LG's G4 to undercut Samsung's Galaxy S6 in Germany (and Europe?), but only with the base model

LG's G4 to undercut Samsung's Galaxy S6 in Germany (and Europe?), but only with the base model
For a week or so now, pricing rumors concerning the LG G4 have been claiming that the company's most high profile flagship for the year will cost more than the Samsung Galaxy S6. With just a day left until we get official word (hopefully) on that, it's plausible for third-parties that find themselves a part of LG's distribution chain to now have a heads-up.

This appears to be the case with select German retailers, who already have pricing info up on their sites. Dug out by WinFuture, the prices are actually below expectations, as the 32GB version of the G4 is set to undercut its 32GB Samsung peer – it'll apparently cost between €679 and €689, which is €10 to €20 cheaper than the Galaxy S6.

Here's the catch, however: These prices are only for the 'base' model without fancy leather adorning its back. For that one, German buyers will have to whip out something along the lines of €729 to €739, which is obviously more expensive than the Galaxy S6, but still cheaper than the extravagant Galaxy S6 edge. Also, do keep in mind that smartphone prices across Europe aren't monolithic, and certain regions usually get their goodies a bit cheaper/more expensive than others.

Will this help LG G4 sales? It isn't hard to imagine that the manufacturer is hopeful. Certainly, if the G4 delivers on all accounts and proves a worthy (or even superior) alternative to the Galaxy S6, that more palatable price tag may play a key role in total sales of the device.

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)
Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. pmugghc

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

If it has a SD808 SoC, it will severely underperform the S6. I think LG is making a BIG mistake!

5. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

Not if the price is right!

9. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The price is above the S6 for the lether model, clearly the price isnt right.

7. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

808 means Qualcomm's horrible A57 implementation. Likely disadvantages: 1. Overheating/batterylife 2. Weaker GPU Adreno 418 - (https://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=gfx31&​D1=LG+G4+%28F500x%2C+H810%2C+H815%2C+H818%29&os1=A​ndroid&api1=gl&D2=Samsung+Galaxy+S6+%28SM-G920x%2C​+SC-05G%29&cols=2) 3. Lesser memory bandwidth (12.8GB/s, half of S6) Let's not forget UFS storage advantages compared eMMC.

12. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

severely. i dont think so. probably in optimized benchmarks and thats it

24. QWERTYslider unregistered

FAIL. I'm actually going to buy the G4, but it's going to be $150-$200 LESS than the S6 when I do. Whether it's at launch, or at a later date, is all up to LG. If the S6, or S6 Active gets a removable battery and SD, I will buy a Samsung tomorrow.

2. Kumar123 unregistered

Leather back LG G4 is the ugliest looking phone of 2015. LG can only outperform/sells more than Samsung if they focus on S6's weakness and make fun of its weakness. Heavily advertise how "cool" G4 is by having a removable battery, SD card support and a long lasting battery life. Make fun of S6 owner as wall hugger. Otherwise there is no way in hell people will choose LG over Samsung.

6. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

LG is doing right. Why should they follow Samsung even in design department? The S6 and S6 edge are selling like hotcake, and there is no way that LG can compete with them. But LG can attract those poeple who don't like S6 S6edge design, and want something new, like real leather and belzeless display.

10. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The G4 isn't bezeless. The bezel seems to be similar to the S6.

20. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

Nope, I don't think so. The S6 bezel is even bigger than the Z3. G4 would be my next phone if the battery life is great like the S6. I like this design.

21. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I'm talking about the side bezel not top bottom bezel and that is even smaller than of the G3. http://www.phonearena.com/phones/size#/phones/size/Samsung-Galaxy-S6,Sony-Xperia-Z3,LG-G3,Samsung-Galaxy-S6-edge/phones/8997,8764,8347,9193

22. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

I have no idea how you calculate that, but according to GSMArena: LG G3 bezel 75%, Z3 bezel 70.9%, and S6 70.7%

23. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

g4 has slimmer side bezels than g3. the slightly curved back cover makes the g4 wider than g3. g4 has bigger 8mp front camera so its a bit taller than g3. the exact screen-to-body ratio of g3 is 76.4% and if we calculate the rumored G4's dimensions it would be @ 74.3%

26. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Again, i was talking about the side bezel not top bottom bezel, as Samsung has a Homebutton + Fringerscanner in the bottom bezel.

3. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

No. Samsung almost gave the chance to Sony, LG and HTC with the release of the GS4 and GS5 (two GS which didnt build any hype as much as the GS2 and S3 did, yes these sold well but because it's Samsung with carried over respect from s2 and s3). But they failed to make big. Xiaomi and Huwaei are another sides of the story as they are offering significantly lower price high end handsets. More than 90% of consumers dont even know how to interpret reviews, so you can't compel the majority just by having raving reviews stating LG G4 is better than GS6). With how beautiful the s6 and s6 edge are, it will be even more difficult. Oh the displays of GS6 and S6 edge are stunningly awesome (and I am using Note 4 with incredible display, I actually envied the new displays) !!!

8. Cicero

Posts: 1144; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I think Samsung GS4 is one of the most sold flagship Android smartphone of all time. How many from this site readers owned it?

25. singhkaran9830 unregistered

I still own a GS4.Don't feel to switch to a new phone right now.While the galaxy s5 wasn't a worthy upgrade for people who owned a GS4.

4. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

Hey, PA. Why aren't you guy counting down the livestream of the LG G4 unveiling event?

11. TechGirl90 unregistered

I don't understand why there are some folks trying to forcast that the Snapdragon 808 chip will be bad performer, I see negative comments about the Snapdragon 808 in articles discussing the LG G4, I have a question for those folks, have you ever tested a device running the Snapdragon 808 Processor, seriously ask yourself this, and don't go by the number of cores it has, or clock speed, because that doesn't define it's performance, REAL WORLD USAGE defines its performance, specs aren't everything if it doesn't translate well in the real world, point being, don't critique something if you haven't tried it yet, that makes zero sense to me, that's like a child that sees vegetables and say it looks and taste disgusting without even giving the vegetables a try first.

17. alouden unregistered

+1 In addition to what you say above, I would add that LG was not going to win this fight no matter what processor they opted to use. Had they opted for the 810, there would have been shouts about overheating. People would have joked about frying eggs on the phone, etc. I am no expert, so i am just going to wait and see what is released.

13. Justkuu

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

If these prices are somewhat correct i would be dissapointed. LG's Unique Selling Point was it's pricetag on the G2 and G3. I think it's too early to pump up the pricetag. LG has not yet cleared her name with yet with only 2 good phones for the terrible phones they made in the past. With these high prices only people who owned a G2 or G3 (or well informed nerds like us) will buy the G4. Others will take the safe route going for Samsung probably.

14. pleezzzz

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

yea tomorrow will be the tell all , and when we get to try it out and the lag is somewhat better and the price is 600 to 650 in the states with a 808 I'm sure it will play games just as good as the g3 or 20percent better with the graphics with the 418gpu and sdcard and if the batyery life is about or 2 better people that waited will be happy enough with the g4 to shell out the cash,especially if their on a next or more everything plan where they can just upgrade to the g5, or maybe go for the less expensive g3,which will be 500 or lower after it comes out,these plans take off 25 dollars per line per phone,the average user wi'll be happy to uprade and drop their bill than add on 7 or 8 dollars .I have 8 lines, if I went with all g3 I'd go from 505 to 450 or it stay the same with the g4 at 28 a month instead of 35 which WOULD be 560 a month.just saying,I'll probably go with one

15. pleezzzz

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

sorry battery life there in the middle,my bad 630 in the morning

16. pleezzzz

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

and two hours where it say or 2 should've had a coffe before this ,looks illiterate,oh well ftw,lg might not sell 1000000, but it'll do fine and next year or maybe we'll get a nugget at the end of this one,and not a a butt nugget,for the the smart asses I beat to the

18. BirkanBilen

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

GALAXY S6 A+++ EXYNOS 7420 16MP WITH OIS + 5MP F1,9 LG G4 B - - - SNAPDRAGON 808 16MP WITH OIS + 8MP F1,8 LG G4's price must be 100$ cheper than S6 because of the soc nm.14nm.

19. TechGirl90 unregistered

As I've stated in my last comment, specs aren't everything, a phone can have 16 cores, that doesn't mean it might perform well in the real world, the device has to have a well optimized software, decent amount of RAM, and a good sized battery capacity, you can't grade a processor that hasn't even been tested by any user yet, since when does specs matter more than the user experience?, how about wait until tomorrow for the device to be official, so that REAL reviewers get their hands-on experience, I say real because there are biased reviewers out there, or you can wait until this device hit the stores to test the performance for yourself.

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