LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One: which one would you pick?

LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One: which one would you pick?
The LG G2 is out and it is a fascinating device. The first to feature the new Snapdragon 800 chip, it is different by design with its buttons on its back and a minimum screen bezel for an edge-to-edge feel.

The G2 also packs a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization (another first), and it’s got brilliant audio recording capabilities to capture studio-like sound. Last but not least it uses an LG Chem stacked battery that is of the whopping 3000mAh capacity, plenty of juice to last you a full day or why not even two.

With all those high-end specs, the nerdiest of Android geeks should be happy. Now, if you were to choose right now between the most popular Android smartphones out there, which one would you pick? Do you still prefer the Galaxy S4 with all of Samsung’s added features or would you still rather get a high-quality design in the form of the unibody aluminum HTC One?

Those are not your only choices of course - we have the customizable Moto X coming soon and the upcoming rumored Sony Honami. The evergreen iPhone as well is an option. We’ve grouped them all in the ‘others’ section, but you can voice your preference in the comments below. With no further ado, if you were to vote with your dollar right now, which one wins?

LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One: which one would you pick?

LG G2
39.88%
Samsung Galaxy S4
22.74%
HTC One
23.68%
I have got other favorites
13.7%

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89 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Yeah right, like i will ignore the newest with better specs and better features for the old ones. Not saying they're not good...but right now, LG G2 has the upper hand.

4. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The hardware and the packaging look good, but I'm wary of the Optimus interface. I wish LG didn't feel a need to mimic the look and feel of TouchWiz. I'd rather something more like stock, which leaves me in the Motorola camp.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This. If it were stock Android, I'd jump on it in a heartbeat. Then again you can always flash AOKP ROM. Idk. Tough decision.

21. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

there will probably be a Google Play edition of this.

23. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

If the rumors are true about LG partnering with Google again for a Nexus 4/5, then a Google Play edition of this would be moot.

32. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

not necessarily. i doubt the new Nexus will be quite this high-end for it to be sold so inexpensively.

57. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

When the Nexus 4 came out it had better specs everything else, all it was missing was a 32gb of storage and LTE. People don't understand Google Subsidizes it to people in the US, outside of the US or direct from carrier the nexus 5 will be $600+ when it launches.

64. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the only things that made it special were the S4 Pro it's equipped with paired with 2GB of RAM and that only stayed relevant for a little over a quarter, nothing else about it was "bleeding edge". don't get me wrong it was and still is a great value proposition just don't go thinking that the Nexus devices are going to come out with best of the best specs because it hasn't yet.

68. mixedguy

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

I don't see why not.. The Nexus 4 was based off the original Optimus G and both are pretty much identical in hardware. The only differences between the two is the Optimus G has LTE enabled and a 13mp camera is available in certain markets for the G while the Nexus 4 only has a 8mp camera for all markets.. If the Nexus 5 is based off the G2 I'm betting they will be nearly identical as well..

71. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

okay, if you want to believe there will be a S800 powered, 5.2" Display, 3000mAh battery packing Nexus coming in the next few months then whatever man.

86. mixedguy

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

I'm just saying IF it's based off the G2 then it will most likely have similar specs but no one knows who will be making the next Nexus for now.. I also don't know why it's so unbelievable for the Nexus 5 to have a S800 and 5.2" display. The original Optimus G was released in Korea in September 2012 and was the first phone to use the S4 Pro CPU and the Nexus 4 was released just a month later in USA with the same S4 CPU and others specs that are pretty much identical to the original G so it's not uncommon for a Nexus phone to have brand new SOC. Also 5"+ 1080p displays on phones are starting to become common now just like 4.7" to 4.8" 720p displays on phones were becoming common a year ago so it's not like it would be mind blowing to see a Nexus phone with a 5.2" display.. Just saying...

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Probably, but I love Super AMOLED. I don't think I can go back to LCD.

33. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i thought the same thing until i got the Droid DNA. they have their trade-offs.

87. Gdrye

Posts: 111; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Super LCD 3 is the best thing smoking

45. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It's weird how people are conditioned into liking one type or another. I'm the exact opposite, AMOLED screens actually hurt my eyes after owning an Evo 4G LTE for a year, when I previously loved AMOLED screens.

59. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

The nexus 5 will probably be based on the G2

76. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

doubt it. seriously.

61. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

I'm willing to bet money that that idea will never come to fruition—and for good reason. PS: PA's comment system sucks. I have to "subscribe" to every thread I want to comment on that I want to follow? Come on...

66. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

The reason they have u suscribe is so they can track u. It use to be a free for all. It use to be no reason to suscribe

81. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

i like the LG logo on the bottom gives the device a unique appeal

26. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

True. Whether they copied it or not...i'd still prefer it over the S4. And i don't think they call it the Optimus UI anymore, do they? Question: Would you have chosen it, if it came with the previous Optimus UI? But hey, the Google Play edition might pop up anytime.

50. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Whether they call it Optimus UI or not, that's what it looks like. Not much different visually from the Optimus G, for better or worse. I was hoping that after their Nexus 4 experience they would come up with something more distinctive, but it appears the only stock influence is on-screen buttons. Google Play editions are moot for Verizon users like me, and I don't root/rom. Ship it nigh-stock or I'm out.

28. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Yh it would have been good if they went similar to stock, or more unique like sense 5. Then they will truly step out of Samsung's shadow and be their own brand! That said they have differentiated with the interesting button placement.

67. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

Wonder what the iPhone 6, Galaxy S5, HTC, Motorola are going to bring to the table because the way things are going unless you have a super new cool innovation, you're going to be left behind.

2. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Why not include the Moto X.?

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They did, in the others option.

10. Sauce unregistered

They did. You've got other favorites.

16. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Why would they include a mid range phone? You can always pick the other favorites option though.

46. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Right on. Moto X is sexy. Screw the crazy processor or high screen res. All that is unnecessary. I want a phone that feels good and looks good and the Moto X is stunning.

3. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

If somebody offered me one of theses for free obviously the G2, but no way in hell am I buying a non nexus device until KLP is released.

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