Galaxy Note 4 faces the G3 in an early speed comparison, can you guess who wins?

Galaxy Note 4 faces the G3 in an early speed comparison, can you guess who wins?
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3. Snapdragon 805 vs Snapdragon 801. Yes, things do seem pretty clear on paper, but life isn't lived on paper. This is why we're so obsessed with the real-life paerformance of our mobile devices. And while it's too early to talk about the Galaxy Note 4's real-world performance, having in mind that all we've been able to play with is a unit of the phablet that likely wasn't running perfectly-final software, we still think that the nice and quick speed comparison that we put together kind of gives us an indication of what could be expected out of the Galaxy Note 4 in terms of basic task execution.

As you can see in the video below, having the Note 4 and G3 side by side, we've cold-started some of the most used applications on each phone - contacts, camera, gallery, and more. By the looks of it, both handsets tend to be pretty equal, but as you'll see in the video, the LG G3 actually has a slight edge most of the time.

With hopes that things will get better for the Note 4 when it launches officially on the market, let's take a look at our preliminary speed comparison and witness the two titans racing agains each other. Does such kind of difference in performance matter to you? Let us know in the comments!

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
G3
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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74 Comments

1. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Maybe it can beat the old Motorola g, but probably not.

9. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

need to deactivate air view

13. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

these comparisons are not going to off track me... I will buy note 4.... samsung has done what I expected them to do, so once again samsung after 4 long years

30. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Turn off Svoice for better home button response

36. superduper

Posts: 151; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

Sorry, but deactivating standard "features" should not be required to make a flagship phone work. Deactivate S Voice. Deactivate Air View. Speed up animations in the developer menu... In that case, save yourself the $700, buy an old Nokia and call it a day.

43. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

Right, cause deactivate two extraneous features makes the Note 4 EXACTLY the same as an old Nokia. Quit with the asinine comparisons.

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 31633; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO!!! You're exactly right. This $700-$800 dollar phone shouldn't need half it's best features turned off in order to keep up. Screw that, LG G3 looks amazing.

54. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

You talk $h!& about the Note 4, but you carry a Note, how hypocritical is that? O.o SHMH

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 31633; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't give a damn what I carry lol. The N4 is losing, and I may just keep my N3. They're just phones to me, my loyalty is to my family, not to notes, iPhones, or tech companies. Now hypocrite that fool. Go get Arte's back sonnn.

55. tedkord

Posts: 17480; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Best features? S-voice sucks, Google Now is the way to go. Regardless of any other factors, S-voice is the first thing I turn off.

57. darkkjedii

Posts: 31633; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ted, you getting the N4, if not what's next for ya bro? I'm getting the largest iPhone they announce, keeping my N3, or getting an LG G3 or N4. I'm good to go on AT&T next, so I can sell my 5s and N3, and for an easy $700-$750. Buy the N4 cash, or an LG G3 cash. That's the plan. I know the first software update will have the N4 blazing, but man it's fun getting these guys all riled up. They take it so serious lol. Like their phones their woman.

62. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Well... I find it strange that you own the Note 3 but don't know how S-voice work with the Home button. :-\ Anyway, the G3 does look amazing.

69. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

WOW, you're really a troll, I don't even believe that you actually own a Note 3, S voice is sh*t, how is it a best feature? and since when millisecond delay became termed as lag and how is it a big deal?

61. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Hmm... you may want to do a small research about S-voice. The delay of the Home Button is not caused by the phone performance. It's a required delay for the phone to know if you want to double tap to go to S-voice or if you want to go Home. The phone can't tell what you want without the communication. Even your mom can't tell what you want all the time. The communication is necessary.

51. aleksanderdagr8

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Not only that, but in order for this to be a fair comparison the phones need to be brought back to factory settings, and all motion and convenience features turned off. Besides, who's to say how accurate his clicks are!! If you're going to do a test, and claim one phone is better than the other (With the exception of the software not being final "disclaimer") you better make it as fair and even as possible. I'm not a Note fan, and I'm not planning on buying one, but this was a terrible idea. If you're going to do something, do it right.

31. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

My uncle owns galaxy note 3 and cheap lenovo smartphone with a mediatek processor.. And note 3 loses quite badly in terms of UI speed, opening albums, camera, etc That should give you an indication of how slow note series is.. It can't even keep up with a $180 smartphone XD

34. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Camera and Gallery are the two slowest thing on the older touchwiz. I would still take a Note 3 over most phones any day now.

50. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

TouchWiz: killing samsung phones since 2011.

37. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

moto g is pretty fast . watch this video in which s5 with its 801 chip lost to moto e with a dual core snapdragon 200 that is more than 8 times slower than 801.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6A35DcClk8

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I wouldn't really rely on this as this is not yet the final software build samsung will be using once it hits the stores

20. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Why would they display the not-final software for initial demo? It suppose to give a good impression on the first time so Samsung should put the final stable version for it to make proper introduction. Just wondering...

3. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

It's a common knowledge that Samsung's phone, contacts and messaging are inexcusably slow. Problem? Well, no. Go grab some third party apps..they're plentiful and often far better/ smoother/faster.

16. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

In short Samsung apps are so slow you will use third party apps to be better. Ergo, Samsung apps are bloats.

19. CLmaster

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

maybe, but that's the beauty of android, you can choose the best hardware and customize the software as you wish

21. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Like remove touchwiz on a Samsung phone with a locked bootloader.

23. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yes! +1 I cant believe with all this multi core processors Samsung cant still harness the power of their excellent(?) SOCs thru their apps. All they think is updating and updating never polishing what they have done

4. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

It's a common knowledge that Samsung's phone, contacts and messaging are inexcusably slow. Problem? Well, no. Go grab some third party apps..they're plentiful and often far better/ smoother/faster.

5. shinywindow unregistered

Slow news Sunday,

18. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

So is the Note 4

65. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

LMAO!! U should warn someone before u scalp them like that! DEAD! LOL

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