Adding Android smartphones to the Straight Talk’s lineup was the best move possible. They already have one of the most competitive unlimited prepaid plans for year and a half now, $45 for unlimited talk, text and data but they were lacking highly popular Android-powered smartphones. So, the carrier first released Samsung Galaxy Precedent in August, a main reason for adding 515,000 subscribers to Straight Talk database in third quarter. The second one, recently released is LG Optimus Q, slightly better specs-wise and so hot that some users still cannot get hold of them in their local retail stores. Comparing LG Optimus Q vs Samsung Galaxy Precedent should tell us if Precedent has a chance now that Q is available.
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LG Optimus Q is slightly better in almost every spec. However, the price reflects those differences so that’s why you can get Optimus Q for $179.99 while Precedent is available for $149.99. However, now that Precedent became the second phone with lower specs, it is constantly offered under some kind of promotions. At the time of writing this compare, Samsung Galaxy Precedent is offered with free month of service at Walmart and was (not sure if that promo has ended) discounted at 25% off the price for the first 10.000 customers.
In LG Optimus Q vs Samsung Galaxy Precedent specs comparison, the new phone wins. It uses Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 3-megapixel camera, 4GB MicroSD card included against Precedent’s Android 2.2 platform, 2-megapixel camera and 2GB memory card included. In addition, LG optimus Q has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that many users prefer for easier typing.
The specs that both phones share are a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, support for WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, multitasking, instant messaging, Gravity Sensor / Tilt & Shake, both support expanding memory up to 32GB and both run on Sprint’s 3G network. Also, both Android phones provide access to Android Market for downloading from over 500.000 various apps.
In addition, both Straight Talk Android smartphones are requested with $45 unlimited plan that is, as already stated, one of the biggest benefits that Straight Talk users have. All that carrier needs to do is to keep watching users needs in term of type of handsets that they want to have access to, in order to prevent them from looking somewhere else. That’s exactly what they did with Samsung Galaxy Precedent and LG Optimus Q.
Who wins in the LG Optimus Q vs Samsung Galaxy Precedent battle is not necessarily crystal-clear, as it seemed in the beginning of this comparison. In my opinion, these two Android smartphones are quite similar. Despite Optimus Q having a few slightly better specs, Precedent pretty much offers the same functionality. So, the physical QWERTY keyboard and newer Android platform in favor of Optimus Q and the Precedent’s regular price or the discounted one might be the only things that can affect choosing between these two phones.