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Wannabe Geek


  # 1012062 24-Mar-2014 21:03
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Hi, I have a G2 that I brought from Expert Infotech and love it.

I was wondering if anyone knows if it will receive the Kitkat update in NZ as it is an import from Hong Kong or will I need to flash the Hong Kong firmware?

I emailed LG NZ and their reply was i would need to update from the HK website, but I think that is wrong/not possible.

Also I brought a Iloome flex glass screen protector and I feel it is just a little bit smaller than it should be. It looks as though it needs to be 1mm each side bigger and slightly taller too.
I read they made them too big to begin with and they peeled off, but think they went slightly too small when the revised them.

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  # 1012124 24-Mar-2014 23:23
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HDtracer: Hi, I have a G2 that I brought from Expert Infotech and love it.

I was wondering if anyone knows if it will receive the Kitkat update in NZ as it is an import from Hong Kong or will I need to flash the Hong Kong firmware?

I emailed LG NZ and their reply was i would need to update from the HK website, but I think that is wrong/not possible.

Also I brought a Iloome flex glass screen protector and I feel it is just a little bit smaller than it should be. It looks as though it needs to be 1mm each side bigger and slightly taller too.
I read they made them too big to begin with and they peeled off, but think they went slightly too small when the revised them.


Yes, you will receive the update whenever it is released for the specific carrier/non-carrier version that you have - provided that you haven't installed a custom recovery.

Screen protectors don't work very well on the G2 due to the way the screen is slightly curved/chamfered at the edges.  Screen protectors that extend edge to edge have issues with bubbles forming between the edge of the screen protector and the chamfered edge of the screen - hence most have been cut deliberately 2-3mm smaller than the screen size.  I've been going without a screen protector since I got the device in December and it's been fine, for what it's worth.

 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 1014474 28-Mar-2014 11:23
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HDtracer: Hi, I have a G2 that I brought from Expert Infotech and love it.

I was wondering if anyone knows if it will receive the Kitkat update in NZ as it is an import from Hong Kong or will I need to flash the Hong Kong firmware?

I emailed LG NZ and their reply was i would need to update from the HK website, but I think that is wrong/not possible.

Also I brought a Iloome flex glass screen protector and I feel it is just a little bit smaller than it should be. It looks as though it needs to be 1mm each side bigger and slightly taller too.
I read they made them too big to begin with and they peeled off, but think they went slightly too small when the revised them.


Expert Infotech currently running a sale on this one and am seriously considering buying this, just wondering how is your experience with the store and still recommend the phone ? Thanks.

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Geek


  # 1014653 28-Mar-2014 15:06
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Expert Infotech give good service and stock the phones locally in Auckland.  I have got a few of them over the years all no problems.

G2 is a pretty sweet phone too but still waiting for kitkat.


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Geek


  # 1014656 28-Mar-2014 15:14
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yup second that. usually pretty good - bought a number of phones off them in the past.

having had a Nexus 5 recently, glad i 'downgraded' to LG G2.. mean phone especially the battery life, decent screen. like the comment above said waiting for kitkat though.. and it'll be sorted :D

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1014663 28-Mar-2014 15:31
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dpresha9: yup second that. usually pretty good - bought a number of phones off them in the past.

having had a Nexus 5 recently, glad i 'downgraded' to LG G2.. mean phone especially the battery life, decent screen. like the comment above said waiting for kitkat though.. and it'll be sorted :D

Thank you guys, but couldn't decide between white & black :)

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Wannabe Geek


  # 1014735 28-Mar-2014 16:58
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Wow that is a good price, go for it.  I cant recommend this phone enough.
Think I paid around $650 only a couple of weeks ago.

My wife has the Galaxy S4 and thinks the G2 is a better phone with better features. The Q slide feature is awesome.
The S4 seems to take a better low light photo when both are set on auto/normal mode, G2 is better if you mess around with the settings a bit, but both are pretty good cameras.

On another note, why do people get so hung up about Samsung/LG/HTC etc software vs Vanilla Android? I had a play with a Nexus 5 before I purchased the G2 and it has no features like Q slide, multi window etc that are actually super useful.

 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 1014740 28-Mar-2014 17:12
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HDtracer: Wow that is a good price, go for it.  I cant recommend this phone enough.
Think I paid around $650 only a couple of weeks ago.

My wife has the Galaxy S4 and thinks the G2 is a better phone with better features. The Q slide feature is awesome.
The S4 seems to take a better low light photo when both are set on auto/normal mode, G2 is better if you mess around with the settings a bit, but both are pretty good cameras.

On another note, why do people get so hung up about Samsung/LG/HTC etc software vs Vanilla Android? I had a play with a Nexus 5 before I purchased the G2 and it has no features like Q slide, multi window etc that are actually super useful.

thanks mate ,much appreciated.

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Uber Geek


  # 1015000 29-Mar-2014 12:05
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Get the White. The black is a finger print magnet because of it's shinny case.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1017293 2-Apr-2014 15:51
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Kopkiwi: Get the White. The black is a finger print magnet because of it's shinny case.

thanks mate, thats what i ordered. cant wait to try it out ...

BTW how is call reception ?, i was reading somewhere its not that good! thanks.

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Wannabe Geek


  # 1017371 2-Apr-2014 16:59
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Its really good on the Vodafone network.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1017375 2-Apr-2014 17:05
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HDtracer: Its really good on the Vodafone network.

Thanks. I am on 2degrees, will see how it goes. its too late anyway , order must be on its way

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1017678 3-Apr-2014 09:32
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Guys
can you comment on camera performance/quality please ? looking at the specs, with OIS, i hoped it would be better than my current S3 but looking at some user reviews seems its not the case especially indoors! I take lot of pics of my kids indoors and camera very important to me.

expert infotech haven't shipped my phone yet so probably i still have time to change order ,may be note3.
Thanks for your quick reply

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Wannabe Geek


  # 1017715 3-Apr-2014 10:43
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Would have to say indoor low light shots on normal and Intelligent auto mode, with or without the flash are rubbish. They are way too dark.

The galaxy S4 does a heaps better job with its auto setting and low light.

However play around with the different settings and the photos do come out really good. Night and HDR modes without the flash seem give a good looking photo for low light/artificial light.

Photos with reasonable light come out really well, good colour and nice and sharp.

OIS seems to work ok, probably not going to steady your shaking hand after a big night out though haha. I seem to take a lot less blurry photos than my wife does with her S4

In general I feel its one of the best cameras on a phone out there, just dont rely on the auto modes to automatically take a good photo.


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  # 1017721 3-Apr-2014 10:46
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HDtracer: In general I feel its one of the best cameras on a phone out there, just dont rely on the auto modes to automatically take a good photo.



agree. the standard/auto settings are average.. but the UI comes with some pretty nifty features which are over stock android (and better than what was available in Nexus 5). Play around with these settings, and you can get very decent shots coming through :)

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