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LG G Flex vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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LG G Flex vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

LG G Flex vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3
LG G Flex vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Introduction


Just when we were beginning to wonder there for a moment, out comes LG’s “phablet” for 2013 – the strange and unique looking LG G Flex. Naturally, it’s a peculiar thing out in the space right that’s hoping to be a viable competitor against the arguable king in the arena, Sammy’s versatile Galaxy Note 3. Two phablets, two big phones that are armed to the tooth with impressive gear, so let’s find out which of them has the tools and performance to outclass the other.

Design


Let’s be serious here folks. From a design perspective, there isn’t anything necessarily new with their design language, seeing the G Flex looks like the G2 – while the Galaxy Note 3 takes from the Galaxy S4. However, there’s some innovation found with the curved design of the G Flex, which at the same time, gives it the more comfortable and ergonomic feel in the hand. Throw in the fact that its rear casing has a neat self-healing property, it absolutely is more intriguing than the faux-pas leather casing of the Galaxy Note 3. When it comes down to it, the G Flex’s uncanny curve is what’s most interesting between the two designs.


Display


We have to stress the cool flex in the G Flex’s design, which is primarily attributed to the one-of-a-kind 6-inch 720p P-OLED panel it’s packing along. Unlike the Galaxy Note 3’s 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, the G Flex’s panel is more durable and can withstand pressure that would otherwise prove too much for the Note 3’s display. Therefore, instead of cracking or shattering, the G Flex’s display maintains its strength and integrity.

Indeed, there’s something cool with the G Flex’s display, but when it comes to other aspects that make a screen attractive, the Note 3 proves to have the goods. Specifically, it’s highly more detailed, produces the more vibrant colors, has wider viewing angles, and it’s brighter too – all the essentials to make it the more attractive thing to look at. And finally, we can’t forget about the other tech in play with the Note 3, like how it’s able to track our finger/S Pen as we hover either of them over the panel.


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posted on 16 Dec 2013, 05:53 11

1. casualavi (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


Is it really necessary? Yes, G Flex may be better in flexibility and appearance. But, it seriously can't match the beastly performance of Note 3..

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 06:19 6

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Performance? How exactly is the G Flex lacking in performance? They have the exact same SoC, but the G Flex has a lower resolution display, so in terms of GPU performance it should be much better than the Note 3.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 07:05 4

7. ihavenoname (Posts: 1438; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Both are so powerful, you really cannot see the difference really.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 07:08 1

11. casualavi (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


@ihavenoname 1 GB And 0.1 GHz do make a difference, though negligible.. Comparing it Specs wise.. Otherwise both iPhone 5S and Note 3 are powerful.. Why would you choose Note 3 there?

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 07:06 1

9. casualavi (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


@Berzerk Same? Exact same, eh? 2.2 GHz vs 2.3 GHz? 2 GB RAM vs 3 GB RAM? More at #PhoneArenaCompare

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 07:37 1

13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It's actually 2.26 GHz. 0.04 GHz is negligible, it's less than a 2% increase. The Note does have more RAM, but the Note 3 also has a much more RAM consuming OS overlay, so the average amount of *available* RAM is roughly the same, depending on your usage.

Something that isn't negligible or dependent on software is the resolution. The Note 3 has 225% more pixels than the LG G Flex, which gives the G Flex the advantage in overall smoothness by having (theoretically) 2.25x the frame rate of the Note 3, which is a MUCH bigger difference than the

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 07:42 3

14. MANGUELPR (Posts: 28; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


First 3Gb of RAM means capacity of apps open at same time not to be faster. Second G FLex won every Benchmark they make and in Antutu won for more than 5k points. Third the memory clock in the note and the cas sux theyr slow as hell. Four G Flex won is more innovative and had better build quality.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 07:53

16. casualavi (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


Yeah, you got me there. The performance will be much more greater with stock Android..

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 08:49

27. Ashoaib (Posts: 2282; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Thete is no comparison between the two... both are different catagory.. it is like comparing apples with bananas.. why not compare red apple with a green apple?

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 05:58 4

2. gamblor77 (Posts: 73; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Seems like a real stretch to have the Flex win any of the comparisons and the battery comparison shows that. The fact that LG is using 3g and the Note 3 is using LTE is ridiculous. If they were both using the same connectivity the Note 3 wins it hands down every time.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 06:34 2

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2691; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


G FLex needs to bring more flex-ness to beat Note 3.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 06:35 9

5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2135; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I'll take the Note 3, thank you, better size, better use of phablet space, better build (search for "LG G2 after a month") better screen resolution, faster updates, larger commnity, more tolarable warranty service, S-Pen, multi-window, better grip.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 07:11 4

12. ihavenoname (Posts: 1438; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Exactly, I would add better software and overall experience. Also if anyone cares Samsung has much much better brand image and satisfaction.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 06:59 3

6. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5553; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I'd prefer the G Flex.

