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LG G3 vs Apple iPhone 5s


LG G3 vs Apple iPhone 5s

LG has simply introduced its new flagship, the G3, however how does it examine to Apple's largest and baddest handset but?

LG's G3 has been leaked left, proper and centre over the previous few weeks. In reality a full record of the specs have been by accident revealed earlier today. We’ve been getting lots of questions on how the G3 stacks up towards the market-main iPhone 5s. Right here’s the way it does.


First let’s take a look at the uncooked specs of every telephone.

iPhone 5s

  • Display: four inch 640×1136 pixels at 326 ppi

  • Weight: 112 grams

  • Dimensions: 123.eight x fifty eight.6 x 7.6 mm

  • Colors: Gold, Silver, or Area Gray

  • Processors: Apple A7 sixty four-bit 1.3GHz twin-core, M7 movement co-processor

  • RAM: 1GB LP-DDR3

  • OS: iOS 7.1

  • Storage: sixteen, 32, or 64GB

  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Mild, Fingerprint id sensor

  • Battery: fastened 1560 mAh battery

  • Cameras: eight Megapixel rear digital camera, 1.2 Megapixel entrance digital camera

  • Connectivity: 3G, 4G, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth


  • Display measurement: QHD 5.5 inch 2560 x 1440 pixels at 538 ppi

  • Weight: unknown

  • Dimensions: 146.three x seventy four.7 x eight.9 mm

  • Colors: Gold, Black, or White

  • Processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPUs

  • RAM: 2GB LP-DDR3

  • OS: Android four.four.2 KitKat

  • Storage: 16GB, microSD card slot helps further 128GB

  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Mild

  • Battery: detachable 3000 mAh battery

  • Cameras: thirteen Megapixel rear digital camera with 4k video, 2.1 Megapixel entrance digital camera

  • Connectivity: 3G, 4G, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC

Design, Show, and Construct

The iPhone 5s and the LG G3 have totally different display sizes, which dictate different variations between the 2, like measurement and weight. When it comes to color decisions the iPhone provides you Gold, Silver, or Area Gray while the LG G3 gives Gold, Black, or White.

The iPhone 5s has a four-inch display with a 640×1136 decision at 326 ppi. The LG G3 has a 5.5 inch display with a 2560x1440 decision at 538 ppi. Regardless of being bigger than the iPhone 5s, the LG G3 truly crams extra pixels per inch into its show, which means it’s virtually 30% sharper than the iPhone’s display.

The G3 is eight.9mm thick versus the iPhone 5s’ 7.6mm. The iPhones thinness has all the time been among the best options of the 5s, to not point out it is a fairly superb engineering feat as Apple’s telephone is about 12% thinner than the G3, but due to its display measurement it has much less room to shove inner elements into. Provided that the G3 is made from a 'light-weight metallic housing’ it is disappointing LG couldn’t have gotten it as skinny because the metallic housing within the iPhone 5s.

So who wins right here? It’s arduous to say. The iPhone’s display is a paltry four-inches whereas the G3 has an enormous lovely 5.5 inch show. Nevertheless, the iPhone is rather a lot thinner.

Processors and RAM

The G3 owns the iPhone within the RAM area. It’s received 2GB of RAM in comparison with the iPhone 5s’ 1GB. I'll word that the quantity of RAM doesn’t all the time translate to extra is essentially higher. Apple spends plenty of time refining its software program to reap the benefits of decrease hardware specs. This typically signifies that an Apple product can get by on much less RAM and truly work quicker than a product with extra RAM. However from a pure numbers perspective the LG G3 does have twice the RAM.

From a floor perspective it’s simpler to assume that G3 can be twice as quick since its processor is 2.5Ghz versus the iPhone’s 1.3GHz. That’s as a result of although Apple’s is a twin-core that runs at 1.3Ghz, it has additionally obtained a sixty four-bit chip. The chip contained in the G3 is Qualcomm’s killer quad-core Snapdragon 801 operating at 2.5GHz, nevertheless it’s solely 32-bit.

A twin-core sixty four-bit chip will trump a quad-core 32-bit chip in a smartphone any day of the week. That’s to not say that the Snapdragon 801 discovered within the G3 isn’t an ideal chip, it’s simply inferior to the A7.

However the sixty four-bit awesomeness of the A7 isn’t the one processor that trumps the LG G3. The iPhone 5s additionally has one other chip referred to as the M7 movement co-processor. The M7 movement co-processor’s sole job is to measure movement knowledge from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass--one thing which up to now would have been the A7’s job.

The instant benefit this co-processor offers is a whopping financial savings on battery life as a result of the A7 doesn’t need to be continually engaged anymore to measure movement knowledge. The M7 handles all that within the background far more effectively.

What’s extra, nevertheless, is that the M7 is so delicate it may well inform the distinction between if you find yourself strolling, operating, sitting, or driving. This implies apps that help the M7, like many health apps, may give you extra correct studying of what number of energy you're burning since they will now inform what exercise you're doing whereas shifting.

