iPhone 5 vs. LG G3 Specs And Price Comparison In Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | August 22, 2014 4:43 PM EST

For readers who are considering buying the iPhone 5 or the LG G3, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.

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A sales assistant holding Samsung Electronics' Galaxy 5 smartphone (L) and Apple Inc's iPhone 5 smartphone (R) poses for photographs at a store in Seoul July 16, 2014.

Display And Design

The iPhone 5 comes with a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, which translates into a resolution of 640 x 1,136 pixels. The LG G3 comes with a 5.5-inch True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touch screen, which translates into a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels. The G3 is the clear winner in this category with 534 ppi pixel display density compared to the 326 ppi pixel display density.

The iPhone 5 measures 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm and weighs 112 grams. The LG G3 is bigger, wider, thicker and comparatively heavier. The device measures 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm and weighs 149 grams.

Hardware And Operating System

The iPhone 5 is equipped with a 1.3 GHz dual core Swift processor and Apple A6 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no microSD slot for additional memory.

The LG G3 is equipped with a 2.5 GHz quad core Krait 400 processor and Qualcomm MSM8975AC Snapdragon 801 chipset. It comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants, which can be expanded by up to 128 GB using a microSD card.

The iPhone 5 runs on the iOS 6 operating system, which can be upgraded to the iOS 7 version. The device has 1 GB of RAM. The LG G3 runs on the Android KitKat operating system. The device comes in 2 GB and 3 GB RAM variants. In terms of computing power, the G3 is the clear winner.

Camera

The iPhone 5 sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP. The LG G3 sports a 13 MP primary camera with phase detection/laser autofocus, optical image stabilisation and dual LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 2.1 MP.

Battery

The iPhone 5 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 8 hours on 3G. The LG G3 comes with a Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 21 hours on 3G.

Price In Australia

The iPhone 5 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $819.95. The LG G3 16 GB 4G LTE variant is priced at around AU $579.95 and the 32 GB 4G LTE variant is priced at around AU $649.95 in Australia.

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A sales assistant holding Samsung Electronics' Galaxy 5 smartphone (L) and Apple Inc's iPhone 5 smartphone (R) poses for photographs at a store in Seoul July 16, 2014.
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