LG Optimus LTE 2 could outdo Galaxy S3

Most people in the tech world and smartphone enthusiasts were waiting avidly yesterday for the official Samsung announcement of the Galaxy S3 (S III). We’ve brought readers plenty of information about this new flagship device since the big event last night but it seems another new kid on the block, the LG Optimus LTE2 could outdo the Galaxy S3.

Initial impressions of the Galaxy S3 were good although in comments to our post on the official specs some felt the design let it down while others had hoped for even more high-end specs. We also spoke about how it would be competition for the iPhone 5 when it is finally launched but the Galaxy S3 could have more competition than expected from devices such as the LG Optimus LTE 2.

The Optimus LTE 2 has just been announced by LG, eager not to be left out of the smartphone action and from what we can see of the specs and features so far this one could really give the Galaxy S3 a run for its money and in some ways even outdoes it. GSMArena gives details on the Optimus LTE 2 from LG and design-wise its looking very favorable with a stylish glass and metal casing rather than the plastic look of the Galaxy S3. The Optimus LTE 2 will also have 2GB of RAM, a smartphone first and something that many people had hoped for on the Galaxy S3. However the Galaxy S3 only arrived with 1GB of RAM.

First impressions of the Galaxy S3’s 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with resolution of 1280 x 720 were positive but the Optimus LTE 2 will feature a TrueHD IPS display, likely to be 720p. The main difference is that the Galaxy S3 display is a PenTile RGBG layout whereas the Optimus LTE 2 will have a standard RGBG subpixel layout, which GSM Arena feels could outdo the display of the Galaxy S3.

Additional LG Optimus LTE 2 highlights are LTE connectivity, wireless charging, a voice-operated camera, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a 2150mAh battery. The processor has not yet been confirmed but it’s likely to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core as on the US version of the HTC One X, certainly no slouch. Other specs are still to be announced but on what we’ve heard so far about the Optimus LTE 2 it has many inclusions that people had hoped to see on the Galaxy S3, plus what looks to be a beautiful design.

As a brief recap on the Galaxy S3 we’ll remind you that at least one variant has an Exynos quad-core processor, (maybe dual-core Snapdragon S4 for US version), 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB internal storage expandable to 64GB with microSD, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, NFC and it will feature LTE connectivity in the US.

The LG Optimus LTE 2 is due for release in Korea in mid-May with other international regions to follow at some point. The Galaxy S3 will be released in Europe by late May but those in the US will have to wait until later in the summer. We have to say that the Galaxy S3 certainly looks notable enough but the LG Optimus LTE 2 has come along and surprised us and we think it will impress many of you too.

We’d like to know what you think about the LG Optimus LTE 2 and whether you think it could be a match for the Galaxy S3. Had you already made up your mind to purchase the Galaxy S3? Could this news about the upcoming LG phone persuade you to wait until you’ve heard more about it before making a choice? Let us know with your comments.


15 thoughts on “LG Optimus LTE 2 could outdo Galaxy S3”

  1. Rahil Sharma18 says:

    Just wait and see what iphone 5 will do…..It’ll change the world of smartphones forever….
    Dont bother buying android devices,iphone 5 will change the world of smartphones once again…..
    I used Galaxy Note,S2,Symbian Devices,Lumia 800,HTC Devices,Galaxy Tabs,Iphones and Ipads and can say that idevices are just and just awesome…
    Wait and watch what iphone 5 will do….
    If you buy these devices this time,you’ll feel very bad when iphone 5 will do wonders…

    1. karan lamba says:

      What did the iPhone 4 do to change the world of smartphones? Yh it may have a better quality design. But any phone made mainly with glass is a bad move. How many times have you heard of the iPhone screen cracked? Now how many have you heard of Android phone smashed or cracked? iOS have been using the same boring UI interface since the original iPhone.

    2. Anonymous says:

       Yes i heard the new iphone 5 will spin gold from poop. Iphone has always been a closed locked in phone and nothing will change. Its specs will match whats currently there or be less. The processor in the US for all androids is a dual core and Apple will have the same 5x processor on ipad in their phones. They will give you a new plug point and will call it revolutionary. And of-course you will spend a ton of cash and get very little in return lol. If i buy a last years phone I still wont regret it over the iphone.

    3. Micheage says:

       your so wrong…people said the same before the iphone 4s was announced..in the end the only good thing about it was the same ppi,and a better camera…the samsung galaxy s2 beats it.
      Apple’s devices still use only 512mb of ram..because ios doesnt have real multitasking,there is no chance they will get even near 2gb of ram any time soon.

  2. Kevin Kerr says:

    The only thing that makes the Galaxy S III stand out is its GPU. But since that will foolishly be replaced by a Snapdragon S4 in the US, it has nothing else. The LTE2 will definitely be a winner (given that it has an S4), but will probably sell less due to LG’s generally bad image.

      1. Micheage says:

        your wrong..the galaxy s III uses the same gpu overclocked from 233 mhz to 400 mhz,which gives it something like 40% power.
        check out some benchmarks,it beats the iphone 4s’s GPU

        1. Fulaman says:

          I would hope that it beats a GPU that is over 6 months old, otherwise what would be the point to this phone.  It does not beat the GPU found in the latest iPAD, therefore don’t expect it to beat the GPU in the iphone 5.  They should have gone with the Exynos 6250 with the Mali-T604 GPU.

        2. Fulaman says:

          Also the fact that they overclocked it means more power consumption in the long run even though they went with a 32nm process for the Exynos 4412.

  3. Harshit shukla says:

    oh man! LG makes good products, does innovations, beats others in terms of specs and then its products sell less because of bad marketing and promotions by  them. LG are you reading

  4. Study says:

    Yes it does make me reconsider my choice to buy an S3. I’m now thinking of buying a used Optimus LTE and then buying the LTE 2 when it becomes available. I need a phone now and I have my suspicion that it will months before the LTE 2 becomes available in Canada. Sounds exciting though. 

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