Difference between Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and LG Optimus G

Key Difference: Samsung has officially announced the little brother of its brand new flagship: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. The phone comes with a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that offers ~256 ppi pixel density. The weight of the phone has also been reduced to 107 grams for the 3G Model and 108 grams for the LTE Model. The LG Optimus G features a 4.7 inch screen and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). In terms of hardware, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait with 2 GB RAM.

Samsung has officially announced the little brother of its brand new flagship: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. The S4 mini as the name suggests is the mini version of the Galaxy S4 released earlier on in 2013. The company has made the phone slimmer and lighter hoping to make it more appealing for the people that considered the original S4 bulky. According to JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Communication Division at Samsung Electronics, “we want to give people more choices with GALAXY S4 mini, similar look & feel of GALAXY S4 for more compact and practical usages.”

The company has slashed many extra oomph features from the phones such as cutting down screen size and reducing resolution to reduce the price of the phone. The phone comes with a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that offers ~256 ppi pixel density. The weight of the phone has also been reduced to 107 grams for the 3G Model and 108 grams for the LTE Model. The device houses audio jack on the top, the volume rocker on the left, the power button on the right and the USB port on the bottom. The camera and loudspeaker grille with the flash are placed on the back.

The device is powered by 1.7 GHz Krait Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, making it pretty fast and responsive. It also comes with Adreno 305 GPU and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The 3G model comes with 1.5 GB RAM, while the LTE model comes with 2 GB RAM. The phone is offered with 8GB internal storage capacity, which can be extended by 64GB using a microSD card.

The company maintains certain nifty features such as the IR Blaster, S Translator, S Health, S Voice and many other that were available in the original S4. The device also houses a 8MP rear camera and a 1.9 MP HD front camera. The camera comes with features such as Sound&Shot, Panorama Shot and Story Album function. According to the press release, photos taken by the S4 Mini are automatically gathered and saved according to the user’s timeline, geo-tagging information, or a specific event to create a photo album. The phone comes with a removable Li-Ion 1900 mAh battery.

A popular series of smartphones by LG Electronics is the LG Optimus. Some of the newer phones under this brand include LG Optimus G, LG Optimus L5, LG Optimus L7, etc. The LG Optimus G features a 4.7 inch screen and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). In terms of hardware, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait with 2 GB RAM. It has a 13 MP or an 8MP primary camera, which is dependent on the market. It has a 1.3 MP secondary front camera. It is available with a storage capacity of 32 GB. It will have 4G and NFC capabilities.

The phone can be identified by the glittery backside which makes the phone appear trendy.  However, the back panel is not removable, which may be a downside for some, as this means that the battery will not changeable. The phone has also been criticized for being a little on the heavier side.

The LG Optimus G features Smart Screen that keeps the screen on if the phone detects the user's eyes looking at it. It also allows users to choose the phone's default font and font size, change how long the capacitive keys backlight stays on, and customize the events that trigger the notification light to flash. The phone also features QSlide apps which include a web browser, Memo pad, Calendar, Calculator and a Video player. These allow the users to run two of these QSlide apps simultaneously with a slider allows user to focus on one of them.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Samsung Website, LG website and GSMArena.com.

 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

LG Optimus G

Launch Date

July 2013

November 2012

Company

Samsung

LG Electronics

Size

124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94mm

131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm (5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 in)

Display

4.3”qHD (16:9 wide view) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

540 x 960 pixels (~256 ppi pixel density); 16 million colors

768 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~318 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

Corning Gorilla Glass

Weight

107 grams

145g (5.11 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GT-I9192 (SIM 1 & SIM 2)

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - GT-I9190, GT-I9195

HSDPA 900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE - GT-I9195 (optional)

LTE Cat. 3 CSFB 700/1700

GUI

TouchWiz UI

LG Optimus UI v3.0

CPU speed

1.7 GHz Krait Dual-core

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

GPU

Adreno 305

Adreno 320

OS

Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400

Qualcomm MDM9615/APQ8064

RAM

1.5 GB (3G Model)/ 2 GB (LTE Model)

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

microSIM (Optional dual SIM)

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

8GB (5GB available for user)

32 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 64GB

None

Sensors

Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Gyro, Magnetic

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

WiFi 5.0GHz a/b/g/n

GPS + GLONASS

Bluetooth® v4.0 (LE), NFC(LTE version only)

IR LED (Remote Control)

Network, Bluetooth Version, Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Connectivity, GPS, AT&T 4G LTE Network, 4.0+LE, Share a 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices, 802.11b/g/n, S-GPS For Enhanced Location Accuracy

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC (LTE version only), IR, USB.

WiFi, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, LTE, USB

Speed

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels

13 MP/8 MP (market dependent), autofocus, LED flash (depending on the market)

Secondary Camera

1.9 MP

1.3 MP

Video

[email protected]

[email protected], LED video light

Camera Features

  • Autofocus
  • LED Flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • Sound & Shot
  • Night(Low Light Shot)
  • Best Photo
  • Best Face
  • Beauty Face(include Live Beauty)
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • Panorama
  • Sports
  • Continuous Shot
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face detection
  • Image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

-

Dolby mobile sound enhancement

SNS applications

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis(OGG), FLAC, apt-X

MP3/WMA/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/AC3 player

Video supported formats

MPEG4, H.264, H.263, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark

MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV/DviX player

Battery Capacity

Removable Li-Ion 1900 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Po 2100 mAh battery

Available Colors

White Frost, Black Mist

Black

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML5

HTML5, Adobe Flash

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Java via Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Story Album
  • Group Play
  • S Translator
  • S Travel (TripAdvisor)
  • S Voice
  • S Health
  • Samsung Adapt Display
  • Samsung Adapt Sound
  • Safety Assistance
  • Samsung Link
  • Screen Mirroring
  • HomeSync
  • Smart Switch
  • Samsung KNOX
  • Google Mobile Services
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • Network
  • Bluetooth Version
  • Mobile Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • GPS
  • AT&T 4G LTE Network
  • 4.0+LE
  • Share a 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • S-GPS For Enhanced Location Accuracy
  • Zerogap Touch
  • QSlide
  • QuickMemo
  • Android Beam
  • LG Tag+
  • Wise Ringtone
  • AT&T Messages
  • AT&T Navigator
  • Eco Mode
  • Connect to Social Networks
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

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