LG finally took the wraps off its much anticipated flagship phone LG G4 on Tuesday. The G4 will go on sale starting April 29 in Korea, followed by 180 carriers across the world. Pricing details of the handset have not been revealed yet however we expect it to be priced between Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 55,000. It comes with several improvements over LG’s erstwhile flagship phone G3. The G4 boasts of its impressive features and sports a slightly curved back. But how does the LG G4 compare with its rivals? In this post we have pitted the LG G4 against Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9+ to ascertain which smartphone is better. Let us take a detailed look on how LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9+ compare with each other in terms of specs, features and price.
Features & Specifications Comparison: LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9+
|Device/Features||LG G4||Samsung Galaxy S6||HTC One M9+|
|Price||Estimated: Rs.50,000-Rs. 55,000||Rs. 49,900||Rs. 52,000|
|Display||5.5-inch Quad-HD IPS Quantum||5.1-inch Quad-HD Super AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 4||5.2-inch Quad-HD, Gorilla Glass 4|
|Resolution||2560 x 1440 pixels – 538ppi||2560 x 1440 pixels – 577 ppi||2560 x 1440 pixels – 534 ppi|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 808||Exynos||MediaTek helio X10|
|CPU||Hexa-core 1.8 GHz||Octa-core 2.1 GHz||Octa-core 2.2 GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 418||Mali-T760||PowerVR G6200|
|RAM||3 GB||3 GB||3 GB|
|Memory||32 GB||32 GB/64 GB/128 GB||32 GB|
|Battery||3000 mAh||2550 mAh||2840 mAh|
|Rear Camera||16MP, f/1.8 Aperture, optical image stabilization||16 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash, optical image stabilization||20 mega pixel HTC Duo camera with sapphirecover lens, BSI sensor, f/2.2|
|Front Camera||8 MP||5 MP||4 ultrapixel, BSI sensor, f/2.0|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC||4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, IR, NFC||4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC|
|OS||Android 5.1 with LG UX 4.0||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz UX||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7 UI|
|Extras||Slim Arc design||Fingerprint sensor, Samsung Pay, Heart rate sensor||Fingerprint sensor, HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio|
|Dimensions & Weight||148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 mm, 155 grams||143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm, 138 grams||150.9 x 71.9 x 9.6 mm, 168 grams|
Design & Size
One of the highlights of LG G4 is that it is available in leather back as well as plastic back covers. The leather rear panel makes the handset look even more elegant. The handset also features a slim arc design with a gently curved back. It is the sleekest of the three smartphone measuring mere 6.3 mm in thickness. The Samsung Galaxy S6 exhibits all glass and metal design while HTC One M9+ sports unibody all metallic outfit. They measure 6.8 mm and 9.6 mm in thickness respectively.
Processor & RAM
LG G4 is powered by a 1.8 GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor paired with Adreno 418 GPU. The Samsung Galaxy S6 packs a 2.1 GHz Octa-core Exynos processor alongside Mali-T760 GPU and HTC One M9+ is powered by an octa-core MediaTek helio X10 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with PowerVR G6200 graphics. Though all three smartphones pack different processors, they feature 3 GB of RAM promising ultimate multi tasking performance.
All three phones feature Quad-HD screens with 2560×1440 pixels resolution. The LG G4 sports a 5.5-inch IPS Quantum display, Samsung Galaxy S6 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display and HTC One M9+ sports a 5.2-inch display.
Again the three smartphones run Android Lollipop operating system under their respective UI’s. The LG G4 runs Android 5.1 with recently launched human-centric UX 4.0.
LG G4 and Samsung Galaxy S6 sport a 16 mega pixel rear camera with OIS. They also sport 8 mega pixel and 5 mega pixel front facing cameras respectively. The HTC One M9+ sports 20 mega pixel HTC Duo camera on the rear and a 4 ultrapixel at the front end.
LG G4 and HTC One M9+ house 32 GB of inbuilt storage which is further expandable via microSD card. Galaxy S6 comes in three storage variants- 32 GB/64 GB/128 GB and lacks microSD card support.
Battery & Connectivity
LG G4 packs the largest 3000 mAh battery in the lot followed by HTC one M9+ which is backed up by a 2840 mAh and lastly the Samsung Galaxy S6 which comes with a 2550 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy and HTC One M9+ come equipped with fingerprint sensor. Galaxy S6 also features heart rate monitor and Samsung Pay while HTC One M9+ boasts of its HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio. LG G4 flaunts its slightly curved back featuring Slim Arc design which offers 20 percent better durability than a flat smartphone when dropped face down.
Pricing details of LG G4 have not been revealed yet however it is likely to be priced between Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 55,000. HTC One M9+ carries a price tag of Rs. 52,000. Samsung Galaxy S6 retails at Rs. 49,900 (32 GB), Rs. 55,900 (64 GB) and Rs. 61,900 (128 GB).
None of the smartphones in this comparison fails to impress us, yet the LG G4 apparently has an upper hand over its competitors. LG G4 misses out on fingerprint sensor but it outweighs its rivals in several fronts as it offers larger display, bigger battery, great camera combination, latest LG UX 4.0 over Android 5.1 operating system while also being sleekest in thickness. However the G4 will actually prove to be better than its rivals and a value for money device if it is launched at lower price or nearly the same price as its rivals.
Which smartphone among LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9+ do you think is better? Share your views with us in the comments below!
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