PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of G3 vs Nexus 5

Performance

Processing power and speed

LG G3
7.7
Nexus 5
7.9
Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

LG G3
n.d.
Nexus 5
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

LG G3
5.3
Nexus 5
5.2
Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

LG G3
9.2
Nexus 5
8.4
Reviews from gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com and 1 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

LG G3
7.0
Nexus 5
6.9

Winner
LG G3 

PhoneRocket recommends the LG G3  based on its battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of LG G3 vs Nexus 5

geekbench Processor and memory performance

LG G3
2,272
Nexus 5
2,453

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of LG G3

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly higher resolution 2560 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1080 Around 80% higher resolution
Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Longer standby time 32,832 min vs 18,000 min More than 80% longer standby time
Sharper screen 534 ppi vs 445 ppi 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More battery capacity 3,000 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h More than 30% more battery capacity
Bigger screen 5.5" vs 5" More than 10% bigger screen
Faster processor 2.5 GHz vs 2.26 GHz More than 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video
Better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s More than 2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Front view of Google Nexus 5

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Lighter 130 g vs 149 g Around 15% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

LG G3  vs Nexus 5 

9.2
8.1
The second key aspect of this IPS LCD screen is the resolution.
LG G3

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

LG G3  vs
Nexus 5 
Type Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Size 5.5" 5"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 534 ppi 445 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.26 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 3 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 8 MP
Resolution 13 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 1,140 min 1,020 min
Standby time 32,832 min 18,000 min
Capacity 3,000 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

LG G3  vs
Nexus 5 
Weight 149 g 130 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 8.6 mm
Size 74.6 x 146.3 x 8.9 mm 69.2 x 137.8 x 8.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 6.0 Android 6.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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