Galaxy S3 Versus LG Optimus LTE2: Can 2GB RAM Phone Pose a Threat to Samsung?

By Vamien McKalin | May 05, 2012 02:33 PM EDT

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

The Samsung Galaxy S3 threat is great, so great that LG, fearing a threat, was forced to announced its newest Android based smartphone, the LG Optimus LTE 2, the same day. The company hopes consumers will forget about the Galaxy S3 and set their sights on something with 2GB worth of RAM, but is it enough to have die-hard Galaxy S fans shy away from a device they have been waiting for with bated breath? Probably not.

Follow us

LG's new superphone announcement is not as extravagant when compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3, nor are the specs and features really a match for what Samsung is offering, but the biggest talking point here is that 2GB of RAM that sits like a deadly sin inside the Optimus LTE 2. Other specs include a 2150mAH battery and wireless charging capabilities, LTE, dual core chipset, and a what appears to be a 4.7-inch "True HD IPS" display, which is LG's own proprietary display technology.

Is 2GB worth of RAM enough to encourage potential Galaxy S3 buyers to jump ship and ride the LG Optimus LTE2 train instead? Probably not. Android is well known for eating up RAM like its chocolate, but LG needs to bring more to the table than an extra gigabyte of RAM. On May 3, Samsung didn't just showcase a new phone, it showed a phone with cool new features, many of which will not be found in the Optimus LTE2, and these are the features smartphone buyers will be looking at closely than anything else.

You might find the few who would choose this over the Galaxy S3. Maybe they are not big fans of Samsung, want to try something different, their smartphone act as a PC so they use a lot of RAM, or they just don't care much about what they are buying since it's a powerful kit.

Having powerful hardware is not the only end game; it needs to be complemented with great software, something Samsung and many others are learning from Apple. We won't lie, 2GB of RAM is extreme and awesome beyond words, who would have expected a smartphone to ever one day have that much memory? Not us.

LG has announced the Optimus LTE2 for Korea, but no word on when we should expect it for Europe and North America.

Question: which would you choose? The Samsung Galalxy S3 or the LG Optimus LTE2?

(reported by Vamien McKalin, edited by Dave Clark)

 

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

© 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Featured Video : Intel Pocket Avatars

Join Our Conversation

Smartphones
BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 premium QWERTY smartphone officially unveiled (VIDEO)
iOS 8 HealthKit-based apps pulled from App Store at the last minute over unspecified bug
Amazon Kindle Fire 2014 tablet lineup: All you need to know
Samsung Galaxy Tab S LTE models go up for pre-order on AT&T
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Gadgets
Amazon LogoAmazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC LogoHTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google DowntimeGoogle blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
Vine update brings new camera experienceVine gets major update, lets you upload previously-shot videos & more (VIDEO)
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) finally hits Windows Phone – Available as a free download now
Instagram releases Bolt ephemeral messaging app in select markets to challenge Snapchat
PayPal for iOS update brings loyalty card support, other features and enhancements
Copyright © 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. mobilenapps
Real Time Analytics