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.

Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.0 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
S-LCD 3
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

70.48 %
68.52 %
72.46 %

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

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992

Processor

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
Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 430
Adreno 418

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
32GB
32GB

OS

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
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), LG UX UI

Battery

Capacity

2550 mAh
2840 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

 
25.40 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
18.50 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)

Stand-by time

 
16.3 days (391 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
21.70 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
16.8 days (402 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 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 (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
20 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus)

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

5 MP
4 MP
8 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
5.86 x 3.00 x 0.39 inches (148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.54 oz (157.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.47 oz (155.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Splash; IPX3
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
 

Features

Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light
Notification light, Interchangeable covers
See the full Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 vs LG G4 specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.



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G4

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

8.5
  • Display 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow LG UX UI
Galaxy S6

PhoneArena Score:

9.3

User Score:

8.9
  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2550 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung TouchWiz UI
One M9

PhoneArena Score:

8.3

User Score:

9.1
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera) 4 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat HTC Sense UI

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