LG G4, G3, G2

While the flagship "G" series of LG smartphones technically kicked off back in 2012 with the Optimus G, it wasn't until the following year that the Korean company brought out the big guns. The G2 saw a rebranding of LG's flagship line, along design features which are familiar to this day — a giant display with slim bezels, rear-mounted buttons and KnockOn for waking the screen with a double-tap. That was followed in 2014 by the G3, which added a Quad HD display, re-vamped software and laser autofocus.

With the arrival of the new LG G4, we reunited LG's latest smartphone with its two predecessors to see how they measure up. Head past the break for a closer look.

LG G4 versus G3 versus G2 — key specifications

Category LG G4 LG G3 LG G2
Dimensions 148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm 149.1 x 75.3 x 7.1-9.4 mm 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm
Weight 155 grams 149 grams 145 grams
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
(Snapdragon 805 in Cat. 6 version)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Display 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display @ 2560x1440 5.5-inch IPS LCD Display @ 2560x1440 5.2-inch IPS LCD Display @ 1920x1080
Storage 32GB + microSD 16/32GB + microSD 16/32GB
Camera 16-megapixel with OIS 2.0 and laser autofocus 13-megapixel with OIS+ and laser autofocus 13-megapixel with OIS
Front Camera 8-megapixel 2.1-megapixel 2.1-megapixel
Battery 3,000mAh removable 3,000mAh removable 3,000mAh non-removable
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Upgraded to 5.0 Lollipop
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Upgraded to 5.0 Lollipop