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Specs Comparison: LG G3 vs. Galaxy S5. vs. HTC One (M8)

If you are considering the LG G3, you probably want to know how it compares to the other flagship phones of the moment. Devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC one (M8), and maybe even the Nexus 5 are all more than likely on your radar. To help you decide, we put together a classic comparison sheet of their specs, so you can at least see how they stack up to one-another on paper.

The G3 is the first of the bunch to use a QHD display, so in terms of display, it clearly stands above the rest. But is the 13MP camera, metallic body, new flat LG UI,  3000mAh battery, and combination of storage and RAM enough to make it the best of them all? Tough to say until we all spend more time with the G3.

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  • While the QHD screen is nice, 99% of people will never use it to it’s fullest. As of right now, the only consistent content out there that you can use with that screen is MKBHD since he uploads videos all the way up to 4K. It’s a gimmick since the next G phone will be out before consistent content for QHD screen will be out.

    • don

      Not a gimmick. Just ahead of the rest. They could have waited like sammy and received all the bashing comments from sammy heads hoping for the 4k on the gs5. There was alot of disappointed ppl when it never happened. Even though most everything isnt displaying 4k at the moment alot will be in a year. If you were in charge would you want to be the first or last to incorporate 4k on a device when you’re fighting for sales in a huge market? Alot of people love technology and want the best device. The g3 is currently the best device. Coming from a gs3 and b4 that gs2 user.

  • Cathrine Jhones

    Doubtful. Most likely the 16gb/2gb ram version will be $199, and $299 for the 32gb/3gb ram version. I. Just hope Verizon gets the 32gb/3gb ram version at all http://goo.gl/QVImks

  • Justin Foster

    don’t care too much for the phone but I’m excited for someone to port that lock screen 🙂

  • B Brad

    Large battery, wireless charging, and a removable battery. Bring this out with a GPE edition and take my money please.

  • Ryan

    Really wish it didn’t grow in size. The G2 is perfect in screen size IMO.

  • jvader2012

    why wait nothing wrong with any of these phones that came out already

  • Michael Nichols

    still waiting for the Moto X2 or X+1

  • duke69111

    what did the body of the phone end up being?

  • jimbob

    Looks like a great tablet.

    • boss

      Not a tablet in anyway. Not even a phablet. Have you held it yet? I doubt it. Grab the m8 and imagine a slightly thinner, lighter device. Screen is 5.5 with virtually zero bezels. This is how a device should be. If you dont like it don’t buy it.

  • flybass

    pretty much all are the same phone.

    • Ray

      i think you need to put your glasses on and read it again

  • Saikat Mondal

    I think it will be a tough job for snapdragon 801 to support qhd..

    • bwa haha

      Way to be the speculation queen! Thinking and knowing are far apart. Education is needed for you my dear.

  • Shawn John

    Ahh the psuedo Nexus 6.

    • jvader2012

      yeah the Nexus 5 (2014)

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    the g3 event gave me more of a rush than the s5 or m8.

    • Josh

      Right! I can’t wait to touch it

      • KingofPing

        You know that’s what she said…

  • jwildman16

    Doesn’t the G3 have an IR blaster on the top? Sure looked like it in the presentation today.

    • Ray

      yeah it does look that way hopefully we get confirmation of that

  • mcdonsco

    Yikes…just as tall as m8 and wider…

    • The Narrator

      I love my big hands

      • jabarri2

        so does she 😉

    • Ray

      yeah but the M8 is awkwardly tall like they just stretched the phone it really needs to be wider

    • Detonation

      Despite the specs stating it’s the same height, reviews and pictures so far say it’s actually slightly shorter than the M8. Still impressive given the extra half inch of screen.


      • Ray

        hard to tell from that angle looks like the tops aren’t aligned a ruler would help though

    • BCcowgill

      Hmm in the comparison video the M8 is taller.

  • k.houan

    Wait, so it isnt water/dust proof????????? REALLY?!

    • Ray

      Non of those phones above are water or dust proof so whats your point exactly?

      • banglaz bless

        The s5 is, what’s your point?

        • Ray

          Actually your wrong please know the difference between water PROOF and water RESISTANT

          • banglaz bless

            It is water resistant and dust proof. Please no the difference with dust resistant and dust proof. See how that works.

        • The Narrator

          False. It’s resistant.

          • jnt

            True – but none of these phones are resistant to the level the S5 is either – not even close actually.

          • Woe, Is [S]unjΔy

            The Z2 is.

          • jnt

            Right – that was mentioned earlier in this thread alongside the S5, which is why I left it out, sorry for the miscommunication.

          • banglaz bless

            Better than not having any.

    • The Narrator

      No phone is except Sony Z2.

      • Swankieltd

        z2 is still only water resistant buddy.

        • Woe, Is [S]unjΔy

          No,it is also dust resistant.

          • Swankieltd

            Never said it wasn’t dust resistant…

      • Woe, Is [S]unjΔy

        And S5

        • BCcowgill

          Isn’t the S5 “resistant” and not “proof”?

          • Woe, Is [S]unjΔy

            Yes, but the Z2 isn’t waterproof either.

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    Is the Nexus 5 worth giving up for the G3?

    • JRomeo

      the short answer to your question is: No.

