LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9: specs comparison


After numerous official snippets of info, LG finally showed its hand and revealed its brand new flagship, the G4, a phone that will hopefully repeat the success of the LG G3 and help LG solidify its status as one of the leading global smartphone slingers.

Just as you might imagine, LG will have to battle pretty fiercely with its competitors. Of course, we are talking about two of the more prominent rivals on the Android scene - Samsung and HTC. The latter already released their flagships for the rest of the year, the Galaxy S6, the S6 edge, and the HTC One M9. 

Well, all of these phones are pretty solid improvements over their predecessors, although One M9's supremacy over its predecessor is arguable.  is a much better phone than the M8, but we digress. Here's how the LG G4 fares against its noteworthy rivals - the Galaxy S6 and the One M9.

LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9

Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.1 inches
5.0 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
S-LCD 3

Screen-to-body

72.46 %
70.48 %
68.52 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Features

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 808 MSM8992
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor

Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 418
Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 430

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
128GB, not expandable
32GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), LG UX UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), HTC Sense UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2550 mAh
2840 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

18.50 hours
the average is 19 h (1116 min)
 
25.40 hours
the average is 19 h (1116 min)

Stand-by time

 
 
16.3 days (391 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1381 min)
21.70 hours
the average is 23 h (1381 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
16.8 days (402 hours)
the average is 27 days (645 h)

Internet use

 
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
 

Music playback

 
57.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
13.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP
16 MP
20 MP

Features

OIS, Laser autofocus
OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 27.8 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.2 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features

OIS, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling

Front

8 MP
5 MP
4 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.86 x 3.00 x 0.39 inches (148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm)
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
5.69 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches (144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm)

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)
5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

 
 
Splash; IP X3

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

Notification light, Interchangeable covers
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light



FEATURED VIDEO

17 Comments

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I just had a good hands on with the M9 and it's laughable. LG would have to pull a Htc level of a choke job to not make a better phone.

14. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

The LG G4 performance benchmark results are in and they are not stellar http://blog.gsmarena.com/lg-g4-performance-benchmark-results/

10. Hyperreal

Posts: 363; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Bigger than g3, ddr3 ram, s808 for 2k screen, and ugly. Big NO.

9. amanjain1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

can any1 tell me how 808 performs compared to exynos nd 810..

13. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Almighty Exynos 7420 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>SD810>SD808

8. amanjain1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

disappointed..i didn buy s6 edge coz i heard ppl saying lg is better.But y ddr3 ram n no 810...i can do without fingerprint scanner...but when i buy aphone i use it for 3+ years..no way m gonna compromise on specs..

7. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

LPDDR3 RAM? srsly? Come on .. this is 2015!

6. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

For me S6 is best overall G4 on second but htc can't make it this year Still waiting for sony

4. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Sorry, but Samsung takes thr cake this year. Though the LG is better than HTC's offering this year.

5. gaming64 unregistered

You miss out a lot of things. You havent seen the live stream so your judgement is useless.

12. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Someone pls ban this bot.

17. iushnt

Posts: 3182; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

And you missed the live stream of s6../note 4

11. Hyperreal

Posts: 363; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Sorry byt this thing beats htc only in camera. S808, plastic with leather, ddr3 ram, bigger than g3, speaker on back - fail.

2. gaming64 unregistered

This phone's a part of me it blows the competition away from me This phone's part of me now Never gonna get back to iPhones.

1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Lg doesn't looks like a 2015 Q2 flagship.

3. QWERTYslider unregistered

WHERE ARE YOU GETTING THESE DIMENSIONS FROM SINCE THE LG SITE DOES NOT HAVE THEM ????

16. AnTuTu

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

S6 > M9 > G4 > iPhone 6 plus > iPhone 6.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless