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    Default HELP! Is this phone worth it????

    I just bought the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Sunday (09/1/13) from T-mobile
    They just announced the LG G2 release on 09/18/13,

    My question: Should I return the S4 within the grace period of 14 days and then Purchase the G2????
    Is the LG G2 worth the restocking fee of 50 bucks?
    And what features will it come with that will truly impress me?

    Thanks!
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    It's up to you to figure that out. If you want my opinion I would take this over the S4 hands down. To be honest it's not even close due to a few reason; The Snapdragon S800 SoC, Superior Camera, and the Superior Screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwyche007 View Post
    It's up to you to figure that out. If you want my opinion I would take this over the S4 hands down. To be honest it's not even close due to a few reason; The Snapdragon S800 SoC, Superior Camera, and the Superior Screen.

    #HOLOYOLO
    Thats exactly what I was thinking.... But will this processor be that big of a difference? and I dont care much about the screen. But I do enjoy a nice camera.

    FYI. I have the S4 already rooted running the GPE ROM. which is the way google intended it to be. And it works very well with the Snapdragon 600.
    I love Vanilla android, and I have never owned a LG phone (except the Nexus 4 which doesnt count). So I dont know much about its LG "UI"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryandroid86 View Post
    Thats exactly what I was thinking.... But will this processor be that big of a difference? and I dont care much about the screen. But I do enjoy a nice camera.

    FYI. I have the S4 already rooted running the GPE ROM. which is the way google intended it to be. And it works very well with the Snapdragon 600.
    I love Vanilla android, and I have never owned a LG phone (except the Nexus 4 which doesnt count). So I dont know much about its LG "UI"
    LG's UI is crazy customizable. As in, you can change every icon if you'd like to. It can be fairly overwhelming, but they at least give you options. In addition, a lot of the features they have you don't have to use, and many come turned off by default.

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    I'd say yes. The nicer screen, camera and on screen buttons really have me interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHBThree View Post
    LG's UI is crazy customizable. As in, you can change every icon if you'd like to. It can be fairly overwhelming, but they at least give you options. In addition, a lot of the features they have you don't have to use, and many come turned off by default.

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    It sounds like the Samsung UI. Is it laggy like touchwiz? or is it built better?
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    I wonder how the battery is for LGG2? something that would concern me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tippmann15 View Post
    I wonder how the battery is for LGG2? something that would concern me.

    GS4/iPhone5
    Agreed. I thought the S4 would be better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryandroid86 View Post
    It sounds like the Samsung UI. Is it laggy like touchwiz? or is it built better?
    With Nova Launcher I have zero lag on my S4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryandroid86 View Post
    It sounds like the Samsung UI. Is it laggy like touchwiz? or is it built better?
    Haven't seen anyone mention any lag. Lg's UI is generally pretty swift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tippmann15 View Post
    I wonder how the battery is for LGG2? something that would concern me.

    GS4/iPhone5
    The battery is relatively huge, so you shouldn't be too concerned.

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    I didn't like this phone because it just looked huge, then I watched a video of it and it really does look awesome, all the customization and top of the line specs and LG interface they really did a great job with it, if it was smaller I think I would def think about getting one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryandroid86 View Post
    Agreed. I thought the S4 would be better
    how? it's 400mah bigger than the s4 and it's running a newer, more power efficient processor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DS1331 View Post
    I didn't like this phone because it just looked huge, then I watched a video of it and it really does look awesome, all the customization and top of the line specs and LG interface they really did a great job with it, if it was smaller I think I would def think about getting one

    Sent from my HTC One
    Not to mention both phones are basically identical in size (the htc one and this) but the lg's screen is an extra half inch bigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryandroid86 View Post
    It sounds like the Samsung UI. Is it laggy like touchwiz? or is it built better?
    I saw comparisons saying the g2 runs smoother than the note 3 so that should give you an idea of how the skin is. Doesn't seem as heavy as touchwiz and seems like its not as large in size as touchwiz is either
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    Default Re: HELP! Is this phone worth it????

