LG G3 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs LG G2: specs comparison

LG G3 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs LG G2: specs comparison
LG has finally officially taken the cover off the G3, the first phone with a Quad HD (2560 x 1440-pixel) screen. After countless leaks and rumors, we now know all the specifications and technical details about the LG G3, and it’s time to compare it against one of its top competitors, the Apple iPhone 5s.

The two are vastly different: the G3 with its large, 5.5-inch display represents the modern, 2014 device, large and perfectly prepared for your web and media consumption needs, while the iPhone represents a more pocketable format, easier to use on the go and single-handedly.

Apart from the obvious difference in resolutions, you can see what is it under the hood that makes each of the two tick.

In this specs comparison, we have also included the LG G2, LG’s last year’s flagship, to show you how the G3 has evolved from it. Take a look below.

LG G3 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs LG G2

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
4.0 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
640 x 1136 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

538 ppi
326 ppi
423 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

75.22 %
60.82 %
76.28 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
450 cd/m2 (nit)

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Apple A7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Adreno 330
PowerVR G6430
Adreno 330

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
1 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB, not expandable
32 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.2.2)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
1570 mAh
3000 mAh

Talk time

19.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1117 min)
 
34.30 hours
the average is 19 h (1117 min)

Stand-by time

22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
34.2 days (821 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)
21.30 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 
34.4 days (826 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
 
 

Music playback

 
40.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
10.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
8 megapixels
13 megapixels

Features

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

Specifications

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

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264
 
 

Features

Optical image stabilization
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization

Front

2.1 megapixels
1.2 megapixels
2.1 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches (138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm)

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum
 

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

 
 
Notification light

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7 Comments

1. coldfire

Posts: 8; Member since: May 06, 2014

G3 just kills the competition.......

2. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I wonder if Apple will still continue with that 326 ppi screen resolution now that phones are crossing the 500 ppi mark.

4. Sauce unregistered

A screen is a screen. You and a ton more people act as anything below 400 is bad lmao. You can't even tell the difference. Look whos getting targeting by these companies lol. Can you say, placebo effect?

3. alaw.14

Posts: 427; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Iphone 5s cant even beat lg g2 this is unfair.

5. Sauce unregistered

The same thing will happen when the iPhone 6 comes out. Itll blow all the "competition" out of the water, just like every phone does that is the most recent. Its a never ending cycle of phones being the best.

6. alaw.14

Posts: 427; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

You mean the galaxy note 4 right???

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

G3 kills em all rite now, but September approaches.

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