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LG G2 vs LG Optimus G vs Samsung Galaxy S4

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LG G2 Remove phone

Posted: 07 Aug 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile
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LG Optimus G Remove phone

Posted: 18 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Remove phone

Posted: 14 Mar 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, U.S. Cellular, Cricket
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.4.2, 4.2.2)Android (4.4.2, 4.1.2, 4.0.4)Android (4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)
Dimensions5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches (138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm)5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 inches (131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45 mm)5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)
Weight5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
Body material  Polycarbonate
Display
Physical size5.2 inches4.7 inches5.0 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels768 x 1280 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

423 ppi318 ppi441 ppi
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDIPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Camera
Camera13 megapixels13 megapixels13 megapixels
FlashLEDLEDLED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.4 F2.2
Focal length (35mm equivalent)29 mm 31 mm
Camera sensor size1/3.06" 1/3.06"
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Optical image stabilization, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer, Voice activationAutofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Voice activationBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, 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 activation
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
FeaturesOptical image stabilizationVideo callingDigital image stabilization
Front-facing camera2.1 megapixels1.3 megapixels2 megapixels
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 1500 MHz, KraitQuad core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 320Adreno 320
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2048 MB RAM2048 MB RAM2048 MB RAM
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB64 GB
Maximum User Storage24 GB  
Storage expansion  microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB
Battery
Talk time 15.00 hours
the average is 12 h (703 min)
 
Stand-by time 14.0 days (335 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Talk time (3G)  17.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
Stand-by time (3G)  15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 30 days (710 h)
Stand-by time (4G)  13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 23 days (547 h)
Capacity3000 mAh2100 mAh2600 mAh
Not user replaceableYesYes 
Wireless charging  Optional
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby MobileAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz800 (band 18), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIMYesYesYes
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigationYes
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
HDMIvia microUSBvia microUSBvia microUSB
OtherNFC, DLNA, Miracast, SlimPort, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredNFC, DLNA, MHL, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, Infrared
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation, Video recording  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced07 Aug 201328 Aug 201214 Mar 2013

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