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Battle of Flagships – LG G3 Vs Xperia Z2 Vs Galaxy S5 Vs HTC One M8 Comparison

Finally the LG G3 is here after 9 months from its predecessor LG G2 that was a very good device considering its specs and features. This flagship device from LG might have come on to the scene late, but it will be flaunting a Quad-HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display and many new and high end features. We have seen the flagship devices of Samsung, Sony and HTC already and now it is time to compare all these flagship devices from big Smart phone makers and see which one stands out where.

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Design and Dimensions

LG is well known for mounting its hardware buttons on the back of the device, it was see in the LG G2 and now it’s the same case with the LG G3. Many had problem with the buttons on the back as they were a bit bulky but the company has made the buttons in a hollow like structure, so that it does not give the bulky feel any more. Other than this change, nothing much is noticeable from its previous design and almost looks the same.

The LG G3 is 8.9 mm thick, which is thicker than the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 Smartphones that are at 8.1mm and 8.2 mm respectively and it might be because of its bigger display and built, but the HTC One M8 is the thickest of the lot at 9.4 mm. These devices are also in the lighter side, as the G3 weights 149 grams, whereas the Xperia Z2, Galaxy S5 and One M8 are at 158, 145 and 160 grams respectively. There is not a big difference in the weight of these devices and should be easier to carry with you always.

LG G3 Sony Xperia Z2 Samsung Galaxy S5 HTC One M8
5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm) 5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm) 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches   (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm) 5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm)
8.9 mm Thick 8.2 mm Thick 8.1 mm Thick 9.4 mm Thick
True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen
149 g 158 grams 145 grams 160 grams

Display

Coming to the display, the LG G3 has the biggest screen in the list at 5.5 inch and will be sporting the Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display that no other flagship device in the list has and it will also give a whooping pixel density of 534 ppi which way ahead of the 432 ppi that you see on Galaxy S5 and One M8.

The screen of the LG G3 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, as it in the case of the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 device. The Sony Xperia Z2 has the protection of a Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass.

The LG G3 is the clear winner here because of its 2K display on the 5.5 inch display screen which will be giving better viewing angles and also gives you the liberty of playing games and viewing movies on bigger screen.

LG G3 Sony Xperia Z2 Samsung Galaxy S5 HTC One M8
5.5 inches 5.2 inches 5.1 inches 5.0 inches
1440 x 2560 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
534 ppi 423 ppi 432 ppi 432 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Internal Specifications

As expected the LG G3 is powered with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor as it is in the case of all the flagship devices in the list and these are coupled with the same Adreno 330 GPU but the clocking speed of the LG G3 is slightly higher than the Xperia Z2 and One M8 at 2.5 GHz, same speed seen on the Galaxy S5.

Coming to the RAM, the LG G2 has a 2 GB as well as a 3 GB variant which will depend on the memory variants. The 2 GB RAM is accompanied with the 16 GB model and the 3 GB RAM is for the 32 GB variant, it will depend on the user to choose which option they want. Other than this the Xperia Z2 also has a 3 GB of RAM and the other two, Galaxy S5 and One M8 will adjust with 2 GB of RAM.

All these flagship devices will be run the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat Operating system with the respected company’s UI (User Interface) on top. With the Android 4.4.3 update around the corner, we can expect these devices to be updated with these as soon as it rolls out in to the market. All these devices have the similar internal powering so nothing much can be said about this.

LG G3 Sony Xperia Z2 Samsung Galaxy S5 HTC One M8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400 Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400 Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400 Quad-core 2.3 GHz, Krait 400
Adreno 330 Adreno 330 Adreno 330 Adreno 330
2 GB / 3 GB RAM 3 GB RAM 2 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Android 4.4.2 KitKat Android 4.4.2 KitKat Android 4.4.2 KitKat Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Camera / Storage

The LG G3 will come with 13 MP sensor at the rear with OIS+ that is capable of taking 4K videos. The Xperia Z2 has a 20.7 MP OIS camera with the G sensor and the flagship device from Samsung has a 16 MP camera. The HTC One M8 has a 4.1 Ultrapixel primary rear camera with a secondary rear camera to take depth information about the images. All these devices are capable of shooting 4K videos, except for HTC One M8.

There is a 2.1 MP rear facing camera on the LG G3 and the Xperia Z2, Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 has a 2.2 MP, 2.1 MP and 5 MP front facing camera respectively. By far the HTC M8 has the best front facing camera in the list.

Out of the four only the Xperia Z2 is available in 16 GB variant and the rest all are available in 16 and 32 GB models. The memory can also be extended up to 128 GB via microSD card in G3, Galaxy S5 and One M8 but the device from Sony supports memory up to 64 GB only.

LG G3 Sony Xperia Z2 Samsung Galaxy S5 HTC One M8
13 MP, Laser, OIS+ rear camera 20.7 MP OIS rear camera 16 MP OIS rear camera 4.1 Ultrapixel OIS primary rear camera / Secondary rear camera
2.1 MP front camera 2.2 MP front camera 2.1 MP front facing camera 5 MP front facing camera
4K, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, Video Stabilization 4K, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, Video Stabilization 4K, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, Video Stabilization Full HD, 1080p@60fps, 720@60fps, Video stabilization
16/32 GB variants 16 GB 16/32 GB variants 16/32 GB variants
Extendable memory up to 128 GB via microSD card Extendable memory up to 64 GB via microSD card Extendable memory up to 128 GB via microSD card Extendable memory up to 128 GB via microSD card

Connectivity/ Battery

These handsets have the usual set of connectivity and are 3G variants, also supporting 4G. The battery on the LG G3 is at 3000 mAh and in Samsung S5 a 2800 mAh, this battery can be removed from both these devices. While the HTC One M8 has a 2600 mAh battery and the Xperia Z2 has a 3000 mAh one that are non-removable.

LG G3 Sony Xperia Z2 Samsung Galaxy S5 HTC One M8
GSM/HSDPA/LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, , NFC, USB 2.0 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC,
Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
3000 mAh battery 3,200 mAh 2800 mAh battery 2600 mAh battery
Removable Non-removable Removable Non-removable

Pricing/Conclusion

Coming to the pricing of these devices, the LG G3 is priced at KRW650,000 ($635) in Korea and we are not sure of the pricing of it outside Korea. The Xperia Z2 is priced at around $650, the flagship of Samsung is around $579 and the HTC One M8 is again around $650. The pricing may vary in different countries depending up on the carriers and the versions.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 are IP67 and IP 58 certified respectively for that makes the Galaxy S5 dust and water resistant and the Xperia Z2 becomes dust proof and water resistant. These two devices can resist water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. More over the Samsung Galaxy S5 also has the features like the Hate Rate Sensor and Fingerprint sensor that make it a unique device.

The HTC One M8 is known for its dual rear facing cameras so that you can capture depth details of the images you take. In spite the dual rear camera and all the powerful specification, HTC has not made much news in the smart phone market. For now we are not sure how the LG G3 feels or works in our hand, so until we use them we cannot conclude anything. We need to wait few more days to know all about this flagship device from LG.

Read LG G3 FAQ – Everything you wanted to know, for more details regarding the latest flagship from LG.

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