please people.. the eye tracking technology was implemented by LG first.. they were the first to come out with amoled screens.. they were the first to come out with a dual core processor on a world wide basis (optimus 2x) they were the first to launch the snapdragon 600 on a phone( optimus G ) all of LG phone from the L5 to the G2 run on jelly bean os unlike Samsung who doesn't have updates for its ace, ace plus, s duos.. LG has the maximum number of patents on LTE technology.. these are some of the achievements of LG.. I agree they were a little sloppy between the year 10-11.but since the launch of its L series and G series they have been flawless.. they jumped from 7th place to 3rd place in terms of globalmarket share in just one year.. so respect the efforts of the company.. The G2 is definitely the best smartphone in the market today. Sony and HTC are out of the race in terms of flagship smartphones. its just between LG and Samsung now.(according to me)
AnonD-130412, 10 Sep 2013Whatever is the story ,
Benchmarks are emulating game environment .
What is the meaning of... moreya ya I know that thing but for now, 480 mhz is sufficient for all Android games. Also there is not much difference in 480 and 532. later on, it can be Easily changed via a kernel update as the gpu can easily go upto 533 mhz.
By your g2 explaition I can also day that cortex a15 can easily go upto more than 2 ghz but Samsung downclocked it to 1.6 ghz. This is gpu and all companies go for the highest clock.
Let's leave this shit as anyways s4 octa gpu at 480mhz us also better than adreno 320 and 533mhz us also worse than adreno 330. This is a pretty clear thing. ok I admit it. Please leave it now.
God I hate these monster phones, so awkward to use. They have half the usability on the go than the phones released two years ago. What a giant leap back, what a letdown the phone industry is...
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2013LG G PRO didnt have these feature in the first launch,after GS4 launched with these feature th... moreit is never a copy .. LG gave it to samsung .. they are korean brothers helping each other ..
Also samsung should not use the word copy ..
as S2 is pure screen by screen copy of apple.
LG implemented the feature first
AnonD-184193, 09 Sep 2013NO! NO! There's an error on this review! LG actually got the feature of Smart Video and Smart ... moreLG G PRO didnt have these feature in the first launch,after GS4 launched with these feature then LG brought value pack upgrade 4 G PRO...value pack is totaly copy from samsung!
shubham yadav, 10 Sep 2013but you don't know the whole story bro. after that samsung replied and told that the 533 mhz i... moreWhatever is the story ,
Benchmarks are emulating game environment .
What is the meaning of getting higher performance in benchmark apps and not getting same performance in Games.
GPU performance is normally benchmarked for gameplay.
AnTuTu, Quadrant and GLBenchmark 2.5.1, the Galaxy S4 GPU (Exynos 5 model) clock speeds gets boosted to 532MHz. "Running any games, even the most demanding titles, returned a GPU frequency of 480MHz"
You are also fooling people(or fooled by samsung) saying higher performance is not needed by games ( and only needed by benchmarks,camera and browser).It is clear cheating .S4 is showing it is number one by fooling benchmark applications.
LG G2 downclocked to 2.26GHz even snapdragon 800 can clock 2.3 ... That's is the difference in giving a better product( than showing the product is better).
I support LG than Samsung until i get a negative feedback
AnonD-80436, 10 Sep 2013:) its good to hear you are not fanboy . Neutral costomers who loves technology will certainly... morebut you don't know the whole story bro. after that samsung replied and told that the 533 mhz is for very demanding apps but it's not enabled for some apps who use it for prolonged period eg. games to save battery. but the 633 mhz is enabled during browsing web, camera, s health and many apps that demand substantial performance boost. so If it's enabled in some apps. I don't consider Samsung to cheat. and the 533 mhz doesn't run in all benchmarks too. like in epic citadel there is just 480 mhz but it still beats adreno 320 by a good margin. and it's fill rate makes even low framerates smoother. Hence users get a good performance in low battery.
The benchmarks are there to know the full potential of the chip and hence the can see that with 533 mhz. and yes, samsung can enable the 533mhz by default in a future kernel update when it will be needed.
eagerly waiting for the comparison article of g2 vs galaxy s4. my bet is on g2 but I am sure it will be a good fight. a more powerful and long lasting g2 vs a phone with removable battery and sd card.
shubham yadav, 09 Sep 2013I answered your question. The 533mhz runs only in heavily demanding tasks such as benchmark ap... more:) its good to hear you are not fanboy . Neutral costomers who loves technology will certainly improve competition and we will get better products ..
Regarding benchmarks ,i felt s4 cheated after reading this
saidul, 09 Sep 2013Although i am not a fanboy of any particular brand, i am using l9 as well as i have got the xp... morein the same link u provided, the conclusion about Z1 was
" The Xperia Z1 performs the worst, indicating once again that while Sony can build good cameras, it does not seem to be able to transfer these qualities to its smartphones."
