In the above video, the brand new LG G2 is pitted against Apple’s latest salvo, the iPhone 5S. The LG G2 is one of the most powerful devices on the market right now, packing a quad-core 2.26 GHz Snapdragon S800 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB RAM, a 5.2 inch Full HD screen, and a battery that seems to last for days, rated at 3000 mAh. The G2 packs Google’s latest released version of Android, 4.3 Jellybean.
On the other hand, the iPhone 5S, on the other hand has a dual core 1.7 GHz in-house A7 processor, PowerVR Series 6 GPU, 1 GB RAM, a 4-inch 640 x 1136 pixels Retina display and a somewhat weak 1570 mAh battery. The iPhone 5S comes with Apple’s latest and greatest, iOS 7, a review of which you can find here.
The LG G2 lost out to the iPhone 5S in Geekbench, a cross platform processor benchmark. The iPhone 5S made short work of the G2, scoring 1411 to the G2’s 827 in single core performance, and 2559 to the G2’s 1756 in multi-core performance.
Next up was the GFX Benchmark, a benchmark designed to test the gaming performance of each device, listing the results in Frames-per-second (FPS). Again the iPhone 5S powered ahead, scoring 36 FPS compared to quite frankly a poor 23 FPS by the LG G2.
Proceeding that, it was the turn of the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited benchmark. This provides an accurate way to measure component performance without vertical sync, display resolution scaling and other operating system factors affecting the result. In Unlimited mode the rendering engine uses a fixed time step between frames and renders exactly the same frames in every run on every device. The frames are rendered in 720p resolution “offscreen” while the display is updated with small frame thumbnails every 100 frames to show progress. Surprisingly, the LG G2 managed to beat the iPhone 5S, although marginally. It scored 14204 points to the iPhone’s 13819.
In terms of HTML5 functionality, required to get the best out of your web browsing experience, the LG G2 again had the iPhone 5S beat, scoring 454 (plus 13 bonus) points, whereas the Apple device scored 399 (plus 9 bonus) points.
Aside from that, the LG G2 and iPhone 5S are both extremely fluid in a daily use context, so in the end the decision between them comes down to the ecosystem one prefers.
We also did our own analysis of the 2014 flagship model as well, and we were seriously impressed by both devices. To find out who won in our Smartphone Shootout of 2014, visit this link here.