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LG Optimus G vs Galaxy S3 & HTC One X: Boss Fight!

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LG have released their new flagship handset for 2012 in the shape of the Optimus G. However can it match up to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X? Let’s find out.

LG Optimus G vs Samsung Galaxy S3 & HTC One X

The display of the LG Optimus G is TrueHD IPS+ at 4.7 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720p. The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a Super AMOLED screen of 4.8 inches at 1280 x 720. Both of the displays have their good and bad points and there really isn’t much difference is size to choose from. The Optimus G does tend to offer better performance than the display of the HTC One X which is 4.7 inches and has 720p resolution (also IPS).

The LG Optimus G runs on the 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core which is said to be faster than either of the dual core processors in the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X. However the international version of the Galaxy S3 does have a quad core clocked at 1.4Ghz, but you still get more power from the S4 Pro of the Optimus G so no contest here.

The LG Optimus G comes with 2GB of RAM, which of course beats the 1GB in the HTC One X and the international Samsung Galaxy S3. The S3 wins camera wise with the 1.8 megapixel on the front compared to the one on the front of the Optimus G which is 1.3 megapixels. The LG Optimus G is better for the back camera which is 13 megapixels compared to the HTC One X and Galaxy S3 which both have an 8 megapixel.

You should be able to get more battery life from the Optimus G thanks to the 2,210mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a 2100mAh and the HTC One X a 1800mAh battery.

The LG Optimus G blows the HTC One X clean out of the water in many fronts, but when matched against the Samsung Galaxy S3, the S3 does stand up to it in many ways. However, thanks to the better camera on the back, more RAM and the faster processor, the LG Optimus G is the winner overall in regards to the specs sheet.

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.