06-09-2015 09:36 AM
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  1. Throwbackent's Avatar
    So I've been eligible on Verizon for my upgrade since February, but I've been holding out.

    Let me explain, I'm a new father, so all I do is take pictures of my little baby girl. Also, I'm a home improvement salesman, which requires a lot of travel, tons of talk time, and a whole lot of web browsing and email writing outside of WiFi.

    I currently have the Galaxy S4 with an expandable memory card,, which is almost completely full. My current phone takes good photos (for the most part), but is always dying so quickly and is always overheating. I've got an extra battery for it that I run through daily, too.

    I've owned the Galaxy 2, 3 and 4, so I may be partial to Samsung, although I'm open to the LG. G4.

    I honestly don't know what to do. I've followed these phones for months, but I'm sitll undecided.

    I'd like to make my decision today if anyone has any insightful information or advice, it'd be greatly appreciated.

    -Jon-
    06-07-2015 06:02 AM
  2. Duncan1982's Avatar
    So I've been eligible on Verizon for my upgrade since February, but I've been holding out.

    Let me explain, I'm a new father, so all I do is take pictures of my little baby girl. Also, I'm a home improvement salesman, which requires a lot of travel, tons of talk time, and a whole lot of web browsing and email writing outside of WiFi.

    I currently have the Galaxy S4 with an expandable memory card,, which is almost completely full. My current phone takes good photos (for the most part), but is always dying so quickly and is always overheating. I've got an extra battery for it that I run through daily, too.

    I've owned the Galaxy 2, 3 and 4, so I may be partial to Samsung, although I'm open to the LG. G4.

    I honestly don't know what to do. I've followed these phones for months, but I'm sitll undecided.

    I'd like to make my decision today if anyone has any insightful information or advice, it'd be greatly appreciated.

    If your doing a lot of email perhaps the G4 will serve you slightly better with its 5.5" Display.

    People mention the lack of storage on the S6 but their is always OTG with a Sandisk USB drive.

    Just going by what your saying and with your busy Job at this point I would say get online , type in LG G4 and place that order.

    -Jon-
    Well both are great in the Camera department, and its hard to push one over the other, as what is our preferences hmm they may not be yours.

    With that said you mention your busy job and with the replaceable battery found on the G4, I would type in LG and purchase the G4.

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    06-07-2015 06:11 AM
  3. maduro78's Avatar
    Go to the store and try both of them out. Check out the revised edge program instead of using the 2yr route
    06-07-2015 06:13 AM
  4. jamielov's Avatar
    Not sure what info you are looking for when asking other people to make the choice for you. In an LG G4 forum most will prob point you this way. In an S4 forum most would prob point you that way. There are literally 400 independent reviews and comparisons you can find online. The most i could get out of your wants/needs is camera, which both phones have a very similar and great camera, and battery....again both phones being close but G4 slightly better life (depending who you ask) and the peace of mind of a removable battery. Storage....G4 has 32 built in, but offers micro card support, and S4 starts with 32gb but can also increase built in support by purchasing a higher gb model, also higher in price.
    06-07-2015 06:14 AM
  5. Lia Puspitasari's Avatar
    Go to the store and try both of them out. Check out the revised edge program instead of using the 2yr route
    i agreee with him, i always try before buy, or check youtube review video to see how the feature works
    06-07-2015 06:15 AM
  6. Inders99's Avatar
    Both are great phones, I've been Samsung forever but I figured I'd change it up for a bit and go LG. Honestly there isn't one big reason that pushed me to LG, I'd be perfectly happy with the S6 but in the the battery and SD card for the LG tipped the scales. I think Samsung gave in to the "quality feel" pundits and discarded what they were known for...not the best move IMO but time will tell.

    My only concern with the G4 is the size, I'm a smaller phone type of person but I thought I'd give the bigger one a try, if it doesn't work it'll be on eBay pretty quick and I jump to the S6.

    Good luck, IMO it's a win/win either way.
    06-07-2015 06:43 AM
  7. dann127's Avatar
    I came from the S4 as well. I've been very happy so far. If you think you'll miss the physical home button or you really liked the size of the S4 then the G4 might not be the best option. Personally I haven't found the phone to be very difficult to wield and I like the on screen buttons.

    If you're going to be taking lots of pictures and don't use the cloud I would lean toward the G4 for the expandable memory.

