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LG G2 South Korea Variant Features MicroSD Slot and Removable Battery

LG G2 smartphone was announced last week and it will be available worldwide, but it seems like the South Korean variant is different as it packs a MicroSD slot and a removable battery. Such things aren’t present on the US variant of the LG G2 and now we can’t help but wonder if such customized G2 phone will be sold in another country.

Before the official launch of the LG G2 there were numerous rumors stating that the International variant of LG G2 will come with an external SDcard slot and that it will also have a removable battery, but when the official announcement was made we got a different device that didn’t feature such things. The battery of the International / US variant of LG G2 is non-removable and the back cover is sealed with no chance of adding any microSD cards. There is no official word on the availability of a similar modified device for other countries, but we sure hope that LG will decide to offer more info soon.

LG G2 Korea model also comes with a smaller battery with a 2610 mAh capacity compared to the 3000 mAh battery packed on the US G2 version. There aren’t any other major differences between these two phones. Both of them will pack the same 5.2-inch ful HD IPS LCD display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 32GB internal storage, 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB RAM, 13 MP back-facing camera, 2.1 front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, LTE and LTE-Advanced technology and the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean as default OS.

LG G2 will be released soon and it should receive the official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean until the end of this year. So, do you think that LG should have released the US model with the same specs as the Korean one or, is it better to buy a device that packs a bigger battery for a better battery life without you being able to expand the storage space?

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  • Chris Savage

    I don’t understand not giving the option for a removable battery and a ext. SD card. It moves it away from competition with the S4 (which does) and makes it compete HTC One instead. Business users that are mobile won’t buy a phone that doesn’t have a removable battery. A removable battery and a ext. SD slot is a huge benefit to buying android as opposed to an iPhone. Corporations are really dumb sometimes. I can’t buy a phone without a removable battery.

  • Hampton

    Very disappointed as the US (non-Korean) version does not have SD slots or access to the battery for backups or replacements. The Korean version has BOTH features. This omission will make the phones nearly worthless when it is time to update them in a couple of years. Who would buy a used G2 or keep it over 2 years knowing the battery must be factory replaced (approx $200) compared to other used phones where we can simply buy a new battery? Think of the these phones in a landfill due to the battery issue. Also, most of the features of the phone use memory so users will need to take caution when shooting videos or taking photos on vacations or outings. Especially if they already use their phone for keeping music, videos and photos. We should not have to worry about transferring photos or videos from our phones just because of limited space with memory so cheap. SD slots could make the phone’s own internal memory available to be used for more Apps and the OS and make the phones so much more user friendly. Could this memory limitation be to force us to use the CLOUD?? Do you trust your info stored in a hard to reach Cloud owned by who knows?? Android is supposed to be an open sourced platform for users not wanting to be pent up like Apple, so why limit the Android American public like this?

  • Terry

    I don’t understand the logic behind this lack of options in international model.The only thing I can think of is that its Google pushing its cloud service to end users. Like iPhone. Quite disappointing but its shaping as trend in international market. Let’s see what they offer in the UK model of lg g2.