LG ads make fun of slow Samsung models and small screened Apple handsets
Apple iPhone owners are teased about the smaller screen on their handset. LG is sending out a banner ad to iPhone owners that in small type asks, "Hard to read this on your iPhone?" And other phones are not immune from the acid spewed forth by LG's marketing team. HTC is taken to task for the poor battery life usually found on its devices. "Tired of charging your HTC One?," reads the banner ad that LG is sending out to owners of that handset. The LG G2 has 30% longer battery life, according to the company.
The LG G2 is LG's strongest effort to date in its attempt to gain ground on fellow Korean OEM Samsung. The banner ad might resonate with some Galaxy S4 owners and should certainly hit home with HTC One users. But when it comes to the Apple iPhone, consider that LG expects to sell 10 million units of the LG G2. On its opening weekend alone, Apple sold 9 million Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c models meaning that LG would have to find millions of iPhone users not happy with the 4 inch glass on their handset in order to make some headway against the Cupertino based tech titan.
LG makes fun of the competition Fullscreen
More popular slideshows
iOS 7 release date and time are today (Sep 18), get ready to update!
18 Sep 2013, 04:00
HTC One 2 aka HTC M8 rumor round-up: camera, specs, release date and design
05 Dec 2013, 10:44
Android 4.4 KitKat update: release date, features and rumors
31 Oct 2013, 02:31
Cyber Monday 2013 deals on phones, tablets and other electronics
01 Dec 2013, 10:55
Living with the LG G2: a long-term review
03 Dec 2013, 07:53
LG makes fun of the competition
1. LG makes fun of the slower Samsung Galaxy S4
2. The smaller Apple iPhone screen gets the LG treatment
3. HTC's low capacity batteries are made fun of
1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 3745; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I like LG, but this time they're damn wrong. They only know how to make fun of others while they didn't realize they're the worst. They're slow at updates, slow at releasing their devices to countries.
I bet that the LG G2 will be the slowest of all to get updated to Android KitKat.
5. joey_sfb (Posts: 1481; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
not slow update its no update. worst ifs to public declare there update for the sales than retract their promise. if they have let me know there no update I would have avoid buying their phone.
just Google "optimus 3d ics update" to learn the truth.
7. xperiaDROID (Posts: 3745; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
And also, they are slow at releasing their phones to countries like mine. I live in Malaysia, and guess what? No news of when LG will release the G2 to my country. And they said they are "Learning from you", that's BS.
And the Optimus 3D ICS update was already released, but the update was unstable.
23. joey_sfb (Posts: 1481; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I tried following the web procudure and its brick my Optimus 3D and since its the only phone with 3D camera i visited their local service center.
The first thing the CSO told me is water damage and start telling me my warranty is void etc... I inform him i seldom use the phone only as a spare phone for oversea trip because of the 3D carmera. Lastly, i told them my warranty is expired anyway. Its just leave a bad taste in the mouth. A few counter away, i heard a guy loudly exclaim that he is not buying an LG phone again.... in my mind i say welcome to the club!! hehehe..
They restore my phone and charge me Singapore $16++
My LG Optimus 3D is still struck at 2.3 because they don't officially support ics. Anyway, over where i stay everyone acknowledge that LG stands for Low Grade.
I only thing i will buy from them is the Passive 3D TV. If other brands release Good Passive 3D TV then bye bye LG!
No more Low Grade, LousyG product for me!
25. joey_sfb (Posts: 1481; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
While we are at Customer Service, Samsung offer the best Local Customer Service with the home collection and delivery of your repaired phone.
Kudos! to them. I buy into Samsung because they do listen to us, their customer. Two weeks ago, i wrote to Samsung Customer Support on the gear watch not having a watch face with real time seconds display needed for pulses taking. Today i just discover they have release a few new watch face and one of them have a real time seconds display. I am truly happy!!!
Sorry PA if i spoil LG marketing ploy. You can appoach Samsung, they are also a big spender on advertisement.
35. DONUT (Posts: 137; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
assuming youre a fellow Singaporean, i cannot agree with u about what u said about Samsung's CS here. its complete utter trash. i sent my Note 1 for repair 2 weeks after getting, and for the 1 year i had the phone, i sent the phone for repair almost every month. and every time the phone came back in worse condition. LG also has that delivery fir the phone, they'll collect it from u and bring it back once its done.
and ive heard countless amount of times at Samsung service centers people saying "never getting a samsung phone again", and when i was working at samsung, the amount of complaints i heard about poor customer service is astonishing and it made it hard to sell the products to most people (not to mention when the devices lag/crash during demos)
45. joey_sfb (Posts: 1481; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
what I say is my personal experience. I have Samsung galaxy tab 7.7, note 2 and now note 3 and gear. I will keep buying Samsung till I think otherwise.
