The LG Lucid 4G comes with a Nova display that is claimed to offer superior outdoor visibility and is preloaded with multitasking and entertainment apps like Gmail, Netflix, YouTube and SmartShare. The device is powered by a 4G LTE Snapdragon processor.
Samsung's recently launched Galaxy S3 smartphone comes with special features such as Smart Stay, Smart Alert, Direct Call, Social Tag and S Voice and it is powered by an Exynos 4 quad-core processor. The device will be available in 145 countries via 296 carriers by July.
Here s a rundown of how the smartphones stack up:
Samsung's Galaxy S3 features a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels at 306 pixel per inch (ppi). Its 4.8in screen will be covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 - the second generation protective layer that is up to 20 percent thinner enabling better touch responsiveness. It runs the TouchWiz 4.0 User Interface that ensures visual improvements and gesture-based functionality like panning, turn-over, tilt and double tap.
LG's Lucid 4G comes with an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800x480 pixels operating at 233 ppi. Its 4.0in screen is incorporated with Corning Gorilla Glass which defends it from scratches and dust.
The Galaxy S3 is powered by the quad-core Exynos 4212 processor, which was clocked at 1.4GHz. In comparison, the Lucid 4G is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor. Both the Galaxy S3 and the Lucid 4G ship 1GB of RAM.
The Galaxy S3 features an eight megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash. It sports geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilisation and simultaneous HD video and image recording. It offers a front-facing camera of 1.9 megapixels. The Lucid 4G boasts of a rear-facing camera of five megapixels with auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging and face and smile detection. It comes with a VGA front-facing camera.
Both the Galaxy S3 and Lucid 4G allow users to record videos of 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps).
Samsung's Galaxy S3 runs on Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)), whereas LG's Lucid 4G runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
The Galaxy S3 comes in three internal storage variants - 16/32/64GB and has a microSD card slot with additional memory of 64GB. By comparison, the Lucid 4G has 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot with additional memory of 32GB.
The Samsung smartphone features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Wi-Fi Direct. It offers support to Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and EDR wireless technology. In addition, it features Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity.
The LG smartphone, on the other hand, features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP.
The Galaxy S3 packs a Li-Ion 2100mAh standard battery that allows for talk time of up to 21 hours 40 minutes on 2G and 11 hours 40 minutes on 3G networks. It offers stand by time of up to 590 hours on 2G and 790 hours on 3G networks.
The Lucid 4G comes with a Li-Ion 1700mAh standard battery that allows for talk time of up to eight hours and stand by time of up to 350 hours.