Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3 – Best Prices and Top Specifications Comparison
Samsung has just released the Note 4 at the IFA event, which took place in Berlin, and the fans are super excited and anxious to buy this beast. However, the G3 cam in June, and it’s one of the prettiest phones from the market, but does it have a chance to beat the Note 4?
Displays, designs and sizes
This is a war between two massive smartphones, with impressive displays and premium looks. While the G3 has a metallic effect on the plastic body, the Note 4 has a leather-like plastic back panel with a metallic frame surrounding the corners. The G3 is recommended for women, while the Note 4 is more… man-like.
The Note 4’s sharp display measures 5.7inches, it’s a Super AMOLED with a resolution of 1440x2560pixels and 515ppi, while the G3 has a True HD-IPS + LCD display of 5.5inches, with the same resolution, but the pixel density is higher at 534ppi.
Both phones have their displays protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Only the Note 4 comes with an S Pen stylus, a fingerprint sensor and it’s water and dust resistant, although it’s not certified. Its dimensions are 153.5×78.6×8.5mm and it weights 176grams, while the G3 is 27grams lighter and it weights 146.3×74.6×8.9mm.
In conclusion, the Note 4 is taller, wider, slimmer and heavier.
Hardware and OS
The Note 4 is available in two variants of processor + chipset + GPU. So, the first variant consists of a quad core Krait 450 processor, clocked at 2.7GHz, based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset and uses an Adreno 420 GPU, while the other variant, which is available only in some regions of the world, has a combination of quad core 1.3GHz Cortex A53 & quad core 1.9GHz Cortex A57, backed by an Exynos 5433 chipset, and uses a Mali-T760 GPU.
The G3 is powered by a relatively inferior quad core Krait 400 processor, with the clock speed set at 2.5GHz and it has a Qualcomm MSM8975AC Snapdragon 801 chipset which supports an Adreno 330 GPU.
The Note 4 has an internal memory of 32GB, and it supports expansion up to 128GB, while the G3 comes in two variants of RAM + ROM combinations: 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM, or 32GB of internal storage plus 3GB of RAM, but both memories can be expanded up to 128GB.
The Note 4 runs on the latest Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) OS with TouchWiz UI on top of it, while the G3 comes loaded with Android v4.4.2 KitKat.
The Note 4 has an amazing 16MP ISOCELL back camera with 3456x4608pixels, autofocus, LED flash, optical image stabilization, dual shot, Simultaneous video and image recording in HD, panorama and lots of other useful features, and it records at 2160p@30fps and 1080p@60fps with optical stabilization. There is also a 3.7MP front camera which records at 1080p@30fps.
The LG G3 has a 13MP rear shooter with 4160x3120pixels, phase detection/laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, optical image stabilization and has a Laser Autofocus Sensor and a Selfie Mode feature which you’ll find very useful. It has the same video recording capabilities, but the front camera is 2.1MP.
Note 4’s battery is user-replaceable, with a gigantic capacity of 3,220mAh. The G3 withstands long enough with its Li-Ion 3000mAh battery.
The LG G3 supports wireless charging.
The Galaxy Note 4 charges from 0% to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Note 4 has UV, heart rate, SpO2 and other gesture-based sensors.
You can make payments on the Note 4 because it has the fingerprint scanner which facilitates this task.
The Note 4 buyers will get 50GB of free cloud storage on Dropbox, for two years.
Both phablets support Infrared port, NFC and micro-SIM.
In Europe, the Note 4 will cost over 1000 dollars and in the US, it will be priced between 800 and 850 dollars. The LG G3 16GB, 4G LTE is priced at 521 dollars on amazon.com.