi An Untethered

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    I remember admiring some of LG's bloat once upon a time. Not sure if I still would.
     
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    jigwashere Mobile Deity

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    Sprint's bloat is what really kills me. LG at least tries to provide some features a user might appreciate. Sprint intentionally tries to annoy and exploit.

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    Okay, I just installed a bunch of my own bloat. :)

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
     
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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    related, but somewhat OT: I recently did a system reset on my Droid X, and am amazed at how much faster it is. boots up from power-off in ~45 seconds now, instead of 2+minutes, more responsive in general. of course, I haven't reloaded most of the games&utilities I'd had on it before the reset.
     
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    So far, the phone's working well for me. Signal strength at work is poor, but I'm not sure it's any worse than my E4GT. I haven't seen LTE anywhere, yet. My battery is at 50%, which is way better than my E4GT.

    I'm still learning the features. The Sprint variant actually has an FM Radio, but doesn't come with an app. I downloaded NextRadio from the Play store (read about it here: FAQs » NextRadio), plugged in my headphones as an antenna, and the darn thing works!

    I like the knock to turn on/off feature, mainly because I fumble with the back button. So far, I don't mind the volume rocker on the back. In fact, it's especially nice to have it there for phone calls.

    Wireless storage is similar to Kies. I turn it on, it gives me the device's IP address (which can be made static) along with a userid/pswd, and I can transfer data wirelessly.

    I don't like the ring tones. I've never, ever liked polyphonic tones or whatever. I just want a simple "ring ring". Sigh. It's a phone, dammit! Just for fun, maybe I'll record my 8-yr old daughter using her gruffest voice saying, "ring ring: answer me!" and use that. :D Same deal with the alarms and notifications. Can't I just get a few, simple tones instead of the Vienna Boys Choir? (Yes, that's what it has).

    The screen is nice and bright, good colors, etc. I'm not picky, though. I guess it's been at 60% the whole time, so I'll have to play with it a bit more. I'm guessing it's better in sunlight than the E4GT.

    The camera seems very good, so far. Again, I haven't had much time to play with it.

    I haven't installed Nova Launcher, yet. I'll probably do that tonight. The stock launcher is pretty decent, though.

    QSlide apps seem pretty cool, but I'm guessing I won't have much use for them. I still haven't tried the IR blaster (Quick Remote).

    One nice feature -- I'm not sure it's stock OS or add-on -- is the task manager. You can schedule it to auto clear RAM every so often as well as select apps to stop their services.

    It's still very new and I have a lot to play with. I'm guessing most of the features will end up not getting used -- they seem to be there to WOW the user, but not necessarily useful in day-to-day usage. Maybe I'm wrong. :)
     
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    The battery app estimates how long it'll take to charge. For example, it said that from 25% it'd take 1 hour 22 min to full charge.

    I stated previously that I could set a static IP on the device for consistent wireless storage access. I saw that in the reviews, but don't see the option with the Sprint variant. :(
     
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    The meenova card reader arrived today! Yippee!
     
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    scjjtt A Former Palm User

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    Wow Jig - I had not heard that the LG G2's camera moved like that - but was it REALLY inspired by chickens - that just seems fowl:D.

    Sent from my Samsung Epic 4g
     
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