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryandroid86 View Post
    I just bought the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Sunday (09/1/13) from T-mobile
    They just announced the LG G2 release on 09/18/13,

    My question: Should I return the S4 within the grace period of 14 days and then Purchase the G2????
    Is the LG G2 worth the restocking fee of 50 bucks?
    And what features will it come with that will truly impress me?

    Thanks!
    Without a doubt it's worth it.

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    if you plan to root the phone and go custom like you did one the S4 then you literally leave it to specs. Which the LG blows away the S4.
    Better call quality, better signal, better sound, better screen, better Proc etc on the LG G2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayconvert View Post
    if you plan to root the phone and go custom like you did one the S4 then you literally leave it to specs. Which the LG blows away the S4.
    Better call quality, better signal, better sound, better screen, better Proc etc on the LG G2.

    LG > S4 in every way. Take it back
    I agree. Due to the LG being on all the US carriers the dev support should be solid.

    I'm running Imfamous and Nova and my S4 is very smooth. The G2 should run better.

    I had the Optimus G PRO for a couple months and it restored my faith in LG. That is a great phone with options. The down fall was the lack of development.

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    I agree. Due to the LG being on all the US carriers the dev support should be solid.

    I'm running Imfamous and Nova and my S4 is very smooth. The G2 should run better.

    I had the Optimus G PRO for a couple months and it restored my faith in LG. That is a great phone with options. The down fall was the lack of development.

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    That is my concern. Will developers be buying this phone.... because if not, Ill be stuck with LGs UI. And accord to everyone... seems to be better than touchwiz. That is a good thing

    I saw comparisons saying the g2 runs smoother than the note 3 so that should give you an idea of how the skin is. Doesn't seem as heavy as touchwiz and seems like its not as large in size as touchwiz is either
    Good to know. This makes me really want to return the S4

    how? it's 400mah bigger than the s4 and it's running a newer, more power efficient processor.

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    I meant I thought the Current battery of the S4 would have been better considering the mAh size. (but Im sure its because of the screen)
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    Default Re: HELP! Is this phone worth it????

    I have an LG G and an S4 and the G (without the 2 and improved) is a quicker, less glitchy phone that has an incredible UI. I would imagine that the G2 will be even better. So yes, I would return the S4 but it definitely is a personal choice. The S4 is a phone that fits perfectly in my hands and my complaint about the LG G is the squared corners. It makes it difficult for me to hold naturally. It all depends on what is important to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oofa View Post
    I have an LG G and an S4 and the G (without the 2 and improved) is a quicker, less glitchy phone that has an incredible UI. I would imagine that the G2 will be even better. So yes, I would return the S4 but it definitely is a personal choice. The S4 is a phone that fits perfectly in my hands and my complaint about the LG G is the squared corners. It makes it difficult for me to hold naturally. It all depends on what is important to you.
    I have large hands. So this isnt really an issue. The S4 actually just feels normal. Not too small or too big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oofa View Post
    I have an LG G and an S4 and the G (without the 2 and improved) is a quicker, less glitchy phone that has an incredible UI. I would imagine that the G2 will be even better. So yes, I would return the S4 but it definitely is a personal choice. The S4 is a phone that fits perfectly in my hands and my complaint about the LG G is the squared corners. It makes it difficult for me to hold naturally. It all depends on what is important to you.
    Luckily with the g2 they made it more round than the square way they made the g
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    No lag, no home button, larger battery, larger screen, what's not to love?
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    I would recommend just waiting for the Nexus 5. It seems like you like stock Android, so the N5 will be perfect for that. Plus, it will have similar specs on the G2 (based on the FCC filing) and will be much less expensive (since you're on T-Mobile).
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    My experience with the Galaxy S2 on Sprint was so bad that I'm down on the whole Samsung Galaxy line, and this phone is going to be the latest and greatest in terms of battery and processor. I think in absolute terms, it is almost certainly going to be better than the S4 whereas the S4 is a little dated now. If you already had an S4 for months that'd be one thing, but since you're starting a new phone contract, I personally would pick the G2.
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