Verizon Wireless has dropped the biggest bombshell, announcing the LG G2 will be available for free on a two-year deal until November 11. This means there is only three days to grab the deal and would be a great buy for anyone wanting a new Android device.
The LG G2 is already available at Amazon and other retailers for $99 on a two-year deal, a step down from the $199 price they were offering just a few months ago. We could point a weak demand as a source for these constant price drops, the same thing is happening with the Moto X and Xperia Z1.
While the LG G2 may be cheap, is it good compared to other smartphones – reviewers gave the phone some solid scores and the battery life has been touted as the industry standard, around two days before having to put it back on charge.
The problem is where the LG G2 tries and differs from the competition, adding new features that aren’t exactly needed in the name of “innovation” – the back buttons are the main physical feature and even though they are slightly easier to reach, the user is more likely to accidentally press the buttons.
Software is also a major drawback of the LG G2 and for the vast amount of consumers who do not know how to root or add different launchers to the mobile device, they are stuck with a rather poorly designed user interface, filled with features nobody will ever want to use.
Set it against the competition at the same price, the Moto X, Nexus 5, Xperia Z1 and other Android smartphones, we would say you have some better options depending on your preferences.