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LG Optimus G Pro vs Sony Xperia Z

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Call quality

LG Optimus G Pro vs Sony Xperia Z
Voices sound a bit muffled and hollow in the earpieces of the both phones, so the Xperia Z and Optimus G Pro don't really shine with call quality. The noise-canceling mics both are equipped with, however, did a good job relaying our voice loud and clear to the other side with no parasite noises.


Battery

The Optimus G Pro has the bigger display, but its battery is also much larger than the one on the Xperia Z, to the tune of 3140 mAh vs Xperia Z's “mere” 2330 mAh unit. With a juicer this size we were able to get a full weekend worth of tinkering with LG's phone, and its battery is also easily swappable if the need arises.


Conclusion

The LG Optimus G Pro is the newer and better handset in terms of inside components, and yet it is by no means an easy pick before the Sony Xperia Z, more so in this 5.5” version. While LG's phone might have a faster processor and better screen, it is still much more unwieldy to handle than the fairly compact Z, especially with one hand. 

When we add the durable water-proof glass unibody of Sony's flagship, you'd only be considering the G Pro before it if you want your screen as large as possible in the most compact chassis available. Still, if you are on the fence and the little things count, LG's QButton and IR sensor add value, while if a huge swappable battery is of importance to you, too, the 3140 mAh unit in the G Pro could tip the scales in its favor.



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posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:20 7

1. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


optimus g and note II please

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 14:00 3

35. Airforce (Posts: 69; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


why do i have a feeling..NOTES AND PHONES ARE BECOMING SIMILAR..in screen size..Like what the FCUK...phones are now having screen sizes of 5" or higher..I guess in 2014..there wont be any difference in a phone nd NOTE any more

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:27 27

2. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Obviously Xperia Z wins lol.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:34 16

7. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


Tell me, please, why?

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:36 16

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


bcuz he is sony fan :D

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 12:37 18

32. SonyFan (Posts: 22; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


+waterresistant
+faster software updates
+more custom roms for xperia z
+not plastic
+better cam

now you know why?

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 15:58 7

36. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


You can name everything the LG does better as well. At least try to approach this from both sides or your comment becomes completely irrelevant.

I'd personally go with the Xperia Z because it is more comfortable to hold and has a premium feel to it, wish it was coming to AT&T.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 12:46 7

50. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


-Water resistance is a bulls**t, created by Sony ;)
-Faster software updates? You must be kidding...slow and no quality (ICS 4.0 for 2012 lineup).
-Really small percent of users are using custom roms.
-LG plastic has brilliant quality, and it´s not as fragile as glass. (personal experience).
-You can eat the 13mpx sensor for dinner and lunch...the same: no quality.

Now I would like to ask you, do you know, why I don´t know?

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 00:33 1

52. harshithh (Posts: 12; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


we can see some guy is really jealous of sony xperia z
!!!!!

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 01:07 5

53. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


Oh, of course...How can a human being be jealous of a TELEPHONE? Maybe, you have put something in your breakfast hat shouldn´t be there.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 04:42 6

55. taikucing (unregistered)


and more importantly, LG has IPS display while xperia Z still uses TFT crap. And the exmor sensor is too overrated.

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 18:07 1

59. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


So water resistance is bulls**t but not having one is a good thing?

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 04:27

68. bshp2000 (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Jul 2013)


-Water resistance is not bulls**t, I know from experience,
-LG plastic may be tougher but plastic can never match glass or metal in terms of quality,
-Sure, megapixels don't usually matter much, but it still counts, in terms of the image resolution.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:59 5

20. wendygarett (unregistered)


I choose neither, both looks crap to me :)

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 10:19 13

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Says person in whose user profile "Want it" section we can see "Sony Xperia Z"...

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 10:25 8

25. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Says the person whose user profile says:

"My goal is to attract as many red thumb as I can, and pretend Apple fanboys (and Samsung fanboys as well) to show how stupidity these fanboys are :)."

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 16:06 5

37. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


While I would personally choose the HTC One over these device they certainly do not look like crap. It's sad to think that you believe Samsung's plastic phones do NOT look like crap and that these do.

*Samsung makes great phones, but they do not look very good IMHO.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 02:17 6

54. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


why sony??
whats this hell??
sony only focus on watter proof but whats another its has??
-not good screen
-sh~~y camera
-non removable battry
-high cost
-mid battary but not good at all

then sony want to cover all this sabotage with water proof!!
Stupid Sony!!

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 18:09 2

60. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


The English in this comment gave me cancer

posted on 06 May 2013, 08:42 1

66. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


I bath with my Xperia Z. What's the problem? The screen is 100% gorgeous! Don't remember that there's the Mobile Bravia Engine 2 there for great photos and great video. The camera is extremely detailed and delivers very realistic photoshots. If you are not satisfied with somehow strange color, you can surely fix that in the standard photo mode, instead of using Superior Auto. Good screen but compact device always comes with a not too long-lasting battery. I don't know what you're talking about the high cost but in my city is 1/5 cheaper than the other expensive phones.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 04:31

69. bshp2000 (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Jul 2013)


Not good screen? Xperia Z has the same screen resolution as S4, 441 ppi. Camera is excellent, or at least on the same level as Optimus G Pro, tons of other phones (iPhone 5, HTC One, Z10, etc.) have non-removable battery. And as for price, Xperia Z is cheaper than Optimus G

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:31 14

3. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


No way... G Pro rules!

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:32 21

4. smallworld (Posts: 488; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Xperia Z.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:32 9

5. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


g pro over most phones right now till the gs4 note 3 come out anyway lol

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:33 16

6. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Sony all the way!

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:34 14

8. mocir (Posts: 23; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


If you show both phones to random people, they would obviously choose the Z.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:40 10

10. smallworld (Posts: 488; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


And btw Xperia Z also support Wifi direct and Miracast.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:45 16

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I chose Sony Xperia Z.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:46 11

12. ryq24 (Posts: 737; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Optimus g pro should have won but it loses because its an lg!

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:04 14

14. ubuntu (Posts: 40; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


1 vote for Xperia Z

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