The LG Viper 4G LTE comes with a large capacitive touchscreen which reportedly offers faster response times, along with Box, and app that offers 50GB of free cloud storage. In addition, the device features NFC technology with Google Wallet.
Samsung's Galaxy S3 has launched in the UK and will available in 145 countries by July. The smartphone features a super-fast processor and three internal storage variants. The device will debut with special features like Smart Stay, Direct Call, Smart Alert, Social Tag and S Voice. Samsung's S Voice could be a clear challenger to Apple's Siri. In addition, its new pop-up play feature will allow users to watch HD videos even while sending e-mails or texts.
Check out 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 UI which offers visual improvements and gesture-based functionality like panning, turn-over, tilt and double tap.
The LG's Viper 4G LTE comes with a 4.0in capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels at 233 ppi.
Both smartphones support multi-touch functionality.
The Galaxy S3 is powered by the quad-core Exynos 4212 processor, which was clocked at 1.4GHz.
In contrast, the Viper 4G LTE is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.
Both the Galaxy S3 and Viper 4G LTE 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 stabilization and simultaneous HD video and image recording. It offers video recording of 1080p and a front-facing camera of 1.9 megapixels.
The Viper 4G LTE boasts of a rear-facing camera of five megapixels with auto-focus and geo-tagging. It features a secondary VGA camera.
The Samsung smartphone runs on Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) while the LG smartphone runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
The Galaxy S3 comes in three internal storage variants - 16/32/64GB (the 64GB is expected to be available at a later date), whereas the Viper 4G LTE has only 4GB.
The Galaxy S3 has a microSD card slot with additional memory space of 64GB, whereas the Viper 4G LTE contains a microSD card with additional memory of 32GB.
The Galaxy S3 features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Wi-Fi Direct that allows W-Fi enabled devices to connect to each other without a wireless access point. It offers support to Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and EDR wireless technology. The Viper 4G LTE, on the other hand, comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Wi-Fi hotspot. It provides Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP.
Both the Galaxy S3 and Viper 4G LTE feature Near Field Communication.
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.
In comparison, the Viper 4G LTE comes with a Li-Ion 1700mAh standard battery that provides for talk time of up to seven hours.