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LG G4 vs. Galaxy S6 Spec Shootout — Battle of the newest flagships

by Todd Haselton | April 28, 2015April 28, 2015 11:20 am PDT

LG just announced the G4 during a press event in New York City, and we finally know all about the smartphone. Like the Galaxy S6, it packs a Quad HD display, though it measures 5.5-inches across, which is slightly larger than the 5.1-inch screen on the Galaxy S6 Also, LG opted for a Snapdragon processor while Samsung opted for its own Exynos chip this year.

There are plenty of other differences.

LG says Quad HD screen, for example, offers more accurate colors than Samsung’s screen. It also says that the OIS on the camera is capable of capturing clearer images with more movement, and that its image sensor is larger and has a better f-stop for low-light pictures. It also says that while the Galaxy S6 camera can launch in 0.7 seconds, the G4’s camera can launch in 0.7 seconds. Does that difference matter? We’ll leave it up to consumers to decide.

LG’s G4 will be available with a leather back or in plastic, though we prefer the leather material. Samsung, meanwhile, opted for glass and aluminum for its phones, which one could argue are more premium. It really comes down to preferences.

Check out the spec tables below for a closer look at how the two devices stack up.

LG G4 Gallery

Galaxy S6 Gallery

LG - G4 Samsung - Galaxy S6
Display Size 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (534 ppi) 5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (576 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1440
Resolution Y 2560 2560
Display Type IPS Quantum Quad HD
Operating System Android 5.1 (at launch) Android 5.0 (at launch)
Processor 1.8GHz 64-bit Hexa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with X10 LTE Exynos 7 series Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor
RAM 3GB 3GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage Yes No
External Storage Specs
  • Micro SD up to 2TB
Main Camera (Back) 16MP 16MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 8MP 5MP
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 3000mAh 2550mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • MicroUSB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Not announced yet
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS-A
  • Digital compass
Height 148.9 mm (5.86 inches) 143.4 mm (5.65 inches)
Width 76.1 mm (3.00 inches) 70.5 mm (2.78 inches)
Depth 9.8 mm (0.39 inches) 6.8 mm (0.27 inches)
Weight 155 g (5.47 oz) 138 g (4.87 oz)
Colors [Ceramic] Metallic Gray / Ceramic White / Shiny Gold / [Genuine Leather] Black / Brown / Red / Sky Blue / Beige / Yellow Black, Blue, Gold, White
Supported Audio Formats Not announced yet MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS
Supported Video Formats Not announced yet MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9
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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