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

Apple iPhone 5 vs LG Optimus G vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X specs comparison
Android's flagship handsets are undoubtedly the specs monsters of the smartphone industry, pushing the limits of chipsets, screen sizes, camera resolutions, and other tangible and easy to compare things every six months or so.

That is why we wanted to see how the newly announced iPhone 5 measures up to the current Android bestseller - 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.

Granted, we have much larger screens on those Android handsets, and the three handsets couldn't be more different in terms of design, but they are all outfitted with powerful chipsets with LTE radios, have multicore graphics subsystems, high-resolution screens, and cameras 8MP and above, so all flagship prerequisites are met and even exceeded.

When it comes to design, we have the metal-and-glass body of the new iPhone, the all-plastic polycarbonate construction of the 4.8-incher Galaxy S III, and the exquisite prismatic glass back of the unibody Optimus G handset. Thus, in terms of design, the premium material winners are the iPhone and LG's handset, but if you want a feathery handset with a huge AMOLED display, the Galaxy S III is your thing. Have a gander at the raw specs comparison in the table below, and tell us what you think about those three.

DesignApple iPhone 5LG Optimus GSamsung Galaxy S III
OSiOS (6)Android (4.0.4)Android (4.0.4) TouchWiz UX UI

Dimensions4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 (131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45 mm)5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)
Weight3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (118 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (118 g)
4.73 oz (134 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (118 g)
Side KeysLeft: Volume control, OtherLeft: Volume control Right: Lock/Unlock keyLeft: Volume control Right: Lock/Unlock key
ColorsBlack, WhiteBlack, WhiteBlue, Red, White
Physical size4 inches4.70 inches4.80 inches
Resolution640 x 1136 pixels768 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density
326 ppi318 ppi306 ppi
Talk time  8.00 hours
the average is 9 h (529 min)
Stand-by time9.4 days (225 hours)
the average is 20 days (479 h)
 8.3 days (199 hours)
the average is 20 days (479 h)
Talk time (3G)8.00 hours
the average is 7 h (405 min)
Music playback40.00 hours  
Video playback10.00 hours  
Capacity 2100 mAh2100 mAh
System chip
Apple A6Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960
Dual coreQuad core, 1500 MHz, KraitDual core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Graphics processorYesAdreno 320Adreno 225
System memory

2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel: Yes)2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel: Yes) / DDR2 (500 MHz)
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB16 GB
Storage expansion  microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB
Camera8 megapixels, Immobile13 megapixels, Immobile8 megapixels, Immobile
Aperture sizeF2.4 F2.6
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Video stabilizer, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaAuto focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure control, ISO control, White balance, Multi shot, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, EffectsBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Auto focus, Video stabilizer, Face detection, Exposure control, ISO control, White balance, Multi shot, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer
1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
FeaturesVideo callingVideo callingVideo calling
Front-facing cameraYesYes1.9 megapixels

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE700 MHz Class 13, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz 700 MHz Class 17, 1700/2100 MHz
DataLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIM nano SIM Yes
Global RoamingYesYesYes
A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningA-GPSGPS, Glonass
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)

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Apple iPhone 5 specs
  • Display 4.0 inches 1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A6 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1440 mAh
  • OS iOS 10.x
Samsung Galaxy S III specs
  • Display 4.8 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3 Samsung TouchWiz UI
LG Optimus G specs
  • OS Android 4.4.2
  • Display 4.7 inches 1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh

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