G2 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/g2/news en-SG LG G2 vs LG G3: 10 reasons to upgrade http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/lg-g2-vs-lg-g3-10-reasons-upgrade/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Happy G2 owner with no plans to trade up? You might want to think again - because the G3 is a seriously improved smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G3 vs G2: 10 reasons to upgrade" alt="LG G3 vs G2: 10 reasons to upgrade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/LG_G3_2.jpg?1401773324" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At this moment, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-g2/review">LG G2</a> sits proudly at No.2 in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/top-ten">list of the 10 best smartphones in the world</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. It has a supercharged camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The G2&#39;s camera is one of the best around, with only the Sony Xperia Z2 beating it among current Android smartphones. But the G3 promises to be better still.</p> <p>It has the same 13MP sensor as the G2 but its optical image stabilisation has been upgraded to the OIS+ version. This uses software tricks to improve the stabilisation performance and it&nbsp;should mean that the G2&#39;s already impressive low-light abilities are enhanced on the new phone.</p> <p>Indeed, we&#39;ve seen it before in LG&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/node/1434710">G Pro 2</a> phablet, and stated in our review that it is &quot;a real belter with night-time shots&quot;. And you can&#39;t argue with that.</p> <p>Another feature which should improve night-time shooting is the addition of a laser autofocus assist. This sits next to the camera sensor and helps it measure distance - and therefore find focus - in dim conditions. And on the other side of the sensor there&#39;s a further aid in the form of a dual-LED flash.</p> <p>And as if that&#39;s not enough of an improvement, you also now get 4K video thrown in. You don&#39;t want 4K video? Of course you do. What else are you going to watch on your 2K screen?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Better camera" alt="LG G3 vs G2: 10 reasons to upgrade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_00312_0.jpg?1401773324" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. It has a replaceable battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A simple one, this: where the G2&#39;s battery was fixed in place, the G3&#39;s can be swapped out for a new one. Now the G2&#39;s battery life is pretty much the best we&#39;ve seen on a high-end smartphone, but the G3 has the same size 3000mAh cell and a bigger screen to power. LG claims it will last for at least as long as its predecessor, but even if it does, there are times when carrying a spare could save your bacon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Swappable battery" alt="LG G3 vs G2: 10 reasons to upgrade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0039_0_0.jpg?1401773324" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. It has expandable memory </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Another no brainer: the LG&#39;s lack of storage space is one of its few drawbacks, with only 16/32GB versions available and no way to add more memory. The G3, on the other hand, has a microSD slot which can accept cards of up to 128GB in size. That&#39;s particularly good news given that the 32GB version won&#39;t be coming to UK for some time yet, if at all. Still, 144GB should be enough for most people.</p> <p>But that&#39;s not all. According to LG&#39;s own tech specs for the device, the G3 supports microSD cards of up to 2TB in size. Now don&#39;t get too excited - you can&#39;t actually buy microSD cards of that size yet, and even if you could the cost would probably be prohibitive. But all the same, it&#39;s good to be prepared.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. It has premium looks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Note that we say &#39;looks&#39; rather than &#39;build&#39;. The fact is, the G3 doesn&#39;t have a premium metal body like the HTC One (M8). What it does have is a classy plastic back that&#39;s designed to look like brushed metal. And after spending some time with it, we&#39;re happy with the compromise. It&#39;s lighter than the M8 and the fact that it&#39;s made of plastic means the back can be removed to allow for the swappable battery, wireless charging and microSD slot. Nor did we notice any creaking or flexing of the case.</p> <p>The other key to the G3&#39;s swish design is the almost bezel-free front and button-free sides. All of which is made possible by the fact that the buttons are round the back. Plus, the buttons themselves have been made bigger and more attractive. Not that you&#39;ll be looking at them very much.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1196" height="900" title="Premium looks" alt="LG G3 vs G2: 10 reasons to upgrade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG_G3_3.jpg?1401773324" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. It has louder speakers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The G3&#39;s speaker is now round the back with the buttons rather than on the front as it was on the G2. More importantly, it should be louder - it&#39;s now a 1W affair with boost amplification, and according to LG it will provide richer sounds and clearer tones. Which, given that the G3 supports hi-res audio, is no bad thing. We&#39;re yet to test it against the HTC One (M8), which offers the best speakers of any phone we&#39;ve used, but the G3 should at least sound better than the rather weedy G2.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g3/lg-g3-vs-htc-one-m8-weigh/feature">LG G3 vs HTC One (M8) - the weigh-in</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Louder speaker" alt="LG G3 vs G2: 10 reasons to upgrade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG_G3_Metallic_Black_Back_0.jpg?1401773324" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. It supports wireless charging </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;re still waiting for wireless charging to take over the world as it surely will one day, but every new smartphone that supports it brings us a step closer to our glorious future. Ahem.</p> <p>The G3 is compatible with Qi&#39;s wireless charging tech and if you spend a little extra on LG&#39;s own Wireless Charger you&#39;ll be able to power it up without having to plug it in. Whatever next - <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-s-self-driving-car-two-seats-no-steering-wheel-and-no-brake-pedal/news">driverless cars</a>?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Wireless charging" alt="LG G3 vs G2: 10 reasons to upgrade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-mobile-G3-feature-charging.jpg?1401773324" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7. It has a better screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A bit of a biggie, this one. The G2 was no slouch in the screen department, with a 5.2in, 1080p display and pixel density of 423ppi. Well on specs alone the G3 makes it look like a torn sheet of papyrus - the new phone has a 5.5in screen with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and ppi of 538.&nbsp;</p> <p>Does it make any difference? Yes, of course it does. How much is still to be determined, but when we went in search of extra sharpness, it soon became apparent. In everyday use? We&#39;ll see.</p> <p>Not that it matters, because the G3&#39;s screen beats the G2&#39;s anyway. Colours are more natural, contrast is excellent and blacks are deep.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Better screen" alt="LG G3 vs G2: 10 reasons to upgrade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g3-main_2.jpg?1401773324" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8. It has a smarter keyboard </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>LG has revamped the keyboard for the G3, giving it several new features that should make it easier to type on. As well as including software tricks which LG says will reduce input errors by more than 75%, the new keyboard will be far more customisable. So, you&#39;ll be able to make it taller to better suit your hamburger-like hands and give individual keys dual functions for commonly used symbols. A keyboard is the kind of thing you need to use for a while before passing judgement on it, so we won&#39;t. But greater customisation can only be a good thing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9. It has a cleaner UI </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>LG&#39;s heavily skinned version of Android wasn&#39;t the G2&#39;s best feature, so we&#39;re glad that it&#39;s been pared back a bit for the G3. Design-wise it&#39;s a much simpler affair, with flatter icons and muted colours in place of the often rather shouty skin on the G2.</p> <p>It&#39;s also slick in operation: simple to navigate and responsive to boot. We&#39;ve no idea if an update will bring it to the G2, but treat yourself to the G3 and you&#39;ll get it right out of the box. Oh, and the G3 runs Android 4.4 KitKat as standard too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Cleaner UI" alt="LG G3 vs G2: 10 reasons to upgrade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG_G3_Metallic_Black_Front_2.jpg?1401773324" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10. It has a few nifty extras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>LG&#39;s reduced much of the clutter in the OS, ditching some 30% of the bloatware that took up so much space on the G2. But it has seen fit to include a few new apps of its own. Come on, no manufacturer would ever release a new phone without including a few vanity projects.</p> <p>Anyway, one of the LG apps, Smart Notice, actually promises to be quite useful. It&#39;s a sort of Google Now Plus A Bit More with several tricks up its sleeve. Like Google Now, it will act all protective parent from time to time, suggesting that you take an umbrella with you if it sees that it&#39;s about to rain and that you&#39;re about to go out. Or reminding you to call someone back if you earlier rejected their call. On second thoughts, that could get quite annoying.