Friday, October 19, 2012

Smartphone Comparison: iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S 3 vs. LG Optimus G

Android's flagship handsets are undoubtedly the specs monsters of the smartphone industry, pushing the limits of chipsets, screen sizes, camera resolutions, and other tangible and easy to compare things every six months or so.

That is why we wanted to see how the newly announced iPhone 5 measures up to the current Android bestseller - the Samsung Galaxy S III - which will be its main competition for a good while, and against the upcoming LG Optimus G monstrosity, the likes of which will be the new iPhone's competition for at least the first half of next year.
iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S 3 vs. LG Optimus G
Granted, we have much larger screens on those Android handsets, and the three handsets couldn't be more different in terms of design, but they are all outfitted with powerful chipsets with LTE radios, have multicore graphics subsystems, high-resolution screens, and cameras 8MP and above, so all flagship prerequisites are met and even exceeded.

When it comes to design, we have the metal-and-glass body of the new iPhone, the all-plastic polycarbonate construction of the 4.8-incher Galaxy S III, and the exquisite prismatic glass back of the unibody Optimus G handset. Thus, in terms of design, the premium material winners are the iPhone and LG's handset, but if you want a feathery handset with a huge AMOLED display, the Galaxy S III is your thing. Have a gander at the raw specs comparison in the table below, and tell us what you think about those three.
Design
Apple iPhone 5
LG Optimus G
Samsung Galaxy S III
OS
iOS (6)
Android (4.0.4)
Android (4.0.4) TouchWiz UX UI
Dimensions
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 (131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45 mm)
5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)
Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

the average is 4.1 oz (118 g)

5.11 oz (145 g)

the average is 4.1 oz (118 g)

4.73 oz (134 g)

the average is 4.1 oz (118 g)
Side Keys
Left: Volume control, Other
Left: Volume control Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control Right: Lock/Unlock key
Colors
Black, White
Black, White
Blue, Red, White
Display
Physical size
4 inches
4.70 inches
4.80 inches
Resolution
640 x 1136 pixels
768 x 1280 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density
326 ppi
318 ppi
306 ppi
Technology
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Battery
Talk time


8.00 hours
the average is 9 h (529 min)
Stand-by time
9.4 days (225 hours)
the average is 20 days (479 h)

8.3 days (199 hours)
the average is 20 days (479 h)
Talk time (3G)
8.00 hours
the average is 7 h (405 min)


Music playback
40.00 hours


Video playback
10.00 hours


Capacity

2100 mAh
2100 mAh
Hardware
System chip
Apple A6
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960
Processor
Dual core
Quad core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Graphics processor
Yes
Adreno 320
Adreno 225
System memory
2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel: Yes)
2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel: Yes) / DDR2 (500 MHz)
Built-in storage
16 GB
32 GB
16 GB
Storage expansion


microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

Camera
Camera
8 megapixels, Immobile
13 megapixels, Immobile
8 megapixels, Immobile
Flash
LED
LED
LED
Aperture size
F2.4

F2.6
Features
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Video stabilizer, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
Auto focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure control, ISO control, White balance, Multi shot, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, Effects
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Auto focus, Video stabilizer, Face detection, Exposure control, ISO control, White balance, Multi shot, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer
Camcorder
Yes
Yes
Yes
1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (1080p HD)
1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
Features
Video calling
Video calling
Video calling
Front-facing camera
Yes
Yes
1.9 megapixels

Technology
CDMA
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz


GSM
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
900, 2100 MHz
850, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE
700 MHz Class 13, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz

700 MHz Class 17, 1700/2100 MHz
Data
LTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIM
 nano SIM

Yes
Global Roaming
Yes
Yes
Yes
Positioning
A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
A-GPS
GPS, Glonass
Navigation
Turn-by-turn navigation
Turn-by-turn navigation
Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)

