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

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.1 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

538 ppi
432 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

75.22 %
69.76 %
69.17 %

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

3 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB
16 GB

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 19 h (1141 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1141 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1141 min)

Stand-by time

22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 21 days (505 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (505 h)
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 21 days (505 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 
30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 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 megapixels
16 megapixels
20.7 megapixels

Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus
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

Optical image stabilization
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Front

2.1 megapixels
2.1 megapixels
2.2 megapixels

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 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 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
 

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20 Comments

1. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

The floodgates open!! Seriously PA posts like 10 articles bout a new phone till gsmarena posts one.

11. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Mkbhd on youtube already posted a hands on. His one looks like metal but is actually plastic :(

2. lee480 unregistered

Z2=G2>S5

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

G3 = S5 > Z2

14. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

jealous? where does the S5 exceed the Z2 other than the problematic fingerprint sensor which i hope they can fix and the heart rate monitor?

3. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

3k mAh >.

4. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Z2>G3>S5

5. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Z2 for me..

7. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Z2 and the G3 got my attention.

8. Adithya7184 unregistered

G3>S5>Z2

9. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I second that. g3>S5>m8>note 3>iphone5s >z2. LOL

10. FarmerStyle

Posts: 37; Member since: May 17, 2014

G3=Z2>M8>S5

12. Nokia1100user

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Nokia1100 > G3 = S5*Z3*M8 + (10000*5S)

13. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

LG has 3 Gb RAM in the 32 Gb version. Might want to correct that PhoneArena!

15. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Only for korean market

16. mohamedelallaqi

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 13, 2014

z2 and g3 is the best but i want waterprrof body and metal there i will buy z2

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LG G3 is beastin.

18. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

G3 = Z2 > S5 > M8 3000mah battery on 2k resolution screen kind of worries me though, I am afraid that battery life won't be that good. But let's see until reviews come. G3 and Z2 has no big dealbreaker features in them. S5 has that ugly, and cheap looking design M8 has 4MP camera

20. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I wouldn't care about the battery, the GPU will have a hard time pushing a QHD display, the G2 might even have better gaming onscreen performance than the G3.

19. Teeeyoo

Posts: 99; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Body for G3 Metal? Is this for real?correct me if im wrong...

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