There is a conflict in the current market of the smartphones thanks to the new LG G3 which is giving you the best specifications, better than anyone else in the market. Now we put it up against one of the vastly loved phones in the market right now- the Samsung Galaxy S5. Let us dive in and see who emerges as the victor.
When anyone looks at the press images of the LG G3, the first thing your brains tell you is- metal! But it is not. The LG G3 has probably the best fake metal look pulled off to perfection. LG G3 has this amazing lusture and smoothest of finishes that add to this look. The phone feels really good in hands and grips nicely. The plastic feels awesome but not premium. Samsung Galaxy S5 has gone with their usual- oh so very boring design. They changed the built schematics this time around by going with a soft touch back. The back panel feels kind of weird but there is some appreciation to it in recent times. Design: LG G3.
LG G3 has generated all the crazy sound all thanks to the display. It is the first smartphone to go ahead and improve over the full HD resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. LG G3 introduced a 5.5 inch display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels which sums up to about 534ppi. The display is easily the sharpest one you will ever set your eyes to but nothing your eyes can distinguish against the all so awesome Samsung Galaxy S5’s full HD 5 inch display. The 0.5 actually does affect in a lower ppi for the LG G3 than it can actually have. LG G3 is actually roughly about the same size as that of a HTC One M8 which has a 5 inch display. LG has made the bezels so less that the phone is actually the same size but the display is larger anyway. Samsung Galaxy S5’s display is simply beautiful. Dense pixels and really amazing colors make up for the display’s reputation. Even though on paper LG G3 has a better display it really is not visible with the naked eye. Display: Tie.
This is again a tight debate that had to be commenced. For this one LG again has done something very different by introducing Laser Auto Focus in smartphone camera. It lets the LG G3 to take a great auto focus shot within 2.7 seconds. The time is not what’s crucial but the fact that it takes a sharper image than its peers- Galaxy S5 or HTC One M8. The sensor is actually a 13MP camera with a dual LED flash and the IR sensor for laser AF on the other side of the focus. But sharpness does not matter if you do not have good saturation and colors in your shots but LG G3 shines there as well. Samsung Galaxy S5 also has one of a kind really amazing 16MP camera. But if I look at the shots, in day light as well as night shots- the Samsung Galaxy S5 produces some beautiful photos. They are a bit too colorful but it has a warmer color tone and a better overall presentation. Even though the UI of Camera on the Galaxy S5 might be cluttered and with too many options, in the end it is majestic and offers you a lot of customization which is always a plus in smartphone photography. Camera: Samsung Galaxy S5.
Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G3, both run on the v4.4.2 Android KitKat OS. They differ in their user interface. Though the basic UI over both the phones is the same, they differ in design and outlook. LG G3 and Galaxy S5 both have managed to get some meaningful features out of their UI and this has made the Galaxy S5 a lot more complicated and cluttered. LG G3 has a much cleaner interface with fewer things to remember and implement. Both use the Google Play Store to fetch all amazing Android Apps. LG G3 just gets more marks to be cleaner and making more sense. Software: LG G3.
We are at in that moment in time and space when the flagships are so fast and so advanced and beautifully optimized that in basic functionality and use, you cannot point a phone and say it is faster than the other. Galaxy S5 and LG G3, both use the Snapdragon 801 processor by Qualcomm. It is a Quad Core processor, amazingly optimized and clocked at 2.5 GHz. LG G3 has 3GB of RAM and the Galaxy S5 has 2GB of RAM. But they really multitask with the same smoothness. They both give you internal memory models of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB and are expandable to up to 128GB. Samsung Galaxy S5 draws the line at battery life. It stays almost a good half a day longer than the LG G3 and has the most superior power saving mode. That gives this segment to Galaxy S5. Performance: Samsung Galaxy S5.