Consumer electronics giant LG recently launched its flagship Optimus G smartphone in the Indian market.

It's rival Apple had launched iPhone 5 in India more than three months ago and is registering huge sales in the sub-continent as well as other regions around the world.

With iPhone 5 htiting remarkable sales, does Optimus G have enough tricks in its bag to steer Indian consumers away from Apple's latest offering?

Here is a breakdown of comparison between LG Optimus G and Apple iPhone 5 [Spec wise]:


LG Optimus G

iPhone 5


4.7-inch TrueHD IPS display with 1280x768p resolutions

(Pixel density: almost 320 pixels per inch)

4.0-inch multi touch display

With 640 x 1136p resolution

(Pixel Density: 326 ppi)


Android v4.1 Jelly Bean OS

(has more than 675,000 Apps)

Apple iOS 6, currently

updated to iOS 6.1

(has more than 775,000



 Quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz

CPU speed

Dual-core Apple A6 processor with 1.3GHz

clock speed


Adreno 320

PowerVR SGX543MP3








Available in 16GB, 32GB &



Rear:13.0-MP with LED Flash Support


Rear:8.0-MP with back-side

Illuminated sensor

Front:1.2-MP with 720p HD video recording capability


3G & 4G/LTE (not available

in India)

3G & 4G/LTE (not available in India)


2,100 mAh with standby time up to 335 hours(almost 14 days)

1,440 mAh with standby time up to225 hours(9 days)



Ranges from ₹42,500 to ₹59,000 depending on storage variant


In terms of display, Optimus G's display with pixel-density of 326 pixels per inch fails in front of iPhone 5's Retina display (326 ppi). However, Optimus G strikes back with an impressive 13.0-megapixel camera where as Apple's flagship smartphone has an 8.0-megapixel main camera.

While LG Optimus G shows off a powerful quad-core processor, Apple iPhone 5 loses some points over its slower dual-core system chipset.

In terms of mobile operating system, LG Optimus is expected to come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out-of-box, where as iPhone 5 has received the updated iOS 6.1 OS. They both stand even in this department as both platforms boast a huge collection of apps.

Optimus G has another advantage on its side. The smartphone's price tag of ₹35,500 can have an effect on expensive iPhone 5 sales in a price-sensitive market like India.

Seeking to maintain its position in the Indian market, Apple has made strong efforts by allowing EMI (Easy Monthly Installment) payment mode for iPhone 5. The price cut on older iPhone models has also helped the company to gain a significant market share in the subcontinent.

With the launch of Optimus G, it remains to be seen how LG will market its flagship smartphone amid iPhone 5's rising popularity in India.