LG G Pro 2 is cheaper than Samsung Galaxy S5 in Asia


Yesterday, LG kicked off the global roll out of its new G Pro 2 smartphone by introducing it in select South Asian markets - a few weeks after the handset went on sale in LG’s home country, South Korea.

One of the markets where the G Pro 2 (pictured above) was introduced is Taiwan. Interestingly, Samsung announced its Galaxy S5 in Taiwan yesterday, too. Both companies revealed the official prices of their new handsets for the Taiwanese market, so we now know that the G Pro 2 will be a bit cheaper than the Galaxy S5 (at least in Taiwan).

LG is selling the G Pro 2 in Taiwan as of now, asking $684 (20,900 TWD) for the 16GB model, and $718 (21,900 TWD) for the 32GB version. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 won’t be available until April 11 - just like everywhere else - when Taiwanese customers will have to pay $750 for a 16GB model, or $783 for the 32GB one.

According to Focus Taiwan, LG wants to ship 100,000 G Pro 2 units before the end of the year in Taiwan alone. Overall, the company hopes to sell 450,000 mobile phones in the country throughout 2014. Samsung didn’t comment on how many S5 handsets it’s planning to sell.

It’s quite possible that the Galay S5 will also be more expensive than the LG G Pro 2 when the two devices arrive in North America and Europe. What do you think, is Samsung justified to ask more for its smartphone? Before answering, you may want to check out our Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. LG G Pro 2 post here.

source: Focus Taiwan

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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
Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

lg's competitive price range makes it best choice. people prefer g2 over other flagships bcuz of its price.

7. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Forget the phone and the price I want the girl on the right.

8. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

maybe lg gives her to you as a gift with g2 pro :D

16. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

what you gonna do of that girl ?

18. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Apl, How old r u, twenlve?

20. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

am 25 and you didn't cleared my question ?

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Better option after Note 3.

3. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

both are still not available yet in my country, not even Nexus 5.

9. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Galaxy S5 is arriving in 150 countries starting from April 11.

4. loveHEAVYMETAL unregistered

g2 still not launch in my country :(

5. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Spec & feature wise, it only makes sense that the G Pro 2 cost lower. The only thing this has over the S5 is a bigger screen & better design.

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

What do you mean it should cost less? If anything, the G Pro 2 should be much more expensive. It might be a lower resolution camera, but it has OIS which is expensive, a much larger screen (which is the most expensive part of a phone, if I'm not mistaken), basically the same processor, an extra GB of RAM, a bigger battery, and double the storage on it's base model (32 GB fo the G Pro 2, 16 GB for the GS5).

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Prices steadily creeping up. I'm starting to think, all OEM should make at least one Nexus type phone, being more about the performance side of things over the jewelry laced gadgetry being pushed as flagship's. We need a pony car of phones for the majority.

10. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Oh, that girl. Will she be mine? Lol.

17. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

but why ?

12. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Too high for a 16gb. Dont think the price is right considering all hardware now a days are not hard to manufacture or buy. Hopefully it'll dropped down by at least $200 once s5 is release.

13. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Gear phone, well done.

14. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

G2 for me

15. ydl08

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

The price is justified. G Pro 2 is just a bigger version phone which is not water proof hardware specs are worse than GalaxyS 5 Who would pay more for something less? Phone are very nice phones and it's for the customers to choose which ever phone they want to buy but the looking at the price itself? It's justified in my opinion

19. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

ahhhh that girl on left...

21. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

I"m moving to Korea, those gals are freaking yummy!

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