&nbsp;Still, it&#39;ll also&nbsp;keep track of your app usage and prompt you to uninstall software you&#39;re no longer using, and that could be handy.</p> <p>The one we really like, though, is Knock Code. We&#39;ve seen it before on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/node/1434710">G Pro 2</a>, but seeing as none of you will have bought that phone, here&#39;s a video of it in action:</p> <p><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="480" src="https://vine.co/v/Mmnzlz7dD3Q/embed/simple" width="480"></iframe></p> <p>The G2 already has Knock On, which enables you to wake the handset with a double-tap of the screen. Knock Code takes things one step further: you set a code in the form of a sequence of taps around the screen, and can use it to wake and open your phone, without needing to input a separate PIN. Now that really could be a time saver.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g3/lg-g3-vs-samsung-galaxy-s5-weigh/feature">LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 - the weigh-in</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Upgrade to the LG G3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is it time to ditch your LG G2? We say yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG_G3_2_2.jpg?1401773324" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/lg-g2-vs-lg-g3-10-reasons-upgrade/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/lg-g2-vs-lg-g3-10-reasons-upgrade/feature#comments G2 G3 LG Smartphones Wed, 28 May 2014 16:45:43 +0000 Elissa Loi 1438065 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: LG G2 – stunning HD screen at the front, buttons round the back http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/video-lg-g2-stunning-hd-screen-front-buttons-round-back/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG’s powerful new flagship screams top of the range – but is it good enough to go toe-to-toe with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and Nokia Lumia 920? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video: LG G2 – stunning HD screen at the front, buttons round the back" alt="Video: LG G2 – stunning HD screen at the front, buttons round the back" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20shot%202013-08-10%20at%2011.25.34.png?1398393139" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2595977997001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2595977997001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG G2 video review </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/video-review-lg-g2-introducing-current-king-android/video#comments Android G2 LG Smartphones Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:59:03 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1436148 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC One (M8) vs LG G2 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/htc-one-m8-vs-lg-g2/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC&#039;s heavy hitter takes on the former Android king in this flagship slobberknocker </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="705" title="The gloves are off. Ding ding" alt="Which is better? HTC One (M8) vs LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-one-m8-vs-lg-g2.jpg?1398502990" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>HTC has brought back the One, and dodgy brackets aside, it&#39;s an absolute beast with killer looks to match.</p> <p>So naturally we&#39;re pitting it against the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2 </a>- one of the best Android superphones that money can buy.</p> <p>It&#39;s South Korea&#39;s finest against Taiwan&#39;s new contender. But who will win?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/htc-one-2/review" target="_blank">HTC One (M8) review</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Metal meets plastic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HTC One (M8) is simply gorgeous. From organic round curves to a solid metal body, HTC has gone all-out on the design front, and it&#39;s paid off. The M8 is one of the sexiest smartphones we&#39;ve ever held, and no other Android phone can match its build quality.</p> <p>The LG G2 isn&#39;t ugly by any means, and we&#39;re big fans of its minimalist front. Its plastic build does let it down though, and its rear power and volume button placements might not be everyone&#39;s cup of tea, although we rather like them where they are.</p> <p>The G2&#39;s footprint is substantially smaller than the M8&#39;s though, thanks to its wonderfully slim bezels. The M8&#39;s excuse for its larger size is a decent one however. Its two front-facing speakers might take up room, but they&#39;re very impressive indeed.</p> <p>The M8 wins for with its premium build and microSD slot, which the G2 lacks.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>HTC One (M8)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The HTC One (M8) in the middle, surrounded by its predecessor and G2 rival" alt="Which is better? HTC One (M8) vs LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HTC_One_M8_9_0.jpg?1398502990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Looking pretty good form behind" alt="Which is better? HTC One (M8) vs LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HTC_One_M8-review-build-rear_2.jpg?1398502990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" title="The marmite of smartphone buttons" alt="Which is better? HTC One (M8) vs LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_6006_2.JPG?1398502990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen showdown </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Both the HTC One M8 and LG G2 have superb 1080p displays, serving up bright whites, rich blacks and vibrant (but not over saturated) colours , along with excellent viewing angles.</p> <p>The G2&#39;s screen is slightly bigger at 5.2 inches while the One M8&#39;s display measures in at 5 inches.</p> <p>While the ppi difference is negligible, we have to applaud LG for squeezing in a slightly larger screen into a smaller body, which might make it a little easier for one-handed use despite its larger size.</p> <p>The extra real estate offered by the G2 will appeal to movie fans and readers alike, so the G2 scrapes ahead of the M8 in this round.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>LG G2</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="Sexy slim bezels" alt="Which is better? HTC One (M8) vs LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2-review-main_3.JPG?1398502990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Sharp, bright and colourful" alt="Which is better? HTC One (M8) vs LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HTC_One_M8-review-blinkfeed_3.jpg?1398502990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Say cheese </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Here&#39;s where things get interesting. The G2&#39;s 13MP camera is excellent and it takes detailed photos in both light and dark conditions, helped greatly by its optical image stabilisation.</p> <p>The One M8 on the other hand mixes things up a bit. For starters, it&#39;s kept the same 4.1 UltraPixel camera that graced the original One. But it&#39;s got company.</p> <p>A second lens above the main module records depth information, which means that you can focus on different subjects in a shot after you&#39;ve taken it, Lytro-style.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Galaxy S5</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g-pro-2/mwc-2014/lg-g-pro-2-hands-review/feature" target="_blank">LG G Pro 2</a> achieve this post-shot refocusing effect with software, but the One M8&#39;s dedicated second lens means that it excels in this area.</p> <p><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="400" src="https://vine.co/v/MO7QbtitUa1/embed/simple" width="400"></iframe></p> <p>The G2 lacks this functionality completely and it&#39;s a big win for the M8, assuming it&#39;s a feature you plan on using regularly. Even if you think it&#39;s a gimmick, it could come in very handy for photos which accidentally have the intended subject out of focus.</p> <p>The One M8 also performs well in lowlight conditions, and its dual-LED flash provides more realistic colours and skin tones, in a similar way to the flash module found on the iPhone 5s.</p> <p>The G2 does capture finer details, but unless you&#39;re planning on cropping into or printing out large photos, you&#39;re unlikely to notice any major differences when uploading photos to the likes of Facebook.</p> <p>Throw in 4K video recording and 120fps capture on the M8 (which the G2 lacks) and HTC comes out on top in the camera round.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>HTC One (M8)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Double trouble" alt="Which is better? HTC One (M8) vs LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HTC_One_M8-review-duo-camera_3.jpg?1398502990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Strength and stamina </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On paper, the M8 is the slightly more powerful device thanks to its newer 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor.</p> <p>While the G2 rocks a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, both phones have 2GB of RAM, and despite the M8&#39;s superior benchmark scores, you won&#39;t notice a difference in performance.</p> <p>Games, apps, multitasking, videos, music, browsing - you name it, they&#39;ll eat through it like a ravenous beaver at a wood chipper buffet.</p> <p>Both devices also have excellent battery life, lasting more than a day if you&#39;re careful. HTC takes this one step further with a power saving mode which freezes all apps but retains messaging and phone call capabilities.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Draw</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Basic, but a battery life saver" alt="Which is better? HTC One (M8) vs LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-m8-review-extreme-power-saver_4.jpg?1398502990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="The G2 goes on and on..." alt="Which is better? HTC One (M8) vs LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_6035_0.JPG?1398502990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Both HTC and LG have shunned stock Android in favour of their own skins, which offer additional treats on top of Google&#39;s stock OS.