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LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

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Interface and Functionality


Both devices run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with LG and Samsung’s custom skins on top. The two skins are somewhat similar in their looks with a slightly cartoonish, a bit childish appeal with bright and vivid colors everywhere. Samsung uses rounded icons and nature sounds throughout, and allows you to change the font and wallpapers, while LG allows you to completely overhaul the look (icons, fonts, and so on) using themes. There are two themes on board right now, but we expect LG to bring more in the near future.

LG G2 - LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
LG G2 - LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
LG G2 - LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
LG G2 - LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

LG G2


Samsung Galaxy S4 - Both devices run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with LG and Samsung’s custom skins on top. - LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 - Both devices run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with LG and Samsung’s custom skins on top. - LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 - Both devices run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with LG and Samsung’s custom skins on top. - LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 - Both devices run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with LG and Samsung’s custom skins on top. - LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4


The two handsets are stuffed with a bunch of custom pre-loaded applications like an organizer, built-in file manager and so on. The G2 however raises the stakes with its QSlide apps, a selection of applications that run on top of the main window. You can fire up all basic apps like the phonebook, messaging, calendar, mail, memo and so on, as you are doing something else, without having to quit your current app and that’s neat. The Galaxy S4 has a similar feature but instead of displaying apps on top, it splits the screen in two and allows you to run two applications simultaneously.

Basic functionality is well covered in both handsets. The phonebooks are rich in input options on both devices, but we like the G2 for its slightly faster loading times. Samsung allows you to swipe left or right on a contact to call or text them, and the G2 is also conveniently quick as you can call a contact right from the phonebook without opening it.

LG G2 - The phonebooks are rich in input options on both devices - LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
The phonebooks are rich in input options on both devices - LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 - The phonebooks are rich in input options on both devices - LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
The phonebooks are rich in input options on both devices - LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

LG G2

 

Samsung Galaxy S4

 

Both devices are great for messaging. The G2’s buttons are large and well spaced, and found ourselves typing very accurately. Letters on the SGS4 are a bit smaller but also well spaced so you won’t accidentally hit the wrong character. The Galaxy S4 keyboard also felt a bit snappier to us, but overall both handsets are great for texting.

LG G2 - LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 - LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

LG G2

Samsung Galaxy S4


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