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 07:42 2

26. saffant (Posts: 224; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


You can't afford neither so don't worry about it.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 07:06 4

8. ihavenoname (Posts: 1438; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Note 3 all day everyday 365 days in a year.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 07:07

10. mayur007 (Posts: 440; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Note 3...... :p

posted on 04 Jan 2014, 08:32 3

33. Jillxz (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


G Flex any day every day 365 days a year and 366 days with leap year.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 07:46 3

15. MANGUELPR (Posts: 28; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


G Flex anyday, better build quality, innovative, better performance, hardware (RAM Speed) & better UI.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 08:26 2

17. Ezio2000 (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


Of course g flex coz better battery better voice out put better software in my opinion but not better update and its self healing back and flexible display and...

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 11:21 2

18. mikelemon (Posts: 93; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Sexy Flex

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 12:20 1

19. nasznjoka (Posts: 345; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


lg SEEMS like they copy samsung's devices always. I wonder if it was #cr@pple how many courtrooms could have been under fire

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 06:33 1

22. MANGUELPR (Posts: 28; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Do your research, LG Prada K850 06-07 and LG Chocolate 05-06, thats where iphone came from and galaxy series too. Apple and LG also when to court because the iphones is a copy of the Prada alsovsamsung copy LG in 2008 with Galaxy and F series.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 14:38 2

20. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Call me a crazy clean freak, but I'm loving the s-pen and not getting fingerprints all over the screen of my device (for constant cleaning/wiping). I use it for almost everything that is compatible with the s-pen (cuz some games apparently don't work with the s-pen on my note 2). I'm so attached to the s-pen that I don't know if I can grab a phone without one now.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 22:55 4

21. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


G Flex for me.

I want to charge my phone while I'm sleeping without burning down my house.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 04:47

23. ialex123 (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Nice article. G flex comes with nice features and look. I came across the news from gadgetride.com , Also, the LG has just released the new big screen smartphone but it has snapdragon 600..

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 09:31 1

24. Jillxz (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


G Flex it is .

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 06:21 1

25. MAG33 (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


Flexxxx

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 23:15

28. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Nvm. Just saw the date on this. :S

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 00:55

29. ialex123 (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Nice article. Also, i came cross the article from gadgetride.com about Iphone 5s Vs HTC. Both are nice devices.

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 10:35

30. COZMAN (Posts: 99; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Note always comes in on top of AN TUTU Bench although my G 2 kicked it's. ...

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 09:46 1

31. haissac_amin (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)


Anyway, I have sold my Galaxy Note 3 for the LG G Flex.
And didnt regret on my purchase. Apparently G Flex is way better than the Note 3

Well, LG has won me back again.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 17:05

36. COZMAN (Posts: 99; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Note 3 is hard to beat however it is for a specific market. It fits in a womans purse but not in a mans back pocket and if it does it will snap in two when you sit down.

posted on 26 Jan 2014, 16:45

37. ChafedBanana (Posts: 359; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


So in other words: The G Flex sucks? That's what I got from this comparison.

posted on 04 Feb 2014, 17:09

38. charliedarwin (unregistered)


Super AMOLED screen- is it vastly better in bright sun? This gets overlooked almost always- every camera I've used is USELESS in sunlight, composition is utter guesswork... until I got one with a VIEWFINDER!
Back to phones- viewfinders are not an option, so the screen MUST be as bright as possible.

Any thoughts??

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 21:11

39. ZerkMcGirt (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Samsung copies LG just as much as LG copies Samsung. You Samsung fan boys kill me, Google LG watch phone that came out in 09, the gear looks a lot like it and that's just one example. Also, you may want to check out how Samsung was called out for false benchmark test.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:16 1

40. luzan2005 (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Im a very phone fan. I try a lot and Im very happy with my FLEXX. It so fast never freeze. I hate samsung with the slow processor and constantly freezing..

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 18:48

41. notsure1986 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Apr 2014)


I would like to upgrade to either of these phones an possibly the s5. Them are my choices. I'd like some input on what one would be better for my needs, I mostly use my phone for texting, listening to music, watching movies and playing games!. Looking for someone that actually knows about both or all three phone, not people that are fans of one or the other!!!... thanks

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 15:58

42. theo14461 (Posts: 165; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


After owning the Note 3, i wanted to try the Flex. Both are great, very happy with the LG.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 09:14

43. cruz7o3 (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


My LG G Flex for sprint has LTE...

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