</p> <p>The G2 has taken the Samsung approach by shoving in tonnes of features, which can get a little confusing. Some of them are truly useful though, and the G2&#39;s guest mode will come in very handy for occasions when you want to protect your personal data and apps form prying eyes.</p> <p>We love LG&#39;s Knock On feature too, which lets you double tap the screen to turn it on and off.</p> <p>The One M8 matches this however and takes it even further by allowing you to bypass the lockscreen altogether, or open up the last used app, depending on which direction you swipe the screen from.</p> <p>The M8&#39;s Dot View cover is also a stroke of genius, providing retro-style information with a quick double tap. From weather info to notifications and answering calls, it&#39;s a great innovation that&#39;s fun to look and and use.</p> <p>The One M8 comes loaded with HTC Sense 6.0, and it&#39;s far easier on the eyes than LG or Samsung&#39;s Android skins. BlinkFeed has improved too, allowing you to add custom RSS feeds and integrate device information form the likes of Fitbit, letting you to track your stats directly from the BlinkFeed screen.</p> <p>For looks, innovation and functionality in one sleek package, the M8 edges out ahead again.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>HTC One (M8)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Funky eh?" alt="Which is better? HTC One (M8) vs LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-m8-review-dot-view-case-time-weather_3.png?1398502990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The G2 is packed with tricks" alt="Which is better? HTC One (M8) vs LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_6034_0.JPG?1398502990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="BlinkFeed 2.0 is better than ever" alt="Which is better? HTC One (M8) vs LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HTC_One_M8-review-blinkfeed-2_2.jpg?1398502990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HTC One has replaced the G2 as Stuff&#39;s best smartphone in the world, bumping LG&#39;s champion down to second place.</p> <p>That&#39;s no mean feat, and it&#39;s a well-deserved victory.</p> <p>The M8 wraps up power, innovation and a gorgeous Android UI into a premium metal package, and it&#39;ll take something special to knock it off its pedestal.</p> <p>With the mysterious G3 waiting in the wings however, it might not be too long before LG has its revenge&hellip;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3: price, specs release date - everything we think we know</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="And the winner is..." alt="Which is better? HTC One (M8) vs LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HTC_One_M8-review-lockscreen_3.jpg?1398502990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC One (M8) vs LG G2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-m8-vs-lg-g2.jpg?1398502990" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/htc-one-m8-vs-lg-g2/feature#comments G2 HTC LG One (M8) Smartphones Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:40:37 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434763 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: LG G2 vs Google Nexus 5 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/3395289203001 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How does LG&#039;s very own G2 flagship compare to the LG-flavoured Nexus 5? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video: LG G2 vs Google Nexus 5" alt="Video: LG G2 vs Google Nexus 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202014-04-01%20at%2011.05.52_0.png?1396406549" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3395289203001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3395289203001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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Gone is the slippery plastic backside of the S5 and tacky looking faux leather of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Galaxy Note 3</a>.</p> <p>Instead, the Note 3 has a rubbery matte dimpled polycarbonate rear panel which is wonderfully grippy, and much less likely to slip out of the hands than the slippery G2. Just try not to think about all the plaster jokes when you&#39;re holding it.</p> <p>While we&#39;re not fans of the two-tone alien blue colour, the plain Black S5 looks and feels rather smart.</p> <p>The G2 fights back with its innovative rear power and volume buttons however, and we applaud LG for cramming in a slightly larger 5.2in screen into a smaller body with super-slim bezels.</p> <p>The Galaxy S5 has another weapon in its arsenal though: IP67 waterproof and dustproof certification, meaning it&#39;ll battle through a British downpour with ease.</p> <p>Overall, this round goes to the Galaxy S5. It&#39;s got a grippier rear, and its removable cover means you&#39;ve got access to a microSD slot and swappable battery - both of which are missing from the LG G2. Throw in the fact that it&#39;s waterproof and there&#39;s not much the G2&#39;s pretty slim bezelled face can do about it.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong><em>Samsung Galaxy S5</em></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9966_1.JPG?1398272008" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_6006_1.JPG?1398272008" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tasty extras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Galaxy S5 brings two big features to the ring. First up is its Home button, which has an in-built fingerprint scanner.</p> <p>Swiping our fingers to lock and unlock the Galaxy S5 worked well during our hands-on review, but LG&#39;s Knock On feature (a double tap to wake up the screen) almost seems faster, as it can detect your fingers when the screen is off.</p> <p>Still, you can use your fingerprint to encrypt protect sensitive files on the Galaxy S5 and you can even use your digits to buy things online via PayPal in an instant.</p> <p>The rear of the Galaxy S5 also has a heart rate sensor. Although it&#39;s arguable how useful a feature this is on a phone (it makes more sense on a smartwatch like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gear-2/mwc-2014/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo-hands-review/feature" target="_blank">Gear 2</a> or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-gear-fit-hands-review-curved-display-heart-rate-sensor-fitness-band-gold/feature" target="_blank">Gear Fit</a>), it&#39;s an extra feature for developers to take advantage of.</p> <p>For pushing the boundaries and for cramming in tech into every available inch of space, the Galaxy S5 wins this round too.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Samsung Galaxy S5</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gear-2/mwc-2014/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo-hands-review/feature" target="_blank">Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo hands-on review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9984_4_0.JPG?1398272008" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super screens </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While both devices have 1080p displays, Samsung is sticking to its Super AMOLED guns while LG has gone the IPS+ LCD route.</p> <p>In person, both screens look superbly sharp with vivid colours and good viewing angles.</p> <p>The Galaxy S5 serves up true blacks while the LCD panel of the G2 offers purer whites with respectable (but not quite pure) blacks.</p> <p>The G2 manages to cram in a slightly larger 5.2in display compared to the S5&#39;s 5.1in screen but features Gorilla Glass 2 as opposed to Samsung&#39;s Gorilla Glass 3 display.</p> <p>AMOLED versus LCD is often down to personal preference and when both screens look this good, were&#39; going to have to call this a draw until we carry out our full in-depth Galaxy S5 review.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>draw</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_6031_1.JPG?1398272008" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN99652_0_0.jpg?1398272008" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Snap happy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="480" src="https://vine.co/v/MmvwzzuvQeV/embed/simple" width="480"></iframe></p> <p>The LG G2 has one of the best Android smartphone cameras around but Samsung&#39;s not taking any chances with the Galaxy S5.&nbsp;</p> <p>It offers 16 megapixels to the G2&#39;s 13MP camera and Samsung boasts that the Galaxy S5 has the world&#39;s fastest smartphone &nbsp;autofocus at up to 0.3 seconds.</p> <p>While the S5 doesn&#39;t feature the G2&#39;s impressive optical image stabilisation, it does offer Lytro-like post-shot refocusing, thanks to its ability to snap two shots at once at different focal lengths before combining them into one photo.</p> <p>The Galaxy S5&#39;s camera also has a live HDR mode which lets you see what a HDR shot or video will look like in real time.</p> <p>Throw in 4K video recording (which the G2 lacks) and it&#39;s impossible not to give the S5 the imaging victory, on paper at least.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Samsung Galaxy S5</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power race </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Being the newer device, the S5 naturally wins the power round by default, thanks to its newer, slightly higher-clocked Snapdragon 801 innards.&nbsp;</p> <p>Both devices had 2GB of RAM however, and until we&#39;ve got our Galaxy S5 review unit on hand to see how it fares in the real world, it&#39;ll be impossible to say which one really is faster.</p> <p>For the time being however, the S5 clinches this round, on paper specs alone.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Samsung Galaxy S5</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9988_1_1.JPG?1398272008" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android tweaks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Both Samsung and LG are guilty of bogging Android down with tonnes of software extras, but some are actually genuinely useful.</p> <p>the Galaxy S5 and G2 let you lock off your personal section of the phone, allowing guests to use your device without prying into your files, folders and apps.