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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 Nick22 @ 2014-02-24 01:18 from 4Jad - click to readI went with the G2, but it was a more difficult choice because of the battery and memory issues. Not a big fan of Samsung's design language, but perhaps that's the tradeoff for expandable memory and battery life -- I was very disappointed to see the G2 only have these features in the home market.

But, ugh, the S5 has disappointed me from a design standpoint. The bezel is ridiculous compared to the G2.

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  • 2014-02-27 19:40
  • 0fxy

Its fairly amusing to think that despite being a pretty fair comparison of these flagship phones, the fanboys of either side begin to bash one another like angry butt-hurt teenagers.

The s4 was released before the g2 and it puts up a solid fight against it? I'm solely sold on replaceable batter and expandable storage.

Nothing else really matters as the AMOLED burn-in is complete BS overhyped hatred from LG fanboys and that LG COPIED Samsung are hardcore Samsung fanboys..

Get over yourselves.. S4 and G2 are a solid option either way, but I'd pick the S4 only because I like expandability and battery swapping (when the battery decides to finally give out )

Another note, AMOLED only has burn in if you press aggressively against it or leave your screen on for more than 3 hours on a single image... And having owned several AMOLED Phones, I haven't had any fail unless I had abused it myself.

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  • 2014-02-24 01:18
  • 4Jad

The g2 is a piece of crap, can't get 4g LTE at ALL! Can't even get 4g, phone stuck on 3g all the time. Havent seen 3g in almost 5 years! My roommate and I literally sit side by side on the couch and he has a strong 4g LTE signal and I can only get 3g! And he has a galaxy 3!!! Sprint says I'm in an area with the best 4g lte reception they offer and nothing wrong with the network or tower..doubt anything wrong with the phone because I am seeing so many ppl with the same prob with this phone after doing research online..sprint has no answer for me and a rep finally told me that the phone has the worst 4g signal of any phone out and that is why the phone is so cheap/free because they just want to get rid of this phone altogether..DO NOT GET THIS PHONE IF U HAVE SPRINT!!! (not sure how it behaves with other provider networks)

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  • 2014-02-07 08:02
  • jBud

LG G2 The best phone i used in my career.

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  • 2014-01-28 10:56
  • 3Yby

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-01-19 09:55 from 3G$6 - click to readThat....And the similarity they talk about are because both are LCD. So both show washy contrast, fake blacks, and semi similar color. But like you said the color balance itself is going to differ.

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  • 2014-01-20 00:06
  • 4QSR

> In reply to Optimus G @ 2013-10-02 17:39 from thYH - click to readThats so dumb your computer screen and a mobiles screen are alway going to be different unless you collaborate your screen to match your phones screen. You guys bang on about knowing what colour looks best but don't even know yourselves.

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  • 2014-01-19 09:55
  • 3G$6

> In reply to Your also a fanboy @ 2014-01-08 13:06 from v0qZ - click to readAnd to top that off even though I specifically pointed out I was not against the G2, only replied to your bashing and crap, never bashed, only shared facts, and these are the only comments you read....
And you say you read most of my comments and tired of me saying crap against the G2??? Are you high?
All my point originally ever was that as a packaged deal the S4 can still offer many advantages and has an S800 version to boot.
You're the one that got all hurt over it.

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  • 2014-01-14 12:16
  • 4QSR

> In reply to Your also a fanboy @ 2014-01-08 13:06 from v0qZ - click to readWow....It took you a long time to scribble that up didn't it?

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  • 2014-01-13 12:40
  • 4QSR

Samsung rules with galaxy s4 .Amazing screen and superb audio quality .

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  • 2014-01-11 20:23
  • rAQw

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-28 12:41 from 4QSR - click to readOkey tired of your blah blah blah, thingy! I really don't believe you saying that amoled had such a rare case of oled burn, Dafuq bro, are you blind? i had even experience to myself having a oled burn issue, that was crap thing! making my display yellowish! my sister even experience a black color spill on the screen, it can be seen when your in a dark places, it's ugly! Ahhmmm there are even lots of problems and issues reported to S4 regarding on hardware lots lots lots of it! but on g2 only few but majority are haters who are trying to talk sh*t like (not expandable memory it suck, plastic body, over saturated display) a bunch of like that Dafuq! and even s4's gimmicky features such as scrolling thing that doesn't even work properly e__e. people always say that yeah my s4 is just super cool coz it has this feature not like yours. yeah lots of features and lots of build flaws! Love your S4 and stop commenting crap shit to G2 coz it really gets into my nerves when someone is always commenting saying crap things to G2 when im using it! i read almost your comment and your always against G2, stop that crap mind your own phone. and stop replying to people telling g2 sucks!

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  • 2014-01-08 13:06
  • v0qZ

Well the S4 is a good phone, camera wise better than G2, having owned one. My niggle there great hand warmers as they overheat big time. well mine did. and my friends 4 different S4's did. My G2 is awesome, and after 30 mins on Real Racing 3, is cool as a cucumber. Well Done LG.

