Wednesday, October 2, 2013

LG G2 looks to steal customers away from Samsung

     Earlier this month, LG released its successor to the LG Optimus G and Optimus G Pro, the LG G2. It sure packs a punch specifications-wise, but I don't think LG has the name yet to make Samsung sweat. With the Nexus 5 around the corner, we can take a look at the G2 to see what LG has in store next.     
     The G2 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC. The CPU is a 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Krait, which is what the Google Nexus 5 is expected to feature. The G2 sports 2GB of RAM and comes in 16 and 32GB models. The G2 has a 5.2 inch 1080p display as well as a 3,000mAh battery and runs Android 4.2.2 out of the box.

How does it stack up against the popular Samsung Galaxy S4? 

     It certainly seems like the G2 has an edge over the Samsung Galaxy S4, and it does, but not by as much as it would seem. Sure, it has the Galaxy beat as far as its CPU, battery, and screen size, but the Galaxy S4 is still the top dog among Android smartphones, and for good reason. The GS4 features an AMOLED display as opposed to the G2's IPS LCD screen. The AMOLED display offers better viewing angles and is highly sensitive. Throw in the fact that the Samsung is thinner, lighter, and has microSD card support, and you've got yourself a tough decision over which phone to get, as they are both priced at $199 (with contract)

     Overall though, the LG G2 is a solid device, and if you haven't already picked up an iPhone or Galaxy S4, it's worth buying just because of the Snapdragon 800. LG isn't done yet though, as the Nexus 5 will definitely give Samsung a run for its money, especially when coupled with the G2, which you can purchase from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and soon Sprint.

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