HTC Desire Eye vs Apple iPhone 6 vs LG G3: specs comparison

HTC Desire Eye vs Apple iPhone 6 vs LG G3: specs comparison
There's only one thing the HTC Desire Eye, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, and LG G3 all have in common - they are some of this year's most interesting smartphones. Otherwise, they are pretty different. Here's the HTC Desire Eye - if you look at it as a souped-up HTC One (M8) with a larger screen and much better cameras, it makes plenty of sense. But describing it this way would be so prosaic! This is the first all-out "selfie phone" - one that captures your smiling mug in the glory of a full 13MP resolution photo taken through its front camera. You can print a full-size billboard with your face on it!

The Apple iPhone 6 is still the aluminum-clad charmer the iPhone has been since its fourth generation. Only this time, it's grown bigger and meaner - it has a 64-bit processor and a 4.7-inch display which doesn't seem much compared to Desire Eye's 5.2-inch, or the LG G3's 5.5-inch diagonals, but it's still enough screen real estate to excite every iPhone 5/5s upgrader out there.

And what about the LG G3? The South Korean spec monster won't stop rearing its head anytime soon, thanks to its combination of fast hardware, mind-blowingly sharp 5.5-inch QHD display, and efficient, palm-friendly design. Once you see it, you cannot not remember it. It's one of the best Android phones to have come out this year, and a well-deserved breakout success for LG.

Have you chosen a favorite already? Good! Onto the spec showdown...

HTC Desire EYE vs Apple iPhone 6 vs LG G3

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Display

Size

5.2 inches
4.7 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

 
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

66.51 %
65.71 %
75.22 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Apple A8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC

Processor

Quad-core, 2300 MHz
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Yes
PowerVR GX6450
Adreno 330

RAM

2GB
1GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16GB
128GB, not expandable
32GB

OS

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4), HTC Sense UI
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2)

Battery

Capacity

2400 mAh
1810 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 
 

Talk time

 
 
19.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)

Stand-by time

 
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

22.4 days (538 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)
 
23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 22 days (523 h)

Internet use

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

Music playback

 
50.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
11.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)
13 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Features

Video calling
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS

Front

13 MP
1.2 MP
2.1 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

5.97 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm)
5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)

Weight

5.43 oz (154 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water; Yes
 
 

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

Notification light
 
 

Shopping information

MSRP

 
$ 849
 




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  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
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  • Hardware Apple A8, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1810 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
G3
  • 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
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Desire EYE
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    13 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2400 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
    HTC Sense UI

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