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Screen comparison: G3 vs Xperia Z2 vs Galaxy S5 vs One (M8) vs iPhone 5s

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Screen comparison: G3 vs Xperia Z2 vs Galaxy S5 vs One (M8) vs iPhone 5s
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The LG G3 is a remarkable smartphone in many ways, and the screen is definitely one of its more notable features. The massive, 5.5” piece of glass does not only have an imposing size, but also a staggering resolution, which is sure to attract a lot of attention from tech-savvy people. This is why a detailed display comparison featuring the G3 and its biggest rivals made a lot of sense.

Now that we've carefully examined all the displays, we've come to the conclusion that all are pretty much neck and neck right now, with some small exceptions.

The screens of the LG G3 and Galaxy S5 are the ones that remain slightly behind those of their opponents. The main problem for the G3 is the slightly worse outdoor visibility, while the Galaxy S5 suffers from inaccurate color balance. While the other three contestants, the iPhone 5s, One (M8), and Xperia Z2, aren't that much better, they manage to gain a bit of a lead due to being a notch better overall. The iPhone 5s achieves this by sporting a more accurate color balance, as well as an excellent brightness output, while the M8 and Z2 remain on an equal footing with Apple's finest by making up for the slight inaccuracies and missing nits with some extra resolution.

At the end of the day, if we have to make a conclusion for the newcomer in this comparison, the LG G3, we'd say that LG has done a pretty good job overall. Its display is far from perfect, and in most cases – it cannot surpass what others have already accomplished, but it sure is a tempting proposition for fans of larger-than-life displays.


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posted on 01 Jul 2014, 10:07 20

1. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Kind of disappointed that G3 didn't dominated the competition. However, my Z2 is holding well in this fight :D

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 11:40 18

49. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


A 4" 640p screen scored higher than a 5"+ 1080p? Huh?

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 13:02 32

66. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Do you have S5...? I own S5 and I get that tiger photo... you can't belive how much this site lying...! The tiger photo was fantastic and more accurate colors...really white...they put a fake photo and related to S5..really shame on PA...every one has S5 get that tiger photo and judge your self..in real that tiger photo in S5 is far better than 5s and most accurate.!

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 13:14 21

69. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yup. S5 hands down best display.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 15:13 12

92. sipha (Posts: 435; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Even on out door visibility picture, to me the iPhone clear got out performed by the Z2 & M8..

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 18:31 1

160. Furbal (Posts: 1018; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Yeah it does have a damn good display.

Theres a G2, 1520, M8 and S5 on my desk. I like the M8 better overall but the S5 does outclass it on display.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 13:53 7

83. enthasuium (Posts: 134; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Liar Phoerena used Professional Display Mode on s5 instead of Movie Mode.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 14:13

87. needa (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


it very well could be the screen in that phone vs the screen in yours. some show white in pink, some in green, some are yellow. some of the screens show white really well, some do not.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 17:05

97. techperson211 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Why am I not surprise that iPhone is the no. 1. By the end of the day it's user preference .

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 23:47 1

105. DerryAhmad (Posts: 278; Member since: 05 May 2012)


the iPhone shared the same score as Z2 and M8. There's no clear number one. Only number 4 (S5) ;)

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 05:03 1

113. EiadAjam (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


yes sure, especially when it is white-greened tiger xD

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 06:47 6

118. neiljay6 (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


I found the same photo and it looks nothing like what they have on the site. hmmm...

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 11:04

126. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yo you calling Ray S. a liar?!?

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 11:14 1

127. gynorm (Posts: 18; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Ray is on something... read the article on displaymate for an accruate review on the Galaxy S5 display.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 13:14 8

70. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Lol it's okay it's okay. Let's wait for the Galaxy F (no sarcasm) I think I might like the design of it.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 12:11 17

58. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Look at that green white tiger on the GS5 display lol

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 14:22 3

88. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Its a green tiger dude....

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 15:05 4

153. jgalvez21 (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 May 2014)


put the same picture in my phone.
no green tiger , it looks actually better all those photos

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 12:25 7

62. enthasuium (Posts: 134; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Dont believe this pointless article by PA. After 1 month they will come up and Say we apologize , we did wrong

Color Reproduction: HTC m8 beats other
Outdoor : s5, then 5s
Resolution : iphone should be less than 5 , Blurry

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 14:24 3

89. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Amoled is yellowish display.
LCD is whitish display.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 14:49 5

90. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


My question is... How do we know the camera they used has good color reproduction?

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 17:02 2

130. Busyboy (unregistered)


If it was taken with an ISOCELL camera it's guaranteed according to sar44

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 07:03

137. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


LOL I OLOLOL

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 06:47 1

119. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2797810

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 06:48 1

120. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2742538

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 09:20 1

124. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=52448559&postcount=4
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2742538
This is good?
OMG. How much you paid sony?

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 09:26 1

125. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/E-EMm3tl4lI3Gn2D3wcCB0NAcvkbXZfSklIir3qeaiTSf2C_nTx-i7gahuGNcpqBizuvaw=w1246-h750
http://www.ixbt.com/mobile/images/sony-xperia-z2/vs-pict-xr.jpg

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 06:54 2

122. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Where is viewing angles, contrast, black color, video (response time) tests? Paid pa

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 02:36

135. baibhav93 (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 May 2014)


yeah z does well...even in sunlight....they didnt compare lumia 1520...its better than all of them...i used it in sunlight n it was better than my z2 and s5...

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 11:36 1

164. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


LG G3 still the SHARPEST and still Great in COLOR REPRODUCTION.

the outdoor visibility is not that bad! most people will not looking their phone'screen in the middle of the Sunlight!

Great Job LG!

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