After the Galaxy S5 was plainly outperformed by LG’s flagship smartphone LG G3, last year. Samsung decided to make a comeback with its new flagship smartphone to cover up for the shortcomings it had in its last year’s flagship against other comparable devices. Samsung has unveiled its new flagship smartphone for 2015, the Galaxy S6, which has undoubtedly outrivaled LG G3, by great margins. In this article, we will have a quick look at how Galaxy S6 performs better than LG G3 in different aspects.
The LG G3 features a curvy and subtle design, with a plastic body, covered in brushed metallic paint that seems quite sturdy and smooth to hold in hands. The LG G3 is quite a decently built device, and inherits its design mostly from its predecessors. The front of device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and the display covers most of the front panel. Nonetheless, the design of phone may impress you, unless you don’t like big phones.
The Galaxy S6 has a greatly improved design over its predecessors, and Samsung has improved a lot in Galaxy S6 in terms of design. Samsung has brought a glossy glass back panel, and a glass front panel, with a premium metal frame. Samsung has used Corning Gorilla Glass 4 to protect the front and back panel. The device feels exceptionally premium to hold and use. The new Galaxy S6 gives a quite different feel, if you are upgrading from a previous Galaxy smartphone.
Samsung has incorporated premium materials in the manufacture of its new flagship smartphone, using Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for front and back panel, and a premium metal frame for the edges, as compared to LG’s cheap plastic build, but the brushed metallic finish may surprise you when you hold the device. Additionally, the LG G3 is taller, wider, and thick as compared to the Galaxy S6, which has a well-shaped figure.
The LG G3 possesses a qHD 5.5-inch True HD-IPS LCD display. The display exhibits a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 538 pixels per inch. The display of the device surely packs up much more pixels than many high-end smartphones of its time. Moreover, LG G3 was the first smartphone to feature a Quad-HD display. LG G3 was much praised because of its vibrant display and vivid colours.
The all-new Galaxy S6 shows off a qHD 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display. The display of the Galaxy S6 also has a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, which results in an eye-bursting pixel density of 577 pixels per inch. However, it looks like that Samsung has revamped the brightness levels and colour contrast of the display, resulting in more vivid colours, and a sharper and brighter display than ever.
The Galaxy S6 surely wins the display crown, unless you are a fan of big displays, in which case, you should go for LG G3 on the cost of a lower pixel density and brightness levels. The display of the Galaxy S6 exhibits an ideal size, whereas, the display of LG G3 might be too big for some.
The LG G3 holds a 64-Bit Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-core Krait 400 processor that runs at a clock speed of 2.5GHz, paired up with 3GB of Ram in the 32GB version and 2GB ram in the 16GB version of the phone. The phone performs very decent with this hardware combination, and can beat many of the last year’s flagship smartphones in benchmarks, including the Galaxy S5.
The latest Galaxy S6 packs a 64-Bit Exynos 7420 Octa-core processor, which is clocked at 2.1GHz. The phone employs 3GB of Ram. Samsung has also included many hardware tweaks and optimizations, which guarantee the device to run smooth as a river. The phone offers an industry-leading hardware and performance, as promised by Samsung, earlier.
Though, both of the phones offer very decent hardware and multi-tasking capabilities, yet the Samsung Galaxy S6 evidently outperforms the LG G3 in terms of performance due to its octa-core processing speeds and well-optimized hardware.
As both of the phones run on the world’s leading smartphone platform, Android OS, there is nothing much to be compared in this aspect. Despite the difference that Galaxy S6 comes pre-installed with the latest goodness of Android Lollipop (5.0.2) out-of-the-box, whereas the LG G3 comes pre-installed with Android KitKat (4.4.2) out-of-the-box, but still LG G3 can be upgraded to Android Lollipop. Another major difference is that Samsung has spiced up the UI of Galaxy S6 by using TouchWiz 4 UI to deliver a better experience for users.
So, both of the devices break even at the software end, however, the Galaxy S6 still has an edge over the LG G3, due to TouchWiz 4 optimizations.
The LG G3 sports a 13-Megapixel back camera, and 2.1-Megapixel front camera. The device is capable of capturing vibrant stills with its Optical Image Stabilization that has been included in the software end. The rear-camera features a 1/3” inch sensor, phase detection, HDR mode, and laser autofocus, backed by dual-LED flash. The camera is also capable of simultaneous image and video recording.
The latest Galaxy S6 carries a 16-Megapixel rear camera, and 5-Megapixel front camera. The camera is capable of auto HDR imaging, and produces vibrant and brighter images through image stacking, even in low-lighting conditions. The camera also features a lens of f/1.9” aperture that captures wider images than ever. The camera also sports extraordinary features such as Optical Image Stabilization, simultaneous HD image and video recording, and object-tracking autofocus.
The camera of the Galaxy S6 surely stands out among most of the flagship smartphones, nowadays. The camera of Galaxy S6 excels at capturing vibrant and clear images in low-lighting conditions. The Galaxy S6 clearly beats the LG G3 in terms of camera.
The LG G3 packs up a 3000mAh Li-Ion power juicer that can last quite a long time, and almost a day to the very least. The phone is guaranteed to offer at least 19 hours of talk time. Additionally, the battery is user-replaceable and wireless charging capable.
The Galaxy S6 packs up a 2550mAh Li-ion battery that is guaranteed to last for about 20 hours on a single charge. Samsung has included industry-leading wireless charging capabilities, which means the phone is compatible with most of wireless charging pads. Samsung has also advertised fast charging capabilities, which have been included in the device.
Samsung has quite an edge over the LG G3 with the industry-leading wireless charging, and fast-charging capabilities. Samsung has also optimized the hardware to perform more power-efficiently.