LG G Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: first look
As many of you have come to know, LG is now transitioning to the rather unorthodox placement of power and volume buttons on its flagship models - these now sit at the back. These have been slightly changed from the LG G2 - they feel just a tad more raised and clicky.
Lastly, the LG G Pro 2 is the bigger of the two devices, both in height and width, but not by much, especially considering it's got the bigger screen. Both devices are unsuitable for one-handed use, of course, it's just that with the G Pro 2 that possibility is slightly more thoroughly crushed.However, both devices are reasonably slim, and roughly same in weight.
Also, being phablets, both devices have features that let them take full advantage of the real estate that you get with their huge displays. On the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, you have the Multi-Window feature, which lets you run applications side-by-side. The LG G Pro 2 has a similar feature that works very much in the same way. The point is, both phones offer a true multi-tasking ability.
However, let's not forget that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, being a Note device, comes with a smart stylus for note taking and sketching. The LG G Pro 2 doesn't have one out of the box, so if you are interested in using a stylus, the Note 3 might be a better fit for you.
Processor and memory
In terms of camera features, both phablets can capture video in 4K resolution, which is quite impressive. Not many current phones have this feature. However, the LG G Pro 2 has some other tricks up its sleeve. One of them is called Magic Focus. It lets you take a photo and adjust its focus after the fact. Another cool extra is called Natural Flash. At night, the LG G Pro 2 takes two photos - one with a flash, and one without a flash. Then, it uses an advanced algorithm to combine both images into one finely lit picture. Of course, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 has some tricks of its own to counter the G Pro 2 in the camera department, such as a plethora of different camera modes for pretty much any scenario you might find yourself in.
9. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
LG G PRO2 IS MORE BEAUTIFUL.
LG UI IS SWEET & MORE CUSTOMIZED!
4. Insignificant (Posts: 190; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
First look - they look the same, lol.
7. ihavenoname (Posts: 1307; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Yeah, they don't hardware wise, but software looks partly very similiar (icons, search bar).
8. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5149; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Agree, the software looks similar to each other especially the weather widget. LG should really change their UI, it looks kinda old and gives me a feeling that I'm now looking at the good ol' Optimus G, and since Samsung is changing their UI, why not LG? LG must change their UI and must look different than Samsung's Touchwiz.
6. ihavenoname (Posts: 1307; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
I prefer Note 3, but G Pro 2 is very impressive also. Those buttons and LG software are just not my cup of tea.
10. ausnote2 (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
Note 3 still after six months on the market is unbeatable. LG screen estate is the only desire I have BUT that stupid on screen button just reduce the screen estate and does not offer real feedback when press.
Skip LG pro 2, waiting for Note 4 or currently the pantech secret note (please release internationally)