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LG G4 vs. Galaxy Note 4 spec shootout

by Jacob Kleinman | April 28, 2015April 28, 2015 4:00 pm PDT

The LG G4 is finally here, but how does it stand up to Samsung’s last flagship phablet? Both devices offer big beautiful Quad HD displays and plenty of power under the hood, but let’s see how they really compare.

The LG G4 is the newer of these two devices, and that means a faster Snapdragon 808 processor. It also boasts a better front-facing camera for the highest quality seflies. Then again, the Galaxy Note 4 offers the bigger screen, along with a built-in stylus and a sleek metal frame.

The choice is yours, but read on for our full spec-by-spec breakdown before deciding which device you really prefer.

LG G4 Gallery:

Galaxy Note 4 Gallery:

LG - G4 Samsung - Galaxy Note 4
Display Size 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (534 ppi) 5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1440
Resolution Y 2560 2560
Display Type IPS Quantum Quad HD Super AMOLED
Operating System Android 5.1 (at launch) Android 4.4 (at launch)
Processor 1.8GHz 64-bit Hexa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with X10 LTE 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor or 1.9 GHz Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) Processor (varies by country/carrier)
RAM 3GB 3GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 32GB
External Storage Yes Yes
External Storage Specs
  • Micro SD up to 2TB
  • Micro SD up to 64GB
Main Camera (Back) 16MP 16MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 8MP 3.7MP
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 3000mAh 3220 mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • MicroUSB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Not announced yet
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Geo-magnetic
  • Gesture
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart rate
  • UV
GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS-A
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 148.9 mm (5.86 inches) 153.5 mm (6.04 inches)
Width 76.1 mm (3.00 inches) 78.6 mm (3.09 inches)
Depth 9.8 mm (0.39 inches) 8.5 mm (0.33 inches)
Weight 155 g (5.47 oz) 176 g (6.21 oz)
Colors [Ceramic] Metallic Gray / Ceramic White / Shiny Gold / [Genuine Leather] Black / Brown / Red / Sky Blue / Beige / Yellow Black, Gold, Pink, White
Supported Audio Formats Not announced yet MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC
Supported Video Formats Not announced yet H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8
In The Box N/A N/A

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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