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 36 to 72 hours 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 21 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