1. frettfreak's Avatar
    Ok, am I crazy or not? I honestly hadn't touched the g2 til I went to go pick up my s5 on launch day. Needless to say I was more than impressed. Almost didn't pick up the s5 that day!

    I need some advice. Here is my situation. I am on tmobile jump (the old plan that I can trade in every 6 months no questions asked). I have had htc for 2 years (one s, then the m7) and while I love htc honestly, I need something different and I can't deal with ultra pixel crappy pictures any more.

    I have 2 days including today that I can return the s5 and am SERIOUSLY considering the g2. I know the g3 is coming soon, but not soon enough.

    What do you guys think? Am I nuts? I am just completely unimpressed with the s5 honestly. It does everything just fine, so I can't really place my finger on why, but it just doesn't do anything for me. There is nothing to love about it. The camera is great but not everywhere, the screen is pretty nice but it's a BIG device for only 5.1" (the g2 feels much smaller in hand).

    Looking for suggestions. Lol

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    04-23-2014 11:58 AM
  2. OhAlfie's Avatar
    Go for it. Then get the QuickView case to go with it.

    G2 has been one of the best phones I've had. Previous phones were: iPhones 1-4S, S III, S4.
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    04-23-2014 12:06 PM
  3. jmarkey77's Avatar
    I don't think anybody in the G2 forum area will say stick with the s5 since we all picked up the G2. To me the smaller form factor, better battery and brighter screen is why I picked it over the s4.

    The 801 processor on the s5 isn't that big of a step over the 800 in the G2 and I hate all the bloat ware on the s5 that the G2 doesn't have.

    I do like Samsung's split screen better than slide aside but I find I don't use it often enough on a phone to matter. Tablets are another story, split screen rocks there.

    Once you get used to knock on/off and the buttons on the back of the G2 it will be very hard to go back to anything else I think. Least it's that way for me.

    Beyond that I don't think the average user would be able to really tell a difference in daily use. As the G2 is older if it's also cheaper I think that would be the biggest winner for me if I were buying a new phone today like you are.

    SQUIRREL!!!
    04-23-2014 12:19 PM
  4. frettfreak's Avatar
    I don't think anybody in the G2 forum area will say stick with the s5 since we all picked up the G2.
    SQUIRREL!!!
    Not necesarrily. Most of the people in here PROBABLY picked up the phone long before now and have had months to get all the good and the bad out of it. at least that was my thought... get deeper insight from people that have had the device the longest so i get the good with the bad... but i have been looking at a lot of reviews, comments, and everything, and its really hard to find something too bad about it.
    04-23-2014 12:35 PM
  5. Jeffk23's Avatar
    Samsung is to Android as the I phone is, well, to Apple I guess. Follow the sheep to an inferior product just because everyone else does. TouchWiz has been over written so many times, no matter what kind of processor is in it, there will always be a slight lag to it. Always.

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    04-23-2014 07:16 PM
  6. ffejjj's Avatar
    The G2 is great. I could conformably recommend it

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    04-23-2014 07:22 PM
  7. frettfreak's Avatar
    Well I did it and so far I am very happy with the decision! Honestly this phone is awesome. Even just the ergonomics and the way it fits is great. I had kinda thought of LG as the knock off samsung (let's be honest there is a lot of copying going on here) but LG did it so much better on the software side! It's a lot of really nice little things I think that really set it apart (that and the no lag lol)

    Only thing I am still puzzled about is the camera. It got great reviews and I have heard a lot of great stuff but my pics don't seem to echo that at all. Colors are a little washed out and it's kinda slow to focus. I have had it less than a day so we will see how it fairs as time goes on but am I missing something?

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    04-23-2014 11:12 PM
  8. dctokyo's Avatar
    Are you Mad Bro get the G2
    04-24-2014 12:51 AM
  9. lucverhoeven's Avatar
    Go for the G2. The G3 isnt that much of an upgrade and I think 5.5inch is too much and the 4K Hd screen will suck battery and cpu dry. If you can get a G2 32 gb for about 450 to 500 dollar...GO FOR IT AND LEAVE THE BORING S5 !!!!!

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    04-24-2014 02:52 AM
  10. frettfreak's Avatar
    I did. And it's awesome. Just focusing in the camera is a little slow.

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    04-24-2014 11:27 AM
  11. Mobius360's Avatar
    I find the camera slow to focus sometimes as well. I get great pictures but if the subject is moving and the light is dim forget it.

    I just received a new G2 as I had a screen issue on my old one. The new unit is definitely taking better quality pictures as it's processing light better. I'm not sure if it's faster yet as I haven't played with the new G2 much because I still need to transfer info from my old phone. Hopefully it's faster though.

    It's interesting that you took the S5 back for the G2. I figured people might do that with the M8 and S5. The G2 is way under rated IMO, the battery, screen, speed, and even quality of pictures are outstanding. It's just slower to focus sometimes.

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    04-24-2014 03:10 PM
  12. frettfreak's Avatar
    I find the camera slow to focus sometimes as well. I get great pictures but if the subject is moving and the light is dim forget it.

    I just received a new G2 as I had a screen issue on my old one. The new unit is definitely taking better quality pictures as it's processing light better. I'm not sure if it's faster yet as I haven't played with the new G2 much because I still need to transfer info from my old phone. Hopefully it's faster though.

