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Galaxy Note 4 vs. LG G3 Spec Shootout

by Sean P. Aune | September 3, 2014September 3, 2014 1:13 pm PST

Hooo-nelly. This is the shootout to end all shootouts. What is currently one of the best-ever flagships—LG G3 review—now has some serious competition from Samsung, and you only have until October to decide which one deserves a spot in your pocket.

You probably already know everything there is to know about the G3; its Quad HD display, unique rear buttons, excellent design, and exceptional camera. Combine that with some really smart software, and you have an Android experience that is a cut above the current crop. But the Note 4 might change that.

The experiences of both phones are tailored slightly to different crowds. The G3 is obviously without a stylus, which means the Note 4 is a more capable and flexible device (in certain situations). The Note 4 also has the benefit of Samsung’s mighty marketing dollars, so you can bet it’ll get the push it deserves when it launches next month.

Still conflicted on which phone is better? Below is a raw, spec-for-spec breakdown between the G3 and Note 4. The thing about phones getting better is that it becomes that much harder to choose which one to buy.

LG G3 Gallery

Galaxy Note 4 Gallery

Samsung - Galaxy Note 4 LG - G3
Display Size 5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (534 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1440
Resolution Y 2560 2560
Display Type Quad HD Super AMOLED Quad HD
Operating System Android 4.4 (at launch) Android 4.4.2 (at launch)
Processor 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor or 1.9 GHz Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) Processor (varies by country/carrier) 2.5GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
RAM 3GB 2GB or 3GB of RAM depending on region
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
External Storage Yes Yes
External Storage Specs
  • Micro SD up to 64GB
  • Micro SD up to 128GB
Main Camera (Back) 16MP 13MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 3.7MP 2.1MP
Networks
  • GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • HSPA+ 42Mbps: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) or 4G (LTE Cat 6 300/50Mbps)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 3220 mAh 3000mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Geo-magnetic
  • Gesture
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart rate
  • UV
  • Full list not announced yet
GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
Height 153.5 mm (6.04 inches) 146.3 mm (5.76 inches)
Width 78.6 mm (3.09 inches) 74.6 mm (2.94 inches)
Depth 8.5 mm (0.33 inches) 8.9 mm (0.35 inches)
Weight 176 g (6.21 oz) 149 g (5.26 oz)
Colors Black, Gold, Pink, White Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, Burgundy Red
Supported Audio Formats MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC N/A
Supported Video Formats H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8 N/A
Other Features
  • IR Blaster
In The Box N/A N/A

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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