Comparing the LG G2 and the new LG G3

LG has finally revealed the LG G3 -- let's see how the new phone compares to its predecessor.

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The LG G3 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

LG has finally announced its newest flagship smartphone, the LG G3.

What do we know so far? For starters, it's big: the 5.5-inch display is larger and has more pixels than both the LG G2 and the Galaxy S5. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset also makes it marginally faster than its predecessor, and neat features like an adjustable Smart Keyboard and the wireless charging Quick Circle case help its cause. LG also claims the G3 camera's laser-guided autofocus, a 2,560x1,440 pixel resolution display (with a whopping 538 pixels per inch), and adaptive battery consumption will help it stand out in a crowded field.

Thinking of upgrading, or just curious about what's under the hood? Check out the chart below for a complete rundown of what's new, and be sure to check out our comprehensive showdown between the rest of the titans of the smartphone world.

LG G2 vs. LG G3

LG G2 LG G3
Dimensions (inches) 5.5 x 2.8 x 0.35 5.7 x 2.9 x 0.35
Weight 4.94 ounces 5.25 ounces
OS Upgradeable to Android 4.4 KitKat Android 4.4 KitKat
CPU 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801
Display 5.2-inch, 1,920x1,080 pixels, 424ppi 5.5-inch, 2,560x1,440 pixels, 538ppi
Storage 16GB, 32GB 16GB, 32GB
RAM 2GB Up to 3GB
Expansion slot None Up to 128GB microSD
4G LTE Yes Yes
Battery 3,000mAh, embedded 3,000mAh, removable
Camera 13 megapixels, 2.1 front-facing 13 megapixels, 2.1 front-facing
NFC Yes Yes
US Carriers AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint

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