The LG G2 is a powerhouse Android phone with a long battery life, a roomy 5.2-inch display and handy software features for business users. Those features make the phone, which launched in September, a good pick for business users in the market for a new smartphone this holiday season.
Here’s a quick look at three features that make the LG G2 is a solid smartphone for business.
1. Multitasking software
LG is one of the few smartphone makers packing in true multitasking functionality. The G2 "QSlide" function lets you open multiple apps on the home screen in separate windows. That's a plus for business users who need to juggle tasks such as responding to email while conducting research in a Web browser. It's similar to the Multi Window view available on Samsung handsets like the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, which displays two apps in a side-by-side view.
With QSlide, users can resize the app windows, drag them around on the screen, and tweak their transparency. You can even minimize a QSlide app by dragging the window to the side of the screen. After that the app will appear as an icon that stays pinned to your screen even when you open another app; just tap the icon to reopen it. This functionality makes it simpler to transition between tasks on a small smartphone screen.
2. High-end hardware
What good are multitasking features if your smartphone isn't speedy enough to handle them? The G2's quad-core processor is up to the task, so users can launch apps and surf the Web in a hurry. There are a few tradeoffs, such as a display that is sharp but can't match top-tier competitors in brightness, color accuracy or viewing angles. The phone's most unusual characteristic might also take some getting used to: The power button and volume rocker are located on the back of the handset, instead of along its edge.
3. Battery life
Thanks to its beefy battery, the G2 is a good pick for business users who rely on their smartphone continuously throughout the day. It remains one of the longest-lasting smartphones on the market, lasting between 9 and 11 hours in tests that include continuous Web surfing. With moderate use, the G2 should easily keep going till bed time. As smartphone displays get bigger and processors get faster, that kind of battery life is hard to find – especially on a device this slim.