LG G3: the best alternatives

LG G3: the best alternatives
The LG G3 has gone official, and with it the choice of the best smartphone for the season has become even harder. With every major manufacturer now having unique and spec'd-out handsets, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to navigate through the maze of marketing terminology, plethora of different design concepts, and distinct user interfaces. 

That is why we are listing the main competitors of the LG G3 below, so you can gauge what are you alternatives better, as all of these are already available for purchase, while the G3 launches tomorrow in its homeland, with the global rollout shortly after. At first brush, the G3 has no direct competition, as it is the only flagship from a major manufacturer that flaunts a Quad HD display, bringing the insane 1440x2560 pixels of resolution down to the smartphone realm. Unless you are using it to read hieroglyphs, or watch 2K movies on a regular basis, however, 1080p displays are a pretty good alternative, and that's what those in the list sport. 

With all this in mind, it’s time to sum up the best alternatives to the new LG G3, and it’s up to you to decide which one to get. Take a look below, and let us know your thoughts on all these handsets, and how they compare to the G3.

Related phones

  • 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)



1. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

there are no other alternatives. G3 FTW!

14. alaw.14

Posts: 427; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

what about nexus 5 and oneplus one.

18. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

oneplus one? that imaginary phone? :)))))

2. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I am excited what LG can do next. Now, they have a design language of their own, not trying to be like Samsung, at least in the design apartment.

3. wilsong17 unregistered

really why are they copying samsung lol

6. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

They did it a lot in the past, really.

19. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

copying? everybody copies! it's competition dude, everybody copies, just like in fastfood chains and restaurant, fighting and finding about the best recipe of fried chicken and how it is presented before serving to people....

20. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Well, I meant i am just happy they found their own ways. I don't really care about copying anyway. Always appreciate what is good

4. wilsong17 unregistered

waiting for the note 4 the only thing i will buy from lg s the lg tone headphones they have amazing battery life

5. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Lumia 930..

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

We dont need it salesman, try another door.

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Superb Sexy Stunning Slick Phone, immensely let down by the platform

10. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

But WP8.1 is just fine ..

11. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013


15. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

The platform is certainly as good as if not better and more feature rich and open than ios ...so it deserves to be mentioned since there is an iphone....even the 1520 should be mentioned as well Both the 930 and 1520 r miles better than the i5s and no one can deny it

8. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Note 3- I'd choose G3 even though N3 is still boss Z2- That's really tough but G3 cause I can't stand Xperia UI S5- Love it more than most folks but G3 M8- Camera ruined it for me, but bless boomsound.G3 I5- Seriously? The G3 destroys the IPhone in every last way. GP2- Nope. G3 is of course the best LG flagship G2- G3 for obvious reasons OF7- It's aight, but I don't trust OPPO enough yet for support and updates and and such.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I have a G2 and in terms of design i still prefer G2 over G3. In terms of what G3 is offering i think i will stick with G2 not much of an upgrade maybe until i see what Sony will offer with Z3 or maybe even G4. So if LG is listening please incorporate a double front speakers like the ones in HTC one M8 in your next flagship, the speaker department is the one area you need to improve more on.

13. richardraji

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

where is the lumia 930

16. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Another epic fail by phonearena.. no mention of the lumia 930 and the lumia 1520 and they have brought the i5s to the list even though both devices r miles better in every aspect compared to the i5s. If They wouldn't have mentioned the i5s, it would have been implied that it's android flagships comparison. Btw,They r actually better than the G3 in some aspects like the camera ofc, the camera UI, built in wireless charging, dolby audio recording and dolby headphone, HAAC and sensor core (fitness processor like M7 in i5s) so they deserve to bw mentioned. And please don't get me started about the platform, WP8.1 has brought the platform to be neck and neck with other the two platforms if not better in some aspects. I stand at equal distances to all the three platforms since I own a lumia 920, a galaxy note 10.1 and an ipod touch. P.S the G3 is the star of the season so far and the best well-rounded smartphone across the three platforms. Let's hope lg would complete the whole thing with a better support, it would be such a shame really that after all this hype a low end lumia 630 would have a better support. (Cough cough, the lumia 620 received numerous updates and have a year of updates to spare while the optimus G which was launched and released around that of the 620 have received only one update and only in some parts in the world and probably would not receive any more)

17. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Around the same time of the 620*

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