51. TMach (Posts: 268; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
Lucky you! In England I am afraid Samsung is totally disengaged from the customer and you need to deal with a Samsung/Nokia Service Centre. When I developed a crack on my S3 (featured on PA) all they did was bounce me from Customer Support to Customer Service, had to pay the sevice centre £134 to fix the issue! My issue with LG is that the phone is on a limited release in the UK (16gb version) and not widely available,no resale value and no software update/support. That last point is an absolute deal breaker......!
6. julz17ronald (Posts: 38; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)
Agree. LG has a bad reputation for updates.
9. xperiaDROID (Posts: 3745; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
The LG Optimus G and Optimus G Pro is still on Android 4.1, no news on when will LG update them to Android 4.3 or 4.4. While Samsung have already said that they will update their Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 in November.
32. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 1546; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
My friend bought Optimus G a month ago here in India, it comes with 4.2.2 out of the box. :)
G2 already released in India after Z1 and Note III. this time LG is li'l bit faster than earlier times.
15. nsrsindia (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)
LG is worst if look for Updates.
G PRO & G2 & G never updated to higher android systems. G & G PRo at 4.1.1 & G2 at 4.2.
Total useless looking towards updates.
18. Omarc07 (Posts: 168; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
u know whats funny when i had tmobile a while back i got the lg l9 and funny thing happend one day i turned it on i had a message saying i had the update to jellybean available directly from lg while my other phones i had an htc n samsung didnt get the update till months later so yea ..
20. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
Its funny when samsung does it but not so funny now that LG does it! The G2 is better than any offering by samsung, htc, or apple. Hate all you want but LG did nothing but tell the truth. Now when they have a valid response, they should reply but i don't see what they could possibly say to LG to discredit the G2!
31. SleepingOz (Posts: 2015; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
What's funny is that they're comparing the G2 to 8 months old devices. Ofc the G2 will be faster than both the GSIV and the One, it features the S800 instead of the S600. Why don't they compare it to the GNOTE III instead? Why don't they compare the G2 speaker to the stereo speakers of the One?
The G2 has one of the most unergonomics design ever with its stupid back buttons. Not to mention their terrible software, Samsung's rip off. And oh, UPDATES!
36. PapaSmurf (Posts: 4219; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Notice how LG didn't compare the G2 with the Note 3.
And if I'm correct, Oprimus G is still running 4.1.
56. nsrsindia (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)
G pro also still at 4.1. Only g2 at 4.2 & it will be at 4.2 forever.
37. MachDaddy (Posts: 33; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
have you not read all the stories pointing out how Google has bypassed the manufacturers? Almost all the important updates happen without changing the version number now.
44. Remmy (Posts: 42; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
Also, if you truly believe that your phone (or any product) can beat the competitors easily, you wouldn't even think of posting these. :)
48. Lboogey6 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
Are you not familiar with all not so major phone manufacturers HTC used to be horrendous with updates Motorola too heck all of them would leave phones in the dust but now is different heck the lg l9 got updates regularly y'all quitbliving in the past pretty soon you'll be like the iPhone users "android is so slow and force closes my apps and drains battery and doesn't have that many apps "
2. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
It'd be nice if manufacturers could just talk about the great things in their devices and leave the competition out of it. Kinda feels like campaign ads at times. G2 is an awesome phone, just tell us about it.
13. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2952; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I guess it's LG's turn to do "So you think you can 'boast'?"
16. nsrsindia (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)
Also Mention in ads that we never update our phones. :-(
3. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
This just be wrong and cold-hearted. LG shouldn't make fun of them small phones, they should just keep making bigger ones.
As far as the Samsung crack, I has a Note 2 and it's blazin fast. HTC, wells, maybe they gots one right with the constant charging although that be a problem too on them iPhones.
4. AfterShock (Posts: 530; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Funny an low brow at same time.
Now, can LG take the heat it'll get in return?
8. GeekMovement (Posts: 1136; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Yup, LG needs to pick up the pace with android updates and they should also get a new UI instead of the samsungish one they've got atm. Nevertheless G2 is a fantastic phone (aside from the rear design) and I am planning on picking either this or the nexus 5 up!
17. nsrsindia (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)
With G2 you will get stuch on 4.2 forever. Keep it in Mind.
Go to Nexus.
29. joey_sfb (Posts: 1481; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Nexus is a no brainer if you stay in the US. In my local store, Nexus is charge the full price like G2.
