The LG G3 is a remarkable smartphone in many ways, and the screen is definitely one of its more notable features. The massive, 5.5” piece of glass does not only have an imposing size, but also a staggering resolution, which is sure to attract a lot of attention from tech-savvy people. This is why a detailed display comparison featuring the G3 and its biggest rivals made a lot of sense.

Now that we've carefully examined all the displays, we've come to the conclusion that all are pretty much neck and neck right now, with some small exceptions.

The screens of the LG G3 and Galaxy S5 are the ones that remain slightly behind those of their opponents. The main problem for the G3 is the slightly worse outdoor visibility, while the Galaxy S5 suffers from inaccurate color balance. While the other three contestants, the iPhone 5s, One (M8), and Xperia Z2, aren't that much better, they manage to gain a bit of a lead due to being a notch better overall. The iPhone 5s achieves this by sporting a more accurate color balance, as well as an excellent brightness output, while the M8 and Z2 remain on an equal footing with Apple's finest by making up for the slight inaccuracies and missing nits with some extra resolution.

At the end of the day, if we have to make a conclusion for the newcomer in this comparison, the LG G3, we'd say that LG has done a pretty good job overall. Its display is far from perfect, and in most cases – it cannot surpass what others have already accomplished, but it sure is a tempting proposition for fans of larger-than-life displays.



1. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Kind of disappointed that G3 didn't dominated the competition. However, my Z2 is holding well in this fight :D

49. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

A 4" 640p screen scored higher than a 5"+ 1080p? Huh?

66. farhad_per

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Do you have S5...? I own S5 and I get that tiger photo... you can't belive how much this site lying...! The tiger photo was fantastic and more accurate colors...really white...they put a fake photo and related to S5..really shame on PA...every one has S5 get that tiger photo and judge your self..in real that tiger photo in S5 is far better than 5s and most accurate.!

69. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yup. S5 hands down best display.

92. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Even on out door visibility picture, to me the iPhone clear got out performed by the Z2 & M8..

160. Furbal unregistered

Yeah it does have a damn good display. Theres a G2, 1520, M8 and S5 on my desk. I like the M8 better overall but the S5 does outclass it on display.

83. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Liar Phoerena used Professional Display Mode on s5 instead of Movie Mode.

87. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

it very well could be the screen in that phone vs the screen in yours. some show white in pink, some in green, some are yellow. some of the screens show white really well, some do not.

97. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Why am I not surprise that iPhone is the no. 1. By the end of the day it's user preference .

105. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

the iPhone shared the same score as Z2 and M8. There's no clear number one. Only number 4 (S5) ;)

113. EiadAjam

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

yes sure, especially when it is white-greened tiger xD

118. neiljay6

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

I found the same photo and it looks nothing like what they have on the site. hmmm...

126. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yo you calling Ray S. a liar?!?

127. gynorm

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Ray is on something... read the article on displaymate for an accruate review on the Galaxy S5 display.

70. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Lol it's okay it's okay. Let's wait for the Galaxy F (no sarcasm) I think I might like the design of it.


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Look at that green white tiger on the GS5 display lol

88. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Its a green tiger dude....

153. jgalvez21

Posts: 21; Member since: May 29, 2014

put the same picture in my phone. no green tiger , it looks actually better all those photos

62. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Dont believe this pointless article by PA. After 1 month they will come up and Say we apologize , we did wrong Color Reproduction: HTC m8 beats other Outdoor : s5, then 5s Resolution : iphone should be less than 5 , Blurry

89. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Amoled is yellowish display. LCD is whitish display.

90. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

My question is... How do we know the camera they used has good color reproduction?

130. Busyboy unregistered

If it was taken with an ISOCELL camera it's guaranteed according to sar44

137. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012


119. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

120. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

124. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

122. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Where is viewing angles, contrast, black color, video (response time) tests? Paid pa

135. baibhav93

Posts: 24; Member since: May 09, 2014

yeah z does well...even in sunlight....they didnt compare lumia 1520...its better than all of them...i used it in sunlight n it was better than my z2 and s5...

164. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG G3 still the SHARPEST and still Great in COLOR REPRODUCTION. the outdoor visibility is not that bad! most people will not looking their phone'screen in the middle of the Sunlight! Great Job LG!

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