LG Optimus G Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note II
0. phoneArena 07 Mar 2013, 09:27 posted on
It is evident from the design and screen size that the LG Optimus G Pro is shooting for Samsung Galaxy Note II's market niche, so a heavyweight fight between the two is warranted from the get-go. One of the numerous virtues of the Note II is that it houses a stylus as an alternative input method to take better use of the giant display, while the G Pro doesn't have one. Has LG managed to make it sufficiently tasty to fight on equal footage with the versatile Note II? Read on to find out...
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10. wendygarett (unregistered)
G pro looks ugly for me :(
16. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
correct cus copier always miss itselsf..
LG=front(s3)+back(one x) with no innovation..
lg failed 4 me 2.
3. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
or u can say brothers from different mothers
5. Commentator (Posts: 2515; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Brothers from the same mother and father, but they changed their last name. Seriously, I know people who are twins that look more dissimilar than these two phones do to each other.
24. cretinick (Posts: 147; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)
The best headline would be "G Pro and Note II: The Clone Wars"
4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
No sylus, no phablet. It's not the size but functionality what makes the category. I would consider buying the 5" variant though, but that'll soon get the SIV as competition.
26. SleepingOz (unregistered)
You're right. Processing power goes to the GPro but it's not enough to compete with the over-all phablet experience provided by Samsung with its GNOTE II.
The GPro is just a normal smartphone with a big screen, one of the best smartphone atm though!
6. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Although the G Pro did basically take the design from the Note 2 I want to say that they did make some nice personal touches on top of it.
Also, I think LG made a smart move with the Q-Button. I wish more phones (and not just LG) had something like a personalized button with any mapped function you want. And not just 1 button too -- when you want 1-handed operation on bigger phones like this, customizable buttons can really cut down on the finger acrobatics.
7. Diego! (Posts: 508; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)
So according to this head to head, Galaxy Note II has the victory. The only thing that LG Optimus G Pro wins is in screen resolution and the IR blaster. The pictures and videos on Galaxy Note II were amazing! I can't say the same about LG Optimus G Pro.
Nice try LG, but you need to speed up.
9. Aeires (unregistered)
Processor power goes to LG, but both are really good for normal applications.
14. GTR722 (Posts: 241; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)
According to any head to head involving a Samsung phone in this site...G PRO is the better phone in specs. Its funny that in the screen comparo they tried everything to the Note II comes the winner.
8. CreeDiddy (Posts: 351; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
Samsung will sue LG. Just watch...
LG is losing the Android race and must make themselves relevant. Why not imitate the real thing...LOL!!!
12. Diego! (Posts: 508; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)
I think they know that and that's why they bought webOS. Let's hope they release phones with that system too :)
13. procopiojose (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
nah.. apple patented the art of filing law suits on companies they are scared while creating a device that looks exactly their previous product..
15. jfuente11 (Posts: 30; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)
I will still prefer the Note II. But the high resolution of Pro is nice.
18. ddxmms (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)
if lg wanted the pro to be rival to the note it could launch it with a stylus support !
20. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
LG won easily, but damn talk about a cheap looking copy : /
21. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Why, oh why can't other Android OEMs figure out that many people actually like using their phones in landscape mode more than portrait? If the rest of you OEMs are listening...ADD A LANDSCAPE MODE!!! It's simple, but very appealing to some of us.
23. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4111; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Oh my, they look like brothers right next to each other.
25. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
LG looks like the fusion of the One X and Note. What blatant copying company.
28. MrPhilo (Posts: 48; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
Can't believe no-one notice the black border on the LG screen, it so ugly, not really using the whole screen like the Note.
31. maccess (Posts: 633; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
it exist since the optimus 4x.. what a waste of screen space..
38. betoNL (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)
Taking into consideration that the LG OPTIMUS G PRO was launched almost 9 months after the GALAXY NOTE II, I am surprised to see that the Note still got many advantages.
And you didn't even mention all those S-pen capabilities and the better battery performance..
Before spending that much money on the LG, think about the fact that the GNote 3 is just around the corner.
The only way I would replace my beautiful Note II for the LG, is if I would get it for free...
And remember that the real rival is the Galaxy Note 3.
Waiting on that just as a maybe since I am more than satisfied with the GNote2....
39. adrianzka (Posts: 25; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)
I think you put the note 2 in power saving mode while performing antutu benchmark. I got about 16500 on my note 2