Comparison: OnePlus 2 vs LG G4

The day has finally come, the OnePlus 2 is official, a mobile phone that aims to overshadow (like the first version) many of the top of the range that we have available in the market offering excellent specifications at a more adjusted price , which is the key to success.

The company ensures that this OnePlus 2 will also earn the nickname of “flagship killer”, like its older brother, although the truth is that they are not the same, as the OnePlus One was a revolution at a price of scandal due to which was the company’s first product, however this OnePlus 2 comes on the market with a slightly higher price (339 euros for the less powerful version) and with specifications at the height of other top of the range, but not necessarily higher. Anyway, you can put more than one device from one of the most successful companies in trouble, and the best way to know is with a comparison.

In this case we will compare the new OnePlus 2 with the LG G4, LG’s flagship that is achieving very good results, since it is among the 5 best smartphones of the moment, but does the OnePlus 2 surpass it?


In terms of design, the two terminals have a very careful design and very similar dimensions, since they both mount a 5.5-inch screen, although the weight of the LG G4 is slightly less. Regarding manufacturing materials, OnePlus has wanted to make a high-end terminal attractive in all aspects and have built the OnePlus 2 in metal that, although it makes it heavier than plastic, achieves better finishes and better sensations in the hand.

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Regarding the back cover, it must be said that the LG G4 has a curved and covered in leather, which always gives a premium touch, although this OnePlus 2 will be released with the back cover in various materials: from kevlar to bamboo or black apricot wood, so if you choose either of these two options we will have a unique design, since the wood grain will never be the same in two terminals.


The screen in both cases is 5.5 inch, however in this case the LG G4 stands out above the OnePlus 2, because while the latter has a screen FullHD with a color density of 401ppp, the flagship of LG mount one with resolution QHD which achieves a density of 538ppp, so the difference in image quality between the two devices is noticeable.


In this aspect he will clearly win the OnePlus 2, since mount the latest version of the Snapdragon 810 8-core Qualcomm, while the LG G4 ride the Snapdragon 808 6-core at a lower frequency. As if this weren’t enough, the OnePlus 2 also has 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM in the most powerful version, while the LG G4 has 3GB LPDDR3, which in addition to having 1GB less is slower.


As for the camera, the first thing to say is that the LG G4 stands out in this regard, as its camera achieves photos of surprising quality. While the camera of the OnePlus 2 is 13MP with an f / 2.0 aperture, laser autofocus, optical stabilizer and double LED flash, that of the LG G4 has 16MP, although a smaller aperture of f / 1.8, laser autofocus, optical stabilizer and double LED flash, so although the latter gains in resolution, it loses in aperture, but we assume that the photos with the main camera will be better in the G4 than in OnePlus 2, although the best way to know is compare the same object photographed by both terminals.

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Regarding the front camera, that of the OnePlus 2 stays at 5MP, while that of LG G4 reaches up to 8MP with an aperture of f / 2.0, so in terms of selfies the LG G4 wins by a landslide.

USB Type-C

One of the great advantages of this OnePlus 2 is that it mounts the USB Type-C which will allow to load the terminal much faster and transfer files at a higher speed, in addition we will not have to worry about the direction of the plug, as it is reversible.

Button to change notification profiles

So far in our Android to change the notification profile we have to use the volume buttons if we want to put the silent, priority or normal mode, however in the OnePlus 2 a button to change mode comfortably, as in the iPhone it also has a button for silent mode.


For some time now, the NFC sensor has been added to the high-end terminals, however the OnePlus 2 does not have it. It is true that in most countries it is not used because shops have not yet adopted the NFC payment method, however it is not something that is about a terminal either, since it serves us for several tasks in addition to performing Payments.


I have already counted the main differences that exist between the OnePlus 2 and the LG G4, so we can now make a summary to see more clearly how these two terminals are similar and how they differ:

  • Screen: Same size of 5.5 inches, however the OnePlus 2 has FullHD resolution with 401ppp and the LG G4 2K with 538ppp.
  • Processor: The OnePlus 2 mounts 64-bit 8-core Snapdragon 810 with Adreno 430 GPU. LG G4 Snapdragon 808 6-core with Adreno 418 GPU.
  • RAM: 4GB DDR4 from the OnePlus 2 vs. 3GB DDR3 from the LG G4.
  • ROM: The OnePlus 2 has 16GB or 64GB not expandable, while the LG G4 has 32GB expandable with MicroSD card.
  • Cameras: 13MP f / 2.0 on the OnePlus 2. On the LG G4 16MP f / 1.8.
  • Connectivity: The OnePLus 2 has a higher GLONASS than the LG G4, while the latter has NFC.
  • Battery: The OnePlus 2 reaches 3,300mAh while the LG G4 stays at 3,000mAh.
  • softwareThe OnePlus 2 will come with Android 5.1 Lollipop-based OxygenOs, while the LG G4 features Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
  • Dimensions: 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm are the measurements of the OnePlus 2, while those of the LG G4 are 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3-9.8mm (remember that the rear is curved).
  • Weight: The OnePlus 2 weighs 175 grams, while the LG G4 stays at 155g.
  • Price: The OnePlus 2 comes on the market at a price of 339 euros for the version with 16GB and 3GB of RAM, while the version with 64GB and 4GB of RAM costs 399 euros. The LG G4 was released for 649 euros, a much higher price.
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As we can see, both are two incredible devices, however there is always an aspect in which one stands out more than the other, so if you need to opt for one of the two, the best thing to consider is the price, because in my opinion, for the difference between the two, it is not worth paying 250 euros to have an LG G4 that has a lower performance, although with a better screen and cameras.