The LG G3
is finally here, and with it the battle for the user's attention has become even more fierce, and the choices in the store or online even more perplexing. That's why we are listing a brief specs comparison between three of the hottest current flagships - the G3, the One (M8)
, and the Note 3
- to help you pick and choose.
As you can see from the listed dimensions below, the largest of the bunch is the Note 3, which is much taller and wider even from the G3, despite the just 0.2" difference in screen diagonals. The most friendly for one-handed operation is the One (M8), chiefly on account of its rather narrow body, which is otherwise no less tall than the G3. Granted, the One (M8) has a much smaller display, compared to the other two, though HTC outfits the tall handset with two BoomSound stereo speakers, which is a fine tradeoff for the extra top and bottom bezel. The One (M8) also has the most premium design of the three, but doesn't sport a removable back cover like the G3 or the Note 3, so you can't swap the battery at will, if needed.
Speaking of displays, the G3 undoubtedly holds the palm of honor here, as it's the first smartphone from a major manufacturer to break the arbitrary 500ppi pixel
density barrier, thanks to a Quad HD panel with 538ppi. The increase in pixel density from the 1080p displays of the other two will likely only make a difference if you are perusing hieroglyphs, or watching 2K movies in their native resolution, but it still gives quite the bragging rights. Moreover, LG claims that it's display covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut, which should make for a very good color representation, something that can't be said for the Note 3 display, for instance.
When it comes to the silicon inside, only the Note 3 is left out of the Snapdragon 801 party, as it's outfitted with a Snapdragon 800 processor, but it can still record 4K video, and, frankly, the difference between the two processors will be negligible in real world usage. Note 3 has 3 GB of RAM, and the 32 GB version of the G3 sports as much, while the One (M8) makes do with 2 GB. All that jazz is backed up by a large 3200 mAh battery unit in the Note 3, a slightly smaller capacity 3000 mAh one in the G3, and a 2600 mAh in the One (M8). Note 3 and One (M8) have already proven that they have a great battery endurance with their respective pieces, so it's up to G3 to prove itself in our battery test now.
Last but not least, the One (M8) and the G3 both offer something unique in the camera department. HTC has the Duo Camera, which uses a second sensor/lens combo for added depth perception, while the G3 offers a 13 MP camera with optical image stabilization and laser-assisted autofocus. Note 3 doesn't have any bells and whistles accompanying its 13 MP shooter, but it has proven to be a consistent performer in our camera comparisons, and can produce 4K footage, just like its Snapdragon 801-laden competition. Which one of these would you prefer?