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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  • Impulses - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - link

    In addition to some of the headphone jack and audio performance someone asked about, a note on speakerphone volume would be nice. I don't think the review even mentioned where it's located (though I'm guessing it's on the bottom edge from the pics I remember glancing at, I wish there wasn't so much click thru required to browse those on mobile btw).
  • Gondalf - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - link

    Yes this is a mini review but the battery life benches are pointless. Obviously with a 3Ah battery the Web Browsing result and talk time are very good, considering that the soc is mostly idle or at low clock speeds. No mention about battery life under gaming or other serious usages...this is a pity because the worst defect of these superphones is the very low battery life under stress.
    I think that Anandtech must to discover the bad side of a device, not only show the points in favor. I have the suspect LG has made an agreement with this web site.
    Anyway a so power hungry Soc in a phone is a nonsense that can give many reliability issues to the customers.
    Bad review this time, so sorry
  • Krysto - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - link

    That's a good point. I guess the only one that comes close to "real world usage" is the browsing one. Even the video one is not that accurate since it will mainly use the GPU or video accelerator, and you're not going to do video on your phone all the time anyway.
  • tuxRoller - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Yeah, AT clearly has taken the monies from LG to promote their products.
    From know on it's going to be 24/7 LG!
  • coachingjoy - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - link

    With a desktop I would think a 2560x1440 display would be warranted.
    It makes a desktop worthwhile.
    I mean, why not use a phone/notebook/laptop instead?
  • coachingjoy - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - link

    ha, my bad. wrong thread.
  • Krysto - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - link

    Shocking how good Moto X's EIS was. I wonder if they're using the same stabilization algorithms as the ones Youtube implemented a while ago. It does seem to be about as amazing as that one.

    Lumia 1020 was definitely the worst. It was jittery through and through.

    The order from best to worst was like this

    #1 Moto X (virtually perfect)

    #2 Lumia 925 (quite smooth, but with some "movements")

    #3 HTC One (a little more of those "movements")

    #4 LG G2 (not bad, but jittery from time to time)

    #5 Galaxy S4 (meh, pretty bad, its EIS doesn't help much)

    #6 Lumia 1020 (terrible, almost as if it had no stabilization)
  • AbbyYen - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - link

    is it because MOTO X use dual core 320 so it fare so well compare to 330?
  • ArmedandDangerous - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - link

    The HTC One with the newer HBOOT 1.54 has QuickCharge enabled, so it's very much faster than it was at launch now :)
  • Davidjan - Monday, September 9, 2013 - link

    Still does not it support OTG? Don't know why it disables power supply for OTG in some module of smartphone like Nexus 4, LG G. If it enable power supply, then can easily extend storage with this mini reader: http://goo.gl/U6IyY

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