7 reasons why the LG G4 is a better smartphone than the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge


The new LG G4 is here, and while it might safely be viewed as a marginal refreshment of last year's G3, it's still boasting improvements in several key areas. Frankly said, the G3 is a fantastic device, so the G4 can potentially be an even better flagship (still, we'll refrain from verdicts until our full review is ready).

Judging from specs alone, however, we can easily speculate that the G4 might be a tad more appealing to a host of users when we compare it with two of the arguably best Android devices of late, Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Don't avert your eyes, bear with us as we walk you through our argumentation!

Indeed, in terms of specs alone, the G4 is a bit better than Samsung's most recent champions in certain areas, while in others it is lagging behind. Let's check out what makes the LG G4 a better phone than the Galaxy S6 and its edgier counterpart.

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59 Comments

1. QWERTYslider unregistered

The G4 is too big. Anything larger than the Samsung S6 is too much. NO FINGERPRINT SCANNER = FAIL But, kudos for retaining the removable battery and SD. Only a idiot buys a phone without them.

6. seven7dust unregistered

only samsung and Apple seem to have good finger print scanners but don't offer removable storage , maybe you need to hold of for years to get what you looking for. How about a smart watch or something like the mi bad they offer smart unlock.

47. aymnga

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 19, 2012

so you need to try Huawei ascend mate 7 which has the best fingerprint scanner... 1 second unlock from the standby!!!

51. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

yes, because Samsung follows Apple on that regard. it has exactly the same implementation, middle placement, acts double as Home button and fingerprint scanner, and it's starting to look alike...again! only Samsung amongs the other big dogs use physical Home button, and S6 has exactly the same buttons/ports setup as the iPhone 6. looks like Samsung is an Apple fanboy.

59. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

That's funny, wasn't Samsung the first to move the power button to the side?

9. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

Will you stop posting about useless fingerprint scanner on all G4 posts already ??

13. gaming64 unregistered

What's with you and the fingerprint sensor? Fine. Stay with your fingerprint sensor. It wont stop me from buying this soon.

31. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

You miss out a lot of things. You havent seen the live stream so your judgement is useless.

48. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Seems gaming64 didn't see the s6 unveiling live stream but only saw that of g4..i saw both and s6 is far better..

26. MachDaddy

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Jesus, not everyone cares about a fingerprint scanner. You're as bad as the NO REPLACEABLE BATTERY = FAIL. Or are you the same. Sheesh...how many times can you post the same things?

40. HSN87

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Lol! I guess "fingerprint Scanner" is your nick name :-P We dnt need fingerprint sacnner at all. So plz .........

2. seven7dust unregistered

LOL! knew this article was coming the moment I saw the keynote. LOL! typical phonearena

5. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

You're most welcome!

12. seven7dust unregistered

you guys forgot camera hump though , isn't LG's camera flush ? if so it's a nice advantage

7. waddup121 unregistered

I think we all saw this a mile away.

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

its the best phone,i agree s6 go sleep.

29. _moboy

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

No. Remember they only mentioned 7 things out of which, all 7 don't even completely cut it. S6 and Edge have a lot of more boast about so LG sleep :).

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

Am I the only one who sees the bigger screen size as a con?

8. seven7dust unregistered

agree the nexus 5 was a brilliant form factor I hope LG makes a new nexus 5 like phone with updated specs.

14. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

I wanted the G4 to be the same size as G2.. I ll buy this anyways though

45. samsboy unregistered

They would have just maintain the size of the G3

46. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

I meant even the 5.2" screen size with the size of G2

18. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Optimus G, killer phone, it had small bezels and didn't have software keys. One of most ergonomical phones I've used, I wish there were more like it.

38. Awalker

Posts: 1981; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I'm hoping Google delivers a 5" Nexus later this year.

11. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

No, G4 is too big for me, but I'm glad to see phone that will kick S6's ass, not in sales, but it's good to see, that not everyone copies Apple and Samsung in terms of funcionality and we still can enjoy expandable storage and removable battery. Go LG!

16. gaming64 unregistered

Am I the only who noticed that the Timeline feature looks like Moments from iOS?

55. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's xrap slow, benchmarks is just above g3 in 2015, it's doa

10. gaming64 unregistered

Duh. Everything. Period.

15. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

I took my SG edge back. It had some problems. I and wasn't impressed with it. I think the LG G4 is my next phone.

17. gaming64 unregistered

You will never regret it :)

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