Originally Posted by 072665995
Better options: i havent really read much other phones but the 8X but that doesnt really help u here. One phone i know for sure is better than the S3 for android is the Note 2 but like u said u want portability so thats also out. Maybe someone cud input on the Xperia T and Optimus G
Through my extensive research the last few months of doing the same thing as OP, I learned a bit about these phones.
LG OG-- is a powerhouse of a phone. It is the beast in the android world right now. S4 Pro (quad core) Adreno 320 graphics, 1280x768 IPS, spec sheet wise, it is "THE" android phone out atm.
All the many reviews I read stated how great the phone was. The liked the newer LG skin, the speed of the phone was awesome, and the feel of the phone was good (has a glass covered back as well). The main hesitation I had on the phone, was the support. LG locks their boot loader and their support down the road has been spotty at best. This is the exact reason I left Moto and my Atrix. Otherwise I would likely be holding a Optimus G now instead of a 920.
Xperia T-- is a good phone. I really, really liked this phone. The camera is good, but not as good as you would think it to be having a 13mp camera, in comparison with everyone else's 8mp camera. The feel of the phone, IMO is awesome. There is descent 3rd part support for the Sony phones. This phone, even though it essentially has the same hardware as the GS3 minus a full gig of RAM) tested faster than the GS3 in most of the test results I saw. The big downfall to this phone, was battery life. That is the only thing that kept me from getting this phone. Sony had it on their website with an upgrade through AT&T for 1 penny on Black Friday. Really liked the phone. I liked the keyboard typing on it better than the LG, and the feel of it as well. The battery life is way below average from what I have read and heard though (rated 20-40% lower than most every other smartphone)
I hope that helps you out, as far as those go. if I had to choose between the GS3, OG, and Xperia T.....I would go for the OG. With it being such a big popular phone right now, and they have already cracked the boot loader, I would place my money on it. it has the hardware to easily last you 3 years and LG said they will release JB on it in the coming months.
FWIW, there you go lol