LG G3 Vs. Galaxy S5: Specs and Features Comparison

The LG G3 hit the market at the end of last month and will do battle with a slew of high-end handsets including Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5.

(Photo: LG/File)The LG G3

Both devices possess top-of-the-line specs with unique hardware and designs that differentiate them from their predecessors. The LG G2 stirred up a small buzz last year while the new G3 seems to be picking up a little more steam. So how does it stack up against the slightly older Galaxy S5? Here is a brief comparison of the two.


The Galaxy S5 features a brand new serrated "glam" backing that is easier to grip than the Galaxy S4 and S3. The bezels have been cut down significantly and the screen dominates most of the front of the handset. The LG G3 also has small bezels with a smooth metallic backing similar to what is found on the HTC One M8. It comes in various colors and shines in different lighting conditions. It is a bit classier than the Galaxy S5 at first glance, however, the Samsung handset is a bit lighter thanks to the use of different material. If you're going for a classy looking phone the G3 is definitely the better bet where the Galaxy S5 makes more sense for convenience reasons.


The LG G3 comes with a True HD LCD 5.5-inch display with 2560x1440 resolution at 534 ppi. The Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 1920x1080 pixels at 432 ppi. The Galaxy S5 display is one of the best to be found on the market, but judging from the numbers, the G3 screen might pack a bit more detail. The larger size is matched with an improved resolution and solid ppi on LG's handset. It definitely has an advantage, but the Galaxy S5's screen is still quite impressive.


The Galaxy S5 features a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB RAM while the LG G3 comes with the same chipset at 3GB RAM. Once again, based on the numbers the LG device has the advantage as more RAM will allow users to perform multiple tasks simultaneously with less lag. The Galaxy S5 is still an extremely fast device, and to many users, the difference between the two in the speed department will not even be noticeable.


The LG G3 features a 13-megapixel camera with some interesting features such as dual-LED and laser autofocus. The Galaxy S5 sports a 16-megapixel camera with High Dynamic Range, touch to focus and one of the fastest autofocus features on the market. Samsung put a lot of work into its camera and it definitely shows. The G3's shooter is definitely nothing to underestimate, but the Galaxy wins in terms of megapixels and extras.


The LG G3 might be the company's answer to the Galaxy Note 3 based on its specs. The Galaxy S5 can definitely hold its own against the LG handset and is a better choice for smartphone users. The LG G3 might be a bit bulky for those accustomed to smaller devices. But for buyers seeking a Note 3 alternative, it could be the perfect handset.