G4 - M9 - S6
In the early hours of this morning, LG finally unveiled the G4. The phone is now in the hands of the illustrious Chris, who has from all accounts fallen deeply in love with the luxurious leather rear of the phone, as well as the camera. The phone is obviously about to enter the marketplace – when exactly isn’t yet known – where it will compete with other 2015 flagships from HTC and Samsung. So, it comes down to Specs, at least to start with, at least until we’ve finished reviews on all the handsets. So, to make it easy for you, we’ve laid out the specs on all three(four with the Edge) for you to compare in this easy to read chart.

  LG G4 HTC One M9 Samsung Galaxy S6 / Edge
Screen 5.5″ Quad HD 5.0″ Full HD 5.1″ Quad HD
Resolution 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD) 1920 x 1080 (1080p) 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD)
Display IPS Quantum Display Super LCD 3 Super AMOLED
PPI 538 PPI 441 PPI 577 PPI
Processor Qualcomm
Snapdragon 808
64-bit Hex-Core
with X10 LTE
Qualcomm
Snapdragon 810
64-bit Octa-Core
Exynos
7420
64-bit Octa-Core
Cores 2 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 +
4 x 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53
4 x 2.0 GHz +
4 x 1.5GHz
Quad 2.1 GHz +
Quad 1.5 Ghz
RAM 3GB 3GB 3GB
LPDDR4
Storage 32GB 32GB 32/64/128GB
MicroSD Yes, up to 2TB Yes, up to 2 TB No
Rear Camera 16MP 20MP 16MP
Aperture f/1.8 f/2.2 f/1.9
OIS Hardware OIS 2.0 Software Hardware OIS
Flash Single LED Dual LED Dual LED
HDR Yes Yes Yes
RAW Yes No No
Auto-focus Yes, laser Yes Yes
Sensor size 1/2.6″ 1/2.4″ 1/3.06″
Other Variable White balance
Front Camera 8MP 4MP
HTC UltraPixel™
5MP
Aperture f/2.0 f/2.0 f/1.9
Features UXGesture Shot
Gesture View
Front Facing Soft Light
BSI sensor
1080p video recording
HDR
1440p video recording
Dual video call
HDR
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
2.4/5GHz
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
2.4/5GHz
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
2.4/5GHz
HT80 MIMO(2×2) 620Mbps
Bluetooth 4.1 BLE 4.1 BLE 4.1 BLE
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Video Output 4K Slimport HDMI MHL 3.0 No
USB 2.0 2.0 2.0
Infra Red Yes Yes Yes
Location GPS, A-GPS, Glonass GPS, A-GPS, Glonass GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
4G LTE FDD Bands To be clarified 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 26, 28
4G LTE TDD Bands To be clarified 38, 40, 41 40
3G UMTS Yes, to be clarified 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 2100, 1900, 900, 850 MHz, AWS
2G GSM Yes, to be clarified 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Sensors TBA Ambient light
Proximity
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Compass
Magnetic
Sensor Hub
Ambient light
Proximity
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Compass
Magnetic
Barometer
Hall
Heart Rate
Fingerprint Scanner No No Yes
Wireless Charging Yes No Yes
Built-in, WPC1.1 (4.6W) and PMA 1.0 (4.2W)
Built-in No
Requires compatible flip cover
Yes
Standard To be clarified WPC1.1 (4.6W)
PMA 1.0 (4.2W)
Android Android 5.1 with LG UX 4.0 Android 5.0 with Sense 7.0 Android 5.0 with Touchwiz
Battery 3,000 mAh
removable
2,840 mAh
sealed
2,550 mAh
sealed
(2,600 mAh in S6 Edge)
Dimensions 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3-9.8 mm Ceramic
148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3-10.1mm Leather
144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm (S6)
142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm (S6 Edge)
Weight 155 grams (Ceramic)
157 grams (Leather)
157 grams 138 grams (S6), 132 grams (S6 Edge)
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fatfort
fatfort
5 years ago

S6 not supporting video output surely not

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
Reply to  fatfort
5 years ago

Surprisingly, it seems to be the case.

Nanofixit
5 years ago

the phone is already old the market provide better device

Peter Massey
Peter Massey
Reply to  Nanofixit
5 years ago

Not sure if this is spam or supposed to be a genuine comment?

If it’s genuine, then I suggest you think before you speak, especially if you are representing a company – especially your own.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
Reply to  Peter Massey
5 years ago

Sadly, pricing for the G4 won’t be known until LG’s ready to announce it for local launch.

Nanofixit
Reply to  Peter Massey
5 years ago

Yes i think 3 time before write that why i put the company name Peter.

vijay alapati
vijay alapati
5 years ago

Does G4 support quick charging?

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  vijay alapati
5 years ago

It does. The Qualcomm 808 chipset supports it.

vijay alapati
vijay alapati
Reply to  Daniel Tyson
5 years ago

There was already a thread raised in xda which states the is no quick charge 2.0

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  vijay alapati
5 years ago

https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/processors/808 – Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology, up to 3A out, supports Parallel Charging – the Chipset supports it, so if there is nothing in the LG hardware to STOP it, it will support it.

vijay alapati
vijay alapati
Reply to  Daniel Tyson
5 years ago

I was able to make my nexus 5 do quick change using ElementalX a year back by rooting, but the question is will i be able to do without rooting on G4 as many people are worried about rooting due to warranty issues? Hope you get my point 🙂

vijay alapati
vijay alapati
Reply to  Daniel Tyson
5 years ago

Phonearena review just confirmed that there is NO fast charging in G4, So i shall STOP 🙂

JeniSkunk
JeniSkunk
5 years ago

Question: why do you say that G4 only has a single LED flash on the rear?

Looking at the photos, it looks to have a similar 2 LED dual colour flash like the G3.

GrKTcB
GrKTcB
Reply to  JeniSkunk
5 years ago

Because it does. The thing under the LED flash is a “colour spectrum sensor” for a more accurate white balance and colour reproduction.

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