Call Quality


By far it’s the G Flex that offers the superior call quality, seeing that it consistently delivers voices that are clear and distinct with both the earpiece and speakerphone. On top of that, its volume output is incredibly loud too. As for the Note 3, crackling tones are evident through the earpiece at the loudest volume setting.

Battery


Power users will especially drool over by the long lasting battery life that we experience with them, as their high capacity batteries give us that “all day” battery life with heavy usage. After using the G Flex more, we notice that it’s able to give us more juice, but then again, we need to stress the fact that we’re using it with only 3G connectivity, as opposed to the more demanding LTE connection with the Note 3.

We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

hours Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
6h 8 min (Average)

Conclusion


We can’t deny the new innovations that accompany the LG G Flex, which makes it so impressive in many fronts. It’s obviously unique and very different in the space right now, seeing that no one else has really done it before, but at the end of the day, it’s a solid showcase device that shows us what is possible. In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, it’s a good rival, but doesn’t have enough of the practical “goodies” for power users.

There’s good reason why many believe that Sammy’s phablet is the one to beat, mainly due to the fact that it’s still a class ahead of everyone else in what it can do on any every day basis – to help us get through things, get the work at hand accomplished. Although it’s not perceived as a new or fresh feature, its S Pen stylus continues to bring forth new enhancements and functions that aid the overall smartphone experience. Additionally, it’s a true high-spec’d device in every single hardware category.

And then there’s the matter of pricing. Right now, if you’re to import the LG G Flex from South Korea, you’re going to need to fork over a whopping $940 out of your pockets. Certainly it’s a hefty tally, but it’s a warranted one because of the innovative qualities it brings to the table. Are they practical? Yes, but from a design and ergonomics vantage points. Conversely, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 can be purchased outright for $750 through many US carriers. It’s still expensive in terms of smartphone pricing, but its deeper and more meaningful offerings give it a more well-rounded finish.

The LG G Flex has the looks and cooler next-generation tech behind it, but at the end of the day, it’s the Note 3 that will appease a wider array of consumers at the moment with its outstanding and diverse software experience.

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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: 3297; 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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