</p> <p>The G2&#39;s excellent Knock On unlock feature it&#39;s also expected to be updated with the G Pro 2&#39;s Knock Code skills which will let you tap out a pattern across the screen to unlock it.</p> <p>It worked really well when we tried it out at Mobile World Congress and we&#39;re looking forward to it landing on all of LG&#39;s major devices this year.</p> <p>The S5 however has a very impressive (on paper at least) battery saver mode which can supposedly squeeze out an extra 24 hours of battery life with only 10% charge left on the battery.</p> <p>Once activated, the menus and screen become black and white, and all apps are frozen. You can however still make and receive calls and text messages, and we can see ourselves making full use of it on a night out, stranded from any power cables.</p> <p>The Galaxy S5 also features Samsung&#39;s updated S Health app which is built into the latest version of TouchWiz. It offers detailed information on calories burned, steps taken and even calories consumed, if you can be bothered to scan in every little thing you eat all day.</p> <p>Thanks to the heart scanner on the rear you can even measure your heart rate to ensure you&#39;re not feeling too poorly. Or too excited. Or too... dead.</p> <p>Samsung&#39;s download booster mode also sounds very interesting. It&#39;s able to use both 4G and Wi-Fi connections simultaneously to download large files faster than Wi-Fi or 4G alone. If it works, it could change our Starbucks working habits for good.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Samsung Galaxy S5</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9978_0.JPG?1398272008" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9985_0_0.JPG?1398272008" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Initial verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s no surprise to see the newer phone win this weigh in. On paper the S5 has better specs, impressive camera features, more sensors than a Star Trek Communicator and innovative software features.</p> <p>In the hands we still prefer the G2&#39;s design, but there&#39;s no ignoring Samsung&#39;s grippier back, waterproof body and expandable memory and replaceable battery.</p> <p>Things could change when carry out our in-depth Samsung Galaxy S5 review however, so stay tuned.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: the weigh-in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9965_1.JPG?1398272008" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/samsung-galaxy-s5-vs-lg-g2-weigh/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/samsung-galaxy-s5-vs-lg-g2-weigh/feature#comments G2 Galaxy S5 LG Samsung Smartphones Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:49:46 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1433649 at http://www.stuff.tv LG G2 vs Google Nexus 5 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-g2-vs-google-nexus-5/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two LG-made Android smartphones square off as we ask: which is the better of the 5in flagships? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G2 vs Google Nexus 5" alt="LG G2 vs Google Nexus 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g2-vs-google-nexus-5.jpg?1392389126" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you take two high-end smartphones manufactured by the same company and based on the same operating system, how much difference can there really be between the two?</p> <p>The answer is, &ldquo;Quite a lot of difference, actually.&rdquo; Read on to find out what they are, and which of these two LG-made phones the Korean company did the best job on.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Differences in design? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>OK, OK, so there is one are where the two phones are pretty even Stevens: looks and design. Both are narrow-bezelled phones with screens around the 5in mark (more on those below) and from the front there&rsquo;s little to tell the difference between them (save the LG logo on the G2 &ndash; the Nexus 5 has an unadorned face).</p> <p>Flip them over and things get a little more interesting. The Google Nexus 5 has a rubbery, matte-finish backside with a stamped &lsquo;Nexus&rsquo; logo, which the LG G2 has a glossy plastic rear with centre-mounted camera and below it, a power/volume control button.</p> <p>The button is a bold design decision from LG &ndash; one that doesn&rsquo;t really pay off, if we&rsquo;re being honest. You&rsquo;ll often find yourself accidentally increasing the volume when trying to turn off the phone and vice versa (luckily you can tap twice on the front to bring up the unlock screen).</p> <p>The Nexus 5 is a little lighter than the G2 (130g versus 143g); both handsets are just under 9mm in depth. As we noted in our Nexus 5 review, it feels a little more pocket-friendly than the G2.</p> <p>Both phones have a useful notification LED on the front, which pulses in different colours depending on the app about which it&rsquo;s notifying you.</p> <p><strong>Winner: The Nexus 5 takes this round for its slight portability edge and handsome backside.</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G2 rear" alt="LG G2 rear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2-rear.JPG?1392389126" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Nexus 5 rear" alt="Google Nexus 5 rear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-5-rear.JPG?1392389126" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen legends </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The LG G2 boasts a glorious 5.2in full HD display with a pixel density of 423ppi, while the Nexus 5 has a 4.95in full HD screen with 445ppi. So there&rsquo;s barely anything between them here: the G2&rsquo;s is slightly larger, yes, but the Nexus 5&rsquo;s is a wee bit sharper.</p> <p>There are some subtle differences it&rsquo;s worth noting, however. The Nexus 5&rsquo;s screen is a little cooler than the G2&rsquo;s, and some might even call it &ldquo;washed out&rdquo; at times. The G2 sports one of the richest, brightest and most vivid screens around at the moment, and offers great viewing angles too (better than the Nexus 5&rsquo;s), so we&rsquo;re going to give this round to LG&rsquo;s phone rather than Google&rsquo;s. But really, both have excellent displays.</p> <p><strong>Winner: So close. But the LG G2 shaves it.</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Nexus 5 screen" alt="Google Nexus 5 screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-5-screen.JPG?1392389126" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G2 screen" alt="LG G2 screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2-screen.JPG?1392389126" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Respect for the specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The two phones share the same quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, running (more or less) at the same 2.3GHz speed. Both have 2GB of RAM and a choice of 16GB and 32GB models when it comes to built-in storage. Both have NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 (although only the G2 supports Low Energy). The G2 also comes with an IR blaster that, in tandem with an app, allows it to act as a remote control for pretty much any device.</p> <p>Both, when you boil it down, are hugely capable and hugely powerful phones. There might theoretically be faster hardware out there, but in real world terms neither of these devices will struggle cope with any app you might care throw at them.</p> <p>One area where the G2 moves ahead is battery life, however. Its 3,000mAh battery is a stonker: we managed to get a good 19 hours of normal use out of the phone before it dropped to five percent battery and we reached for the charger. The Nexus 5 has a 2,300mAh battery and, while it fares a little better than its fast-depleted predecessor the Nexus 4, it doesn&rsquo;t come close to touching the G2 (or Samsung Galaxy S4, for that matter) when it comes to longevity.</p> <p>We should also mention music playback, because while the Nexus 5 is as good as pretty much any other phone out there, the G2 has an ace up its sleeve: support for 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Res Audio files. Whack in a pair of decent headphones and you can listen to studio master quality tunes.</p> <p><strong>Winner: The LG G2 for its battery and handful of additional features</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/why-you-should-be-pumped-about-and-just-bit-sceptical-hi-res-audio/feature">Why you should be pumped about (and just a bit sceptical of) Hi-Res Audio</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G2 hi-res audio" alt="LG G2 hi-res audio" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2-hi-res-audio.JPG?1392389126" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 
Cam showdown </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The LG G2 sports a 13MP rear-facing camera with optical image stabilisation, and it&rsquo;s without a doubt one of the best smartphone snappers on the planet. The stabilisation helps immensely in dim, murky conditions &ndash; an area where phone cameras are traditionally at their worst &ndash; allowing you to capture sharper shots at night and indoors, even with the flash turned off. Colour reproduction is impressive too.</p> <p>The Google Nexus 5 has an 8MP main camera that also comes with optical image stabilisation. It&rsquo;s a massive improvement over the disappointing Nexus 4 camera and provides lovely, sharp detail in low light (our review points out that it even compares favourably to the G2 in this regard). A recent software update gave it a speedy new autofocus and boosted the vibrancy and contrast of photos, but we do feel the G2&rsquo;s camera is better at accurately representing real-life colours.</p> <p>On the video front, the G2 captures 1080p at a smooth 60fps while the Nexus 5 is limited to 30fps. Other than that both do a respectable job. We don&rsquo;t put too much importance on a smartphone&rsquo;s front-facing camera, but the G2&rsquo;s 2.1MP sensor has a slight edge over the Nexus 5&rsquo;s 1.3MP example.