PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy Alpha vs G2

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench

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

Talk time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com, phonearena.com and 2 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Samsung Galaxy Alpha 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Alpha  based on its performance.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Alpha vs LG G2

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy Alpha
3,092
LG G2
2,572

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Alpha

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Better overall performance 3,092 vs 2,572 More than 20% better geekbench score
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
More cores Octa core vs Quad core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Lighter 115 g vs 143 g Around 20% lighter
Thinner 6.7 mm vs 8.9 mm Around 25% thinner
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 2x higher def video
Front view of LG G2

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LG G2

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Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 21.1 Mb/s Around 4.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly more battery capacity 3,000 mA·h vs 1,860 mA·h More than 60% more battery capacity
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
Faster processor 2.26 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Sharper screen 423 ppi vs 312 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Bigger screen 5.2" vs 4.7" More than 10% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Alpha  vs LG G2 

8.0
8.0
We here at MobileTechReview have obviously not only seen the display in person, we've used it for a week, and I can tell you overall it's a really lovely screen.
Galaxy Alpha

8.8
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

Overall

8.4 Out of 10
9.1 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy Alpha  vs
LG G2 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.7" 5.2"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 312 ppi 423 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.26 GHz
Number of cores Octa core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 12 MP 13 MP
Resolution 12 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 2.1 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
LTE-A
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/)
HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 660 min 1,278 min
Capacity 1,860 mA·h 3,000 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy Alpha  vs
LG G2 
Weight 115 g 143 g
Thickness 6.7 mm 8.9 mm
Size 65.5 x 132.4 x 6.7 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 5.1 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 v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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