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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs LG G2: first look

0. phoneArena 07 Sep 2013, 15:15 posted on

Samsung has just announced its new phablet, the Galaxy Note 3, but LG has also recently unveiled a killer product - the G2, which has already proven to be an amazing smartphone. Seeing that these two devices will soon meet on the market, it was only natural for us to go ahead and produce a quick comparison between them at IFA 2013...

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posted on 07 Sep 2013, 15:32 10

5. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


Phonearena!Pink Note3 Why?Black looks more beautiful!Next time please use two phones with the same color

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 21:58 2

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


Ray S. Loves pink!

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 03:38 1

39. scumbledEGG (unregistered)


because only women takedown notes!!! haha!

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 15:37

6. papss (unregistered)


I'm so confused about what phone to buy as a second phone... I prefer the G2 but worry about updates, I love the note 3 but the lack of IOS is a deal breaker.. I would love to wait for the 1520 but waiting hmmm

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 15:52

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 22745; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Papss remember the buyers remorse period. Try em both, then pull the trigger on one and enjoy it. I have to have both iOS, and android also. Note 2 and ip5s for me, the note 3's back combined with it not blowing me away made my mind up to keep my note 2

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:11 5

15. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


what do you mean the lack of IOS? do you mean OIS?

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:22

19. imkyle (Posts: 1078; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Both of them have huge screens, insanely fast CPU's and GPU's so specs wise they are neck and neck. The Note 3 offers so much stuff with the s-pen. If you take notes a lot then this device is for you. If you don't then I would look at the G2. The G2 is also $100 cheaper on contract. Both are great phones.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 17:09 5

24. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Knowing Samsung, they will most likely release an updated version of the Note 3 halfway through it's lifecycle so fingerprint reader/OIS with 4.4 installed out of the box will be around by the time Galaxy S5 is unveiled, or they will simply update the Note 3 with 4.4 Kit Kat shortly after the GS5 is unveiled but without OIS on board.

With the G2 that's a bit tricky but seeing as LG put a lot of investment into advertising the heck out of the G2 compared to its predecessor, it's safe to say this is their investment into the bank for a full year despite the fact that LG are also making the nexus 5 so updates galore will be their priority I hope. Best thing really is wait for the Nokia 1520 announcement and make up your mind then, I'd be asking myself whether Nokia or MS will continue supporting the 1520 for longer than 18 months once Nokia's Lumia is sold to MS!

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 17:47 1

27. MartyK (Posts: 871; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Don't forget to throw in the Nexus-5 into the mix ,...this is going to be a very rough decision this year...

this is so sad, I bet Apple lover don't have to go through this stress....hahahah

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 20:54

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


1520 id say papss, but since u already own 1020, Id suggest Note 3, htc one or sony z1

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 15:48 1

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 22745; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nice phones. Looks wise g2 gets the nod, but the notes better all around most likely. All up to the user though.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 15:59 8

11. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 823; Member since: 11 May 2013)


As far as other tech sites are concerned, the design and feel of the note3 are excellent for them.. I used the photo compare tool of gsmarena and the picture quality of g2 is not that great compared to gs4, why is that??

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:21 2

18. JMartin22 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


The G2's advantage is taking pictures in low-light settings and turbulent usage [moving vehicles, very shaky hands]

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:06 12

13. maherk (Posts: 4211; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Cheap shot phonearena!! Using the pink version is a lame way to repel people from the note 3.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 21:21 1

33. KillgoreTrout (Posts: 53; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


No it is not...

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 22:12 3

35. special4u (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 May 2013)


note 3 is for girl

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 08:25 1

43. lpratas (Posts: 363; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Oh yeah? And you are a girl! It's a phone as for business as for geeks.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:46 3

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


These two are both beast, the only advantages of gnote3 are having replaceable batt, s pen, hug display, 3gig of ram. In term of performance, they're both spectacular, and I love to know that G2 got 11+ hour of internet browsing. Good luck for both of you!!!

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 05:12

40. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


G2 don't have a SD card slot,so when you buy 16GB version...... You get only 8-9GB free space!

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 17:25 6

26. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


If the G2 had come out on unboxing day it would be doing well but the note 3 will kill it

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 00:33 2

38. Gatman (Posts: 18; Member since: 07 Sep 2013)


I really don't know if 3 gigs of ram is any different from 2 .

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 05:37

41. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


You know why they delayed this vs. video right..? Because we all knew the samsung fanboys would pop out of the woodwork like ants. We all know G2 > Note 3, that said Note 3 is a nice tablet, but not comparable to the G2

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 06:18

42. yasir-921 (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


G2 Better Than Note iII.
G2's Camera, Battery File, Ergonomics, Looks, U.I better than Note 3's...

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 12:28 1

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


NOTE 3 is way way Better and USEFUL in Real Life, except if you are just stock in your House almost everyday. Note 3, GREAT DESIGN! Great Performance! Love the new features of the S-Pen, and its amazing that it was able to increase the screen size without increasing the whole Height of the phone. Awesome! Great job Samsung-King of Android! :)

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 18:34

46. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Don't worry guys. iMedia will bash hard AMOLED displays, as long, as it is not affordable for Apple. This is new tech and Samsung(the best AMOLED developer), and the other companies, have no capacity to produce plenty of them, even for their own devices .
When Samsung have capacity to produce iPhone AMOLED displays, the same day all the iMedia will write that AMOLED is the best display tech, and how clever was Apple to wait until Samsung to make it right.
And then you will read hundreds of articles , how superior are iPhone retina-amoled(samsung) displays , vs Samsung displays.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 18:59 1

47. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Ray again shamelessly lie that Note 3 display is not good on day light. AMOLED so far had a bit issue there , but not anymore with Note 3 display.
Next lie is about color superiority of G2, using again this apple-ish " true-to-life colors" iBS
Third lie is that he, suggest that Note 3 is not more beautiful and classy design than G2.
He didn't bother to mention multi-window and drag and drop , too

As I said not long ago , LG G2 will last as long as Note 3 come on the market. It will be forgotten just like HTC One(G2 is much better but sealed like One). No matter how the iMedia push them, to take slice of the Samsung's market, so Apple to regain the lead- it will not happen.

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