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Xperia Z3 vs. LG G3 Spec Shootout

by Todd Haselton | September 3, 2014September 3, 2014 3:20 pm PST

Sony just announced the Xperia Z3 during the IFA 2014 trade show in Berlin. You must be wondering how it stacks up to the other flagship smartphones that are out there. Well, for one, Sony is promising one of the best cameras it has ever placed in a smartphone, which means it should give other phones like the G3 a run for their competition.

Additionally, it offers even more resistance to dust, and the same rating for water resistance as its predecessors. You’ll find a re-designed body, a thinner profile and Android 4.4 KitKat on the Xperia Z3, but what about the rest of the hardware, and how does it stack up to the G3? We’re here to answer that question with the spec tables.

Check out the comparison of the Z3 vs. G3 below.

LG G3 Gallery

Xperia Z3 Gallery

Sony - Xperia Z3 LG - G3
Display Size 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (424 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (534 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1440
Resolution Y 1920 2560
Display Type TRILUMINOS Quad HD
Operating System Android 4.4.4 (at launch) Android 4.4.2 (at launch)
Processor 2.5GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 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 128GB
  • Micro SD up to 128GB
Main Camera (Back) 20.7MP 13MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 2.2MP 2.1MP
Networks
  • GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20)
  • UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 3100 mAh 3000mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • DLNA
  • MHL
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity
  • Full list not announced yet
GPS
  • aGPS
  • GLONASS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
Height 146 mm (5.75 inches) 146.3 mm (5.76 inches)
Width 72 mm (2.83 inches) 74.6 mm (2.94 inches)
Depth 7.3 mm (0.29 inches) 8.9 mm (0.35 inches)
Weight 152 g (5.36 oz) 149 g (5.26 oz)
Colors Black Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, Burgundy Red
Supported Audio Formats .3gp, .3gpp, .mp4, .m4a, .aac, .amr, .awb, .dst, .dff, .flac, .mka, .mid, .xmf, .ota, .rtttl, .rtx, .imy, .wav, .ogg N/A
Supported Video Formats .3gp, .3gpp, .mp4, .m4v, .mkv, .avi, .xvid, .webm N/A
In The Box N/A N/A

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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