When it comes to corporate rivalry in the smartphone market, many people seem to believe that the Google vs Apple rivalry, or the Samsung vs Apple rivalry are the two best examples one can come up with. But from where I’m standing, the LG vs Samsung battle represents the biggest and most intimate rivalry that you are ever going to see.
Just think about it: both these tech giants are based in South Korea, they both make some of the best Android smartphones you can find, not to mention that they are also the two biggest display panel manufacturers in the world. In fact, their rivalry goes beyond smartphones and encompass almost every single sector of the consumer electronics market that you can think of.
Unfortunately, the actual, real-world competition between Samsung and LG is somewhat buffered by the LG’s lack of commercial success in the smartphone market. I’m one to say that LG should do better, since it does have some kick-ass smartphones, but let’s not be overly sympathetic here, shall we? Instead, I’m thinking that a good way to judge which tech giant makes the best smartphones is by comparing the best smartphones they make.
On the LG side, the best Android smartphone they currently offer is the LG Optimus 4X HD, while Samsung have recently unveiled the Galaxy Note 2, the second incarnation of the original phablet. (Note: we’ve also compared the LG Optimus 4X HD with the Samsung Galaxy S3 in a previous article here). Let’s get it on!