Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG G2 – Which Is Faster

LG has just released its flagship device for 2013, the LG G2. It is an amazing and fast smartphone with many features and new things but how does LG’s flagship device stack up against Samsung’s flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S4?

LG has made a long way to get where it is today. Previous flagships, LG Optimus 2X and LG Optimus 4X didn’t really help the company to have a big success, so they dropped the Optimus line and created a new one. Now, let’s compare these two devices.



Hardware Specifications
Both of these devices are giantic. The G2 is 1.9 mm taller and 1.1 mm taller than the S4, however the SGS4 is 7.9 mm thick which means itis 1 mm thinner.

The G2 has a 13 MP FHD video recording rear facing camera with LED flash and a 2.1 MP FHD video recording front facing camera and 32 GB of storage. The GS4 has the same rear facing camera but its front facing camera is 2.0 MP and not 2.1 MP and it has 16 & 32 GB of storage.

When it comes to battery life, LG G2 wins hands down. It has a giant 3000mAh battey whereas the S4 has a smaller 2600mAh battery.

Display Type & Resulotion
When it comes to the display types, these devices are very different. The G2 has a bigger 5.2″ True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive with a resulotion of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a PPI of 424.

The SGS4 on the other hand uses a different type of the screen technology called AMOLED. The S4 has a 4.99″ Super AMOLED screen with the same resolution as the G2 but with a higher PPI which is 441.

It’s up to you which screen technology you prefer more.  If you want a display to show real life colors then go for the G2 but if you want a display with an amazing contrast and gorgeous colors popping out of the screen then choose the S4.

Processor Type & Speed

The SGS4 comes in two variants. The GT-I9500 variant which has the Exynos 5 Octa processor clocked at 1.6GHz coupled with PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU. The other variant which we will be comparing today, GT-I9505 has a Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 clocked at 1.9GHz coupled with the Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB RAM.

On the other hand, the G2 has a newer Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.26 GHz coupled with the Adreno 330 GPU. Amazing!

Software Features & Android Version
Both the SGS4 and the G2 have Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean installed out of the box.

The real changes are the launchers and the software features.

The S4 has TouchWizz UX Nature launcher installed. Some users report that the TouchWizz launcher lags very often and sometimes redraws. Apart from that, TouchWizz framework has many cool features like MultiWindow, Pop Up View, Smart Stay, Smart Scroll, SMemo and many more.

The G2 has LG’s own launcher, which is pretty fast and this version has brought many improvements and

That’s it. If you have any thing to say don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.



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