Today we compare two big phones that are on many shoppers' short lists: the incumbent Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the upcoming LG G3. The Note 3 has a 5.7" full HD Super AMOLED display while the LG G3 has a 5.5" quad HD 2560 x 1440 IPS display. Both run on quad core Snapdragon CPUs clock within 200 MHz of each other, have ample RAM and microSD card slots for expansion. Each runs Android KitKat 4.4 with frankly similar UI customizations right down to split window multi-tasking and a front camera that can watch you so it won't turn off the display while you're looking at it.
So how do you decide? On paper, I know a lot of you will pick the LG G3 since it has a super-high resolution display and an ever so slightly newer and faster Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU (the 801 vs. 800 in the Note 3). And it is the newer phone; in fact it's not even shipping yet in the US, and our LG-provided review unit is meant for the Korean market. I'll take the dangerous line here and say that they're both so high resolution, I'm not willing to crown the G3 winner based on that feature, especially when the Note 3's display offers those popular vivid colors and rich blacks.
Other similarities include high capacity removable batteries, capable 2MP front and 13MP rear cameras and dual band WiFi 802.11AC. The Note 3 brings the digital pen to the fight, and the LG G3 fights back with laser focus assist for the rear camera.
There are many more points to compare, so hunker down with a cup of java and watch our LG G3 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Comparison Smackdown.