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

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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.

Display

Size

4.0 inches
5.2 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

60.82 %
76.28 %
75.22 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
450 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

PowerVR G6430
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB, not expandable
32GB
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

1570 mAh
3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Talk time

 
34.30 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)

Stand-by time

10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
34.2 days (821 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)

Talk time (3G)

10.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
21.30 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
34.4 days (826 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
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

40.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

10.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Features

Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
OIS
OIS

Front

1.2 MP
2.1 MP
2.1 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)

Weight

3.95 oz (112.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.26 oz (149.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
 
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
 

Features

 
Notification light
 
See the full Apple iPhone 5s vs LG G2 vs LG G3 specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.

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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
iPhone 5s

PhoneArena Score:

9.3

User Score:

8.6
  • Display 4.0 inches 1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1570 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
G2

PhoneArena Score:

9.4

User Score:

9.2
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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