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LG G2 vs HTC One: first look

LG G2 vs HTC One: first look
Out of all the Android makers out there, HTC was one of the first to actually announce and release its flagship smartphone this year. In that time alone, it has managed to remain memorable, despite the onslaught of competition entering the space. Now that its presence is finally known, the LG G2 is aiming to knock off its competition one-by-one - and the HTC One is absolutely on that death list! Our time comparing the two might be brief, but that doesn't prevent us from seeing how they stack up against one another.

Somehow magically, LG is able to craft a device with a significantly larger display, while also having an overall size that's meticulously close to the frame of the HTC One. Putting the two next to one another, our mind is totally blown away by the LG G2's form fitting stature. However, it pales in comparison to the sturdy construction, premium element, and attractive design that the HTC One is flaunting. Sure, it might be heavier in the hand, but that's something we come to expect from a device fashioned out of aluminum. On the other hand, the plastic construction of the LG G2 gives it a noticeable light weight feel in the hand, but its lacks the same sturdy construction of the HTC One.

Attached with that high-end status, it's only fitting to see nothing except 1080p resolution employed by these two. Specifically, it's a 4.7-inch 1080p S-LCD 3 display on the HTC One – while the LG G2 takes the size up a notch with its 5.2-inch 1080p True HD IPS display. Even though the pixel density figure on paper goes to the HTC One, our eyes can hardly tell the difference from a normal viewing distance. Moreover, they share many of the same qualities – like their neutral color production, great viewing angles, and low distortion. However, what continues to amaze us is the insanely slim bezel surrounding the left and right edges of the LG G2's display.

Compared to their respective predecessors, these two Android powered smart phones have made significant improvements with their software experiences. HTC's approach was to focus immensely on the visuals with it Sense 5 UI, which it does stand out between the two. Unfortunately for the LG G2, the visual stature of it isn't as profound this time around to match its rival's more modern look. It might be lacking in the presentation, but the newly outed LG G2 makes up for its discrepancies with its deeper functionality. From presenting us with a new form of multitasking with its Slide Aside feature, to other useful things like Text Link, we can already recognize LG's efforts in honing in on functionality over visual allure.

HTC started on the right path earlier this year when it released its flagship in the One, as it was universally praised by many people. It's established, no doubt, which continues its cause in being a notable figure in the scene. Obviously, thee LG G2 is making those first steps right now, but knowing that its armed with the latest hardware around, it's surely going to give the HTC One a good run for its money.



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posted on 08 Aug 2013, 00:31 10

1. nobihitoshi (banned) (Posts: 9; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


htc one FTW.....

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 00:55 4

2. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 139; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


I'd choose the G2, cuz I personally owned a HTC and LG device, and I was much happier with the LG device. Plus, I'm a specwhore.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 02:16 4

9. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


but dont u forget that a real plasure of android is only come with htc device and sense...
ONE for sure but g2 is great too.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:48

15. Jillxz (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


That's just your experience and preference for the HTC One. Doesn't make it any more pleasurable..

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 01:33 1

4. asingha94 (Posts: 288; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


g2 for me..g2 is the best & beast.I will go for lg because since almost 3 years my mom using optimus 2x & I am using optimus 4x..that's a long time & both phone have had no problem...but my friend's one x was already in coma within one month after he bought..worst service ever...

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:50

16. Jillxz (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


I agree. My best phones have been LG phones. Just good all around phones.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 01:39 2

7. Commentator (Posts: 2315; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


G2 for now, but I'm waiting on the One Max.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 01:43 4

8. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


One Max IMO bro. Even if they match spec-wise, just remember 3 words.. Robert. Downey. Jr.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 01:12 2

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2415; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Definitely LG...

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 01:37

5. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


......? :-!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 06:29

12. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2415; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Latest specs dude.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 01:38 6

6. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


HTC One is just so beautiful :')

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:51 2

17. Jillxz (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


I agree. The HTC One is the most beautiful phone of all. I had my heat set on it when it comes to Verizon , but now am loving the LG G2

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 20:25

19. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


+1. But ahem... I'm sorry, Your heat?!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 03:18 1

10. MrKoles (Posts: 298; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


I don ´t like the Sense UI, and the G2 design. That´s why I choose the Galaxy S4 - beautiful UI and design too.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:21 4

11. rizevnarastek (Posts: 326; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


LOL at beautiful UI and beautiful design.
Those two things don't go hand in hand with Samsung.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:01 2

14. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 629; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


i dont get it.. design of samsung is very similar to LG....And who on this earth doesnt like sense UI.. it the most properly woven into android & most beautiful.. if u feel Sense is ugly get ur eyes checked...

posted on 10 Aug 2013, 14:24

23. julaiele (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


You don't like Sense UI of HTC? Then you're missing 99% of your most precious life baby! That's too bad.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:58 3

13. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 629; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Who put clock at the bottom in HTC one..?? LOL.. looks pathetic...clock should be on top... Juz saying...

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:54 1

18. Jillxz (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


I noticed that clock on the bottom too. It just looks out of place .

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 16:27

20. TMach (Posts: 348; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Samsung Galaxy S4 and the LG G2 are interchangeable....the HTC One is absolutely unique! As I have the One already and my upgrade is due in September, might be tempted to look at the LG G2 but LG's lack of support is super worrisome!

posted on 10 Aug 2013, 12:10

21. monkeytown (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


LG´s on screen buttons are just so god damn ugly :(

posted on 10 Aug 2013, 13:56

22. julaiele (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


Nothing compares for the beauty of HTC One. The built and quality is extremely unmatched by any S4 or a new G2,, It's what they call... PHONE FOR THE GODS... or for humans... it's the BEST OF THE BEASTS.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 19:11 1

24. heyhi (Posts: 123; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)


wow!!

somebody needs a girlfriend or boyfriend.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 06:54

25. danishaslam (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Sep 2013)


Loving G2 now , Damn its a Beast of the beasts...

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