Call Quality:

As we’re checking out the Sprint versions of the two handsets, we have to admit that the Samsung Galaxy S III fares better in the call quality department, mainly because of the clear and audible voices we’re presented with on both ends of the line. With the LG Optimus G though, it’s plagued with some minor hollow voices through the earpiece and muffled voices on our callers’ end.



Battery:

Somewhat of a strange coincidence, these two admirable smartphones are tucking away 2,100 mAh batteries within their bodies. And to tell you the truth, we find their battery life performance to be on par with one another – getting us through a solid day of normal usage with a full charge. Still, it’s worth noting that the results are based on our experience using the two with 3G EV-DO connections, as opposed to 4G LTE.

We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

hours Higher is better
LG Optimus G
4h 23 min (Poor)
Samsung Galaxy S III
4h 8 min (Poor)


Conclusion:

Clearly folks, it’s nearly a dead heated tie with these two juggernauts in the Android realm, seeing that they perform extremely close to one another. However, if we factor in price point into the mix, one would assume that LG’s offering would be the one delivering the most bang for the buck – especially taking into account the quad-core processor it’s packing for the ride. However, we feel as though Samsung has placed enough emphasis in the software experience to still push it slightly ahead of the LG Optimus G. Ultimately, you won’t go wrong siding with either device, but Sammy’s pride and joy seems to have that balanced performance and set of features to continue fending off its competition at the moment.

LG Optimus G vs Samsung Galaxy S III Video Comparison:


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