05-14-2015 06:39 PM
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  1. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Why should I worrie about battery life again?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I get similar battery life to you. Incredible. I never expected it to be like this to be honest. Sucks everyone doesn't experience this because this is far and away the best mobile experience I've ever seen... By a long shot.
    05-10-2015 07:33 PM
  2. cwise222's Avatar
    I'm quite happy with the S6 so no plans to, plus I don't have the money to just be swapping around phones. To be honest LG is pretty much at the bottom of the Android manufacturers for me. The phone is just to big, 5.1 or 5.2 is about as big as I want. It is still a plastic phone unless I want to pay more for leather that I'm not 100% sure hold up over 1 or 2 years of general use. The UI is just...blech. I played with a G3 on lollipop that is used for testing where I work and the UI looks pretty close and I'm sorry but it's just not all that attractive to me. The icons are to big for the LG apps, the style is garish and I see very little of material design in it. Not sure why some reviews were gushing over it, but it's as heavy handed as Samsung is to me. Samsung has it's UI issues, no doubt, but LG UX 4 just seems like a less polished TouchWiz. I know phones can have launchers and all that but I don't put launchers on my phone. For the money I pay I am either going to be happy with it out of the box or I am not spending the money for it.

    Add in the fact that the G4 is beaten by the S6 hardware wise in every area but the battery (I'm not going to compare the screen, screen tech is so subjective to each user I don't like comparing. Personally I think the G4 matches or comes close to matching the S6 screen wise) and for me the G4 just isn't an S6 killer. It's a great phone, no doubt, and will appeal to certain segments to the Android crowd but it's just not for me. I get buttery smooth (well, as buttery smooth as Android can get) performance and a bit over 4 hours SoT on a 16 to 19 hours charge so I'm good.

    The G5, M10 and maybe the S7 I think we will be the bigger leaps forward and it'll be interesting to see what happens then.
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    05-10-2015 08:53 PM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    I'm quite happy with the S6 so no plans to, plus I don't have the money to just be swapping around phones. To be honest LG is pretty much at the bottom of the Android manufacturers for me. The phone is just to big, 5.1 or 5.2 is about as big as I want. It is still a plastic phone unless I want to pay more for leather that I'm not 100% sure hold up over 1 or 2 years of general use. The UI is just...blech. I played with a G3 on lollipop that is used for testing where I work and the UI looks pretty close and I'm sorry but it's just not all that attractive to me. The icons are to big for the LG apps, the style is garish and I see very little of material design in it. Not sure why some reviews were gushing over it, but it's as heavy handed as Samsung is to me. Samsung has it's UI issues, no doubt, but LG UX 4 just seems like a less polished TouchWiz. I know phones can have launchers and all that but I don't put launchers on my phone. For the money I pay I am either going to be happy with it out of the box or I am not spending the money for it.

    Add in the fact that the G4 is beaten by the S6 hardware wise in every area but the battery (I'm not going to compare the screen, screen tech is so subjective to each user I don't like comparing. Personally I think the G4 matches or comes close to matching the S6 screen wise) and for me the G4 just isn't an S6 killer. It's a great phone, no doubt, and will appeal to certain segments to the Android crowd but it's just not for me. I get buttery smooth (well, as buttery smooth as Android can get) performance and a bit over 4 hours SoT on a 16 to 19 hours charge so I'm good.

    The G5, M10 and maybe the S7 I think we will be the bigger leaps forward and it'll be interesting to see what happens then.
    Agree pretty much but the camera is no slouch. At the moment also running 5.1.1 out of the box.
    05-10-2015 08:58 PM
  4. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    I have g3 and other then the camera i reckon the g4 will have same issues as g3 great phone but lags and os crashes.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Why do you assume the G4 will have the same issues as your G3?

    Sent from my LG G2 running CM 12
    05-10-2015 09:23 PM
  5. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    I don't have either phone, (I have a Nexus 6) but if I had to choose between S6/G4 right now, it would be G4 all the way. Whoever said the S6 is superior in every way is just a fan boy justifying his purchase just like most people do.
    05-11-2015 12:09 AM
  6. droidguy1964's Avatar
    I don't have either phone, (I have a Nexus 6) but if I had to choose between S6/G4 right now, it would be G4 all the way. Whoever said the S6 is superior in every way is just a fan boy justifying his purchase just like most people do.
    I agree with you about the fan boy but I would still take the s6. If the g4 was smaller I may rethink.

