LG just recently announced the successor to the Optimus G, the G2. Compared to the Galaxy S4, it’s quite an increase in power, hardware wise, but just what’s changed? Find out in our “by the numbers” comparison.
Is the difference in screen size between the Galaxy S4 and LG G2. The G2 comes in at 5.2-inches, a whole 0.21-inches larger than the Galaxy S4′s 4.99-inch screen.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has 14 more ppi than the LG G2, with a total of 441ppi. The newer, LG G2 sports a pixel density of 424. There isn’t much of a noticeable difference here, the screens both look beautiful, and text is as sharp as ever. Pixel density isn’t the only thing that makes for a beautiful screen, though.
The G2 has a Full HD IPS display capable of 1080p resolution while the Galaxy S4 boasts of a Super AMOLED display, also capable of 1080p resolution.
Additionally, while both are 1080p displays, LG claims that their usage of IPS-LCD technology is superior, and that their display offers more subpixels than the display on the Galaxy S4, as seen in the image above.
The LG G2 sports a Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU, clocked at an impressive 2.26GHz. That’s 396MHz more than the Galaxy S4′s Snapdragon 600 processor, clocked at 1.9GHz. It’s a pretty impressive speed boost.
The LG G2 boasts of a 3,000 mAh battery, which is a whole 400 milliamp hours more than the Galaxy S4′s 2,600 mAh removable unit. Really, you shouldn’t notice much of a difference between the two. After all, the G2 has a larger display, and has a higher clock speed so it’s easy to see why LG opted for more power to run that beefy Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core processor and large, 5.2″ 1080p display.
There’s no difference between the LG G2 and Galaxy S4 in terms of megapixels. There’s likely a few differences in the software that controls the optics, but beyond that, everything is pretty much the same. From everything we can see, it appears that it’s the same Sony image 13MP image sensor contained in both.
On the other hand, most of the differences lie in the software(e.g. Samsung’s fully featured camera mode suite). LG’s G2 probably has a few things similar to Samsung’s camera modes given the few similarities already, so either way, you can expect to have a good camera experience.
It’s very important to note that devices with a Snapdragon 800 SoC on board are also packing what many consider to be one of the finest mobile GPU’s available today – the Adreno 330. What makes it notable and impressive is that it offers performance increases in the range of 35-50%, which is substantial. Even by today’s standards the Adreno 320 is impressive, but the Adreno 330 just brings so much more. With the G2 packing the Adreno 330 and a Snapdragon 800, it’s a no brainer as to which device is superior here.
There’s no differences in RAM. Both the LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy S4 feature 2GB of RAM, making multitasking and overall speed of the device as smooth as can be.
Overall, the LG G2 is pretty impressive upgrade over the Galaxy S4, especially that quad core Snapdragon 800 processor.
Make no mistake, friends. Both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG G2 are at the absolute top end of the spectrum. Do you think LG pushed things too far in choosing a 5.2 inch display? Any thoughts on the button placement? What do you think about the LG G2 so far? Are you interested? What do you like and dislike about the device? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!