The LG Spectrum, also known as LG Revolution 2, was announced during February's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It features a high definition In-Plane Switching (IPS) display, the same technology used in LG HD televisions. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm dual-core processor combining 4G LTE connectivity to deliver powerful multitasking and download speeds.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 was announced on 3 May and slotted for an official market release in the UK on 30 May.
Check out how LG's Spectrum does against the S3
The LG Spectrum features a 4.5in HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which is protected with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and features True HD Graphic Engine. The resolution of the display is 720 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch (ppi).
The Galaxy S3 features a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The display features the TouchWiz User Interface (UI) v4.0 and the resolution of the display is 720x1280 pixels with a density of 306 ppi.
The LG Spectrum measures 135.4x68.8x10.4mm and weighs 141.5g while the Galaxy S3 measures 136.6x70.6x8.6mm and weighs 133g.
The LG Spectrum runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) whereas the Galaxy S3 comes pre-installed with Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
The LG Spectrum is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon Scorpion dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The Galaxy S3 will be powered by the Exynos 4 quad-core processor, clocked at 1.4GHz. Both smartphones house 1GB of RAM.
The LG Spectrum sports an eight megapixel main camera with auto-focus, LED flash and other features including geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilisation. The camera can record video in 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps) with LED video light. The 4G LTE smartphone also packs a front-facing camera of 1.3 megapixels.
The Galaxy S3 will be equipped with a main camera of eight megapixels with auto-focus, LED flash and other features such as simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch-focus, face and smile detection and image stabilisation. The camera can record video in 1080p and 30 fps. The handset packs a secondary camera of 1.9 megapixels, which can record video in 720p at 30 fps
The LG Spectrum offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth version 3.0 with A2DP and EDR. It offers LTE, 4G connectivity and Near Field Communication (NFC) as well. The smartphone supports data speed Rev. A up to 3.1Mbps, LTE.
The Galaxy S3 offers Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40, NFC and Bluetooth v4.0. It supports data speeds up to HSDPA 21Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps. The Galaxy S3 can connect to 4G network speeds.
The LG Spectrum offers internal storage space of 4GB and offers a microSD card slot with additional memory space for 32GB. The Galaxy S3, on the other hand, will offer 16GB and 32GB of built-in space, with a 64GB version to be available soon. The S3 will also support microSD cards.
The LG Spectrum is powered by a Li-ion 1830mAh. The Galaxy S3 has a Li-ion 2100mAh battery.