When the Android powered 5.2-inch LG G2 came out last month, it changed our perception of what an Android flagship phone should be. The LG G2 up'ed the ante in terms specifications and lowered the barrier in terms of price. Selling for just Php27,490 and available at zero interested deferred payment plans, the LG G2 undercut the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One in terms of price, by a good 10%.
At the same time, the LG G2 comes with the new Qualcomm S800 which is faster than the Qualcomm S600 on its Samsung and HTC contenders. The Qualcomm S800 also supports always-on voice monitoring, so it is not only faster but more forward looking. The 13 MP shooter on the LG G2 also has optical image stabilization. With this LG joins HTC and Nokia in this elite club.
Now LG has another coup. It is available on contract with Globe, free at Plan 1799 with a 24 month lock-in, again undercutting cost of ownership as against its rivals.
With the enough hardware to pound the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the ground, and unbeatable price and postpaid options, it looks like Samsung is facing the greatest threat to its Android domination.