Will frickin’ lasers help the LG G3 fend off new competition from Apple?

Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac.

Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac.

Thanks to its impressive laser autofocus camera, Quad HD display, and improved design, the LG G3 has become one of this year’s hottest smartphones. But can those things help it fend off new competition from Cupertino? Apple today announced its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both of which boast larger displays, faster processors, and water-resistant designs.

Choosing between all of these devices can be tough, but we’re here to lend a helping hand. Our comparison below will help you decide which is best for you.

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iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus LG G3
OS iOS 8 iOS 8 Android 4.4.2
Display 4.7-in (1334×750) 5.5-in (1920×1080) 5.5-in (2560×1440)
PPI 326 401 534
CPU 2.4GHz A8 (64-bit) 2.4GHz A8 (64-bit) 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801
RAM 1GB (TBC) 1GB (TBC) 2GB, 3GB (depending on market)
Storage 16GB, 64GB, 128GB 16GB, 64GB, 128GB 16GB, 32GB + microSD (up to 128GB)
Cameras 8MP (rear) + 1.2MP (front) 8MP (rear) + 1.2MP (front) 13MP (rear) + 2.1MP (front)
Fingerprint Yes Yes No
Other NFC, M8 motion processor, barometer NFC, M8 motion processor, barometer Laser autofocus, NFC
Size 138.1 x 67 x 6.9mm 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1mm 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm
Weight 129g 172g 149g
Battery TBC TBC 3,000mAh
Touch ID returns on the new iPhones. Photo: Apple.

Touch ID returns on the new iPhones. Photo: Apple.

The LG G3 presents one of the toughest fights against the iPhone there is, because it’s so strong in pretty much every area. Its Quad HD display offers an incredibly high pixel-per-inch count — far greater than both the iPhones, it has a blazing-fast processor, and of course, that excellent camera.

But the iPhones do have a couple of important advantages, most notably Touch ID and those additional motion sensors. Apple has also made some significant improvements to the camera, so although they still have 8-megapixel sensors, they take even better pictures and boast rapid autofocus.

While LG’s laser autofocus sounds pretty snazzy, then, you may not miss it. What you may miss if you choose a new iPhone, however, is expandable storage and the highly customizable Android operating system.