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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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> 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 read

and there's an s600 one coming out aswell

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  • 2013-09-16 21:55
  • 3HUB

if its nokia lumia 1020 .... all the department belongs to samsung s4... especially the camera1 also .. lol :D

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  • 2013-09-16 21:54
  • 3YHC

> In reply to bauboni @ 2013-09-16 20:57 from P6x5 - click to readSurely you don't used s3 and s4 super amoled screens. S4 super amoled screen superb with Adobe rgb mode.Reviews shows that g2 has a cold colour tone and htc one is warm .Amoled screens don't have dead pixel problem like lcd.IPS or super lcd , it is just a lcd , you live with that .we don't need your advice. S4 is far better than g2.

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  • 2013-09-16 21:30
  • t1$G

> In reply to trollstjerne @ 2013-09-16 20:53 from pj8u - click to readduring full screen video playback,buttons disappear

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  • 2013-09-16 21:28
  • 7q9y

you are peeping and creeping through my hall
you got your ..big ears glued down to my wall

you got no trouble, my squabble grew
something bad's gonna happen to you

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  • 2013-09-16 21:21
  • SHpv

> In reply to trollstjerne @ 2013-09-16 20:53 from pj8u - click to readI would have preferred if Samsung do away with the physical home button for a capacity touch button. But you are right, for a phone i really think they should not on screen button, it takes away so much screen space and if manufacturer has to accommodate for it, that would mean either reduced screen size or make a bigger phone.

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  • 2013-09-16 21:18
  • IWQI

The worst draw backs for G2 are:
* No expendable storage.
* No replaceable battery
* That camera button on the back just ruined the beautiful design of this beautiful monster.

The worst draw backs of S4 are:
* Design and final touch doesn't feel premium for a flagship device
* So many variants removed the premium feeling of a flagship
* Continuous disappointment to customers who bought S600(I9500) and SOcta(I9505) thinking it's the best spec smartphone to date but later-on found out after a month that their beloved company just cheated them and thrown out a more powerful variant that the old customers feel out-dated now.
* Phone should be made while keeping A-Grade polycarbonate in mind so to avoid damages.

In my opinion. I will go for LG G2 because of being more powerful, attractive and "just a single device" so I don't have to worry about it like S4 users.

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  • 2013-09-16 21:16
  • sSP9

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