LG G2 vs HTC One: first look

LG G2 vs HTC One: first look
Out of all the Android makers out there, HTC was one of the first to actually announce and release its flagship smartphone this year. In that time alone, it has managed to remain memorable, despite the onslaught of competition entering the space. Now that its presence is finally known, the LG G2 is aiming to knock off its competition one-by-one - and the HTC One is absolutely on that death list! Our time comparing the two might be brief, but that doesn't prevent us from seeing how they stack up against one another.

Somehow magically, LG is able to craft a device with a significantly larger display, while also having an overall size that's meticulously close to the frame of the HTC One. Putting the two next to one another, our mind is totally blown away by the LG G2's form fitting stature. However, it pales in comparison to the sturdy construction, premium element, and attractive design that the HTC One is flaunting. Sure, it might be heavier in the hand, but that's something we come to expect from a device fashioned out of aluminum. On the other hand, the plastic construction of the LG G2 gives it a noticeable light weight feel in the hand, but its lacks the same sturdy construction of the HTC One.

Attached with that high-end status, it's only fitting to see nothing except 1080p resolution employed by these two. Specifically, it's a 4.7-inch 1080p S-LCD 3 display on the HTC One – while the LG G2 takes the size up a notch with its 5.2-inch 1080p True HD IPS display. Even though the pixel density figure on paper goes to the HTC One, our eyes can hardly tell the difference from a normal viewing distance. Moreover, they share many of the same qualities – like their neutral color production, great viewing angles, and low distortion. However, what continues to amaze us is the insanely slim bezel surrounding the left and right edges of the LG G2's display.

Compared to their respective predecessors, these two Android powered smart phones have made significant improvements with their software experiences. HTC's approach was to focus immensely on the visuals with it Sense 5 UI, which it does stand out between the two. Unfortunately for the LG G2, the visual stature of it isn't as profound this time around to match its rival's more modern look. It might be lacking in the presentation, but the newly outed LG G2 makes up for its discrepancies with its deeper functionality. From presenting us with a new form of multitasking with its Slide Aside feature, to other useful things like Text Link, we can already recognize LG's efforts in honing in on functionality over visual allure.

HTC started on the right path earlier this year when it released its flagship in the One, as it was universally praised by many people. It's established, no doubt, which continues its cause in being a notable figure in the scene. Obviously, thee LG G2 is making those first steps right now, but knowing that its armed with the latest hardware around, it's surely going to give the HTC One a good run for its money.

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  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)
  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. nobihitoshi

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

htc one FTW.....

2. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

I'd choose the G2, cuz I personally owned a HTC and LG device, and I was much happier with the LG device. Plus, I'm a specwhore.

9. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

but dont u forget that a real plasure of android is only come with htc device and sense... ONE for sure but g2 is great too.

15. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

That's just your experience and preference for the HTC One. Doesn't make it any more pleasurable..

4. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

g2 for me..g2 is the best & beast.I will go for lg because since almost 3 years my mom using optimus 2x & I am using optimus 4x..that's a long time & both phone have had no problem...but my friend's one x was already in coma within one month after he bought..worst service ever...

16. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I agree. My best phones have been LG phones. Just good all around phones.

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

G2 for now, but I'm waiting on the One Max.

8. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

One Max IMO bro. Even if they match spec-wise, just remember 3 words.. Robert. Downey. Jr.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Definitely LG...

5. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

......? :-!

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Latest specs dude.

6. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

HTC One is just so beautiful :')

17. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I agree. The HTC One is the most beautiful phone of all. I had my heat set on it when it comes to Verizon , but now am loving the LG G2

19. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

+1. But ahem... I'm sorry, Your heat?!

10. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

I don ´t like the Sense UI, and the G2 design. That´s why I choose the Galaxy S4 - beautiful UI and design too.

11. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

LOL at beautiful UI and beautiful design. Those two things don't go hand in hand with Samsung.

14. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 895; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

i dont get it.. design of samsung is very similar to LG....And who on this earth doesnt like sense UI.. it the most properly woven into android & most beautiful.. if u feel Sense is ugly get ur eyes checked...

23. julaiele

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

You don't like Sense UI of HTC? Then you're missing 99% of your most precious life baby! That's too bad.

13. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 895; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Who put clock at the bottom in HTC one..?? LOL.. looks pathetic...clock should be on top... Juz saying...

18. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I noticed that clock on the bottom too. It just looks out of place .

20. TMach unregistered

Samsung Galaxy S4 and the LG G2 are interchangeable....the HTC One is absolutely unique! As I have the One already and my upgrade is due in September, might be tempted to look at the LG G2 but LG's lack of support is super worrisome!

21. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

LG´s on screen buttons are just so god damn ugly :(

22. julaiele

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

Nothing compares for the beauty of HTC One. The built and quality is extremely unmatched by any S4 or a new G2,, It's what they call... PHONE FOR THE GODS... or for humans... it's the BEST OF THE BEASTS.

24. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

wow!! somebody needs a girlfriend or boyfriend.

25. danishaslam

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 22, 2013

Loving G2 now , Damn its a Beast of the beasts...

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