HTC One vs. LG Optimus G – Fight!

by Jerry D on February 19, 2013

If you judge the HTC One against the LG Optimus G, which one is technically the best? Does the 4.7-inch screen on the One, beat the display on the Optimus G? Does its quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor have more power? These questions (and more besides) are answered in the comparison table that follows.

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HTC One vs. LG Optimus G: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

HTC One VS LG Optimus G
Display 4.7-inch Super LCD3 4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(468.723 PPI)
768 x 1280 pixels
(317.66 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro
Software Android 4.1.2 Android 4.0.4
Storage 32 or 64GB internal, no expansion slot 32GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
4.0 Megapixels with Ultrapixel image sensor, autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video/image recording, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording 13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.1MP Yes, 1.3MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/ac/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 68.2 x 137.4 x 9.3mm 68.9 x 131.9 x 8.5mm
Weight 143g 145g
Talktime TBC 15.0 hours
Standby TBC 335 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, stereo speakers, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and Beats Audio GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, TV-out, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and Dolby Mobile

 

HTC One vs. LG Optimus G analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this HTC One vs. LG Optimus G fight plays out…

HTC One vs. LG Optimus G – Connectivity

The One is well-specced and includes NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/ac/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP connectivity. It can also accelerate to 4G speeds. LG has jammed its handset with NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. You can tick 4G networking here too.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

HTC One vs. LG Optimus G – Size/Weight

In this round, we compare heftiness. The Optimus G is the wider of the two, measuring 68.9mm to the One’s 68.2mm. The One is the taller handset, measuring 137.4mm to the Optimus G’s 131.9mm. Neither phone is hefty. The HTC One weighs 143g, while the Optimus G is 145g. The Optimus G leads going into round #3.
— The Optimus G wins (1-2)

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HTC One vs. LG Optimus G – Camera/Video

The One comes packing a built-in 4.0 Megapixel camera with advanced features such as: an Ultrapixel image sensor (giving it twice the performance than its 4.0MP rating suggests), autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video/image recording, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. There’s also a 2.1MP camera on the front for video conferencing and Skype chats.

Look at the specs and the Optimus G seems to boast superior technology – a 13.0 Megapixel camera with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. Note the maximum resolution of 4208 x 3120pixels. Another 1.3 Megapixel camera located on the front is ideal for video calls.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (2-3)

HTC One vs. LG Optimus G – Display

The One boasts a touch-sensitive Super LCD3 display, measuring 4.7 inches and delivering a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Packing 2073600 pixels into this 4.7-inch screen results in a sky-high pixel density of 468.723 pixels per inch (PPI).

XXXX pointy arrow The HTC One features a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with a quoted resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 468.723.

The touch-sensitive True HD-IPS LCD screen on the Optimus G has the same 4.7-inch dimensions. Its 768 x 1280 pixel resolution is no match for the HTC display, however. Do the math again and the pixels per inch (PPI) rating of this screen is much lower at 317.66.
— The One wins (3-3)

HTC One vs. LG Optimus G – Processor

Performance-wise, the One boasts a 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. The Optimus G, meanwhile, has an quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, rated at 1.5GHz.
— The One wins (4-3)

Half-time: HTC One vs. LG Optimus G

We’re halfway through this fight and the One leads by 1. It’s a slender lead and either of these phones could take this fight? Seconds away, round #6…

HTC One vs. LG Optimus G – Software

— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-4)

HTC One vs. LG Optimus G – Applications

— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (6-5)

HTC One vs. LG Optimus G – Storage

The Next battleground is storage. HTC gives you a choice of 32 or 64GB One models. The LG Optimus G comes with a single storage option – a 32GB model. As you can see, the One provides more space out of the box with a model that boasts 64GB. This compares to the Optimus G’s 32GB. Unfortunately, the One lacks an expansion slot so 64GB is all the storage on offer. Similarly, the 32GB storage on the Optimus G can’t be extended either. Like the One, there’s no memory card slot here.
— The One wins (7-5)

HTC One vs. LG Optimus G – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The One and the Optimus G share the points (8-6)

HTC One vs. LG Optimus G – Extras

— It’s a tie, one point each (9-7)

BPF Verdict: The HTC One wins! (9-7)

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