Apple for an apple, Samsung become a no brainer with their Note 3 charge the same price as LG G2 which is going to be the price for the upcoming Nexus 5.
History just repeat itself here.
10. nnjerzy (Posts: 70; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
They're is nothing wrong with the rear design on the G2
11. GeekMovement (Posts: 1136; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Well, that's our different personal opinions, but I personally dislike the glossy plastic, not because it looks or feels cheap, but because it gets dirty with oily fingerprints kind of similar to the S4. And I'm not so sure I like the buttons so close to the camera lens either, it can easily get prints from your finger. Asthetically it's obviously not one of the best looking rear designs I've seen on a smartphone, but that clearly differs among people.
12. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Ouch, but update to 4.3 then we'll talk, LG.
14. blingblingthing (Posts: 328; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
Kinda sad people don't like this. Nothing wrong with a little trash talking.
21. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 934; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
I wonder why there are no companies that dared to poke fun at Sony.
24. Remmy (Posts: 42; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
I think Nokia did once on Twitter (retweeted the Lumia with a DSLR lens), when Sony released the Z1 along with the QX cameras. :)
22. xtroid2k (Posts: 287; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
Right now I have my eyes on Sony. Also I want to see what the s5 is going to be. I want to know what the z2 will pack.
26. victory_zhou (Posts: 12; Member since: 03 Oct 2013)
The reason why LG poke samsung and apple is because samsung is like HTC, after a huge success, they start to sell those lower level smart phone and they cannot update due to the hardware. But every LG phone has a very hardware specs. And the iPhone although have the very nice one hand control but the ratio of the screen was not so good. And some of the customers of apple say that when they are watching videos, the face of the people's were very funny.
27. LikeMyself (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)
LG G2 tired of having to delete videos, upload to cloud storage to save space. Here you go: Xperia Z1 beats the G2 in every aspect except for compactness ;)
38. MachDaddy (Posts: 33; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
Except for screen size. And viewing angles. And G2 doesn't have a halo/light leaking around the edge of the display.
39. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 934; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Indeed, there are some problem with Z1 screen like display lottery and QC issues.
But some Z1 also has a very good screen like this one.
About 175° viewing angles.
40. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 934; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
41. MachDaddy (Posts: 33; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
Playing with the Xperia Z (not Z1), I've found that the visibility washes out when you rotate it, but if you keep rotating it, the visibility comes back. So like 30-45 degrees might look brutal, but 45-80 might look great kinda thing. Either way, no match for LG G2 imho on the viewing angles (if that matters to you).
52. TMach (Posts: 268; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
The screen on the Z1 is has far better viewing angles than that on the Xperia Z. The original comment related to the Z1 not the Z. The Z1 is easily the best phone I have personally used and over the years I have pretty much had them all including, iP3G through iP5, HTC One and the S4!
30. chemhaz (Posts: 145; Member since: 04 May 2012)
Notoriously long lead times, by the time we get it (officially) in Australia the SGS 5 will be just around the corner so the G2 will out for Duck before they can get any sales runs on the board.... howzat.
34. DONUT (Posts: 137; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
but in reality LG needs to start getting their updates in check before coming for other OEMS. they're the ABSOLUTE WORST with updates
42. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 625; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
LG is next Samsung ............... just saying my opinion
43. sunnyfpy (Posts: 29; Member since: 12 May 2013)
Had a LG smartphone before which is full of problems even under warranty.Repaired it 3 times,hardware and software problems still persist .No software update and poor support.
47. newbey123 (Posts: 92; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
LOL, that's actually pretty funny. In my opinion the G2 is way above the galaxy. LG just needs to work on their UI, which is still better than the wizcrap, and get updates out faster.
49. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 May 2011)
speaking from personal experience...samsung offered me the best customer service till date.
50. MaryAnn (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Sep 2013)
I have to say I am a bit surprised they are doing this! I expected that from Samsung , iPhone and Nokia , but not from LG.
I dont think they are yet as big as those ttree gigants so that he can mock at them !
They can mock each other ( as they do ) ,but LG can not.
+ I have to add that I am disapointed in Nokia for commertials mocking Samsung and iPhone... ( and in those two whitch done the same ) Just do your jobs , make good phones and mock no one !!!! U are just mocking at your selfe like that and pulling ratings up for your rivals!!!! Think about that!
54. tehcaucasianasian (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)
True, LG is slow with updates, and it certainly would be nice if my Optimus G got sone updates more often. But, the amount of time waiting is made up for with the amount of features we are given, the updates are pretty darn stable, and is there really any life changing difference between 4.1 and 4.2? It may be outdated, but the OS works and it works well