LG G Pro 2 benchmarked, doesn't impress

LG G Pro 2 benchmarked, doesn't impress
We finally got to spend some quality time with a retail-grade version of the G Pro 2, LG's hot new phablet, and among the first things we decided to run this bad big boy through was a series of performance benchmarks. Not that those ubiquitous benchmark apps are the exclusive method for us to determine the speed and power of a smartphone, but hey, they do tend to help a lot in providing a relatively accurate numerical representation of performance and under-the-hood prowess.

So, how's the Snapdragon 800-powered LG G Pro 2 doing in those benchmarks? Well, to cut a long story short, it's doing fine, but not great. Actually, it seems to struggle reaching the same superb level of results that last year's G2 managed. When compared to some other offerings in the same class, things look pretty similar, as it doesn't prove to able of elevating itself above the others.

Take a look at the benchmark results below and compare the LG G Pro 2 benchmarks to those of the competition!

Quadrant Higher is better
LG G Pro 2 19490
LG G2 20654
Sony Xperia Z1 20277
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 22270
Samsung Galaxy S4 12078
AnTuTu Higher is better
LG G Pro 2 28615
LG G2 35376
Sony Xperia Z1 30838
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 31543
Samsung Galaxy S4 24701
GFXBench T-Rex HD on-screen Higher is better
LG G Pro 2 23.8
LG G2 21
Sony Xperia Z1 23
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 26
Samsung Galaxy S4 16
Basemark X 1.1 Higher is better
LG G Pro 2 21123
Sony Xperia Z1 21739
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 14454

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G Pro 2
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh

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39 Comments

1. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 607; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Lol I guess performance doesn't always matter. Wonder what new phone people will choose since this is a dud. G3?

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

It might not score high on the benchmark, but it might still attract people who like phone with bigger screen. At this point, all newer phones are very smooth and it's really up to the end user experience. But I am kind of shocked that G Pro 2 isn't on par with the G2

35. varuntis1993

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

I had the original optimus G pro, in lg phones there is a secret code which I don't remember now which took us to settings and there was a option to disable thermal throttling. It used to run at 1.1 ghz instead of 1.7 and in antutu benchmark it scored around 20k which increased to around 25-26k after disabling the thermal heat throttling. I have heard that lg g2 also has the same setting, maybe on G pro 2 same setting has been enabled.

37. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Yeah, my girlfriend had the Optimus G and I think there is a Eco mode that use less process power when it's on to save battery. So you might be right. But either way, I think the G Pro 2 will be very smooth regardless the benchmark score.

31. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Well, I had a bad experience with LG phone in the past and good experience with samsung's phone... but that was in the era of feature phones...

2. sakurorhino

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Lol Xperia Z1 and Z ultra scores over 34000 on Antutu LG Lmao

8. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Lg doesnt cheat!!LMAO you people still believe on benchmark...as samsung is the biggest cheater

21. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

yeahh thats right and LG is keep copying the samsung :))

23. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

so what..optimus ui still better & customizable..... Samsung is no way near to the LG's camera & lg's hardware & obviously LG doesn't cheat.... so at least I don't care who copies who!!

27. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You do know that LG's camera is a COMPLETE rip off the touchwiz camera? From the UI, to the modes, specially the beauty and drama modes, they didn't even bother changing the picture of the mode neither the name.

38. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I have the LG G2 and the camera is certainly not a rip off of the Touchwiz camera. Nope. No way.

29. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

36. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

lol!my page also shows LG cheats..But not at least for this device & not for most of the devices!!see G2, G pro 2 & compare it with note 3 or s4 & most of the commenters are paid trollers by Samsung...It also have proofs all over the internet!!Just google

41. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

LG gives me the worst experiences on my previous OG and G pro that's why i became a hater of that f*ckin LG devices! id rather choose samsung, sony or HTC over the LG all day!

24. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

10. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Ehm no? i own the f*cking z1 :p

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Who cares about benchmark longest my phone run fast, smooth with no lag.

18. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Akki, i agree ;)

3. royalsovereign

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 01, 2014

First: xperia z1 on antutu 4.2 scored 35000 so why in here its 30000??? Second:I really suffered from LG products so I say LG is nothing just a weak copy of Samsung

20. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

yeah i am really agree with that. LG gave me lots of bad experiences on their phones too!

6. drepope100

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Benchmarks. If you've been around long enough, you'd know that benchmarks mean absolutely nothing. I've seen devices score high then preform poorly in real world test (E.g Galaxy S4). I'm in no way defending LG, but the numbers are just for show. Nothing more.

14. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Which phone do you own? I'm intrested to see what do you understand by smoothness? By the way, which pc do you buy (both with the same specs.)? Acer or Toshiba? They use the same components but it maters how your engineers will integrate that components. The same in mobile world. Choosing...choosing...Enjoy!

19. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Only dumbasses buy a complete pc ;)

25. drepope100

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

I own the Nexus 5, LG G2 and Note 3. What's your point? Even on a pc level, the same applies. Any tech enthusiasts will tell you numbers on paper is for show unless it's a huge leap in new hardware/software/optimization. In this case, as well as others, (e.g LG G2, GN3, Nexus 5, etc) the same Qualcomm processor was used with different benchmark results. The GN3 being faster on paper while showing lag in certain areas in real world, while the nexus 5 showed no sluggish behavior but scored the lowest in benchmarks in comparison to the others. Not to mention how benchmarks can be manipulated. Noob!

28. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The Note 3 lags? And the LG G2 doesn't? I have the note 3, rooted, customized and I am yet to face any lag, and I've had it for almost 5 months now. On the other hand, my wife had the LG G2, and while it was blazing fast at first, a week later, and after installing her apps and moved her media to the phone, it lagged like a 800mhz single processor phone with 512mb ram. I had to install nova launcher to get rid of the lag.

39. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Your wife must have a bad phone then . I have the Verizon LG G2 for 4 months now and still no lag. Loads fast and rums smooth as butter. The quality of LG devices is so much better than Samsunsung devices. I have had nothing but excellent results with LG devices and will continue to buy them over other brands. While they may not be as popular as Samsung , they are sooo much better made.

32. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Agree on N5...low benchmark scores but butter smooth performance.

7. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

May be LG stopped cheating in benchmarks!

11. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

And here is confirmation about LG not cheating in benchmarks...look towards middle of page. http://www.anandtech.com/show/7829/lg-g-pro-2-mini-review/3

9. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

This is fake. My Xperia Z1s can easily get 34000 to 35000 on AnTuTu.

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