Samsung Intercept vs. The LG Optimus V from Virgin Mobile
Quick Visual Tour of Virgin Mobile's Battle of the Androids
Until Feb. 1st, Virgin Mobile only had one Android phone for sale (unless you count the few weeks of "leaked" LG Optimus Vs).
And then there were two.....
The Samsung Intercept and the LG Optimus V now battle it out for Virgin Mobile Android supremacy. It will be interesting to see how the whole thing plays out.
The purpose of this hub is a quick run down and visual comparison of the two phones, Samsung Intercept vs. The LG Optimus V.
The main differences and notable similarities are as follows:
- The LG Optimus V ships with Android 2.2, whereas the Samsung Intercept still has Android 2.1. The benefits of Android 2.2 are increased speed/performance (in theory) and the ability to install apps to the SD card instead of internal memory (totally kick'n feature). The Samsung Intercept is scheduled to get an update from Virgin Mobile this Spring (the Sprint version has already started receiving these updates).
- The LG Optimus V does not use a hardware based keyboard. Instead it comes with the SWYPE Keyboard, which uses your finger to slide from letter to letter in one motion instead of picking your finger up every time. It is like the cursive of digital keyboards. The Samsung Intercpet comes with a pull out keyboard and a built in "soft" keyboard.
- The Samsung Intercept and the LG Optimus V have the exact same screen size, 3.2 inches (diagonal measurement).
- The Samsung Intercept has an 800MHz processor while the LG Optimus V only has a 600MHz processor.
- The Samsung Intercept has slightly longer battery life than the LG Optimus V.
- Both have 3.2 Mega-pixel cameras.
- Both phones have Bluetooth, both has WiFi, and both come with a variety of pre-installed apps.