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  1. jcp007's Avatar
    04-28-2015 10:05 PM
  2. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    6 things that could have made the LG G4 better

    LG had all year to do more than the GS6. Just take a look at the camera. Added a great looking display. Then, skimped on chipset, RAM, excluded built in wireless charging, mobile payments, fingerprint scanner, IR blaster and went with a heavy looking UI. On top,of that, some will be dealing with Lollipop issues. Definitely would trade vegetable tanned leather for more of the same premium features of the GS6. That's not to say that the GS6 could not have been better but LG dropped the ball worse, based upon what we know so far, than Samsung or HTC.
    G4 does have IR blaster.
    04-28-2015 10:26 PM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    G4 does have IR blaster.
    I stand corrected. Missed that. Will have to pay closer attention. Thanks.
    04-28-2015 10:28 PM
  4. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    11. Because I'm tired of spending hundreds of dollars on new phones/year.

    I could have put down a nice down payment on a new car with all the money I've spent on phones over the years. I'm sticking with the GS6 until it falls apart. I'm tired of spending mucho dinero updating phones.
    04-28-2015 10:34 PM
  5. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    I stand corrected. Missed that. Will have to pay closer attention. Thanks.
    You are welcome. Myself, I am particularly interested in seeing the results from the G4 camera in low light. They seem to put a lot of effort into camera tech/features which I appreciate - 3 axis OIS, color spectrum sensor, full manual control and RAW capture (a good use for the external memory). If all that pans out, it could make me choose the G4 over the S6. Have to wait and see.
    04-28-2015 10:57 PM
  6. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    You are welcome. Myself, I am particularly interested in seeing the results from the G4 camera in low light. They seem to put a lot of effort into camera tech/features which I appreciate - 3 axis OIS, color spectrum sensor, full manual control and RAW capture (a good use for the external memory). If all that pans out, it could make me choose the G4 over the S6. Have to wait and see.
    Here is a video of it being compared to the Galaxy S6
    04-28-2015 11:05 PM
  7. Cobravision's Avatar
    Two things about that video cracked me up. First off, labeling the f/1.9 aperture as "conventional". Second, the S6 clearly had better and more natural colors than the G4. The G4 was unnaturally red and orange.

    In the AMA thread for the G4, there are two low light samples of a motorcycle, and again the S6 was better with more detail. It had the slight yellow push, but it wasn't murky like the G4 sample.
    04-28-2015 11:24 PM
  8. bhatech's Avatar
    Lol nice thread to make you justify your purchase? Both are great phones and good to have great choices.
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    04-28-2015 11:26 PM
  9. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    Two things about that video cracked me up. First off, labeling the f/1.9 aperture as "conventional". Second, the S6 clearly had better and more natural colors than the G4. The G4 was unnaturally red and orange.

    In the AMA thread for the G4, there are two low light samples of a motorcycle, and again the S6 was better with more detail. It had the slight yellow push, but it wasn't murky like the G4 sample.
    Actually, I think they were refering to conventional vs. the "color spectrum sensor" in the G4, also, regarding color "unnaturally red", if you believe what the demo guy is saying, the actual light in the box matches the LG color. He pointed out that the G6 and the iPhone "corrected" the light cast, whereas the LG gave the actual representation of the color in the box.

    The LG definately looked like it had less noise and more detail. Colors we will have to wait and see if it is true or not. Additionally, the 3 axis OIS should provide additional benefit that is not seen here, as these are esentially tripod shots.

    Regarding the motorcyce shot, it looked like the LG colors were better, but the noise reduction was to heavy, resulting in a smearing of detail, vs. the S6 which had more visible noise, but less smearing and more detail. The good thing though is that the G4 can output raw files which should allow you to tweak the noise/detail trade off better than a straight jpeg from either phone.

    But again, time will tell if the LG truly delivers what they are advertising.
    04-28-2015 11:36 PM
  10. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    Also, in the AMA comparison of the doctor who phone booth, the s6 looks much better than the g4 in terms of exposure/dynamic range. The LG blew out the whites and the side of the phone booth is darker. So, while I really want good low light performance, that isn't the only consideration.
    04-28-2015 11:51 PM
  11. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    color spectrum sensor demo

