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Apple iPhone 5 vs LG Optimus G vs Samsung Galaxy S III specs comparison

0. phoneArena 18 Sep 2012, 02:10 posted on

We wanted to see how the newly announced iPhone 5 measures up to the Samsung Galaxy S III, which will be its main competition for a good while, and against the upcoming LG Optimus G monstrosity, the likes of which will be the new iPhone's competition for at least the first half of next year...

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posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:57

16. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


A bit defensive, are you?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:59 1

19. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


more like run away and laugh

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 00:11

61. levvy (Posts: 33; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Since when ? Surely in your horrible dream of the invasion of Android

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:53 5

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The A6 isn't quad-core, is it? And, I would take the LG over both of those. As long as I have the option to root it, and get stock jelly Bean instead of Optimus UI...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:19 2

39. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i would think it's a Quad-Core but i think Apple would've touted that if it were because that would make the iPhone 5 the first phone in the states with a Quad-Core. Apple sure does like to tease the hardware junkies. xD

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:25 2

43. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That was what I thought, they would have bragged that they had quad-core, like how they bragged with the quad core graphics in the new iPad.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 21:47

86. Hemlocke (unregistered)


It doesn't need to be.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6324/the-iphone-5-performance-preview

Quad-core last-gen isn't in the same game, and the S4 Pro has a comparable CPU, but the GPU is not equal to the performance of the 543MP3.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 05:56

89. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The Adreno 320 beats the 543MP4, so I think it can stack up quite nicely against the 543MP3.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Snapdragon-S4-Pro-with-Adreno-320-graphics-is-the-first-to-top-the-new-iPads-PowerVR-GPU_id33350

Kind of a given, if one GPU (Adreno 320) beats out another GPU (SGX543MP4); then you take the losing GPU, take away about 25% of its potential performance (543MP3), it's still going to lose. I fail to understand your logic of thinking otherwise.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:53 11

4. nitinrana (Posts: 27; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


How can you guys even think of comparing it to SGS3???
Show some respect!!!
iPhone 5 is an epic fail... iFans should be trolled... :D

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:54 6

5. avasponge (Posts: 44; Member since: 03 May 2012)


GALAXY S3 and LG OPTIMUS G are better than iPhone 5

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:54 5

6. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Specs wise the phone is good, but design wise and iOS ... well its getting dated.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:54 3

7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Is the phone quad-core or dual-core? PhoneArena.com you guys are posting different stuff!

Here from your site:

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Apple-iPhone-5_id7378

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:56

14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


The consensus from the chipset folks is dual core cpu with quad-core gpu.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:01 3

20. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


thats confusing??? dual core and quad core? please explain

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:14 3

32. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes they fixed it. FINALLY!!!! lol

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:55 3

11. The_Innovation (Posts: 610; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


If you don't give much attention to the 1GB ram, the iPhone takes it. I'm positive the camera on it will beat the 13mp one LG has.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:09 5

29. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


In terms of processor, RAM, and display (size and type), the iPhone loses. PhoneArena is contradicting themselves, one article they say the iPhone 5 has a dual-core, another one they say it's quad, another they say the don't know. I'm about 90% it's a 1.2 GHz 32nm dual-core, basically an Exynos 4212, which is beaten by the S4 dual and S4 Pro quad.

Not sure on the GPU though, it might be the same found in the new iPad, which is still beaten by the Adreno 320. Though the camera probably is better than the rest of the competition, except for maybe the latest Xperia phones, and the Lumia 920 of course.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:17

36. The_Innovation (Posts: 610; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Well if it's dual core, that changes everything. In that case I would definitely agree with you.

I think just like the iPad 3, it's Dual Core with Quad Core graphics.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:21 2

41. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


xperia line up........moto line up...........and i even like the new lumia 920 over the iphone 5! ........why would i get the iphone 5 again??

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 23:48

59. The_Innovation (Posts: 610; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


It's not about you only. I want Droids to reach more fame. Right now, weather we like it or not, there's no stopping the iPhone. They filled in all the gaps that the average consumer wanted. Gave the bigger screen, gave the GPS, gave 4G LTE, has a decent battery, great camera.

The Xperia line up, the Moto Line up, really doesn't have much to offer to MOST consumers.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 23:45

58. The_Innovation (Posts: 610; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


They changed it to dual core lol. WTH PHONEARENA!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 21:50

87. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Are you daft? It's not an A9 Exynos. It is completely custom A15 based, like the Krait. The 4212 and 4412 are just straight, unmodified, reference ARM A9 chips. No magic, no fairy dust, just straight last-gen tech.

The Adreno 320 doesn't beat the new iPad, either. I can show benchmarks to prove my point, but I would be interested to see your sources.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 14:23

92. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Are you? This was almost a month ago, when next to nothing was known about the chip. I was just speculating of what it might be, considering the fact that the previous generations of Apple's Ax chips were basically re-branded Exynos. Now we know that it is in fact a custom made chip, just manufactured by Samsung.

Are you sure Exynos aren't modified in some way? I thought Samsung did something special, and that's why they always have best in class CPUs, but they were still primarily ARM based.

Also, the A6 isn't A-15 based. It is A-15 class, kind of like how the Krait in the S4 is an A-15 equivalent, but not A-15 based. All of these tech sites that are calling it A-15 have nothing backing that up.

I already went over the Adreno 320 vs. 543MP4 deal with you.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:56 3

13. Djillest (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


S3 is still best for many reasons... Anything the iPhone 5 well do s3 already did and did better...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:25 2

42. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


yes i agree with you but where the S3 fails is design......apples design is still better than Samsungs......BUT! everything else is much better with the exception of the camera.......which is why i believe the xperia phones (V and TX) has every phone beat as of now........Design wise and Power wise!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:57 4

15. nitinrana (Posts: 27; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Some apple sheep is giving thumbs down to every comment... How lame..

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:03 2

22. brar.arsh (Posts: 201; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Need anti Apple Fanboys here.. lol
https://www.facebook.com/arshbrar/posts/10152099308615360?notif_t=feed_comment

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:05 2

24. nitinrana (Posts: 27; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Hahahahahahaha... Let me join it... Would be fun...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:07 1

25. brar.arsh (Posts: 201; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Please Join Brother, there are too many I-sheeps out there.. haha

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:05

23. BravoTeam127 (unregistered)


I hate to bring this up, but in reality this LG phone looks a whole lot more like the iPhone than Samsung S line :/

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