The LG G2 is a brilliant phone, no doubt about that, however it does get overshadowed by most other devices for the simple reason that it is not outstanding in any field – not the size, not the specs, and not the camera. You can read more about our comparison of the LG G2 with rival devices in our Smartphone Shootout. Where it does manage to make its own mark is in the placement of the volume and power buttons.
Many users have reported intial awkwardness in the operation of these buttons, but after a few days, most of them got used to the placement. Many LG G2 buyers have also said that they prefer to use the ‘Knock-on’ feature to switch on the phone, rather than the power button itself. This action constitutes tapping the screen twice in quick succession and at the exact same place, and this turns on the screen.
Aside from that, LG has also packed in nifty tricks to launch apps, and these apps can be quickly accessed when the phone is switched off by holding down each of the volume buttons.
To quickly launch the camera, press and hold the ‘volume down’ button for about 2 to 3 seconds. And once the camera app is open, you can press volume-down (or volume-up, for that matter) to serve as a shutter button. An awkward shutter button, perhaps, but a shutter button all the same.
LG also had touted QuickMemo as an integral feature for note taking in the G2, hence it also gets its own quick launch button. All you have to do is simply press and hold the ‘volume up’ button for about 2 to 3 seconds.
It is to be noted, that these tricks only work when the screen is switched off. Also to be noted is that these tricks will not be available if you ever decide to flash a custom ROM onto your G2.
Do any of you have an LG G2, or plan to get one? If so, how often will you use this feature? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!