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LG Optimus G vs the competition: poll results

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LG Optimus G vs the competition: poll results
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Two weeks ago we asked you to choose the specs configuration of your preference, after giving you three options. The three options we gave you actually represented some of the top Android smartphones today, including the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S III. However, it was neither of these handsets that won.

The specs configuration that got most of you votes, and by most we mean the whooping 88.57%, was the one representing LG's upcoming Optimus G smartphone.

The LG Optimus G will feature the super-fast Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset

The LG Optimus G will feature the super-fast Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset

Honestly, the Optimus G's convincing lead is not that hard to explain - after all, the phone will feature the upcoming Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core monster of a chipset, as well as other top-notch goodies like Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, LTE and a 13MP camera. With a specs sheet like that, the Optimus G seems hard to beat by the other smartphones around.

Sadly, one cannot purchase an LG Optimus G yet, but the phone is expected to arrive in time for the Holiday season, so you'll have the chance to make the geek in you happy in just a few months.

Meanwhile, you can drool over the specs of the Optimus G here.

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Which specs configuration do you prefer?
Configuration 1 88.57% (4253 votes) (4253 votes)
Configuration 2 8.25% (396 votes) (396 votes)
Configuration 3 3.19% (153 votes) (153 votes)

4802 votes

Configuration 1 = LG Optimus G / Configuration 2 = Samsung Galaxy S III / Configuration 3 = HTC One X

  • Options

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 01:56 4

1. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2288; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

bring it to at&t :-)

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 01:56

2. DOUBLE_BASS (Posts: 48; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)


posted on 10 Sep 2012, 02:08 8

3. wendygarett (unregistered)

I vote a5x chips :)

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 03:53 7

13. jove39 (Posts: 1996; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Right...A5x is beast in its own way...even though it has 2core A9 cpu...its SGX543MP4 GPU and 4channel memory bus make it daddy of soc in graphics processing...just look offscreen benchmarks ad you'll know!

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 02:11 7

4. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

It's not hard for Optimus G to blow the other two away seeing as they are all quad-cores but on different architectures: 28nm(S4pro) vs 32nm(Exynos) vs 40nm(Tegra3)

Not fair, we should compare same tech-gen chips.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 02:57 9

9. aaronkatrini (Posts: 242; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)

Still, to me the chip doesn't make the differenze..
I mean... yeah, i could get the best chip, but hey... tomorrow a better one will come out.
I'd rather choose the handset itself..
I would go with Htc for the good looking device and beats audio
I would go with Sammy for the wonderful Galaxy line...
I believe Lg phones have no "soul"....

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 06:50 2

20. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

Yep, I actually like reading news about mobile tech and stuff and I AM amazed at how mobile technology is going. Quad-cores are good and all, but you are right. Go with the phone that suits you best. KingKurogii has his RAZR, Remixfa has his GalaxyS and Nexus7, taco-super-troll have his iPhone, I have my N8/XperiaS. :)

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 21:26 1

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

wow, you pay a lot of attention! :)

I also have a HTC Mytouch4g, HTC G2, HTC HD7, an LG G-Slate tablet, an LG G2X, and an old LG orange Envy2 around here somewhere.. :)

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 21:28

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

Which is also part of the reason I laugh when people call me a "samsung fanboy".

I own 1 samsung phone in my whole collection lol.
It just happens to be better than everything that came before it.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 21:37

31. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

The EnV 2, eh? You probably have the original EnV, since that was what was made in orange, while the EnV 2 was made in maroon and black.

That original EnV was a brick. I miss the days when phones were made in crazy colors like that.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 21:56

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

oh yea, your right. the envy2 was flat faced. mine was rounded. :) I had a black envy 2 as well but I sold that one. Also had an LG dare, Voyager, curve, storm, omnia, on and on and on and on.. :)

The envy was the shit. it played Kingdom of hearts in 3D :)

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 22:07

33. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

So in other words, you had pretty much every major phone Verizon pushed while I worked for them. :P

I only ever owned the Droid X. Best decision of my smartphone owning life, really. My dad still uses the thing.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 22:20

34. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

Yeah men, DroidX IS the turning point of Android history :p

By the way remixfa, you got some mighty phones of their time! Grrr! What I had was low-enders like Nokia 3310, Nokia 6101, Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone W820, Sony Ericsson P990i, Samsung E1080.

