In the following article, you’ll get a closer look at some key specs and features that will help you decide which device has a premium or standard look, is it Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or LG G4?
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs. LG G4: Design & Display
The Note 5 device sports a metal and glass look and even if it has that waxy feel, it is a great feel nonetheless. The end glass back also sports a nice curvy look.
The LG G4 one the other hand is made out of plastic. It weighs only 155 g whereas the Note 5 tips the scale and 171 gr. What you can add to it is the leather cover which will definitely give it that edgy vibe. And if you are not feeling it, simply remove it. The LG G4 comes with a detachable 3000mAh battery and a microSD card slot in the back. The Note 5 device on the other hand houses a 3000mAh battery and you cannot remove it.
The Note 5 has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display (2560×1440 resolution), the latter AMOLED display being the best one out there. LG has a 5.5-inch LCD display, the resolution being identical with the Note 5. What you might also like about the LG G4 is the curvy looking screen. The Note 5 also comes with an S pen which might be the selling point for some of you. This is great if you are looking for a device that sports the stylus input.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs. LG G4: Under the hood
The Galaxy Note 5 comes with stellar specs. It houses a 64-bit Exynos 7420 SoC, identical to the one integrated in the Galaxy S6. A chip that will definitely blow your mind in terms of speed. The LG G4 has the octa-core Snapdragon and the company decided to go with the 808 instead of the 810, which everyone knows tends to overheat. The chip has 2 Cortex-A57 cores and 4 low-power A53s.
For the Note 5 device, Samsung included 4 GB of RAM while the LG G4 only has 3 GB of RAM. Our guess is that if the Note 5 is anything like the Galaxy S6, the apps will immediately be shut down in the background in no time. Conclusion: Samsung’s device is the fastest one whilst LG tends to fall behind here.
As far as storage options, the Note 5 can be found in the 32GB and 64GB versions whilst with the LG G4, you have 32 GB storage options. Plus, you can add 128 GB if you want to store more videos and photos.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs. LG G4: Software & Price and more
Android 5.1 works on both of these devices. Expect the Note 5 to receive the TouchWiz UI pretty soon. Don’t get scared off though, because the TouchWiz UI will roll out as a total revamped feature. And while the Note 5 has the fingerprint functionality as its main ace, LG G4 comes with the Knock Code element. This will permit you to unlock & wake your device every time you tap it in a specific pattern, one that is known only by you.
As for the camera units, the Note 5 delivers a 16MP one just like the LG G4 device. The thing that sets them apart is the fact that the G4 device has RAW files whilst the Note 5 doesn’t.
And we cannot end this analogy without talking about the price. For the 32 GB version of the Note 5, users will have to reach deep inside their pockets and pay over $700. However, LG is being more considerate and has decided to lower the price tags, so you can find the G4 device somewhere between $450-550.