</p> <p><strong>Winner: We have to give this round to LG, although it&rsquo;s tighter than you might imagine</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Nexus 5 camera" alt="Google Nexus 5 camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-5-review-camera_3.JPG?1392389126" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android vs Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Nexus 5 sports Android 4.4.1 KitKat, the clean &ldquo;stock&rdquo; version of Android beloved by purists. And us. KitKat ushers in Google Now cards and voice search alongside a raft of more minor changes, and it&rsquo;s pretty glorious. As a personal assistant, Google Now has the beating of Apple&rsquo;s Siri &ndash; often because it seems to know what you want before you even search.</p> <p>The G2 comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, over which LG has pasted a skin of its own design. It&rsquo;s a bit cartoonish and over-egged (the transitions are particularly OTT) and aesthetes will definitely prefer the Nexus 5&rsquo;s less-is-more approach, but there are some nice touches here: eye-tracking pauses videos when you look away; the Clip Tray feature stores everything you&rsquo;ve cut or copied in the past; and Guest Mode means you can hand off the phone to anyone without having to worry about them making in-app purchases or opening any apps you&rsquo;ve restricted.</p> <p><strong>Winner: Close again, but we&rsquo;re going to give this one to the Nexus 5</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Now on Nexus 5" alt="Google Now on Nexus 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-5-review-google-now_3.JPG?1392389126" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G2 UI" alt="LG G2 UI" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2-ui.JPG?1392389126" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price – not so close </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Without putting too fine a point on it, the Google Nexus 5 is an absolute bargain. It&rsquo;s a high-end flagship phone available unlocked and SIM free for S$440, about S$300 less than all its rivals. What&rsquo;s clear here is that Google isn&rsquo;t too bothered about making a profit from its hardware: it just wants to get people using Android and by extension Google services (through which the company makes all its money). And that&rsquo;s great if you&rsquo;re looking to by an Android phone anyway.</p> <p>The LG G2 is S$898 SIM free. So you can see why, despite it being a slightly better-equipped phone in several areas, it&rsquo;s always going to be difficult to recommend it over the Nexus 5. S$458 is a significant difference.</p> <p><strong>Winner: No contest here &ndash; the Google Nexus 5 is a thrifty power-user&#39;s dream phone</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is a tough call, really. The two phones are similar in many ways (not too surprising when you consider they&rsquo;re built by the same company) yet there&rsquo;s a huge difference in price. The LG G2 is a stunning phone with some features you won&rsquo;t find anywhere else, while the Nexus 5 is marginally less powerful but possessed of a cleaner interface and a price that&rsquo;s incredibly tempting.</p> <p>If we were choosing for ourselves and money weren&rsquo;t a factor, we&rsquo;d opt for the LG G2. But if the price was key, we&rsquo;d have to plump for the Nexus 5 &ndash; almost as good yet massively more affordable. The thing is, with these two phones, you can&rsquo;t really go wrong: whichever handset you choose, you&rsquo;re ending up with one of the very best smartphones on the planet.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/google-nexus-5/review" target="_blank">Google Nexus 5 review</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2 review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G2" alt="LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2-transition.JPG?1392389126" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-g2-vs-google-nexus-5/feature#comments Android G2 Google LG Nexus 5 Smartphones Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:14:57 +0000 Elissa Loi 1432041 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumoured specs of LG G3 surfaces on the net http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/rumoured-specs-lg-g3-surfaces-net/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Better than Retina display, in-house processor, unknown screen size...a new LG flagship phone? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/G2-from-Stuff-UK.jpg?1388060923" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While we enjoy the<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/lg-g2/review"> LG G2</a>, Malaysians are still waiting for it. Meanwhile, the internet is already abuzz with rumoured specifications of the LG G3!</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sharil-abdul-rahman" title="View user profile.">Sharil Abdul Rahman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> High Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Firstly, the G3 is rumoured to be fitted with a 1440 x 2560 (Quad HD or QHD) pixel IPS screen. The size of the panel is still uncertain at this point of time, but we may see something similar to the G2 &ndash; around 5.5 inches. It will also feature a 16 megapixel camera at the back, and something first from LG &ndash; an in-house developed processor codenamed LG Odin. No other info has been discovered for this chip, so stay tuned for more information soon.</p> <p>While this may be the first QHD phone coming to the market, Samsung is also in talks of releasing a phone with a 2K display in the near future. Now, where will the phones land first? Singapore or Malaysia? Let the bets begin!</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.phonearena.com/news/Some-LG-G3-specs-seemingly-unveiled-QHD-display-octa-core-CPU-16MP-camera_id50685">PhoneArena</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/G2-again.jpg?1388060923" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/rumoured-specs-lg-g3-surfaces-net/news#comments Android G2 LG Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:28:44 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1430456 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The LG G2 is our Gadget of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-lg-g2-our-gadget-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The competition was stiff, but LG&#039;s mobile renaissance is Stuff&#039;s highlight of 2013 - and the LG G2 is one hell of a smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G2" alt="LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g2_2.jpg?1387863860" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Our Gadget of the Year award isn&#39;t just about which gadget is best, most innovative or most desirable - although all that stuff obviously matters rather a lot.</p> <p>We weigh up all of the gadget releases from the course of the year, and decide which, on balance, matters most to our readers, to us and to consumer technology in general.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: LG G2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A stunning near-bezel-less 5in HD screen, a 13MP camera with optical image stabilisation for detailed low light shots and a battery that refuses to die all make the quad-core G2 a do-it-all smartphone that&#39;ll have your back no matter what you throw at it. Watch out Samsung and Apple: the G2 is proof positive that LG means business in the smartphone world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG&#039;s mobile renaissance is our story of the year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>2013 was a year of staggering innovation. The next-gen consoles ruled the headlines, crowdfunding became an undeniable creative force, wearable technology inhabited faces and our wrists, the internet of things became manifest in some genuinely useful connected appliances, 3D printers hit the high street, 4G went mainstream, 4K almost became affordable, Netflix went stellar and we all started taking selfies and sending them to each other via Snapchat. And that&#39;s just scratching the surface.</p> <p>But for the Stuff editorial team, the story of the year was how Android cemented itself as the most forward-thinking mobile OS - and how LG went from mobile also-ran to leader of the smartphone pack. I can&#39;t wait to see what it has in store for 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Google Glass </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As it edges closer to consumer reality, Google Glass gets ever more intriguing. With its head-up display filling your eye with information from web searches, apps, navigation and more, its voice command capability and its controversial built-in point of view camera, it&#39;s ushering in a new age of powerful wearable technology. The possibilities are endless.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/glass" target="_blank">Read more&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Google Glass" alt="Google Glass" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-glass-earbud-2.jpg?1387863860" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Pebble Smartwatch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The poster boy for crowdfunding, and the best argument there is for smart wristwear. The first modern smartwatch is still the best, thanks to its thoughtful design, e-paper display that&#39;s readable in sunlight, growing number of apps and its compatibility with both iOS and Android. Chuck in a waterproof build and a battery that doesn&#39;t need topping up every day, and the Pebble is an impressive wrist-hugger indeed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Pebble" alt="Pebble" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-smartwatch-main-1_2.jpg?1387863860" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: HTC One </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If Apple made an Android phone, it would probably look something like HTC&#39;s beautiful One - the best-looking Android phone ever made, thanks to its aluminium unibody construction.</p> <p>Its sharp 4.7in full HD display will massage your eyeballs while the all-new HTC Sense 5 serves up BlinkFeed smoothly thanks to its quad-core insides. With a light guzzling Ultrapixel camera thrown in for good measure, it&#39;s as smart as it is beautiful.