Samsung Galaxy Note Edge vs LG G3
The potent hardware and the 3,686,400 pixels aboard both devices mean that their batteries have some tough time ahead of them.
Galaxy Note 4 and its 3,220mAh battery already scored a rather impressive result in our custom battery test (surviving for 8 hours and 43 minutes), making it the second longest-lasting Quad HD device at the moment. The Note Edge has the same hardware insides, yet it sports a smaller battery (3,000mAh), and this paves the way for a big gap between the battery life performances of these Samsung devices. The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge scored 7 hours and 8 minutes in our battery test, which is a good result for a Quad HD handset. On the other hand, the LG G3 scored 6 hours and 14 minutes, which is not a bad result, but generally fails to impress in comparison with the newer crop of Quad HD handsets that we've tested.
There you have it, almost all of the bad and the good concerning the first QHD monster that broke cover, the LG G3, and the ingenious and unorthodox S Pen-flaunting Samsung Galaxy Note Edge phablet. With its plastic/metal build and intriguing Edge display, S Pen stylus, and Snapdragon 805 in store, the Galaxy Note Edge will probably appeal to those who want to possess the latest and greatest available on the market. On the other hand, the LG G3 is a more “traditional” device, which employs a relatively compact form factor (considering the screen size), powerful hardware, and a set of features, such as Knock On/Knock Code, which make the device rather user-friendly.
Why should you choose the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge? Well, it's a more future-proof device, which outperforms the G3. If you are looking for a good cameraphone, then you might want to consider the Note Edge as well. The level of functionality its S Pen totes cannot be matched by the G3, too. Nonetheless, all of this takes its toll at the checkout – the Galaxy Note Edge bears a higher price tag than the G3, both unlocked ($945.95) and with a two-year contract ($399).
And why would you want to get LG's current flagship? Apart from being slightly easier to handle and use, the device is pocket-friendlier, and just as versatile in most essential categories. Generally, it does not lag that much behind the Note Edge in any aspect, and even surpasses it in some. We should also not forget that the G3 will damage your wallet less - $599 for the unlocked version and $149.99-$199.99 with a two-year commitment.
If you are looking for a top-of-the-line QHD handset with monstrous specs sheet, then you can go wrong with neither of these two devices, yet you need to ask yourself a very simple question: “Is the undoubtedly-intriguing screen of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge worth a few hundred bucks over the LG G3?”