    Also with their current promo you could get a free replaceable battery for while you're in the go. The promo by itself is not a reason to buy the phone but it's a perk.

    I don't think you can really go wrong with either phone! Enjoy whichever update you get!

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    06-07-2015 07:04 AM
  8. Inders99's Avatar
    Oh...one more thing, the back buttons ROCK...that alone would keep me with LG if I can stand the size. Never liked side buttons, always awkward to use, it took me about 10 seconds to fall in love with the buttons on the back.
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    06-07-2015 07:10 AM
  9. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    I'm a pessimisticoptomist...I plan for the worst and hope for the best...

    Batteries fail and even if you or anyone you know has never experienced this before, if it does and you're out on the road...you're hosed.

    Fill up 1 sd card and you can pop in another...

    Camera...I gotta say that if you are taking a ton of pictures and video you might as well use expandable memory...it's real easy to use.

    Putting both in your hands it's not hard to really like the s6 if you are a Samsung fan...however based on what you said your needs are...the g4 is the obvious choice.

    Good luck

    Posted with my awesome LG g4
    06-07-2015 08:01 AM
  10. RedOctobyr's Avatar
    It sounds like battery life will be a factor for you, with a lot of travel, and running through 2 batteries on your S4.

    I have also been phone shopping, coming from a Galaxy S3. I disliked Samsung's decision to eliminate the removable battery and SD card from the S6, so I was deciding between the S5 and the LG G4.

    Have you considered the S5, instead of the S6? The S6 has a lot of improvements over the S5, obviously, but if you need the ability to swap batteries during heavy-usage days to keep working, then the S6 may not be the best choice (unless you add a case with an external battery, etc).

    I bought a G4. I like it so far. It's big, yes, but it's thin, and I bought a small case for it (Spigen Slim), which adds minimal bulk. I thought I'd miss the physical Home button of my S3, but I've quickly gotten used to the on-screen buttons. I like that they can be re-configured (including swapping positions), or additional buttons added to that row. The rear-mounted buttons are different, but they haven't been a problem so far. The camera seems very good. I'm very happy with the display, and the extra size is nice, though I do with the screen was more like 5.1", to make the phone smaller.

    My biggest unknown at the moment is turning out to be battery life. I figured getting used to the larger size was going to be my issue. I have to see how the battery holds up during a typical day of use without charging during the day. At least you can always swap batteries if it comes to that, and I registered for LG's free battery/SD/battery-cradle promotion, so I'll have a spare battery available.
    06-07-2015 08:13 AM
  11. brancross's Avatar
    I have both.
    But I would pick Samsung.

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    06-07-2015 08:16 AM
  12. aggie's Avatar
    You really can't go wrong with either. I have both and flip back and forth several times a day about which I like better.

    Camera: S6 is ever so slightly better. I love the double tap of the home button to quickly open the camera. Camera opens and ready to shoot in something like .7 seconds. Having 2 young kids I've really come to appreciate this. The G4 has a similar method where press the volume down button twice but unless I'm missing something this only works when screen is locked. On the s6 I can be in the middle of a game, browsing, whatever and it works perfectly.

    Battery life seems to be a really important factor to you. In my use so far both get roughly the same battery life. However, if you're not always near a charger I'd give the g4 the advantage here as you can pop in a spare battery.

    Display: I think the s6 display is the best display there is but the G4 is no slouch. I don't like how dim it is in comparison and the colors aren't as vibrant to me but it is still excellent in its own right. As you do a lot of web browsing for your job you may appreciate the bigger screen.

    You can always try one out and if it doesn't meet your needs return it. The G4 is an excellent value at its price point however with the S6 being a bit more expensive for roughly the same performance.


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    06-07-2015 08:21 AM
  13. erasat's Avatar
    I have both.
    But I would pick Samsung.

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    I'm basically on the same boat here, after 2 days with the G4, there is nothing I can say that I like more in the G4 than in the S6, most cases they are even and when there is an advantage it goes to the S6 edge, even in Battery life.

    I was expecting better battery life, my S6 edge has giving me consistently over 5 hours of SoT on weekdays with Bluetooth and Android wear on all day and over 6 hours SoT on Weekends with very limited bluetooth and Android wear usage. So far with the G4 with the exact same settings and apps in both, without using the Android wear and bluetooth yet, I'm getting about 5.5 hours of SoT, at least 30 minutes less than my S6 edge.

