Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs LG G4: Which Is A Better Phablet?

South Korea tech giant, Samsung has just brought its latest flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note5 to India. The Galaxy Note5 is a very different device compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 4, and it packs some serious features to go hand in hand with the flagships from other brands. LG is one of the biggest competitors of Samsung as it is also from Korea. The company’s latest flagship phablet is the LG G4, and it offers a stiff competition to the Samsung Galaxy Note5.

Both Galaxy Note5 and LG G4, both are loaded with high-end features and impress those who like large screen smartphones. If you have been eyeballing any of these phones, let’s compare their specifications so you can decide easily.

Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs LG G4: Which Is A Better Phablet?

Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs LG G4: comparison of high-end flagships from Korea


The LG G4 and Galaxy Note5 offer excellent designs. The Note5 offers a solid metal and glass mix design, which is durable and appealing. The phone is quite slim with a waistline of 7.6mm, and weighs 171 grams. The device comes with a newly designed S Pen, which can be tucked inside the phone at the bottom. Coming to the LG G4, it is the company’s best looking smartphone till date featuring a rear panel made out of real leather. There are also plastic and metal back variants of the phone with an interesting diamond-cut pattern. The smartphone offers a ‘slim arc’ design with a slightly curved body. The thickness of the device varies from 6.3mm to 9.8mm, and it weighs 155 grams. Overall, the Galaxy Note5 and LG G4, both smartphones offer excellent designs.

Display and OS

The LG G4 comes with a 5.5-inch quad-HD IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 534ppi and a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The phone offers an impressive media viewing experience thanks to the Quantum LCD display. The Galaxy Note5 on the other hand offers a bigger 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, resulting into a pixel density of 515ppi. Its for those who like big devices. They both run Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box with their brand’s respective UI on top.


The Samsung Galaxy Note5 is powered by a Samsung Exynos 7 octa-core processor that has four cores running at 2.1GHz and quad clusters spinning at 1.5GHz. The performance on the device is further supported by a handsome 4GB of RAM and a Mali T760 MP8 GPU. The LG G4 on the other hand is backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor that has dual-core CPU with 1.4GHz and four clusters running at 1.8GHz, aided by an Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM. For storage, the Galaxy Note5 comes in 32GB and 64GB internal variants, but it is non-expandable. The G4 on the other hand comes with 32GB of inbuilt memory, which users can increase up to 2TB via a microSD card.


For imaging, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and LG G4, both smartphones come with 16-megapixel autofocus rear cameras with optical image stabilisition, LED flash, and excellent camera apps. For self-portraits, the LG G4 sports an 8-megapixel front snapper, while the Galaxy Note5 offers a 5-megapixel secondary shooter. Overall, they both offer almost similar primary camera features, but the LG G4 delivers better self-portraits.

Connectivity and Battery

In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy Note5 and LG G4, both devices offer similar specifications including 4G LTE support for Indian networks, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, micro-USB 2.0, USB OTG and GPS. They both are powered by 3,000mAh batteries and support wireless charging. So in this section, there’s no difference between the Note5 and G4.


The Samsung Galaxy Note5 and LG G4 are excellent flagship smartphones from Korea. The LG G4 will impress those who like compact phablets with excellent design, selfie camera, and support external storage. The Galaxy Note5 on the other hand is for those who like tablet-sized smartphones with S Pen functionality, which lets you draw, doodle, take notes, and do more. The phone has an impressive design, a fingerprint sensor and slightly better performance than the G4. Coming to the prices, the LG G4 has been priced at Rs 51,000, while the Galaxy Note5 is being offered at a starting price of Rs 53,900 that goes up to 59,900 for 64GB edition. So which one has caught your attention? Or you have any other devices in mind? Share in the comments.