LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One: specs comparison

LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One: specs comparison
Ah, the LG G2 is finally here, which means we can go ahead and compare its specs to those of some of its fiercest rivals out there. Specs aren't everything, we know, but we also can't deny that there's a considerable dose of fun in comparing the specifications of top-shelf devices. So, being helplessly unable to resist the urge, let us examine what these babies have to offer on paper!

First thing that catches our eye - LG is trying to outshine its competitors by installing an even larger screen! With a 5.2-inch display, the LG G2 outgrows the Samsung Galaxy S4 (5") and the HTC One (4.7"), but thankfully, the G2's dimensions haven't gone out of control, as you can see. Thanks to those ultra-narrow bezels, the G2 is actually almost the same as the Galaxy S4 in terms of footprint.

Without a doubt, however, we know that specs fanatics will be most interested in the CPU/GPU part of this comparison, and what do you know - this is where the LG G2 really shines with its Snapdragon 800 chipset and Adreno 330 GPU. Obviously a class above the others, the G2's quad-core processor is clocked at the staggering 2.26 GHz, which should provide some additional punch compared to the GS4's 1.9 GHz and the One's 1.7 GHz, though we can't think of too many applications that would be able to take advantage of all the horsepower right now. Anyway, it's obvious that the G2 is a smartphone for those who want to be on the bleeding edge of mobile technology. And that Adreno 330 GPU? We're sure it'll have absolutely no problems handling each and every 3D game that comes out in the next one or two years.

A beefy 3000 mAh battery, 13MP camera, 1080p resolution screen, LTE... the G2 just has it all. If you truly care about the specs of your smartphone - we can only imagine how badly you want this phone!


DESIGN


OSAndroid (4.2.2)Android (4.2.2)Android (4.2.2, 4.1.2) Sense 5.0 UI
Dimensions5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches (138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm)5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches (137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm)
Weight5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 4.4 oz (127 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.4 oz (127 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 4.4 oz (127 g)
Side KeysRear: Volume control, Power/Lock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock keyRight: Volume control
ColorsBlack, WhiteBlack, WhiteBlack, Red, White
DISPLAY


Physical size5.2 inches5.0 inches4.7 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density
423 ppi441 ppi468 ppi
Technology
IPS LCDSuper AMOLEDS-LCD 3
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)
BATTERY


Capacity3000 mAh2600 mAh2300 mAh
TypeLi - PolymerLi - IonLi - Polymer
Not user replaceable  Yes
Wireless charging Optional 
HARDWARE


System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064TQualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Processor
Quad core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300Quad core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 320Adreno 320
System memory
2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR32048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR32048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR3
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB32 GB
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
CAMERA


Camera13 megapixels13 megapixels4 megapixels
FlashLEDLEDLED
FeaturesAuto focus, Touch to focus, Optical image stabilization, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer, Voice activationBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer, Voice activationBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Optical image stabilization, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
FeaturesOptical image stabilizationVideo callingOptical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling
Front-facing camera2.1 megapixels2 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps and 60 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
TECHNOLOGY


DataLTE-A, LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.ALTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Global RoamingYesYesYes
Positioning
GPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass
CONNECTIVITY


Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac

MIMO  
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYesYesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
HDMI via microUSBvia microUSB
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
OtherNFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared

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41 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Son of a BEAST!

2. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

AGREED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

36. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

another gigantic beast is coming SONY Honami can't wait to see..........!!!

3. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

g2 even blow note 3 out of water

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That made me laugh. Thanks for the joke of the day.

11. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

No joke buddy. It's a fact. Blows Note 3 up and away.

14. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Hahhahah!You work for Samsung and allready see Note3?

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The same way the Optimus G was suppose to blow the S3 and Note 2 put of the water? Lol get real.

30. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

how where is the note 3....oh wait its not out yet...idiot

20. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

.....

4. Kurai unregistered

LG...striving to out-bloat Samsung.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

G2 = Beefed up S4. Nothing new here.

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

You jelly bro?

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Of what? What new features in software has LG implemented that aren't in the S4 or HTC One?

18. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

13MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization. 24bit, 192kHz audio output. Slide Aside.

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

13MP / OIS is hardware, not software. Anything else?

21. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

All I know is the Slide Aside feature. Haven't you heard of that?

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yeah on the iPad, which I'm pretty sure Apple has a patent on it.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31633; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Got em with that one Smurf +1

22. AnaheimElectronics

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

I don't think using software as a defense for the S4 or HTC One works, considering that the S4's "software" was mostly gimmicks and the HTC One just has Zoe (which is pretty much just for editing photos).

7. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Thats a huge battery!

10. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The larger screen and better cpu/gpu cancels that out, battery life will be on par with s4.

28. xpr3ss10n

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

Smaller than the current note 2. NOTE 3 is going to kill this. It doesnt even have a Stylus

8. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I hope if Google and LG are working together on the Nexus 5 that we may be looking at the basis for it right here!

9. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The current rumor is the Optimus G2 is what the Nexus 5 will be based off.

31. jamesedward318 unregistered

Links?

38. blingblingthing

Posts: 982; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Google isn't helping it's OEM partners having cutting edge hardware for 350 USD. This will make it hard for manufacturers to make money with android.

13. tll84

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

why does it seem so impossible to get a top tier android that has a large battery AND microSD? maybe the Galaxy S V?

17. iWinDroid

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

w. decacore 5MHz cpu & quad gpu w/ 50mpxel cam rear/ 20front w/ slow mo vid recording. no bezels at all! ehehe! dats d next GS5, still a plastic back cover though :P

27. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

I enjoy plastic stuff, than plastic attitude.

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