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/htc-one/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="HTC One" alt="HTC One" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-review-hands-on-screen.jpg?1387863860" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Google Nexus 7 (2013) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google&#39;s Nexus devices are genius. Built as a showcase for the company&#39;s Android OS, they always pack incredible power and quality into devices that dramatically undercut the competition, and always furnish them with the latest software bells and whistles before any other devices get a look-in.</p> <p>The second-gen Nexus 7 is no different, packing quad-core guts and incredible resolution into its 7in screen, and barely costing anything. You won&#39;t find a better multimedia device anywhere near that price.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/google-nexus-7-2013/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Google Nexus 7" alt="Google Nexus 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-7-verdict_0.jpg?1387863860" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Apple iPad Air </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The fifth-generation iPad is the first to look visibly different from every angle - and that&#39;s because it&#39;s dramatically slimmer and lighter than any of its predecessors.&nbsp;The 9.7in Retina Display remains, and although it&#39;s bested on resolution by some new contenders, it&#39;s still just about the best damn tablet screen we&#39;ve ever seen. </p> <p>Coupled with the hundreds of thousands of fantastic made-for-iPad apps that populate the App Store, it&#39;s one formidable tablet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-ipad-5/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="Apple iPad Air" alt="Apple iPad Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Apple-iPad-Air-review-lockscreen_0.png?1387863860" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Apple iPhone 5s </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The world&#39;s first 64-bit smartphone showcases Apple&#39;s unrivalled attention to detail and ability to innovate in meaningful ways.</p> <p>Apart from a new gold colour scheme (it looks much better in person, honest), the iPhone 5s comes rocking the much-improved and far more beautiful iOS 7, future-proof internals and the truly useful Touch ID fingerprint sensor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="Apple iPhone 5s" alt="Apple iPhone 5s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iphone-5s.JPG?1387863860" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item big image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image" width="920" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/carousel-images/lg-g2-carousel.jpg?1387863860" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-lg-g2-our-gadget-year/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-lg-g2-our-gadget-year/feature#comments G2 Gadget Awards 2013 LG Smartphones Wed, 18 Dec 2013 05:41:04 +0000 Nigel Yap 1430391 at http://www.stuff.tv 10 of the best LG G2 apps http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/10-best-lg-g2-apps/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuff&#039;s Phone and Gadget of the Year deserves to be showered with this selection of hand-picked apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="705" title="10 of the best LG G2 apps" alt="10 of the best LG G2 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g2-main_0.JPG?1388460466" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2</a> picked up both the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-winners-announced-these-are-22-best-gadgets-year/feature" target="_blank">Gadget of the Year</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-lg-g2-our-smartphone-year/feature" target="_blank">Phone of the Year</a>&nbsp;awards at the Stuff Gadget Awards 2013, so we&#39;ve rounded up a selection of apps to make it even better.</p> <p>Games, productivity and more await. Shall we?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pixlr Express (free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A fine alternative to Snapseed et al, Pixlr Express delivers over 600 effects, adjustments, overlays and frames, plus it allows you to add text to the sharp images taken by the G2&#39;s 13MP camera. If you&rsquo;re a lazy bones, its Auto Fix button generally spruces up a picture&rsquo;s brightness, contrast and the like very effectively, all in a single solitary tap.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pixlr.express&amp;hl=en_GB" target="_blank">Google Play</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="577" height="432" title="10 of the best LG G2 apps" alt="10 of the best LG G2 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pixlr-express.png?1388460466" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Waze (free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Forget Google Maps. Get some good karma with social mapping app, Waze. The navigation app relies on its users&rsquo; activities to update traffic situations. The combined data from users&rsquo; travelling speeds and updates allows Waze to calculate the optimal route and warn them of potential congestion along their pre-determined route.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.waze" target="_blank">Google Play</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="10 of the best LG G2 apps" alt="10 of the best LG G2 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Waze.jpg?1388460466" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xbox 360 Smartglass (free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The LG G2 already has an IR blaster built into it to let you control your TV and set-top box, so why not download the Xbox 360 SmartGlass app and let your G2 control that too? It&#39;s free after all.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.smartglass" target="_blank">Google Play</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="10 of the best LG G2 apps" alt="10 of the best LG G2 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Xbox%20360%20Smartglass.jpg?1388460466" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kingsoft Office (free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We weren&#39;t even aware that there were even 23 different types of spreadsheet, presentation and text files, but this free does-it-all productivity suite can open and edit them all, transforming your G2 into a pocketable office. Minus the water cooler and secretary.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cn.wps.moffice_eng" target="_blank">Google Play</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1067" height="800" title="10 of the best LG G2 apps" alt="10 of the best LG G2 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kingsoft-office.jpg?1388460466" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alarm Clock (S$2.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This rather attractive alarm clock app lets you set custom multiple alarms and has a nap and sunrise feature to wake you up at the local sunrise. Or if you want to get really fancy, you can use the sleep cycle option which wakes you up in the lightest stage of sleep closest to your set wake up time for a less stressful morning.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.doubleTwist.alarmClock" target="_blank">Google Play&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1067" height="800" title="10 of the best LG G2 apps" alt="10 of the best LG G2 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alarm-clock.jpg?1388460466" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Swiftkey (S$4.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>SwiftKey is the best touch screen keyboard we&#39;ve ever used and its word predictions are scarily accurate. The latest version splits the keyboard up across the screen and introduces emoticons, and you can even shrink it and move it around for easier one-handed typing.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&amp;referrer=utm_source%3Dwebsite%26utm_medium%3Dgetswiftkey%26utm_campaign%3Dskx" target="_blank">Google Play&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="10 of the best LG G2 apps" alt="10 of the best LG G2 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/swiftkey-4.3_0%20%281%29.jpg?1388460466" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Angry birds Go! (free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Those angry avians get the Mario Kart treatment (though you can get behind the wheel of a a car as a pig if you like) in this latest blockbuster title from Rovio. Special powers, multiple game modes and all in 3D. Your G2 just got a while lot more fun</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.angrybirdsgo" target="_blank">Google Play&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="960" height="720" title="10 of the best LG G2 apps" alt="10 of the best LG G2 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/angry-birds-go.jpg?1388460466" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cal (free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;d rather see something a little prettier when checking when your next dentist appointment is, Cal is for you. Meetings are saved with maps of the location and pictures of those attending, birthdays show screen photos of your friend, with contact details and social networking links and it can also connect with the Any.do app (by whom Cal is made) to integrate your tasks for that day for a one stop shop of life organisation.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.anydo.cal" target="_blank">Google Play&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="10 of the best LG G2 apps" alt="10 of the best LG G2 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Cal_0.jpg?1388460466" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nova Launcher Prime (S$5) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The beauty of Android is that you can customise it without having to jailbreak it. If you&#39;re not a fan of the G2&#39;s interface then dial things back a notch with Nova Launcher, which offers custom icon packs and gesture controls, letting you set up your S4 just the way you want it. It&#39;ll disable the double-tap to lock feature on the home screen, but you can still tap the status bar to lock the G2.