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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG G2: Neighbor squabble

16 September 2013 | Read the review | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG G2: Neighbor squabble - read the full textThe Samsung Galaxy S4 is the Android flagship to beat based on sheer sales, but the LG G2 one ups it in just about every way possible. Two South Korean neighbors and bitter rivals are once again standing in each other’s way, and for us, users, choosing a...

 

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I'm more interested in Exynos' stability since it's fabbed by Samsung than Snapdragon on TSMC. The Snapdragon S4 Pro in my Nexus 7 (2013) heats up more and tends to close app on demanding games like Modern Combat 3.

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  • 2013-09-17 02:53
  • kQx1

> In reply to [deleted post]lg g2 is competitor for s4,for now,launching late doesn't mean their not on same class,lg hold back for g2 for 2013 flagship,besides,xperia z1 and ip5s not available on market yet.

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  • 2013-09-17 02:53
  • sF%t

> In reply to Gelvin @ 2013-09-16 21:16 from sSP9 - click to readFeel cheated? S4 released somewhere in April. Now it's September and I don't see any more powerful variant available at any stores now. The snapdragon 800 version is only for Korea. So I don't see your point there but nice try though. By the way the octa is GT-i9500.

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  • 2013-09-17 02:45
  • vV5G

Hmmm, i think gsmarena should write reviews about Xperia Z1 vs LG G2 vs S4(S800).. Same phone class, same processor.. It will be exciting..

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  • 2013-09-17 02:26
  • Kg6y

Wow - all that power and no where to go but to drive the operating system. I will wait for the LG Z100, or the Samsung Universe S100, but I am worried both will do not much more that an original iPhone. Opps, that is my candy bar Nokia mobile phone calling me. It works. Ar back again. To me these devices do not deliver the great leap forward in usability as did the S2 or iPhone 4 when they came out. These mobiles are like dragsters with no wheels. I can appreciate the work of their engineers, remarkable, but I have no need to buy one. Actually I use a Blackberry Z10 which does the secure job, and a top of the range Sony Notebook which a mobile phone will never be able to replace in business.

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  • 2013-09-17 02:05
  • uEBD

I prefer ips lcd over amoded display.

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  • 2013-09-17 01:34
  • t7sx

> In reply to Viski @ 2013-09-16 20:59 from gC7{ - click to readI9502 is Dual Sim S4.

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  • 2013-09-17 00:42
  • PQ9k

I don't think there's even a 16GB version sold here in thailand.

It's 32GB for 19,900 baht, which is a lot cheaper than a 16GB S4. So I'm not sure what GSMarena is talking about.

Also the Note 3 here is the Octa Core crap variety which gets no LTE, while the cheaper G2 has LTE.

The extra 0.2" comes in handy when you have on screen buttons. Much better than a 4.7" Nexus with on screen buttons. The G2 at least gives you a solid 5".

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  • 2013-09-17 00:40
  • YQvg

I still choose IPS over amoled any day. The on screen buttons killed it though.

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  • 2013-09-17 00:16
  • qicr

> In reply to Bunyip22 @ 2013-09-17 00:01 from Xr1Y - click to readNot S5, he said 5S. That's the new iPhone, strange you haven't heard about it.

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  • 2013-09-17 00:07
  • Kg$J

> In reply to [deleted post]They can only compare what has been released... the S5 will still be 6 months away.

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  • 2013-09-17 00:01
  • Xr1Y

I love the look of the G2 but would never buy it with just 32GB of storage when the S4 has up to 128GB.

That said, neither of these come close to my next phone.... the Note 3 :-)

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  • 2013-09-16 23:58
  • Xr1Y

I still choose IPS over amoled any day. The on screen buttons killed it though.

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  • 2013-09-16 23:40
  • qicr

I love camera comparisons done like this (day, night, best, worst...). Great job GSMArena, I hope there will be more like this!

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  • 2013-09-16 23:10
  • akvt

lg al the way .. but s4 is great too

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  • 2013-09-16 22:56
  • nxk6

Korean international version has card slot and replaceable battery, checkmate s4

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  • 2013-09-16 22:40
  • LBE6

You are forgetting that the korean version of LG G2 has a microSD slot

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  • 2013-09-16 22:22
  • p4Nb

Is that a final software version of your LG G2?

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  • 2013-09-16 22:15
  • 0mqE

"With great battery life, the one potential hurdle the G2 faces in the coming years is the limited storage if you go for the 16GB version."

The battery life degrades with every charging cycle. In a year it might not be so great anymore. And since you can't replace it without dismantling the phone...

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  • 2013-09-16 21:56
  • niyy

> In reply to Viski @ 2013-09-16 20:59 from gC7{ - click to readhttp://www.gsmarena.com/samsun..._s4-5420.php

and there's an s600 one coming out aswell

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  • 2013-09-16 21:55
  • 3HUB

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