Friday, October 12, 2012

The New LG Nexus Smartphone Might be Named as Nexus 4 Coming Later this Month

Recently, there emerged quite many reports that LG will announce a new Nexus smartphone for Google. Though Google kept silent about these reports, the appearance of this phone leaked online proved these reports to be true. Now, the latest news about this new smartphone is that the official name might be LG Nexus 4. Meanwhile, the features and specs of this phone have been revealed online. You can took a look at the below picture to get some detailed information about this new smartphone:
LG Nexus 4
For the Nexus 4 codename, it is reliable for that once a Britain retailer leaked this information in the warehouse system. Along with the leak of the name, it is also indicated that there would be two colors available for this smartphone: white and black. For the official release, the LG Nexus 4 is mostly to be released this 29th, when the Father of Android, Andy Rubin, will give a speech on Dive Into Mobile conference. It is quite possible this new smartphone will be released then, together with the latest Android version. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Oct. 11 Launch Event: Android Jelly Bean?

Following Samsung's hint at the Galaxy S3 Mini, evidence for the handset has started to mount with the revised smartphone appearing in a retail listing. No idea on just how true this particular leak is, as a retailer could just include the name of an unreleased device into its database just in case, instead of carrying actual stock of it, but should that be the case with the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini this time around, how come the retailer bothered to throw in two color options for the Galaxy S3 Mini? Perhaps it is to differentiate the models that come with NFC as well as those without. 
Samsung Galaxy S 3 Mini
As the iPhone 5 has adopted a bigger 4-inch screen, Samsung is expected to go in the other direction and develop a smaller smartphone based on its popular Galaxy S series. Samsung sent out invitations this week for an event set to be held on Oct. 11. The invites sent out in Germany tease that Samsung will show "how big small can be." Earlier reports from last week had suggested that Samsung was planning to release a so-called "Galaxy S III Mini." That device is expected to match screen size of the iPhone 5 with a 4-inch display. Well, it is safe to say that Samsung wants to add new customers who want smaller phones, like for example, a customer who wants the display size of the iPhone 5 (4-inch) because it is easier to use with one hand. 

It is possible that the mini Samsung Galaxy S3 is equipped with Android Jelly Bean mobile operating system out of the box, similar to the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with the latest version of Android and Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface.

Samsung is planning an announcement pertaining to a "little sensation" for this Thursday, October 11, 2012.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Update Available on Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Google Nexus 7?

Recently, there’ve been reports about rumored features expected to becoming on Android 4.2, including the focus on longer battery life. It seems that some current devices, like the Samsung GALAXY Nexus and Google Nexus 7 have been testing out the new build. This shows up in the server traffic logs of Android Police. It also makes a lot of sense since as Nexus devices, they should be among the first to be receiving the Android 4.2 update.
Andorid 4.2 update
Besides the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Google Nexus 7, there’re also two other Motorola devices which have been rumored to run the Android 4.2, Motorola Occam and Manta. Cleverly named after the Occam's Razor prinicple, the Motorola Occam will obviously be a RAZR device. Like the Nexus devices, it was seen on the server traffic log of Android Police. By the way, Occam's Razor merely means that if there are two theories that make the same prediction, the more simple one is best. And what could be more simple than a Nexus device uncomplicated by any manufacturer's skin. So, the theory is that the Motorola Occam is a Nexus version of the Motorola RAZR M or perhaps the Motorola RAZR HD.

Another device, the Manta, runs Android 4.2 and is believed to be a tablet due to the lack of the 'mobile' name in the UA string. Manta is short for manta-ray which fits in perfectly with the code names for the Motorola XOOM tablet. Stingray was the Wi-Fi version of the tablet and Wingray was the variant for the tablet that uses the Verizon data network. On the other hand, the Google Nexus 7 had a code name of grouper, so this could be anything from a larger 10 inch Google Nexus tablet, to a Motorola Nexus tablet.

More details about Android 4.2 and which models will be among the first to be powered by the next build of Android will be provided here.

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