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By the numbers: LG G3 compared with today’s flagship Android smart phones


With the announcement of LG G3 this morning, we now have 2 flagship smart phones with Quad HD display. That’s of course before Lenovo launches its Vibe Z2 Pro with a larger 6″ screen. To find out how the LG G3 stacks up, we compared it with the Oppo Find 7/7a, OnePlus One, HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2.

In terms of specs, the LG G3 has very similar internals with the Oppo Find 7. Both are running on the latest Quad Core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor and a similar 5.5″ Quad HD display with 538ppi pixel density. In its high-spec variant, the LG G3 also packs 3GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage and a 3,000mAh capacity battery as well.

The major difference is in the camera. While the LG G3 also packs a 13MP sensor from Sony, it uses the older IMX135 sensor instead of the newer IMX214 that’s found on the OnePlus One and Find 7/7a. Having said that, the LG G3 has an advantage of having an Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS+) and a Laser AF feature to capture moments quicker with less blur.

Dimension wise, the LG G3 is thinner, lighter and even narrower than the Oppo Find 7. It is just as thin as the OnePlus One at 8.9mm but manages to weigh just 149 grams, which is 4 grams more than the lightweight Galaxy S5 that comes with a smaller 5.1″ display. With a metallic back shell, the LG G3 looks quite premium with a similar looking finish as the HTC One M8.

It is a pity that we won’t be getting this in Malaysia through official channels but who knows, LG might just make a come back with their mobile business. Alternatively, we can only wait for our enterprising grey importers to offer the LG G3 locally. The folks at Samsung and HTC are not resting on their laurels as they are expected to introduce their new flagship devices with Quad HD display in the form of Galaxy S5 Prime and HTC One M8 Prime. If LG plans to win big, they better roll out as soon as possible as their rivals like Samsung are quick to go to market in multiple countries in just a short time.

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Samsung outlines Galaxy S5 features in detailed video

Samsung wants you to know everything about its latest flagship device, the Galaxy S5. And from big ticket sponsorship to major advertising spots, the Korean brand has all angles covered. If you don’t already know everything there is to know about the Galaxy S5 head on over to after the jump to watch a features video about the device.

Bonus video: everything there is to know about the Gear 2 and Gear Fit.

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Infographic: Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs at a glance


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To better understand what’s new with the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung has released a one-sheet infographic which outlines its hardware and new features. To recap, the Galaxy S5 comes with a slightly larger screen at 5.1″ and is powered with a faster 2.5GHz Quad-Core processor with 2GB of RAM. Also new is a IP67 water resistance, heart rate sensor and an integrated finger print scanner on the home button. In case you missed it, you can view our posts of the Samsung Galaxy S5 live from Barcelona below:

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5: How does the finger print scanner works
Samsung Galaxy S5: Ultra Power Saving Mode Explained
Samsung Galaxy S5: Heart Rate Sensor Demo
Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy S5 officially announced, coming to Malaysia 11th April

Check out another official Infographic of Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 comparison after the break.

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Purported Samsung Galaxy S5 specs leaked. 5.24″ QHD display with 2 processor variants


In just 3 weeks, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to launch in its special Unpacked event. Russian insider Eldar Murtazin has tweeted what he claims to be the upcoming hardware specifications of the new Galaxy S5 flagship which includes a 5.24″ QHD AMOLED display that does 2560×1440 pixels resolution with a density of 560 ppi (pixels per inch). This somewhat matches Samsung’s earlier presentation which sets its target of manufacturing WQHD displays capable of 560ppi in 2014.

In terms of processor, there will be 2 variants consisting of Exynos 6 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor that’s mated with 3GB of RAM. It is likely that the Galaxy S5 will be available in either 3G HSPA+ and 4G LTE variant like its current Galaxy S4 & Note 3.

Storage is said to be either 32GB or 64GB, which is a good thing as the Galaxy S4 16GB model leaves very little usable storage space. For photography and video, the Galaxy S5 is said to come with a 16MP main camera and a front facing 3.2MP unit, which is almost double the pixel count of its predecessor.

Battery capacity wise, the Galaxy S5 is claimed to include a rather generous 3,200mAh capacity unit which is of the same size as the current Galaxy Note 3. Hopefully that would give some all-day performance especially when it comes with a higher resolution display.

Of course, these specs are just rumours for now but Edlar Murtazin does have a couple of leaks that turned out right in the past. The hardware does look promising but what would be interesting to look out for is its revamped interface which was leaked here and here.

We will find out soon enough 3 weeks from now. The Unpacked event will be streamed live on YouTube at 3AM on 25th February (Malaysia Time).