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LG G3 vs the competition: Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, HTC One (M8), Oppo Find 7

Today LG presented the LG G3, the newest Android flagship on the mobile market, which we were able to cover in a LG G3 hands-on review before the official release. What we discovered (among many other things) was a better LG G2. We were then curious to see how the LG smartphone compares to other high end devices in the way of technical specifications, more specifically the HTC One (M8), Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2, and Oppo Find 7.

androidpit g3 s5 m8 z2 find7 teaser
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When taking a glance at the tech specs alone, there are areas where the LG G3 outdoes its rivals. Users will be pleased that the G3 comes with a removable battery which packs a healthy 3,000 mAh. This last fact sets it apart from the HTC One (M8) and the Xperia Z2.

With a dazzling 2K QHD IPS display of 5.5 inches, the LG G3 is only matched by the Oppo Find 7, both now being two of the few handsets in the 2K display elite. All but the S5 have a Snapdragon 801 processor (Snapdragon 800), though we still are waiting for the 805 version to arrive which the LG G3 didn’t deliver. A new feature to arrive on the G3 is the laser auto-focus for its 13 MP camera, which looks good on paper. Though it has less megapixels than some of the other flagships, this new features differentiates it from the rest of the pack, but it still remains to be discovered what results it will provide.

lg g3 hands on comparison galaxy s5 back detail
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In any case, though the numbers speak for themselves, you shouldn’t read too deeply into the tech specs, since actually using these devices that will allow us to see how they fare against one another in the high end league. In the coming days, we will be able to compare the LG G3 one on one with all of these Android smartphones. On a final note, the LG G3 is launching this week!

Tech specs 

  Samsung Galaxy S5 Sony Xperia Z2 Oppo Find 7 HTC One M8 LG G3
Display 1920 x 1080 (432ppi), 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels (424 ppi), 5.2-inch Triluminos Full HD IPS 2,560 x 1,440 pixels,(538 ppi), 5.5-inch Quad HD (2K) IPS 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (441 ppi), 5-inch Full HD LCD 2,560 x 1,440 pixels (534 ppi), 5.5-inch QHD IPS 
Processor 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 800, Adreno 330 graphics 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801, Adreno 330 graphics 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801, Adreno 330 graphics

2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801, Adreno 330 graphics

2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801
Memory 2GB 3 GB 3 GB 2 GB 2/ 3 GB
Internal Memory 16 / 32 GB (microSD up to 128 GB) 16 GB (microSD up to 64 GB) 32 GB (microSD up to 128 GB) 16 / 32 GB (microSD up to 128 GB) 16/32 GB (microSD up to 2 TB)
Camera 16 MP OIS (Rear), 2 MP (Front)

20.7 MP OIS (Rear), 2.2 MP (Front)

13 MP BSI sensor (Rear), 5 MP (Front) 4 MP Ultrapixel OIS (Rear), 5 MP (Front) 13 MP, Laser Autofocus, OIS+ (Rear), 2.1 MP (Front)
Connectivity 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0. LTE 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE GSM/HSDPA/LTE, WIFI 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, USB 2.0
Battery 2,800 mAh (removable) 3,200 mAh 3,000 mAh (removable) 2,600 mAh 3,000 mAh (removable)
Operating System Android 4.4, TouchWiz Android 4.4, Xperia UI Android 4.3, Color OS 2.0 Android 4.4, HTC Sense 6 Android 4.4.2, Optimus UI
Dimensions 142 x 72.5 x 8.1mm 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2mm 152.6 x 75 x 9.2 mm 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm 146.3 x 74.6 x 9.1 mm
Weight 145 g 158g 171 g 160 g 151 g
Other Features Fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, Ultra Power Saving Mode, IP67 certified, 4K video IP58 certified, BRAVIA screen tech, Exmor RS camera, 4K video 50 MP images (via software), VOOC rapid charger, 4K video, MaxxAudio UltraPixel Duo camera, Zoe, BoomSound, BlinkFeed stacked SIM and microSD slot, IR blaster, Qi charging, 4K video

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  • oki zen May 29, 2014 Link to comment

    i'm thinking of changing over from Samsung to the LG G3 but I'd like to know if the LG G3 really has a micro sd slot with a capacity of 2TB or 128GB? I've read differing accounts as to what the micro sd capacity is/will be.

    • Who cares? I'm not sure what anyone would need more than 128 GB for on a phone... After all its not a laptop

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