LG Optimus L9 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Fight!

by Jerry D on May 25, 2013

Is the LG Optimus L9 a smarter mobile phone than the HTC Desire 600? Does the 4.7-inch screen on the Optimus L9, outdo the Desire 600’s 4.5-inch display? Does it have a zippier mobile processor? Can the 8.0MP camera on the Desire 600 deliver superior results? Compare the key stats of each phone in the table that follows.

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LG Optimus L9 vs. HTC Desire 600: 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.

LG Optimus L9 VS HTC Desire 600
Display 4.7-inch IPS LCD 4.5-inch Super LCD2
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
(234.255 PPI)
540 x 960 pixels
(244.667 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1GHz dual core TI OMAP 4430 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200
Software Android 4.0.4 Android 4.1.2
Storage 4GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB 8GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and 720p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 0.3MP Yes, 1.6MP
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR, A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 68.2 x 131.9 x 9.1mm 67.0 x 134.8 x 9.3mm
Weight 125g 130g
Talktime TBC 11.0 hours
Standby TBC 539 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, and Beats Audio

 

LG Optimus L9 vs. HTC Desire 600 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 L9 vs. HTC Desire 600 fight plays out…

LG Optimus L9 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Connectivity

The core connectivity options on the Optimus L9 include NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR, A2DP. 4G isn’t supported. The Desire 600 has NFC, 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi in its own connectivity package. It doesn’t have any 4G connectivity either.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

LG Optimus L9 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Size/Weight

How do these two handsets match up in terms of size? The Optimus L9 has dimensions of 131.9 x 68.2 x 9.1mm; the Desire 600 is 134.8 x 67.0 x 9.3mm. The Desire 600 is the bulkier handset of the two. Checking on weight, the Optimus L9 weighs 125g, while the HTC Desire 600 is 130g. As expected, the Optimus L9 takes the lead early on.
— The Optimus L9 wins (2-1)

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LG Optimus L9 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Camera/Video

The Optimus L9′s built-in camera has a resolution of 5.0 MP, plus features that include: autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. For video calling, you’ll find a second 0.3MP camera on the front.

The 8.0 Megapixel camera on the Desire 600 is superior to the lens on the Optimus L9. It also includes an array of features including: autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and 720p video recording. Another 1.6 Megapixel camera located on the front is ideal for video calls.
— The Desire 600 wins (2-2)

LG Optimus L9 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Display

LG has built the Optimus L9 with a 4.7-inch touch-sensitive display. The IPS LCD screen has a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. The pixels per inch (PPI) measurement here is 234.255.

XXXX pointy arrow The LG Optimus L9 features a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with a quoted resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 234.255.

Measuring 4.5 inches in comparison, the Desire 600′s touch-sensitive Super LCD2 screen is not significantly smaller. The 540 by 960 resolution matches the Optimus L9. The pixel density of 244.667 here beats the 234.255 rating given to the Optimus L9. Just.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (3-3)

LG Optimus L9 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Processor

In terms of raw speediness, the Desire 600 zooms along with a 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 processor. The Optimus L9 has a dual core TI OMAP 4430 chip, rated at 1GHz.
— The Desire 600 wins (3-4)

Half-time: LG Optimus L9 vs. HTC Desire 600

At the end of round #5, let’s take a look at the scores. The Desire 600 leads the Optimus L9 by 4-3. But this fight is far from over. With five more points to be won, the Optimus L9 still has a chance to win.

LG Optimus L9 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Software

LG uses the older Android 4.0.4 on the Optimus L9 (although upgrades may be available); HTC uses Android 4.1.2 on its phone.
— The Desire 600 wins (3-5)

LG Optimus L9 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Applications

It’s Google Play vs. Google Play and there’s no winner here. Which means… At the end of round #7, the Optimus L9 is still trailing by 2. A win for the Optimus L9 looks like a long shot.
— The two phones share the points (4-6)

LG Optimus L9 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Storage

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (5-7)

LG Optimus L9 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The Optimus L9 and the Desire 600 share the points (6-8)

LG Optimus L9 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Extras

Finally, the Optimus L9 also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality. In comparison, the Desire 600 is packed with Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, and Beats Audio.
— The Optimus L9 wins (7-8)

BPF Verdict: The HTC Desire 600 wins! (7-8)

The HTC Desire 600 wins this match-up. It beats the LG Optimus L9, taking 3 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 5 and losing 2. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Comparable
The best size/weight: No
The best camera/video: Yes
The best display: Comparable
The best processor: Yes
The best software: Yes
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: Comparable
The best extras: No

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