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Tough decision Wednesday: LG Viper intro or HTC One S rollout?

Tough decision Wednesday: LG Viper intro or HTC One S rollout?
Some people have a tough decision to make on Wednesday. At 7pm, two manufacturers will each be rolling out a new Android model in New York City. Korean manufacturer LG is using the safe and conservative route in rolling out the LG Viper 4G. A poster designed for the occasion says that the unit not only helps with your work and social life, it helps you to become a better parent. "Parenting in 4G speed," says the display. Model and Actress Miss USA 1996 will be at the event teaching all attendees how to use the LG Viper 4G to change those nasty tech habits that prevent you from becoming a great parent. Other things expected at the event include interactive demos and refreshments.

The LG Viper 4G is equipped with a 4 inch WVGA  NOVA screen offering a respectable pixel density of 233 ppi. Under the hood is a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and there is 1GB of RAM on board. On back is a 5MP camera with AF and a VGA front-facing shooter takes self-portraits and handles video chat. Android 2.3 is installed.

Carly's new image

Carly's new image

So for those who just happen to find themselves in the Big Apple Wednesday, another event is expected to begin at the same time as T-Mobile is going to introduce the HTC One S, also starting at 7pm. Dale Earnhardt is listed on the invitation as the entertainment for the evening, but we would not be surprised to see T-Mobile spokeswoman Carly on hand decked out in leather and straddling her ducati.

The HTC One S offers a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED qHD display with pixel density of 256 ppi. Under the hood is that zippy dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor that is on AT&T's HTC One X and could soon be on some Motorola smartphones as well. There is 1GB of RAM on board along with 16GB of native storage although there is no microSD slot. 4G connectivity is available via HSPA+ 42 which provides data speed as fast as 42Mbps. An 8MP camera on back has an LED flash and captures video in 1080p at 29 fps. A .3MP front-facing camera enables video chat and can be used for self-portraits. Android 4.0.3 is installed.

While smartphone buyers seem to have some really tough decisions ahead, the question for Wednesday is which event to see in person. Do you head over to the LG Viper 4G conference and see Miss USA 1996 talk about using the Viper to change your bad tech habits? Or do you cover T-Mobile's introduction of the HTC One S with the S4 and Carly showing off her (and T-Mobile's) new image.

Let us know what you would do by dropping a comment in the box below.

source: AndroidCentral

Expected to be introduced on Wednesday, the LG Viper 4G for Sprint (L) and the HTC One S for T-Mobile
Expected to be introduced on Wednesday, the LG Viper 4G for Sprint (L) and the HTC One S for T-Mobile

Expected to be introduced on Wednesday, the LG Viper 4G for Sprint (L) and the HTC One S for T-Mobile


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posted on 17 Apr 2012, 23:58 9

1. doubler86 (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Sounds pretty easy to me. The HTC One S, pretty much better in every way. LG needs to stick to feature phones. If you want Android it comes down to Samsung or HTC.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 00:09 7

2. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


No brainer, Carly... I mean the One S, sorry :)

PS: Typo: One S has 1.3 MP fornt camera, not .3.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 00:29 4

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5555; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, i'd go to the One S thing. xD

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 00:36 5

4. bbdol (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


No offense but how do the phones even compete? The LG Viper has worse specs in almost every way and caters to a different level. Also both phones are on competing networks.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 00:50 2

5. paulyyd (Posts: 326; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


the iPhone would be the clear winner here folks

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 01:40 5

6. threeline (Posts: 256; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


The Viper is a joke compared to the One S. I wish Sprint was getting both the One S and One X (Evo LTE). Who buy a LG with 2.3? You will never see an ICS update and LG smartphones flat out suck. I wouldn't dare buy a new phone in this day and age that wasn't launching with ICS plain and simple. So I don't know what makes this decision tough. This article was a waste. That's just me though.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 01:55 1

7. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


hey you guys are always hard on lg the viper is a mid ranger and you guys are comparing it to one s.
How about comparing samsung galaxy pocket with the viper 4g.
Check lg's upcoming phones and you can see that they are releasing better phones than other oem's. Phonearena i think you should do an article on this. I hate it when people bash lg for no reason.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 08:40

10. threeline (Posts: 256; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


We didn't compare it to the One S, PA did. We said there is no comparison. The One S blows this away.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 03:16 1

9. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


im seriously sick of all the hate comments people are giving LG. LG is a great manufacturer but all they need to do right now is to get their s**t together. also, lets not forget, compared to the likes of Samsung and HTC, LG is relatively new to the smartphone game and they obviously need time to sort things out. i had an Optimus 3D and it was a magnificent phone. it performed on par with the S2 many of my friends were using, and i expected it to be slower considering the S2 has more RAM and a better processor. you ppl need to give LG a chance

i bet my comment will get quite a number dislikes, even though what i said is true. it is always the case on this site

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 08:43 1

11. threeline (Posts: 256; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


If they had their sh*t together then we wouldn't be bashing them.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 04:08

14. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


Give LG credit where its due. LG is a company of many firsts. First with dual core, first with glasses-less 3D, first with quad core (although not firsto sell). LG needs time like I've said, they are new to the smartphone game. Where they are now, was exactly where Samsung answer HTC once were. One day, LG is going to be in the top again and u will see that what I said is true.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 04:36

15. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


Samsung AND HTC ** stupid auto correct

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 10:15

12. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


i would get the one s but why not get the amaze 4g instead for cheaper? exactly the same phone except for ICS ?? booo htc bring the one x or bring nothing!

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 10:17 2

13. scmc0310 (Posts: 6; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)


I've said it many times....this site is so pro Samsung it makes me sick!!!! Would love to see some people try some of the new LG devices and see what they think. Just because it looks bad on paper does not make it so. I have the LG Lucid, which is Verizon's version for the Viper and I love it!! 18-21 hrs of battery life, great screen, and great processor. They might be mid-tier, but the Lucid is by far my favorite Android device ever!!! All I can say is.....SCREW SAMSUNG!!!!

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 06:33 1

16. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


finally someone is bashing samsung.
Samsung SUCKS!!!!!

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 08:34

17. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


i wouldnt say Samsung sucks. both LG and Samsung are awesome manufacturers and both have their strengths and weaknesses. in fact all manufacturers are good. it really is a matter of personal prefence, if u prefer one brand over the other, it is up to you..
but even then, i think saying that another manufacturer is inferior to the other is just distasteful. everyone has their right to their own opinions but NO ONE should hate on something just bcos they dont like it.

and to all LG/Samsung haters/fanboys, LG and Samsung are known to help each other out in business (like sharing tech and etc.), so please stop bashing each other

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 11:10

18. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Agreed. People need to stop hating. By the way.... you realize that it is the carriers that decide what handsets they want on their line up right?!? It's not like LG doesn't want to make high end handset, and it's not like they haven't. They made the first 3D phone (Optimus 3D over seas was released before the Evo 3D) and the first dual core phone!

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 03:43

20. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


yes i do. lucky for me, im not living in the states, in my country all the carriers get the phones unless one signs for and exclusivity deal..
i am a staunch supporter of both LG and Samsung, i love all their devices and i continue to believe in them. my android was a HTC, than i got the Optimus 2x as a gift, and i LOVED it. so when my contract was over, i got an Optimus 3D. and i LOVE it too! now, im using a Galaxy Note (my first Samsung Android device) and i love it also! both LG and Samsung are VERY CAPABLE manufacturers and people NEED TO STOP hating on them

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 12:40

19. Shantanu18495 (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


LG continues to suck!

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 03:44

21. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


another fanboy with a close minded brain!

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