We just got some hands-on with the LG's new flagship, the G2. It's a phone that has everything going for it, except for the using it part.
For starters, the G2 feels very thin and light, comparable with the Samsung Galaxy S4. The two phones even look alike—much to Samsung's chagrin, we're sure. They both have that same plasticky back, and they're pretty close in size, with the G2 being a little bigger, but to be fair, its screen is 0.2 inches larger, too. It's best to think of the G2 as a compromise between the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note II, if those were two screen sizes you were for some reason trying to reconcile.
Speaking of the screen: It's big, bright, and colorful, though it isn't quite as bright as the HTC One, and blacks weren't as dark as they are on the Galaxy S4. It seemed to stand up to sunlight just fine. It's good in the way that you won't be overly happy or sad with it. It's just there.
At least LG opted to go with Android's standard on screen buttons. Just kidding! The G2 includes the Home and Back buttons from stock Android, but adds an onscreen menu button instead of a button for multitasking. This seems unnecessary, but who knows, maybe we'll end up liking it in extended testing. You access multitasking by long-pressing the home button. How do you access Google Now, one of Android's most compelling features? We still don't know.