Display

We've been very pleased with what comes out of LG Display as of late, and the G2 doesn't disappoint. It's a 5.2-inch diagonal LCD with 1920x1080 resolution for 423 PPI density. Of course, it isn't just resolution that matters, but of course calibration, viewing angles, and other quality measures. What's interesting about the G2 is that it has two discrete touchscreen matrices which get routed to the top and bottom and out two different connectors. LG says this allows it to get the bezels on the G2 down to 2.65mm. I find a lot of what constrains device size lately is really width rather than height, and maximizing the amount of the front area used by display helps devices include bigger displays without getting too large. 


Brightness (White)

CalMAN Display Performance - White Point Average

Saturations:


CalMAN Display Performance - Saturations Average dE 2000

Grayscale Sweep:


CalMAN Display Performance - Grayscale Average dE 2000

GMB Color Checker: 


CalMAN Display Performance - Gretag Macbeth Average dE 2000

I measured the G2 display and was very impressed with how things turned out. The panel goes nice and bright (around 400 nits) but not quite as high as the 460 from the 720p LG Display panel from the Nexus 4. On the bright side however it comes in close to 6504K in temperature, and has some of the lowest DeltaE 2000 scores we've seen, with the iPhone 5, HTC One, and G2 clustering together in the GMB color checker test and saturations sweep. 

Gallery: LG G2 Display

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  • maglito - Monday, September 9, 2013 - link

    Brian, any plans to test mkv file format playback compatibility in a future full review? Reply
  • Darryl Lim - Monday, September 9, 2013 - link

    I have been an avid reader of Anandtech for a few years. There's one thing I don't like about your Android smartphone coverage this year... and it's that the Sony Xperia line is missing.

    Please give some attention to Sony Xperia 2013 smartphones. Their lineup this year has been strong. They have TWO Snapdragon 800 devices out now. The Xperia Z1 alone is worthy of an article. Thanks.
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  • SanX - Monday, September 9, 2013 - link

    Brian, how easy was to extract the battery ? Reply
  • xnay - Saturday, September 14, 2013 - link

    What surprises me is why LG can't shoot full-res photos during video recording? It definitely has the horsepower. Reply
  • LordSegan - Sunday, September 15, 2013 - link

    I just bought an LG G2 this afternoon. So far I absolutely love it. I played with the Galaxy Note 2, the Galaxy S4, and the HTC One. All were great devices, but I ultimately canceled my preorder of the Note 3 (it's just too big, and the stylus really isn't that crucial), and went with the G2.

    Coming from an iPhone 4S, the speed improvement is decent, and the overall increase in capability is stunning. The ability to have multiple windows open and to resize them like on a desktop is amazing and insanely useful.
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  • murat - Sunday, September 15, 2013 - link

    The only difference I have experienced on my G2 is that is takes 4 hours to charge. I wonder if I should exchange it? Reply
  • jacobdrj - Monday, September 23, 2013 - link

    The most important part of this phone is that the rear buttons makes this phone ambidextrous... or more importantly, lefty friendly... That is a big deal for us southpaws... Reply
  • flyingpants1 - Thursday, September 26, 2013 - link

    What is your malfunction that you can't use a normal Android phone with your left hand? Reply
  • mr aries - Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - link

    I m using 3 amp charger for my lg d802 ..can it harmfull for my lg g2 plzz help Reply
  • mr aries - Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - link

    I m using 3 amp charger for my lg d802 ..can it harmfull for my lg g2 plzz help Reply

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