PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of GALAXY Note vs G2

Performance

Processing power and speed

LG G2
8.0
Passmark, Geekbench and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

LG G2
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

LG G2
5.3
Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

LG G2
9.1
Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com, fudzilla.com and 2 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

LG G2
7.1

Winner
LG G2 

PhoneRocket recommends the LG G2  based on its performance, battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of GALAXY Note vs LG G2

geekbench Processor and memory performance

LG G2
2,572

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

GALAXY Note
4,343
LG G2
3,974

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

GALAXY Note
2,053
LG G2
2,478

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung GALAXY Note

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Front view of LG G2

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LG G2

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Significantly better overall performance 2,572 vs 331 More than 7.8x better geekbench score
Faster web browser 2,478 vs 2,053 More than 20% better BrowserMark score
Much longer standby time 49,248 min vs 14,976 min More than 3.2x longer standby time
Significantly faster processor 2.26 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly sharper screen 423 ppi vs 284 ppi Around 50% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 42.2 Mb/s More than 2.2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly lighter 143 g vs 178 g Around 20% lighter
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 800 More than 2x higher resolution
Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Longer talk time 2,058 min vs 600 min Around 3.5x longer talk time; go days without charging
More battery capacity 3,000 mA·h vs 2,500 mA·h 20% more battery capacity
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 10 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

GALAXY Note  vs LG G2 

8.5
8.0
The phone's insanely high resolution 1280 x 800 pixel Super AMOLED HD display is easy on the eyes.
GALAXY Note

7.5
9.4
As it's now the norm, the viewing angles of this IPS LCD screen are very good, although still not perfect, as there's some noticeable brightness loss, but that's normal.
LG G2

8.0
9.0
From here, you can quickly access Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and adjust brightness, too.
LG G2

Overall

7.9 Out of 10
9.1 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

GALAXY Note  vs
LG G2 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 5.3" 5.2"
Resolution 1280 x 800 1920 x 1080
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 284 ppi 423 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 2.26 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
RAM 1 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 13 MP
Resolution 8 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 2.1 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (21.1 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
LTE-A
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 600 min 2,058 min
Talk time (3G) 810 min 1,278 min
Standby time 14,976 min 49,248 min
Standby time (3G) 49,248 min 49,536 min
Capacity 2,500 mA·h 3,000 mA·h

form factor

GALAXY Note  vs
LG G2 
Weight 178 g 143 g
Thickness 10 mm 8.9 mm
Size 83 x 147 x 10 mm 70.9 x 138.5 x 8.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.0 Android 5.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung GALAXY Note
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LG G2
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