Apple iPhone 5s vs LG G2
And then there’s the matter of size! Comparatively, they’re pretty compact when you think of their respective screen sizes – albeit, the LG G2 is undoubtedly longer, wider, and thicker. Despite that, we appreciate how the curved edges of the LG G2 are more comforting than the sharp bezel around the iPhone 5s.
Quickly looking around their bodies, it’s evident that they share many common things, like their 3.5mm headset jacks and speaker grills, but they do feature their own unique things. For starters, there’s a biometric Touch ID finger print sensor incorporated into the home button of the iPhone 5s, which offers us a unique and hassle-free way of unlocking the phone. Meanwhile, the LG G2 packs an always useful IR blaster to double it as a universal remote – perfect for those occasions when the remote control goes missing!
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Putting them side-by-side, we do notice that the iPhone 5s’ screen is a smidgen brighter, which makes it more visible outdoors when the sun is present. It’s not bad with the G2’s display, honestly, seeing that we’re still able to make it out. When it comes to colors, we get more accuracy with the iPhone 5s – whereas the G2’s display emits colors that are cooler in tone. Worthy of being mentioned too, is the almost non-existent bezels around the sides of the G2’s display, which helps to minimize its overall size.
Display measurements and quality
|Maximum brightness (nits)Higher is better||Minimum brightness (nits)Lower is better||Contrast Higher is better||Color temperature (Kelvins)||Gamma||Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better||Delta E grayscale Lower is better|
|Apple iPhone 5s||587
The numbers below represent the amount of deviation in the respective property, observed when a display is viewed from a 45-degree angle as opposed to direct viewing.
|Maximum brightness Lower is better||Minimum brightness Lower is better||Contrast Lower is better||Color temperature Lower is better||Gamma Lower is better||Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better||Delta E grayscale Lower is better|
|Apple iPhone 5s||86.7%
The CIE 1931 xy color gamut chart represents the set (area) of colors that a display can reproduce, with the sRGB colorspace serving as reference. The chart also provides a visual representation of a display's color accuracy.
The Color accuracy chart gives an idea of how close a display's measured colors are to their referential (target) values.
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12. darkkjedii (Posts: 7697; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Both are very nice, but I chose the 5S for me and my family. The 5S was their choice as well. G2 is a beast though.
5. bloodline (Posts: 674; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
So far Samsung S4, Note 3, HTC One and LG G2 have beaten the iphone 5s
6. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 107; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
WTF are you talking about you complete c...........oh your joking? Sorry...misread it i guess...
13. darkkjedii (Posts: 7697; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
How, specs? We know they out spec it on paper, but so far benchmarks have generally favored the 5S. It all comes down to personal preference dude. You mentioned all those phones beating the 5S, which one do you have? You'd need all 5 to make an accurate comparison, like PA has. Until you possess them all, you're talking like a fanboy. 5S is a beast, like the other 4, and selling like hotcakes smothered in butter and syrup. Mmmmmmmmm butter "in my Homer Simpson voice"
7. number29 (Posts: 78; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
If only we could install iOS 7 on the G2. No matter how much I try to get on with Android, it's just a poor substitue to iOS.
10. sergiobr (Posts: 207; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
If you´re looking only for camera ... go to Lumia 808 or 1020, but if for a a real phone ... S4, LG G2, Note 3 or any Android higher than 4.1. iphone is nothing, just that old one.
14. darkkjedii (Posts: 7697; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Someone who doesn't like android could also say that. They could simply say android is nothing, just that old one lol. You're speaking as someone who doesn't like iOS, so your statement is moot. Just that old one.
15. iDroidWin (Posts: 117; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
Thank you John V for the review, Sir. A fair review in my opinion. I don't disagree with anything said in it. Brilliant and unbiased with no hint of opinion. Will definitely help customers make the right choice. Benefits and shortcomings of both phones highlighted for what they are.
On the other hand, comments are still based redundant.
