Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE A vs LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 specs comparison

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE A vs LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 specs comparison
A little over three months after it showed the world the Galaxy S5, Samsung is about to do it again. Boasting a 5.1-inch QHD display with a record-breaking pixel density (576ppi), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU, and 3GB of RAM, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A is the Galaxy S5 reborn. The new GS5 isn't bigger (its dimensions are same) or stronger (it's still made of plastic), but a whole lot faster for sure. It's a super-phone made for a country so obsessed with technology, it considers StarCraft a national sport. 

Yet, we've got a hunch that it won't be long before Samsung unleashes its supercharged GS5 on the rest of the world. After all, the threat from its South Korean rival, in the form of the fantastic LG G3, is very real. It's bigger than ever, in fact, as the phone has been outselling the GS5 since its launch, which is quite the precedent. What's even more dramatic is that this is merely the start of the battle. According to Korean media, LG is about to deliver a Snapdragon 805-powered LG G3 as soon as possible, while Samsung is working on a powerful and attractive Samsung Galaxy F. It's a war zone in there, so enjoy your Galaxy S5 or LG G3 while it's still on the bleeding edge.

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A vs LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

Display

Display size

5.1 inches
5.5 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

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

Pixel density

576 ppi
538 ppi
432 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

69.76 %
75.22 %
69.76 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
13 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/2.6"
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

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 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, WMV
MPEG4, H.263, H.264
MPEG4, H.264

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.1 megapixels
2.1 megapixels
2.1 megapixels

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
 
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 
Fingerprint (swipe)

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 450, 64-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm

GPU

Adreno 420
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

OS

Android (4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
3000 mAh
2800 mAh

Talk time

 
19.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

 
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Talk time (3G)

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

Stand-by time (3G)

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

Stand-by time (4G)

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

Music playback

 
 
67.00 hours

Video playback

 
 
13.00 hours

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29 Comments

1. AndroidStuff

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Respective to all factors still i would prefer LG G3 :)

2. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I'm in love with it, tbh. It makes the Oppo F7 look fat, and that's actually a gorgeous phone.

3. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Goodbye LG. Your moment of glory only lasted 1 week. It's Samsung's turn now as always.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note 3 can finally step down as the smartphone champion.

11. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

it was sitting down the whole time. I only use my note 3 for a WiFi hotspot when everyone is using the home WiFi. The G Pro 2 destroyed the note 3 and still does in my opinion.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol no it doesn't. Note 3 can out multitask the G Pro 2 any day.

19. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Lol his name says it all.! He has been given a 3rd degree torture and now his brain doesnt work properly. Forgive him please.!

4. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Great almost perfect device on paper, if not because of bad low light camera and design. Hopefully it would be available in my country with a price the same or just at most $50 more than the original S5. I am also looking forward onto the LG G3 SD805 variant.

15. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Just because everyone say samsung design ugly, in fact its such beautiful artistic device, faux leather just looks awesome on the gadget.

20. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

But not with that chicken pox or band aid like back! I've seen it myself and even though it is quite comfortable to hold, it still looks ugly! I prefer the note 3, and I don't think that design improves anything whatsoever.

5. Nath4N

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 19, 2014

Who cares about the S5 LTE-A? It will be available only in South Korea anyways. Let's wait fot the Galaxy F and then make comparisons.

7. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I agree with you.And if indeed the galaxy f have "real" metal body,then it will be a killer

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Latest S5 kills G3 in almost every department.

9. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Oh yes, it is also worth mentioning that This will likely follow last year S4 SD800 in terms of availability, plus, the Note 4 and the rumoured 'Galaxy F' are around the corner. But I will hope the best for the customer.

16. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Just because everyone say samsung design ugly, in fact its such beautiful artistic device, faux leather just looks awesome on the gadget.

21. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

You don't have to defend your beloved product twice, or do you?

10. greatoneiw

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

and here comes lg g pro 3

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

A blown up G3 that doesn't utilize the 3GB of RAM for multi tasking.

22. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

How can you frikkin' tell?

27. Nath4N

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 19, 2014

aliens

26. greatoneiw

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

hah ? what do u mean by that?

14. andhraking17

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

As how i guessed samsung did the same thing to s5 what it did with s4. first release a bit low spec model and within 2 months release another model with higher specs.

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is the successor to the S4 LTE-A, which came out two months after the S4. Do some research before dropping a hate comment.

23. andhraking17

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

thats what i'm saying. and it is u you who didn't understood what i'm saying. and it is not hateful comment. u r saying s5 lte-a is not at all s5 model. how can that be when it has the same design and almost same specs.

25. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I agree with smurf. S4 lte-A completed one year cycle now so this I'd the upgrade for s4 LTE-A

28. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

So he's right that he thinks this is completely unrelated to the S5 at all?

18. oueighteen95

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

I guess upgrading the battery wasn't on Samsung's to do list.

24. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

I would never sell my Note 3 for anything but Note 4.

29. bnick25

Posts: 38; Member since: May 05, 2013

For me lg g3 i want the bigger screen on a s5 body and loving the keyboard and looks

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