LG Optimus G Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2


LG showed off a few devices at the Mobile World Congress 2013 that is taking place in Barcelona this week. All the devices are great, but the most exciting however is the LG Optimus G Pro. It is the company’s flagship device and is a 5.5 inch phablet that is all set to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Note II.

Samsung has been ruling the Android sphere for quite a long time now. As far as Galaxy Note 2 goes, no device has seriously threatened its popularity and LG’s Optimus G Pro is designed to do exactly that. If everything goes well, the Optimus G Pro should knock Samsung off its phablet throne.

So what has LG Optimus G Pro got which makes us think that it will make a serious mark in 2013? Well, LG Optimus G Pro is without doubt an impressive device. It’s of the same size as Galaxy Note 2, but it’s faster and it’s lighter. Also, it has a better looking 1080p display, which could be a major selling point for LG Optimus G Pro. The Korean company has been experimenting with several features that will let it take advantage of this particular form factor. One attractive feature is the dual-recording mode which enables the device to shoot video from both, the front as well as rear camera. The feature should be popular among video bloggers.

Apart from the 1080p display advantage, LG’s flagship is powered by the 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 with LTE radio (and that’s the same chip that is anticipated to power the U.S. Galaxy S IV!) and 2GB of RAM. The LG Optimus G Pro includes a 13MP camera on the rear whereas 2 MP makes its way on the front. LG has included a big 3,140mAh battery pack that should be sufficient to power the hardware and 1080p display. The device comes with 32 GB of internal storage, and there is microSD card slot should you need more storage.

In the LG Optimus G Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 battle, the pricing and availability factor plays a major role. If the Optimus G Pro carries a price tag similar to Note 2, a lot of carriers may show interest in the device. Below is a specs comparison of LG Optimus G Pro vs Galaxy Note 2.

Size 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4 (mm) 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 (mm)
Weight 160g 183g
Screen 5.5-inch, Super IPS LCD 5.5-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 1920×1080 pixels 1280×720 pixels
OS Android 4.1.2 with Optimus UI Android 4.1 with TouchWiz UI
Storage 32GB 16/32/64GB
SD Card Slot Yes Yes
Processor 1.7GHz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.6GHz, quad-core Exynos
Connectivity Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, HSPA+ Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, HSPA+
Camera Front 2.1MP, Rear 13MP Front 1.9MP, Rear 8MP
Bluetooth Yes, version 4.0 Yes, version 4.0
Battery 3140mAh 3100mAh
Charger Micro USB Micro USB
Marketplace Google Play Store Google Play Store
Price TBA $299
Availability TBA AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon

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