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Best Smartphone of 2015? LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

Updated on July 24, 2015

LG and Samsung, arguably the 2 biggest android manufacturers have both released their flagships devices of 2015, but which one reigns supreme? Although the year isn’t nearly over, with major releases expected from nearly all of the major manufacturers, these 2 phones make a compelling argument for your 2 year contract. The 2 manufacturers have taken much different approaches to their current flagships, with LG taking the route of the bigger, cheaper phone, while Samsung opts for the smaller, premium build. In the battle of the phone from LG that tries to be the Jack of all trades versus the much needed revamp of Samsung’s S line, which phone wins?

LG G4
LG G4
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6

LG G4

LG’s newest flagship smartphone carries a striking resemblance to its predecessor but is more than just a spec bump. The LG G4 is bigger, has an improved screen, processor, camera, and an updated skin on top of Android Lollipop, along with other new features and improvements LG has made. The versatility of the LG G4 is the phone’s greatest attribute. The LG G4 has a just big enough screen to enjoy all of the media you would consume on a tablet and just small enough to not look foolish when using it for traditional phone use.

Display

The 5.5 inch screen of the LG G4 is an amazing screen; LG’s new Quantum IPS display tries to mimic an AMOLED panel, and does a good job of it. The 5.5 inch curved display of the LG G4 is also a major selling point for potential buyers because of the immersion that the curve brings when watching videos and playing games and the fact that the curve provides a comfortable position to rest one’s hands when using the device.

Processor

The LG’s processor, the Snapdragon 808, provides similar processing power to Qualcomm’s flagship processor the 810, without all of the thermal issues the 810 is plagued with. This decision has proven to be a great move for LG, as the 810 isn’t miles ahead of the 808 and the average consumer won’t even notice the difference.


Camera

The camera of the Lg G4 is simply the best camera of any smartphone on the market. While the quality of the camera is not much far ahead of the camera on the Samsung Galaxy S6, the better lens and manual controls found on the LG G4 give it the edge over all of the other smartphones on the market.

Skin- LG UX

LG’s custom skin on top of Android Lollipop is pretty good in my eyes, but is a little bloated for my tastes. In the age where manufacturers are slimming down the skins they put on top of android, LG’s UX is just a tad sluggish.


LG UX

I like the look of LG's UX, but I wish it was a little faster.
I like the look of LG's UX, but I wish it was a little faster.

Removable Back

he removable back of the LG G4 is a nice addition to the phone, because of all the options the removable back brings to the phone. Of those options are the ability to remove the standard plastic back with a more premium looking and feeling leather variant. The removable back also brings the options of micro sd card expansion and removable batteries. The removable battery and sd card are pretty much essential for any frequent travelers. The name of the game for the LG G4, is versatility, so if you are a power-user the LG G4 is definitely for you.

Samsung Galaxy S6

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is totally different from Samsung’s previous flagship, the Galaxy S5. Gone is the plastic build quality that many die hard Samsung fans criticzied Samsung over; a gorilla glass build sandwiched with aluminum has taken its place. Samsung completely overhauled their S line improving the build quality, ditching Qualcomm’s Snapdragon line of processors for their own Exynos 7 series processor.




Processor

The Samsung’s Exynos 7420 that powers the Galaxy S6 is the new industry leader in processing performance, crushing every other chip on the market(besides the Tegra X1) from the Snapdragon 810 to the Apple A8.




Screen

Samsung’s super-AMOLED 5.1 inch 1440p screen is a truly great screen, the colors are more accurate than Samsung’s other screens, and I have no problem saying that the Samsung Galaxy S6 has the best screen on any smartphone to date.



S6 screen

The sharp vivid colors and deep contrast make the Samsung Galaxy S6 screen great to look at at even at extreme viewing angles.
The sharp vivid colors and deep contrast make the Samsung Galaxy S6 screen great to look at at even at extreme viewing angles.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is also equipped with a 16 megapixel shooter along with a 5 megapixel wide-angle selfie camera. The Samsung Galaxy S6 camera is extremely similar to the LG G4’s camera, with each having its small advantages over each other, such as the fact that Samsung’s selfie camera is better than LG’s if you want to fit all of your friends in the picture.

Skin

Touchwiz-Samsung’s custom skin over android, which was previously hated by die hard android fans, is a much more slimmed down skin. I still do not like the cartoony look of Touchwiz, and prefer LG’s custom skin, that’s a matter of personal preference.

Battery Life

Unfortunately, Samsung’s new premium build has left us without the option for expandable storage or a removable battery. Speaking of battery, the Samsung Galaxy S6’s battery life is unexceptional. It can last you a day with low-to-moderate usage, but if you use your phone for videos and games, and/or your screen is constantly on, that time will be cut in half.

Extra Features

Wireless charging is one of the features Samsung has marketed the most. The wireless charging works extremely well, but is not enough for me to choose the Samsung Galaxy S6 over the LG G4, especially because of the LG G4’s support for Qualcomm Quickcharge 2.0. The fingerprint scanner that is embedded on the home button is also a great addition, and rivals that of the Iphone 6 and 6 plus.

Conclusion

The best smartphone for you, depends on your needs, if you need the most versatile phone to date, than the LG G4 is the phone for you. If your focus is on build quality, screen quality or some of the features such as wireless charging or a fingerprint sensor The Samsung Galaxy S6, is the smartphone for you. If you want the LG G4, but still want wireless charging, you can either get a wireless charging Quick Circle Case, there is one from Yootech for $16 on Amazon; the official one goes for $40,or you can buy a wireless charging/NFC pad for $10 and switch it with the one on the back cover of the LG G4. The LG G4 has better battery life than the LG G4, a larger screen, a removable back, a removable battery, and micro sd expansion. The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a better build, a better processor, and a better screen. The flagships from LG and Samsung are both great phones, and although I like the LG G4 better, the decision is up to you.


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    • Santosh252 profile image

      Santosh252 

      3 years ago

      When compared both these phones. According to me LG G4 wo be a good option as it comes with some unique features like it has a Hexa Core processor and an expandable memory of 2TB. But you if you are looking for a decent multimedia Phone then go for Samsung Galaxy S 6 as it has all the required specs of a decent price.

    • Josiah Ross profile imageAUTHOR

      Josiah Ross 

      3 years ago from Menifee,CA

      Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate it! I liked both of the phones, but I thought the LG G4 was better mainly because of the versatility. What do you think I could have done better with the article.

    • Nikki D. Felder profile image

      Nikki D. Felder 

      3 years ago from Castle Hayne, N.C.

      Though I now own a Motorola I am a Samsung fan. My personal experience comparing past Samsungs to LGs, I agreed with other poll takers.

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