LG Optimus L9 vs HTC Desire SV: Shootout of the Mid-Range Android ICS Smartphones Launched in India

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 LG Optimus L9 vs HTC Desire SV: Shootout of the Mid-Range Android ICS Smartphones Launched in India

According to recent market surveys and researches, analysts have estimated that the consumers in India, a price conscious market have started looking for smartphones in the range of Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000, which is the mid-range segment. It is to be noted that earlier, the consumers where interested in the entry-level smartphones in the range of Rs 5,000 to Rs 12,000.

Hence, several handset vendors have started focusing on the mid-range smartphone segment in order make hay while the sun shines.

LG, the South Korean manufacturer, who unveiled Optimus L3, Optimus L5, Optimus L7 and Optimus 4X HD smartphones in Q2 this year has now released Optimus L9 into the market with a price tag of Rs 22,000.

At the same time, HTC lately released Desire SV – a dual SIM smartphone running on Android ICS and falling in the same mid-range segment with a price of Rs 22,590.

Consequently, Gizbot has come up with a spec comparison between the two mid-range Android ICS smartphones priced at the same level in order to let the consumers decide which is a good buy. Read it below!

Dimensions & Weight: Optimus L9 carries a dimension of 131.9 x 68.2 x 9.1 mm and weighs in at 125 grams and Desire SV measures 129.7 x 67.9 x 10.7 mm in dimension and weighs in at 131 grams.

Display: When it comes to display, Optimus L9 houses a 4.7 inch qHD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels.

In comparison, Desire SV packs a smaller 4.3 inch Super LCD 2 touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.

Processor: In this segment, both Optimus L9 and Desire SV are powered by a 1GHz dual core processor under their hoods.

OS: Again, both the handsets fare equally as they are flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

Storage:On the storage front, Optimus L9 scores an upper arm with a micro SD card slot for expandable storage support up to 32GB and 1GB RAM while the HTC offering has only 768MB RAM and lacks a micro SD card slot. However, Desire SV scores more as HTC offers 25GB free Dropbox storage for two years.

Further, both the smartphones come packed with 4GB internal storage.

Camera: Optimus L9 has a 5MP rear camera and a VGA front camera for video calling, whereas, Desire SV is equipped with an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and BSI sensor and lacks a front camera for video calling purposes.

Connectivity: On the connectivity front, Optimus L9 and Desire SV come packed with features including 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0.

Battery: Optimus L9 is loaded with a 2,150 mAh Li-ion battery delivering up to 11.5 hours talk time and 798 hours standby, on the other hand, Desire SV is equipped with a 1,620 mAh Li-ion battery of undisclosed backup.

Price: When it comes to pricing, LG Optimus L9 is priced at Rs 22,000 and Desire SV is priced at Rs 22,590 respectively.


Both Optimus L and Desire SV are mid-range handsets and as they are flavored with Android 4.0 ICS, they will offer similar user experience and software features.

Detailing on the LG offering, the handset comes with QTranslator, a feature that translates entire sentences and phrases supporting over 64 languages, MyStyle Keypad that lets users type conveniently, QMemo function, Cheese Shutter function that lets users capture amazing blur-free and shake-free self portraits.

At the same time, Desire SV comes preloaded with Beats Audio integration for outstanding audio experience, productivity tools like Office Suite, Microsoft Exchange push mail, BSI camera sensor for better low-light photography and free Dropbox cloud storage for two years.

If the concern is on a handset with a larger display, expandable storage options, front camera for video chatting and improved battery capacity, Optimus L9 is a better option.

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On the other hand, if the concern is on dual SIM support, better audio quality, improved rear camera performance and free cloud storage options, Desire SV could be the right choice.

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