Interface and Functionality


It’s crazy how the two respective customized Android experiences look and perform very close to one another, but at the end of the day, we feel as though that there’s slightly more depth with the Note 3’s enhanced TouchWiz Nature UX experience. Well, the customized Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean experience of the G Flex is pretty good too, but it just doesn’t have the same arsenal of note-taking functions. Most importantly, there are also some notable features, like the various Air Gestures and View functions, that aren’t replicated by the G Flex’s experience.


Surprisingly, multi-tasking is handled in nearly the same capacity with these two, seeing that their respective Multi-Window and Dual-Window features give us the ability to simultaneously use two apps.Even their notifications panels complement one another. From the secondary set of features we’re given with various notifications, to being able to access several different connectivity functions from it, they’re both equal with their arsenal.
For the productivity focused users out there, the G Flex and Note 3 are preloaded with Polaris Office 5 to give us something to work with on the road. However, the Note 3’s S Pen stylus and accompanying note-centric apps is more ideal and encompassing to appease hardened users who prefer a tasetful paper and pen experience.

Processor and Memory


It’s all about Qualcomm’s piece of silicone under the hoods of both these beasts, which means they handle almost anything we dish at them. Powered by the same chipset, a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU coupled with the Adreno 330 GPU, they’re only separated by the amount of RAM they’re complemented with – 2GB with the G Flex, and 3GB with Sammy’s offering. Between them, there’s more of a snappy performance with the G Flex.
Packing an ample 32GB of internal storage with the two competitors, it’s the Note 3 that’s able to supplement its capacity thanks to its available microSD card slot.

AnTuTu Higher is better
LG G Flex 36180
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 31543
GFXBench Egypt HD 2.5 onscreen (fps) Higher is better
LG G Flex 54
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 54
Vellamo Metal Higher is better
LG G Flex 1229
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 1214
Vellamo HTML 5 Higher is better
LG G Flex 2971
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 2766

Internet and Connectivity


Let’s not argue that they can handle even the most complex of web pages with their browsers, but again we see the usefulness found with the Note 3. Yes, they feature fast page loads via LTE, instantaneous page rendering, and buttery navigational controls, however, the Note 3 continues to show its more comprehensive features set. They include being able to scroll vertically with our eyes, precise selection via its S Pen, and the zoomed view when we hover our finger over the display.

Well, there’s nothing too surprising here, especially they’re highly prized things – meaning, they’re armed with the same set of connectivity features. They consist of LTE, aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, NFC, and IR blasters.

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40 Comments

1. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

Is it really necessary? Yes, G Flex may be better in flexibility and appearance. But, it seriously can't match the beastly performance of Note 3..

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Performance? How exactly is the G Flex lacking in performance? They have the exact same SoC, but the G Flex has a lower resolution display, so in terms of GPU performance it should be much better than the Note 3.

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Both are so powerful, you really cannot see the difference really.

11. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

@ihavenoname 1 GB And 0.1 GHz do make a difference, though negligible.. Comparing it Specs wise.. Otherwise both iPhone 5S and Note 3 are powerful.. Why would you choose Note 3 there?

9. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

@Berzerk Same? Exact same, eh? 2.2 GHz vs 2.3 GHz? 2 GB RAM vs 3 GB RAM? More at #PhoneArenaCompare

13. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It's actually 2.26 GHz. 0.04 GHz is negligible, it's less than a 2% increase. The Note does have more RAM, but the Note 3 also has a much more RAM consuming OS overlay, so the average amount of *available* RAM is roughly the same, depending on your usage. Something that isn't negligible or dependent on software is the resolution. The Note 3 has 225% more pixels than the LG G Flex, which gives the G Flex the advantage in overall smoothness by having (theoretically) 2.25x the frame rate of the Note 3, which is a MUCH bigger difference than the

14. MANGUELPR unregistered

First 3Gb of RAM means capacity of apps open at same time not to be faster. Second G FLex won every Benchmark they make and in Antutu won for more than 5k points. Third the memory clock in the note and the cas sux theyr slow as hell. Four G Flex won is more innovative and had better build quality.

16. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

Yeah, you got me there. The performance will be much more greater with stock Android..

27. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Thete is no comparison between the two... both are different catagory.. it is like comparing apples with bananas.. why not compare red apple with a green apple?

2. gamblor77

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Seems like a real stretch to have the Flex win any of the comparisons and the battery comparison shows that. The fact that LG is using 3g and the Note 3 is using LTE is ridiculous. If they were both using the same connectivity the Note 3 wins it hands down every time.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

G FLex needs to bring more flex-ness to beat Note 3.

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I'll take the Note 3, thank you, better size, better use of phablet space, better build (search for "LG G2 after a month") better screen resolution, faster updates, larger commnity, more tolarable warranty service, S-Pen, multi-window, better grip.

12. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Exactly, I would add better software and overall experience. Also if anyone cares Samsung has much much better brand image and satisfaction.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'd prefer the G Flex.

26. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

You can't afford neither so don't worry about it.

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Note 3 all day everyday 365 days in a year.

10. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Note 3...... :p

33. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

G Flex any day every day 365 days a year and 366 days with leap year.

15. MANGUELPR unregistered

G Flex anyday, better build quality, innovative, better performance, hardware (RAM Speed) & better UI.

17. Ezio2000

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Of course g flex coz better battery better voice out put better software in my opinion but not better update and its self healing back and flexible display and...

18. mikelemon

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Sexy Flex

19. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

lg SEEMS like they copy samsung's devices always. I wonder if it was #cr@pple how many courtrooms could have been under fire

22. MANGUELPR unregistered

Do your research, LG Prada K850 06-07 and LG Chocolate 05-06, thats where iphone came from and galaxy series too. Apple and LG also when to court because the iphones is a copy of the Prada alsovsamsung copy LG in 2008 with Galaxy and F series.

20. GeekMovement unregistered

Call me a crazy clean freak, but I'm loving the s-pen and not getting fingerprints all over the screen of my device (for constant cleaning/wiping). I use it for almost everything that is compatible with the s-pen (cuz some games apparently don't work with the s-pen on my note 2). I'm so attached to the s-pen that I don't know if I can grab a phone without one now.

21. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

G Flex for me. I want to charge my phone while I'm sleeping without burning down my house.

23. ialex123

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Nice article. G flex comes with nice features and look. I came across the news from gadgetride.com , Also, the LG has just released the new big screen smartphone but it has snapdragon 600..

24. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

G Flex it is .

25. MAG33

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

Flexxxx

28. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Nvm. Just saw the date on this. :S

29. ialex123

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Nice article. Also, i came cross the article from gadgetride.com about Iphone 5s Vs HTC. Both are nice devices.

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