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LG Optimus G v Samsung Galaxy S III: Beast wars

27 October 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
LG Optimus G v Samsung Galaxy S III: Beast wars - read the full textLG is trying to recapture some old glory and released the first phone with Snapdragon S4 Pro - a next-generation chipset. The Samsung Galaxy S III has been out for several months now, but is still one of the best Androids on the market. Together...

 

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Samsung is ugly as hell. I hate rounded shaped things (except women ;) ).
Samsung display is one of the most unrealistic displays i have ever seen, this is the main reason i was put-off by the previous SII.

On the other hand, LG software is crap and usually ships with even crappier bloat-ware. Support is nonexistent and their responses are an insult to intelligence.

Wish there was a Samsung Optimus G :)). LG hardware, display and overall looks with Samsung JellyBean software.

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  • 2012-11-01 15:57
  • pqyc

The specs are good but LG's skin is seriously lacking. Also chances are the optimus won't receive the update because it's an LG phone and LGs don't really get any support

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  • 2012-11-01 12:00
  • kJrA

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-31 19:53 from n2Ks - click to readOptimus g is good looking elegant phone
While S3 Is ugly looks like a plastic soap .
optimus g has way better screen and Display .

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  • 2012-11-01 11:02
  • v0qJ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-31 19:53 from n2Ks - click to readACTUALLY LG OPTIMUS G IS BETTER THAN S3.
OPTIMUS G'S VIDEO IS MORE SHARPER , WIDER AND VERY ACCURATE COLOR .
the white adjustment Is Correct and very Past ...
Optimus G has better batterylife over 15hours Talk time while s3 has. only 10hours . optimus. g has 45Hours endurance battery life against. s3's 43hours on the same ICS .

LG WON ...

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  • 2012-11-01 10:57
  • v0qJ

Lg is good and always better

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  • 2012-11-01 07:30
  • 2S{J

Only specs are good in lg they will not update the os...

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  • 2012-10-31 19:53
  • n2Ks

optimus is currently the most beautiful android phone.

samsung galaxy s3 is a plastic and will always remain as plastic phone!

OPTIMUS G THE BEAST!

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  • 2012-10-31 18:39
  • vx20

haters are hater!
LG is a good and will always be good!

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  • 2012-10-31 18:35
  • vx20

LG wins!
s3 is ugly Plastic!

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  • 2012-10-31 14:04
  • t7y@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-30 16:38 from vaNH - click to read if you try to see those photos
you will notice that LG Optimus G has more accurate color, and more sharper than s3's photos.

in terms of Video sample
LG Optimus G 's video is wider & more accurate in color.
the TRUE HD IPS+ IS currently the Best DISPLAY !

i can suggest you to see other reviews by Android Community & Pocketnow.com



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  • 2012-10-31 14:00
  • t7y@

> In reply to Sawsees @ 2012-10-29 22:28 from 0SL3 - click to readInteresting that you say that about LG considering I've owned numerous TVs and Computer Displays, actually have had my LG LCD TV for over 3 years now and it hasn't missed a beat.. works PERFECT. Same with the monitor I had in the past, 24" LCD.. not a dead pixel or problem with any of my LG devices.

This is not to say that their phones are and will be problem free, but I don't think its fair at all to generalize and say all LG product is faulty.. they are every bit as faulty/not faulty as any other company, be-it Apple, Samsung, Nokia..

Stop being a hater.. you sound foolish.

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  • 2012-10-30 20:39
  • 4ghv

Never LG again! My last phone from them (Optimus 3D) was a nightmare: bought it under froyo and although LG promised from the very beginning that it would get updated to gingerbread, they never delivered. I tried OTA, LG update software on PC and it always kept telling me it had already the latest software update which was not true. I finally got it updated by installing third-party software on my PC and even with the official LG-ROM 'forced' installation it was then plagued by the so called 'ghost call' problem , resulting in lost messages and calls..
Also, once every week it would get stuck trying to connect to any wifi without success and drain so much battery that it would be empty in about a couple of hours...
When I also noticed that it was even not able to connect to wifi without a sim-card inserted, I decided that it was time to switch to something reliable..
Not a fan of Samsung or any other brand, but my SGS3 just works flawlessly, fast and very reliable. My credit also to Samsung for delivering Jelly Bean on time and bug-free. The SGS3 absolutely deserves it's good reputation.
LG may come up with everything they want now, I just don't trust them anymore. Specs always look good on paper but it's day to day use that matters. Not just intentions or better... pretensions...

