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Specs Fight: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs LG G3 vs Galaxy Note 4

Today we’re going to compare the most popular smartphones on the market with two devices that are expected to be released later this year. We’re doing this comparison because there have been a lot of leaks and rumors lately of the LG G3 and Galaxy Note 4, so we might have some information about them.

We’re going to compare the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z2 with the rumored specs of the LG G3 and Galaxy Note 4.


The three smartphones that are already on the market, Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Sony Xperia Z2, all feature a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. The Galaxy S5 has it clocked at 2.5 Ghz, while the others are at 2.3 Ghz.

The LG G3 might come with the same Snapdragon 801 CPU, because we don’t know if Qualcomm and LG can work together in order to use the upcoming 805 one. If the release date is in June, as some recent rumors are saying, then it will most likely come with the same processor used by the others, but if it will be released in September-October, we believe it will use the 805.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will come with the Snapdragon 805, as its release date is most likely in September or early October. The 805 will be ready long before then and Samsung will be able to use it for their new phablet.


Most high-end flagships come with 2GB of RAM now, but we do have some exceptions. The Galaxy Note 3 came with 3GB last year, but between the three smartphones we are comparing now, only the Sony Xperia Z2 features 3GB, while the others pack only 2GB.

We don’t know what will LG decide with the G3, but we believe it will also come with 3GB, as the Xperia Z2. It depends very much on what the company decides it needs. Phone makers have to choose their hardware, while keeping the device at a decent price, so if they decide something else is more important than an extra gigabyte of RAM, then it will only have 2GB. We don’t think this is very important, though.

The Galaxy Note 3 features 3GB, so we are confident the Note 4 won’t come with less than that. But some rumors say it will come with 4GB, making it the first smartphone to feature that amount of RAM.


The GPU depends on SoC, so Snapdragon 801 means it will feature Adreno 330, while Snapdragon 805 sports an Adreno 420 GPU.

The Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and Sony Xperia Z2 feature ADreno 330 GPUs. We don’t know which one will the LG G3 come with, because we’re unsure about what processor it will use, but we are confident the Galaxy Note 4 will feature an Adreno 420 GPU.

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