Optimus G vs Galaxy S3: G May Spell ‘Game Over’ For S3

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The new rivalry between LG and Samsung is gearing up to be a good’un, even though LG has been bringing up the rear up until now. Its Optimus 4X HD didn’t really set the world on fire, especially when the Galaxy S stable was out in force. Now LG is planning to change all this when it releases its LG Optimus G in a few months.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs LG Optimus G

It seems as if the LG Optimus G might turn out to be the fastest Android smartphone, as it will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, combining 4 Krait CPU cores with an Adreno 320 graphics unit.
First benchmarks suggest this combo will be faster than the Samsung Galaxy S3 Exynos 4412. The Optimus G has 2GB of RAM, twice that of the international S3, and equal to the LTE-enabled US, Australian and Asian version.

The LG Optimus G screen is a sliver smaller – 4.7” compared to 4.8” – than the Samsung Galaxy S3, but it has a few more pixels. The Optimus G 1,280x768p resolution is higher than the S3 1,280x720p screen, as the smaller screen size only increases the pixel density.

The LG Optimus G has a mega megapixel camera – 13MP to be exact. This is getting on for twice that of the Samsung Galaxy S3 with its 8MP camera. Pretty much all the other specs are even, though, with similar battery sizes, connectivity and 32GB of internal memory. The S3 has microSD for up to 64GB, though.

Design-wise the LG Optimus G is another win. Unlike the glossy plastic look of the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Optimus G goes for an almost iPhone 4S styling with a mix of glass and metal. It certainly has the looks of a premium smartphone unlike its rival. Battery-wise, both smartphones have a 2,100mAh capacity.

It looks, though, as if the LG Optimus G has the right stuff to put the wind up the Samsung Galaxy S3. It’ll be good to wait and see if it can live up to its specs sheet.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.