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  • 2012-10-30 19:35
  • Ld7r

Never LG again! My last phone from them (Optimus 3D) was a nightmare: bought it under froyo and although LG promised from the very beginning that it would get updated to gingerbread, they never delivered. I tried OTA, LG update software on PC and it always kept telling me it had already the latest software update which was not true. I finally got it updated by installing third-party software on my PC and even with the official LG-ROM 'forced' installation it was then plagued by the so called 'ghost call' problem , resulting in lost messages and calls..
Also, once every week it would get stuck trying to connect to any wifi without success and drain so much battery that it would be empty in about a couple of hours...
When I also noticed that it was even not able to connect to wifi without a sim-card inserted, I decided that it was time to switch to something reliable..
Not a fan of Samsung or any other brand, but my SGS3 just works flawlessly, fast and very reliable. My credit also to Samsung for delivering Jelly Bean on time and bug-free. The SGS3 absolutely deserves it's good reputation.
LG may come up with everything they want now, I just don't trust them anymore. Specs always look good on paper but it's day to day use that matters. Not just intentions or better... pretensions...

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  • 2012-10-30 18:03
  • Ld7r

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-30 14:00 from vx20 - click to readYou didn't see the photos and videos? LG lost bigtime, those are bad results. And it can't even take full res photos while recording video. And it has no cardslot, epic fail, it has smaller storage than my phone in 2009. it even have smaller storage than N97 lol.

Galaxy S3 is also a loser with its pentile display and moderate battery. Note 2 takes care of those shortcomings. Note 2 is the one to beat and none of these two are fit to fight it.

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  • 2012-10-30 16:38
  • vaNH

LG Optimus "G" IS WAY BETTER THAN S3!

IN TERM OF CAMERA/VIDEO?

S3'S 8mp is can't be better than of the 13mp VERSION of Optimus "G".

"G" provides more ACCURATE COLOR and MORE SHARPER...
we can say maybe its a tie?in somehow...
but it was clearly never beat "G" 13mp

IN OTHER REVIEW LG " G" 13 mp CAMERA IS BETTER AND AWESOME!



In Term of BATTERY?

Galaxy S3 had 43hours ENDURANCE BATTERY LIFE(ICS)

Optimus "G" has 45hours ENDURANCE BATTERYLIFE(ICS)

in term of DISPLAY?

LG TRUE HD IPS plus is rocks.......
Optimus "G" has better Display over s3!

could you imagine when "G" will be updated to jelly beans?

SO overall "G" WON!

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  • 2012-10-30 14:00
  • vx20

> In reply to Sawsees @ 2012-10-29 22:28 from 0SL3 - click to read some lg phones are sucks,
some samsung phones are also sucks...

but lg optimus "g' is better than samsung s3!

lg optimus "g" is a beautiful , elegant phone!

samsung s3 is ugly plastic phone!


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  • 2012-10-30 13:49
  • vx20

At&t has the Microsd card in their version of the LG Optimus G, so the SIII doesn't really have an advantage with that carrier. Both really good phones but SIII only does NFC with other SIII's, and the Optimus G is more flexible in that capacity. I also like the screen shot memo you can doodle on the Optimus G features which the reviewer didn't mention.

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  • 2012-10-30 07:55
  • I876

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-29 23:46 from 0Us{ - click to readyea u r ryt that i was already made fool but not by samsung but by LG when i bought optimus 2X, the first ever dual core phone which still didnt get ICS update(worst for any brand)... i just used 6 months n got many problems in the phone n sold it for half of matket price... even if today i'll sell my S3, i'll get a good handsome money... good luck with ur device.. hope it will get JB update(but i dont think so)... dont know y people hate samsung despite it gives all the satisfaction to the customers...

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  • 2012-10-30 07:43
  • rJnT

love my galaxy s3. you are all comparing "coming soon" phones to a phone that has been released five months ago.. whew.. now that's a good phone.

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  • 2012-10-30 07:43
  • PSex

Oh com'on guys. No matter how great your smartphone is, that greatness will only last for sometime. So dont spend too much.

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  • 2012-10-30 04:19
  • vxrD

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