Then I had a Galaxy S and an Xperia Neo. And now I have an Xperia S, Nokia N8, and a Nokia 1208. Galaxy S turned my life around, from then on I vowed to never go non-android again! But N8 still got me by the soft spot (imaging) :P

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 23:22

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

yea, I wish Nokia would not have become MS's indentured servant. I would love to see some of that pureview tech on Android based super phones. I use my phone camera quite a bit so that would be fantastic.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 23:21

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

yea.. I had a new phone every few months. I made pretty fat money at VZW corporate, so the cost of a new phone wasnt a big deal... if i didnt win it through one of the regular contests.
I had quite a few on Tmo as well until i got my SGS1. I got the HD7 for my daughter to play with super duper cheap on craigslist.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 11:18 1

22. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I've had never seen a better display on a phone than the LG Nitro/Spectrum when it first released.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 03:09

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4377; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

It was kind of obvious!!

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 02:20 9

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

If those specs were on a Samsung, Motorola or HTC device I would consider it. However, LG makes pieces of s**t when it comes to smartphones. At least that's all they ever release here in the US.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 06:47 2

19. winsaki234 (Posts: 63; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


posted on 10 Sep 2012, 07:00 4

21. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

I agree too, BUT I am willing to give them one more chance. The LG Optimus G DOES look sexy, all I would need is to see it in real life.

I don't care about the OS because I ALWAYS ROOT so I will most definitely slap Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on that monster & be just as happy as a new born baby on the mother's boob. lol

The phone has the BEST specs EVER on a mobile device & if the design impresses in real life it might be a total winner. This phone has the potential to right the ship LG has been sailing.


posted on 10 Sep 2012, 11:34 1

23. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I agree, however, this product looks like LG's attempt at redeeming themselves. They equipped it with the best specs possible, put their new Optimus UI on it (which is a major improvement from previous versions, though I still don't enjoy it), they are paying more attention to optimizations, and they got rid of that horrid plastic design. Looks like LG might have a comeback when it comes to brand recognition and actually quality of products.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 02:26 9

6. Retro-touch (Posts: 281; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

The problem with this poll is you didn't mention it was an LG, I love the specs but even though I voted for configuration 1 I don't trust them and I'd rather get an S3 or wait for new Nexus. Specs are great but the experience and support is more important as has been proved by Apple over the years. Samsung is starting to get their act together but LG always have been poor. I'd have to see a commitment from them to improve on certain necessities than specs before I look their way

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 05:42 2

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

it's an LG sponsored poll, they probably want to prove that the spec sheet is the greatest. i totally agree with what you said though, the spec sheet isn't enough.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 02:30

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3128; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

The problem is simply LG not releasing their phones on the major carriers. They haven't even released their early 2012 devices on major carriers. Its a damn shame if monster phones like these don't come out and show their true promise to the entire world.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 02:54 2

8. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

A quad core phone? Really? Will it even need that much processing power? At what point will the chip not matter due to the rest of the phone? Hardware all work with one another so going all out on all these aspects doesn't do you good if the connections or general environment is subpar...

It should make for a smoother running Android OS though.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 03:47

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

why u seem shocked tt it is a quad core? quad core phones have been ard for quite awhile alr

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 03:09 3

10. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

How the heck can you compare existing phones with the phone for which the release date itself is not confirmed....

it is fair to compare this device with note 2 and one x+.......

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 16:36 2

25. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

And the specs are still better.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 04:03 5

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

put this on either sony htc or moto.......nuff said

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 05:23 2

15. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

im actually waiting for that hehehe ;P

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