LG G2 vs. LG Optimus G – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on August 28, 2013

If you compare the LG G2 and the LG Optimus G side-by-side, is there a definite victor? Does the 5.2-inch display on the G2, beat the Optimus G’s 4.7-inch screen? What’s the storage capacity like? The processor? Carry on reading to learn the answers to these questions…

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LG G2 vs. LG Optimus G: stat-fight

Here’s a comparison of these two phones. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

LG G2 VS LG Optimus G
Display 5.2-inch True HD IPS LCD 4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(423.654 PPI)
768 x 1280 pixels
(317.66 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 2.2GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro
Software Android 4.2.2 Android 4.0.4
Storage 32GB internal, no expansion slot 32GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, image stabilization, HDR, face detection and 1080p video recording 13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.1MP Yes, 1.3MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 70.9 x 138.5 x 8.9mm 68.9 x 131.9 x 8.5mm
Weight 143g 145g
Talktime TBC 15.0 hours
Standby TBC 335 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Gorilla Glass 3, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and a TV-out GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, TV-out, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and Dolby Mobile

BPF Verdict: The LG G2 wins!

The LG G2 wins this match-up. It beats the LG Optimus G over 10 rounds (see below), winning 4 of them, drawing 5 and losing 1. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

  1. The best connectivity: Comparable
  2. The best size/weight: No
  3. The best camera/video: Yes
  4. The best display: Yes
  5. The best processor: Yes
  6. The best software: Yes
  7. The most applications: Comparable
  8. The most storage: Comparable
  9. The best battery life: N/A
  10. The best extras: Comparable

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