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Optimus G vs. Galaxy S3: Can LG’s Flagship Device End Samsung's Successful Run in India?

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By Rohit KVN | February 28, 2013 11:56 PM EST

Consumer electronics giant LG recently launched its flagship smartphone Optimus G in the Indian market.

LG's South Korean counterpart, Samsung, had launched the Galaxy S3 in India more than seven months ago and is registering good sales in the sub-continent and worldwide. A couple of days ago, Galaxy S3 won the 'Best Smartphone Award' at the ongoing MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2013 beating Apple iPhone 5.

But, does the LG Optimus G pack enough punch to end Samsung's Galaxy S3 successful run in India?

Here is a breakdown of comparison between LG Optimus G and Samsung Galaxy S3:

Model

LG Optimus

Samsung Galaxy S3

Display

4.7-inch TrueHD IPS display with 1280x768p resolutions

(Pixel density: 320 pixels per inch)

4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 720x1280p resolutions

(Pixel density: 306 ppi)

OS

Android v4.1 Jelly Bean OS

(has more than 675,000 Apps)

Recently upgraded to Android v4.2 OS (Jelly Bean)

Processor

 Quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz

CPU speed

Quad-core Samsung Exynos 4 processor with 1.4GHz CPU speed

GPU

Adreno 320

Mali-400 MP

Internal

memory

2GB RAM

1GB(India), 2GB(in select markets)

Storage

capacity

32GB

Available in 16GB and 32GB

Camera

Rear:13.0-MP with LED Flash Support

Front:1.3-MP

Rear:8.0-megapixel camera

With LED flash support

Front:1.9-megapixel camera with HD video(720p)

Network

3G & 4G/LTE (not available

in India)

3G & 4G/LTE (not available in India)

Battery

2,100 mAh with standby time up to 335 hours(almost 14 days)

2,100 mAh with standby time up to 770 hours( more than 32 days)

*Price

 ₹35,500/-

₹29,480/-

*Price as quoted in LG and Samsung websites respectively.

Remark:

Regarding its display, Optimus G has a slight edge over Galaxy S3 with pixel-density of 356 pixels per inch, compared to latter's 320 ppi display resolution. That's not all, the Optimus G has a 13.0-megapixel camera where as Samsung's flagship smartphone sports an 8.0-megapixel main camera.

In other aspects such as processor speeds, battery capacity, mobile operating system they both have negligible differences.

Samsung recently made a smart move by slashing Galaxy S3's prices to ₹29,480. This price-cut might have an effect on Optimus G (₹35,500) sales in a price-sensitive market like India. Also, Galaxy S3's record worldwide sales has added an extra incentive to Samsung's brand value over rival LG.

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