Health apps additionally not have to be actively engaged to report your movement. Because the M7 is all the time recording movement knowledge within the background, you'll be able to launch a health app after you began shifting and it'll take a look at the info from the M7 and replace your stats appropriately.

In case you are a health fanatic the M7 makes clear that the iPhone 5s is the one telephone for you--sorry LG.

Working System

The iPhone 5s runs iOS 7.1, usually probably the most nicely-regarded cellular OS on the planet. It’s received over one million apps and is universally parsed for its velocity, design, safety, and stability.

The LG G3 runs Android four.four.2 KitKat. LG has added some customized options to distinguish it from different Android handsets. One such function is known as 'Sensible Discover' and it provides you context delicate info and reminders. And instance of that is whenever you arrive at your workplace the G3 may ask you if you wish to flip in your Wi-Fi. A very nice new function is customized spherical widgets that match the windowed flip cowl's spherical "porthole" design.

There’s little purpose to take a seat right here evaluating the 2 working methods. In the event you like iOS the reply is to get the iPhone 5s. In the event you like Android, the LG G3 is your telephone.

Storage and Battery

The iPhone 5s is available in in three storage flavours--16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The LG G3 solely gives only one measurement: 16GB. Nevertheless, it does supply a microSD card slot, which suggests you'll be able to insert as much as one other 128GB of storage in your G3. This blows the 64GB most storage of the iPhone 5s away.

As for the battery, the iPhone 5s has a 1,560 mAh capability. Apple says that offers you 10 hours of speak time on 3G and eight hours on 4G. Nevertheless, we not often ever solely use our iPhones only for speaking, so battery life is tough to gauge. As for the G3, it has a three,one hundred mAh detachable battery, which is nearly twice nearly as good because the iPhone’s. At twice the mAh, you’d anticipate the G3 to final twice so long as the iPhone, however the G3 has a bigger show, which suggests it wants extra battery energy. However one factor the G3 will win factors for amongst some customers is that detachable battery.

Oh yeah, the G3 additionally has wi-fi charging as nicely which can sway your determination.

Distinctive Options: Contact ID vs NFC

Every telephone presents one main function the opposite doesn’t have. For the iPhone it’s the Contact ID. That is the fingerprint scanner that lets you unlock your iPhone and approve purchases within the App Retailer and iTunes Retailer. It’s a fantastic function (particularly for unlocking your telephone shortly and securely), however in addition to that it has little use. The Contact ID can't at present be accessed in third-social gathering apps or used to make safe funds.

The distinctive function the LG G3 presents is NFC. Whereas not distinctive to different Android handsets it's a function that the iPhone doesn't have. However simply as with Apple’s Contact ID, NFC on the G3 is restricted primarily as a result of there’s not a number of locations that settle for cellular funds by way of NFC. It additionally doesn’t have too many advantages over brief-vary file transfers that Bluetooth doesn’t supply.

Sensors and Connectivity

Each telephones are packed together with your normal sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, and Ambient Mild. As mentioned above, the iPhone provides one other one, the Contact ID, whereas the G3 additionally provides NFC.

As for connectivity, each telephones just about supply the identical stuff. The 5s presents Wi-Fi 802.eleven a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bluetooth, together with full help for Apple’s AirPlay and AirDrop shoppers, whereas the G3 gives Wi-Fi 802.eleven a/b/g/n, twin-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bluetooth

All the standard 2G, 3G, 4G, GPS, and GLONASS requirements are in each telephones.


One other place (the primary is the show) the G3 kicks the iPhone 5s’ ass is within the digital camera division. The iPhone 5s options an 8MP rear digital camera that shoots full 1080p video and a 1.2MP entrance digital camera that shoots 720p video. That is an space the place Apple actually must up its recreation. The LG G3 presents a whopping 13MP rear digital camera with 4k video recording and, considerably disappointingly, 2.1MP entrance digital camera--although it’s nonetheless higher than the iPhone 5s’.

Sure, the iPhone’s rear digital camera has a barely higher aperture at f/2.2, however the sheer variety of megapixels provided within the G3’s cameras plus the optical picture stabilisation "plus" (OIS+) with "laser autofocus" places the iPhone’s cameras to disgrace.

Worth and Conclusion

An unlocked 16GB iPhone 5s will value you £549 whereas the 64GB mannequin will value you £709. There’s no phrase on the pricing of the LG G3 but, however we suspect it should fall into the £four hundred-500 vary as the opposite LG flagship telephones have. If that’s the case it'd determine your selection proper there.

Nevertheless, the iPhone does supply a whole lot of options the G3 can’t match. These embrace a tremendous design with a skinny physique, the superior sixty four-bit A7 processors and M7 movement co-processor, and the facility of iOS.

However then there's the G3’s beautiful show, the power to help 128GB of further storage by way of the microSD card slot, it’s superior 13MP rear digital camera that shoots 4k video, and wi-fi charging.

Finally if worth and Android are your factor, the G3 is for you. For those who like iOS and superior sensors just like the M7 movement coprocessor and Contact ID it’s the iPhone all the best way.


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