The new all-metal HTC 10 is with no doubt giving the rest of the smartphone industry a run for their money. Despite this, there are still quite a number of slightly older flagships that are still doing great in the market, notably the LG G4.
Released last year, the LG G4 has already seen its successor the G5 come into play. Still, this device rocks some of the best hardware specs and features out there. It gets even better when looking at the pricing of the handset, especially when put head-to-head with the new HTC 10.
To cut the chase short here is a closer look at what the HTC 10 brings versus what the LG G4 has.
Design and display
A simple comparison of these two devices should start with the phones’ designs. As for the newly released HTC 10, the design features an all-metal body with rounded edges that ensure the phone gets a deservedly premium-looking appearance. To ensure the phone keeps up with the latest industry standards for flagship devices, HTC included a fingerprint scanner in the home button as well as a USB Type-C port.
As for the LG G4, you will come across a plastic build with a polycarbonate-made rear that can also be swapped for a leather back. The phone’s general design features a curved body that ensures holding it in your hand, despite its huge size, is easy. One notable design difference would the missing fingerprint scanner on the G4, something that has become a norm for flagship phones in 2016.
As noted earlier, the LG G4 is larger in size than the HTC 10. The former boasts of a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a QHD resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels. This gives a pixel density of 538ppi, which promises amazingly sharp views. As for the 10, it packs a slightly smaller 5.2-inch Super LCD5 display panel with similar QHD resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels. However, the 10 delivers a better pixel density of 565ppi, which should translate to even better views although the difference might not be noticeable to the naked eyes.
Hardware and camera specs
Going to the internals, the HTC 10 is the latest version of the two. It packs 2016 smartphone flagship hardware that includes a Snapdragon 820 SoC and a RAM of 4GB. On the other hand, the LG G4 comes with similarly compelling specs, but from last year. It features a Snapdragon 808 SoC and a RAM of 3GB, which is more than enough to handle a world of processes on the G4 without experiencing any problems.
The two phones offer internal storage options of 32GB and both can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 200GB.
It gets even better when it comes to the camera specs. While the HTC 10 has a 12MP sensor on the rear, the LG G4 has a 16MP sensor. Despite the differences, you will still get quality shots on these two, but with more details coming from HTC 10 shots. Since the two have a year between them, the newer HTC 10 costs more than the older LG G4. While the former is priced at $699, the latter is currently valued at about $450.