Aug 07 AT 1:58 PM Dima Aryeh 14 Comments

Spec showdown: LG G2 vs the competition

LG G2 Teaser

The LG G2 is finally official, though we’ve known about it for far too long. Looking at the device, it appears that LG is going in the right direction. With a powerful Snapdragon 800 under the hood and what looks to be a pretty nice feature set on top of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the device looks to be at least on par and in some cases even ahead of its competition. Here’s a comparison of the current flagships:

lg-g2-spec-chart

As you can see, the LG G2 has the competition beat with its processor. It’s also competitive in the RAM, display, camera, and software department. The giant 3,000 mAh battery is a huge plus, while the 16GB of memory with no expandable storage is a downer. Overall, it’s a pretty impressive device in the spec department. Now we’ll have to see how it performs in real world usage.

So now that you see how the LG G2 compares to the competition, what do you think of it? Will the Snapdragon 800 be its saving grace, or will LG’s lack of reputation keep the device down? We’d love to know what you think!

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • RoyalJoker

    If this in fact is the nexus 5 I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Let’s go October!

  • Joe

    You have your front and rear camera specs reversed.

    Looking forward to more on the phone. Thanks!

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      Hah, you’re right! Sorry about that!

  • thymeless

    With what is coming down the pipe about Queru quitting AOSP–likely because of Qualcomm shennanigans–I’m leery of supporting Qualcomm devices with my purchase. Have to wait and see how this plays out, but ROOT and ROM is the lifeblood of Android for me. If Qualcomm hinders that, woe to them.

    It’s not Samsung Android has to worry about it seems, Rather Qualcomm.

  • bjssp

    Doesn’t the chart say it comes with 32GB, too?

    Also, at what point does RAM become a little superfluous? In other words, will there be all that much difference between the Samsung Galaxy Note III and the LG G2 as far as speed?

  • Jeff Messer

    The specs are great, but it might be a bit too bulky for me, and I’m not digging the rear buttons. I’d have to try it in person to see how those work out. It does make me more curious out the Nexus 5 though…

  • Pravas

    Lets see what LG brings.

  • donger

    Great specs.

  • Richard Yarrell

    The Galaxy Note 3 will top and destroy the Lg G2 plain and simple. Current Note 2 owners already know the deal and the overall reputation of the industry leader in Samsung. Note 3 reigns supreme easily.

    • redraider133

      Uum the note 3 rumors say it will be using the same snapdragon800 as in the g2 so not sure it is going to destroy the g2..

  • Paul

    All that power and only 16gb of internal storage, which is probably reduced to like 11 or 12gb of usable storage, and no way to expand it? That sucks. One step forward, 2 steps back. I guess they’re counting heavily on ‘the cloud’

  • raver cwb

    After the disgrace of owning a LG G2X with lack of updates and full of bugs, no matter what they come up with I will never buy LG again.

    But again, I’m getting disappointed with HTC and the slow update to 4.2.2 or words on 4.3 or 5.0 updates……

    After all, they still wonder why Samsung sells more devices….

  • mark

    it s silly to leave a space at the bottom that they dont use for physical buttons and use on-screen buttons which narrows the screen

  • omar ahmed

    For me it is very difficult to be pleased with a smart phone, after using iphone 4, 5 and samsung s3, s4…i found that the lg g2 is an amazing phone. This is my first experience with lg and i thing i will contenue with it. The beauty of lg g2 is 3 most important features: 1. Fast processor 2. Battery stay longer even than nokia 3. Screen size is perfect.

    Pls do not touch any of these 3 features with the new one.

    Thanks and well done LG !

  1. RoyalJokerGuest 2 years ago

    If this in fact is the nexus 5 I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Let’s go October!

  2. JoeGuest 2 years ago

    You have your front and rear camera specs reversed.

    Looking forward to more on the phone. Thanks!

  3. With what is coming down the pipe about Queru quitting AOSP–likely because of Qualcomm shennanigans–I’m leery of supporting Qualcomm devices with my purchase. Have to wait and see how this plays out, but ROOT and ROM is the lifeblood of Android for me. If Qualcomm hinders that, woe to them.

    It’s not Samsung Android has to worry about it seems, Rather Qualcomm.

  4. bjsspGuest 2 years ago

    Doesn’t the chart say it comes with 32GB, too?

    Also, at what point does RAM become a little superfluous? In other words, will there be all that much difference between the Samsung Galaxy Note III and the LG G2 as far as speed?

  5. Jeff MesserGuest 2 years ago

    The specs are great, but it might be a bit too bulky for me, and I’m not digging the rear buttons. I’d have to try it in person to see how those work out. It does make me more curious out the Nexus 5 though…

  6. Lets see what LG brings.

  7. Great specs.

  8. The Galaxy Note 3 will top and destroy the Lg G2 plain and simple. Current Note 2 owners already know the deal and the overall reputation of the industry leader in Samsung. Note 3 reigns supreme easily.

    • Uum the note 3 rumors say it will be using the same snapdragon800 as in the g2 so not sure it is going to destroy the g2..

  9. PaulGuest 2 years ago

    All that power and only 16gb of internal storage, which is probably reduced to like 11 or 12gb of usable storage, and no way to expand it? That sucks. One step forward, 2 steps back. I guess they’re counting heavily on ‘the cloud’

  10. raver cwbGuest 2 years ago

    After the disgrace of owning a LG G2X with lack of updates and full of bugs, no matter what they come up with I will never buy LG again.

    But again, I’m getting disappointed with HTC and the slow update to 4.2.2 or words on 4.3 or 5.0 updates……

    After all, they still wonder why Samsung sells more devices….

  11. markGuest 1 year ago

    it s silly to leave a space at the bottom that they dont use for physical buttons and use on-screen buttons which narrows the screen

  12. omar ahmedGuest 1 year ago

    For me it is very difficult to be pleased with a smart phone, after using iphone 4, 5 and samsung s3, s4…i found that the lg g2 is an amazing phone. This is my first experience with lg and i thing i will contenue with it. The beauty of lg g2 is 3 most important features: 1. Fast processor 2. Battery stay longer even than nokia 3. Screen size is perfect.

    Pls do not touch any of these 3 features with the new one.

    Thanks and well done LG !