PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S5 vs G3

Performance

Processing power and speed

Galaxy S5
8.3
LG G3
7.7
Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Galaxy S5
n.d.
LG G3
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Galaxy S5
5.2
LG G3
5.2
Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Galaxy S5
8.0
LG G3
9.2
Reviews from pocket-lint.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com, fudzilla.com and 1 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Galaxy S5
7.0
LG G3
7.0

Winner
Samsung Galaxy S5 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S5  based on its performance.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S5 vs LG G3

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy S5
2,804
LG G3
2,272

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Samsung Galaxy S5

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S5

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Better overall performance 2,804 vs 2,272 Around 25% better geekbench score
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 42.2 Mb/s More than 3.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Higher resolution front camera 16 MP vs 13 MP Around 25% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Thinner 8.1 mm vs 8.9 mm Around 10% thinner
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
Sharper screen 534 ppi vs 431 ppi Around 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Longer standby time 32,832 min vs 23,328 min More than 40% longer standby time
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Bigger screen 5.5" vs 5.1" Around 10% bigger screen
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S5  vs LG G3 

7.9
9.2
The second key aspect of this IPS LCD screen is the resolution.
LG G3

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S5  vs
LG G3 
Type Super AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 5.1" 5.5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 431 ppi 534 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 3 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 16 MP 13 MP
Resolution 16 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 2.1 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 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 1,260 min 1,140 min
Talk time (3G) 1,260 min 1,260 min
Standby time 23,328 min 32,832 min
Capacity 2,800 mA·h 3,000 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S5  vs
LG G3 
Weight 145 g 149 g
Thickness 8.1 mm 8.9 mm
Size 72.5 x 142 x 8.1 mm 74.6 x 146.3 x 8.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.4.2 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
Samsung Galaxy S5
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LG G3
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