Prizefight: iPhone 3G vs. LG Dare Video
Prizefight: iPhone 3G vs. LG Dare Video Transcript
>> What's up, Prize Fight fans, I'm Brian Tong, and it's another touch screen contender looking to take down the current champ. In this week's Prize Fight it's a slugfest between the LG Dare and the Apple iPhone 3G. We're going five rounds deep for this one and Round 1: Who's got the looks. The LG Dare has a smaller compact design with metal accents that's even more pocketable than the iPhone 3G, but the iPhone 3G -- mm-mm-mm it melts in your mouth and your hands, and it's even slimmer than the Dare. The iPhone gets a five for the hottest design on the planet and the LG Dare gets a four. Next round is all about how easy the phone is to use: We're talking navigation. The Dare adds interface elements that allow you to customize your home screen and move the icons around the way you want it but you have to make real solid contact with its touch screen and it's just not as responsive as the iPhone 3Gs. Now, we've gushed enough about the iPhone's super sleek interface and ease of use, you can move your applications around and it has the best performing touch screen on a phone that I've seen. The iPhone 3G gets another "ugh" five, and the Dare takes another jab to the face with a four. Now, after two rounds the iPhone 3G leads 10 to 8, Round 3, will the Dare get a get punch in: It's all about the features. We know that both of these phones are packing 3G so what else are they bringing? There's no Wi-Fi on the Dare but let's throw in a full GPS solution, multi-media messaging, voice dialing --
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>> -- stereo Bluetooth, a mini SD card for expansion, removable battery and more. Now the iPhone is loaded with Wi-Fi, GPS tracking and Bluetooth and applications from the iTunes store are still just scratching the surface. It's the same debate when we match up the insync with the iPhone but this time it's the Dare. It comes on in a way in the iPhone's Wi-Fi and aps store potential versus the core features on the Dare, this one's tight but LG connects "ugh" the Dare gets a five and the iPhone 3G gets a four. The next round is about multi-media. The LG Dare stands out with the most advanced camera on any touchscreen phone. Its 3.2 megapixel camera has features like face detection and a panorama mode and, if you want video, it can shoot 120 frames per second and play it back in Slo-Mo. Now music quality is solid and you get the v-task service but the video quality is nothing to get giddy about and the web browsing experience is really cramped on its smaller screen. Apple's iPhone 3G is the benchmark for multi-media playback. Music quality is great and there's no streaming video service...yet but no phone can match its crispy clean video experience that leaves you wanting more and, once you browse the web with the iPhone, it puts every other device to shame. The iPhone 3G goes for a finishing blow with the five but the LG Dare is still standing with a four. Going into the final round Apple's reigning champ leads 19 to 17, does the Dare have enough left to be the comeback kid? The final round is all quality. The LG Dare is a Verizon phone and like you'd expect its call quality is excellent, voices are loud and clear and stack and echo is minimal, the iPhone 3G's call quality has improved drastically from the original, call quality is solid but there's still some issues with dropped calls and 3G connectivity. The LG Dare throws its final blow and gets "ugh" a five and we're giving the iPhone 3G a four. So, let's total the scores in this blow-for-blow battle and the iPhone 3G retains its title as the Prize Fight King for touch screen phones, 23 to 22. I'm Brian Tong, thanks for watching, and we'll catch you guys next time on another prize fight. Cool.
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