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  1. DWFII

    DWFII Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am looking to upgrade from a Samsung Galaxy S2.

    My criteria are:

    A good to great camera. The camera and the quality of the photos is important to me.
    Unlocked gsm.
    Replaceable battery

    I am looking at going with Cricket as the carrier.

    So I have a couple of questions and I would welcome feedback and opinions

    I am looking at the Samsung Galaxy S5 G900A 16GB (not sure about camera megapixels).

    OR

    The LG G3 32GB w/13mp camera.

    What are the pros and cons of these two phones side-by-side?

    Are there any other phones I could / should be looking at?
     

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  3. DWFII

    DWFII Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you for the reply.

    Sorry, I should have said "what are the pros and cons of these two phones side-by-side?"

    But while we're on the camera, I read somewhere that the LG has a laser rangefinder. Is that significant?

    The S5 is my first inclination but I wonder how much difference the 16GB vs the 32GB makes?
     
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    I edited my first post with a link to a great comparison. S5 has a lead in the camera department but the LG has 3 Gb RAM as opposed to 2Gb for the Samsung. Great side by side though.
     
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    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I shopped these 2 phones recently and the G3 was cheaper. I thought the specs were fairly similar.

    I bought the G3 and it is my backup phone. I didn't need the fingerprint scanner so the price was too good to pass up ($99 refurbished)

    The G3 did have a bootloop issue but I have not experienced that as it was refurbished. I bought an unlocked T-mobile branded version and have used it on MetroPCS w/no issues.

    G3 w/32 gb and 3gb RAM.
     
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    Yeah, there's something to be said for the Amoled display though.

    And the HDMI output.


    And USB-OTG

    Edit:
    As far as that goes. They both have expandable storage. Which is good. JIC something happens and you have to reset. Having important data on an external sdcard is a great benefit.
     
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    DWFII Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sorry foolish question...
     
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    DWFII Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm looking to spend @$200.00 or less and both the S5 and the G3 can be found refurbished (or even new) on Amazon or Swappa at that price.

    Are there any other comparable phones I should be looking at?
     
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    The S5 is also water-resistant, which may be useful depending on your climate.
     
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