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


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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  • Doh! - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - link

    Yup, my brother just bought this phone in Korea. It has both the microSD slot (upto 64 GB) and a replaceable battery (2610 mAh).
  • UpSpin - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - link

    or in the US are some expensive license fees for SD-Cards (HALA, https://www.sdcard.org/developers/licensing/) and stupid patents on removable batteries, which are less in other regions or non-existent at all.
  • skiboysteve - Saturday, September 7, 2013 - link

    wow the EIS is surprisingly good! Better than OIS for some. However I won't buy a new device without OIS... The non blurry photos without having to be perfectly still is amazing
  • greywolf0 - Saturday, September 7, 2013 - link

    TherThere's something wrong with your OIS test for the Lumia 1020. It is way too jittery.
  • Novulux - Saturday, September 7, 2013 - link

    I am about ready for a new phone, and frankly, I'm having a hard time deciding between the LG G2, Xperia Z1, and the Xiaomi MI3. :O
  • abrahavt - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - link

    I am in the same boat. Waiting for the Nexus 5 before deciding.
  • PC Perv - Saturday, September 7, 2013 - link

    I am usually critical of AT's smartphone coverage but for this one I have nothing much to fault for. Thank you for thorough review. oh and I don't think 3D Mark is a legitimate benchmark. I think AT can do away with it.
  • wanderer000 - Saturday, September 7, 2013 - link

    Holy crap, the image stabilization on the Moto X is amazing......Just wish it had the image quality of the Lumia 1020 :/
  • madwolfa - Saturday, September 7, 2013 - link

    GLBenchmark has always favored Apple devices heavily. I don't understand why is it still included in the tests?
  • Spunjji - Monday, September 9, 2013 - link

    If that bias also reflects developer bias then it's relevant.

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