Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy Note 3 vs LG G3 – Top Prices and Specs Comparison

The Korean phone producer LG scored big time with its G3 model, shattering many competitors that longed for popularity and hoped to sell many units. But Samsung isn’t afraid of its rivals and the S5 and Note 3 don’t need any introduction. But in case you’re undecided which one you should buy, better take a look at their specs, first.

Displays and sizes

To start with, we’ll tell you that all three devices have displays protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, but the sizes and resolutions are different. The G3’s screen has the size of 5.5inches, it’s True HD-IPS + LCD and supports a much higher resolution, up to 1440 x 2560 pixels, which gives a pixel density of 534ppi. Both of the Samsung models feature Super AMOLED displays with the same resolution – 1080x1920pixels, but the S5 has a 5.1inches display whose pixel density stands at 432, while the Note 3 has a 5.7inches display with a pixel density standing at 386ppi.

The G3 is weighting 149grams and its dimensions are 146.3×74.6×8.9mm, the S5 is 5grams lighter, measuring 142×72.5×8.1mm, and it’s dust and water resistant, featuring a fingerprint sensor as well, while the Note 3 is the heaviest phone between the three, weighting 168grams, but that’s because is bigger – 151.2×79.2×8.3mm and comes with a S Pen stylus.

Hardware and OS

All three models are using the same Adreno 330 GPU, are powered by quad core Krait 400 processors (the G3 and the Galaxy S5 have processors clocked at 2.5GHz, while the Note 3 has a weaker processor clocked at 2.3GHz). Both the G3 and the S5 have Qualcomm MSM8975AC Snapdragon 801 chipsets while the Note 3 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. The 3G variant of the Note 3 is powered by a Quad core 1.9GHz Cortex-A15&quad core 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 processor, based on a Mali-T628 MP6 chipset.

Both the G3 and the S5 are running on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) OS, but the G3 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM or 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM – both internal memories are expandable up to 128GB and has Optimus UI, while the S5 has TouchWiz and hosts 2GB of RAM and has two variants of internal memories: 16 and 32GB, also expandable up to 128GB. As for the Note 3, the phablet comes preloaded with Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS, but it’s upgradable to 4.4.2 (KitKat), and has 3GB of RAM and 16 and 32GB of internal storage, expandable up to 64GB, plus another 64GB variant.


The G3 and the Note 3 have 13MP rear cameras, but the difference is that the LG phone has 1/3” sensor size. The S5 has a better camera of 16MP with 1/2.6” sensor size and 1.12 µm pixel size. The G3 features dual LED flash, optical image stabilization and laser autofocus, while the Samsung phones have LED flash and normal autofocus. The G3 has a 2.1MP front camera, while both Samsung siblings have 2MP cameras on the front.


The Note 3 has the battery with the biggest capacity – 3,200mAh, it’s followed by the G3 with a 3,000mAh battery and on the third position we find the S5, with a 2,800mAh battery.


We’re comparing the prices of the 16GB variants of each phone: the G3 is the cheapest, costing 547 dollars, it’s followed by the S5, which costs 560 dollars, while the Note 3 can be purchased at the price of 583 dollars.


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