The Galaxy S5 vs. LG G2 seems to be a battle worth observing as both of these phones feature high-end specs and screens that exceed five inches.
The LG G2 was a latecomer in 2013 which gave it an advantage over the devices that launched in the beginning of the year. The Galaxy S5 certainly matches up better against this impressive smartphone that was slept on last year than the GS4 did. It is certainly more of a formidable opponent. So which device is the better buy? Here is a brief spec by spec comparison of the two.
The Galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Display with 1920 x 1080 resolution. The LG G2 packs a 5.2-inch True HD LCD capacitive touchscreen with the same resolution at 424 ppi. The features on the G2 were quite similar to the Nexus 5. The Galaxy S5 display is slightly bigger than the S4's, however, the rest of the numbers seem to be the same. It's probably safe to say that the smartphones are close to being even in this category.
The LG G2 features a 13-megapixel camera with autofocus, optical image stabilization and LED flash. The Galaxy S5 comes with a 16-megapixel shooter and some new features such as Selective Focus, High Dynamic Range and the fastest auto focus on the market. Both of these handsets probably take great pictures, but the Galaxy S5 would have to take it in this area thanks to some of the new goodies that come along with the point-and-shooter.
The Galaxy S5 comes with a Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz quad-core processor with 2GB RAM while the G2 packs a Snapdragon 800 2.6GHz quad-core chip with the same amount of RAM. There's not much of a difference here. One of the deciding factors could be the software as Samsung has a reputation for overloading its devices with unnecessary things. Even with that, these handsets are pretty even in this department.
The "glam" Galaxy S5 shines and impresses those who thirsted for a change with the Samsung line. The LG G2's aesthetics do little to innovate as it features a plain black body giving it the appearance of an average smartphone. Despite its impressive hardware, the LG G2 really plays it safe with the exterior which allows Samsung to take it in this area.
The LG G2 is definitely a formidable opponent for the Galaxy S5, however, it does little to bring innovation to the smartphone market. Samsung's weak attempts at change are better than LG's lack thereof. Consumers really cannot go wrong with either of these handsets, however, those looking for a more cutting edge device should go with the GS5.