Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G3 vs HTC One (M8)


This post is focused on a comparison between 4 of the current flagship phones for Apple, Samsung, LG, and HTC. The phone comparison is the Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G3 vs HTC One (M8). Below you will see a table with all their specs laid out. If you're debating about which phone to get, this spec list should help determine what phone has what you want:
Apple iPhone 6Samsung Galaxy S5LG G3HTC One (M8)
Operating systemiOS 8Android 4.4 (KitKat)Android 4.4 (KitKat)Android 4.4 (KitKat)
ProcessorDual-core 2GHz Apple A8Quad-core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801Quad-core 2.46 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801Quad-core 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
RAM1 GB2 GB2 GB2 GB
Screen size4.7 in5.1 in5.5 in5.0 in
Screen resolution1334 x 7501920 x 10802560 x 14401920 x 1080
Pixel density326ppi432ppi538ppi441ppi
Screen typeIPSAMOLEDIPSIPS
Rear camera, video8 megapixels; 1080p HD video16 megapixels; 4K HD video13 megapixels; 4K HD video4 megapixels; Duo camera; 1080p HD video
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels2.0 megapixels2.1 megapixels5.0 megapixels
FlashDual LEDLEDDual LEDDual LED
Memory card slot (supplied)N/AMicroSDMicroSDMicroSD
NFCYesYesYesYes
Wireless data4G4G4G4G
Size138 x 66 x 6.9 mm142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm
Weight4.55 oz (129g)5 oz (145g)5.26 oz (149g)5.64 oz (160g)
Battery capacity1,810 mAh2,800 mAh3,000 mAh2,600 mAh
Removable batteryNoYesYesNo
Water-resistantNoYesNoNo
As you can see from the specs, each phone has a little something different to offer.

Speed/Memory

If speed is your biggest desire, you can't go wrong with the S5, G3, or M8's 2.3-2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor. They all have double the RAM (2 GB) compared to the iPhone 6's 1 GB as well.

Camera

If the quality of your photos is important, you probably want to go with the Galaxy S5's 16 megapixel camera or the LG G3's 13 megapixel camera. The HTC One's 5 megapixel front-facing camera is much higher than the front-facing cameras on the other 3 phones.

Screen

As far as a screen goes, the LG G3 has a QHD screen with an impressive 2560 x 1440 resolution which gives the phone 538ppi (pixels per inch). Both the S5 and the M8 have full HD 1920 x 1080 screens. Meanwhile, the iPhone 6 only has a 1334 x 750 resolution screen with 326ppi.

Battery

If battery capacity is what you're looking for, any of the Android phones (S5, G3, or M8) would be a good choice. The iPhone 6's battery capacity just isn't up to par (or any of the iPhone's specs for that matter).

Dimensions/Weight

If thinness and weight is a big factor for you, this is the only place the iPhone 6 wins. However, it is only about 1mm thinner and 0.45 ounces lighter than the Galaxy S5.

Other Features

The Galaxy S5 is the only phone of the 4 listed that is water and dust resistant. This could be a major factor for some people. Also, if you want a removable battery, then the only two phones to offer that are the Galaxy S5 and the LG G3. All the phones offer NFC (Near Field Communication) and support 4G. If you want an external memory slot for a microSD card, then you have to go with one of the Android phones because Apple has never offered that. Lastly, all the phones except for the S5 offer a Dual LED rather than a single LED for the camera flash.

Comments 4

  1. I’m really looking for a wise comparison between android and iPhone. I’ve been using android phone since 3 years and I love the experience. I never used an iPhone. But I have just one question in mind- if android is so better or even comparable to iPhone then why people are mad about iPhone even in so much higher price than the android phones?

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