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Would you prefer an Optimus G over a Galaxy S III, if there was no marketing?

0. phoneArena 10 Oct 2012, 03:13 posted on

Here's an interesting experiment that we thought of. Imagine that we live in a world where our beloved device manufacturers cannot use that powerful tool called "marketing"...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:42 3

9. kaliil10 (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)

you Guys don't disappoint samsung its the manufacturer who changed the world of smartphone.otherwise we would be Apple slaves.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:57 11

12. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

It was HTC, actually...

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:43 6

10. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

The only LG i would get is the LG nexus .

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 04:11

13. rizevnarastek (Posts: 347; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

I fail to see One X(+) in the pool... why is that so?

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 04:42 1

15. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

Because it smashes everything...

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 04:40 1

14. serge327 (Posts: 73; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)

if SONY get the high spec as LG optimus G, I will choose SONY, because of its nice design, nice user experience, Nice camera, sound and etc XD

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:25

18. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)

LG optimus G, I love both the hardware and software. It's not as bad as some people here say.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 08:25 1

34. joey_sfb (Posts: 5847; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

True for now. But in 8 month time when google release Android 5, key lime pie would you still wish that you have own a Samsung or a LG?

Read both LG and Samsung Facebook user postings to decide.

I have both LG and Samsung phones, now i only wish i have bought Samsung and something else...

LG Optimus 3D is struck at gingerbread, a 2010 Android OS for a late 2011 phone.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 09:46 1

40. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)

I am more drawn to hardware features than software, ROMs can provide the software needs while getting the good hardware isn't as easy as rooting a phone.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 20:33

62. joey_sfb (Posts: 5847; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Thanks for bringing it up. Check xda site on the number of rom available for LG phone vs Samsung phone. LG phone are not widely support by the community, why?
1) lower user base
2) Custom API such as real3D make it impossible to port optimus 3d to higher android version such as ics or jellybean without lg inputs.
3) Custom chipset make roms lose functionaility compare to original lg rom.

Problem lie on LG mentaility. They only want to sell new phone and don want to support them. They have always been like that pre android days. When customer report a bug they keep mute and quietly launch a new series of phone in a few months time. I been that customer before just seem that a lepoard wouldn't loses its spots.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 16:42

70. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)

Yes, what you said is true, but it can't apply to all LG phones, some get good support(including mine), while some don't get as much(as you said).

It's just a matter of preference and forethought, if you think a phone will be a hit, surely it will get a lot of support, if not, just don't get it. Some other manufacturers have also cancelled updates and nobody even rants but if it is LG, people say all the bad stuff.

Problems also lie on a customer's mentality bro. Have a good one :)

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:36 1

19. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

I'd Choose Xperia V , It has everything! wateproofness , removeable batt , new technology ...etc

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:37 4

20. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

well let's see.. SIII has 1) non removable battery 2) expandable storage 3) a far more superior UI 4) better support 5) better design (subjective may be) VS Optimus G which is superior only for its chipset and the 13 mp camera that we haven't tested yet? /case closed

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 07:23 2

30. Retro-touch (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

1)removable battery
4)exynos chips are closed source, they only release kernel source but newer Android versions are always dependent on leaks from Samsung to get everything working right (or good enough),so not true, S2 doesn't have a properly working CM10 because of this issue so gotta wait for Sammy leaks. S3 does have more custom ROMS but it came out months ago

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 09:07 1

38. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

yeah i meant removable battery. as for support, i was referring to Samsung's updates. the S3 is among the first well known flagships to receive jellybean. i get what you are saying though that's why i am a big Nexus fan.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:43 2

21. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

LG optimus G without marketing and with marketing, LG has always nice designs, they may not appeal to everybody but to me they do. I really don't like the SIII, only started considering it an option since I saw there is a brown version (I really hate the white and the blue doesn't do nothing for me)

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:48 2

22. nbringer (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

SIII for the removable battery.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:55 5

23. lallolu (Posts: 486; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

Phonearena gets this wrong.
Most people will choose LG because the specs and desgin are wonderful but due to the bad user experience with their non-chalant attitude towards updating software, people including I will choose samsung.

It is not about Samsung's marketing, it is about customer's previous experience.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 06:11 2

25. Anymal (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Feb 2009)

its pride and prejudice all over again, as everything in our lives ... for the f**k sake, please dont crap it up LG

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 06:15 2

26. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

this poll makes no sense the gs3 came out in june and the lg optimus now so basically the gs3 and older device still competing so why not make the poll galaxy note 2 vs lg optimus g or any newer device coming out

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 07:08

27. cocote177 (Posts: 20; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Camera on the LG Optimus G (even if a 13 MP camera) sucks. Check a post on CNET that ressembles this fact.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 18:42 1

58. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

cant always rely on Cnet

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 07:11 1

28. euro18 (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

definitely s3!

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 07:22 1

29. Ragnarockd (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)

Sometimes its not all about specs but software optimization is a key factor and that's where Samsung triumphs. I have to say that touchwiz nature UX in sgs3 is better than sense,optimus or timescape.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 07:53 2

31. champ_vl (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)

You can't forget who Samsung and LG is !! The ending of the article is a little silly. These brands are who they are because of their quality and success due to their performances and providing us with good phones. So, there's no surprise that Samsung sells better because their products are more durable, more advanced, have more feedback and support from XDA developers, have a lot more accessories designed for them and so on. I will always chose a Samsung phone over a LG phone (in the same range) for these reasons. They built their reputations around their products so that's why they are better. (oh and btw Samsung phones tend to hold on their high prices when sold as SH so that's a huge advantage for most of us smartphones addicts)

Samsung Galaxy S III the Winner !! No doubt.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 08:22

32. apawar71 (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)

Hell Yea! Better than that Sammy Crap..

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 08:23 1

33. Seymur (unregistered)

Why manufacturers are so blind, their UI looks very bad.
I choose SGSIII.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 08:40

35. shammont (Posts: 30; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

Sammy GSIII but it is hard to say. I have never held an Optimus in hand.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 09:02

37. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

i still say Samsung. expandable micro sd card. obviously lg has superior specs but Samsung just....has it all i guess

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 10:03

41. pkiran1996 (Posts: 166; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

This is probably going to be thumbed down. The specs on the Optimus G are amazing, but the Optimus UI is just poor.

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