1. Hvacmanjc's Avatar
    Hello everyone. I have someone that wants to trade me a Sprint S3 for my LG Optimus G. Both phones are for Sprint. I was just wondering what the main reason you would choose one or the other. I do like the Optimus G but am not a true phone Guru so I was just wondering everyones thoughts on one or the other. The main difference I do know is my Optimus G is a quad core which I actually dont even know what the advantages are. I also noticed that the S3 has way more cases and accessories I guess being the popularity reason. Thanks for your help.

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    02-02-2013 07:16 PM
  2. kjdemuth's Avatar
    Lg Optimus Galaxy S3
    Operating system: Android 4.0 Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
    Battery information: 2100 mAh 2100 mAh Lithium Ion Battery
    Talk time Up to: 13 Hours Up to 9 Hours
    Dimensions: 5.19" x 2.71" x 0.33" 5.4 x 2.8 x 0.3
    Display: 4.7" 1280X768 (WXGA) 4.8" (1280x720) HD Super AMOLED Touch Screen
    Weight: 5.11 oz 4.7 oz
    Processor: 1.5 GHz Quad Core 1.5 GHz Dual Core
    Memory: 2GB RAM /32GB ROM 16GB or 32GB ROM / 2GB RAM. Supports up to 64GB MicroSD card

    So clearly the galaxy has a larger screen, weighs less, supports a SD card. LG has a quad proc and longer battery life.
    I tend to use a lot of apps and photos so being able to use a SD card is big for me. That and the larger screen. The bigger the better. Also as you said there are more accessories for the Galaxy S3.
    02-02-2013 09:05 PM
  3. Hvacmanjc's Avatar
    Anyone else have any input? I am suppose to trade my LG Optimus G tonight for an S3. Just making sure I am not making a mistake. Thanks

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    02-05-2013 08:12 AM
  4. Atlienzz's Avatar
    You won't be disappointed, Samsung S3 is a superior phone just by the screen alone.
    02-05-2013 10:01 AM
  5. GiantJay's Avatar
    The S3 is a awesome phone but a downgrade.

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    02-05-2013 11:19 AM
  6. GiantJay's Avatar
    I will trade you my S3 for a Optimus G.

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    02-05-2013 11:20 AM
  7. Buddlespit's Avatar
    I was going to get the Optimus G when I upgraded, but there was a tonne of talk about probably not being able to unlock the bootloader. I watched the OptiG forums at XDA for about a month before I decided that it probably wasn't going to happen. Plus, the reviews about the camera were pretty bad, considering the size of the sensor. So I went with the GS3. Now, they do have the bootloader (fastboot) unlocked (for a dollar), but developement isn't what it should be. So I personally think the GS3 is better because of the developement and dev support.

    Just an opinion: LG screwed the pooch by locking the bootloader. It scared a lot of people away from the OptiG. They had a chance to break out into the big leagues and blew it.
    02-05-2013 08:07 PM
  8. Hvacmanjc's Avatar
    I will trade you my S3 for a Optimus G.

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    I would but I am sure you are not local.

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    02-05-2013 09:33 PM
  9. Njshoregurl's Avatar
    Id take either one equally...

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    02-05-2013 09:48 PM
  10. GiantJay's Avatar
    I'm in Sacramento. It's highly unlikely we live near each other. One big benefit of the S3 is all of the custom ROMs.

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    02-05-2013 11:48 PM
  11. bearballz72's Avatar
    Another thing to consider is if LG is going to support the phone with future updates long term (a year, maybe two)? We've already seen the SIII get JB 4.1.1, and hopefully the 4.1.2 update which is the premium suite upgrade will be dropping within the next couple of weeks as well.
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    02-06-2013 10:38 AM
  12. GiantJay's Avatar
    4.1.2 is already leaked you can get it now if you are rooted in the S3. Samsung guarantees updates for 18 months on their premium devices. The Optimus G should do fairly well on updates considering it is pretty much the Nevis 4 and they made the Nexus this year. Samsung used to be bad at updates until they made the Galaxy Nexus.

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    02-06-2013 06:07 PM
  13. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Both are very good devices. What you really need to do is read the reviews for each, spend some time in both forums learning about the features each offers, and then decide if one phone or the other has a feature (or features) that's really important to you. No one else here is exactly like you, so what makes one phone better for someone else may not be very important to you.

    One reason I chose the S3 was the tremendous support it has, not just on forums like this, but from third party manufacturers. I think there are more accessories available for the S3 than any device except the iPhone. That might or might not matter to you.
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    02-06-2013 06:45 PM
  14. crwolv's Avatar
    first I will give you fact and then I will give you my opinion and I am a senior member at X d a developers in day former contributor for Android creative syndicate. fact....snapdragon s4pro quad core is the fastest chip in the world, it Handley takes Tegra quad and Samsung Exynos quad. easily. now I do prefer pentile amoled screens but I own both phones .now the Optimus actually has a higher resolution but lESS pixels per inch sgs3 is 320 is 318(LGOG,OPTIMUS NICKNAME IN WHICH MY THREAD ON XDA MADE THE OFFICIAL NICKNAME STICK) woohoo....well enough with narcissism,lol. the optimist is crystal clear and you can see it much much better in sunlight but the galaxy has better truer whites and blacks and over saturated colors which I do like more!! The Optimus is more true to life ....it's all Opinion . development is just starting for the LGOG and jelly bean isn't here yet. But using a dollar in the play Store U can unlock your Bootloader which was the easiest unlock I've ever done and I have done many unlocks. also, the Samsung Galaxy S 3 has tons of development and jelly bean, both have 2 gigs RAM. now you're at the top of the food chain when it comes to speed with the LGOG but development is scares even though all the guys from the Motorola Photon(jokersax.com and th3bill and more) have now moved to the LGOG. so development will improve much. even though you're at the top of the food chain I would probably go with the Galaxy s3 simply because there is a lot more you can do it right now although I really love the look of the LG OG. and the fact that there is no phone in the United States that is faster and trust me the DNA isn't, it's Kernel isnt as good. and most people should know how important that is the ROM is the body and the wheels of the car the Kernel is the engine in the electrical system it's a little more important.hope I helped
    02-08-2013 10:07 PM

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