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LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5


LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

Vs Paul Briden 18:forty one, 27 Might 2014

We take a look at how two Korean rivals examine - Samsung's Galaxy S5 and the brand new LG G3

LG has simply formally introduced the LG G3 flagship, however how does it examine to the Samsung Galaxy S5?

Direct spec comparability: Shootout

System LG G3 Samsung Galaxy S5
Dimensions 146.three x seventy four.7 x eight.9mm, weight unknown 142x72.5x8.1mm, 145g
Show 5.5-inch IPS LCD,2560x1440 pixels,534ppi 5.1-inch Tremendous AMOLED,1920x1080 pixels, 432ppi
Digital camera 13MP,1080p/4K video,twin-LED flash,OIS+,Laser AutoFocus 16MP,1080p/4K video,LED flash
Storage 16GB, microSD as much as 128GB 16GB,microSD as much as 128GB
Processor, RAM, Graphics 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801,2GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801,2GB RAM,Adreno 330 GPU
Working System, Android four.four KitKat Android four.four KitKat
UI  LG UI TouchWiz UI
Connectivity microUSB,Bluetooth,NFC,Wi-Fi,GPS,4G LTE microUSB,Bluetooth,Wi-Fi,Wi-Fi Hotspot,4G LTE,GPS,Infrared,MHL,NFC
Battery three,000mAh 2,800 mAh (Detachable)


Right away probably the most instantly apparent distinction between the 2 handsets is that the LG G3 is bodily greater – it has a bigger show and is barely taller, wider and thicker to accommodate it. Having stated that, it’s not an enormous improve in measurement from its rival, which is why that bezel both aspect of the display is so skinny. But once more LG has gone with a close to edge-to-edge setup by cramming an enormous show in a physique which is pretty typical in a market the place 5-inch telephones are ample.

Whereas the LG G3 has a reasonably comparable form and design to the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung has opted for a matte plastic end and a dimpled texture, although not a very good one – it feels a bit low cost – whereas LG has gone the entire hog with a brushed metallic bodyshell. LG’s strategy definitely provides issues a nicer really feel within the hand, however as regular with metallic-constructed telephones, it does increase considerations over sturdiness, as aluminium tends to scuff, dent and scratch in conditions the place plastic merely shrugs issues off.

LG’s design definitely appears slick and it has as soon as once more gone for an uncommon button association. The entrance and sides of the gadget are freed from any keys, as an alternative the quantity and energy are clustered on the rear panel, slightly below the digital camera lens – you've gotten a quantity rocker with an influence key situated within the center. LG has executed a superb job of creating this look higher and it matches in nicely with the remainder of the design, nevertheless, as earlier than the weird location might take some getting used to and isn’t essentially extra intuitive per se – it might even be extra awkward, in some instances.

Samsung’s gadget might have drawn the brief straw on appear and feel – though it's in reality fairly sturdily constructed. Nevertheless, it has some sensible factors to think about. There’s a detachable again panel and the battery may also be swapped out, and moreover it options IP67 water and mud resistance certification.


Samsung’s 5.1-inch Tremendous AMOLED show is fairly spectacular, with loads of area to observe movies or play video games, wealthy color, good distinction and wonderful brightness ranges, in addition to being fairly rattling sharp in addition because of its full HD 1080p decision at 432 pixels-per-inch (ppi).

 However, do you have to need a greater, sharper image then LG has you coated. The 5.5-inch IPS LCD packs a QHD decision at 534ppi, however not solely is it sharper it additionally gives extra pure color copy. It stays to be seen whether or not it has a noticeable impact on battery life, nevertheless.

Hardware: Processor, Storage, Connectivity & Battery

Each handsets are fairly evenly matched in relation to uncooked processing energy, as every is provided with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 quad-core chip clocked at 2.5GHz, with an Adreno 330 graphics processor (GPU) and 2GB of RAM.  In the intervening time that is just about prime of the pile within the Android area and presents speedy efficiency, notably on current builds corresponding to Android four.four KitKat. Each units must be able to maintaining with one another and deal with most any content material from Google Play. Intensive duties reminiscent of gaming and multitasking shouldn’t pose an issue both, and the chip is comparatively future proof – it must be an honest choice for a lot of 2014. Having stated that, the Snapdragon 805 is understood to be on the best way, so it is going to be outgunned by greater calibre chipsets sooner or later.

Whereas each handsets have 32GB storage variants, to date solely 16GB fashions have been revealed for the UK market and every additionally has microSD help for playing cards as much as 128GB. The Galaxy S5 has a detachable 2,800mAh battery pack and a very good Extremely Energy Saving mode which is nice for emergencies, supplying you with days of use even when the battery proportion runs into single digits. LG has gone for a bigger three,000mAh cell – sometimes batteries of this measurement supply good battery life, round a day and a half or so, however we might want to check it to get a clearer concept of issues.

Every telephone is absolutely fitted with excessive-finish connectivity choices – 4G LTE, Wi-Fi with Hotspot, NFC, MHL TV-Out, GPS, and microUSB. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 additionally has infrared to be used as a TV controller.

Digital camera

The Galaxy S5 is fitted with Samsung’s new ISOCELL sensor know-how – a 1/2.6” again-illuminated sensor (BSI) with an f/2.2 aperture and rated at sixteen-megapixels. It has an LED flash and video seize helps 1080p and 4K. Lots of Samsung’s older digital camera options are nonetheless right here, together with issues like sound and shot and twin seize, however Samsung has added Selective Focus to the combination to can help you re-focus a picture after seize. The digital camera UI is properly designed and the Galaxy S5 makes a very easy-to-use level-n-shoot with nice picture high quality.

The LG G3 has a thirteen-megapixels BSI sensor with a twin-LED flash and 4K/1080p video seize. It additionally makes use of optical picture stabilisation (OIS) with laser autofocus. It’s too early to say what the imaging high quality is like however once we’ve had a little bit of time with the system we’ll replace this part accordingly.


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