Five reasons to buy an LG G4 instead of a Samsung Galaxy S6


Well, LG's flagship for 2015 – the G4 – is almost out of the gates. You will be able to buy the handset in a few hours to a couple of days, and global roll-out is coming soon, with varying time intervals for different parts of the world.

The G4 is sort of a controversial topic – LG played it safe in some areas, while it explored and experimented in others, leaving some users disappointed and others – impatient to get their hands on the fresh smartphone. This contrasts the Samsung Galaxy S6 announcement, which was almost universally well-accepted. Is this because people had their expectations for Sammy set lower, or did it truly introduce a better flagship?

We don't necessarily like drawing the line at what smartphone is better than which. On the contrary – some users will buy the G4 over the Galaxy S6, or any other flagship for that matter, and will have perfectly good reasons to do so. Are you still on the verge of which camp you want to be in? Well, here's 6 reasons that the G4 may be the better phone for you. If you don't vibe with at least half of them – perhaps you should look the other way.


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27 Comments

1. gaming64 unregistered

All subjective. Only 4 and 5 has a point. The rest is utter subjective

38. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Well actually #3 is a fact if you just look at screen to body ratio.

41. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

It may be a fact, but not a fact that customers tend to care much about. It's still subjective.

2. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

6.Cheaper 7.laser auto focus

6. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

8. Better camera 9. You hate those fingerprints on the S6 cause you can't keep it clean

24. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's not a better camera, at this time it's auto mode is not as good as samsungs, that the basic customer who is going to buy this phone at this price will use and its video mode is crap

35. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

G4 has better camera than s6 g6 is a bit better on video recording @1080p only

27. singhkaran9830 unregistered

Its camera captures a bit washed out images in day light and snaps excellent pics in night.S6 camera captures better in day light but has a yellow tint in low light shots.

28. singhkaran9830 unregistered

Here they show the leather back as a plus point and the leather back version of G4 is equally priced as the S6 so its not cheaper.

3. Kumar123 unregistered

Design of the LG G4 looks soooo ugly. Ugly both in hardware and software. S6 wins.

8. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Really i prefer the design and materials of LG G4 I really hate aluminum it keeps getting scratched and glass well in some colors it looks so ugly with all those fingerprints.

19. igorb81

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I beg to differ... That's your opinion to me S6 has an ugly design and UI and this is coming from a person that used every Galaxy from the S to S5 and Note 10.1 both models. Oh and I have Samsung laptop and their monitor. I still have S5 right now. It's a shame that Samsung had to become an Apple. I still have to see what happens with Note 5. I am keeping fingers crossed but losing hope. I will either go with LG G4 or Note 4. Note 4 is still pretty capable phone but I am leaning towards G4 more and more each day. Camera means more to me than anything and having SD card was the smartest decision LG made to differentiate themselves from all the Apple wannabes. I know SD is slow and this and that but I have to have my 128GB without taking out a mortgage. Also I much prefer the new and improved LG UI over Touchwiz now. LG looks a lot closer to Lollipop than Touchwiz. So looks like Samsung will be losing me after many years. I really don't care about all the metal and glass it's not my thing. My phone is always in some slim case so this is really meaningless to me. Superior camera and large screen with small overall footprint is a lot more important to me. Bezels on S6 are unacceptable. To each their own. So long Samsung. S5 was a great phone. I can't say same about the S6. Honestly LG G4 killed S6 for some of us. I can't wait to get my hands on LG G4 for change.

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Did you just defend Samsung? Are pigs flying outside?

37. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

g4 is goodlooking device very class and elegant S6 is ugly but s6 edge is okay.

5. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

G4 because of sd card slot and removable battery. But still, s6 wins!

9. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I don't think it's ugly and I own an S6. I actually think it looks better than the S6. The S6 is too narrow. Looks like another phone (that I hate) a little too much. I just wish the G4 was smaller. Hopefully the colors are more accurate than the G3.

13. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

For more than 90 percent of the consumer, 64 GB of fixed flash storage is enough. I'm sure that number is even bigger with 128 GB. Samsung obviously wasn't targeting a very specific and small demographic of people who like to carry 2,000 high quality ripped audio files, different SD cards with 100s of GB of capacity worth of HD movie files etc. Normal people don't do this, therefore, they sacrificed a novice utility to focus on system stability and speed.

15. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Get note 4 than G4.

39. chenski

Posts: 769; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Only if you want the pen, and even then its prob more worthwhile to wait for note 5

17. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Number 2 is wtf? Edgy screen? On the S6 where? How about the fact that the G4 is not a fingerpring magnet..

18. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Over the last 26 years I've owned cellphones, I can't count how many times I've been caught with my pants down due to broken charge ports, failed batteries or the need to upgrade memory. I like how LG has retained the ability to allow consumers the access of getting around these issues by keeping SD card slots and removable batteries relevant. No needless, expensive service repairs. A consumer can do their own repairs on the simplist of tasks or nurse the device until end of contract. People forget about these important facts and is the reason the industry has seen billions upon billions in revenue from consumer repairs. Keep accessibility in control of the consumer as well as the money. John B.

23. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I like the G4 disign and UI more simplistic..o and the bottons on the back..

26. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I had an LG G2 and I'd definitely consider LG again. It was a great phone. Interested to see the reviews of the G4.

29. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

When is it coming to AT&T does anyone know? Thank you I can't wait to upgrade my G2. I just bought the nexus 6 and returned it the next day...

32. pleezzzz

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I'm trying the s6 just because I work from home and have wireless charging,but I am getting a LG tablet today with the s6, the tabet is for work just because I need one,and I wanted the lgg4, but I know they'll come back with the lgg5 with big specs and killer optimization with there camera also,but I digress,a smaller screen at 5.1 instead of 5.5,well let's just say Verizon is acually been good,for once to let me have a free case,i'm not sure whY,maybe cause I pay 530 a month for 9 devices,but I been with them 6 years,and trading my lgg3 for s6 might be a mistake,but I here that pro mode on the 5.1 upgrade pushes the camera closer to LG camera in manual,i hope so,just been wanting to try Sammy again, but hopefully next year lgg5 blows my mind where I can just keep a phone longer than 12 months,futureproof so to say, but s6 will be my dayly driver,for the next year,so after I get use to not double tapping and Google fixes the bugs,the s6 will win me over,i do have 14 days to deside so if I can't live with the

33. pleezzzz

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

And if I'm a moderate to heavy user will I get through the day with only wireless charging,any will that take the life out the battery faster

34. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

As a person who currently has a trial G4 sent from LG, I really like using the phone. I don't have the leather design, but nonetheless, I think the design of the non-leather variant is still excellent in its own right. The screen is absolutely gorgeous and I love how the colors pop! The camera is also excellent quality. I've become a huge fan of LG electronics lately, because they have yet to let me down. Plus, they're much more affordable than Samsung or Sony.

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