Google Nexus 6 vs Google Nexus 5 vs LG G3: specs comparison battle

The Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 phablet is already here an and specs-wise it climbs to the very top of the smartphone food chain, next to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and a few other devices that have nothing to be ashamed of in the hardware department. Quite the contrary, the battle in the top-tier is getting more intense and decisive by the minute. 

Surely, the ginormous Nexus 6 is a pretty substantial improvement over its predecessor, the Google Nexus 5 standard-bearer, and only a few entries in the specs sheet have remained unaltered and unimproved. Thus, it is easily foreshadowing Google's 2013 flagship smartphone by a significant margin, as the Nexus 6 has been endowed with everything but the kitchen sink!

It can be seen without the shadow of a doubt that the Nexus 6 is a worthy successor to the LG-made Nexus 5, but how does it fare against yet another high-ranking Android warrior, the LG G3? We have all the prerequisites for a battle to the death at hand.

Let's see how things will unravel!

Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches

159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note4

Samsung Galaxy Note4

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)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches

159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note4

Samsung Galaxy Note4

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)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)



Display

Size

5.0 inches
5.5 inches
6.0 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.89 %
75.22 %
74.03 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084

Processor

Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 420

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
64GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2)
Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity

2300 mAh
3000 mAh
3220 mAh

Talk time

17.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)

Stand-by time

12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
13.8 days (330 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

 
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Music playback

60.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

 
 
10.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
13 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus, BSI sensor)
13 MP (OIS, Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 30.4 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264
 

Features

OIS, Video light
OIS
 

Front

1.3 MP
2.1 MP
2 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches (137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm)
5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)
6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 inches (159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm)

Weight

4.59 oz (130.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.26 oz (149.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.49 oz (184.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic
 

Resistance

 
 
Splash

Buyers information

Price

$ 399
 
 
See the full Google Nexus 5 vs LG G3 vs Google Nexus 6 specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.


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PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

9.5
  • Display 6.0 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3220 mAh
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Nexus 5

PhoneArena Score:

9.5

User Score:

9.4
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2300 mAh
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G3

PhoneArena Score:

9.2

User Score:

9.3
  • Display 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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