Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. LG G3 – Comparison of Features, Specs and Price

The LG G3 was recently launched and before the launch date, there were lots of leaks, so many people knew what to expect.

Here is an up-close look at how these two phones compare.

The Size

The LG G3 is a little bit bigger, measuring 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm. It is larger because it has a larger screen – a 5.5 inch screen. On the other hand, the Galaxy S5 has measurements of 142 x 72. 5 x 8.1 mm, with a 5.1 inch screen.

There is also a difference in resolution between both screens. The Galaxy S5 has a 1920 x 1080p (432 ppi pixel density) HD screen. The LG G3 has a Quad HD display with a 2560 x 1440p (538 ppi pixel density), which is quite a high resolution.

The Weight And Build

The G3 is 4 grams heavier, weighing at 149 grams, whereas the Galaxy S5 weighs 145 grams. In terms of the build, the G3 has a metallic finish but it still has a plastic body. This metallic finish is supposed to be scratch resistant and should not attract fingerprints. So it does look quite nice and premium. It also comes in five different colors – red, violet, gold, white and black.

The Galaxy S5 has a perforated back with a dimple-soft finish. It has a good grip when holding it in the hand. Even though it might not have a premium look, it does feel nice in the hand because of the material. One thing this phone has over the G3 is that it is IP67 water and dust resistance certified. It also comes in four different colors – white, gold, blue and black.

The Internals

Both the LG G3 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 have the Quad-Core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. They both also have the Adreno 330 GPU. Even so, you do have to consider that the G3 does have the Quad HD display so you have got a lot more pixels, and this higher pixel density might affect the performance.

In terms of RAM, you have 2GB of RAM on the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the G3 comes in two versions – the 2GB version and the 3GB version. Internal storage will also vary – the 2GB version will have 16 GB of internal memory while the 3GB version will have 32GB of internal memory. The Galaxy S5 is also available in the 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory versions.

The biggest advantage you have with both versions of the phone is that they are both expandable to 128GB via Micro SD card slots. Rumor has it that the G3 will support up to 2TB.

Both phones use Android 4.4.2 Kitkat but feature different UI. The G3 has an LG Optimus UI whereas the S5 has TouchWiz. The S5 has a Li-Ion 2800mAh battery, and the G3 has a Li-Ion 3000mAh battery.

The Camera

Galaxy S5 has a 16 megapixel rear-facing camera, fast auto focus which uses face detection, real-time HDR and live camera for videos and selective focus options. It also has a 2.0MP 1080p front facing camera. The G3 has a 13 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, Dual LED flash and laser auto focus. It also has a 2.1MP 1080p front facing camera.

The Price

The Galaxy S5 has a price tag of about £500 or $600 off contract. The LG G3 has a pricing of roughly about £550 or $650 off contract.

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