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Did LG just pull a Samsung? LG Optimus G specs review and comparison vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

0. phoneArena posted on 18 Sep 2012, 02:10

If LG has managed to finally escape the stigmata of subpar cameras and wimpy loudspeakers of its flagship handsets with the Optimus G, it has every chance to turn what is already the best-spec'd Android phone on paper, into a truly formidable device that others, including Samsung, will have to look up to this holiday season...

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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 06:19 1

101. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

they are not unlocked of the box.. they are just incredibly easy to unlock.
I've been using a samsung phone for over 2 years now.. trust me, they leaked the crap out of their updates on purpose to make the loudest complainers happy when the SGS1 wasnt getting basic updates.. all of a sudden the flood gates opened and there was a new "leaked" rom from Samsung nearly every week or 2 for a long time for the SGS1. Now they do it for pretty much every major phone and minor phone they have. Your talking 4 firmware updates.. im talking hundreds. Heck there have been 10 in the last few months just for the SGS1 which hasnt seen an "official" update since Android 2.2 over a year ago and is over 2 years old now. The SGS3 has had dozens already this month. Heck, unofficially its had 4.1 for a good bit now. The SGS2 has had unofficial 4.04 for quite some time, and the SGS1 got unofficial 2.3.6 upgrades ages ago.

Samsung has an unofficial policy of leaking their stuff out to the community, and has for quite some time. Its a way of free advertising by word of mouth. ROMs are made off this constant influx of releases which keeps the ever growing communities in XDA quite happy and talkative. Some test roms are wonderful, and some are not. They all have slight tweaks from the previous leak.
Anyways, I think your just continually trying to split hairs with me to argue for no reason. You keep trying to tell me how things are... without any proof. I'm telling you what I see and have found, with proof.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:37

104. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

Uh, I managed to flash a Galaxy S1 and S2 without ever jumping through anything that required unlocking a bootloader. There's a flashcounter but that's it.

Then that's great, but that's not an official testing program. More likely than not, it's Samsung turning a blind eye to someone who is leaking test releases on the inside.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 10:18 1

111. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

you really are just trying to argue just to argue arent you? good lord.

the galaxy series uses a 1 click root/unroot script to get root access. That is not the same as flashing roms.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 07:21 11

3. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)

iT's a beasT, no Doubt!!!
But why the hell I don't like LG??

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 07:34 2

11. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

hahaha same question i asked my self
why dont i like LG for some reason ? hehe :P

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 08:03 5

25. Jericho (unregistered)

My Brother always ask the same question but opposite why do you like LG!! and its b/c i dont care about the updates(LONG LIVE xda).

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 08:55 2

56. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)

I think a hardcore LG fan is trolling here...!

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 07:57 1

23. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

same here. maybe because of it's UI? it's too cartoony.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 08:58

58. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)

Nope..for the ui XDA is there alive...
I hate their aftersales support,design and feel..
Here in India LG is fail..people consider it for ..refrigerators and yea microwaves! :-)

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 07:27 1

4. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

Does it have MicroSD?

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 07:27 1

5. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Specs are great but the design is not interesting... if put it side by side with galaxy s3 and one x, people may ask what brand is this??

Samsung and htc has already created beautiful design as well as sony, but lg, no offense, looks like a notepad.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 07:56 4

20. MeoCao (unregistered)

Design is top notch, materials look premium. polarized glass should be stunning but a little heavy though.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 08:24 1

41. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Tell them it's the same company that makes the Prada phone and has kept pretty consistent design language for the last 5 years or so

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 07:28 2

6. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

this with stock android...winning

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 07:29 8

7. MeoCao (unregistered)

Can there be a comparison? It's a blowout by LG.

This phone will also put new iPhone to shame.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 07:30 7

8. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

Time to break my piggy bank take my money LG !!!!

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 07:30 6

9. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)

This is the best design among the three. The best hardware, the best camera but about software? I dunno. Overall, the best!

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 07:35 12

12. Aeires (unregistered)

This is why I'd love to see a LG Nexus phone.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 08:42

49. MeoCao (unregistered)

Well, this is unexpected from LG, early samples of the phone were very disappointing.

may be SS troubles and this super phone will change the balance of smart phone power.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 07:39 4

13. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

On paper it sounds awesome. Not a big fan of the huge amount glass filling the thing. That screams me-too iphone 4... and we all know how horrid the drop quality was on that thing.. now imagine an even bigger all glass phone being dropped. I was hoping that design would die with the i4s.

Other than that, it looks nice, looks great on paper, and has potential. Have to wait for a commercial release review/benchmark for final decisions though. Definitely has the power to put LG back on the map if its done right.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 07:40 4

16. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

also, since its a minimalist rounded rectangle with a centered screen, its apparently going to be liable for $30-40 a handset "protection money" to Apple lest they be sued as well.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 08:05 4

27. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

I agree with all except with one thing: LG won't be liable for having a "rectagle with round corners, big bezels up and donw and metallic strips on the side" design.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 08:45 2

52. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

that prior art defense didnt work for samsung. Just because thats an LG phone do u think that Apple wont try to extort them?? According to Apple, they probably think they invented LG.. heck, they probably have a paper napkin drawing of LG's head quarters patented just in case.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 15:35

87. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

There's a pretty obvious plastic ring that sets the glass below the plastic, so on flat surfaces the glass doesn't touch the surface.

Should greatly help drop protection compared to GS3 and One X which have protruding glass.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 07:51 1

18. Angkor (Posts: 108; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

It is look like iPhone rectangular and round edge, Apple is waiting until it hit the market and Apple will file lawsuits on LG with in-cell display technology is an Apple patent.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 08:31 2

46. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

LG has a strong prior art defense though with its own original Prada, as well as successive devices since.

If apple sued all its hardware partners, I would hope they wouldn't renew their contracts with them, and soon no one would want to deal with them. "I'd love to take your money, but I won't because I'd later be sued to get it all - or more - back after you decided to bully the world courts into thinking you're original and special"

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 23:27

97. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I gave this a thumbs up cuz Apple might really be that insane to try to sue LG...

I would LOVE to see that lawsuit tho....please Apple sue LG for their phone...please....

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 07:51

19. sadaff (Posts: 12; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

I so badly wanna buy this but what matters to me is will LG support it properly because what they are doing with 2x and black etc. then having huge specs will be of no use then if the company will keep you outdated!!

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 07:57

22. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

Why not compare with international s iii

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 08:10 2

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

this is still better. every site u read, e S4 Pro is e top. even better Exynos 4. this phone is a S3 and iPhone killer

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