LG Optimus G Pro Vs BlackBerry Z10: Will LG’s Flagship Make Life Harder For BlackBerry?

Yesterday we told you about the latest details on LG’s upcoming flagship, the Optimus G Pro. From what we’ve heard, there’s no denying the fab factor LG has put into this smartphone. And it could probably hit the markets soon, so if you’ve fallen in love with the phone, gear yourself for its launch. But, we wonder what it could mean for the BlackBerry Z10. Now, the BlackBerry 10 launch did receive a lot of positive attention, however, we’re not sure if that’s enough for users to move away from Android and towards the BlackBerry 10. With one more spectacular Android device coming into the market, how does the BlackBerry Z10 fare?

LG Optimus G Pro: Based on the latest rumors, this one’s a mammoth device, and we don’t just mean in its physical size. The Optimus G Pro is expected to have a 5.5-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1080X1920 pixels. It will be powered by a quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM, multitasking extremely easily. In addition, there is a huge 3140 mAh battery keeping this device running for longer time on a single charge. In terms of camera too, it surpasses the BlackBerry Z10 with its 13 MP rear camera and 2 MP front-facing camera. The Optimus G Pro will have 32 GB of internal storage as well as a microSD card slot which can take up to 64 GB of extra space.

BlackBerry Z10: In terms of specs, we hate to break it to you, but the BlackBerry Z10 isn’t anywhere as powerful as the Optimus G Pro. And it’s not just the 4.2-inch screen with its resolution of 1280X768 pixels. The BlackBerry Z10 is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage provided in the BlackBerry Z10 is also just 16 GB, and although there is a microSD card slot, that just gives you another 32 GB of storage space. The 1800 mAh battery is also far smaller than that of the Optimus G Pro, which means you’d be running for a charger sooner with this phone. The Z10 is fitted with an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front-facing camera. And of course, the most doubtful aspect, its OS – the BlackBerry 10. It’s much newer, and even though it promises a whole lot of features, it’s got just over 70,000 apps in its app store.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs Apple iPhone5 Vs LG Optimus G: How Tough It Is For Apple To Get Along In 2013?

The iPhone 5 has failed to make as big a mark as its predecessors, and there’s possibly worse news in store for Apple. 2013 has seen a host of brand new smartphones being launched, even though the year has barely begun. The LG Optimus G, LG’s latest flagship phone, is one such device that could also steal away some of the iPhone 5’s spotlight. So we decided to pit the Optimus G against the iPhone 5 and the current favorite flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S3, to see if it stood a chance in the market.

From the outside: The iPhone 5’s design might get a tad boring, considering it’s been the same since iPhone 4. At first glance, you might not even notice anything different – with its familiar brushed aluminum casing. But, we have to agree, it does give the iPhone a classy and expensive look. We love the Galaxy S3’s rounded pebble-like exterior – it gives it a different look. On the other hand, the Optimus G manages to make its mark even though it doesn’t look as classy as the iPhone – we especially love its Crystal Reflection rear panel.

The iPhone 5 has a 4-inch Retina LCD display with a resolution of 1136X640 pixels. We’ve obviously found the screen size far too small, especially in the age of 5-inch phablets. The Optimus G has a larger 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 768X1280 pixels. The Galaxy S3 has the largest 4.8-inch display among these three, but it has the least resolution of just 306 ppi, which negates the beauty of the large screen. LG seems to have struck a good balance between screen size and resolution on the Optimus G.

On the inside: The iPhone 5 is powered by a 1.3 GHz dual-core Apple A6 processor and 1 GB of RAM. The Galaxy S3 has a slightly more powerful 1.4 GHz processor but only 1 GB of RAM. The Optimus G’s got more power, with its 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor and 2 GB of RAM. Both the Galaxy S3 and Optimus G have 32 GB of internal storage as well as a microSD card slot for those who need more storage space – a big disappointment in the iPhone 5.

The OS: We can’t say anything bad about the iOS 6 that’s running the iPhone 5, which has the largest number of apps to choose from. Samsung’s Galaxy S3 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which is a massive improvement over the previous ICS version. A major disappointment with the Optimus G is that it runs on Android 4.0. We wonder why LG couldn’t put in the Jelly Bean version instead.

Camera: In terms of front-facing cameras, there isn’t much difference between the iPhone 5 and the Optimus G – the iPhone 5 has a 1.2 MP camera while the Optimus G has a 1.3 MP camera. But the Galaxy S3 has a 1.9 MP front-facing camera, the best among these three. When it comes to the main camera, we love the Optimus G’s13 MP camera over the iPhone 5’s and the Galaxy S3’s 8 MP offering.

Battery: The iPhone 5 has a 1440 mAh camera which gives it a talktime of about 8 hours. The Optimus G and the Galaxy S3 are the winners in this category with their 2100 mAh battery and 15 hours of talktime.

Connectivity: All these phones offering LTE as well as 3G connectivity. The Optimus G and the Galaxy S3, in addition to WiFi and Bluetooth, also have NFC capabilities – an important feature missing in the iPhone 5.… Read the rest

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