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Samsung Galaxy S3 vs LG Optimus G

Both are excellent smart-phones and Samsung Galaxy S3 vs LG Optimus G specs smackdown makes an interesting reading

 The Android smartphone war is going ravingly hot in the U.S. Samsung is the cutthroat leader in Android mobile market. The company’s latest Galaxy S III has a strong competitor from its native rival LG. Called the Optimus G, the high-end Android handset from LG is surely a big threat for S3. Here we go for a specs comparison between the gadgets.

Size and Weight: The handsets are intensely competitive in size and weight. There are only slight differences between them in all major aspects. The S III is a 4.8-in device with the dimensions of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm and weight of just 133 grams. Meanwhile, the Optimus G is a handset with a 4.7-inch display and the dimensions of 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5mm and a weight of 145 grams.

Display Screen: The Galaxy S III is loaded with a 4.8-in Super AMOLED touchscreen that highlights a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 306-ppi. The Optimus G, at the same time, sports a 4.7-inch True HD-IPS + LCD display with almost a slightly better resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels at 318-ppi. Corning’s Gorilla Glass technology gives anti-scratch protection for the handsets.

Processor, GPU & RAM: Both smartphones pack quad core CPUs. The S III touts a quad core Exynos 4412 Quad 1.4GHz Cortex-A9 CPU with 1GB of RAM and Mali-400MP graphical processing unit. The LG phone is up with a 1.5GHz Krait quad core CPU that encloses a Qualcomm MDM9615 processor, which is backed by a heavy 2GB of RAM and Adreno 320.

Software: The Samsung and LG handsets came out with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). Both the phones will support its successor the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with S III in the U.S. and many other countries already starting to receive the firmware update.

Camera: In some markets, the LG Optimus G sports a heavy 13MP rear camera. In other countries, it has 8MP rear camera as does the Galaxy S III. The phones have all the advanced camera features like LED flash, autofocus, check quality, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and more. You can shoot video at 1080p quality. The S III and Optimus G respectively mount 1.9MP and 1.3MP front snappers for video chats.

Connectivity: Both the handsets are 4G LTE compatible. Further, you have EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA and HSUPA for network connectivity. Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, NFC and MicroUSB port are other major connectivity options of the handsets.

Battery: The LG and Samsung handsets pack the same Li-Po 2100 mAh batteries for better backup. LG offers up to 15 hours talk time for its phone, while Samsung offers up to 12 hours.

Price, Availability: The Galaxy S III has been in market since May. All major cellular service providers in the U.S. including the U.S. Cellular sell the handset. Unlike its previous versions, Samsung has rolled out the same model of S3 for all carriers. The carriers sell the handset for $199 with two year contract. The LG Optimus G has arrived in the U.S. in November and it is also available for discounted prices with data contract.

It is not easy to sport a winner of the handsets in this comparison. Both the phones are highly rich and powerful in specs. But, most of the in-detail comparisons suggest users to go for Galaxy S III, because it looks far better than its LG competitor in many aspects. First of all, it has a stunning design and it has been sold in huge numbers across the world. There is frenzy popularity for Galaxy S III and it is arguably the best Android phone out in stores.



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