Ice Cream Sandwich, Anyone? The LG Optimus G Vs. The Sony Xperia T

Making the decision of which new mobile phone to purchase is complicated, there are just so many factors to take into consideration. And there are so many great devices on the market nowadays that choosing one can be tough. Generally, an Android phone is a good bet, Androids are fast, easy to use and generally fairly priced. They’re also quite customisable so you can programme the phone to your needs more easily than you can an Apple or a Windows phone, for example. However, even within the sphere of Android phones there is a lot of choice. We’re looking at two pretty high end Android phones, the LG Optimus G and the Sony Xperia T. They both run Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and they both retail at similar prices. We wanted to know which of these phones was a better buy, so we put them to the test to find out exactly how they compare and what their differences are. If you’re looking for a new Android, then keep reading to find out which of these two devices has our seal of approval.

Why the LG Optimus G is a Good Choice…

The Optimus has several advantages over the Xperia. Firstly, it’s the faster phone. The Optimus runs double the RAM of the Xperia, making it more responsive and better equipped to handle running multiple processes at the same time and multi-tasking in general. It has a bigger screen, measuring in at 4.7 inches over the Xperia’s 4.6 inches. But the screen also has around ten per cent higher resolution, meaning that picture quality on the Optimus is crisper and brighter than that of the Sony. You get a lot more internal storage on the Optimus, which comes with 32 GB of internal memory rather than the 16 GB on the Xperia. That means you can store double the amount of music, photos, videos and apps on your device. Newer Bluetooth support means that you get faster data transfer and that your phone uses less battery power when connecting to devices such as hands free. And the battery power on the Optimus is better in general, it averages fifteen hours of talk time per battery charge cycle as opposed to just seven hours on the Xperia, so you need to charge your phone less often. Finally, the LG comes in around ten per cent thinner than the Sony.

What the Sony Xperia T Offers You…

Not a lot really, at least when compared to the Optimus. The Xperia does have faster maximum data speeds, meaning quicker downloading and faster opening of web pages. But most people have their data speeds capped by their mobile operators long before they get close to the Xperia’s limit, so this isn’t as great as it sounds. And that’s pretty much it for the Xperia.

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Which One Do You Recommend?

Our vote goes to the LG Optimus G every time. It’s faster, has a bigger and better screen, more internal memory and a better battery. All of these things persuade us that the Optimus is a far better bargain than the Sony Xperia T.

Phil Turner has a drawer full of flip phones that nobody wanted. To him they represent the perfect phone.

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