    For last, missing a lot the display, fingerprint and the S6 edge unique design and feel in hand.
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    06-07-2015 09:39 AM
  14. Ebko's Avatar
    I also came from several Samsung phones (S4 last). I was looking forward to the S6 until they changed their design to tap into customers who's #1 priority is appearance. Like you, my priorities are function and capacity. I feel that Samsung sacrificed the most important features (removable battery and SD card) to achieve this. Everyone wants a good looking phone but let's face it, you have to put a case on it. Almost all flagship phones are hard on the battery and the last thing I want to be doing is looking for a power source. No matter what anyone says, there is nothing like popping in a fully charged, inexpensive, spare battery. Also, when you take a lot of pictures and videos you MUST have memory. Sorry, I don't want my life on a cloud (maybe only to back up). I also like to have my whole library of media on my phone.

    I was concerned about changing to another manufacturer (LG) because of being with Samsung for so many years. I've had the G4 for a couple days and I already can confidentially say this phone is EVERYTHING I expected the S6 to be (and more). I was even surprised at how compact the 5.5“ display fits into the body. It doesn't feel any bigger than the S4.

    Do yourself a favor and get a G4 because I have a feeling, the G4 may be the last flagship that has all this function and capacity. Also, it is a PHENOMENAL phone.

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    06-07-2015 10:05 AM
  15. gpo1956's Avatar
    I also came from several Samsung phones (S4 last). I was looking forward to the S6 until they changed their design to tap into customers who's #1 priority is appearance. Like you, my priorities are function and capacity. I feel that Samsung sacrificed the most important features (removable battery and SD card) to achieve this. Everyone wants a good looking phone but let's face it, you have to put a case on it. Almost all flagship phones are hard on the battery and the last thing I want to be doing is looking for a power source. No matter what anyone says, there is nothing like popping in a fully charged, inexpensive, spare battery. Also, when you take a lot of pictures and videos you MUST have memory. Sorry, I don't want my life on a cloud (maybe only to back up). I also like to have my whole library of media on my phone.

    I was concerned about changing to another manufacturer (LG) because of being with Samsung for so many years. I've had the G4 for a couple days and I already can confidentially say this phone is EVERYTHING I expected the S6 to be (and more). I was even surprised at how compact the 5.5“ display fits into the body. It doesn't feel any bigger than the S4.

    Do yourself a favor and get a G4 because I have a feeling, the G4 may be the last flagship that has all this function and capacity. Also, it is a PHENOMENAL phone.

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    I totally agree with this post. The two biggest concerns of yours are storage and battery. I think its pretty clear which direction to go. Also, I've had several Samsungs (my last three phones actually) and the constant stuttering and lag drove me away. Just my 2 cents.
    06-07-2015 10:28 AM
  16. btgrave's Avatar
    I have both, they are both great. You definitely have to do like others have already said and go feel them in your hands and test them out yourself to see which you prefer.
    If you need more than 100gb of space on your phone over your life time and do not want to attach a usb/microusb storage dongle, then go with the G4.

    I use my s6 edge more than the g4 for what it's worth.
    06-07-2015 10:33 AM
  17. bembol's Avatar
    I have both and while my G4 is my daily driver I say flip a coin because both are amazing and each has its strengths and weaknesses.

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    06-07-2015 11:04 AM
  18. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    So I've been eligible on Verizon for my upgrade since February, but I've been holding out.

    Let me explain, I'm a new father, so all I do is take pictures of my little baby girl. Also, I'm a home improvement salesman, which requires a lot of travel, tons of talk time, and a whole lot of web browsing and email writing outside of WiFi.

    I currently have the Galaxy S4 with an expandable memory card,, which is almost completely full. My current phone takes good photos (for the most part), but is always dying so quickly and is always overheating. I've got an extra battery for it that I run through daily, too.

    I've owned the Galaxy 2, 3 and 4, so I may be partial to Samsung, although I'm open to the LG. G4.

    I honestly don't know what to do. I've followed these phones for months, but I'm sitll undecided.

    I'd like to make my decision today if anyone has any insightful information or advice, it'd be greatly appreciated.

    -Jon-
    I had the S6 for a month before getting the G4 and it was a great phone except the battery was worthless. I didn't even make it through 8 hours off the charger before I had to charge it up again. And I breezed right through the 32 GB of on-board storage. There is no expandable memory on the S6, fyi.

