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

Display

Display size

5.2 inches
4.7 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

424 ppi
326 ppi
538 ppi

Technology

 
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

66.51 %
65.71 %
75.22 %

Colors

 
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

13 megapixels
8 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

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

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, HDR
Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Geo tagging

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

Features

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

Front

13 megapixels
1.2 megapixels
2.1 megapixels

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 oz (173 g)
4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water
 
 

IP certified

Yes
 
 

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
 

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

2 GB
1 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

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

Talk time

 
 
19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time

 
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

22.4 days (538 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)
 
23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 h)

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

 
10 hours
 

LTE

 
10 hours
 

Wi-Fi

 
11 hours
 

Music playback

 
50.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
11.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 3, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28
Bands 3, 7, 20

UMTS

850, 900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
 

Data

HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay
 

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
 
DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 849
 




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3 Comments

1. Rapha.194

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

This HTC is a Joke! Look at the size of the battery! NEVER BE A MARKET LEADER !!!!

2. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Look at Apple...

3. jeibal02

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

Exactly. "Market leader" does not mean anything when you can release 2012 technology to critical acclaim and false "Apple is better" articles in the tech world.

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