    • Shawn John

      Ummn…No. Hang tight, the Nexus 6 will roll around and have almost the same features, if not better.

      • LiterofCola

        Except there will be no Nexus 6

    • Patmw123


    • lensgrabber

      Depends on how much you use the camera and what those sample shots are going to look like. It might be worth it. We’ll see once the reviews start coming in.

    • Ray

      to me the 3 most important things in a phone are Camera,Screen,and Battery and this phone blows the N5 out of the water in all 3 of those

    • jvader2012


    • Jon

      Easily yes. The Nexus 5 battery life is not that great. Also the camera is good but not nearly as good as G3. There will be NO Nexus 6. Google has ended the Nexus program and instead is doing Android Silver program.

      Quad HD screen blows away all others right now. This is the best speced hardware on the market right now.

  • Detonation

    A good quick visual comparison between the G2 and G3:


    • The Narrator


    • Joseph A. Yager

      I can’t stop watching this.

    • joe

      g3 literally better by design in every aspect

      • SG

        only if it wasnt ruined by big red’s massive tramp stamp on the front bezel

        • blahblahblah

          Oh for the love of God shut up about the branding!!

    • jvader2012


    • Justin Hall

      i like that

  • Jordan

    The format of the Nexus 5 dimensions is killing me

    • Paul

      Also bothers me when things like SlimPort are mentioned for Nexus 5 and G3, but MHL is nowhere to be seen in the S5 specs.

  • AndroidUser00110001

    This time around they all have SD cards…

    • Woe, Is [S]unjΔy

      I hope that this pressures Google into bringing back the old functionality that the SD card had in 2.3.

  • Ray

    No mention of IR blaster?

    • The Narrator

      It’s on top

    • richkoos

      I think it has one, when they showed the top of the phone it had two holes on it. Assuming that one hole was a microphone and the other an IR blaster

      • Ray

        Im sure it does just weird there was no mention of it

    • jabarri2

      always been curious, what do you guys use your IR blaster for?

      • Bigwavedave25

        use it all the time for our TV remote… our couch seems to be extremely hungry as of late. and for the tv’s at work just to mess with people.

        • jabarri2

          ah, ok, nice to know, i just use my xbox one voice commands, but now it makes sense, thanks 🙂

      • Ray

        use mine daily never have to look for the remote also there is this really cool feature when your phone rings it will actually mutes the TV its pretty sweet. I also use my phone with my DSLR as a camera remote. Finally its cool to go to a bar and change the channel to whatever you want to watch without having to ask the bartender to do it.

        • jabarri2

          haha thats pretty cool, as posted below I use my Xbox 1 voice recognition for lal my tv needs but i like the bar idea!

      • Ray

        Here’s the widget I use to control my TV its all customizable and I never have to open the app

      • bryoneill11

        I have my Htc One M7 configured with all the tv’s and cable boxes (master room), (Gaming Room), and (Family Room) at my house. Also My mothers house. I use it all the time

  • Ray

    The US version will come with 3gb of ram and 32GB of storage! hopefully for $199

    • bogy25

      $199 – now that would be nice – wonder what it will cost right out so I can keep my Unlimited Data plan…..

      • Ray

        Use the best buy trick at least thats what i plan on doing!

        • buckley101

          What is this best buy trick that you speak of? Please enlighten us

          • Ray
          • Ray

            Basically you order your phone online thru bestbuy and pop in your old sim and keep your old plan.

          • anon

            It doesnt happen anymore. VZW Just updated their system so if any device is bought at a discount it will kick off any unlimited data plan it is tied too.

          • Ray

            that sucks but good thing my girlfriend has a upgrade next month so i can just use hers and get the G3 then sell my S4 on craiglists for $300 and get her the Moto X she wants in pink for less then $100 for 2 new phones

        • BGRUGGER

          looks like BB has updated their policies…

        • Big EZ

          I’ve heard that doesn’t work anymore. I just go to a Verizon corporate store to upgrade and keep unlimited data.

          • VikP

            how do you swing that?

          • Big EZ

            The only way I know of is to have another line that’s not a smart phone, or doesn’t have unlimited data. Just switch the upgrade to the feature phone line, upgrade, re-activate the feature phone and put your SIM in the new upgrade phone.

    • Big EZ

      Doubtful. Most likely the 16gb/2gb ram version will be $199, and $299 for the 32gb/3gb ram version. I. Just hope Verizon gets the 32gb/3gb ram version at all.

      • Ray

        Heard it was by market and not each carrier having 2 choices i would expect the US to have the high end specs

        • rawr

          Except that the GS5 has low end specs here so who knows. Carriers don’t get bonus love for getting the better phone, but bonus money for making you use data because you can’t store anything on a 16GB device.

          • Ray

            Yeah but the difference is there weren’t 2 versions of the S5 available when it was released but only time will tell.

        • Big EZ

          Where did you hear that? I’ve been looking for everything G3 and haven’t heard any mention of that.

      • The Narrator


        • jvader2012


          • ChristianPasquariello

            then drop to half that three weeks later. Want a M8 or a S5 for $100? Amazon (Verizon only).

          • compadre


        • Big EZ


          • anon

            No LG has had international versions with this options. In the US it will be 3 Ram / 32 storage.

            Source:knowledge. not looking to lose my job to prove who is right.