The LG G2 was announced at an event in New York at the very beginning of August and when we met with LG to get a hands-on with the new super phone they advised that Optus would launch the phone in October/November.

The press release from the launch of the new 4G Plus network this morning revealed this one line throwaway :

The LG G2 will be out in November

While we still don’t have any details on the pricing or plans apart from the outright price of $699, or a release date – we’ve requested more information – at least we can let October pass by without expecting the phone to arrive then.

Instead we can all concentrate on the upcoming Nexus 5 which seems almost assuredly based on the LG G2 according to recent leaks, the major difference of course will be the Nexus 5 will launch with Android 4.4 and be announced in October followed by a November launch if the last two Nexus launches are anything to go by. LG G2 or Nexus 5, which will you be more inclined to purchase?

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  • andrew

    Will the new Android 4.4 Kitty-Kat really be significantly better than the current Jelly Bean? Android purists will feed off whatever Google ‘gives’ them, the trade-off being greater access to your personal information over less invasive HTC, Samsung & LG incarnations of Android. A very heavily cost subsidised handset in the Nexus 5 (rumoured to be around the $399 mark) that could possibly have an additional 1GB of ram over the G2 but be similar in every other way. In my experience there is a big difference between 1GB and 2GB of ram, but will 3GB be of any benefit particularly in such compact vertically integrated device? As a high end smartphone, the Nexus 5 could be the ideal candidate that Linux Ubuntu enthusiasts are seeking. I really like what I have seen about the LG, a World beating overall package that is also the right physical size. To answer the original question.’Which would you buy’? I want both.

  • Greg

    What an absurd question.

  • Satwik Kamatmehbro

    nexus 5. yes.