    It's interesting that you took the S5 back for the G2. I figured people might do that with the M8 and S5. The G2 is way under rated IMO, the battery, screen, speed, and even quality of pictures are outstanding. It's just slower to focus sometimes.

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    Yeah. I agree. Definitely under rated. You know one of the things I honestly like most is lg is actually using the screen real estate WAY better. I mean this is a 1080p phone (as is the s5) and the Home screens, settings and such actually feel like it is. On the s5, the icon grid for you home pages is still 4x4...everything is HUGE... I had 4x4 icons running gingerbread on a vga screen.

    The camera definitely takes some getting used to but it does take nice pics after it focuses!

    Have you tried any screen protectors? I am a little worried about the curve on the edge of the glass being an issue.

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    04-24-2014 07:13 PM
  13. burt brutal's Avatar
    Had the G2 for a month now. Had nothing but iPhones before that and I can honestly say I will never go back - Never!
    The G2 is as good as all the reviews claims. As for the camera - ya I agree it takes getting used to. I have been using google camera for last couple days. Digging it. May want to give that a go and see what you think. Congrats on the G2! Good choice!
    04-24-2014 07:30 PM
  14. Megaroad's Avatar
    I prefer the back material on the S5 to the back material on the G2. But I prefer the G2's form factor (ie, small bezels) to the S5's. The S5 camera is supposed to be a little better, but the G2 battery life is supposed to be a little better. Their stock UI's are probably a wash. The S5 has more up-to-date specs, but both phones' specs should be fine for the next 2 years. I would say do it if getting the G2 saves you a couple hundred bucks (that's why I got the G2).
    04-25-2014 12:17 PM
  15. frettfreak's Avatar
    I DEFINITELY agree on the soft touch back of the s5, feels much better. However, i am a case guy, and once i get one on this thing, it will be almost perfect! I can say batterylife so far (only had it a few days) seems to be on par with what i was getting on the s5 too (which i thought the batterylife was excellent on the s5). I have to say though... IMO, LG did a MUCH better job with the UI! I like it a TON more than touchgiz honestly.
    04-25-2014 02:53 PM
  16. Adawg1203's Avatar
    Go for the G2. The G3 isnt that much of an upgrade and I think 5.5inch is too much and the 4K Hd screen will suck battery and cpu dry. If you can get a G2 32 gb for about 450 to 500 dollar...GO FOR IT AND LEAVE THE BORING S5 !!!!!

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    A bit early to be knocking the G3 don't you think? At least wait until it's announced or even better released.

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    04-27-2014 02:19 PM
  17. lucverhoeven's Avatar
    A bit early to be knocking the G3 don't you think? At least wait until it's announced or even better released.

    Sent from my VS980 4G using AC Forums mobile app
    Specs have leaked

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    04-27-2014 04:26 PM
  18. Enigma07's Avatar
    Had an M8 and traded the graceful beauty of it for the powerhouse of the G2. Believe all the battery hype, I cannot kill mine.

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    04-27-2014 04:27 PM
  19. JJ Jones's Avatar
    Just thought I'd add this for your consideration.
    My friend at work just got the S5, so out of curiosity I compared the size of it to my G2. The S5 without a case is the exact same size as my G2 with an Incipio Dual Pro case. Yet they both have the same size screen.

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    04-27-2014 04:52 PM
  20. Adawg1203's Avatar
    Specs have leaked

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    I still think it's too premature to knock what type of device the G3 will be prior to it even being released. Speculate sure but there are many unknowns until LG decides to officially release it's next iteration of the G2....

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    04-27-2014 05:08 PM
  21. frettfreak's Avatar
    Just thought I'd add this for your consideration.
    My friend at work just got the S5, so out of curiosity I compared the size of it to my G2. The S5 without a case is the exact same size as my G2 with an Incipio Dual Pro case. Yet they both have the same size screen.

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    but the killer part is they DONT have the same screen!! the LG has 5.2" and S5 has 5.1"!! Yeah, thats what i think i love most about the g2, the form factor! They really nailed it! I just hope the g3 doesnt get too big. that would be a disappointment!
    04-27-2014 08:31 PM
  22. frettfreak's Avatar
    Had an M8 and traded the graceful beauty of it for the powerhouse of the G2. Believe all the battery hype, I cannot kill mine.

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    I can agree. Have only had it a couple days but i end up at about 30% at night when i go to bed (after 11pm every night) with 4+ hours screen on time almost every night! this thing is a BEAST in the battery department (and this is stock, not rooted)!
    04-27-2014 08:32 PM
  23. lucverhoeven's Avatar
    Oooo was I right!?

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    04-01-2015 09:11 AM
  24. ZeXpUS's Avatar
    Samsung is to Android as the I phone is, well, to Apple I guess
    05-06-2015 02:04 PM
  25. Shocker2's Avatar
    Thought I'd add my 2 cents in case anyone still considering between these 2. I've had a G2 for about 2 years and then had a screen problem. So i got an S5 to either replace the g2 or use until I fixed the G2. Right away I didn't like the S5 as much but thought it was just not being used to it. Now I've been using it for about 2 weeks and still miss the G2. To me the 2 perform about the same so it's hard to put my finger on but I think it's the form factor (the G2 feels much better in hand) and I really miss the tap on/off and buttons on back of G2. I got this S5 for free and am still going to pay to get my G2 fixed.
    10-10-2015 10:07 AM

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