PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of S4 vs G2

Performance

Processing power and speed

Galaxy S4
7.8
LG G2
8.0
Passmark, Geekbench and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Galaxy S4
n.d.
LG G2
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Galaxy S4
5.2
LG G2
5.2
Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Galaxy S4
8.7
LG G2
9.1
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com and 3 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Galaxy S4
6.9
LG G2
7.1

Winner
LG G2 

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

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S4 vs LG G2

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy S4
1,856
LG G2
2,572

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Galaxy S4
3,414
LG G2
3,974

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Galaxy S4
2,670
LG G2
2,478

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S4

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S4

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Faster web browser 2,670 vs 2,478 Around 10% better BrowserMark score
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Store more stuff 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Lighter 130 g vs 143 g Around 10% lighter
Thinner 7.9 mm vs 8.9 mm More than 10% thinner
Front view of LG G2

Reasons to consider the
LG G2

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Better overall performance 2,572 vs 1,856 Around 40% better geekbench score
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly longer standby time (3G) 49,536 min vs 22,176 min Around 2.2x longer standby time (3G)
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Faster processor 2.26 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More battery capacity 3,000 mA·h vs 2,600 mA·h More than 15% more battery capacity
Slightly bigger screen 5.2" vs 5" Around 5% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4  vs LG G2 

9.0
8.0
Call quality is superb, data speeds over LTE 4G are excellent and the display has those better than life colors that many love.
Galaxy S4

9.3
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

9.0
9.0
Gaming on the Samsung Galaxy S4 is handled by the Adreno 320 GPU, which can still work its magic when it comes to giving smooth, real to life gaming on the go.
Galaxy S4

Overall

8.7 Out of 10
9.1 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S4  vs
LG G2 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 5" 5.2"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 440 ppi 423 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.26 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 64 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 13 MP
Resolution 13 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)
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
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 1,020 min 1,278 min
Standby time (3G) 22,176 min 49,536 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 3,000 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S4  vs
LG G2 
Weight 130 g 143 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 8.9 mm
Size 69.8 x 136.6 x 7.9 mm 70.9 x 138.5 x 8.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No Yes

software

Operating system Android 5.0 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 v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung Galaxy S4
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LG G2
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