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)|
|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|
|External Storage Specs||
|Main Camera (Back)||16MP||16MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||8MP||5MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 4.1|
|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|