Which specs configuration do you prefer?

Which specs configuration do you prefer?
This story is sponsored by LG. PhoneArena's opinions in this article have not been affected in any way!

Hi there, specs junkies! Today we have a special treat for you. Most of you have probably heard already that there's this new monster of a chipset in town, the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, which has finally achieved what others before it couldn't - to combine the goodness of a quad-core CPU with LTE connectivity.

Well, we thought, how about we make a reference smartphone configuration featuring this new chipset, as well as other top-notch components, and pit it against other popular configurations from the smartphone world! What you see below is what we ended up with, with Configuration 1 being powered by the S4 Pro, and the other two sporting the Exynos 4412 and the Tegra 3 - both of which are proven user favorites.

Let's see which one you'd prefer - feel free to cast your votes in the poll below!

Configuration 1
Configuration 2
Configuration 3

1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro
1.4 GHz Exynos 4412
1.5 GHz Tegra 3

Graphics processor:
Adreno 320
ULP GeForce

768 x 1280
720 x 1280
720 x 1280

Pixel density:
320 ppi
306 ppi
312 ppi

32GB / 2GB
32GB / 1GB
32GB / 1GB


Battery capacity:
2100 mAh
2100 mAh
1800 mAh

13 MP
8 MP
8 MP

Which specs configuration do you prefer?

Configuration 1
Configuration 2
Configuration 3



1. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Let me guess, 1 is either LG or Motorola, 2 is Samsung obviously and last is HTC which you can tell by the small battery.

3. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Basically I prefer 1.

15. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

this specs configuration comparison is totally unbiased.How can you compare Cortex A9 with Cortex A15 ? Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (Krait) is the carbon copy of ARM Cortex A15.View this link to see the details:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krait_(CPU)

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

just...don't even go there.

36. E34V8

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

There is no Cortex A15 chip here. The S4 is not based on the ARM Cortex A15 architecture. OMAP5 and Exynos 5 Dual are based on A15.

62. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Listen I like Qualcomm but the S4 Krait chipset is not a carbon copy of a A15. It's SIMILAR but it's not a A15. You look at everything presented & yes, of course everyone will choose configuration number 1. There is no contest.

63. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

just for giggles, can you name 3 ways in which it is similar to an A15? :) Other than Q saying that its equivalent and thus bloggers repeating that over n over again, what actually makes it equivalent? :)

102. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012


19. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

U R so smart!!

57. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

LTE vs two 3G phones? This is silly.

76. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

13MP vs two 8MP? pretty silly too HOW IS THIS A POLL???

88. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

This article is sponsored by LG .

99. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

I think it's a promotion for LG phones that apparently have better specs idk

7. Contreramanjaro

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

I always associate Motorola with the Tegras because of the Photon and Atrix phones. I'd put #1 with a Japanese maker because of the camera but the LTE throws it off so it'd have to be a made for America phone. Maybe an HTC since they use Snapdragons and put that 16MP sensor in the Titan 2 recently.

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i've gotten to where i associate ASUS with Nvidia. they come together well. Samsung is of course all about the Exynos and then there's the Motorola/OMAP and HTC/Snapdragon duos.

39. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I always associate Moto with TI, Samsung with Exynos, HTC with Qualcomm, and LG with Nvidia.

23. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

It is lg cause this is sponsored by lg

81. jy26lim

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

nice guess :) It seems like a new one from lg

38. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I understand that this post is sponsored by LG, but I wonder: what's the point? It's obvious which list of specs will be superior and would be the clear-cut favorite, so why did LG spend the money to put together this poll? If anything, it seems like they're just patting themselves on the back rather than making any meaningful advertising push. Yes, we get it, you have good specs, now put it in the form of a regular ad please.

79. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

There are plenty of people that are biased against LG. The specs on the left look the most impressive and make sense why it got the most votes, but when they reveal what phone you just voted for people will bash on LG.

80. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I would hope that everyone who voted here would have read the disclaimer at the top and would understand that they were voting for an LG phone when they picked the best specs. I don't think any LG bashers got tricked by this poll, though I could be wrong.

96. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

LG is trying their best to get some ground excitement for their products. Its great of them to do so.. if their products measure up in all aspects, not just hardware. I love that they are pushing hard on hardware.. we know im a tech geek. However, after owning LG products, Im extremely hesitant since they tend to drop support rather quickly. Both their G-Slate tablet and G2X phone were plain "with google" sets, and neither saw much support beyond a basic bug fix. There is no reason for that. They are technically no different than a nexus... its stock google. I know I say not to expect updates, but when its a stock set, there really isnt much of an excuse.

90. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

config 2 = SGSIII international config 3 = SGSIII US

94. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

actually config3 a HTC One X

93. jesusLTEchrist

Posts: 11; Member since: May 21, 2010

HTC uses Tegra? All mine have a snapdragon.

97. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yes, outside of the US HTC devices with T3 are more common. they use snapdragon in the US for LTE compatibility.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

lol, LG sponsored indeed... xD

26. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

they want to show everyone that they have better specs... but it's really not about the specs LG. it's about experience. I would even trade my better specd Asus Prime for a Nexus 7 and the SGS3 just somehow equals the Gnex and how the iPhone still is popular even if it's specs suck.

64. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I have bought one LG phone and that's my last LG phone. I guess the ratio would be different if they have shown us the brand. Spec. of the phone plays a big part but so does after sales support. LG have very lousy track record on software update. Samsung/Sony/HTC has already given their phone ICS. Most LG phones are still struck on gingerbread/froyo. I rather pick another brand other than LG and Motorola.

70. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you got that right. My "with google" LG tablet never got updated past 3.1.. and even that was extremely late. It has all the specs to run 4.0/4.1 but LG just doesnt want to update it. "With Google" is stock android just like a nexus. There is zero reason they cant throw the update out. At least there is CM10 development going on for it. As soon as its a lil more stable, 4.1 here I come.

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