LG Optimus Me P350 (Some people call it LG PESO :)) is a close rival to affordable Android phone Samsung Galaxy Mini. LG Optimus Me price is not much different with Samsung Galaxy Mini, and it’s not just the price, the built in feature is also similar.
So, what makes the different? And which one is better? Let’s find out. First of all, let’s talk about the similarity of the two mobile phones:
- Both are Korean product 🙂
- Using capacitive touch screen with 240 x 320 pixels screen resolution
- Using a 3.15 MP camera with no flash
- Has FM Radio
- Using a 600 MHz Arm V6 processor
- Using Android Froyo operating system
- Has GPS
Now, let’s we discuss about the pros and cons of both phones.
Samsung Galaxy Mini Vs LG Optimus Me P350 – The Design
Optimus Me LG P350 size is 108 x 53 x 12.5 mm while the Galaxy Mini is of 110.4 x 60.8 x 12.1 mm. Galaxy Mini Samsung has a slightly wider and longer dimension. This is because the screen that used on Galaxy Mini has bigger diagonal size than LG Optimus Me.
Samsung Galaxy Mini using matte colored plastic materials, except for the part around the screen that looks like using glossy material. The battery cover is using rugged texture that makes it comfortable to hold and not slippery. LG Optimus Me P350 using the glossy colored material on the front side, while on the back side is using matte colored plastic material that looks simple.
Bellow the LG Optimus Me screen, there are 4 touch buttons (MENU button, HOME button, the BACK button and the SEARCH button), and not just that, this phone also include phone call button (Yes button) and End button. While under the screen of Galaxy Mini there are only three buttons which is the MENU button, HOME button and the BACK button, the button itself is a physical button (not the touch buttons).
I personally love Samsung Galaxy Mini design more, because it looks more stylish, but it just a personal tastes anyway. On the other hand, the availability of the “Call button” and “End button” on the LG P350 Optimus Me will come in handy, especially for those who make a call a lot.
LG Optimus Me P 350 VS Samsung Galaxy Mini S 5570 – Screen Quality
Both of these Android phones using similar screen technology. The main difference is the screen size. Samsung Galaxy Mini uses 3.14 inches screen, while the LG Optimus Me P350 using 2.8 inches screen.
The screen quality is equally good. It shows bright and rich colors, the viewing angle is pretty good. However, because of both of the phone use same screen resolution (240 × 320 pixels), picture shown on LG Optimus Me looks smoother, it’s simply because this phone use smaller screen. On the other hand, because Samsung Galaxy Mini use bigger screen, it will make easier for the user to use the screen, for example for typing using the virtual QWERTY keyboard.
Samsung Galaxy Mini Vs LG Optimus Me P350 – Camera and Video Quality
LG Optimus Me P350 video recording quality is slightly superior than Galaxy Mini. LG Optimus Me can record up to VGA resolution video (640 × 480 pixels) at 24 fps (frames / sec). While the Samsung Galaxy Mini can only do QVGA video recording (320 × 240 pixels) with speed limited to 15 fps. Thus, the video that produce by LG Optimus Me is not only have greater resolution, but it also looks smoother.
For the camera quality, both of this Android phones are showing similar performance. Both are not equipped with auto focus nor flash.
LG Optimus Me P350 VS Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 – Phone Performance and Gaming Capabilities
Both of phone use a 600 MHz processor, thus their performance is not so different from each other. We know that Samsung Galaxy Mini also using Adreno 200 GPU (Graphic processor unit), while we still can’t confirmed what GPU that use in Optimus Me, but either Galaxy Mini nor Optimus Me can play 3D games pretty smooth. There are quite a lot of games that can be installed on these phones; even some of HD (high definition) games are still playable on both of the phones.
Just for note, some LG Optimus Me users reported that switching between menus on this phone sometimes feels a little bit laggy (while some others don’t have a problem with it or maybe they are not notice it). However, most of users also reported that after replacing the LG User Interface with alternate launcher such as Launcher Pro or ADW launcher, switching between menus on the LG Optimus Me will be smoother and without lag. So, this is not a big deal.
Samsung Galaxy Mini Vs LG Optimus Me P350 – Conclusion
Some of cellphone88.com reader asks which is better or which one is worth to buy. Honestly we were hard to choose, since both have abilities that are not much different and we can say that both of the phones are worth to buy.
We recommend you to select the phone just based on your personal taste. For example, some people like Galaxy Mini shape, while others like the Optimus Me P350 because it looks more simple and some people said it looks more elegant (because the effect of glossy color).
There are also people who love a large size screen which is owned by the Galaxy Mini, while others love LG Optimus Me screen more, because it looks smoother. However, if you often use video recording feature, then you already know which one to choose right?