16. bnick25 (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 May 2013)
If your android person you can't go wrong with lg g2 if you don't mind non removable battery and no sd slot and ok body. the rest is awesome but for iphone they are falling short every other year when they s series come out.im not a iphone person but if somebody is on there phone alot you would not want a iphone that screen is to small
17. chunky1x (Posts: 51; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)
Finally! An unbiased review from Phone Arena. The last time they done this type of review was almost five years ago.
18. mrvid (Posts: 64; Member since: 02 Oct 2008)
Had an iPhone 5s, sucked compared to my LG G2!
19. darkkjedii (Posts: 7697; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Lol dude stop lying. You probably have a G2, and you're just trying to diss the iPhone. If the iPhone 5S sucks, then you're obviously not an iOS fan, and would never have even bought one in the first place. C'mon man lol reallyyyyyyyyy? +1 for the creativity though lol
24. Mittal (Posts: 404; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
haha ... i have seen a lot of posts claiming they had the the S4, Note 3, HTC One, iPhone (seemingly all together) blah blah and they think this/that is better.
lol we are talking some serious money here!
25. darkkjedii (Posts: 7697; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Exactly, and those phones didn't even come out that close to be exchanging them. It gets funny man lol. +1
26. mrvid (Posts: 64; Member since: 02 Oct 2008)
Dude! My company phone is an iPhone 5s, my own personal phone is an LG G2. The reason I don't like Apple is because they hold you hostage to their way and their way only! And they're a year behind in their technology! They didn't even have LTE dude!!
27. darkkjedii (Posts: 7697; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
It took you far too long to come up with this rebuttal. I say you're lying, and just wanted to diss the iPhone. Only you know the truth lol.......wink.
20. ElScorcho (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)
5S pros : compactness
G2 pros : all the rest
Seriously PA, when phones are that different, either don't compare them or at least designate clearly a winner, obviously G2 in that case...
Idea for an intelligent comparision please : iPhone 5 Vs iPhone 5C
I'm curious to know how you could justify Apple's position on those device : same hardware, 1-year-old specs (which were already not high-end at the time), plastic case instead of premium materials but still high price...
Please show us how honnest you can be on a really interesting matchup.
22. 9thWonderful (Posts: 227; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
i wouldn't say obviously...i'd take a 4S over a G2. great specs, i get it but some don't get excited about that one aspect of a phone. plus LG is a carbon copy of whatever Samsung does so you might as well just go w/the brand that LG was trying to be like in the first place. there is no need for a 5 vs 5c comparison as the 5c is virtually the same as the 5...just a newer replacement.
28. ElScorcho (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)
this is the point : it'd be interesting to see what PA would say about it!
5 = 5c, but 1 year later, w/ pastic case, and at relative higher price than what it should be!!
When you state this you cannot rate more then 7.5!
reg. any iPhone Vs G2, if you chose the iPhone it means that you priorize compactness over all (what I can understand) and/or that you love apple's UI.
If you don't care about size and brand, then I repeat : G2 without a doubt.
23. londoner (Posts: 29; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)
thanks for the info... i definetely will go for G2
29. 211275 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)
iPhone 5s all day! I just returned the G2 after 5 days and went back to the 5s. The 5s has better battery life over wifi and LTE, camera, build quality, radios, brighter screen with better viewing outdoors and its thinner and lighter. Oh and look at those benchmarks. The A7 is a beast, it simply crushes the Snapdragon 800 with two less cores nonetheless!
30. arenaboy007 (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)
I guess you skipped this part. "battery life is superior with the LG G2. To be exact, a full charge provides us with two days of normal usage – whereas it’s the normal single day of usage with the iPhone 5s." Throw in LTE and wifi and iPhone 5S will die quicker than any android flagship phone(except for Nexus 5).
Benchmarks don't really mean much for most end users. Unless you are buying the phone just to benchmark it all day, there's no difference when it comes to real life usage. Sorry but this is no longer android cupcake, android has already caught up to apple. ;)
31. mqmorasch (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)
I'm too smart for iOS.... It's the old person or technology fearing marketplace.