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher.prime&amp;hl=en_GB" target="_blank">Google Play&nbsp;</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/11-ways-make-android-look-even-better-ios-7/feature" target="_blank">Check out how to use Nova and other apps to make your S4 (and any other Android phone) look beautiful&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="500" title="10 of the best LG G2 apps" alt="10 of the best LG G2 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nova%20launcher_0.jpg?1388460466" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ridiculous fishing (S$3.79) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Vegetarians, look away. Armed with a fishing rod and an upgradeable arsenal of guns, you have to throw your line out to sea, dodging the fish on the way down. Once you get to the sea floor, you reel your line in, collecting as many fish as you can, throwing them into the air once you reach the surface and then shooting them to smithereens. Don&#39;t tell PETA.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vlambeer.RidiculousFishing" target="_blank">Google Play</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="10 of the best LG G2 apps" alt="10 of the best LG G2 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Ridiculous-Fishing_0_0.jpg?1388460466" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> App-up your LG G2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2-main_0.JPG?1388460466" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/10-best-lg-g2-apps/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games G2 LG Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:39:30 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1430219 at http://www.stuff.tv LG G2 Mini could be on the way http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/ces-2014/lg-g2-mini-could-be-way/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The G2 could be getting a younger brother, if the latest rumours prove to be true </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="705" title="LG G2 Mini" alt="LG G2 Mini" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g2-main.JPG?1388683974" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2</a>, Stuff&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-lg-g2-our-smartphone-year/feature" target="_blank">Phone</a> of the Year, could be getting a new little brother.</p> <p>According to Greek gadget site Techblog, the G2 Mini will have a 4.7in screen, along with the same powerful Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM which keep the current G2 ticking along so smoothly.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/ces-2014/lg-g2-mini-could-be-way/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/ces-2014/lg-g2-mini-could-be-way/news#comments CES 2014 G2 LG Smartphones Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:35:30 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1430019 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The LG G2 is our Smartphone of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-lg-g2-our-smartphone-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With incredible battery life, a stunning display and a fantastic camera, LG&#039;s flagship sails off with the prize </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g2-award-winner.jpg?1386941768" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>2013 has seen all the big smartphone players rip the wrappers off excellent phones &ndash; Android, iOS and Windows alike.</p> <p>It was a tough call to make, but after much rumination, we&#39;ve pinned the blue ribbon to the giant screen of the all-round impressive LG G2.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: LG G2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A stunning near-bezel-less 5in HD screen, a 13MP camera with optical image stabilisation for detailed low light shots and a battery that refuses to die all make the quad-core G2 a do-it-all smartphone that&#39;ll have your back no matter what you throw at it. Watch out Samsung and Apple: the G2 is proof positive that LG means business in the smartphone world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-g2/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="LG G2" alt="LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2-review-main_0.JPG?1386743958" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Apple iPhone 5S </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The world&#39;s first 64-bit smartphone showcases Apple&#39;s unrivalled attention to detail and ability to innovate in meaningful ways. Apart from a new gold colour scheme (it looks much better in person, honest), the iPhone 5s comes rocking the much-improved and far more beautiful iOS 7, future-proof internals and the truly useful Touch ID fingerprint sensor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-5s/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iPhone 5S" alt="Apple iPhone 5S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-52-review-main_0.JPG?1386941768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Nokia Lumia 1020 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Lumia 1020 is the best cameraphone ever made, thanks to its incredible 41MP sensor with clever superpixel tech. Throw in a zoom that won&#39;t make your photos look like they were taken with a Vaseline-covered lens, and you can finally ditch your compact for good.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nokia-lumia-1020/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Nokia Lumia 1020" alt="Nokia Lumia 1020" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-1020.JPG?1386941768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Google Nexus 4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With a glittery glass rear, gorgeously slick stock Android and powerful quad-core innards &ndash; all available at a ridiculously low price &ndash; the Nexus 4 is the Android fan&#39;s ultimate dream phone, offering unbelievable bang for your buck.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/google-nexus-4/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" title="Google Nexus 4" alt="Google Nexus 4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-4-review-8-google-services_0_0.jpg?1386941768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The phablet came of age in 2013. The Note reached its third iteration and it&#39;s blazing fast thanks to its quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM. Its 5.7in 1080p screen is bright and punchy and its camera is up there with the best. And then there&#39;s the S Pen stylus. Unrivalled in the smartphone world, it offers accurate handwriting recognition, unique interface tweaks and drawing options for doodlers on the go.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tvs/sg/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy Note 3" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-3.JPG?1386941768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Sony Xperia Z Ultra </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Z Ultra&#39;s gargantuan, humungous, huge, 6.4in 1080p display blew our eyeballs away with its tablet-like size and pleased our hands with its solid glass build and ultra-thin dimensions. You can even write on it with a regular biro. In the shower, if the need overcomes you.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-phones-year/feature">Read the hands-on review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony Xperia Z Ultra" alt="Sony Xperia Z Ultra" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-ultra-hands-on-front_0_0.jpg?1386941768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Samsung Galaxy S4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Galaxy S4 builds on the success of its predecessor with a stunning 5in full HD display, a boatload of Samsung&#39;s software smarts and a 13MP camera that captures enough detail to make you regret ever uploading Friday night&#39;s snaps to Facebook.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/samsung-galaxy-s4/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S4" alt="Samsung Galaxy S4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-S4-review-homescreen_1_0.jpg?1386941768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: HTC One </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If Apple made an Android phone, it would probably look something like HTC&#39;s stunningly beautiful One - the best-looking Android phone ever made, thanks to its aluminium unibody construction. Its sharp 4.7in full HD display will massage your eyeballs while the all-new HTC Sense 5 serves up BlinkFeed smoothly thanks to its quad-core insides. With a light guzzling Ultrapixel camera thrown in for good measure, it&#39;s as smart as it is beautiful.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/htc-one/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="HTC One" alt="HTC One" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-review-hands-on-lichtenstein_1_0.jpg?1386941768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-lg-g2-our-smartphone-year/feature#comments G2 Gadget Awards 2013 LG Smartphones Wed, 11 Dec 2013 06:39:20 +0000 Nigel Yap 1429983 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iPhone 5S vs LG G2 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-5s-vs-lg-g2/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can the new iPhone’s innovations make it match up to the power of Android’s current golden boy? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPhone 5S vs LG G2" alt="Apple iPhone 5S vs LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g2-vs-iphone-5s.jpg?1379919803" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Recently we awarded the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-g2/review">LG G2</a> not only a full five stars but the number one spot on our smartphones Top Ten, officially proclaiming it the most magnificent phone on the face of the planet Earth.</p> <p>But that was before Apple unleashed the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-5s/review">iPhone 5S</a> on the world. Does the new iPhone have what it takes to knock the G2 off its perch? Come with us as we compare the two aspect-by-aspect to see which is the tastier smartphone proposition.