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LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4: first look

0. phoneArena 07 Aug 2013, 15:05 posted on

This is it - the ultimate Korean clash - the LG G2 is going up against its neighbor, and rival, the Samsung Galaxy S4! OK, the enthusiasm is probably a bit too high here, considering that we've only been able to play with the G2 for a few minutes thus far, and, in that line of thought, this probably isn't the ultimate Korean clash, but anyway, we can still present you with a quick comparison between these two capable handsets so you can get a basic idea of how they are going to stack up against each other...

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posted on 07 Aug 2013, 15:10 15

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8235; Member since: 14 May 2012)


"This story is sponsored by LG."

Not reading it. Sorry.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 15:18 8

3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I agree with PapaSmurf, "LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4" sponsored by LG, already says that there is a reason to be biased.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 08:10

18. rf40928 (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


You're both nothing but Samsung fanboys.

The LG has a FASTER more powerful processor, a bigger battery for longer life ( this is why its heavier ), a better camera ( from what ive seen on multiple reviews ) and a chip that covers more LTE bands then the S4 can.

Besides that like all Android phones they compete against each other.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 15:23 2

5. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


simple, get out. :)
k anyways, this seems like galaxy s4 done right. finally no more physical button. that nexus 4 taught LG something. like that its 5.2 so even after soft button and status bar you got enough screen left.
to buy or not to buy? idk seems like a nice device. but nothing unique about it. just an average high end device.
so waiting for more options to come in coming September clash at IFA.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 15:36 8

8. AnTuTu (limited) (Posts: 804; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


S4 FTW

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 15:56 4

10. blingblingthing (Posts: 429; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Your loss. The article isn't biased at all.
Any android fan is happy to have this beast on our side.
GO ANDROID!!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 08:13

19. rf40928 (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


All Android handset makers are competing against each other - not helping each other. Only Google really benefits which is why Samsung ( the biggest Android seller ) is trying to diversify away from Android.

Also of all Android handset makers - only 1 ( Samsung ) made a profit in the last year. All others broke even or even lost money. Two phones made money PERIOD: The iPhone and the Galaxy.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 15:11 6

2. Thomas5.3 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)


it is just sad to see how many sponsored articles appear on phone arena about the G2. I can barely find the "real" articles, if you can still speak of that. i understand it if you place a banner or something but this just goes way to far. I really start to doubt your objectivity

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 15:21 10

4. Yubnub (Posts: 100; Member since: 23 May 2013)


"This story is sponsored by LG."

I'll still read it.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 15:29 8

6. MrKoles (Posts: 312; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


There is no need to talk about that +0,2 inches...It´s used for on-screen buttons-USELESS!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 16:08 1

11. blingblingthing (Posts: 429; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Have you give on screen buttons a try? Or are you one of those guys not opened to me ideas and concepts?
I'm using a nexus 4 and right now prefer onscreen buttons.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 03:10

17. MrKoles (Posts: 312; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


I tried it, nothing special but It´s okay.
I just don´t like this situation because everybody is losing their mind because of this little +space...

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 23:48 1

16. techspace (Posts: 624; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


it is useful because you can watch videos on full screen, the entire 5.2 inch display is used to play the videos

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 15:31 5

7. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I find no reason to question the authors objectivity. Yes it is sponsored by LG. That was the disclaimer. The disclaimer also noted the fact that sponsorship doesn't influence the writers opinion. This is obvious in the article. Its not a fluff piece for LG. In fact after reading it I walk away with the belief that Ray's opinion is that the G2 is a worthy competitor, but the S4 has more to offer, The G2 screen is sharper but better depends on your opinion of amoled v. LCD, that the G2 has a more powerful chipset(than the US version anyway), and that both have great designs. This article is sponsored but far from biased toward LG.
If anything, I got the sense that Ray was trying to make it appear unbiased by pointing out more pros about the s4. Not out of fanboyism but to maintain that sense of fairness.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 15:46 2

9. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Something is looking awkward with this g2 that makes it cheaper-looking

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 17:35

12. gazmatic (Posts: 603; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


price?

i'm thinking 600+

too ambitious?

i've already bought two devices this year... 600 would fit into my budget

anything over that and i'm on the streets tricking

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 19:15 4

13. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


I think it should be noted that lg crammed a 5.2" screen in a body that has no physical navigation buttons where as the s4 has crammed a 5" in a small body with actual buttons.. There I'm sure if Samsung went the onscreen navigation button route than the s4 would have been even smaller as it wouldn't need space for the home button etc.. Having said that those side and top bezels on the g2 are SLIM and I kinda like the idea of the volume and power button on the back.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 19:15 1

14. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


I think it should be noted that lg crammed a 5.2" screen in a body that has no physical navigation buttons where as the s4 has crammed a 5" in a small body with actual buttons.. There I'm sure if Samsung went the onscreen navigation button route than the s4 would have been even smaller as it wouldn't need space for the home button etc.. Having said that those side and top bezels on the g2 are SLIM and I kinda like the idea of the volume and power button on the back.

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