LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: vote for the better phone

And here we are, ready for yet another face-off on the pages of PhoneArena that's going to determine the future of the galaxy. Well, not really, though we wouldn't be surprised if things get especially heated in the comments; after all, we're pitting two of the most popular flagships against each other here: the LG G3 and the Samsung Galaxy S5...
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99 Comments

11. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah it takes better shots otherwise, but I can't take pics in 16:9. 4:3 has so much larger field of view.

13. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I agree with you on that front.

21. maherk

Posts: 6756; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Gsmarena proved the opposite. The G3 came as a winner In only one department which was the screen, just because it is a qhd display, the S5 had the better color accuracy and of course outdoor visibility. Camera, battery, performance, UI, and connectivity all went to the S5. Multimedia and design(gsmarena regards the S5 as one of the easiest phones to comfortably hold) was a tie. p.s: we all know how these polls work, Smasung and Apple tend to generate the most hate of butthurt trolls on this site, oh and just for the record, S5's camera came on top of the blind camera polls, not just once, not even twice, but for 3 straight times.

43. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

That gsmarena comparison where they rule out g3's screen is better really pissed me off. How unprofessional statement was that! I agree on the butthurt haters part too +1

77. ERIK05

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

i disagree with your butthurt statement. I come from a gs3 which i loved until it became riddled with bugs ( 2nd handset) i had very high hopes for the next s series phones but was very dissappointed by the what the s4 and s4 offered. it seems like the gs3 had set the bar too high. i got me a g3 and so far i love it . we all know that lg hasnt brough the best phones out there, but the g2 seemed pretty good and the g3 its way better. you failed to bring into account the actual screen size, its the size of the screen on the note 2!!!, plus if you compare the size to the screen on the note 3 the difference is minimal but the size difference of the handset is huge! another thing that you didnt take into account is the lazer autofocus, which is very handy for casual users. also, the selfie shutter is also great, yes....i've taken a few selfies, so what.....

70. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Lol my votes were all the exact opposite of yours...

4. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

are u kidding? G3 win by miles

8. Busyboy unregistered

Post one with the Z2 vs S5, that would be one hell of a war in comments for sure

9. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I had a S5 and it turned me on to the water resistant phones, then moved to a z1 and now a z2. The z2 may be one of the best phones I've ever owned.

69. drkarim

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

z2 better than s5 in which department please?

71. Busyboy unregistered

Lots of things. Battery life, display and camera (both arguable), build quality and durability, more RAM, speakers, etc. I could go on

93. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

the s5 destroy the z2 in both display & camera.. see phonearena camera blind test and gsmarena camera shootout.. while it has stereo speakers the quality of the z2 speakers not better than the s5 and the s5 speaker is much louder.. lots reviewer including PA , gsmarena & pocketnow claim that.. try harder next time noob.. sony fanboy really a noob..

95. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Regardless of your quarreling, I'd like to point out that louder doesn't automatically means better. Try harder next time troll.

14. ıtalıan unregistered

g3 is best of the world now :)

41. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

*in the little fanboy world :)

78. ERIK05

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

yes indeed, obviously the s5 prime and the z3 might overshadow it but its too late for them, because g3s are selling like pancakes, hopefully lg keeps up the trend in coming up with top tier phones

16. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

With zero down at bb it's hard to argue with the awesomeness of the G3

19. Amir1 unregistered

z2>g3>oppo 7>s5. enough said.

22. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

G3=s5=oppo 7>>z2

26. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

oh sony fanboys I cant imagine funny world without you lol

20. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

s5 is better in every way and note 3 is better than both

27. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

yes for example s5 has more dimples than g3 lol

24. ydl08

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

I vote for Galaxy cuz i never used an LG before I doubt all the people who voted for the G3 even tried them Just Galaxy haters

50. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Nope, just personal preference.

29. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Design - LG G3. It may be physically bigger, but the rear mounted buttons make all the difference, since that also changes how you grip the phone, and makes it feel smaller in the hand. That's not to say Samsung's new soft-touch back isn't an improvement, but other than that they've been very conservative in their design, even sticking to their reversed button layout. Display - LG G3. Bigger is better, and the G3 screen is not only bigger, but higher resolution too. SAMOLED fans can get back to me when there's a 5.5 inch QHD SAMOLED screen. Interface - LG G3. They're both loaded with features that might otherwise be known as bloat. For me, it comes down to two things. One: a 5 inch screen is too large to use a 4x4 icon grid on the home screens the way Samsung does. LG uses 5x5, which makes sense on a 5+ inch display. Two: KnockON, given that it's a feature everyone except Samsung is ripping off. They might want to think about doing so. Gamera - LG G3. Lasers. 'nuff said. Other than that interesting and innovative feature, it's really too close to call, but that's why innovation matters, doesn't it? Asterisk: It's fair that the next Galaxy Note will probably one-up the G3 in at least a couple of areas.

40. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Display-Yeah bigger is better, what type of "techie" guy you are huh.

46. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Bigger display = better. Bigger hard drives tend to be better too. bigger batteries = better. Bigger SSDs are better. Bigger RAM is better. Bigger egos tend to help too. :D

51. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The QHD on the G3 doesn't look... how it should. You can definitely notice over sharpening on images and icons. I was going to buy one but held off for either the iPhone 6 or Note 4.

65. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Only with SmartGothic. Try changing the font.

79. ERIK05

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

yup, it was a bit dissapointing, I still went for it, its the best option to this date. and the next one to beat it will be the s5 prime( arguably) and the top phone of the year will be the note 4. with the way the pixels work on samsung phones, there will be no oversharpening issue for sure because the pixel pattern is different
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