Does the 4.7-inch display on the Optimus G, beat the iPhone 5’s 4.0-inch Retina screen? What’s the storage capacity like? The processor? Which phone has the best camera? What we need is a simple side-by-side comparison. Look! Here’s one…
LG Optimus G vs. Apple iPhone 5: 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.
|LG Optimus G||VS||Apple iPhone 5|
|Display||4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD||4.0-inch Retina|
|Resolution||768 x 1280 pixels
|640 x 1136 pixels
|Processor||1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro||1.2GHz dual core Apple A6|
|Software||Android 4.0.4||iOS 6|
|Storage||32GB internal, no expansion slot||16, 32 or 64GB internal, no expansion slot|
|13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording||8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR and 1080p video recording|
|Yes, 1.3MP||Yes, 1.2MP|
|Bluetooth||4.0 with A2DP||4.0 with A2DP|
|Size||68.9 x 131.9 x 8.5mm||58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6mm|
|Talktime||15.0 hours||8.0 hours|
|Standby||335 hours||225 hours|
|Extras||GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, TV-out, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and Dolby Mobile||PowerVR SGX 543MP3 graphics, GPS/A-GPS, accelerator, digital compass, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, gyroscope, Siri digital voice assistant|
LG Optimus G vs. Apple iPhone 5 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 LG Optimus G vs. Apple iPhone 5 fight plays out…
LG Optimus G vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Connectivity
The wireless options on the Optimus G include NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. It also incorporates 4G for speedy data downloads. The iPhone 5 has 3G/HSDPA/CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi in its own connectivity package. More importantly, it supports 4G too.
— The Optimus G wins (1-0)
LG Optimus G vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Size/Weight
Time for a little size vs size. The Optimus G measures 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5mm, while the iPhone 5 is 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm in comparison. The Optimus G is the taller of the two phones by 8.0mm. Checking on weight, the Optimus G weighs 145g, while the Apple iPhone 5 is much lighter at 112g.
— The iPhone 5 wins (1-1)
LG Optimus G vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Camera/Video
LG has opted for an advanced 13.0 Megapixel camera in its phone, which boasts autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. For video calls, there’s also a 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera.
Even with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR and 1080p video recording, the iPhone 5′s 8.0 MP camera underwhelms. Another 1.2 Megapixel camera located on the front is ideal for video calls.
— The Optimus G wins (2-1)
LG Optimus G vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Display
Display size is key and the Optimus G features a 4.7-inch (768 x 1280) touch-sensitive True HD-IPS LCD screen. It has 983040 pixels onscreen overall, which works out at 317.66 pixels per inch.
|The LG Optimus G features a 4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD display with a quoted resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 317.66.|
Measuring just 4.0 inches, the iPhone 5′s touch-sensitive Retina screen is smaller. Its 640 x 1136 pixel resolution is no match for the LG display. With 727040 pixels onscreen, the pixel density is a big league 326.0 pixels per inch.
— The Optimus G wins (3-1)
LG Optimus G vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Processor
In terms of processor speeds, the LG Optimus G is powered by a quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, clocked at 1.5GHz. The iPhone 5 has a 1.2GHz dual core Apple A6 chip.
— The Optimus G wins (4-1)
Half-time: LG Optimus G vs. Apple iPhone 5
We’re halfway through this fight and the Optimus G leads by 3. Can the iPhone 5 fight back? The next round is software…
LG Optimus G vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Software
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-2)
LG Optimus G vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Applications
Which phone wins out when app stores are concerned? Taking the raw numbers into account, Apple’s App Store beats Google Play by 700000 apps to 675000. So the Optimus G gets beaten by the iPhone 5 in this round. The Optimus G is still leading in this fight. It’s going to be difficult for the iPhone 5 to fight back from here.
— The iPhone 5 wins (5-3)
LG Optimus G vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Storage
Which mobile can hold the most data? The LG Optimus G boasts 32GB of built-in storage. In contrast, the iPhone 5 comes with multiple storage options, offering either 16, 32 or 64GB. Obviously, the top-end iPhone 5 boasts 64GB compared to the default 32GB capacity of the Optimus G. Unfortunately, the Optimus G lacks an expansion slot so 32GB is all the storage on offer. Similarly, the storage on the iPhone 5 can’t be extended either. Like the Optimus G, there’s no memory card slot here.
— The iPhone 5 wins (5-4)
LG Optimus G vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Battery Life
How does the performance compare? LG’s spec sheet lists 15.0 hours of talktime for its phone, compared to 8.0 hours for the Apple iPhone 5. As for standby time, the phones can last for 335 hours and 225 hours respectively. The iPhone 5 finishes last here and the point goes to the Optimus.
— Optimus G (6-4)
Note: The Standby time specification is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including: network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic.
LG Optimus G vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Extras
— It’s a tie, one point each (7-5)
BPF Verdict: The LG Optimus G wins! (7-5)
Another victory for the tech-stuffed LG Optimus G as it beats the Apple iPhone 5, taking 5 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 2 and losing 3. Where was this fight won? Take a look - the Optimus G has the best connectivity, that 13.0MP camera we mentioned earlier, a superior 4.7-inch 768 x 1280 pixel display with a PPI of 317.66, the faster processor and the best battery life. What’s not to like?
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