Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3: specs comparison

Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3: specs comparison
Apple's latest, the iPhone 6, is not only the largest iPhone ever, it's also the most sophisticated and advanced one, but that's a no-brainer, as we are talking about a flagship device here. Equipped with the newest Apple-made silicon inside, the iPhone 6 surely has more than enough processing power to chew with ease through whatever you might throw at it.

We already compared the device specs-wise against some of its rivals, but there are two that are a tad more formidable, at least size-wise. We are talking about LG's G3 and the recently-unveiled at IFA 2014 Samsung Galaxy Note 4. They are arguably the best Android will have in its hand against its iOS contender, and we can only salivate in anticipation of a future real-life showdown between the most advanced smartphones at the moment.

Although the Galaxy Note 4 and the G3 are not in the same size class with the Apple iPhone 6, in the end all of these devices will end up on the same shelves, figuratively speaking, and potential buyers will have a tough time deciding which one's the best option for them. Is it the latest iPhone with its more compact size or the Quad HD Android powerhouses? Better single-handed usage or a ginormous, pixel-dense display in tow? iOS with its overall looks and interface-wide performance or Android with its openness and broad flexibility? Well, we can't answer these questions for you, but we can surely help you get a little more familiar with the specs sheets of these rivals.

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

LG G3

LG G3

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

LG G3

LG G3

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3

Display

Display size

4.7 inches
5.7 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
515 ppi
538 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

65.71 %
74.39 %
75.22 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
16 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Recording format

H.264, MOV
MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Features

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization

Front

1.2 megapixels
3.7 megapixels
2.1 megapixels

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm)
6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches (153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm)
5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (swipe)
 

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys, Notification light
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A8
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC

Processor

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

PowerVR GX6450
Mali-T760 MP6
Adreno 330

RAM

1 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2)

Battery

Capacity

1810 mAh
3220 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

 
Yes
 

Talk time

 
 
19.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 24 days (575 h)

Internet use

3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
 
 

Music playback

50.00 hours
82.00 hours
 

Video playback

11.00 hours
14.00 hours
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 849
 
 


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28 Comments

1. enigmaticnuv

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

apple's best worst iphone ever lol :)

14. DBounce

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

iWeak

19. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

isnt it a disrespect or an insult to compare G3 and Note 4 with a mid range phone?? Note 4 and G3 clearly killing it in specs... fair and geniun comparison is desire 820 vs iphone6... or lumia 830 vs iphone 6.... or moto g vs iphone 6... or galaxy alpha vs iphone 6...

2. Busyboy unregistered

This is a no brainer.

3. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG G3 than Iphone6 plus LG G watch R than I watch.

9. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Delusional much? The Note 4 is way better than the G3. Spec wise and everything.

10. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

i didn't compare G3 to Note4! next time learn how to read & understand comment above.

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

ahh... you are back LG guy? I was missing you... so there is no IP certification in G3 :p I still remember that ;)

18. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Yes you did! Maybe you should should learn to comment. The article is the iPhone 6 vs Note 4 vs LG G3. You put LG G3 then the iPhone 6 implying that the Note 4 was last. Sorry you got all butt hurt.

21. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

plz kindly understand Robert, he is an employee in lg... so nothing wrong in totally omitting out the neighbouring competitor

4. yaniv00

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Oh thats cute

5. yonith

Posts: 226; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Why compare the iPhone 6 to two phablets? This article should be comparing it to the GS5, M8, and possibly the G2 to make a point about bezels.

26. jjin1

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

The reason why they are compared is because all three phones are the flagships for each company.

6. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Im laughing so hard right now , their invoation is larger display and motion shot, so 2010 for android.

7. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Cant the note 4 do 720p 240 slow mo? I re call the snapdragon can do it

22. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

but thats not a huge upgrade to brag about

8. John.v2

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

invalid comparison

11. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Apple should shove that crappy 6 sh!t up their A$$. Only a moron will buy this overpriced piece of sh!t

24. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

They're known as iCHUMPs...

12. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

I wish they stop with the spec comparison apple don't care about mind blowing specs and apple customers don't either

15. DBounce

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

iWish

13. DBounce

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

The specs are wrong on the Note 4. They missed out a biggie... H.265 codec. Why do you care? Because without it 4k video record time is limited to 5 minutes.

25. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Note 4 and G3 blows the iToy into smithereens.

27. jase555

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

For me, a phone is about ease of use and design... iphone wins hands down on these points! Too be fair I've always been an iphone user from day 1, however I do branch out and look at Android phones, but most are made of plastic and I just can't get past that, iphone looks and feels like a premium product, and on that note..... I look forward to picking up my new iphone! :D

28. Teq56au

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

To answer - Yes I work for Samsung. Jase555 - valid point. For that reason I wish you all the best in your purchase. Everyone is free to decide what is best for them on a day to day basis. But a point to consider. Yes most android are plastic, so they are packed with better features. The feel can be compensated for with the purchase of an appropriate case of your choosing. So why not take the device (whichever it may be - my view is clear and the specs support it) with the best features and benefits for you, and add a metallic feeling case for the best of both worlds. :-)

29. everinm

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Advantages over the iphone 6 Plus: Stylus - You can use this phone as a notebook to write notes - Work like a mouse on your smartphone - Provides high precision when viewing websites on Desktop Mode Build Quality - Same build quality (both are build on metal) - Better Screen Scratch Resistance (2.5D Glass Screen) Screen - 4 % larger screen at the same phone size (5.7 in vs 5.5 in) - Higher screen Resolution (2560x1440 vs 1920x1080) - Higher PPI 28% (515 ppi vs 401 ppi) - Higher screen contrast and great visibility outside on Sun Light Battery - Larger Battery and better battery life - Removable Battery - Multiples levels of Power Saving Modes - Faster charging (0% to 50% in 30 mins) Camera - Better Camera (16 Mega Pixels with Image Stabilization vs 8 Mega Pixels with Image Stabilization) - Faster phone auto-focus due to a phase detection - 4K Video Recording - Better front facing camera (3.7 Mega Pixels capable of 1080p vs 1.2 Mega Pixels no 1080p) Storage - 32 GB built-in storage + MicroSD Slot Expandable to 128 GB Health - UV Sensor - Heart Rate Monitor Other Advantages - Better multitasking because of Multi-Windows and with 300% MORE RAM (3 GB RAM vs 1 GB RAM) - MHL 3.0 (Mobile Standard that support 4K Ultra HD Video/Audio output while charging) - Notification Light - IR Blaster (Works as TV or Any electronic Remote Control) - Support Wireless Charging You don't have to be a genius to choose the right one, just common sense! I don't care if it's Samsung or LG or Motorola or HTC; I just want what is better so I get more from what I pay.

30. swaguire

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

The only thing holding me back from getting any Android device is Imessage, even though you all might think it is not important I use it so much and would rather use imessage than text,and Imessage has so many more features so if Android came out with something like Imessage I would definitely get an Android phone.

31. everinm

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

Hangout is way better than imessage. It allows you to send messages, audio calls, video calls and video conference up to 8 people. And it works between Android, Iphones, Windows PC'd, Mac's and Linux. Google voice allows you free audio calls inside US too.

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