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LG Optimus G vs Samsung Galaxy S III

0. phoneArena 22 Oct 2012, 06:49 posted on

Continuing its reign atop the Android world, the Samsung Galaxy S III has been one polarizing smartphone that has captivated us with its all-encompassing high-end goodness. Lurking in the shadows waiting for its turn to burn up the scene, the LG Optimus G is gearing up to finally make its attack in grabbing the crown. Being the newer kid on the block, the Optimus G’s combination of featuring a quad-core processor and 4G LTE connectivity makes for one alluring tally at the moment, but will it be enough to conquer the tight grasp that Sammy’s flagship has on the market?

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posted on 22 Oct 2012, 06:52 19

1. MeoCao (unregistered)


Can there be a comparison? G wins hands down.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 12:05 14

26. formersamsungphoneowner (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


LG " G" is clearly the winner here.

BETTER DESIGN ( more sophisticated & a truly elegant phone)

BETTER DISPLAY ( very accurate life-like colors).
the 13MP Camera is obviously better than 8MP of s3.
(take a look at those sample photos)

"G" is NO DOUBT its more faster in BROWSING & DOWNLOADING.
why there is no actual video comparison in web. browsing?

I LIKE S3 BUT THIS TIME MY VOTE GOES TO LG OPTIMUS G.

THANK YOU...

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 19:10 7

32. Angelface77 (Posts: 32; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


I could not agree more with you. LG made a great comeback with this beast

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:01 2

36. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Design is personal preference, I know, but I think the G looks like a combined Razr Maxx-Galaxy S2. For specs, you're right, LG-hands down. For camera and video, S3 gained my vote, despite the 5 megapixel lead of G.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 17:11 4

29. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Agreed with you guys whatever points you have mentioned above.

But LG lacks in software side of it.
So I would say GS3 = 55/100 and G = 45/100

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 01:51 6

30. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Galaxy S3 rules here folks.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 12:37 5

42. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Optimus G is better than Samsung GS3 only brainwashed Samsung fanboys will disagree, faster processor, faster browse speeds and better screen. AMOLED panels and their saturation mislead the comprehension of the image, sometimes that is not good!

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 11:44 4

43. Angelface77 (Posts: 32; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


Can not agree with you more. LG wins all the way.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 06:59 10

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


software wise, LG obviously ripped off TouchWiz a lot. nature ux? features? cartoony UI? yup.

but even SGS 3 beats the camera.

sad story - and that is why the LG Nexus may fix everything.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:26 4

6. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


LG and Samsung have copied each other equally when it comes to software. If you go back before touchwiz was introduced in android, touchwiz copied a lot of ui elements from LG. An example for this is the cube found on samsung jet (I have owned own and I can say it is better implemented compared to arena) which was ripped from lg arena 's S class UI. If u have used an LG phone like cookie and arena u can still find some similarities in the UI of optimus phones (ex :- 4 shortcuts on the bottom).

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:38 13

13. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


but in terms of quality software experience - fanboyism aside, Samsung wins. That's why many would prefer Samsung over any other manufacturer.

any way, I have high hopes for LG's Nexus.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:44 9

14. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


I do agree Samsung implements things better when it comes to software. LG Nexus will definitely be better compared to their other phones.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:00 17

3. Fayeznoor (Posts: 71; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


ill prefer Samsung

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:28 18

8. THE-DARK-KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 18; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


The clash of the titans. But take note LG- THERE'S NOTHING LIKE AN AMOLED DISPLAY!!!! Love my s3!!!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:33 17

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


And there's nothing like an HD IPS+ Display.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:37 7

11. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


I want a hybrid of oled and ips lcd.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 15:36 3

27. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


There's nothing like an SLCD2 (HTC One X) or as Engadget likes to call it the best screen on a mobile phone right now!

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 17:55 2

37. babyk (Posts: 312; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


No Doubt..One X hands Down

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 09:02 11

22. xoatomxo (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 Apr 2011)


I have galaxy s3 and I love it.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:18 11

4. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Well, I see what you did there, John.. since in your book S3 beat the iPhone 5 and the latter was tied with optimus g, now Sammy had to get a slight upper hand.
But really, the Optimus is simply more future proof and has superior hardware.
I agree that Samsung has more mature software and better support but the most it should get is a tie here.. win is a little over the line.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:23 1

5. ryq24 (Posts: 737; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


anytime lg vs samsung i would always go for samsung. but samsung vs sony, that's a tough one for me.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:28 7

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


LG wins, no brainer.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 09:42 9

23. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


LG lover, no brainer.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 03:53 3

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


Proud to be one, rather than joining mainstream Apple and Samsung :)

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 06:55

48. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Sorry LG sucks hard, even though my phone was better than that POS Optimus Black (i had the 2X) it still sucked in after sales support and on stock ROM a very laggy experience.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 09:15 1

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


Wow, why are you here slowpoke?

I knew the 2x sucked, that's why I settled for the OB in the first place, it is getting better CM support than the 2x. Jelly Bean runs on it pretty well but the stock LG GB UI was still pretty nice. I'm sticking with LG no matter what..

Have a nice day sir!

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:19

50. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Because i just saw that stupid comment from yours, sorry to disappoint you but the OB is worst than the 2X at least the 2X is dual-core, anyway they had good hardware both of the phones LG software is what sucks, but to say that the 2X sucks and OB is better is just lying.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 19:12 1

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


Oh you, I know the 2x has better processing power and all. But after reading a lot of reviews, there were a lot of problems. All I needed at the time of purchasing was at least a phone with 1 GHz clock speed, LED flash, secondary mic and a unique feature, which were the G key and the super bright NOVA display. The software sucks, on the 2x, Tegra 2 was terrible IMO.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 07:24

54. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


It wasn't that terrible, on CM7 (GB) it was faster than my sister's SII which was on ICS. It was a good phone ruined by LG's lack of software updates and also by the 512mb RAM...

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 07:57

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


And now that it has an official ICS update, you still think the software runs bad?

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