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Would you prefer an Optimus G over a Galaxy S III, if there was no marketing?

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:13

Here's an interesting experiment that we thought of. Imagine that we live in a world where our beloved device manufacturers cannot use that powerful tool called "marketing"...

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posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:16 23

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

I prefer the spec and build of the LG but the software of Sammy.

If it was an LG optimus Nexus vs Galaxy Nexus III, I would most definitely pick LG

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:51 9

11. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

THANK U PA for that thought
ive thought that out many times and wondered at the power of Marketing
I will prefer the optimisation on the S3 and i also like its UI. And the better update support from Sammy will seal the deal for me.
(but this choice here is a bit prejudiced as i have never held the G im my hands yet. That could change things)

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:23

16. Retro-touch (Posts: 279; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

I think the G will be a great device, I'll wait for the Nexus devices announcement before making a decision whether to buy an S3 US version or the latest Nexus devices. The S4 sources being available and updated (fully working custom ROMS) makes the S3 a great buy, no to mention I like Touchwiz. I'll go with the next Nexus if they have a better camera (8MP or better) and a S4 pro dual or quad with at least 16GB and 2GB of RAM, those were my main issues with the Galaxy Nexus

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 08:45 2

36. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

S3 for design and killer optimisation by Sammy

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 11:35 2

46. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

totally agree! Its not only the hardware and spec sheet, almost every manufacturer will give you killer specs in their flagships, its actually about your experience with the phone which is largely governed by the software and UI. The UI of Sammy is great and Sammy has done a wonderful job in the optimizing its TouchWiz with Android not to forget adding more than a few great enhancements!

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:25 3

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

Sure, I voted the Samsung Galaxy SIII, but it's just about the bad name LG has with the software updates and the horrible UI.
Both get solved in a Nexus Device!

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 09:31 1

39. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Well, the LG Nexus is coming.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 11:12 3

45. doejon (Posts: 406; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

yeh and with only 8 gb storage lol

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 12:47

48. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

No, that's a prototype, you have to understand that. It'll have 16.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 14:01 1

50. thunder18 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2009)

I sincerely hope the talk of 8 and 16GB of memory in a Nexus device with no microSD slot are disinformation. Without a memory card, that would be ludicrous.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 14:17

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

Yeah, the device all of the leaks are based off of is a testing device. Not intended for consumer use, when the final product releases it'll most definitely have 16-32 GB storage, maybe an 8 GB option just for those that are price conscious.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 15:11

55. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Yea, but it won't have a SD card storage though. That we already know.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 15:11

56. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Won't have a SD :/

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 22:39

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

as long as it has at least 16 gigs of internal, I'm fine with that. The vast majority of users will never fill that.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 05:06

67. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)

As a nexus user 16GB is enough, extra storage is helpful but not a necessity.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 15:09

54. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Add a Nexus to that Optimus and you'll be happy ;)

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 22:48

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

The LG phone just looks better to me. Based on looks alone I would pick LG.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 18:41

71. Hlorri (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 May 2008)

Without marketing, we would all be using the Nokia 808 PureView. :)

Oh... I mean without marketing OR pundits. Or Stephen Elop.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:17 5

2. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Galaxy s3 any day. I had several lg phones in the past and while they always seems to have some features ahead of the curve like the screen quality they always feel like a toy phone for some reason in actual design styling and ui icons. Granted you can use a customer launcher and icons for the menu and ui but the outside appearance cannot be changed

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:18 2

3. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 118; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

lg all the way

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:18 9

4. Fayeznoor (Posts: 72; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)

no way, its now about specs anymore. its all about software goodies. By far, Samsung Nature UX is the best Android Skin. and it has feature that no one can match. it has more unique selling points than any other phone in market...even many smartphones combined cant match features in Nature UX.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 06:10 1

24. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

Sure, if that's what you think.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 10:45 2

44. Jericho (unregistered)

Yes,the optimus G can compete with the nature ux just go to youtube and watch phonearena's video review of LG Optimus 4X HD and check the mediaplex, quick memo etc and with optimus G now the optmius UI works in Landscape Too.

And Dude its personal preference Some like Nature UX Some Like Moto's New(and awesome,near to stock) UI. Some Like Xperia Ux, Some like Sense 4.0. So dude stop hatin.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:21 1

5. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

if the software is pure android, there's no way for s3 to win

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:22 5

6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

Weird that the Samsung Galaxy S III had a low score in the poll. I'll be frank, I kind of like the design of the Galaxy S III and the software really wins it. The Optimus UI now looks and would feel like the first Galaxy S' skin - very cartoon like. Asides that, Samsung phones feel better in the hand. I don't care if it has 2GB of RAM and a better processor because Samsung optimizes the hardware well.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 19:17

61. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

Are you the bobfreking designing the concept phones? Anyway, i agree that s3 has a marginally better overall package.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:28 2

7. terter (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

No, never. I’m still waiting for ICS on my Optimus 2x. Apparently LG waits for that update to become irrelevant. And the real problem is that the gingerbread has to many bugs to make any satisfaction. Very disappointed, will never buy a LG phone again.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 10:37

43. Jericho (unregistered)

Root it! Why wait? its easy.
OR maybe you your too chicken to try something NEW(like rooting).

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 14:00 1

49. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Research it! Why not? It's easy.

Or maybe you are too du.mb too research before talking about stuff you don't know, my Optimus 2X is rooted and on CM7, we can't have ICS because we don't have drivers, it's that simple, we do have ICS but without HWA and with a faulty camera that can't record videos.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:37 6

8. tedkord (Posts: 14119; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Be honest. LG will find some way to crap up the Optimus G.

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