    Get the G4. The camera is just as good as the S6's and it has a bigger and swappable battery and expandable memory.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the LG G4
    06-07-2015 11:50 AM
  19. T48's Avatar

    Do yourself a favor and get a G4 because I have a feeling, the G4 may be the last flagship that has all this function and capacity. Also, it is a PHENOMENAL phone.

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    Why do you think this is the last loaded flag ship? The market is not down sizing or diminishing.

    to the op, would go with what ever you like AFTER seeing them in the store. Also keep in mind if you put a case on your phones, the size changes. Free battery/sd card via LG or fast wireless charging via Samsung. I keep very little on my phone as most any photo gets uploaded to my pc when at home. So the card means very little to me personally.

    Another option as mentioned was the S5. With your work, the IP67 rating may benefit you along with the obvious replaceable battery/sd card. Save a few dollars too.
    06-07-2015 12:55 PM
  20. jdfry15's Avatar
    Is the note series an option? I am in sales and talk on the phone and use gps on my phone a lot during the day. I have have been using the note 4 and iphone 6 plus. Sold the note to get the g4. Love the software so much more than samsung touchwiz. Right now the battery life is pretty bad with same usage as my note. I'm getting about 3.5 hours screen time note would get about 5 to 6. If the note isn't too big for you might want to hold out a big longer. I love everything else about the phone, love the read buttons, camera, software. I have had a few people also tell me I sound much better on the g4 than on the note that i was using. The speaker is very loud and clear with phone calls, which is a huge factor for me.
    06-07-2015 01:18 PM
  21. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Do you guys with phones in the S6 series not notice lag?? I see it almost constantly. If I don't touch the phone for hours, it'll be ok. But if I've been using it, it constantly lags. I tried to open the dialer to order pizza last night, and it honestly took 5 seconds to open the dialer. That's unacceptable on a flagship of this quality. I see it in opening notifications too quite often. This alone has me looking really hard at the G4.
    06-07-2015 01:35 PM
  22. meguy67's Avatar
    Do you guys with phones in the S6 series not notice lag?? I see it almost constantly. If I don't touch the phone for hours, it'll be ok. But if I've been using it, it constantly lags. I tried to open the dialer to order pizza last night, and it honestly took 5 seconds to open the dialer. That's unacceptable on a flagship of this quality. I see it in opening notifications too quite often. This alone has me looking really hard at the G4.
    Once and a while my S6 has a stutter or two, but not too much. I have the same amount of stutter using the iPhone 6 plus.

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    06-07-2015 01:53 PM
  23. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Once and a while my S6 has a stutter or two, but not too much. I have the same amount of stutter using the iPhone 6 plus.

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    I think that's what is so frustrating to me. Sometimes it flies. Sometimes it stutters like a jank piece of $1000 tech. That alone has me looking for something new.
    06-07-2015 03:19 PM
  24. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    I'm completely torn. I currently have the G3, but I have owned the S5 and currently have a Galaxy Tab S, so I'm familiar with Touchwiz.

    The horror stories in the S6 (mostly S6e) forums of gyroscope failures, crappy battery life, and lag are pushing me away from the S6 though. Oddly I haven't seen many complaints from Canadian users, mostly the US ones. Either the software is better here, or there aren't that many Canadian forum users.
    06-07-2015 03:44 PM
  25. Duncan1982's Avatar
    I'm completely torn. I currently have the G3, but I have owned the S5 and currently have a Galaxy Tab S, so I'm familiar with Touchwiz.

    The horror stories in the S6 (mostly S6e) forums of gyroscope failures, crappy battery life, and lag are pushing me away from the S6 though. Oddly I haven't seen many complaints from Canadian users, mostly the US ones. Either the software is better here, or there aren't that many Canadian forum users.
    I would keep it balanced and don't believe all that you read, applicable to a lot of things (but no polotics here at AC lol).

    My experience of the S6E has been totally different from what you may have read.

    I was adament that I was not going to purchase the S6E as I read reviews and smoke was being blown up a very dark ally.

    However as I learned I was receiving the G4 I decided to sell my G3 to go in part in purchasing the Edge.

    Battery life has been great and better than my M9.

    Fluidity is there and to date not a hiccup, but ram management is still an issue.

    Screen is the best I have seen & Camera is superb.

    I won't waffle on but I have a lot of positives for the Edge & some negatives but all phones in reference to this are the same.

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    06-07-2015 04:02 PM
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