How do manufacturers choose specific features when they are developing new devices? This question seems to be always on our mind whenever we look at a new gadget to buy – especially if we see a major flaw that can make or break our decision. But that is only one side of the story. The good thing is that there is also a lot of advantages that the latest gadgets can offer in terms of providing services that will fit different lifestyles. In this situation, let us take a look at the ZTE Vital and LG Optimus G and see the specific features that they offer to the current market of smartphones and mobile devices.
Reasons To Buy The ZTE Vital
Distributed by Sprint, the ZTE Vital is a decent mobile handset that offers 5 inches of diagonal screen size, which is considerably larger than the Optimus G. With an incorporated IPS technology, the touch screen is both responsive and sensitive when the user is trying to explore his or her device. It is very functional for messaging because the touch keypad can input letters without experiencing too much difficulty. When used outdoors, this mobile handset also has a wide viewing angle that even a great sunlight won’t hinder owners from using it. Even in that condition, it displays vibrant and vivid images. In the same way, icons and streaming online media also look accurate and sharp.
Another positive thing about the Vital mobile handset is that it is very inexpensive at only $99.99 of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. With a respectable performance and camera feature, this device is considerably affordable. Although it has a similar 13MP camera as the Optimus G, it has the ability to take bright and high-quality photos on its own. Not only that it takes pictures at a swift speed, it also includes editing options such as filters, digital zoom, high dynamic range, panorama and burst shot. Hardware-wise, the Vital is sporting a dual-core processor with 1.5 GHz. For a device with an economical price tag, it is definitely an adequate chipset – although it certainly could perform with a better choice.
LG Optimus G’s Advantages
Just like the Vital by ZTE, the LG Optimus G is also exclusively distributed by Sprint. And although it has a much smaller screen of only 4.7 inches than its rival, the good thing is that this device is thinner and supports a better screen resolution. It is thinner because of the Touch Hybrid technology by its manufacturer that reduces the gap between the touch screen and cover layer. Also, at 1280 x 768 pixels and 320 ppi of pixel density, it showcases better imaging and more accurate colors. This comes as an added functionality given the 13MP camera of this device which can also take great photos both indoors and outdoors.
In terms of the handset’s hardware, the Optimus G has much better quad-core chipset with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz. This means that users can play games, stream online media and do both simple and complex tasks with a more superior meticulousness and speed. It comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS positioning as well as LTE connectivity. In addition, this mobile handset is also packed with additional software and applications such as the QuickMemo which lets users jot down notes by using their fingers. Meanwhile, the Dual Screen Dual Play enables a television, monitor or any similarly large device to mirror the images being displayed on the phone.
The Glitches And Downsides
One of the issues that consumers get with the ZTE Vital is that sometimes, its home button can be very unresponsive. Users have to press it a few times before the gadget gets to process what they needed to do. Also, it has a lowly call quality that distorts voices and easily picks up unnecessary noise.
On the other hand, the LG Optimus G appears to have a very poor battery life which can drain quickly. This is one of the most important aspect that a smartphone should always have and unfortunately for this device, the battery juice still needs to be improved. Also, it does not support an external memory card slot.
The Final Decision
As a consumer and supporter of the latest technology, the ZTE Vital appears to be the better and more appealing smartphone in this review. Considering its large screen, respectable hardware and software performance and camera feature, all of these definitely beats the LG Optimus G’s specifications. Although it has a larger screen resolution, this mobile handset has a poor battery life and does not support storage expansion. Aside from that, it is also more expensive at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of almost $600.
But, regardless of the price, which Sprint-exclusive handset do you like best?