• LG Optimus G E973 vs Sony Xperia M2 vs Samsung GALAXY S3 Neo GT-I9301I

Phone Comparison - LG Optimus G E973 vs Sony Xperia M2 vs Samsung GALAXY S3 Neo GT-I9301I

general General Info

Manufacturer LG Sony Samsung
Announced August 2012 February 2014 June 2014
Status Available - September 2012 Available - May 2014 Available - June 2014
Colors Black Black, White, Purple Black, Blue, Brown, Red, Gray, White, Pink
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm
(5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 in)
139.6 x 71.1 x 8.6 mm
(5.5 x 2.8 x 0.34 in)
136.6 x 70.7 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
Weight 145 g (5.11 oz) 148 g (5.22 oz) 132 g (4.66 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE - -
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - Scratch-Resistant Glass -

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), planned upgrade to v4.1.1 Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MDM9615/APQ8064 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 (D2303, D2306)/ MSM8226 (D2305) Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7, -
GPU Adreno 320 Adreno 305 -
RAM 2 GB 1 GB 1.5 GB
Internal Memory N/A 8 GB ROM 16 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type True HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen TFT Capacitive Touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches 4.8 inches 4.8 inches
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels (321 ppi) 540 x 960 pixels (229 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 70.55% 64.25% 65.75%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio TBD Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, autofocus 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light Yes, 1080p Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes [Similar] Yes [Similar] Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Up to 86 kbps Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Edge Yes Up to 237 kbps Class 12
3G HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5 HTML, Adobe Flash

memory User Memory

Internal 2 GB RAM 8 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM 16 GB storage, 1.5 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB
USB OTG - Supported Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 2300 mAh 2100 mAh
Stand by Up to 335 h Up to 588 h (2G)
Up to 633 h (3G)
-
Talk Time Up to 15 h Up to 13 h 25 min (2G)
Up to 14 h 36 min (3G)
Up to 14 h