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

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

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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

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)

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 Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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

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)

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)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page




Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3 vs HTC One (M8)

Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.5 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

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

Pixel density

515 ppi
538 ppi
441 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
S-LCD 3

Screen-to-body ratio

74.39 %
75.22 %
66.71 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
13 megapixels
4 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm

Second camera

 
 
4 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
 
Depth information

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, H.263, H.264
MPEG4

Features

Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light, Video sharing

Front

3.7 megapixels
2.1 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches (153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm)
5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)
5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
 
Splash; IP X3

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Notification light
 
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Mali-T760 MP6
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.3, 4.4), HTC Sense UI

Battery

Capacity

3220 mAh
3000 mAh
2600 mAh

Charging

Yes
 
Yes

Talk time

 
19.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)
20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 24 days (575 h)
 

Music playback

82.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

14.00 hours
 
 

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7 Comments

1. smarttechbadworld

Posts: 74; Member since: May 07, 2014

No :( I want 4gb of ram. I am going to cry now :'(

2. district11

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

KING !

3. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Though it looks almost same as note 3 ,but still it looks better than s5.

4. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lolwut? The specs are almost the same as the Note 3? Looks almost identical to the Note 3? Guess Samsung really lost their touch. And I don't regret getting the G3 instead of waiting for this...

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Not really. This has a QHD display, a 64 bit Exynos SoC or 32 Bit Snapdragon 805, a very decent upgrade from the 800 in the Note 3. The Note 3 has a 13 MP camera, this has a 16 MP camera with OIS. Only the RAM is the same.

5. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

that cpu

6. caesantos

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Haters are gonna hate... and I LOVE it!

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