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Build quality and design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPhone 5S may not be a great leap forward in design terms from its predecessor but it’s still one of the best-looking and best-built smartphones on the planet. Tasteful, robust aluminium and glass dominate the exterior, and the thinness and weight feel just right in your hand. It’s also smaller than most of its rivals, making it more pocket-friendly and far easier to use one-handed than the big-screened LG G2.</p> <p>The G2 rocks a large, almost phablet-esque 5.2in screen, but the narrow bezel keeps it down to a fairly manageable size. You’ll still struggle to reach your thumb all the way across to tap an icon when holding it one-handed, but it should just fit in a trouser pocket without causing undue discomfort. The body is plastic, and isn’t as easy on the eyes as the iPhone 5S, but it couldn’t be accused of feeling cheap. Unlike some rivals (***cough***Samsung Galaxy S4***cough***), the G2 doesn’t creak or flex when you give it a wrench.</p> <p>In terms of interesting design tweaks, the 5S has a humdinger: the sapphire glass-covered Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which lets you unlock the phone and make iTunes purchases using your digit. Great stuff.</p> <p>The G2 has the rear-mounted power and volume buttons, which come across as gimmicky at first and, even once you get used to them, are less convenient to use than side-mounted controls. Thankfully there is the option to turn the phone on by tapping twice on the screen, which can detect touch input even when the G2 is asleep.</p> <p><strong>Winner: iPhone 5S</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iPhone 5S in gold" alt="iPhone 5S in gold" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-5s-gold_4.jpg?1379919803" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G2" alt="LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2_0.jpg?1379919803" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The LG G2 has a huge screen, even by Android phone standards. A 5.2in LCD boasting a full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution (that’s a pixel density of 423ppi), it delivers a brilliantly detailed, bright and hi-contrast image. It’s truly outstanding.</p> <p>The iPhone 5S sports the same 4in 1136 x 640 resolution LCD (326ppi) as the iPhone 5, but Apple has made some improvements which result in punchier contrast, purer whites, deeper black and a teensy bit extra detail. It’s a classy screen, no doubt about it – but it doesn’t impress quite as much as the G2’s mammoth, razor-sharp display.</p> <p><strong>Winner: LG G2</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G2 screen" alt="LG G2 screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2-screen.jpg?1379919803" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPhone 5S is, according to Apple, twice as fast as the iPhone 5 due to its new dual-core A7 processor. Not only is it speedier, the processor features 64-bit architecture (a first on smartphones). Given that the iPhone 5’s A6 already handled everything you could throw at it with ease, we’re pretty impressed with the power bump, and haven’t noticed any lag in our time using the 5S. The 64-bit thing? We’ll have to wait a while for more 64-bit apps to appear to really assess its significance.</p> <p>The LG G2 sports a 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, and to get right to the point: it smashes its Android rivals like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 in benchmarking tests. In real world use, it breezes anything you attempt, delivering the smoothest Android 4.2.2 performance we’ve ever seen and multitasking better than any phone we’ve ever used. It’s simply the most powerful mobile we’ve ever tested.</p> <p><strong>Winner: LG G2</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G2 gaming" alt="LG G2 gaming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2-gaming.jpg?1379919803" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The camera is an area where the iPhone 5S has significantly improved on its predecessor’s (already impressive showing). True, the sensor is still 8MP, but this time each pixel is 15 percent larger. The aperture is wider too (F2.2 to the 5’s F2.4), and as a result of these tweaks low light performance is much better. Factor in the True Tone double LED flash (exclusive to the iPhone 5S in the smartphone world) which helps to deliver more natural-looking flesh tones, and things are mightily impressive.</p> <p>The LG G2 has a 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilisation (a boost for low light photography, as it negates the blurriness which can occur when the shutter is open for longer) and again is a truly fantastic camera for a phone.</p> <p>On the video front, both can capture 1080p, although the iPhone at 30fps while the G2 manages 60fps. The iPhone, however, has slo-mo 120fps video up its sleeve.</p> <p>This is a hard one to call. The LG G2 has more megapixels, but with the iPhone 5S each megapixel is superior. Both perform well in low light and each has exclusive features (the flash for iPhone, the image stabilisation for the LG) that enhance the quality of your shots.</p> <p><strong>Winner: Draw</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iPhone 5S camera" alt="iPhone 5S camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-5s-camera-lens_1.jpg?1379919803" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> User interface </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPhone 5S comes with iOS 7, Apple’s brand new, skeuomorphism-free take on its mobile operating system. It’s lovely (you can read exactly why in our full <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ios-7/ios-7/review">review</a>) and on the 5S it works like a charm – a slick, well-oiled and speedy charm, to be exact. Add in the extra ease-of-use that comes courtesy of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and you’ve got a smartphone that’s simply a joy to use.</p> <p>The LG G2 sports Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 with a series of customary proprietary UI tweaks laid over the top. It’s a somewhat cartoonish-looking skin with which we’re not hugely enamoured (stock Android is much more tasteful in our opinion), but there are some handy software extras: eye-tracking that pauses videos when you look away from the screen and a Guest Mode that essentially sets up a partition that keeps your vital info and purchasing abilities out of the hands of kids and friends among them. It all runs fast and lag-free thanks to the G2’s beefy innards.</p> <p>One is Android, one is iOS. Chances are you already have a favourite, so us saying that one is better than the other feels almost pointless. But in terms of user experience, we’re able to say that the 5S just shaves this round.</p> <p><strong>Winner: iPhone 5S (just)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iPhone 5S with iOS 7" alt="iPhone 5S with iOS 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ios7-iphone-5s-trio.jpg?1379919803" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The G2 sports a huge, custom-designed 3,000mAh battery that can’t be removed by the user. And it’s a monster, delivering around 19 hours of mixed use when we tested it. It also charges speedily, getting from 0 to 30 percent capacity in as little as 20 minutes.</p> <p>Apple has improved battery life over the iPhone 5 by a small but worthy amount, and claims up to 10 hours talk time (on 3G), or 10 hours of video playback. That about fits in with what we found when testing it. So the 5S is a bit more longer-lasting than previous iPhones, but not up to the G2’s standards.</p> <p><strong>Winner: LG G2</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G2 battery screen" alt="LG G2 battery screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2-battery_1.jpg?1379919803" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPhone 5S comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB options priced at $988, $1,148 and $1,288 respectively. So it’s not cheap. The LG G2 is $898 for 16GB, with the 32GB price unclear at the time of writing. It’s a substantially cheaper phone and, build quality aside, you can’t really say that the iPhone 5S feels like it justifies being $90 pricier.</p> <p><strong>Winner: LG G2</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Both of these smartphones are fantastically powerful and well-designed pieces of cutting-edge technology, and neither will let you down should you decide to slap down your hard-earned dollars. Both phones were awarded a full five stars in our reviews.</p> <p>But if we have to pick a winner, it can only be the LG G2. More affordable, faster, packing a bigger and sharper screen and a battery that lasts for ages, it’s still the best smartphone on the market at the moment. Apple may win when it comes to style and build quality, but delve deeper than the G2 becomes a worthy winner.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G2" alt="LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2_1.jpg?1379919803" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple iPhone 5S vs LG G2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will the new iPhone stand up to Android&#039;s current golden boy? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2-vs-iphone-5s.jpg?1379919803" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-5s-vs-lg-g2/feature#comments Apple G2 iPhone 5S LG Smartphones Mon, 23 Sep 2013 01:27:24 +0000 Nigel Yap 1426954 at http://www.stuff.tv Finally! The LG G2 makes it to Singapore http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/finally-lg-g2-makes-it-singapore/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG’s super smartphone makes it landing here and it packs one hell of a punch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g2_0.jpg?1379060008" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LG’s sequel flagship is finally here and this 5.2 inch monster will be giving its competitors a good run for their money.</p> <p>That's for a good reason and its not only because the LG G2 is impressively specced. With a Snapdragon 800 processor, 5.2 inch, 1080p IPS screen and 4.2.2 Android OS, it isn’t pulling any punches but at a price of $898, it not only offers some heavy performance, but really good value as well.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/finally-lg-g2-makes-it-singapore/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/finally-lg-g2-makes-it-singapore/news#comments G2 LG Smartphones Fri, 13 Sep 2013 02:58:07 +0000 Nigel Yap 1426600 at http://www.stuff.tv