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

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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!

Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.2 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

69.76 %
69.17 %
75.22 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, 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

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
16GB
32GB

OS

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)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2)

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
3200 mAh
3000 mAh

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
30.8 days (740 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

67.00 hours
120.00 hours
 

Video playback

13.00 hours
10.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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

Recording format

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

Features

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

Front

2.1 MP
2.2 MP
2.1 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.75 oz (163.0 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: Plastic
Back: Glass
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP58
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 
 
See the full Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 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
Galaxy S5

PhoneArena Score:

9.1

User Score:

9.3
  • 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

PhoneArena Score:

9.2

User Score:

9.0
  • 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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