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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 23 Dec 2012, 10:42

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


Idk, i got sick of waiting for the ICS update and sold the phone.. But on CM7 it was smooth and stable. And from some videos i have seen it runs ICS very good and very smooth.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:34 3

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


samsung ftw LG still has quality issues and the reviews of the latest LG android phone havent been the best.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:38 6

12. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


S3 is definately better. tested & tried but thats my opinion . for some people it can be lg but they need to prove themselves in the market.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:46 6

15. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Guys.. when making a comment please be UNBIASED. Some of you are just too biased to the S3 as u own it.. and some are too biased to the G cuz you own it....

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:56

51. alouden (unregistered)


There is nothing but bias here, and that's not good. I own the GS3, and it's a great phone. The best phone I have ever owned. But I can't tell you how disappointed I was when I realized that the Optimus G wasn't coming to my carrier. It seems like a beast of a phone and was certainly going to be my next phone. Great specs, better display. Samsung probably has it beat on software, though. However, the samsung casing is crap. Finally, from the reviews, I hear the 13 MP camera is not necessarily better than a 8 MP one (whether it is LG or and other brand). So that is not necessarily an advantage. But LG deserves nothing but praise for the Optimus G.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:47 6

16. app_droid_soft (Posts: 42; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


well done LG...remember rome wasn't built in a single day

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 08:10 5

17. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Samsung have set the bar too high with their s3, so the optimus G have some serious catching up to do. After all its never easy to convince all the people that your phone is better than the other....a game at which Samsung and apple are at their best.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 08:21 1

18. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


" Samsung Galaxy S III coughs up the usual 16GB of RAM out of the box..."

I guess u meant internal storage....

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 08:26 5

19. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


there is always something wrong with Lg products.
Not refined enough, not polished...software lacks something, camera is a garbage
But hardware, once again, brilliant.
XDA on a mission

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 08:32 4

20. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)


I cant believe Galaxy S 3 is still kicking ass, if the US versions came out a little later we would have had Jelly bean and the exynos processor and nothing would have been able to touch that.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 08:42 4

21. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


if you want a phone that will probably get "key lime pie" update in Q4 2013 get the LG G!!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 10:16 1

24. monkeytown (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


what about the bootloader? LG locked it again?

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 19:54

47. Phonecall01 (unregistered)


rooting procedure is already in place thanks to xda. Done!

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:57

52. alouden (unregistered)


Yah, these days a locked bootloader means nothing. Those guys at XDA are awesome.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 10:59 5

25. BadAssAbe (Posts: 456; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


I Love both phones so i choose LG because of its looks, I like simple, flat, squared, phones because they would look better in a case than rounded corners.
i also think the LG Also has a smaller bezel and WiFi Direct.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 16:55 1

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


I would have compare the Optimus G with the international Galaxy S3. The article is already biased towards the Optimus G because it has better hardware. The quadcore Exynos found in the international S3 is superior to the dual core model, so why not use it?

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 19:15 1

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


Optimus G is the winner here folks :)

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 22:47

34. 007akshay (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


1 doubt i dont know which to buy...? plz help me guys will it be iphone 5,s3,optimus g,note 2,lumia 920.......which will be best plz help me............

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 03:32 1

35. enGet (Posts: 31; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Article = Samsung bais. LG is obviously better. The case and screen of the LG alone should have stomped the S3 into oblivion.

Software can be updated; OSs can be replaced.

Try to replace your cheap flimsy case and dim blue screen in the S3...

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 19:48

38. papss (unregistered)


agreed. I HATE the poly used on the s3. The paint looks like a 80's boat too. It's too bad because I know its a great phone but what I touch ruins it.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 11:05

39. alouden (unregistered)


Is the LG Optimus coming to Verizon?

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 01:16

40. viper1983 (Posts: 36; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


so.....which one will crash less often? that will determine which is better.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 05:09 1

41. alouden (unregistered)


I keep hearing that LG 's software is crap. I have heard nothing bad about Samsung.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 12:34

44. thornwell (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


I had an LG revolution, which I loved and thought it was the best phone i've ever had.However I recently bought a samsung galaxy s3, and everything has changed this is one of the greatest devices I have ever owned. my experience with the lg was mixed I often found it to lag considerabily to a point of frustration.The display was pretty good however wxga display seems normal like looking how I would imagine looking through the eyes of a senior citizen, while the Samsung display is like looking at a Pisaco.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 12:40

45. thornwell (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


I had an LG revolution, which I loved and thought it was the best phone i've ever had.However I recently bought a samsung galaxy s3, and everything has changed this is one of the greatest devices I have ever owned. my experience with the lg was mixed I often found it to lag considerabily to a point of frustration.The display was pretty good however wxga display seems normal like looking how I would imagine looking through the eyes of a senior citizen, while the Samsung display is like looking at a pisaco.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 16:45

46. marwan121212 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


i donot have anyone of them but i am going to buy . in my opinione the lg optimus g is better because the scren tec is the best on the market the true hd ips with hiegher res and the prossecor is better 2 the qualcomm with 1.5 gh and the 13 mp camera with the lg new futers plus the btter toch on the lg so the lg is better and the sexy deisgin slim and light

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