    04-28-2015 11:56 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    Honestly I don't need much justification .. I like the S6 .. Simple as that. The button placement on the LG phones has always thrown me off. Does it mean it is a bad phone? No .. Just means it isn't for me.
    04-29-2015 12:05 AM
  13. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    Honestly I don't need much justification .. I like the S6 .. Simple as that. The button placement on the LG phones has always thrown me off. Does it mean it is a bad phone? No .. Just means it isn't for me.
    Yeah, S6 is a great phone, that is a known. LG g4 shows promise, but we haven't gotten any real world use/reviews yet so it could be great or could be hype. I wish it was smaller like the S6 and wish it had wireless and quick charging out of the box too. LG has at least earned my patience to find out more vs. buying the S6 right away. I will have to see them side by side and see more results from the g4 camera and more reviews of the g4 before I make a move.
    04-29-2015 12:27 AM
  14. warpdrive's Avatar
    Yeah, S6 is a great phone, that is a known. LG g4 shows promise, but we haven't gotten any real world use/reviews yet so it could be great or could be hype. I wish it was smaller like the S6 and wish it had wireless and quick charging out of the box too. LG has at least earned my patience to find out more vs. buying the S6 right away. I will have to see them side by side and see more results from the g4 camera and more reviews of the g4 before I make a move.
    Regardless that i have an S6, I'm sure that you'll be happy no matter what phone you buy. LG has earned my respect the last two years and this year they look great again. As a retired photographer I think that they did a great job on the manual mode and Samsung should have gone further to improve their manual to be more like LG.

    But with that said, I'm ultra happy with my S6 and know that for me the G4 is just a drop too big for one handed use.

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    04-29-2015 04:49 AM
  15. jcp007's Avatar
    04-29-2015 05:50 AM
  16. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    There will be aspects where the S6 is better and aspects where the G4 is better. Subjectivity plays the most important part though. I personally could not care less about on-paper specs, so the tech comparisons don't interest me at all.

    Seems like they'll both be great phones this year. I am looking forward to the G4 though. Seems like it fixed a few annoyances I have with S6.

    Sent from my SM-G920I
    blessedred and drone3 like this.
    04-29-2015 06:53 AM
  17. chezm's Avatar
    I used my hardware upgrade for the S6, but the G4 was a close second. I always loved the design and look of the G3, my only issue is its size in width. I knew G4 wouldn't be smaller than G3, and when S6 was announced with fingerprint, new beautiful design and perfect size (for me) I was sold.

    You really can't go wrong with either phone, LG deserves props for their G line as the last 3 years have been solid unique well designed and performed phones.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-29-2015 06:56 AM
  18. redhat1001's Avatar
    I hear you! I'm getting the same feeling.. Time to stop purchasing the latest and greatest phone, and save the $$. The S6 does everything I need a phone to do and does it well.
    Plus, my wife told me to
    04-29-2015 07:20 AM
  19. Adranalyne's Avatar
    There will be aspects where the S6 is better and aspects where the G4 is better. Subjectivity plays the most important part though. I personally could not care less about on-paper specs, so the tech comparisons don't interest me at all.

    Seems like they'll both be great phones this year. I am looking forward to the G4 though. Seems like it fixed a few annoyances I have with S6.

    Sent from my SM-G920I
    Because it has 5.1 out of the box. By the time it's released, so may the S6.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    04-29-2015 07:46 AM
  20. bigrey81's Avatar
    11. Because I'm tired of spending hundreds of dollars on new phones/year.

    I could have put down a nice down payment on a new car with all the money I've spent on phones over the years. I'm sticking with the GS6 until it falls apart. I'm tired of spending mucho dinero updating phones.
    Lmbo! That's understood I change phones every year also. I just subsidize and sell the old one. Usually break even that way

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-29-2015 08:48 AM
  21. Bodzm's Avatar
    11. Because I'm tired of spending hundreds of dollars on new phones/year.

    I could have put down a nice down payment on a new car with all the money I've spent on phones over the years. I'm sticking with the GS6 until it falls apart. I'm tired of spending mucho dinero updating phones.
    Lmbo! That's understood I change phones every year also. I just subsidize and sell the old one. Usually break even that way

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Stop visiting forums like this, unless you need help
    Stop reading tech news

    All the advancements are exaggerated. People here have little sense of perspective, they have tunnel vision about specs and infinitesimal perceived (imaginary) performance improvements.

    = be happier with what you have AND save money

    Your S6 is actually good for 3 years. Enjoy

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    04-29-2015 10:51 AM
  22. jcp007's Avatar
    I totally understand that lots of money has been tied up in our phones. My personal philosophy is to get the best value in terms of overall functionality and performance. I don't believe it should be limited to one or two features. Based only on few details that we know, the G4 competes with screen and camera as well as possibly the battery.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-29-2015 10:52 AM
  23. ibcop's Avatar
    Who puts the power button and volume rocker on the back?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    LG does. Once you use them and are used to the placement, they are pretty decent.
    04-29-2015 12:20 PM
  24. ibcop's Avatar
    Honestly I don't need much justification .. I like the S6 .. Simple as that. The button placement on the LG phones has always thrown me off. Does it mean it is a bad phone? No .. Just means it isn't for me.
    Exactly. There will always be people that say the S6 is better than the Mp and G4 and Iphone 6.......blah, blah, blah. Get the device that you like and call it a day.

    It's already started.
    04-29-2015 12:23 PM
  25. ibcop's Avatar
    Lol nice thread to make you justify your purchase? Both are great phones and good to have great choices.
    You know some are going to wish they waited.....and some that will be in denial.
    04-29-2015 12:25 PM
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