Reader's choice: LG G3 outscores Samsung Galaxy S5

Reader's choice: LG G3 outscores Samsung Galaxy S5

With so many high-end smartphones out there, it's impossible for us to avoid comparing them on a whole bunch of different levels. We've made detailed comparisons, specs comparisons, and what not, but one thing we didn't have until recently was a dedicated "reader's choice" comparison, where our users could step into our shoes and vote for the handsets they think are superior in comparison with their rivals. Well, we recently put up such a comparison featuring Samsung's Galaxy S5 and HTC's One (M8), and guess what - you ruled that the One (M8) deserves to grab the win.

Last week, we had a similar comparison, but this time, it was the LG G3 that challenged the Galaxy S5. Once again, our readers were given the opportunity to vote for the phone they think is superior in each of the following categories: Design, Display, Interface and functionality, and Camera. Well, it wouldn't be an overstatement if we say that the G3 has scored a rather definitive victory over its rival, as it has managed to gain a significant lead with a total of 9286 votes, versus the Galaxy S5's 5051.

Interestingly, the Galaxy S5 was simply crushed in the Design department, where the G3 grabbed a cool 78% of the votes. Well, we guess it's high time for Samsung to shake things up, but then again, we've been saying this for quite some time now. Moving on to Display, the LG G3 once again comes out on top in a convincing manner, snatching 60% of the votes. The Galaxy S5 relies on a vivid AMOLED display, but this technology also has a number of downfalls, such as its inaccurate color reproduction, and this has probably what made most users opt for the G3's more-believable screen appearance. Who knows, users might have also preferred the larger-than-life, 5.5" size of the G3's display, in comparison to the Galaxy S5's still-generous 5.1" panel.

Another clear victory for the LG G3 is found in the User experience portion of the comparison, where LG's handset has almost 67% of the votes. Both companies have gone for a more simplistic and flatter approach to software interface development, but LG's offering seems to appeal more to our readers. Exactly why this is, we don't know, but feel free to let us know why you prefer one UI over the other in the comments below!

Finally, both handsets were really neck and neck in the Camera part, but at the end, the LG G3 won with 50.68% versus 49.32% for the Samsung Galaxy S5. From a total of 3431 votes in the Camera section, just 47 votes have managed to separate the two and grant the G3 a narrow victory, though it'd be safe to say the contenders are pretty much equal in this department.

Check out the exact numbers in the gallery below, and let us know if you agree with the results in the comments!

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G3
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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59 Comments

1. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

normal results.. g3 is new device compared to s5 so its attractive to ppl.

3. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

S5 is also not that old.. so lol

8. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

you know in that market even 1 month is long time

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I can say Sammy haters. S5 should be up at least in camera and display.

16. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

yes right

65. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

S5 IS STILL MUCH BETTER THAN G3 Simply the iboys manipulated the poll with their votes. And PA know, and expected that. Don't be naïve. The iboys are all over here to fight with Samsung. LOL

66. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Yes it's all a big conspiracy against Samsung! I really hope you don't actually believe what you type sometimes as it sounds totally ridiculous.

71. naittosan

Posts: 239; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Anything to use as an excuse to save Samsung

69. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

I thought PA full of samsung fans like you

74. babyboy14622

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

you mad bro!!!

50. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

The Lg G3 has an awesome screen plus it has a pefect camera, exactly like the S5, but there is something in it that is different anyway...

61. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

You must ask PA HOW THEY COULD PROVE, THAT THE IBOYS ARE NOT VOTING on this poll. I'm sure that PA know very well that the iboys vote on every poll against Samsung, but close their eyes , BECAUSE THAT'S THEIR POINT with those polls. Samsung bashing must go on. Right. Now they hide behind the dirty trick: "Once again, our readers were given the opportunity to vote for the phone they think is superior " ROTFL

2. Qbancelli

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 11, 2010

It is newer and better.

62. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

No. It's NOT. Simply the iboys manipulated the poll with their votes.

4. hateftotti

Posts: 223; Member since: May 03, 2011

G3 is a great phone but in these kind of polls all of the haters will vote against samsung devices. Remember that poll about S5 and HTC One M8 when S5 outscored by M8 in camera part which was funny!

42. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The truth has been spoken.

57. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Cause Samsung is better than LG?

5. YodhaMali

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Design - G3 Display - S5 UI - S5 Camera - S5 Battery - S5 S5 - 4; G3 - 1.

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Same here, but I like G3 UI better.

9. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

agree except ui.

31. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

And the charging...my GS5 literally charges 10% in 10 minutes..it's noticeably faster than the G3

36. Japultra

Posts: 132; Member since: May 16, 2014

PhoneArena says G3 charge is much faster than S5. I get about 10% in 10 minutes as well on the G3 (and the G3 has a larger battery so it has more battery to charge)

39. Urosz

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

g3 have better camera zedomax did good comparison

63. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Who???

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Otherwise I agree with other voters but GS5 has much better display. Resolution and size are not everything.

30. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

That it does, the LG's screen is washed out compared to the beautiful display of the GS5!

45. thunder18

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

You can easily adjust the contrast of the G3's screen. It's in the accessibility menu. Just check XDA-developers. With that being said, no LCD is going to match the contrast levels of an AMOLED display. That's just a fact as an LCD can't completely turn off it's light source to display true black.

33. Japultra

Posts: 132; Member since: May 16, 2014

Some people prefer natural, accurate colours over saturated colours.

64. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

So GS5 will give it to them, too

14. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 is overrated!

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