Samsung Galaxy Y Vs LG Optimus ME Comparison

Sanjana November 26, 2011 0

Looking for a smartphone experience within your pocket’s reach? Well there is every reason for you to rejoice since you can get the latest Android based smartphones below $153.11 (8000 INR). With the holiday shopping fever taking its toll, you can opt to choose between two handsets like Samsung Galaxy Y and LG Optimus Prime with the hottest ratings so far. Popular and yet flashy!! Let’s navigate through the details before you can succumb to any one of these handsets.

galaxy y vs optimus me 1Display and Design:

Undoubtedly Samsung Galaxy models are built for the Gen next and Galaxy Y gives you the experience of diving into the world of young irrespective of your age group. On the other hand LG Optimus Me is built for the smarter You- A smartphone that looks smart and works smart too. Galaxy Y provides for larger and clear viewing with its 3.0inches display and Optimus ME follows with its 2.8inches display. The body of Galaxy Y is encompassed within a dimension of 104*58*11.5mm while that of Optimus ME is 108*53*12.5mm. In terms of weightage, Galaxy Y scores the game by weighing a meager 97.5gm whereas Optimus ME weighs 130gm. Both phones share TFT Display with a resolution of 240*320 pixels and sensors such as Proximity (auto turn-off), Accelerometer (UI auto-rotate). However Galaxy Y encompasses TouchWiz UI, Touch sensitive controls along with Multi-touch input method not found in Optimus ME.

Boss- Samsung Galaxy Y

Operating system:

Both the smartphones are built on Android OS. However Galaxy Y runs on the latest android ospopular Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread version while Optimus ME runs on Android 2.2 Froyo. But you can customize Froyo to run in Android 2.3.5. Both provide for multi-tasking and soft keyboard features.

Boss- Both

Storage and Battery:

Galaxy Y holds 290MB RAM and up to 180 MB of internal memory. It provides a back-up android sd cardof 850h on 2G and 540h on 3G. Optimus ME provides for 140 MB of internal memory and offers 510h of total back-up. Both support up to 32 GB of micro SD card and feature a standard lithium battery power of 1200mAh.

Boss- Samsung Galaxy Y


LG Optimus ME does not disclose its processor information but is most likely a 600MHz android processorCPU while Galaxy Y is set on 830MHz ARMv6 processor therefore making it the choosy one.

Boss- Galaxy Y


Optimus ME consists of a 3.15MP autofocus camera with a screen resolution of 2048*1536 camerapixels and it includes Color Effects, White Balance, and Self Timer. It is equipped with QVG of 24fps. Galaxy Y consists of a 2 MP camera with 1600*1200 pixels of screen resolution with Panoramic, Smile Shot capabilities. It is equipped with QVG of 15fps. Both possess Geo-tagging, Image Editor features and 2x Digital Zoom. This is the only category where Optimus ME surpasses Galaxy Y.

Boss- Optimus ME


Galaxy Y supports audio files in MP3/WAV/eAAC formats and video files in MP4/WMV multimedia icon/H.264 formats. In addition to it MP3 and Polyphonic Ringtones with DNSe sound enhancements are provided. Optimus ME supports audio files in MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC formats and video files in MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV formats with 72 polyphonic ringtones. Both support Stereo FM radio with RDS and 3.5mm audio jack.

Boss- Galaxy Y


Galaxy Y supports 7.2Mbps connectivity through 3G HSDPA, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP connectivity iconand HS, Pre-installed Browser WAP 2.0 along with v2 WAP. Optimus ME supports 3.6 Mbps through 3GHSDPA, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and EDR. Both possess Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot functionality, GPRS and Internet facility and micro USB v2 USB connectivity.

Boss- Galaxy Y


You can get both handsets from the near-by retailer or online from flipkart at $136.84 (negotiable) for Galaxy Y and at $126.29 (negotiable) for Optimus ME.

Reasons to consider Galaxy Y:

  • Weighs 10% lighter- 98gm
  • Thinner by 10%- 12mm
  • Smaller by 20%- 58*104*11mm
  • More than 10% larger screen- 3.0inches
  • Faster data transfer and low power consumption due to new Bluetooth support- 3.0
  • Faster max data speeds- 7.2 HSDPA

Reasons to consider Optimus ME:

  • Pinpoint location faster with assisted GPS
  • Higher resolution camera- 3MP
  • Higher PPI screen- Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video.


Going through all the above mentioned features, I would definitely vote for Samsung Galaxy Y as its slim sleek look goes well with its lightweight. Its bigger display, faster data transfer rate, new Bluetooth support and its chic black look make it all the more preferable by today’s generation who always keep pace with the speed of time.

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