Samsung Galaxy S3 vs LG Optimus G, the specs battle

The battle of the smartphones is headlined today by two different models. One is LG’s Optimus G and the other is the Samsung Galaxy S3. Find out more about each of them below.

Firstly, both of these smartphones feature capacitive keys that deliver great feedback. Secondly, both handsets impress with the way they look. The materials used on the LG Optimus G are more solid and more appealing than what Samsung chose for their Galaxy S3. But, on the other hand, the latter has a smaller and lighter body than its rival.

The processors

The processors thrown into the mix on the Optimus G and the Galaxy S3 are both superb. With the only difference that Samsung’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 produced by Qualcomm is a tad slower. LG’s 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro produced by the same Qualcomm is much faster.s3-vs-Optimus-G

But the area where these two phones differ is the screen. LG’s latest handset features a 4.7 inch WXGA HD IPS Plus touchscreen. It features a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. The Galaxy S3 comes with a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED screen that packs a total of 720 x 1280 pixels. This is why the quality it delivers is superior to LG’s display. However, the touchscreen on the latter is better when it comes to the colors capabilities. But, at the end of the day, as tests showed us, the touchscreen on the Galaxy S3 is capable of greatness, especially when used outside under a strong sun.

The connectivity

As for connectivity, there’s no difference between the Galaxy S3 and the Optimus G. They sport the following options: microUSB ports and 3.5 mm headset jacks. Moreover, both ship with noise-cancelling microphones and simple microphones.

If you are the kind who uses a smartphone for a lot of SMS sending and the like, then you’ll be thrilled to know that both keyboards used by these two rivaling phones deliver the same excellent responsiveness and comfort.
Another department where things are different is the user interface. The UI used by the Optimus G, called QSlide, fails to be as exciting as the TouchWiz Nature interface employed by Samsung. The QSlide lacks the kind of strong, very useful and interesting features that are offered by the TouchWiz.Galaxy-S3

The memory

In terms of memory, the Galaxy S3 and the LG Optimus G both have 2GB of RAM at their disposal. Storage means 32GB for LG’s latest creation and 16GB for Samsung’s new handset. Besides, the latter’s internal storage can be expanded, while the amount on the Optimus G doesn’t come with this possibility.

Another aspect where the Galaxy S3 proves a better smartphone is call quality. The Optimus G made our friend’s voices sound badly. We did not experience the same poor quality when talking to them with our Galaxy S3, which delivered a lot of clarity and great volume.

The camera

If you want to shoot clips or take photos, we recommend the camera on the Galaxy S3. Its 8MP resolution translates into very good sharpness, brightness and everything in-between. The cam on the Optimus G, though a 13MP model for the Sprint version and 8MP for the AT&T model, does not deliver the same image quality. Likewise, the camera on the back of LG’s phone fails when it comes to video quality. The clips shot by us with Samsung’s rear camera showed plenty of details and colors.LG-Optimus-G

As is the trend, the two smartphones sport a wealth of Internet connectivity options. You’ll find Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE, NFC, GPS and hotspot connectivity capabilities.

The battery

Battery-wise, it should be noted that the LG handset features a 2,100 mAh battery. The same as the one used by the Samsung device. We tested the two batteries for a couple of days and were pleased with the fact that they lasted 24 hours straight. But that was because we did not use everything that these phones had to offer. So expect to see the batteries drain after half a day if you employ them moderately to heavily.

The price of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is $199.99 for the model that sports 16GB of internal storage. The LG Optimus G comes at a price of $199.99 for both Sprint and AT&T carriers.

Considering all of the above, both smartphones deliver a great performance, impressive specs, with pros and cons here and there. Now it’s all up to you to make a choice depending on your own expectations of such a device.

Posted In Vs - By Catalin Nichita

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