LG G Pro 2 launched in Korea, costs more than Samsung's Galaxy Note 3


LG launched its new G Pro 2 in South Korea a day earlier than expected. Thus, the handset is available as of now, February 20, via all three major Korean carriers: SK Telekom, KT (olleh), and LG U+.

Without contract agreement, the G Pro 2 costs 999,900 KRW in Korea, which means about $933. That’s the same price that the curved G Flex had at launch, and is the highest ever for a new LG smartphone. The original G Pro was initially sold for $903 (968,000 KRW), while the LG G2 was offered for $890 (954,800 KRW).

The new G Pro 2 is also more expensive (although not by much) than Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, even when it’s subsidized by carriers.

Staring March, the LG G Pro 2 will be available internationally. Obviously, its price will be lower in Europe and North America than in Korea - but we should still expect it to cost a lot, possibly more than $600 off-contract.

We’ll check out the new G Pro 2 at MWC 2014 next week, and let you know if it deserves to be LG’s most expensive smartphone. Its features - including a 13MP rear camera with enhanced OIS Plus, 5.9-inch 1080p display, and a new Knock Code screen unlocking feature - suggest that it does.

Meanwhile, if you're curious to see how SK Telecom is advertising the G Pro 2, feel free to view the images included in the slideshow below.


sources: SK Telecom (there is no direct link to the G Pro 2 page), olleh KT

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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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34 Comments

1. technomichael

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

very nice device lg, might be my next phone if priced correctly on sprint (if its ever launched on sprint).

31. igorb81

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Not bad... but those buttons and UI is a deal breaker at least for me.

2. afegit

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

For 933$, this phone better come witth the grill

14. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

For 933$, this phone better come with the girl. Amazing. The girl

16. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Everybody with their winter coats and the girl with the sleevless. Why LG, why? Don't you have a heart?

17. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

You will not get a cold when you will hold a g pro2.... I think this what their msg is!!

20. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Overheating much?

27. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

No heating system in your country? She's in a store where an average temp. is probably above 20 degree celcius like most electronics stores in Korea.

30. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

And yet they still wear them?

29. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1278; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Because they want to sell G Pro2... ;P

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

well, they screwed the FLEX phone..that one should had sold for 200.00 less...

4. Sesameopen

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Still better than Note 3...

7. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Not really. I use the S Pen a lot. This doesnt have a Stylus of its own. So for me, the Note 3 is better. Still, this fone looks awesome :)

23. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG G pro2 and Note3 were both from South Korea And There is already a test Comparison did by Koreans and G pro2 killed Note3 in most stuff. G pro2 is the New King

26. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Again, no Stylus. It may not matter to most people but some of us need it. Just like my Mom's iPhone perfectly suits her needs, the Note 3 perfectly suits mine. I will never say the Note 3 is the king. Nor an LG or HTC or Lumia or Sony or Motorola or Apple or BlackBerry smartphone. Why? Because we all have different preferences. Personally, i hate OnScreen buttons. That kills this fone for me. So, as i said, it is no doubt a beast fone. But King? No lol

32. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

NOTE3 NO =RADIO NO =O.I.S LOW SPEAKER i hate Amoled display I can buy S-pen from LG store IF needed!

33. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

for me G pro2 is the NEW KING OF SMARTPHONE TODAY! SORRY,,,

34. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Sorry? What are we, first graders? You dont need to be sorry about what you like. Thats the beauty of choice My Friend. You love and support LG? Thats awesome. I loved the G2. No radio? I never use the radio in my car, so i will never use the radio on a fone. And yeah, the speaker is a bit on the weak side but again, i use In Ear Headphones. OIS Plus is a must have feature no doubt. I do wish my Note 3 had it. As for the Stylus, im pretty sure a regular Stylus will not give you the same productivity as Sammy's S Pen Anyways, lets just enjoy technology since competition will benefit us, the consumers :)

8. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Really? How?

10. maherk

Posts: 7029; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No reviews for this phone so far available on the Internet, so could you please, please and again please, share with us your experience with the G Pro 2 and your experience with the Note 3 and tell us why is it the better phone?

18. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Better then note 3? most probably you dont know anything about note 3.... note 3 is still the best in android offerings regarless of gimmicky or whatever stuff... gpro2 is only better bcoz it is better in your mind.... but in really still behind then note experience...

25. SleepingOz unregistered

The front looks better than the Note3, I'll give you that but I have yet to see how is it better. They have almost the same spec but the Note experience is hard to beat! LG has been trying to replicate Samsung's features for years now, in vain. I'd choose the Note3 over this anyday.

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I would have to see it in person, looks good so far

6. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

No need to worry... That's a marketing strategy in Korea. South Koreans only like expensive things so if they don't set the price very high, no one will buy. By the way, Korean telcos giving subsidy like a hell so no worry. (I am Korean and I am crticizing myself. Hahahahaha)

11. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

is the iphone 5s more expensive than the g pro 2 in korea or just more or less the same?

19. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Gangnam style

9. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

Android 4.4 for the G2 better have that Knock Code feature..

12. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Okay it's big but what can it do that a note 3 can't?

13. mad_bro

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

great phone, great chic!

15. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gQcSrPHt4qc , this phone kills galaxy note 3 .... Good job LG

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