Spec showdown: Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5S vs. LG G Pro 2

Thanks to Mobile World Congress, the Galaxy S5 cat is out of the bag. How does it stack up to rival flagship phones?

Thanks to Mobile World Congress, the Galaxy S5 cat is out of the bag. How does it stack up to flagship rivals like the iPhone 5S and the LG G Pro 2?

The copper Galaxy S5 taken with the S5's own camera. (Credit: Jessica Dolcourt/CNET)

On the surface, Samsung's Galaxy S5 looks a hell of a lot like it's predecessor. Under the hood, however, it's a bit of a different story.

But never mind the Galaxy S4 — how does the S5 compare to the G Pro 2 and the iPhone 5S?

We've compiled a spec rundown on these three telephonic titans. Of course, the iPhone 5S is the only one you can walk out and buy at the moment — you'll wait until 11 April for Galaxy S5 and there's no word from LG on whether the G Pro 2 will even grace our shores.

Samsung Galaxy S5Apple iPhone 5SLG G Pro 2
Size142 x 72.5 x 8.1mm; 145g58.6 x 7.6 x 123.8mm; 112g157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3mm; 172g
Screen5.1-inch full-HD IPS; 1920x1080 pixels; 431ppi4-inch Retina Display; 1136x640 pixels; 326ppi5.9-inch full-HD IPS; 1920x1080 pixels; 373ppi
Operating systemAndroid 4.4iOS7Android 4.4
4G LTEYesYesYes
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
IR BlasterYesNoYes
Fingerprint scannerYesYesNo
Rear camera and recording16-megapixel; 1080p full-HD video8-megapixel; 1080p full-HD video13-megapixel; 4K HD video
Front-facing camera2-megapixel1.2-megapixel; 720p HD video2.1-megapixel
Processor2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801Proprietary A7 (64-bit) with M7 motion processor2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
Capacity16GB and 32GB16GB, 32GB, and 64GB16GB and 32GB
Expandable storageYesNoYes
BatteryRemoveable 2,800mAhEmbedded: Up to 10 hours on 4G LTE; standby time up to 10 daysRemoveable 3,200mAh
ColoursBlack, white, blue, and copperGray, white, and goldWhite, silver and titan
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