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LG G Pro 2 is cheaper than Samsung Galaxy S5 in Asia

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LG G Pro 2 is cheaper than Samsung Galaxy S5 in Asia

Yesterday, LG kicked off the global roll out of its new G Pro 2 smartphone by introducing it in select South Asian markets - a few weeks after the handset went on sale in LG’s home country, South Korea.

One of the markets where the G Pro 2 (pictured above) was introduced is Taiwan. Interestingly, Samsung announced its Galaxy S5 in Taiwan yesterday, too. Both companies revealed the official prices of their new handsets for the Taiwanese market, so we now know that the G Pro 2 will be a bit cheaper than the Galaxy S5 (at least in Taiwan).

LG is selling the G Pro 2 in Taiwan as of now, asking $684 (20,900 TWD) for the 16GB model, and $718 (21,900 TWD) for the 32GB version. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 won’t be available until April 11 - just like everywhere else - when Taiwanese customers will have to pay $750 for a 16GB model, or $783 for the 32GB one.

According to Focus Taiwan, LG wants to ship 100,000 G Pro 2 units before the end of the year in Taiwan alone. Overall, the company hopes to sell 450,000 mobile phones in the country throughout 2014. Samsung didn’t comment on how many S5 handsets it’s planning to sell.

It’s quite possible that the Galay S5 will also be more expensive than the LG G Pro 2 when the two devices arrive in North America and Europe. What do you think, is Samsung justified to ask more for its smartphone? Before answering, you may want to check out our Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. LG G Pro 2 post here.

source: Focus Taiwan

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posted on 20 Mar 2014, 00:04 4

1. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


lg's competitive price range makes it best choice. people prefer g2 over other flagships bcuz of its price.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 01:15 2

7. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Forget the phone and the price I want the girl on the right.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 03:10

8. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


maybe lg gives her to you as a gift with g2 pro :D

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 13:50

16. Aplusk (Posts: 102; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


what you gonna do of that girl ?

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 14:14

18. cncrim (Posts: 505; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Apl, How old r u, twenlve?

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 01:49

20. Aplusk (Posts: 102; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


am 25 and you didn't cleared my question ?

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 00:16 3

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2669; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Better option after Note 3.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 00:27

3. skyline88 (Posts: 320; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


both are still not available yet in my country, not even Nexus 5.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 03:21

9. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Galaxy S5 is arriving in 150 countries starting from April 11.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 00:44

4. loveHEAVYMETAL (unregistered)


g2 still not launch in my country :(

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 00:49 7

5. Lt.Green (Posts: 377; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Spec & feature wise, it only makes sense that the G Pro 2 cost lower. The only thing this has over the S5 is a bigger screen & better design.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 04:04 2

11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4023; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


What do you mean it should cost less? If anything, the G Pro 2 should be much more expensive. It might be a lower resolution camera, but it has OIS which is expensive, a much larger screen (which is the most expensive part of a phone, if I'm not mistaken), basically the same processor, an extra GB of RAM, a bigger battery, and double the storage on it's base model (32 GB fo the G Pro 2, 16 GB for the GS5).

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 01:08 1

6. AfterShock (Posts: 2807; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Prices steadily creeping up.

I'm starting to think, all OEM should make at least one Nexus type phone, being more about the performance side of things over the jewelry laced gadgetry being pushed as flagship's.

We need a pony car of phones for the majority.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 03:22 1

10. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Oh, that girl. Will she be mine? Lol.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 13:53

17. Aplusk (Posts: 102; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


but why ?

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 05:41

12. techperson211 (Posts: 660; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Too high for a 16gb. Dont think the price is right considering all hardware now a days are not hard to manufacture or buy. Hopefully it'll dropped down by at least $200 once s5 is release.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 07:04

13. Andrewtst (Posts: 317; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Gear phone, well done.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 08:53

14. fireblade (Posts: 700; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


G2 for me

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:48

15. ydl08 (Posts: 21; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


The price is justified.
G Pro 2 is just a bigger version phone which is not water proof
hardware specs are worse than GalaxyS 5

Who would pay more for something less?

Phone are very nice phones and it's for the customers to choose which ever phone they want to buy but the looking at the price itself?

It's justified in my opinion

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 20:00

19. RohanM (Posts: 132; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


ahhhh that girl on left...

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 13:27

21. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 May 2012)


I"m moving to Korea, those gals are freaking yummy!

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