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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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I think that, to be fair you should have cited that the at&t variant of the optimus G has indeed the sd card slot.

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  • 2012-10-30 00:25
  • 3ywd

> In reply to Dks @ 2012-10-29 11:02 from iwpx - click to readWhy is that? From what I have seen in the review it doesn't seem like you're right. Search the web and you will see that the S3 simply can't be better than Optimus G. And the LG is better even now, when not on JB, still running ICS. Imagine how it will be then(I'm saying only about the benchmark tests), if it's already better.

What does the S3 have and Optimus G doesn't? More storage, JB(for now)...and that's about it.

The Optimus G has a better design, building materials, hardware, better display, 1 GB of RAM more.

If you compare them overall, Optimus G wins in several aspects, but S3 wins on the aspect that LG didn't have an interest at all: the lack of the removable back cover gives the phone a better look. That's why Iphone users like Iphone, for its design. The design is the first you see when you look at a phone, but when you have these specs packed in a good looking phone like the Optimus G, you feel blessed, really. This is the next big thing, not the S3 and their copied slogan. I am really interested what will they copy next, because they already copied all that was to be copied. Pathetic sammy fanboys, they mock LG but they don't know how pathetic is their beloved brand.

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  • 2012-10-30 00:02
  • 0Us{

> In reply to iHATER @ 2012-10-29 15:10 from U{i$ - click to readHave you noticed in a single review of the Optimus G that it lags? No, you haven't because it simply doesn't lag. The browsing experience on the Optimus G is the best you have seen in a smartphone, miles better than S3. And everyday usage is always snappy. You sammy fanboy need a reality check! If you own an S3, you have to realize that there are better phones than it, like other phones beat the S2, when its time had come. You can't even compare the S3 with the Optimus G, the LG is far superior, and only Samsung fanatics don't realise this, maybe they realise, I'm sure they do, but they don't wanna tell the world, because they will look like fools.

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  • 2012-10-29 23:46
  • 0Us{

> In reply to Sawsees @ 2012-10-29 22:28 from 0SL3 - click to readIf you believe that you have to wait always for the best phone, then you will never buy one. At its time, a dualcore phone was the best, but one year later quadcore phones appeared, and now S4 quadcore. If you wait for A15 or Tegra 4, you won't buy phones having these on them, because Tegra 324 or A421412 will appear next year. You have to know your limits!

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  • 2012-10-29 23:40
  • 0Us{

Lg -_-

Some guys say that Samsung don't make good phones.
And they like LG oO ?

LG, good on paper/specs(sometimes)/and maybe for some guys in design, but they are very low in software/build. It's simple, their products can't work more than 2-3years. (TV, phones...) Bugs or hardware problems... more often than Samsung in my circle of friends/family.

LG is just not serious.
Can't you see the Copy in their UI ?
Same icons (even samsung icons copy (according to Apple xD) less Ios icons...), same functions (OMG smart stay by LG), exactly same camera interface...

Come on guys. Nexus 4 is already better than G, even if it's a LG... 4 month to wait and tegra4/a15/others will come. And you will change your phone, just like you always do. :)

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  • 2012-10-29 22:28
  • 0SL3

> In reply to 555 @ 2012-10-29 05:26 from v0en - click to readFid u even read and look at the review? Dummy galaxy S3 8mp camera beat that fuzzy 12mp camera pretty said. Are you on crack?

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  • 2012-10-29 20:27
  • NMvt

Well, you are forgetting about HTC's ONE X+ here. And (this is post festum as benchmarks were available just today) that HTC has done great job updating ONE X to JB. Of course SIII still has some advantages over ONE X, but now HTC is far more competitive. Really it can overthrove SIII on quite few areas. Just my opinion. Things now are not so easy to judge in SIII favour. And don't forget about ASUS and its PadPhone2.

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  • 2012-10-29 19:49
  • gDEX

it really made me laugh, the last sentence that says that optimus G will snatch the throne from S3... the biggest drawback of optimus G is its poor browsermark n i guess most people buy smartphones to browse internet more than to talk or play games or watch videos thus it is still inferior to S3 while they chose ICS for thz rather than JB n god knows when JB for thz will be out as LG never produce early updates... again S3 is a winner here...

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  • 2012-10-29 15:10
  • U{i$

lg optimus g the fastest smartphone in the smartphone world:)

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  • 2012-10-29 15:00
  • 7txE

My experience with LG phones is HORRIBLE!!. I bought an LG Nitro HD and it started giving me a lot of reboots and other problems. Adding to my agony, the customer support is very very poor. Also, the build quality is flimsy. I sold it off and happily using a Samsung Galaxy Note now. Samsung betters in Software and Customer Support.

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  • 2012-10-29 14:35
  • YMk1

> In reply to pinoy din @ 2012-10-29 05:33 from mT@b - click to readGSMArena can compare it with Samsung Glaxy S3 with ICS too. to know the bearing of passing on the crown, that theyre saying

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  • 2012-10-29 14:22
  • v0qT

Not really fair, just like comparing it to the iPhone 5, S3 was out in June, almost 1/2 year off.

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  • 2012-10-29 13:08
  • 3xjn

LG has wasted their time and money by launching 4X HD FIRST then optimus G AND putting 4X HD in the competetion instead of optimus G AGAINST galaxy s3 and htc one x..........................

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  • 2012-10-29 11:47
  • utPj

Another fantastic comparison GSMArena. But clearly Samsung Galaxy S3 way ahead of LG Optimus G. Again the winner is S3.

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  • 2012-10-29 11:02
  • iwpx

> In reply to z @ 2012-10-28 17:58 from YbM6 - click to readActually you've pick up an out dated hardwares phone even before it gone on sales. Apple fans are like frog in the well, without reliasing the world has change when it has changed.

Apple fans also pathetically poor people. With their very shallow pockets, they can only afford to purchase 1 new phone in 1 or maybe 2 years. This is no good to America and Europe already deep shit economy.

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  • 2012-10-29 09:54
  • PV{w

> In reply to james @ 2012-10-28 13:14 from rJBN - click to readWell said. I am totally agree with u

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  • 2012-10-29 09:47
  • rAZw

> In reply to LGO2X_GB @ 2012-10-29 08:33 from vpcx - click to readBoth are fantastic phones!

Samsung Galaxy S III
LG Optimus G
Asus Padfon

Are the best smartphones this year!

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  • 2012-10-29 09:32
  • ajT1

Stay away from LG mobiles! Pathetic product support! JB may (not will!) come to this phone in N months... LG Software Dev = CRAP!

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  • 2012-10-29 08:33
  • vpcx

And so LG comes out with the latest and greatest tech first. But wait; remember to Optimus 2X(first dual core on the market), and then the S2 came along and blew it out of the water. So what the LG has some of the best hardware right now. when everyone starts making use of Cortex A-15 cores and new gen GPU's this chipset will be old news. A-15 Exynos and Tegra chips anyone...?!

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  • 2012-10-29 07:13
  • Naj3

Absolutely the latest phone LG OPTIMUS G

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  • 2012-10-29 06:01
  • U{@M

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