AnonD-80436, 09 Sep 2013you didnt answered my question . 533MHz is needed only by benchmark tools ?
you told only Z... moreI answered your question. The 533mhz runs only in heavily demanding tasks such as benchmark apps , browsers and s apps like s health, video decoder, camera while recording slow mo video. hence its not only triggered in benchmarks. hence I can say that samsung is not cheating add 533 mhz is not only for benchmarks.
regarding the speakers, its not even stereo. There are two speakers but they are mono. hence better depth cant be achieved. but they should be louder than 66 dB us very low. s4 has 78 dB and that's more than 10 times the intensity as its a logarithmic scale. What's the use of so nice speakers If they aren't loud. you are sure to miss some calls.
I am happy to have a good interaction with you. This was ny last comment and please don't consider me as a Sony or sammy fanboy as I am not one. I love g2 and is a great phone capable of beating mighty s4 presently sitting on the throne of Android.
Have a nice day.
Although i am not a fanboy of any particular brand, i am using l9 as well as i have got the xperia z too. both are great, although sony ui seems to me more classy that lg's. but, after reading reviews on various sites, i have to admit that G2 is the best mobile right now and sony fanboys are saying much about z1 camera but after going through this review, i can say g2's camera is equally great...
shubham yadav, 09 Sep 2013g2 camera is far better than the mighty z1. please see gsmarena blog. I don't believe in those... moreyou didnt answered my question . 533MHz is needed only by benchmark tools ?
you told only Z1 supports manual focus but G2 supports manual focus an OIS.
GSA reviewed only loudness . chinese phones will be more loud in those test.. dynamic range and quality that matters ... and G2 have those
Y so many frustrated sony / samsung fanboys here?
G2 is just a premium smart phone .. be cool others will get chance and you will get better products but as of now G2 is best
Honey badger, 09 Sep 2013U dont need to promote your G2,so many people have known that LG'S phones software are crap...... moreCrap? Ok then Touchwiz is ultra crap
The LG G2 is an impressive smartphone which runs on the latest hardware available. Its display is beautiful and the Snapdragon 800 processor is more than capable of handling everything that we threw at it. On top of that, the phone has an excellent battery life, so this is a winning combination. Of course, the G2 is among the first “next-gen” smartphones (with the Z Ultra) to come out. Days from now, more will come (Galaxy Note 3) and the competition will be very fierce, but that club of ultra-powerful handsets will be relatively small for this holiday season. The other thing that should not be underestimated is LG’s progress in software and product planning. 18 months ago, few people would have believed that LG would be where it is now. This has gone under the radar, but when I was in Korea, I found out that LG had invested enormously in software engineering since, and it shows: just like with the G Pro, the LG G2 user interface is nearly always fast and fluid. This is arguably the most important difference if you want to compare it with the Galaxy S4.:
Last part is my favorite
realy nice phone..wonderful design
i like that...
(usb on to go) is best choice for someone that need more space..
24 bit & 192khz sound quality is perfect..
samsung's fanboys must tumb down and it's their work..but LG win samsung in 2013 in phone category..
nice work LG
AnonD-80436, 09 Sep 2013Ha ha .. you mean to say 533MHz not needed by high end games and needed only for benchmark app... moreg2 camera is far better than the mighty z1. please see gsmarena blog. I don't believe in those sites as they put their personal reviews rather than actual tests. I only believe in gsmarena's reviews. You can see the photo compare tool in gsmarena's review. it's good but let z1 come. z1's software is not finalised yet. so photo quality is yet to improve.
and regarding the 533 mhz. It works in web browser, s health and many Samsung apps and 480 mhz also yields adreno 320 crushing performance. and mind it, powervr sgx544mp3 has fill rate even greater than adreno 330. hence even lower framerates appear smoother and not jerky and hence exynos octa s4 is one of the smoothest when it comes to games. Also the processor: geekbench 3 the most comprehensive cpu testing tool.
lg g2: 2260
s4 octa: 2330
octa s4 is not a slouch. and on rooted stock android, it becomes a real beast benchmarking to the levels close to snapdragon 800. and on stock, samsung cheating won't work as the rom is pure google. so those benchmarks are true. Also s4 octa can do 8x slow mo videos at 720p. here comes the processing power. That equals 240 fps.
let the standard shootout of lg g2, s4 and z1 and lumia 1020 come. Then we'll see.
In the end. good day. I didn't mean to offend you but this is truth.
AnonD-80436, 09 Sep 2013There are so many websites uploaded low light photos of G2. S4 and Z1 reach nowhere near G2 in... moreU dont need to promote your G2,so many people have known that LG'S phones software are crap...only good specs on paper but in real life their phones are crappiest!Google will make Nexus 5 based on G2 it doesnt mean G2 is the best but google will help LG to get popularity n remove bad reputation of LG in the past!Only 24 gb usable memory=crap=useless phone with high specs!
AnonD-184193, 09 Sep 2013NO! NO! There's an error on this review! LG actually got the feature of Smart Video and Smart ... moreyou are truthful man.
eye tracking technology value pack update was introduced by lg first...
also see 2005& 2009 issues...
lg was always the first & original. but most people do not know that.
they only rely on samsung's advertisements...
AnonD-184193, 09 Sep 2013NO! NO! There's an error on this review! LG actually got the feature of Smart Video and Smart ... moreleave it dude.. ya LG always do it for samsung (koran brothers):)
see g2 underclocked snapdragon for note 3(both have same chipset) ..
but thats why i like LG . never faking customers..