I finally decided to go for the LG G2.
Being on HTC for the past 3 years, the choice I made pulled me out of my comfort zone. I admit that I’m terribly missing my HTC One, and still regretting that I could’ve been more attentive to prevent it from being stolen. However picking the G2 as replacement, is more practical rather than getting another One. For almost the same price, I got a higher speced phone with longer battery life. In addition, LG has better productivity features (on paper), which is the number one reason why I need a smart phone.
Honestly, I’m still reading forums, comments, poll, etc. About LG G2 vs HTC One to justify if I made the right decision.
As of now I am loving the screen, and getting used to the keys at the back. When it comes to the UI, I prefer the simplicity of the Sense 5.5. Though I think the Optimus UI has more practical uses.
The battery is great, but not out of this world like what I saw in Google+ communities hitting 30 hour batt life. I’m above heavy user, working on my phone like its a computer, so I’m more than happy if it can go through the whole day without charging - So far G2 hasn’t failed me on that area. On 7 hour standby time with moderate to heavy use, plus wifi/mobile network always on.. personal record is 20.55 hours with 11% left. Pretty good I shall say..
With regards to the camera, there are visual difference between the 13mp and 4 ultra pixels, being the former leading the race. However Zoe is Zoe. There’s no substitute in capturing short sweet moments like how Zoe does it. Though G2 has an out of the box video editor which lets you create videos from the stuff inside the gallery, it isn’t anything like Zoe.
For the build quality, hands down HTC One when they’re naked. Credit to HTC for the aluminum body, and LG for putting a massive screen and battery in such compact device.
I got the 32gb G2 which is just the same storage size with my One, however the One gives you free 25gb on Dropbox and another 25gb on Google Drive. (Hope I got the numbers right). In addition to those freebies, HTC gives full version of Polaris Office 5 while LG gives the Viewer version only.
HTC’s Blinkfeed and Boomsound are all neat features which I totally enjoyed. But I can live with the alternatives on my G2:
Blinkfeed: Flipboard and/or Feedly.
I’m still in the process of getting to know LG, and getting used to the Optimus UI. HTC is home, and I hope that LG will be a home away from home.
»What I miss about HTC One:
> Simplicity of Sense UI
> When she’s naked
»What I’m loving about the LG G2 so far:
> Screen size
> Productive features
> Image quality
You’re probably wondering, “What am I looking at?” Let me tell you.
With 8.3 seconds left in the game, and the Lakers holding a 2-point lead, Jodie Meeks readied himself to take the second of two free throws. Then this happened.
The Brooklyn Nets had no timeouts left. So Kidd had his point guard bump him, so he could spill a drink, so the refs would take an official timeout, so the ball boys would clean the court.
I happened to be at the game tonight, and just so happened to see the moment as it happened. I was on the other side of the court, but immediately yelled:
Me: “He did that on purpose.”
Guy in Front of Me: “Who did what?”
Me: “Jason Kidd had that guy bump him.”
Guy in Front of Me: “How do you know?”
Me: “When was the last time you saw an NBA coach drinking a Diet Coke with ice on the court?”
Little did I know, cameras caught Kidd red-handed. I mean, it was cartoonish live. Ice cubes slid out five feet onto the court. Watch the full TV broadcast here.
I immediately assumed Kidd did it to ice Meeks between free throws, and tweeted as much. Turns out one of Kidd’s assistants drew up a last second shot for Brooklyn, which fell short (perhaps because Steve Blake was listening in).
I see absolutely nothing wrong with this. I actually think it’s pretty cagey. Jason Kidd’s done this type of thing before, as a player, running into Mike Woodson to draw a technical foul [WATCH].
This all affirms my long held belief that the NBA is the funniest professional sports league, by far and away.
Proverbs 3:27 NIV
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.
A habit is like a cable: we weave a thread of it everyday, and at last we cannot break it - so we must form good, positive, and productive habits. - Horace Mann #quotes
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. - Muhammed Ali #quote
An optimist expects his dreams to come true. A pessimist expects his nightmares to come true. #Quote #attitude
Our mind is the most valuable possession that we have. The quality of our lives is, and will be, a reflection of how well we develop, train, and utilize this precious gift. - Brian Tracy