06-10-2015 02:50 PM
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  1. RavenSword's Avatar
    So, I think I'm going to be getting either one of these phones in a few weeks. But I don't know which is the better one to buy. I have questions about both phones:

    1. Is the Exynos processor that's in the S6 going to be compatible with every app in the play store? Or are some not compatible?

    2. Is the battery life better on one of these phones?

    3. Which software skin is better between these two?

    4. Does one perform better?

    5. Which OEM (Samsung or LG) seems to update the OS the most frequently?
    06-03-2015 06:58 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    1. Yes
    2. G4, by 20% - 40%
    3. Both horrible
    4. No
    5. Samsung

    via Asus Zenfone 2. Android Central Moderator.
    06-03-2015 08:06 PM
  3. xocomaox's Avatar
    LG has decided to unlock the G4 (and others) boot loaders. This could sway modders decisions. Although the S6 is less moddable by default anyways.
    06-03-2015 08:11 PM
  4. RavenSword's Avatar
    LG has decided to unlock the G4 (and others) boot loaders. This could sway modders decisions. Although the S6 is less moddable by default anyways.
    Well, personally I don't mod or root my phone or devices. Android offers me enough as is. I'm just trying to pick the best option here.
    06-03-2015 08:19 PM
  5. xocomaox's Avatar
    Well, personally I don't mod or root my phone or devices. Android offers me enough as is. I'm just trying to pick the best option here.
    You'll have to refer to Assassin's reply as he nailed what you're looking for.
    06-03-2015 08:37 PM
  6. RavenSword's Avatar
    1. Yes
    2. G4, by 20% - 40%
    3. Both horrible
    4. No
    5. Samsung

    via Asus Zenfone 2. Android Central Moderator.
    So the s6 would be better then? Or there about the same?
    06-03-2015 09:35 PM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I would say get the G4
    06-03-2015 10:01 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    You can't go wrong either. They are so close there is no "best".
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    06-03-2015 10:01 PM
  9. xocomaox's Avatar
    Look at what you value in a smartphone, as these things are subjective.

    Removable battery and SD card slot are on G4, whereas built-in wireless charging and fingerprint scanning on the S6.
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    06-03-2015 10:13 PM
  10. RavenSword's Avatar
    Look at what you value in a smartphone, as these things are subjective.

    Removable battery and SD card slot are on G4, whereas built-in wireless charging and fingerprint scanning on the S6.
    Well, I value performance, getting updates, battery, a good camera, and something that's lag free or as close to that. I don't really care too much if something has removable backs or not. Wireless charging does sound nice. As does quick charging. I also want a good UI. Or at least the least crappy one. Although I'm just gonna put the Google now launcher on it anyway probably.
    06-03-2015 10:43 PM
  11. RavenSword's Avatar
    I keep hearing mixed reports about the g4s performance. Some say it's worse than the s6, some say it's about the same.
    06-03-2015 11:37 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    I keep hearing mixed reports about the g4s performance. Some say it's worse than the s6, some say it's about the same.
    Honestly they're both neck in neck. They're the top dogs right now so it just depends on preference really. We can compared down to the tiniest spec but in reality it won't matter so you just have to go with whichever one appeals to you more.
    06-03-2015 11:53 PM
  13. RavenSword's Avatar
    Honestly they're both neck in neck. They're the top dogs right now so it just depends on preference really. We can compared down to the tiniest spec but in reality it won't matter so you just have to go with whichever one appeals to you more.
    Honestly, I think I'd really benefit from the gs6s quick charge and wireless charging. Always wanted a phone with wireless charging. And I never completely hated touch wiz. And from what I read the ui is a bit more fluid on the gs6. I'm not a huge fan how expensive it is though. And whether it'll even get android m in a timely manner.
    06-04-2015 12:12 AM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    Honestly, I think I'd really benefit from the gs6s quick charge and wireless charging. Always wanted a phone with wireless charging. And I never completely hated touch wiz. And from what I read the ui is a bit more fluid on the gs6. I'm not a huge fan how expensive it is though. And whether it'll even get android m in a timely manner.
    Honestly if you're not going Nexus or something -- trying to get timely updates is a pain. When the carrier gets involved it always gets delayed. Sometimes we get lucky and it is fast .. other times it is very slow.
    06-04-2015 09:51 AM
  15. RavenSword's Avatar
    Honestly if you're not going Nexus or something -- trying to get timely updates is a pain. When the carrier gets involved it always gets delayed. Sometimes we get lucky and it is fast .. other times it is very slow.
    Right. The problem is I didn't want a phone as big as the nexus 6 and I think I'm gonna hate the moto x's battery life. That's why I thought these other two phones would be my best options.
    06-04-2015 10:18 AM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    Right. The problem is I didn't want a phone as big as the nexus 6 and I think I'm gonna hate the moto x's battery life. That's why I thought these other two phones would be my best options.
    I was talking about these two phones. The LG is a 5.5 and the S6 is a 5 inch IIRC.

