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LG G3 Review & comparison with Galaxy S5, HTC One m8 & Xperia z2

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5


LG G3 is one of the latest arrivals from LG in the market and real battle of competition starts. Once the product is in pipeline, only anticipation works and it is evaluated on the information released by the company in bits and pieces. We read different news and estimated forecasts about it. Once it is in one piece compact out in the market it has to show its worth through very hard competition put up by other rival companies and their products. So here is LG G3 in the market along with others to prove itself. Here nothing works other than the users’ comments and their experience; here it faces competition from the Sony Xperia Z2, Samsung Galaxy S5, and HTC One (M8) for good measure.






Operating System

Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Weight & Dimension

145 x 76 x 10.5 mm and weighs 160 g

Display Type

True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen

Size & Resolution

5.5 inches,2560 x 1440 pixels


Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400


2 GB RAM, 16 GB Storage,  MicroSD up to 128 GB


Primary  13 MP, Secondary 2.1 MP



                               Li-Po 3000 mAh battery

Stand By              Up to 800 h (2G) / Up to 600 h (3G)

Talk Time            up to 21 h



2G Network     GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, CDMA 800 / 1900, CDMA Version

3G Network     HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA version

4G Network     LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA version



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Design and Display

It boast upon its vast field of visual screen that measures 5.5 inches with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution. It is housed in plastic body. The display is True HD-IPS + LCD that is capacitive touchscreen with quality of 16M colors. The screen is multi touch with Gorilla Glass made by Corning. Its other dimensions are 145 x 76 x 10.5 mm and weigh 160 g. while talking in comparison with others the first competitor is Samsung Galaxy S5; both phones are plastic and offer an incredible amount of software features in their respective heavily customized user interfaces. LG G3 wins over the Galaxy S5 in the screen size and resolution, but Samsung’s flagship has something additional to offer and that is heart rate sensor and a IP67 certification, which LG G3 lacks. Here LG G3 differs with HTC ONE M8 which has Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors. It is 5 inches screen having 1080 x 1920 pixels resolutions. Comparing it with Sony Xperia Z2, which has 5.2 inches screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolutions and weighs 158 grams. On this score LG G3 seem better than others. The above comparison has so far proved the superiority of LG G3 over others.

Software an user interface

LG G3 runs Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. This is one of the latest developed software for the mobiles. This particular flagship is not low priced or midrange handset therefore is better equipped in software and operating system. It works on 2G, 3G3 and now announced 4G with LTE connectivity. With all these features in this handset, the user interface should be satisfying for those who are familiar with these generations of network. The more advanced in technology users are likely to benefit the maximum. It does not mean the average users will not be benefited. More advance technology means benefits for the users therefore everybody has a lot to enjoy and benefit.

However it needs to be compared to others in the market. We need to have a look of the software of Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Sony Xperia Z2. To this extent they all run the same system and no one is superior to other. There is nothing much to compare on this account and none has the superiority over the other. Therefore user interface for all of them does not seem to be much different.

 Processor & Memory

 It is powered with Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 processor. It equipped with 2 GB RAM, it is built memory of 16 GB, extendable up to 128 GB with the support of external memory card.     T his seems to be reasonable configuration with sufficient capacity to serve the propose of any user. Since the set is in the market know and users have the free choice to compare with the other available handsets of equal status.  Galaxy S5 is equipped with Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 which is less then LG G3. However RAM and in built memory are the same. In case of HTC ONE M8 which is powered with Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Ram and in built memory are same, Sony Xperia Z2 is equipped with Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 800, 3 GB RAM which is better than LG G 3. However in built memory is 16 GB extendable up to 64GB VIA microSD card which is same and there is no difference.  Practically there are more big differences.


LG G3 has 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels rear camera with autofocus and LED flash to capture the perfect images equally good in dim and bright light. The handset has a secondary camera which is 2.1 mega pixel for video calling. Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 16 Mega Pixel rear camera with 4640 x 3480 pixels resolution, autofocus and LED flash. This measures much better than LG G3. The secondary camera of Galaxy S5 is same 2.1 mega pixels. HTC one M8 is equipped with Dual 5 Mega Pixel camera having 2592х1944 pixels resolutions, autofocus and dual-LED flash. It has dual camera and dual flash light and secondary camera is same as the LG G3 and Samsung galaxy S5. Sony Xperia Z2 has a 20.7 mega pixel rear camera having autofocus, LED flash, auto-focus and image stabilization. The Sony Xperia Z2 is superior to the others on account of camera. The device has a 2 mega pixel secondary camera. This way LG G3 is slightly inferior to Sony Xperia Z2.




LG G3  is energized with Li-Po 3000 mAh battery, that provides Stand By Up to 800 h (2G) / Up to 600 h (3G) and Talk Time up to 21 h. other sets in the range have different battery specifications. Samsung Galaxy S5 is powered with  Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery provides Stand By Up to 390 h and Talk Time Up to 21 h, here LG G3 is better than the Galaxy S5. Now let us see HTC ONE M8 has Standard Li-I non remove able battery and Sony Xperia Z2 has Non-removable Li-Po 3200 mAh battery. We find LG G 3 better on this account.


LG G3 is available in the market for price $745, and Samsung Galaxy S5 is available in the market for $650, HTC ONE M8 costs $800, and Sony Xperia Z2 Price is $730. There is a difference of 150 USD between the lowest and the highest whereas as we have seen in the above analysis there is not much of difference in their specifications. Therefore LG G3 does not stand out in the comparison.  


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