It was quite much considered that the Samsung Galaxy S4 topped the list of the best smartphones for this year, although there are some competitors like the HTC One, the Sony Xperia Z, but will it be on the top of the league after LG has come up with their flagship device, LG G2? Or even after the recent release of the Moto X from Motorola, which is a sole product from Google? Let’s see below.
LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Moto X Smartphone Comparison
Display, Screen and External Form Factor
The LG G2 has been announced with the 5.2-inch screen, compared to the slightly smaller 5-inch one in the S4, and this is quite bigger than all the flagship devices announced by the different brands this year. The display in both is a Full HD one with the 1920 x 1080 pixels screen resolution. While it is the IPS display in the G2, the display in the S4 is a Super AMOLED one. Compared to these two, the Moto X is quite smaller with the 4.7 inch touchscreen which comes with the 720p AMOLED display.
The design is where the G2 and S4 differ a lot, with the LG’s smartphone getting a totally new concept of design, with the side buttons being pushed to the back panel, while Samsung retained the Galaxy’s standard design in the S4. These two would be well faded away when the Moto X comes into the market, for its design having more than 500 options to choose from, and the back panel is one of the main focus.
Processor, Internal Powering
Processor wise, it’s the G2 from LG that would take away all the appreciation with the 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, being way better than the Galaxy S4 which although has got 8 cores, the clocking speed is 1.9GHz on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, while the one in the Moto X is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro clocking at 1.7 GHz speed.
The RAM support for multitasking is the same with 2GB RAM available in all the three devices, while the GPU is a little advanced in the G2 with the Adreno 330 compared to the Adreno 320 in both the Galaxy S4 and the Moto X.
Rear and Front Camera
The results of captures cannot be compared right now, but given the specs there’s nothing much different except the inner features because the LG G2 and the Galaxy S4 have got a 13-megapixel camera on the rear side assisted with the flash, while the Motorola Moto X has got a 10.5MP Clear Pixel camera.
The camera in the Galaxy S4 has got its own dedicated features such as the Dual capture using both the cameras together, while to make the picture quality better, there is Optical Image Stabilization in the camera of the LG G2. Video capturing of 1080p Full HD quality is possible in all the three cameras, and the front cam is not much different in all the three – 2.1MP in the G2, while 2MP in both the other devices.
OS, Interface and Features
The latest Android OS version is Android 4.2.2, and thus all the three smartphones are coming with the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 version. The interface is quite different in all the three devices, with the Galaxy having the TouchWiz UI which is still the easiest to use, but when someone is looking for some good customization it’s LG G2 and Moto X which would give us something better.
Some special features which can be seen in the specific smartphones, include:
- LG G2: HQ Audio, Guest Mode, Slide Aside, QuickRemote, Hi-fi Audio
- Samsung Galaxy S4: Air Gestures, Smart Pause, Smart Scroll, Group Play, WatchON
- Motorola Moto X: Active Display, Quick Capture, Touchless Control, Design customization
One of the important factors to consider, the battery is the best in the G2, which could now easily beat the Galaxy S4 which was known to have the longest battery backup in the latest best Android smartphones. Going with the specs, the G2 is going to have a 3000 mAh battery, with the Korean version having a 2,610mAh capacity, while the battery in the Galaxy S4 is of 2600 mAh and in the Moto X, it is 2200 mAh. We aren’t sure whether one can remove the battery of the LG G2, but it can happen in the S4 but the Moto X is a unibody and thus the battery is non-removable.
Connectivity wise, there’s nothing much that would be different in the three smartphones, because the Galaxy S4, LG G2 and the Moto X have got the LTE apart from the CDMA, EV-DO, GSM, DC-HSPA+ connectivity options and there’s NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 technology and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band.
The pricing of the LG G2 is not yet confirmed, but the phone would be available through 4 carriers in the US, and globally through around 130 carries in the coming 8 weeks. But when you talk about the pricing of the Galaxy S4 and the Moto X, we already had said how bad the pricing of it is – Check Moto X Pricing issues.
Samsung Galaxy S4 – $600 Click for Price on Amazon
Motorola MotoX – $575
Now, if LG decides to go bonkers and set a pricing of over $600 for its latest flagship device, it would be harder to select a smartphone to buy, but if the pricing is well in competition with that of the Galaxy S4, we would be seeing it as a better choice because of the given specs, and the screen isn’t that huge in the lines of the Galaxy Note, and the 5.2-inch screen won’t be at all larger compared to the 5-inch display of the Galaxy S4.
LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Motorola Moto X Specs Comparison
|Specification||LG G2||Samsung Galaxy S4||Motorola Moto X|
|Screen||5.2-inch IPS Display||5-inch Super AMOLED||4.7-inch AMOLED|
|Resolution||1080p Full HD, 423ppi||1080p Full HD, 441ppi||720p HD, 312ppi|
|Dimensions||138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm||136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm||129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm|
|Processor||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800||1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600||1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro|
|GPU||Adreno 330||Adreno 320||Adreno 320|
|Android||Android 4.2.2||Android 4.2.2||Android 4.2.2|
|Rear Camera||13-megapixel, LED Flash, OIS||13-megapixel, LED Flash||10.5MP, LED flash, Clear Pixel|
|Video Recording||1080p Full HD||1080p Full HD||1080p Full HD|
|Front Camera||2.1 MP||2 MP||2 MP|
|Battery||3000 mAh||2600 mAh||2200 mAh|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band||802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band||802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band|
Did you like the LG G2? If yes do let us know what you feel is the best feature that would make you feel the G2 is better than the S4, or the Moto X, or even the HTC One!