LG Optimus G vs the competition: poll results

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.

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.

Which specs configuration do you prefer?

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



1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

bring it to at&t :-)


Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 18, 2012


3. wendygarett unregistered

I vote a5x chips :)

13. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 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!

4. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

9. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 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"....

20. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 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. :)

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.. :)

30. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

31. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

32. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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 :)

33. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

34. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 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

36. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

22. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

It was kind of obvious!!

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

19. winsaki234

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 30, 2011


21. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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. +1

23. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

6. Retro-touch unregistered

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

16. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 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.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

8. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 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.

12. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

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

10. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 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+.......

25. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

And the specs are still better.

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

15. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

im actually waiting for that hehehe ;P

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