For reasons that pertain to the specifics of their home market, both Samsung and LG offer distinct versions of their flagships in South Korea. And sometimes, like in the case of the LG G2, there are significant differences between the Korean version and the models that are sold internationally.
The biggest difference between the Korean and the international version of the LG G2 is the presence on the former of two sought after features – a removable battery and a microSD card slot.
The international version of the LG G2 does have an advantage to make up for the non-user-replaceable energy unit – at 3000 mAh, the battery is 390 mAh bigger than the Korean counterpart’s. We reckon that the difference is due to the stacked battery design that LG touted during the LG launch press event.
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this version is much better than the international version.
additional battery + battery charger is so comfortable. but somehow no one wants to compete with samsung.
The thing is this is bullshit…if they HAVE to make it that way for the korean version then they can make it that way for the international and carrier versions
I still have no idea why they differ those important feature between korean & international version. price factor ? or other pressure ?
personally I think phones with sdcard & removable battery are more versatile, more suited for int’l version than select market.
Pressure from US carriers (gouging subscribers on mobile bandwidth cost), and curtaining the market for unofficial accessories (mostly batteries, cosmetic extensions like covers are fine).
If you they can have a SD card slot and removable batteries for the Korean market then they should at least have a developer edition with those who specs included. About time we start boycotting some of these devices that sell us short on crucial specs.
Fortunately, I don’t buy LG.
For complete information about LG G2
Watch the video review : >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKuDLb3SNvk
yes thats my next mobile :)
Is this Korean model compatible on any US 4G carriers?
english version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjZrUVB76xU
english quick review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivoGY9EhKKY
-spoiler alert – he isn’t impressed with the build quality or design.
This is the reason I cannot BUY this phone EVEN it have better performance than S4 because that is THE two most important feature when I am CONSIDERING to buy my new phone!
So to all manufacturers that still insist to WRAPPING the battery , you may keep your phone YOURSELF !!!
SHAME ON YOU LG FOR NOT GIVEN THE GLOBAL CUSTOMERS A CHOICE !!!!!