specs of lg g2 and nexus 5 are lower than s4 .. though nexus 5 is likely to be comparatively somewhat lower price via google play devices sales . both nexus 5 and lg g2 have NON CHANGEABLE battery and no memory expansion card slot and all three are not water resistant ..would be risky to take on beach holidays or hotel swimming pool side ..
Ok, Guys, enough of this phone looks better than this one, blah, blah, blah. My concern here is the inaccuracy in the benchmarking. I just installed and ran/benchmarked Citadel and my S4(9505) came back with a result of 57.1fps, so how did the reviewer say it can only manage 37fps. As for the rest, if you like a phone, buy it and use it, if not, go for something else!
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2013You are being no less a useless troll then the LG fanatics on here with that logic. While Amol... moreDon't act like over smart, read this review carefully , are you comparing this lcd with iphone ips ? Just look at contrast ratio chart.I agree that lg making ips retina for iphone , but it doesn't have good contrast ratio level like retina.I am not a fan of retina display or iphone.
kopra, 18 Sep 2013Poor lg still using poor lcd display with cold colour tone, and named true hd ips.
13 mp came... moreYou are being no less a useless troll then the LG fanatics on here with that logic. While Amoled may be an overall better screen that does not mean IPS sucks. LG IPS displays are beautiful and amazing quality. Amoled uses cooler tones too. Many LCD's use to warm a tone. The cooler one is more natural.
While it's sad a non OIS camera took better photos than one with OIS that in no way shape or form means it was bad! Not to mention it's not right in your face noticeable differences. Plus I bet there will be updates in the future that improve it a lot.
I agree with not using removable battery and SD even though it has great battery life due to the efficiency of S800a dn possible hard work. It's just ridiculous. Especially at a thickness like that.
S4 may overall be better, but LG tried hard and it shows. It has advantages and leaves many things up to personal taste. To call it nothing makes you a pathetic Samsung sheep same as many here are LG trolls.
Ribery7, 18 Sep 2013I don't know about you, but when I spend so much money on a flagship I expect it to be nothing... moreNo lag at all? There is no such thing so what a pathetic comment.
....More screen to handle???????????? That has nothing to do with the CPU! The resolution has to. A 4 inch 1080 screen will use more CPU/GPU than a 6 inch 720p screen.
Cheap? Amoled is way more expensive and for a reason.
LCD better? LCD is also not natural. It has fake blacks and contrast. That's no more accurate than Amoled saturation. Amoled movie mode gives it 97% color accuracy while still having REAL black and contrast. LCD cannot do that. And prettier colors are not "fake" or cartoonish. They are just more vibrant. Aside from that most people like the colors of Amoled which LCD cannot produce. Especially the black. While Amoled can also be more overall natural as well. LCD can do neither fully. Another stupid comment.
LCD is brighter, yet Amoled still is less reflective in the sun. It takes LCD displays of 500-600 nits to score worse, the same, or a tad better in sun light. Where as in manual maximum settings the S4 only reaches about 400. The S4 also gets up to about 34% brighter in sunlight when in automatic brightness which can bring it to about 540nits. You can see it so much better then and it outshines the likes of almost any IPS. When not in direct sunlight the contrast, colors, blacks, and lack of reflection make it look brighter. It also saves a lot more energy in the end.
The viewing angles are amazing. And the bigger the displays get the more the edge goes to Amoled. Phones more like IPhone score a little better because it's so small.
Exactly. The Extra screen is used by on screen buttons which ends up giving you same screen usage, but lacks real permanent touchable buttons. It does look nice yes and does give a small edge when watching videos. Buttons is a preference, but most people like real ones and it's because preferences aside real buttons are way more useful.
How can you speak about how you can't perceive the pixel density difference "which you are right that you can't", but then turn all fan boyish and say that what does count is the fact that LCD has RGB and Amoled is improved pentile...BECAUE YOU CANT SEE THAT EITHER. Again what an utterly ridiculous comment! It's a 5 inch 1080p device. Do you have inhuman eyes with built in microscopes?
And pentile is incomplete? Do you realize how unrealistic and absurd that is to say!?? Not to mention the fact if you want go that route all phones are pentile because TV displays started the standard of RGB and pentile and any display with less than 5 or 6 sub pixels is pentile. A lot now even have over 30.
....And what in the world does that have to do with saturated "not fake colors as you keep stupidly saying"!!???????? There is RGB Amoled too and it's still saturated because that's the technology. However again it’s just saturated by default, but can be made natural.....
Why do jealous fanatic weird fan boys like you who barely even understand the technology you are talking about in any way shape or form get on here or even do this in real life go on and on about ridiculous and nonfactual things based of your backwards logic and preference and try to pass off this misinforming garbage as factual things????????????????????????
Poor lg still using poor lcd display with cold colour tone, and named true hd ips.
13 mp camera showing 3mp camera quality. OIS is a complete failure.
Using plastic, but still non removable battery and no sd slot.
G2 is newest , but in front of s4 , it is nothing.
Now, the galaxy S4 has its pros, and I am cool with that. It has some very cool "smart-this-and-that", to quote the reviewer. Over the G2, it has the ability to recognise your finger from an inch, you can swipe without touching the screen or with your eyes, it has drama shot and a better Panorama mode, S health, it can play the same song on multiple devices at the same time and audio picture. That's 8 but I am sure I omitted 2 or 3. On the other side, the G2 has Guest mode, pop-up play, Raio-Fm, tracking zoom,knock-on, slide aside, text-link, the ability to record 60fps vids and the OIS, it answers to a call when you put the phone to the ear, and the quicknote itself over the S4. That's 12 and, just as well, I omitted one or 2. Here it's up to you to decide. Also, the S4 has better, louder audio.