    So now it's just about what appeals more to you. Choose on that and enjoy!
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    06-04-2015 10:44 AM
  17. dpham00's Avatar
    So, I think I'm going to be getting either one of these phones in a few weeks. But I don't know which is the better one to buy. I have questions about both phones:

    1. Is the Exynos processor that's in the S6 going to be compatible with every app in the play store? Or are some not compatible?

    2. Is the battery life better on one of these phones?

    3. Which software skin is better between these two?

    4. Does one perform better?

    5. Which OEM (Samsung or LG) seems to update the OS the most frequently?
    To preface, I have the S6e and G4.

    1. I haven't had any app incompatibility issues with either devices.

    2. I get around 4-5 hours SOT on the S6E. Haven't used the G4 enough to make an assessment.

    3. I think Samsung did a better job, but obviously a lot of this is personal preference.

    4. They both perform really well. Neither is perfect and both have had some occasional minor stutter in my usage.

    5. Both are pretty good. I think Samsung is a little better at this time.
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    06-04-2015 11:31 AM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    I was talking about these two phones. The LG is a 5.5 and the S6 is a 5 inch IIRC.

    So now it's just about what appeals more to you. Choose on that and enjoy!
    S6 is 5.1". and the size difference is noticeable to me.
    06-04-2015 11:34 AM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    Honestly, I think I'd really benefit from the gs6s quick charge and wireless charging. Always wanted a phone with wireless charging. And I never completely hated touch wiz. And from what I read the ui is a bit more fluid on the gs6. I'm not a huge fan how expensive it is though. And whether it'll even get android m in a timely manner.
    Having had a Note 4 before the S6E, I can definitely say that the S6 is more fluid than previous TW. A wireless charging case does exist, if wireless charging is very important to you. The Verizon S6 is $600, Verizon G4 is $550. They are close enough in price, imo, that price should not be a deciding factor.

    It depends on how you define "timely manner". I would expect that it would get it, similar to when say the Note 4 or G3 got lollipop.
    06-04-2015 11:40 AM
  20. eshropshire's Avatar
    1. Yes
    2. G4, by 20% - 40%
    3. Both horrible
    4. No
    5. Samsung

    via Asus Zenfone 2. Android Central Moderator.
    I would tend to agree with 1-4, but isn't LG better at providing faster software updates for their flagship phones. I maybe wrong since I don't use LG, but they seem to be pretty fast on getting software updates to their users. Seems like I am always waiting on Samsung.

    One of the biggest factors for you maybe size. The G4 is bigger than the S6. You may prefer the larger screen on the G4 or you may prefer the smaller size of the S6. I would go and try both and see what you prefer.
    06-04-2015 01:46 PM
  21. RavenSword's Avatar
    Having had a Note 4 before the S6E, I can definitely say that the S6 is more fluid than previous TW. A wireless charging case does exist, if wireless charging is very important to you. The Verizon S6 is $600, Verizon G4 is $550. They are close enough in price, imo, that price should not be a deciding factor.

    It depends on how you define "timely manner". I would expect that it would get it, similar to when say the Note 4 or G3 got lollipop.
    How long until it got lollipop?
    06-04-2015 01:57 PM
  22. RavenSword's Avatar
    Is one going to be better for games? Also does wireless charging work through a case?
    06-04-2015 02:15 PM
  23. belodion's Avatar
    My word, RavenSword, by the time you've done choosing, they'll have moved on to the S7 and the G5.

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    06-04-2015 04:37 PM
  24. RavenSword's Avatar
    My word, RavenSword, by the time you've done choosing, they'll have moved on to the S7 and the G5.

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    It's hard because both these phones are good
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    06-04-2015 06:04 PM
  25. Aquila's Avatar
    It's hard because both these phones are good
    I think that might be the key. Get either, both are good. Forget the other exists and buy one.
    belodion likes this.
    06-04-2015 07:15 PM
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