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LG Optimus G Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note II: first look

LG Optimus G Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note II: first look
The LG Optimus G Pro is one of the most exciting devices of this year’s MWC (quite frankly, there weren’t that many), and it is the company’s flagship, a phablet with a 5.5-inch screen taking on devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note II. How does it do? Luckily, we had a G Note II at hand, and got to compare the two very similar at least in size devices.

There is one key difference, though, and it is the display. The Optimus G Pro comes with a 5.5” 1080p IPS LCD screen while the G Note II features a 720p screen. Both have excellent viewing angles and bright and vivid colors, but in the case of the G Pro the crispness is just a bit better if you stare closely.

To support those extra gorgeous pixels, LG is also including a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 with LTE radio (and that’s the same chip we expect to see in the U.S. Galaxy S IV!) and 2GB of RAM.

The LG Optimus G Pro features a 13MP rear camera and 2 MP front one, and best of all a humongous 3,140mAh battery and 32 GB of expandable internal storage. Plenty of arguments to convince you to buy it instead of the Note II, don’t you think?





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posted on 27 Feb 2013, 09:41 2

1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


The only bad thing gs3 hage is a 720p hd compare too lg 1080 but their both great handsets

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 13:28 6

36. metalpoet (unregistered)


wow amazing, they look the f***ing same! haha!

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 15:46 4

45. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


LG sure does know how to clone a phone.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 09:42 2

2. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


The only bad thing gs3 have is a 720p hd compare too lg 1080 but their both great handsets with large screens

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 13:40 4

38. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


gs3?? you mean note 2??

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 09:54 12

3. AdamLeonard (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Aug 2011)


And Apple thought Samsung copied them? Change the button on the G Pro, remove the branding and most people won't know the difference between it and the Note II

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 10:03 8

5. urtard (banned) (Posts: 82; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


compare xperia z and optimus g too ;)

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 11:35 11

22. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


And the Beauty is...Samsung will NOT sue LG cause a phone looks like theirs!!.

Good ole cell phones days before Apple and their BS Lawyer!!

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 11:58 4

24. bucky (Posts: 2687; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


i can assure you Samsung would sue immediately if there was a sales threat. They're still a business

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 12:42 2

29. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


I doubt it very seriously (base on past history); bucky, this is how the cell phone industry work prior to Apple getting into the cellphone business;don't take my word for it, do some research yourself, they all had similar looks.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 13:01 5

33. donfem (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I doubt that. There have been examples of phones that look like Samsung phones, however they never sued

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 03:03 1

58. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


as if people actually bought galaxies instead of iphones BECAUSE they looked similar -_-

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 12:02 1

26. Feanor (Posts: 730; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


The fact that Apple took this suing business so far doesn't mean that from now on no one should sue no one else for patent infringement, or design related matters.
However what I can see here is that Koreans really have zero inspiration in design... Someone should tell them that if they cannot do it, there are also design consultancies in this world...

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 12:36 5

27. cgyspy (Posts: 13; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)


LG was the first to introduce round corners on the phone design.....LG prada

posted on 02 Mar 2013, 06:44

67. alexzibrit (Posts: 67; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Smart Phone* forgetting that these companies made feature phones before the smartphone era

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 12:48 3

30. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


However what I can see here is that Koreans really have zero inspiration in design... Someone should tell them that if they cannot do it, there are also design consultancies in this world...
--Wow!, you have no clue what-so-ever on the evolution of the cell phone with a comment like this..The Koreans(as you call them) played a major role of cell phone design!..Palm-Nokia-Motorola-RIM- Sony- play parts on the hardware/software side of the cell phone... You really need to Bing/Google the history of cell phones before comment on who's who..
Even MS contribute a little bit to the Cell world.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 13:17

35. Feanor (Posts: 730; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Dude, you confuse technological superiority with design. But they are completely different topics. Korean smartphones are extremely technologically advanced but consistently poor in terms of design. There are only three smartphone manufacturers that make original design; Apple, Nokia, Sony.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 17:22

46. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Wow! Just wow! haha

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 09:59 3

4. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


yep, they look the same.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 14:46

41. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 442; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It will be interesting to see what the software is like, considering it is lacking one major component, which is the stylus.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 10:05 3

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Rub the logos off and we have brothers from same mother different father.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 10:14 3

7. cloud_atlas1991 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Brotha from anotha motha. LOL

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 10:21 2

8. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


Smh LG...when are you actually going to come up w/original ideas of your own on your own. This is like a Galaxy Note II 2.0

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 10:26 2

10. cloud_atlas1991 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


More like Galaxy Note 2X. Haha

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 10:59 2

16. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


or u can say optimus note

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 12:38

28. cgyspy (Posts: 13; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)


Again...LG was the first to introduce round corners on its phone design.....check LG Prada ii

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 13:55

39. bucky (Posts: 2687; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Who cares! They still need to move with the times and add something of there own

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 20:29

54. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


i remember the LG Prada line, but that still doesn't excuse an obvious copy of Samsung's Galaxy S/Note line. an argument about round corners is like saying Michelin tires copied off of Yokohama tires. there's very limited design options when it comes to corners on a phone...some attributes of a phone should be fair game for any manufacturer i.e. round corners.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 17:24

47. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I like LG designs and they have their fair share of nice ones like the Prada and the Optimus G. Not sure why they went with this direct note 2 copy but I am sure they have their reasons. Maybe they though the Nexus 4 was a success because it looks just like the Galaxy Nexus from the front. Who knows.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 10:26 2

9. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Samsung ain't had an original idea yet. Samsung= copy from lg screens, copy iPhone everything, copy internal parts from Nokia, copy Htc sense and call it touch wiz. Need I say more

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