One of the most unique things about the current smartphone market is the fact that the market offers a host of different devices at assorted price ranges. While there are devices that can be owned by spending less than 15k, there are devices that will cost you over 30k. Of course, the in-device specifications and features will also come into play at that time.
However, we are dealing with top priced smartphones here and both the newest offerings from Apple and LG easily match the criteria via their current offering in the form of iPhone 5s and G Flex, respectively.
Both these devices are more than just ordinary smartphones since they offer few of the best specs the market can offer you at the moment for the money you spend.
Taking one device at a time, Apple's iPhone 5s is easily one of the biggest products to be currently available in the smartphone market, with Apple renowned for introducing next-gen technology with each passing year via its new iPhones.
LG, on the other hand, must have been inspired by the way its Korean counterpart Samsung conducts business in India, alongside the amount of popularity it has gained over the years with its Galaxy range of devices, and is now looking to make a statement of its own with its own specs heavy smartphones that will look to offer others in the race more competition.
But while both these devices offer huge specs, of course for a good amount of money, who gets the upper hand over whom in the long run? Let's take a closer look.
As far as operating systems are concerned, the Apple-made iPhone 5s, as expected, runs on iOS 7 out of the box. And although the device can be later upgraded to iOS v7.0.4, according to the claims made by a host of previously released reports, Apple has already released the next iOS 7.0.5 for selected Chinese and European iPhone models. And if that falls true in the long run for every device running on Apple's OS, it will only be a matter of time before the device gets the update internationally.
The LG G Flex, on the other hand, runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system. However, there's no information as of now if the device will indeed be receiving any further update for an Android upgrade to maybe Android Jelly Bean v4.3 (if not KitKat).
Display and Dimensions
The LG G Flex G sports a first of its kind 6.0-inch Curved P-OLED capacitive touch screen, while rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The iPhone 5S, comparatively, comes with a 4-inch LED backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touch screen which renders a lesser 640 x 1136 pixels resolution.
Expanding a bit about the LG-made device, the Curved Plastic OLED display from LG Display has Real RGB sub-pixels for better colors and the display is vertically concave from top to bottom with a radius of 700mm.
And as far as device dimensions are concerned, The LG G Flex comes with 160.5 x 81.6 x 8.7 mm dimensions and is quite heavy as it weighs in at a massive 177 grams. The iPhone 5S, on the other hand, comes with 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm dimensions and weighs in at 112 grams - as light as ever.
The LG G Flex sports a massive 13-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The device also has a secondary 2.1-megapixel camera on board that's more than enough for conducting video chats.
The iPhone 5S, in terms of camera, boasts a smaller 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and dual LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is a 1.2-megapixel shooter.
In terms of power generated, both the devices are suitable contenders for the cake. While the LG G Flex is equipped with a 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor and 450 MHz Adreno 330 GPU, its Apple counterpart powers up the iPhone 5s via a 1.3 GHz dual core cyclone processor that's assisted via an Apple A7 chipset.
Storage and RAM
As it seems, the LG-made G Flex offers 2GB DDR3 RAM and 32GB of internal memory, which can be expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slot.
The iPhone 5s, in this respect, offers 1GB of RAM and comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants, although a microSD slot for additional memory is missing.
While the iPhone 5S is available for Rs. 49,870, Rs. 62,500 and Rs. 69,999 for the device's 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants, respectively, the LG G Flex has also been listed for a massive Rs. 69,900.
Not considering the price factor in this respect, since both the devices come with a massive price tag, it seems like the LG-made G Flex is a brand new concept with its Curved Plastic OLED display that's the first of its kind to be made officially available for the fans. And while it's still not easy to keep afloat in a market that's majorly ruled by the likes of Samsung and Apple, if the price factor is not considered for the time being, the G Flex can look to boast quite a number in terms of fans with its new features and specs.