LG Unveils G2 Smartphone with Rear Control Buttons

LG's newest phone, the G2, has its volume control and power buttons on the back of the phone.

Looking for a new smartphone but don't want to buy an iPhone or the Galaxy S4, well LG just unveiled its newest smartphone, the G2.

It has a pretty unique feature: the power button and volume controls are on the back of the phone.

Credit: LG

Credit: LG

The G2 also boasts a 5.2" screen and a 13 mega pixel camera.

It will also answer calls automatically just by picking up the phone. 

If you're a fan of ringtones, the G2 has what you need.  The phone comes preloaded with nine ringtones and five notifications and alarms from the Vienna Boys Choir.

The G2 will launch first in South Korea, but will be available in the U.S on major cell phone carriers.

The chart below compares features of three popular smartphones. 

  Credit: LG  Credit: Samsung Credit: Apple
  LG G2 Samsung Galaxy S4   Apple iPhone 5 


N/A $199.99 $399.99/$299.99/$199.99
Operating System Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 iOS 6
Size (inches) 5.45 x2.79 x 0.35 5.38 x 2.74 x 0.31 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30
CPU Speed 2.26GHz Quad core 1.9GHz Quad Core 1.3 GHz Dual-core
Display 5.2" 1920x1080px 5" 1920x1080px 4" 1136x640px
ROM 32GB/16GB 16GB (Expandable Adds 64GB) 64GB/32GB/16GB
Camera Rear 13.0MP/Front 2.1MP Rear 13.0MP/Front 2.0 MP Rear 8.0MP/Front 1.2MP

 Sources: LG, Samsung, Apple



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