LG Optimus GT540 vs. Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700 - Battle of Most Affordable Android Phones

Lai T. from Katipunan QC (another dear friend from Ateneo) emailed TP this request this afternoon:

"[TP, can you do a comparison table between LG Optimus GT540 and Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700 - just like the one that you did for Samsung Wave and Samsung Galaxy S? I like Optimus' design but I'm not sure if it's better than Galaxy Spica specs-wise. Thanks!"

Hi Lai!

Here you go: TechPinas' LG Optimus vs. Samsung Galaxy Spica Definitive Comparison Table:


Detail/Feature

LG Optimus GT540

Samsung Galaxy Spica

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Dimensions/
Weight

109 x 54.5 x 12.7 mm
115.5 g

115 x 57 x 13.2 mm
124 g

Screen/
Features

3" TFT resistive touchscreen,
256K colors (65K effective)
320 x 480 pixels
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate

3.2" TFT capacitive touchscreen,
16M colors
320 x 480 pixels
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate

Operating System

Android OS, v1.6 (Donut)
upgradeable to v2.1 (Eclair)

Android OS, v1.5 (Cupcake)
upgradeable to v2.1 (Eclair)

CPU

Proprietary

800MHz processor

Internal storage

130 MB storage

180 MB storage

Wifi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g

3G

Yes, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps

Yes, HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

MicroSD

Yes, supports up to 32GB

Yes, supports up to 32GB

Camera

3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus
Geo-tagging, face detection
Video Capture: VGA@17fps
No Secondary Camera

3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus
Geo-tagging
Video Capture: CIF@15fps
No Secondary Camera

GPRS, EDGE,
Bluetooth 2.0,
MicroUSB

Yes to all

Yes to all

Stereo FM Radio

Yes

No

Games and Apps

Yes, via Android Market

Yes, via Android Market

Java

Yes, via MIDP 2.0

Yes, via third party apps

Flash support

No

No

Google Mobile Internet Suite

Yes, Gmail, Youtube, etc.

Yes, Gmail, Youtube, etc.

Speakerphone

Yes, 3.5 mm audio jack

Yes, - 3.5 mm audio jack
- DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine)

Messaging System

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

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM

microSIM card requirement

No, uses standard SIM

No, uses standard SIM

Battery life

Stand-by time of up to 500 hours on 2G and up to 500 hours on 3G
Talk time of up to 5 hours and 30 minutes on 2G and up to 7 hours and 20 minutes on 3G

Stand-by time of up to 650 hours on 2G and up to 580 hours on 3G
Talk time of up to 11 hours and 30 minutes on 2G and up to 6 hours and 50 minutes on 3G

Availability and Price in Philippines

Coming to the Philippines by 2nd week of August
Only Php 12,900

Now out in the Philippines
Php 14,495 with Globe Prepaid
FREE with Globe Postpaid Plan 1800.
Goes as low as Php 13,500 at some authorized Samsung retailers.

Lai, if you're a having a dilemma on which of the two to get, I suggest you go to a shop and compare them side by side. Turn them on and play with each device. While specs say a lot about the capabilities of a gadget, the overall experience of using a phone also involves getting a feel of the actual hardware and appreciating the design identity -- phone features that can't easily be captured with words.

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1 comment:

  1. how about a comparison between nokia's c6 and SE x10 mini pro? battle between affordable qwerty phones?

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