Screen Comparison : LG G3 Vs Xperia Z2 Vs Galaxy S5 Vs Galaxy Note 3 under Sunlight

by Chetan Bhawani 2

Smartphone Display Test

While the resolution of the screens of smartphones is taken into consideration quite a lot, the other factors such as brightness, color reproduction and the overall display quality are not less important. The 2014 flagship from LG, i.e. the LG G3 has something that easily beats the other flagship devices in terms of numbers – the display resolution. It is the QHD, or Quad HD or 2K resolution with the screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, while the other flagship devices have not more than the Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels screen resolution. But does the G3 screen beat the other displays in every aspect? let us check out below.

The devices that we are comparing in this test, are as follows.

  • LG G3 – 5.5-inch, 2560×1440 pixels, Super Clear LCD
  • Sony Xperia Z2 – 5.2-inch, 1920×1080 pixels, Triluminos Display
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 – 5.1-inch, 1920×1080 pixels, Super AMOLED
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – 5.7-inch, 1920×1080 pixels, Super AMOLED

How did these devices fare?


Smartphone Display Test LG G3

Smartphone Display Test LG G3 Sunlight

The LG G3 did have the best displays in the list of phones we tested, especially for the reason that it was able to put out some good content under bright sunlight, and the viewing angles were pretty good. Not the best when you view from the sides, but overall when you take all things into consideration, the Super Clear LCD of the G3 was the best.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Smartphone Display Test Galaxy S5

Smartphone Display Test Galaxy S5 Sunlight

Samsung Galaxy S5 having the Super AMOLED display doesn’t have a great display either. The view on side angles too weren’t really great, while you won’t be able to easily read the content directly under sunlight. Overall, it was an average display when you combine both, normal conditions and under-the-sunlight conditions.

Sony Xperia Z2

Smartphone Display Test Sony Xperia Z2

Smartphone Display Test Sony Xperia Z2 Sunlight

The Triluminos 1080p Display on the Sony Xperia Z2 does not show content on any angle under the sunlight, but when checking on full brightness in normal conditions, the display looks quite good and bright, with content easily available on side angles too.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Smartphone Display Test Galaxy Note 3

Smartphone Display Test Galaxy Note 3 Sunlight

The last device, i.e. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was surprisingly looking better than the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2, although it couldn’t fare better than the LG G3 when talking about the brightness and content display under the sunlight.

We specifically tested the devices with the Android OS, or the iPhone 5s would have been a tough competitor for sure. In the above four devices, although the G3 doesn’t take away everything, but still it has got the best display, at least when you talk of reading the content in bright conditions.

Chetan Bhawani

Chetan Bhawani is a dentist, a tech blogger and a passionate writer in the field of technology. He keeps himself connected to the web for the entire day, of course except when he's dozed off! Add +Chetan Bhawani on Google Plus for more!

  • personally i like the screens f the g3 and the note 3 they have deeper richer colors and still come of well in the sunlight! the g3 ceartainly has the least glare but the nte 3 has loads of clearity! the s5 is really hard to see sadly but its still a great device that excels in other categories. GREAT Article Phoneradar!! 🙂

  • Suraj Racharla

    wow this is amazing comparison article for all the phones listed in this article. All of them have great screens and all of them excell really well. Its nice to compare them in sunlight because where we use our phone the most sometimes and the results really surprised me. I honestyl though the super Amoled on both the galaxy note 3 and the s5 will beat the other 2 phones easy but i was wrong!!! The LG G3 actually beat everyone and i am quite surprised!!! This may not be a game chaging decision to switch smartphones just because it performs good in sunlight but the galaxy series seems to nail every other aspect of a ideal smartphone!!!