    S6 Edge 64GB
    05-11-2015 05:42 AM
  7. FuzzyB's Avatar
    I don't have either phone, (I have a Nexus 6) but if I had to choose between S6/G4 right now, it would be G4 all the way. Whoever said the S6 is superior in every way is just a fan boy justifying his purchase just like most people do.
    Why? I have an s6 and I have a hard time believing there is a better device anywhere. Not a hater by any means but you say g4 all the way so I wanna hear all about this beast.
    05-11-2015 05:47 AM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    Why? I have an s6 and I have a hard time believing there is a better device anywhere. Not a hater by any means but you say g4 all the way so I wanna hear all about this beast.
    Both devices definitely appeal to different preferences. Just because one side has strong feelings doesn't mean we should resort to labels or my dog is better than your dog.

    One side likes the G4 with a nice large display and camera. They need the card slot and ability to swap a larger battery trading off premium materials for plastic back covers with hyper glazed finishes or leather.They realize that they need to buy an accessory for wireless charging. They are fine without rapid charging, fingerprint scanner, dual wireless charging built in, dual mobile payment, and less energy efficient but comparable chipset. They do have 5.1.1 out of the box and firmware updates should improve things a bit.

    The central question is the G4 compelling enough to switch. For me and some others, the answer is no. Hopefully, with 5.1.1, those affected by cell standby and battery drain, etc., a great device will be even better. We are also looking forward to Samsung Pay with tap n go and MST. Some of us aren't so much spec conscious, believe it or not, and with more energy efficient hardware and matching optimized firmware, a smaller battery can do the job of a larger one. We don't miss the card slot and swappable battery and appreciate the inclusion of above missing features in the G4. We prefer a smaller device and love how super thin, fast and smooth it is.
    05-11-2015 06:14 AM
  9. Zod1010's Avatar
    They could've chosen a better alternative to the leather I agree. I would've preferred the back of the G2 if it had to be plastic or softouch like the Nexus 5.
    The leather back is an upgrade. It ships with a typical, plastic back unless you specifically upgrade to the leather.

    The 5.5" screen makes the G4 a non-starter, but even if it were 5.1", I'd take the S6 due to built-in wireless charging, real-time HDR, fingerprint scanner, and the 128gb storage option.
    I'm not sure I follow the logic on this last point. The G4 has an SDRAM slot. You can upgrade the available capacity of the G4 beyond what the S6 has (and for less money).
    05-11-2015 07:38 AM
  10. Zod1010's Avatar
    True. I find it interesting how some people can have such bad battery life on the S6 and others receive great battery life.
    I've always wondered how much this is based on the combination of provider and location. I live in NJ and use VZW. To date, I've been fortunate with all my phones, with regard to how they perform in terms of battery consumption vs. what other using the device get.
    05-11-2015 07:46 AM
  11. deeb215's Avatar
    The leather back is an upgrade. It ships with a typical, plastic back unless you specifically upgrade to the leather.

    I'm not sure I follow the logic on this last point. The G4 has an SDRAM slot. You can upgrade the available capacity of the G4 beyond what the S6 has (and for less money).
    The design of the plastic back is definitely an ugly downgrade from the brushed metal look of the G3:

    http://cdn03.androidauthority.net/wp...aa-5-of-14.jpg
    05-11-2015 07:58 AM
  12. Cobravision's Avatar
    I'm not sure I follow the logic on this last point. The G4 has an SDRAM slot. You can upgrade the available capacity of the G4 beyond what the S6 has (and for less money).
    You can't install apps on the SD card. Also, apps like Quickpic can't delete images directly off the SD card because of file security since KitKat. I had to quit using Quickpic on the S5. With everything internal, I can use any app for any file. The SD card works as dumb storage for photos and music, but it's walled off from many 3rd party apps.
    05-11-2015 08:15 AM
  13. droidguy1964's Avatar
    The design of the plastic back is definitely an ugly downgrade from the brushed metal look of the G3:

    http://cdn03.androidauthority.net/wp...aa-5-of-14.jpg
    That g4 looks huge next to the s6.

