Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3 vs HTC One (M8): specs face-off

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Samsung has finally unveiled its latest and greatest – the Galaxy Note 4, its newest S-Pen-toting knight. As usual with the Note series, its most recent member is pretty capable in the hardware department and will surely chew through almost any other phone you can throw at it, at least in terms of raw power. Some may argue that specs are not everything, but it's always good to be ahead of the curve, right?

So, being the geeks we are, we decided to see how the Galaxy Note 4 fares against the competition's finest, at least on paper, of course. Thus, we pitted it against another beastly device (both size- and specs-wise), LG's popular flagman, the G3. It's also one of the few other devices on the market that employ a Quad HD display, though due to its smaller display size, LG's offering boasts a higher pixel density. But what about the rest of the specs?

Another worthy Samsung rival, HTC, has been pretty mum over the past few months, as it has not yet adopted the 6-month update cycle most of its contenders have already undertaken. The maker's most power-laden smartphone remains the metal-clad One (M8) flagship. It's usually lauded for design and user experience, but how does its specs sheet fare against the one of the Note 4?

Let's find out!

Samsung Galaxy Note4
Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

LG G3
Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

HTC One (M8)
Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note4
Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

LG G3
Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

HTC One (M8)
Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

See the full Samsung Galaxy Note4 vs LG G3 vs HTC One (M8) size comparison or compare them to other phones using our Size Comparison tool.



Display
Size
5.0 inches
5.5 inches
5.7 inches
Technology
S-LCD 3
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body
66.71 %
75.22 %
74.39 %
Features
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433 (20 nm)
Processor
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
GPU
Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Mali-T760 MP6
RAM
2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
32GB
32GB
32GB
OS
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.3, 4.4), HTC Sense UI
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), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Battery
Capacity
2600 mAh
3000 mAh
3220 mAh
Charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Talk time
 
19.00 hours
the average is 3 h (180 min)
 
Stand-by time
 
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 3 days (72 h)
 
Talk time (3G)
20.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
Stand-by time (3G)
20.7 days (496 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
 
 
82.00 hours
Video playback
 
 
14.00 hours
Camera
Rear
Dual camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
4 MP (Autofocus)
13 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm
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
Second camera
4 MP (Depth information)
 
 
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
Recording format
 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264
 
Features
HDR, Video light, Video sharing
OIS
OIS, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Front
5 MP
2.1 MP
3.7 MP
Video capture
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
Design
Dimensions
5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)
5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)
6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches (153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm)
Weight
5.64 oz (160.0 g)
the average is 5.8 oz (165 g)
5.26 oz (149.0 g)
the average is 5.8 oz (165 g)
6.21 oz (176.0 g)
the average is 5.8 oz (165 g)
Materials
Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Resistance
Splash; IPX3
 
 
Biometrics
 
 
Fingerprint (swipe)
Features
 
 
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
See the full HTC One (M8) vs LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note4 specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.

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