The LG G4 is the latest and greatest smartphone to try and win your pocket and so in this video, we’re going to give you 12 reasons why the LG G4 is better than the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in a 2-part series to see which phone is best for you and which phone fits your particular needs and desires here on PhoneDog.
This is the LG G4 and this is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The LG G4 does several things right in the hardware department that the S6 Edge doesn’t do. First of all, it features a swappable back cover so you can easily remove the back cover and swap it out for either a leather back cover in various colors or a ceramic or plastic metallic back cover, which is what I have right here.
As much as I like the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge to have a removable back cover, it does not have this feature unfortunately so you are stuck with the Gorilla Glass back cover for better or for worse. But it’s nice and premium—it’s just not quite as customizable as the LG G4.
Because the LG G4 has a removable back cover, you get access to a microSD card slot for expandable storage all the way up to 2TB as well as a removable battery. So when your battery starts to die inevitably, you can easily buy a new one and pop it right back into the back here and start fresh. And if you run out of onboard storage, you’re not out of luck. You can just pop in a microSD card and you’ll be good to go.
Once again, I wish the Galaxy S6 Edge had this feature but it does not have a microSD card slot nor does it have a removable back cover with access to the battery. The battery itself on the LG G4 is a 3000mAh battery, which is significantly larger than the 2600mAh battery found on the S6 Edge. It also features more energy saving features with the Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core chip over the Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa-Core processor.
On the back of the LG G4, we also have the new 16MP camera sensor with an f1.8 aperture and that’s kind of a big deal because it takes some very high quality DSLR-like images. It captures raw images, has great Depth of Field and it kind of edges out the camera on the Galaxy S6 Edge ever so slightly. The Galaxy S6 Edge does not have a bad camera by any means. It also does feature a 16MP camera sensor but it has an f1.9 aperture, meaning it’s not going to be quite as good at taking low light images or creating as milky Depth of Field shots.
And the LG G4 does also have OIS 2.0 technology, which actually improves upon the standard X and Y axis of image stabilization by adding a third axis. So basically, it’s going to create a slightly more steady shot than the Galaxy S6 Edge.
And in terms of just how well each device does on focusing on subjects, the LG G4 also does have an advantage here with the addition of a laser autofocus sensor built into the hardware. The Galaxy S6 Edge relies primarily on software and hardware generally makes the bigger difference. So the G4 can focus faster.
Taking a look at the front of each device, the G4 has an 8MP camera sensor and the Galaxy S6 Edge features a 5MP front-facing camera sensor but both deliver very similar results. The G4 is able to capture slightly more detail, especially when you crop images, simply due to the higher resolution.
But also on the front of these devices, we have two displays of course. The LG G4 features a larger 5.5-inch IPS LCD Quantum display with a 2560x1440 resolution and a 538ppi index compared to the Galaxy S6 Edge which also features a very similar display in terms of the resolution. It’s a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED panel with a 2560x1440 resolution and a 577ppi index. Both displays are fantastic—seriously, they’re amazing. The G4 display is bigger though so it’s going to give you a better experience when consuming media. It also features a Quantum display, which LG boasts is the brightest LCD panel ever made with the whitest contrast ratio and most accurate colors—even more so than the AMOLED display panels. It’s also slightly curved to fit better in the hand. The S6 Edge is curved on the sides but it doesn’t really make much of a difference when you actually hold the device.
In terms of the software though, the LG G4 does run the most recent version of Android, that being Android 5.1 offering just a ton of extra features and mostly just bug and software improvements over the previous version of Android. The S6 Edge will get the 5.1 update so don’t worry there. But we don’t exactly know when. The G4 does have it running out of the box though so that’s kind of neat.
It’s also running LG’s UX 4.0 UI software, which in terms of its appearance, is pretty similar to TouchWiz. One feature that TouchWiz doesn’t have though is that it actually caters to consumers and delivers more personalized info to the customer like Smart Notice, which will actually tell you to bring an umbrella on your way to work, for example, when it’s raining. It kind of reminds me of Google Now.
So there you guys have it, 12 reasons why the LG G4 is better than the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Do you guys agree with some of the features I went over? Why or why not? Let me know down below in the comment.