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LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One: specs comparison

LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One: specs comparison
Ah, the LG G2 is finally here, which means we can go ahead and compare its specs to those of some of its fiercest rivals out there. Specs aren't everything, we know, but we also can't deny that there's a considerable dose of fun in comparing the specifications of top-shelf devices. So, being helplessly unable to resist the urge, let us examine what these babies have to offer on paper!

First thing that catches our eye - LG is trying to outshine its competitors by installing an even larger screen! With a 5.2-inch display, the LG G2 outgrows the Samsung Galaxy S4 (5") and the HTC One (4.7"), but thankfully, the G2's dimensions haven't gone out of control, as you can see. Thanks to those ultra-narrow bezels, the G2 is actually almost the same as the Galaxy S4 in terms of footprint.

Without a doubt, however, we know that specs fanatics will be most interested in the CPU/GPU part of this comparison, and what do you know - this is where the LG G2 really shines with its Snapdragon 800 chipset and Adreno 330 GPU. Obviously a class above the others, the G2's quad-core processor is clocked at the staggering 2.26 GHz, which should provide some additional punch compared to the GS4's 1.9 GHz and the One's 1.7 GHz, though we can't think of too many applications that would be able to take advantage of all the horsepower right now. Anyway, it's obvious that the G2 is a smartphone for those who want to be on the bleeding edge of mobile technology. And that Adreno 330 GPU? We're sure it'll have absolutely no problems handling each and every 3D game that comes out in the next one or two years.

A beefy 3000 mAh battery, 13MP camera, 1080p resolution screen, LTE... the G2 just has it all. If you truly care about the specs of your smartphone - we can only imagine how badly you want this phone!


LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One: specs comparison
DESIGN


OSAndroid (4.2.2)Android (4.2.2)Android (4.2.2, 4.1.2) Sense 5.0 UI
Dimensions5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches (138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm)5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches (137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm)
Weight5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 4.4 oz (127 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.4 oz (127 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 4.4 oz (127 g)
Side KeysRear: Volume control, Power/Lock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock keyRight: Volume control
ColorsBlack, WhiteBlack, WhiteBlack, Red, White
DISPLAY


Physical size5.2 inches5.0 inches4.7 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density
423 ppi441 ppi468 ppi
Technology
IPS LCDSuper AMOLEDS-LCD 3
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)
BATTERY


Capacity3000 mAh2600 mAh2300 mAh
TypeLi - PolymerLi - IonLi - Polymer
Not user replaceable  Yes
Wireless charging Optional 
HARDWARE


System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064TQualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Processor
Quad core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300Quad core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 320Adreno 320
System memory
2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR32048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR32048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR3
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB32 GB
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
CAMERA


Camera13 megapixels13 megapixels4 megapixels
FlashLEDLEDLED
FeaturesAuto focus, Touch to focus, Optical image stabilization, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer, Voice activationBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer, Voice activationBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Optical image stabilization, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
FeaturesOptical image stabilizationVideo callingOptical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling
Front-facing camera2.1 megapixels2 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps and 60 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
TECHNOLOGY


DataLTE-A, LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.ALTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Global RoamingYesYesYes
Positioning
GPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass
CONNECTIVITY


Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac

MIMO  
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYesYesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
HDMI via microUSBvia microUSB
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
OtherNFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared

Check out our Specs Comparison tool to compare the LG G2's specs to those of any other smartphone!

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posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:07 9

1. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Son of a BEAST!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:09 8

2. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 108; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


AGREED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 16:29 3

36. akki20892 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


another gigantic beast is coming SONY Honami can't wait to see..........!!!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:09 6

3. rantao333 (Posts: 237; Member since: 21 May 2013)


g2 even blow note 3 out of water

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:13 17

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


That made me laugh. Thanks for the joke of the day.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:20 6

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


No joke buddy. It's a fact. Blows Note 3 up and away.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:23 10

14. MCrapp (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


Hahhahah!You work for Samsung and allready see Note3?

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:27 11

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The same way the Optimus G was suppose to blow the S3 and Note 2 put of the water? Lol get real.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:18 4

30. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


how where is the note 3....oh wait its not out yet...idiot

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:43 1

20. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


.....

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:10 1

4. Kurai (unregistered)


LG...striving to out-bloat Samsung.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:12 7

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


G2 = Beefed up S4. Nothing new here.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:22 2

12. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


You jelly bro?

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:28 5

16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Of what? What new features in software has LG implemented that aren't in the S4 or HTC One?

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:34 3

18. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


13MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization.
24bit, 192kHz audio output.
Slide Aside.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:39 4

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


13MP / OIS is hardware, not software.

