What are the real differences between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the LG Optimus G? Does the 4.8-inch screen on the Galaxy S3, outperform the Optimus G’s display? What’s the storage capacity like? Is the 13.0MP camera on the Optimus G significantly better? Find out which one wins this big phone fight in the table below…
Samsung Galaxy S3 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.
|Samsung Galaxy S3||VS||LG Optimus G|
|Display||4.8-inch Super AMOLED||4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels
|768 x 1280 pixels
|Processor||1.4GHz quad core Exynos 4412||1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro|
|Software||Android 4.0.4||Android 4.0.4|
|Storage||16, 32 or 64GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB||32GB internal, no expansion slot|
|8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording||13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording|
|Yes, 1.9MP||Yes, 1.3MP|
|Bluetooth||4.0 with A2DP and EDR||4.0 with A2DP|
|Size||70.6 x 136.6 x 8.6mm||68.9 x 131.9 x 8.5mm|
|Talktime||12.0 hours||15.0 hours|
|Standby||790 hours||335 hours|
|Extras||GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, barometer, stereo FM radio with RDS, S-Voice, TV-out and Smart Stay eye-tracking||GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, TV-out, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and Dolby Mobile|
Samsung Galaxy S3 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 Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. LG Optimus G fight plays out…
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. LG Optimus G – Connectivity
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. LG Optimus G – Size/Weight
Modern phones are hardly fat and frumpy. The Galaxy S3 is the wider of the two, measuring 70.6mm to the Optimus G’s 68.9mm. The Galaxy S3 is the taller handset, measuring 136.6mm to the Optimus G’s 131.9mm. The Optimus G weighs 145g, whereas the Galaxy S3 is 12 lighter and weighs 133g. The Optimus G takes an early lead.
— The Optimus G wins (1-2)
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. LG Optimus G – Camera/Video
Samsung has built the Galaxy S3 with an 8.0 Megapixel camera that boasts autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording. It also features a second, front-facing camera with a resolution of 1.9 Megapixels.
The Optimus G impresses with a better camera, which has a resolution of 13.0 Megapixels and includes autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. A second 1.3MP camera on the front can be used for video calling.
— The Optimus G wins (1-3)
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. LG Optimus G – Display
The Galaxy S3 boasts a touch-sensitive Super AMOLED display, measuring 4.8 inches and delivering a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Packing 921600 pixels into this 4.8-inch screen results in pixel density of 306.042 pixels per inch (PPI).
|The Samsung Galaxy S3 features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a quoted resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 306.042.|
In contrast, the 4.7-inch touch-sensitive True HD-IPS LCD display on LG’s phone is smaller. With 983040 pixels on the 4.7-inch screen, the pixel density is 317.66 pixels per inch.
— The Optimus G wins (1-4)
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. LG Optimus G – Processor
— It’s a tie, one point each (2-5)
Half-time: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. LG Optimus G
Halfway through this fight, the Optimus G has opened up a useful 3-point lead. But there are some big rounds coming up, including storage and operating systems. Can the Galaxy S3 pull it back?
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. LG Optimus G – Software
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (3-6)
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. LG Optimus G – Applications
— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (4-7)
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. LG Optimus G – Storage
The Next battleground is storage. The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with 16, 32 or 64GB of storage. The LG Optimus G only comes in one version, which packs in 32GB of storage. Here, the 64GB in the Galaxy S3 trumps the 32GB capacity of the Optimus G. Of course, the Galaxy S3 also features a microSD slot, which supports cards up to 64GB. This will boost the overall storage to a roomier 128GB. LG didn’t build an expansion slot into the Optimus G, so 32GB is all you get.
— The Galaxy S3 wins (5-7)
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. LG Optimus G – Battery Life
Battery performance will vary, but Samsung boasts 12.0 hours of talktime for its Galaxy S3, versus 15.0 hours for the Optimus G. The standby times are 790 hours for the Galaxy S3 and 335 hours for the Optimus G. Neither phone loses out in this part of the fight. It’s a tie.
— Draw (6-8)
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.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. LG Optimus G – Extras
— It’s a tie, one point each (7-9)
BPF Verdict: The LG Optimus G wins! (7-9)
The LG Optimus G wins this match-up. It beats the Samsung Galaxy S3, taking 3 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 6 and losing 1. You can see where the fight was won – the Optimus G has the best balance between size and weight, an advanced 13.0 Megapixel camera and a 4.7-inch 768 x 1280 pixel display with a PPI of 317.66. Nice. Very nice indeed. Nice enough to beat the Galaxy S3, which has held the top-spot in rankings for months.
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