Technology giant LG launched its flagship smartphone G2 (16GB) in the Indian market for ₹41,500 last week.
With the entry of the LG phablet, the competition among MNC manufacturers in the top-end smartphone market is set to intensify. Samsung is especially said to feel the heat as the competitively priced LG G2 comes loaded with a powerful chipset, high-end camera and features like the smart gesture control which is seen in Samsung's new phablet Galaxy Note 3.
Here is comparison of sepcifications between Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2:
Samsung's new phablet sports a 5.7-inch full HD (1920x1080p) super AMOLED display having a pixel density of 386 ppi (pixels per inch).
On the other hand, the 5.2-inch LG smartphone flaunts a True IPS LCD display with full HD resolution with pixel density of 423 ppi. It is to be noted that the LG phone has a smaller body making the display sharper. Nonetheless, Galaxy Note 3 is still found capable of playing rich video content.
Processor, RAM and Storage:
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 [SM-N900] ships with Exynos 5 Octa 5420, an eight-core processor (packs two quad-cores-1.6GHz and 1.9GHz), Mali T628 MP6 Graphics engine, 3GB RAM (highest in the industry) and 32GB inbuilt memory (can expand up to 64GB).
LG G2 is no less of a competitor; it too houses a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core processor which can clock a CPU speed up to 2.26GHz. The chipset is supported by Adreno 330 graphics engine, 2GB RAM and 16GB (32GB variant is also available in the market) storage space.
Galaxy Note 3 and G2 stand even in this aspect as they each feature a high-end 13.0-megapixel camera with pretty much the same functionality.
LG G2 features a 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash support, OIS (Optical Image Stabilizations) and HDR (High Dynamic Range), full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps speed and 8X zoom.
On the other hand, Galaxy Note 3 has BSI sensor, HDR, full HD video recording and 'High CRI-LED' flash support which helps in delivering good quality snapshots in a low-light environment.
Both devices house superior front cameras which are capable of recording full HD (1920 x1020p) videos.
Mobile Operating System:
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 runs on the latest Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS, whereas LG G2 features Android v4.2.2 OS.
LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 come with smart features like smart pause and finger gesture controls (KnockOn, screen unlock).
To help browse through the big 5.7-inch screen of Galaxy Note 3, Samsung has included a stylus based S-pen functionality.
LG, in a bid to make itself stand apart in the market, has ergonomically placed the power buttons and volume rockers on the back panel of G2, just below the camera module for easy access.
Both phablets are available at brick-and-mortar stores as well as online shops in India. The price of Galaxy Note 3 (32GB) is currently hovering around ₹47,900, whereas the 16GB and 32GB models of G2 cost ₹39,890 and ₹43,490 respectively.
With a competitive price-tag of sub-₹40,000, LG's high-end phone is expected to intensify the price war among rivals when the festival season begins with Dussehra in October followed by Diwali.
Here is a specifications break-down of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Note 3||LG G2|
|Display||5.7-inch (5.68-inch) Super AMOLED Full HD (1920x1080p) display with pixel density of 3886ppi (pixels per inch)||5.2-inch True IPS LCD screen with full HD (1920x1080p) resolutions, pixel density: 423 ppi (pixels per inch), Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield|
|OS||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS||Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS|
|Processor||Exynos 5420 Octa-core processor with two quad-core processors-one A9 with 1.9GHz and another A7 with 1.3GHz CPU speed.||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core processor with 2.26GHz CPU speed (chipset type: MSM8974)|
|GPU||Mali-T628 MP6||Adreno 330|
|Memory||32GB, memory can be further expandable up to 64GB||Available in 16GB & 32GB models,|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, auto-focus, LED flash (High CRI), UHD -4K resolutions (3840x2160p) at 30 fps, full HD recording at 60fpsFront: 2.0-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, full HD 1080p video recording||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash support, OIS (Optical Image Stabilizations)and HDR (High Dynamic Range), full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps speed, 8X zoomFront: 2.1-megapixel camera|
|Battery||3200 mAh||3000 mAh (non-removable)|
|Add-ons||S-Pen functionality, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (HT80),Bluetooth v4.0 (LE), IR LED (Remote control),MHL v2.0,GPS/GLONASS,NFC||Dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac),Bluetooth v4.0 LE with A2DP support, micro-USB v2.0, NFC, Infrared Port, Dolby stereo speakers, supports 24 bit kHz Hi-Fi play back.|
|Dimensions||151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm||138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm|
|Weight||168 g||140 g|
|Price||Around ₹47,900/-||Around 16GB-₹39,890 and 32GB ₹43,490/-|