T-Mobile, with the take over by AT&T in the pipeline, is a large service provider and is gearing up to the 4G challenge has come up with G2X, an LG Optimus 2X clone for the Americans. On the other hand, Samsung’s 4G models are already deeply entrenched in the 4G segment and its latest smartphone, Infuse 4G for AT&T is creating waves in the country. Let us make a quick comparison highlighting the features of both these high end smartphones to see if there are any differences to enable the new buyer to choose one that is more suited for his requirements.
Samsung Infuse 4G
One has to admit the fact that Samsung is putting in a lot of research as it has been coming up with winners one after the other but even if seen in isolation, Samsung Infuse 4G is a marvel of a smartphone with features that are sure to draw admiration even from its rivals.
To begin with, the smartphone has dimensions of 132x71x8.9mm and weighs just 139g. This despite having a huge 4.5 inch screen and a very powerful battery which only demonstrates the mastery of Samsung to create thin and light smartphones (watch out Apple). The display produces a resolution of 480×800 pixels using super AMOLED Plus touch screen that is quite bright and visible even in broad daylight. The screen is highly responsive to the lightest of touches. There is the usual accelerometer, proximity sensor and the gyro sensor that have become standard for any smartphone.
The smartphone runs on Android 2.2 Froyo (which can be up graded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread). It has a powerful 1.2 GHZ dual core processor and with 16 GB of internal storage and a solid 512 MB RAM, the phone gives a lightening fast performance. Internal memory can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards. Samsung is giving 2 GB of internal storage with micro SD cards supplied along with the phone. Another freebie is $25 worth of media downloading through Media Hub.
The smartphone is a dual camera device with a rear 8 MP camera that shoots images in 3264×2448 pixels, and is auto focus having LED flash. It can record HD videos in 720p and has features of geo tagging, smile detection and touch focus. The phone also has a front 1.3 MP camera that allows for video calling and also for taking great self portraits to share with friends on other social networking sites.
The phone is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with DLNA, hotspot, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP. It has an HTML browser with flash support translating into blazing fast net surfing. The phone is equipped with a standard Li-ion battery (1750mAh) that is enough to last a full day’s work providing a talk time of 8 hours with the entire load.
LG is regarded as another major player in the industry with some great smartphones like LG Optimus to its credit. T-Mobile have cleverly imported one of the biggest hits of LG, the LG Optimus 2X, and rechristened it as G2X for American consumers. This smartphone, that is Android powered, is available on T-Mobile platform for $200 in a two year contract.
The display of this smartphone is what catches instant attention with its 4 inch screen at a resolution of 480x800pixels using an IPS LCD technology that produces sharp and vivid images in 16 M colors. The phone has measurements of 124.5×63.5×10.2mm that makes it very slim and sleek indeed, and it weighs 141.8g that is comparable with other smartphones in its segment. It has all the standard features of a smartphone along with a 3.5mm audio jack at the top.
The phone runs on Android 2.2 Froyo (up gradable to Android 2.3), has a very fast 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra dual core processor, has 8 GB of internal storage and is packed with a solid 512 MB RAM. The memory is expandable up to 32 GB using micro SD cards. It is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, DLNA, GPS, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP+EDR, and supports HSPA+21Mbps network. It has an HTML browser with full Adobe Flash 10.1 support that makes surfing a pleasing experience. It boasts of FM stereo with RDS.
The phone is equipped with two cameras with the rear one being 8 MP shooting in 3264×2448 pixels. It is auto focus, has LED flash and has features of geo tagging, face and smile detection and supports image stabilization and touch focus. It also has a strong 1.3 MP front camera that allows video calling and to click self portraits.
The phone boasts of standard Li-ion battery (1500mAh) that gives a talk time of up to 7 hr 40 minutes.
Comparison Between Samsung Infuse 4G and T-Mobile G2X
• Samsung Infuse is lighter (139g) and thinner (9mm) than G2X (142g and 10.2mm)
• Infuse has a larger display (4.5 inch super AMOLED plus) than G2X (4 inch IPS LCD)
• Infuse has a more powerful (1.2 GHz) dual core processor than G2X (1 GHz)
• Infuse provides greater internal storage (16 GB) than G2X (8 GB)
• Infuse has a more powerful batter (1750mAh) that gives a talk time of 8 hours while G2X has 1500mAh battery giving a talk time of 7 hr 40 min