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Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE A vs LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 specs comparison

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE A vs LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 specs comparison
A little over three months after it showed the world the Galaxy S5, Samsung is about to do it again. Boasting a 5.1-inch QHD display with a record-breaking pixel density (576ppi), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU, and 3GB of RAM, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A is the Galaxy S5 reborn. The new GS5 isn't bigger (its dimensions are same) or stronger (it's still made of plastic), but a whole lot faster for sure. It's a super-phone made for a country so obsessed with technology, it considers StarCraft a national sport. 

Yet, we've got a hunch that it won't be long before Samsung unleashes its supercharged GS5 on the rest of the world. After all, the threat from its South Korean rival, in the form of the fantastic LG G3, is very real. It's bigger than ever, in fact, as the phone has been outselling the GS5 since its launch, which is quite the precedent. What's even more dramatic is that this is merely the start of the battle. According to Korean media, LG is about to deliver a Snapdragon 805-powered LG G3 as soon as possible, while Samsung is working on a powerful and attractive Samsung Galaxy F. It's a war zone in there, so enjoy your Galaxy S5 or LG G3 while it's still on the bleeding edge.

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A vs LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

Design
OSAndroid (4.4.2) TouchWiz UIAndroid (4.4.2)Android (4.4.2) TouchWiz UI
Dimensions5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
Weight5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
Body materialPolycarbonate  
RuggedWater, Dust resistant Water, Dust resistant
IP certifiedIP 67 IP 67
Display
Physical size5.1 inches5.5 inches5.1 inches
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels1440 x 2560 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

576 ppi538 ppi432 ppi
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Super AMOLEDIPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Colors16 777 216 16 777 216
Camera
Camera16 megapixels13 megapixels16 megapixels
FlashLEDDual LEDLED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.2F2.4F2.2
Camera sensor size1/2.6"1/3.06"1/2.6"
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps)
Recording formatMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMVMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Digital image stabilizationDigital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Front-facing camera2.1 megapixels2.1 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Video capture 1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-ACQualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 450Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Graphics processorAdreno 420Adreno 330Adreno 330
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

3072 MB RAM (Quad-channel) / LPDDR33072 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR32048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR3
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB32 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Battery
Talk time 19.00 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
Stand-by time 22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
Talk time (3G) 21.00 hours
the average is 15 h (903 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 15 h (903 min)
Stand-by time (3G) 23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G) 25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 23 days (543 h)
 
Music playback  67.00 hours
Video playback  13.00 hours
Capacity2800 mAh3000 mAh2800 mAh
Type Li - IonLi - Ion
Wireless charging Built-in 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz800 (band 20), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
DataLTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS

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posted on 18 Jun 2014, 05:42 3

1. AndroidStuff (Posts: 27; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Respective to all factors still i would prefer LG G3 :)

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 05:54

2. luis.d (Posts: 135; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


I'm in love with it, tbh. It makes the Oppo F7 look fat, and that's actually a gorgeous phone.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 05:56 10

3. smallworld (Posts: 436; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Goodbye LG. Your moment of glory only lasted 1 week. It's Samsung's turn now as always.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 06:42 3

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7726; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Note 3 can finally step down as the smartphone champion.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 06:57

11. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


it was sitting down the whole time. I only use my note 3 for a WiFi hotspot when everyone is using the home WiFi. The G Pro 2 destroyed the note 3 and still does in my opinion.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 07:19 8

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7726; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lol no it doesn't. Note 3 can out multitask the G Pro 2 any day.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 16:24

19. TheGenius (Posts: 299; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Lol his name says it all.!
He has been given a 3rd degree torture and now his brain doesnt work properly.
Forgive him please.!

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 06:00 1

4. refillable (Posts: 610; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Great almost perfect device on paper, if not because of bad low light camera and design. Hopefully it would be available in my country with a price the same or just at most $50 more than the original S5. I am also looking forward onto the LG G3 SD805 variant.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 09:03

15. medtxa (Posts: 106; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Just because everyone say samsung design ugly, in fact its such beautiful artistic device, faux leather just looks awesome on the gadget.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 18:46

20. refillable (Posts: 610; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


But not with that chicken pox or band aid like back! I've seen it myself and even though it is quite comfortable to hold, it still looks ugly! I prefer the note 3, and I don't think that design improves anything whatsoever.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 06:05

5. Nath4N (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 Apr 2014)


Who cares about the S5 LTE-A? It will be available only in South Korea anyways.
Let's wait fot the Galaxy F and then make comparisons.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 06:28 1

7. NotAGeek (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I agree with you.And if indeed the galaxy f have "real" metal body,then it will be a killer

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 06:23 3

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2516; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Latest S5 kills G3 in almost every department.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 06:48

9. refillable (Posts: 610; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Oh yes, it is also worth mentioning that This will likely follow last year S4 SD800 in terms of availability, plus, the Note 4 and the rumoured 'Galaxy F' are around the corner. But I will hope the best for the customer.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 09:04

16. medtxa (Posts: 106; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Just because everyone say samsung design ugly, in fact its such beautiful artistic device, faux leather just looks awesome on the gadget.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 18:49

21. refillable (Posts: 610; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


You don't have to defend your beloved product twice, or do you?

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 06:53

10. greatoneiw (Posts: 34; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


and here comes lg g pro 3

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 07:46

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7726; Member since: 14 May 2012)


A blown up G3 that doesn't utilize the 3GB of RAM for multi tasking.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 18:50

22. refillable (Posts: 610; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


How can you frikkin' tell?

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 06:55

27. Nath4N (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 Apr 2014)


aliens

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 06:28

26. greatoneiw (Posts: 34; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


hah ? what do u mean by that?

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 08:13

14. andhraking17 (Posts: 34; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


As how i guessed samsung did the same thing to s5 what it did with s4. first release a bit low spec model and within 2 months release another model with higher specs.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 09:55

17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7726; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This is the successor to the S4 LTE-A, which came out two months after the S4. Do some research before dropping a hate comment.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 20:48

23. andhraking17 (Posts: 34; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


thats what i'm saying. and it is u you who didn't understood what i'm saying. and it is not hateful comment.

u r saying s5 lte-a is not at all s5 model. how can that be when it has the same design and almost same specs.

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 05:22

25. iushnt (Posts: 614; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


I agree with smurf. S4 lte-A completed one year cycle now so this I'd the upgrade for s4 LTE-A

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 10:12

28. refillable (Posts: 610; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


So he's right that he thinks this is completely unrelated to the S5 at all?

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 12:11

18. oueighteen95 (Posts: 24; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


I guess upgrading the battery wasn't on Samsung's to do list.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:33

24. Anonn (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


I would never sell my Note 3 for anything but Note 4.

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 19:21

29. bnick25 (Posts: 35; Member since: 05 May 2013)


For me lg g3 i want the bigger screen on a s5 body and loving the keyboard and looks

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