    S6 Edge 64GB
    05-11-2015 08:23 AM
  14. deeb215's Avatar
    One of the main reasons I won't consider it now.
    05-11-2015 08:53 AM
  15. Zod1010's Avatar
    You can't install apps on the SD card. Also, apps like Quickpic can't delete images directly off the SD card because of file security since KitKat. I had to quit using Quickpic on the S5. With everything internal, I can use any app for any file. The SD card works as dumb storage for photos and music, but it's walled off from many 3rd party apps.
    Fair enough. My storage needs are all driven by music, so the SD card is just fine for me. That said, my new 128GB S6 arrives tonight.
    05-11-2015 08:55 AM
  16. Stuart Adams1's Avatar
    I'm not switching have the s6 and the g3 and I'm getting better sot with my s6 then I ever did with the g3. I like what LG have to offer but personally im happy with my s6.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-11-2015 08:56 AM
  17. Zod1010's Avatar
    The design of the plastic back is definitely an ugly downgrade from the brushed metal look of the G3:
    I suppose. But does anyone really rule out a phone based on the back of the phone? Given the vast majority of people put a case on their phone, I tend to think way too much is made of a phone's physical appearance.
    05-11-2015 08:57 AM
  18. Cobravision's Avatar
    Fair enough. My storage needs are all driven by music, so the SD card is just fine for me. That said, my new 128GB S6 arrives tonight.
    Even then, I couldn't copy files directly to the SD card via a wifi copy app like Wifi File Explorer. The only way was a kludge where I would copy music over wifi and then move the file to the SD card with the stock File Explorer.
    05-11-2015 09:18 AM
  19. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    I'm just curious about something with regards to the SD card vs the internal memory.

    It's called Raw... How many photos in this format will you be able to store on a 32gig phone with everything else..?

    This is the one big advantage of a SD card slot... and as good as the s6 camera is is something that they should have kept along with their fast internal memory IMHO

    Posted via the Android Central App from my HTC m8
    05-11-2015 09:26 AM
  20. Cobravision's Avatar
    Considering you need to offload the RAW files to a PC to work with, why would you want to store them on the phone? I've seen this question asked before, and it makes no sense.

    I'm not sure how the G4 handles saving files, but on the Samsung phones, all burst mode and UHD video could not be saved directly to the SD card due to memory write speed. I'm pretty sure burst mode can save directly to the SD card on the G4, but not sure about UHD and RAW files.
    05-11-2015 09:30 AM
  21. chezm's Avatar
    That g4 looks huge next to the s6.

    S6 Edge 64GB
    because it is. Even with G4's super thin bezel, its .4" bigger screen and much wider than the S6...main reason i passed on it.
    05-11-2015 09:44 AM
  22. Zod1010's Avatar
    Even then, I couldn't copy files directly to the SD card via a wifi copy app like Wifi File Explorer. The only way was a kludge where I would copy music over wifi and then move the file to the SD card with the stock File Explorer.
    I've never tried transferring files via WiFi between my PC and my phone. I've just always done it via USB.
    05-11-2015 09:52 AM
  23. deeb215's Avatar
    I suppose. But does anyone really rule out a phone based on the back of the phone? Given the vast majority of people put a case on their phone, I tend to think way too much is made of a phone's physical appearance.
    It wouldn't be a deciding factor in my purchase especially when it's removable.
    05-11-2015 10:01 AM
  24. Cobravision's Avatar
    I only transfer files via wifi. I want to keep using the phone while transferring files, plus I can initiate everything from my phone, so I actually don't even need to be near the PC.
    05-11-2015 10:03 AM
  25. jcp007's Avatar
    True..... But there is no guarantee that 5.1.1 is going to improve the battery life either... It's all speculation on that as well..

    Until the carriers quit dicking around with the software and just release Android as it should be, battery life will always be a crap shoot amongst them... for any phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App from my HTC m8
    Until Google does something, not likely any time soon. Best to hope for is continued UI improvments. This is not Apple where the manufacturer dictates to the carriers.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    05-11-2015 11:11 AM
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