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  • 2014-01-02 20:52
  • mqMt

> In reply to Are you OK Bro? @ 2013-12-20 01:08 from v0qZ - click to readLMFAO!!! Poor jealous fanbouys....
All phone models have battery issues. ALL
At least Samsung's is removable so it's an easy swap; and you do not have to void your warranty, pry open, or send it away.
Burn-in is one of the most over exaggerated bs lies of Amoled. It's a rare case. Not much more often than dead pixels or dead LCD.
Galaxy users get addition magical air storage too...But you still have exchangeable physical memory that you know is there for sure and can be swapped around. Weather no service, no signal, anything.
Faster chip alone does not make an entire complete thing. The S600 is still very strong and S4 offers more in exchange and has S800 versions now too. Which in theory could give better battery life.
LOL! Belive your fanboysim. I never said it was extremely saturated, but it's not as close to perfect as they want you to believe. Mostly in the greens. Also the color profiles are actually slightly better calibrated on the S4. So all it offers is fairly accurate colors.
S4 you know off hand and up front it's not perfectly natural. But you get color profiles. In movie Mode the colors are very close to accurate while still retaining true blacks and massive contrast. So it is overall way more natural than just slightly better colors alone can ever fully be. With fake blacks and shiny contrast and still slightly saturated colors LCD by standard is also very far from this claimed "natural". In movie mode AMoled also scores one of the best white balances well surpassing almost every LCD. When in autobrightness the screen gets up to 34% brighter than normal and outshines the G2's sunlight legibility.

And what sensor does work well in low light? Little to none. Cameras also lose performance that way even with flash? Did you actually think that made sense????
And yes the scrolling, "air guesters" like answering calls, texts, viewing content like pictures, folders, text, and many things and screen shots all without touching the device. Group play, and many things. Out of blind fanboy jealousy you can call them all useless and gimmicks, but at least Samsung offers them when others do not. People in real life use them. To act like you it could be said all phone features are useless. At least Saung gives it's users choice. Which most things are optional and aim to cater to as many different people as possible. Also advanced multi tasking making Galaxy serious complete dominator of mobile multi task.
As well as slimmer more ergonomic design. And LG's obvious inspiration of Samsung design and touchwiz. Especially in G models.
And Note 3 does all these way better than S4.

I was not bad talking the G2 in any way. Just pointing out the obvious fact that as a whole package the S4 still has some strong advantages. Somewhat weaker chip or not.

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  • 2013-12-28 12:41
  • 4QSR

> In reply to Hmm @ 2013-12-20 00:54 from v0qZ - click to readNice try! LMAO!!!! The G2 has advantage of built in slightly larger battery and S800. It hwoever noway can more than double the battery life of the S4. You have no proven your fanboyism and complete and utter lack of any true knowledge here.

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  • 2013-12-28 12:20
  • 4QSR

> In reply to Cody @ 2013-12-18 00:35 from 47s4 - click to readSo you are a fanboy who has not seen the screens in person

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  • 2013-12-28 12:18
  • 4QSR

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-20 10:04 from 4QSR - click to readDue to amoled display, users are now heading to experience amoled burn. and a removable battery issue that suddenly makes the device to turn off and bloat battery. Thanks to LG G2s Box Cloud users now have 50GB additional storage for their phones. useful function on s4? such as smart scroll? that doesn't function well specially on low lighted areas?. S4 not blown away? try to look whats under the hood on LG G2s hardware. LG G2s over saturated display? dude you got it all wrong, maybe you mean my S4's over saturated display, coz G2s display is one of the most nearest to real life colors in terms of display result.

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  • 2013-12-20 01:08
  • v0qZ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-24 06:31 from 4QSR - click to readhmm, not drastically better? look at the result, it last long, specially when using in real time,my g2 last 68 Hours of use, text, call, a little bit music. while my s4 only last around 28-30hours of the same use.

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  • 2013-12-20 00:54
  • v0qZ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-20 10:04 from 4QSR - click to readThe S4's amoled is such crap. If you have seen the s4 and G2 in real life you can tell that the G2's ips screen wrecks the crappy samsung amoled. Also you can just get an app to completely hide the software buttons by GMD.

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  • 2013-12-18 00:35
  • 47s4

I Have used LGs, Samsungs, Apples and HTCs.

I got the SG4 a couple of months ago and just got the G2 and i love it. The G2 beats the Sg4 hands down.

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  • 2013-12-05 00:09
  • bhM4

> In reply to jsvkk @ 2013-10-23 19:38 from QtZ2 - click to readBy that comment I was not trying to negate that yes the G2 does have better battery life. It's just not miles ahead and back up batteries are easily obtained.

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  • 2013-10-28 13:20
  • 4QSR

> In reply to jsvkk @ 2013-10-23 19:38 from QtZ2 - click to readBattery life is not drastically better...And that is more due to S800. Which there is also an S800 S4.
And still user replaceable battery helps a lot in that area.

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  • 2013-10-24 06:31
  • 4QSR

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