Sunday, March 29, 2015
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has just been released in most regions around the world and brings the latest Galaxy experience to the table, which in this case means very high end specs, both inside the phone and out. The Galaxy Note 4 is a power house of a phone and is one of the few which is including a QHD 1440p display. Seeing as this puts it right up against what many consider to be the king and the first as far as this display size is concerned, today we’ll be comparing the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with the LG g3 in their various areas to help you decide which phone is the best for you.
The first part you’ll notice on any phone is the size of its screen. The LG G3 is a fairly large phone, coming in with a screen at 5.5 inches Despite the Galaxy Note 4’s reputation for size it comes in at just 0.2 inches bigger, or 5.7 inches. This makes the two devices very similar, and of course since they both have 1440p QHD screens the similarities only grow. A slight victory for PPI of course goes to the LG G3, but if you prefer a larger phone it more than cancels out the benefit of a slightly higher PPI count.
The next detail you’ll notice whenever you use the phone is its overall size and weight. The Galaxy Note 4 is slightly thinner (but bigger in other measurements of course) than the LG G3 at 8.5mm to 8.9mm. However, the Galaxy Note 4 still weights more than 20% more. Even a difference that large may be difficult to notice to most people, but if weight is important to you in the slightest it’s an important measurement to remember.
Next we have camera and video capability! The Galaxy Note 4 comes with a 16MP camera, whereas the LG G3 has a 13MP camera. This is another small difference but it does mean that the award for best camera goes squarely to the Galaxy Note 4. However they are both capable of 4k video at 30fps and 1080p video at 60fps, and the LG G3 even has a dual LED flash, meaning the camera is yet another area where they both take a small blow at each other.
The Processing power is an area with a more clear winner however, as the LG G3 has a quad core 2.5Ghz Krait 400 processor which is definitely great, but doesn’t quite stack up against the Galaxy Note 4’s quad core 2.7GHz krait 450 processor. While the difference is small the similarities in display and elsewhere mean the Galaxy Note 4 will perform almost any task that little bit faster the the LG G3. The GPU that comes along with it tells a similar story for heavy GPU based activities like gaming.
Next up, RAM and Storage. This is an area where they both tie perfectly at 32GB of flash storage with 3GB of RAM, however the G3 does come in a second variant, with 16GB of flash storage and 2GB of RAM. This is entirely optional of course, but still worth mentioning. Both phones in either variant are upgradeable with up to 128GB of Micro SD memory.
The final head to head spec comparison is battery, where again the Galaxy note 4 has a slight edge with 3220MaH to the LG G3’s 3000MaH. This is less than 10%, but when it comes to battery I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that every extra minute counts.
So, which phone is better once you consider all things? By the slimmest of margins the Galaxy Note 4 does take that crown with its slightly improved camera, processor and battery. However if screen size and weight are sensitive for your day to day use, then the LG G3 is still a great choice.