Anything else?

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:44

21. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


All I know is the Slide Aside feature. Haven't you heard of that?

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:49 3

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yeah on the iPad, which I'm pretty sure Apple has a patent on it.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:23 1

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 11452; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Got em with that one Smurf +1

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:46 2

22. AnaheimElectronics (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


I don't think using software as a defense for the S4 or HTC One works, considering that the S4's "software" was mostly gimmicks and the HTC One just has Zoe (which is pretty much just for editing photos).

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:13 4

7. PootisMan (Posts: 203; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Thats a huge battery!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:19 1

10. Shatter (Posts: 2027; Member since: 29 May 2013)


The larger screen and better cpu/gpu cancels that out, battery life will be on par with s4.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:08 2

28. xpr3ss10n (Posts: 55; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


Smaller than the current note 2. NOTE 3 is going to kill this. It doesnt even have a
Stylus

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:16

8. Dr.Phil (Posts: 912; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I hope if Google and LG are working together on the Nexus 5 that we may be looking at the basis for it right here!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:18

9. Shatter (Posts: 2027; Member since: 29 May 2013)


The current rumor is the Optimus G2 is what the Nexus 5 will be based off.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:22

31. jamesedward318 (Posts: 99; Member since: 25 Dec 2010)


Links?

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 18:13

38. blingblingthing (Posts: 434; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Google isn't helping it's OEM partners having cutting edge hardware for 350 USD. This will make it hard for manufacturers to make money with android.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:23 1

13. tll84 (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


why does it seem so impossible to get a top tier android that has a large battery AND microSD? maybe the Galaxy S V?

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:33

17. iWinDroid (Posts: 28; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)


w. decacore 5MHz cpu & quad gpu w/ 50mpxel cam rear/ 20front w/ slow mo vid recording. no bezels at all! ehehe! dats d next GS5, still a plastic back cover though :P

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:55

27. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


I enjoy plastic stuff, than plastic attitude.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 22:41

40. Jack58221 (Posts: 124; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


and then they can make an active that is waterproof as long as you don't get it wet (gs4 rated IP67= waterproof) and shock proof as long as you don't drop it.

if anyone wants to say Samsung never said waterproof check out their website. they brag about it being IP67. the 7 means waterproof for 30 minutes at 1 meter.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 23:01

41. Jack58221 (Posts: 124; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


correction the 7 means water resistant for 3 0 minutes at 1 meter.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:46 5

23. R-vjn (Posts: 161; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Its so obvious that sammy fans are gonna hate this phone. Even people commenting that bigger screen and powerful cpu is gonna compensate for that bigger battery. STFU and learn to clap when you see something awesome and not just hating it for no reasons except for your own weird thoughts.
Accept the fact that this blows everything out, atleast everything out right now. Now I'm waiting for the Note-3 for that amazing fight...!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 18:21

39. blingblingthing (Posts: 434; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


I guess they bought the S4 looking to keep the king of the android hill for longer so they're now disappointed.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:49

25. vStachetti (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


great !

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:51 6

26. JMartin22 (Posts: 1093; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


This phone will only enjoy one month of supremacy. Then the Note III will knock it off

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:11

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 11452; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LG brought it with this baby, gorgeous, powerful, and big. Reminds me of...me. +1 LG

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:23

32. jamesedward318 (Posts: 99; Member since: 25 Dec 2010)


Forgive my ignorance but I can't really bring myself to actually owning a LG phone. Tv? Yes! Yes! Yes! Phone? No! No! No!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:45

34. Samsungadroidrules (Posts: 104; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)


Still GS4 Rocks! haha. Sorry But I don't like that LG. It seems ahhh, boring.
And oh to other LG Fanboys and Samsung Jealous haters here, Samsung galaxy S2 can even beat that LG believe me. And for sure after 2 months, that desperate trying hard LG G2 will no longer the topic or main topic on every tech/phones sites knowing its Brand and lame Features. hahaha Still waiting for Note 3, i'm sure it will be a blast and awesome! and Samsung jealous haters will have hard time making issues on it! hahaha

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 14:05

35. kaira (Posts: 26; Member since: 12 May 2013)


I believe I made a right choice when i was purchasing my HTC ONE two months ago... I can assure anyone that is a BEAST, pity the marketing department of HTC has to be fired... Still between this LG G2, S4, AND HTC ONE, I will still choose the HTC ONE... For obvious reason... I'm no fan boy though, just proud that ANDROID is providing us consumers with OPTIONS to choose from! PEACE.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 17:08

37. xmusicianguy (Posts: 96; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


Does anyone know if the CDMA/LTE Verizon version has the FM Radio w/ RDS!?

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