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.

Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.5 inches
5.1 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

69.76 %
75.22 %
69.76 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, 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 MSM8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 420

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
3000 mAh
2800 mAh

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 16 h (968 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 16 h (968 min)
 

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
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

67.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

13.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
13 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus, BSI sensor)
16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)

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

Video recording

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

Recording format

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

Features

HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS
HDR, EIS

Front

2.1 MP
2.1 MP
2.1 MP

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 (145.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.26 oz (149.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 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, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 
Touch sensitive control keys

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    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
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G3
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
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