LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Hardware, Camera, Specs comparison

Alex Bezeau September 24, 2013 0

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Today we compare two of the most powerful Android smart devices available in the market. Both these devices have recently been unveiled and also happen to be the flagship devices of their respective companies.

The devices we are talking about are the LG G2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Android fans and consumers have been waiting for these two from a long time and now its time to make a decision.

So let us put these two devices in a head to head battle of specs and features. Will the Galaxy Note 3 be too powerful for the LG G2, or will the G2 be able to put up a good fight? Let us find out

LG G2

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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DISPLAY
The LG G2 has a 5.2-inch True HD IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen display. The display has a full HD screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with a pixel density of 424 ppi. The display on the LG G2 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display. The screen has a full HD 1080 x 1920 pixels display resolution with a pixel density of 386 ppi. The display on the Galaxy Note 3 is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

HARDWARE
The LG G2 is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. The device is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 330 GPU and has 2GB of RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is also equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. The device is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 330 GPU and has 3GB of RAM. The Note 3 is the first smart device from Samsung to feature 3GB of RAM, raising the bar for all other smartphone manufacturers.

OPERATING SYSTEM
The LG G2 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and updating the device to the latest version i.e. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean should not be a problem at all.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean right out of the box and has Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top of it. So Galaxy Note 3 consumers do not have to worry about updating the device, not at least till Android 4.4 KitKat is out.

STORAGE
The LG G2 comes with 16 and 32 GB of internal storage, and you are free to choose between the two. But keep in mind that the LG G2 does not have a microSD card slot; hence storage expansion at a later stage is not an option.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes with 32 and 64 GB of internal storage, and also has a microSD card slot using which you can expand storage by up to 64GB. Hence storage expansion is an easy option and can be done as and when you wish.

CAMERA
The LG G2 13MP primary camera with auto-focus and LED flash and a 2.1MP secondary camera. Both these cameras support 1080p video recording whereas the primary camera also supports features like face detection, optical image stabilization, HDR and more.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera. The primary camera comes with features like autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR and most importantly support 2K as well as 4K video recording.

BATTERY
The LG G2 has a high capacity 3000mAh Li-Po non-removable battery. There are no official stats about the battery backup in terms of talk time and standby time, but you can rest assured that you will not be disappointed.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has an even higher capacity Li-Ion battery, 3200mAh to be specific. We do not have the battery performance stats for the Note 3 either, but considering the way in which the Note 2 went on and on, the Note 3 should perform no different.

DIMENSIONS
The dimensions of the LG G2 are 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm whereas the dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 are 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm.

WEIGHT
The LG G2 weighs 143 grams whereas the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 weighs 168 grams.

CONCLUSION
The LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 both have a lot in common, but it’s the unique features and brand value that will help consumers choose between the two. Both of them have a large display, high capacity battery, and high performance camera and are powered by one of the most powerful mobile chipsets available, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.

Looking at the hardware specs of these two phablet devices, the LG G2 has definitely put up a very good fight against the Note 3.

Consumers who are looking out for a great phablet device should check out the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 whereas consumers who are looking out for a great alternative to the Note 3 should check out the LG G2. We have no intention of saying that the Note 3 is simply better than the LG G2.

The reason why we suggest you to check out the Note 3 is because of its larger display (since you are looking out for a phablet not just a smartphone) and the S Pen that allows you to use your device like a notebook or notepad.

Here is a specifications chart of the LG G2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3:

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