I agree with your comments "The improvements are becoming subtler and new additions are easily dismissed like gimmicks - until manufacturers really try hard to make them count" Does the S5 bash the door down, no not really, is it streets ahead of the LG, no not really, does it rewrite mobile phones, no not really. Very subtle gains, but in essence not the quantum leap forward that commentators are crowing about. Benchmarks, well for the geeks perhaps to make them excited, but really what else, the screen? Is that all there is? I am disappointed, because there is nothing exciting about the S5 when you look at it - evolutionary, and modest at that, but it will sell heaps. OK, the camera is sensational but that is all.
Sarvam, 24 Apr 2014you people look like a Blind Samsung Fans......
just google it IPS-LCD vs AMOLED.....you will... morehttp://displaymate.com/Galaxy_S5_ShootOut_1.htm
poor ,you still living in 2010 .S5 oled display is unbeatable.
Yes, one of them is (LG G2) last year's phone, and the other is a new one. And very interesting that the last year one points is next to this years phone. One of them is about 300€ the other is about 700€. I think the winner is LG G2, and perhaps S5 never contest with LG G3. What about you? What do you whink?
Anonymous, 24 Apr 2014I have used LG, Apple, Sony, HTC, Nokia, BlackBerry, Hawaeii"spelling", Motorola, an... moreYes, I agree. But a small hickup or a milisecond without a full screen refresh doesn't hurt. Opening a phonebook, which, in my opinion is very important if you call a lot and having to wait 2 seconds on a quad or octacore phone - that hurts. LG in this segment didn't let me down. And also all cyanogen - aopk roms don't lag at this segment.
This review, pardon me, sounds a bit too favorable for S5.
Till yesteryear, I had no problems with Samsung, in fact, I considered them the best mobile makers ever. Could I be wrong with this statement? Read on....
Note 3 and Galaxy S5 both had multiple versions, and India always got the inferior one.
Indian Note 3 had no 4K video recording, and processing suffered. Indian S5 has no 4G which even 250-300 euro phones have nowadays.
Plus, they kept the pricing at Rs. 50,000... which is too high for an "inferior" version of something big.
We won't pay 50k for some hero's sidekick. We need the real deal.
Why Samsung? Why do you make 2 versions and give India the inferior one? WHY??
I have used LG G2 for three months. Everything works very well processor makes everything work fast and smooth, battery is really excellent works and works!, great HD screen, very good IR remote control the 13 MP camera is very easy and many functions like camera traditional, the design with the operating button in the back I found it so intuitive
I never used like this awesome phone before and would recommend this smartphone to everyone.
In the real world:
G2 have its own gorgeous dispaly and nevere leaves you disappointed
-User interface: S5, unless you flash other cool roms (like the one for g pro2) or install tones of productivty app on google play beside lots of cool productivity features avalible on G2.
-Design: Compact body design and cool rocker and power bottun placement AGAINST being water proof and more durable body
Hard to choose but l liked S5 a little more.
After lots of premature praises given, ISOCELL was a disappointment
Since Lg 4X HD, same defects in recording vids have remained more or less unchanged in lg phones.
G2 speaker, dispite of good quality, are Pathetic on the DB side!
Headphones: Tied (remembere it's a real world compariosn)
-Being friendly with your sweet money: G2!
lg g2 shouldn't be compared to s5. obviously s5 is much more advanced specs wise compared to g2.
The s5 wins in design!!! Seriously the design of the s5 is very ugly and so 2008
AndroidStuff, 24 Apr 2014iam not a fan of sammy or lg but indeed my opinion is.
everyone should be aware that last y... moreYour whole start off and base of the G2 must be so amazing is because they did a review comparing it to the S5...G2 was a great phone from last year and S5 is an amazing brand new phone. They are comparing the S5 to many phones and more to come. It's not only comparing to G2 or only because G2 was a God.
Incorrect. The S5 has a few large advantages. Technically speaking in terms of display, camera, software, durability, accessibility, audio quality, software updates even the S4 was a better complete package than the G2. G2 just copied many things and tried to match the Galaxy. The only main advantage it had was S800 vs S600.
1. Camera is definitely better in S5. Only ones I have seen better overall are 1020, 8o8, and possibly the Zoom.
2. Display not even close by a million miles. Not only between the two, but the S5 has the World's best.
3.Where did you even come up with those battery numbers????? Not at all what has been shown. And if you use only dark backgrounds and invert the browser the S5 can last even longer than tested. Plus it's user replaceable.
4. Design is preference.
5. Bezels is not that black and white. Ratio wise with the buttons included the S5 still does quite well.
And of course the G2 is cheaper. The S5 just came out and has newer more expensive technology. The S4 is a lot cheaper now too.
G2 is a great device indeed. But it's not this God among phones and technically could not truly beat out even the S4 as a package. Just faster.
Dory, 24 Apr 2014LG G2 is one of the most innovative smartphones. This super phone excels in both performance a... moreFunny considering most of those things were copied from Samsung to match Samsung.
And the Optimus UI in features and looks was basically a Touchwiz rip off look a like.
As well as G2 borrowed Galaxy design. But obviously made some changes. However it's still glossy shiny plastic finish people complained about.
Some like G Pro 1 and some other cheaper LG's literally just look like a Galaxy. Shape, design, button, and finish.
baro, 24 Apr 2014Put your smartphones in a TPU or hard case and the design doesn't matter. I doubt that most of... moreI have used LG, Apple, Sony, HTC, Nokia, BlackBerry, Hawaeii"spelling", Motorola, and so forth. Android, IOS, BB, WP, WM, Windows, Mac, Symbian, so forth.
chuzi, 24 Apr 2014S5 has best mobile display out there,your g2 has same crap lcd with different name (ips or wha... moreyou people look like a Blind Samsung Fans......
just google it IPS-LCD vs AMOLED.....you will get the truth in results....which one is better.....
iWindroid, 24 Apr 2014You can't just blame the rear buttons on the G2 without using them. I'm using them and they ar... moreI agree. They may not be everyone's preference, but they are unique and neat.
Put your smartphones in a TPU or hard case and the design doesn't matter. I doubt that most of you carry phones with you without protection. I don't.
I always use screen protector and different cases. When I sell my phone after a year or so, it looks like a new one and I always get the most possible money for it. My point is - it doesn't matter so much if the back is faux leather, glossy plastic or brushed metal in a case all look the same. I owned a lot of Sammys and flashed a lot of roms over it's offical roms because of laggy Touchwiz. I use LG G2 and have no intention to flash something over it, because it doesn't lag. I had s5 in my hands for 15 seconds and it still lags. Open a phonebook and it lasts 2 seconds to display contact. Such a shame. I admit, without a case, S5 looks better, but looking both phones in a case ... almost the same. But still LG is noticably smaller.
Just install gpro 2 rom on g2 and you'll get 4k video, split screen and much more :) if lg implement knock code in the future update it is more usable than fingerprint scanner. Lg has more potential, samsung is expensive
JACK SPARRROW, 24 Apr 2014The g2 has build quality like the first iphone, and the first galaxy. Its outdated and ugly. T... moreYou can't just blame the rear buttons on the G2 without using them. I'm using them and they are aptly placed. You people are the one who just read reviews and keep bragging that's it.