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LG G2 vs Apple iPhone 5

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LG G2 vs Apple iPhone 5
Call Quality


There were no issues with call quality as both the LG G2 and the iPhone 5 produce loud and clear tones through their earpiece. On the G2, we recommend toning down volume around three levels for great clarity as the earpiece is very loud and at maximum loudness voices start to crackle. On the other side of the line, our callers reported hearing us loud and clear, in our natural tones on both devices.

Both devices feature noise cancellation technique that would filter side noises nicely, and the LG G2 even has all three microphones for that.


Battery


One thing we definitely adore in the G2 is its large 3000mAh battery. Not just that, LG has optimized a lot of the experience to fit a low-power envelope - the display uses GRAM for more frugal refresh without affecting quality, and Snapdragon with the improved 28nm HPM manufacturing process is again easier on the battery. All of this combines for record breaking longevity on the G2. The handset will easily last users two days on average.

That comes against a modest 1440mAh battery on the iPhone 5. Then again, truth comes in comparison and the iPhone is also very well optimized. Still, the G2 has a definite edge.

Both batteries are not user replaceable.



LG G2 vs Apple iPhone 5
Conclusion


The Apple iPhone 5 - as any other iPhone - ages gracefully. Its aluminum evergreen monolithic design still feels more solid than that of the brand new LG G2, its display is great and its camera still looks very comparable to the one on LG’s new flagship.

However one year is a lot of time in the tech world. The G2 brings better hardware by definition, but it’s also extremely frugal and has a record-breaking long-lasting 3000mAh battery. On its own, the G2 has a large 5.2-inch screen that is a beauty to behold, great ergonomics for its size, a mostly pleasant Android skin, and a stunning camera.

Credit where credit is due, but if you don’t absolutely require the compactness of the iPhone 5, the LG’s new G2 is the better phone overall.


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