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LG G2 vs HTC One

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Call Quality


LG G2 vs HTC One
The LG G2 features a very loud earpiece. So loud that when you listen at maximum volume your callers voice comes with annoying crackling noises. We recommend toning it down three levels for nearly perfectly clear sound. The HTC One earpiece is also fairly loud, but callers sound a bit dry, and we’d say the G2 has better clarity.

On the other side of the line, our callers reported hearing us loud and clear on the G2. The HTC One is nearly on par here, maybe a bit muffled if we had to pick the nits.

Both devices feature noise cancellation technique that would filter side noises nicely. The HTC One has dual mics, and the LG G2 ups the ante with three microphones.


Battery


One thing we definitely like in the G2 is its large 3000mAh battery. The HTC One in comparison only has a 2300mAh juicer. This gives the G2 an edge as it would easily last you through a day of full use, and into the second, while the HTC One has a bit shorter single-charge longevity.

Battery life

We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage.

Time
Higher is better
LG G2
6h 48 min (Good)
HTC One
5h 45 min (Good)
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Conclusion


The HTC One has aged nicely - it still has that elusive for other Android smartphones aluminum unibody, excellent speakers and rock solid overall performance. Moreover, the HTC One has one of the nicest displays out there. Even with all these assets, though, it is no match for the LG G2.

There are a few reasons for that. First and foremost is the fact that LG G2 matches the HTC One in nearly all areas where it excels - the display is larger, sharp and vivid, the plastic unibody feels sturdy and extremely ergonomic, and with nearly zero bezel the plastic design does not feel irritating at all.

But there is more. The LG G2 has one of the best cameras we have ever seen on an Android smartphones, and with the newest powerful Snapdragon 800 system chip it beats the HTC One in both photography and performance. All in all, without ignoring all the great things about the HTC One, the G2 still gets our praise and recommendation.


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posted on 03 Sep 2013, 05:35

1. sss_ddk (Posts: 61; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


S800 and not S600

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 05:36

2. devoncatt (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


I thought the G2 had the Sanpdragon 800 not 600 as stated above?

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 05:36 4

3. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


htc one rock..
g2 is great phone and i respect to this beauty combine of functioanly and beauti but we know its newer than one for a few mounth but htc one still very georgus super phone with great ui , screen, sound and best body build ..
i think one max can be better than g2 with snap 800 and sense 5.5 ..
both phone are my favorite..
great job htc and lg.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 05:39 2

4. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


plus it i must to say g2 change my mind about LG..
i like htc one very much but now its 50-50 in front of g2..

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 05:46 1

7. PunyPoop (Posts: 741; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Since then I'm with LG, I have lots of LG products in my house and it's very reliable, very affordable!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 22:36

25. chocolaking (Posts: 453; Member since: 22 May 2012)


G2 is really nice . It actually made my thoughts change about LG as well.
but my htc one is sleek as it is.
G2 is also sleek and has a great design.
In my mind the ratio design for htc one and G2 is 51/49
Just because I already have htc one. lol..

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 05:44 1

5. tiara6918 (Posts: 1438; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


The g2 finally made me interested with LG, making it the first LG device I added on my want it list. No doubt that the g2 wins the smartphone battle for now seeing it compete with the competitors before it. Keep it up lg!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:54

9. emadshiny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


G2 did exactly the same thing with me.
thats a great, lovely phone :D

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 05:44 1

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2691; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Design wise HTC One, but overall G2 FTW. HTC get rid of that UltraPixel gimmick. XZ camera is better than HTC One.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:52 3

8. sergiobr (Posts: 421; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


LG G2 my next phone !!!! Adios Sammy !

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 07:02 3

10. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Apple might have to start considering LG in the lawsuits now. The LG G2 is turning to be quite the Android flagship killer.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 07:32 1

11. Packer29 (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)


I am still waiting to see all the info on the Note 3 but i am leaning toward the G2!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 10:52

22. sergiobr (Posts: 421; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Me too. Despite the size of Note III, 60 fps video ??? OIS ??? The rest Sammy is the king !

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 07:59 2

12. yasir-921 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


Slow down LG! Beating up the SG S4 and the hTc One!
Oh My GoD!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 08:00 1

13. yasir-921 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


NO to the Galaxy Note III

Welcome the G2!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 08:10

14. egbtmagus (Posts: 57; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Why no mention of HiFi Audio in any of these? The Ability to play lossless FLAC/WAV audio is huge and no other handset offers it.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 08:18

15. Haridenberg (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Which one has it?! G2 or One?!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 09:24

19. Paradox (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


You can just get a third party player which can play these audio formats, so I wouldn't bother buying either of these phones if you want it for that feature, especially considering they don't have expaandable storage

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 08:27

16. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1299; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I don't care... I want both of them XD Give me Give me

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 08:30

17. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 259; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


just got my One. and i love it

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 08:31

18. nomancool (Posts: 22; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


g2 is newer than one
so there is no point of comparison between them ...you should better compare it to the upcoming htc flagship

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 10:27

20. cristianer (Posts: 40; Member since: 20 Aug 2010)


I see just one problem with the One and it's the camera. You can name it whatever you want but it's still 4 mpx, and a 13 mpx will always win.

That's why I choose G2.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 10:41

21. Taters (Posts: 3259; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The HTC One is huge for a phone with a 4.7 inch screen. They should be embarrassed by their phone size like Nokia should be.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 14:01 2

24. ahhxd717 (Posts: 318; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Omg you post this on every HTC one related article. We get it. You like tiny phones. Some people can sacrifice a little bit on size for features like the speakers and the metal chassis.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:22

23. szaboagoston (Posts: 41; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


I have a little correction to add to your great comparison. My "standard" international HTC One has 32 GB flash memory, so there is no advantage for the G2 in that respect.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 23:36

26. transgressor01 (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Aug 2013)


htc one is best smartphone of the year its solid physically and on software basis also

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 21:37

27. ArtZGraphic (Posts: 16; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


G2 is really better than One. cause G2 is the newest flagship nowadays, LG has fixed their problem such as camera. the G2 camera is really better than LG's flagship before.
but we have to wait the upcoming flagship from HTC, Samsung, and that has just released : XZ 1/Honami. who will be the best?

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 10:39

28. Mazdajdavis (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


One other correction the HTC One records full 1080p in 60fps as well just checked, right there in the options, full HD 60fps that's what the option is called. So that with the fact that the LG has motion blur & is skipping frames I would give the video cam win to the one. Also they didn't mention it but slow motion mode on the One is great & so is the fact that you can slow down the whole thing or just certain parts to add that cool slow motion effect just at the part in the video you need it. Also maybe it's my screen but some of the picture shots where it said the LG stayed truer to the natural colors that's not how they looked to me unless they were miss labled, the LG looked a little washed out & the One pics looked more natural to me. Though I'll give it to LG for a great camera that can beat the One, I can't wait to see the evolution of the ultrapixel. HTC is on the right track that's just basic physics, an 8 ultrapixel camera would be unbeatable. If they could keep the 2um pixel size but squeeze 8 ultrapixels out of it without a Nokia camera buldge.

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