LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: specs comparison

LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: specs comparison
One thing is for sure: the LG G3 definitely arrived with a bang. The company's brand new flagship sure packs some seriously drool-worthy hardware, not to mention that it is all nestled within an attractive and, all things considered, compact body. And that's not even half of it.

We're, of course, referring mainly to that super-sharp, 1440 x 2560 (QHD) resolution IPS display, but we're also anxious to see how the G3's 13-megapixel camera with the company's new OIS+ stabilization tech, a two-tone flash, and a laser beam focus assist performs. Especially compared to its equally-solid rivals in Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Sony's Xperia Z2.

Indeed, the S5 and the Z2 are shaping up to be one of the G3's main adversaries in the eyes of the industry as a whole. Neither of the two have as an impressively-sounding display, sure, but they're chock-full on hardware features in other areas. The S5, for its part, touts a dedicated fingerprint sensor and a heart rate monitor, while the Z2 offers stereo speakers. The two are also dust and water-resistant -- a chink in the LG G3's armor.

So how do they compare on paper? It's neck-and-neck, we'll tell you that, but the differences are there. Take a look!

LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2

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Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.1 inches
5.2 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

75.22 %
69.76 %
69.17 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AB

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
16GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2800 mAh
3200 mAh

Talk time

19.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)

Stand-by time

22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)
 
30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 22 days (523 h)
 
 

Music playback

 
67.00 hours
120.00 hours

Video playback

 
13.00 hours
10.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus, BSI sensor)
16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
20.7 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)

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: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264
MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, 3GPP

Features

OIS
HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR

Front

2.1 MP
2.1 MP
2.2 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic
Back: Glass

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 58

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (swipe)
 

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 

Related phones

G3
  • 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
Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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