In the last few years, we’ve begun to see technology arms races like never before! Leading brands in technology have always competed with one another, but never has it been so fierce, so constant, and so public as it is now. Just consider some of these developments from the past year or two:
- The clearest example is the Samsung vs. Apple battle for supremacy in the smartphone and tablet market, This year, the main battle is between the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5S. But rest assured, new products will take center stage in less than a year’s time!
- In cloud computing – one of the hottest concepts in tech development – the battle is raging between the likes of Dropbox, Google Drive, Box.net, and many other players. Even Sharefile, once something of a niche cloud and file sharing provider for business environments, has moved into a more prominent place in the market, offering enterprise-level cloud solutions to intensify the competition.
- This holiday season we’ll see nothing short of a retail war in gaming as well, as the Sony Playstation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One vie for supremacy in the newly established “next-generation” gaming market.
You get the idea. Any new tech product with the brand name or the technological capability to compete causes something of a sensation. And this year, we saw something of a surprise example, getting back to the smartphone market, when LG released by far its most impressive smartphone to date – the LG G2.
LG is seen by many as something along the lines of Samsung’s lesser sibling, and it’s true that the company certainly doesn’t have the power of Samsung or Apple in the smartphone market. However, the G2 – equipped with the outstanding Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor – has the potential to shift LG’s status a bit, as it delivers a performance to rival iPhone and Galaxy series devices.
So what makes the LG G2 so impressive? Well, the aforementioned processor, as noted by Hot Hardware, offers more raw power than just about every other Android phone on the market, delivering a crisp, fast experience. However, the G2 is also a sleek, attractive, and inventive device that offers just the sort of fun perks people look for when switching smartphones. Here are a few of the more noticeable features:
- Rear Controls – Buttons on the back panel of the phone control volume and picture taking, making adjusting volume during calls, and taking “selfie” photos easier.
- Superb Battery – The 3000 mAh battery within the G2 makes for an impressively long-lasting battery.
- Adequate Camera – The 13 MP camera is plenty for amateur photographers to get by on. It won’t set the G2 apart, but it won’t hold it back.
- Audio Zoom – This fun feature is like photo zoom, with sound. You can “zoom” in on a source when recording, which is great for clarity when making amateur videos.
It’s a very impressive effort from LG – a player many thought was effectively out of the game in smartphones. The phone has a sleek design and a few fun features to keep it interesting. But it’s the Snapdragon processor that is really turning heads, and could start to give Samsung a run for its money in the Android market. The tech arms race continues!
[Written By: Steven Jumper]