- Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-Core 2.26GHz CPU
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB Internal Memory
- 5.2" 1080p IPS Display w/ 13MP Camera
- 3000mAh Battery
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (upgradeable)
Editor's Notes & Price Research
This beats our previous Front Page Deal recently with 72-thumbs-up. - brisar
Previous front-page deal w/ wiki on rooting and ROMs:
Does this work on Cricket/AT&T?
Does this work on Straightalk/Net10?
Straighttalk and Net10 both sell two types of sim cards. One that uses T-mobile, and one that uses AT&T. s If you have an AT&T sim, it'll work perfectly. If you have a T-mobile sim, it'll mostly work - see the next question.
Does this work on T-mobile?
For the most part, but not as well as the T-mobile version (D801) of this phone. 1.) Wi-fi calling won't work, and 2.) It lacks one of the 3G bands that T-mobile uses, though it has all the LTE bands.
You can't do anything about the missing 3G band.
If you're OK sticking to stock, you can (maybe) flash a modified version of the D801 ROM to this phone (D800). http://forum.xda-developers.com/a...i-t2819587
Honestly though - if you're not certain, then I suggest you just buy a proper phone for T-mobile.
Does this work on Verizon/Sprint/Total Wireless/Page Plus?
No, sorry - it's not a CDMA phone.
Is there a warranty?
There should be a 15 month warranty from date of manufacturer, provided by LG. When was it manufactured? Who knows. I bought mine a month ago, and its warranty ends at the very end of this year. I probably wouldn't count on the warranty in any case. It's a $189 phone, are you really going to mail it in and wait around for weeks on the warranty claim?
What's a good case?
This is the most commonly recommended one: http://www.amazon.com/Diztronic-M...onic+lg+g2
This one is also great quality, and comes in additional colors (various colors have various prices): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...UTF8&psc=1
Ballistic makes a great protective case, cheaper and nicer than Otterbox IMHO $20: http://www.amazon.com/Ballistic-S...llistic+g2
Obviously for more protection, you'd want a bigger/thicker case. Check Amazon...
Is there lollipop for it?
Official update - not yet, it's suppose to come out in the next 3 months. You can flash third party lollipop ROMs for it, if you really want to.
What's a good ROM for this?
Many options, but CloudyG2 is probably the most popular. It's an optimized version of the LG G3 ROM. So, you get the updated interface of the G3. It's also is based on the stock ROM, so there's no sacrifice to battery life or camera quality that non-stock ROMs cause. - there' s a pretty good guide to rooting/installing a custom recovery/flashing CloudyG2, here: http://www.reddit.com/r/lgg2/comm...r_rootin
How do I root?
See the link to the above question - but yeah, just download Stumproot, and run that.
Is this a good phone?
Short answer: Yes, very. It was a flagship when it came out (1.5 years ago). If you flash something like CloudyG2, it becomes comparable to a Galaxy S5. It's a steal at this price, and compares well to a OnePlus One
The dreaded echo issue with Lg G2:
I bought this phone when it went last on sale through the same seller but I paid 210 for it. It is the ATT D800 model and I have been using it for the past 2-3 weeks. People I called mentioned everytime (all kinds of calls: normal, domestic/international and hangouts/skype etc) that they heard a echo of their voice when they talk. This was irritating and it happens if you use it on speaker and normal handset mode. Did not happen with bluetooth headset though. I tried all kinds of things, looked up forums where people keep discussing this and no solution. I am using the original stock rom and android version is kitkat. I changed my sim card (using H2o wireless as some forums said defective sim might cause this) and I even reset my phone to factory but this was still happenning. Finally I disabled google voice access on "any screen option" and wow it works just like normal now with no echo. Have tested it multiple times and wanted to share with you guys as I am sure some of you will/have encounter this.