I don't know about you, but when I spend so much money on a flagship I expect it to be nothing less than perfect, meaning no lag at all. Now remind me, which phone is smoother? The G2. And this is despite the fact that the G2 has a bigger screen to handle. And while we're at it, the LCD IPS screen is better. Why do you accept that cheap screen? The colours are "fake", the brightness level is bellow averrage, and the viewing angles are not good at all! And even though that extra 0.2 inch display is being used up by the on-screen keys on the LG G2, it still adds to the looks of the flagship and this is better in my opinion than having capacitive buttons. You can customise the button layout and it still counts when you watch a video recording because the keys disappear. Once again, I don't know about you but the "knock on" feature is much more fancy than the fizical home button key on the S4.
Even if the pixel density is slightly better on the S4, you cannot see any difference, but the subpixel density is exactly a third better on the G2(6220800 vs 4147200 on the S4) and this is because the pixels of the S4 are incomplete. We know that a pixel is composed of 3 colours: Green, Red and Blue. In Amoled screens, a pixel is composed either from Green and Red or from Green and Blue. And trust me, this definitely counts. This is why the colours of the Amoled are "fake". In addition, this is why your eyes hurt when you use an Amoled device.
And honestly, how many of you carry around a spare battery? It makes no sense. I laugh my heart out everytime I hear somebody say that he is dessapointed because the battery is non-removable. But with the G2 and its 3000mAh battery you will have no need to do that. Also, the reviewer forgot to metion about the GRAM technology used by LG G2, wich gives this flagship around 15% more battery life. Practically you have 3450mAH in your pocket, beat that! But I agree that no card slot support and the fact that there is no 64GB version at least is a drawback.
Moving on to the design, the samsung galaxy s4 looks so cheap... But I would definetly want to be seen with the G2 sitting on my desk, especially the black version, it is only one sheet of glass, so premium looking. The BackKeys are also very convenient to use, innovative as well, while the S4 is so borring in this regard.
I bet the reviewer spent at least twice the time to take those photos on the S4. In real life you do not have a trepied, you need to quickly take the phone out of your pocket and snap a few pictures, oftenly while laughing or moving. OIS makes the difference here,trust me. And the video recording is better, all other reviewers admited that. Just download the 60fps footage and you'll see.
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2013Pro wider but bettter in pocket than note 3? So you made that up...and probably the rest as we... moreG Pro Wider than s3 and more pocket friendly than note 3 ..
My fault, english is not my native language...
kopra, 18 Sep 2013Congraratulations for , best boring comment of this year.
S4 is best smart phone out here.
... morelg g2 the best in camera accurate sharper readable natural color
best in display
perfect viewing angle .perfect brightness life-like color accuracy you don't need to go to setting to adjust.
long lasting battery +graphic ram by lg-chemical technology.
ergonomic beautiful design
home button on the back...
sweetest and simple yet useful ui.
more customized ux.
quadbeat 2 and dolby sound ...
well done lg.
[deleted post]Congraratulations for , best boring comment of this year.
S4 is best smart phone out here.
1 ,user adjustable super amoled full hd screen with high contrast and good viewing angle.
2, excellent camera
3, user removable battery and sd slot.
4, wolfson audio chip for best audio quality.
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2013G2 all the way......
better Display.more accurate and brighter.great viewing angle...
better... moreWrong. S4 better display. Most overall accurate in Movie mode. LCD lacks black and contrast and therefore is also not natural. Brighter yet still less visible in sun. So where does that come in handy except battery drain or maybe going blind at night?
Battery life is good, but not removable.
Results speak for itself. Despite LG having OIS the S4 took better detailed less faded pictures and higher detailed video.
Obviously S800 by waiting so much longer is the real advantage.
..........The design is practically a rip off and subjective to preference
LG Star, 18 Sep 2013G2 have the best camera(amaong all android phones) next to nokia (among all phones).
go and... moreBWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
First of all best of all Android camera phones?????? LMFAO!!!!! Have you seen the Z1 results actually being better than Nokia in some ways?
Or the Galaxy Camera? Both way better than this.....
Let alone....Did you even read this review??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Or look at the samples where despite LG having OIS and Samsung not the S4 still took higher detailed and less faded pictures? Even took higher detailed video.
LG Star, 18 Sep 2013If G2 was from samsung , they would have marketed the features like hell...
LG should marke... moreWhy? Just from holding the two in hand you don't know all that. And despite all that and being later it still did not give them a clear lead.
Just from holding the two in hand you realize the S4 is thinner and has a better screen. You realize the G2 has bigger screen, but lacks buttons and has almost exact same usable screen due to on screen buttons which most actually like real buttons.
LG Star, 18 Sep 2013you can open a white paper image instead of browser ..
same effect ..its display problem ..
... moreOh please. You are just another one of those jealous fools.
There is a slight bluish tint, but not massive and the screen does not even come close to degrading that fast. Grow up. The difference in white from Amoled to LCD is not even close to as big a difference as balck from Amoled to LCD
LG Star, 18 Sep 2013you can open a white paper image instead of browser .. same effect ..its display problem .. ... moreMost LCD hit to warm a color balance where sometimes the cooler one in an Amoled is actually more closer to accurate. And since all your complaints seem to be about what's accurate what can you say about that?