July 14, 2015
LG G4 vs HTC One M9 – Comparison with Specifications & Price
Both the LG and HTC companies are among the top brands of Android Smartphone since mobile phones started finding its way to the market since 2010. The availability of the latest generation high-end smartphone from injury – the LG G4 – has once again shaken up the smartphone segment in a better way. It will compete head-to-head with the HTC One M9+, which is a slightly different version of the One M9. Shall we talk about this two device today.
The Design & Display
The LG G4 has all the credentials of a high-end smartphone – large screen, high resolution, excellent build quality and premium design. Yet, it loses out to the HTC One M9+ in terms of sheer desirability. The HTC phone appears to have an element that is tough to describe, but makes the phone feel ultra-premium. This desirability factor existed even in the older generation of the phone like the HTC One M8 and it continues in this latest generation as well. The LG G4 does extremely well in order to highlight its primary features like the 5.5-inch display, which is a significant improvement over the 5.2-inch screen on the HTC. The slightly smaller display on the HTC helps it to edge closer towards the magical 600 PPI mark, whereas the LG G4 is in the lower 500 PPI range. This is insignificant since it does not make a huge difference in reality. Both the phones are extremely good to look at, but one can be slightly critical of the LG G4 due to the screen’s high saturation nature.
Storage & Hardware
The G4 features a snapdragon 808 processor along with X10 LTE and runs on the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop while the One M9 uses the Qualcomm MSM8994 snapdragon 810 processor, although the LG G Flex 2 uses the snapdragon 810 processor, but HTC have their reasons for not giving the G$ the feature as well. HTC One M9 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop. With an internal memory of 32 GB and sd card slot of up to 128GB on both device, you have the wider space to store your photos, videos, files, documents and lots more. Both devices is also gifted with 3GB of RAM for faster operation and easy multitasking.
The camera has always been an outstanding aspect of the HTC devices and this tradition continues on the HTC One M9+ as well. The LG G4 has a 16 MP camera complete with bells and whistles seen in the previous generation. Quality has been improved slightly, but this is barely noticeable. The biggest change comes in the sensor size, which has been increased to 1/2.6” compared to the previous generation that had a size of 1/3”. This substantially improves night photography, whereas the daytime photography is unlikely to show much difference.
Even after being heavily criticized for its dual camera setup in the HTC One M8, the Taiwanese company has gone for a similar offering in the One M9+. However, this phone rings up substantial changes in this regard to do away with the criticism. Rather than the ultra-pixel camera of the predecessor, the One M9+ comes with a standard 20-megapixel camera of the highest order. This is supported by a small 2 MP camera just above it. This camera functions primarily to add depth to the pictures using the funky effects on the phone. The device has a front facing the 4 MP camera for good quality selfies. However, it loses out when compared to the LG G4, which has a quite impressive 8 MP shooter.
The G4 have a reasonable and removable 3,000 mAh battery while the M9 has a non-removeable 2840 mah battery, which shows there’s only a little difference in both device battery life.
The recently announced the LG G4 is available for around $600 whereas the One M9+ is significantly more expensive at around $800.