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LG G Pro 2 vs Note 3 vs HTC One max specs comparison

LG G Pro 2 vs Note 3 vs HTC One max specs comparison
LG just lifted the veil over its largest phablet to date, the G Pro 2, and the handset is everything that it was rumored to be - large and resolute display, keys on the back, fast Snapdragon 800, generous 3 GB of RAM and a 13 MP shooter with a newer OIS breed.

How does it compare to the other high-end phablets out there? Let's see, on one hand it is taller and somewhat wider than the Note 3, but sports the same slim chassis, and has a 0.2" larger screen to boot, so LG definitely did well here. That's especially visible in comparison with the other brand name 6-incher - HTC One max - which is way taller, wider, thicker and heavier than the G Pro 2 even. Granted, HTC had to accommodate its excellent BoomSound dual speaker system at the front, and a fingerprint sensor on the back, but still. LG and HTC flaunt LCD displays, while the Note 3 keeps it AMOLED, but these three companies have proved they can put excellent panels on their flagships, so you are unlikely to regret your purchase when it comes to screen quality.

In terms of processing power, the G Pro 2 is an exact match to the Note 3, with the fastest current Snapdragon 800 processor, and the record 3 GB of RAM, while the One max makes do with a lower-class Snapdragon 600, and 2 gigs of RAM. The faster phablets also offer the generous 32 GB of internal storage from the get-go, against HTC's 16 GB, but they all have microSD slots for storage expansion - one has to carry all those movies somewhere.

LG G Pro 2 shines in the camera department as well, as it is the only one offering a 13 MP shooter with improved optical image stabilization tech inside, putting an end to blurry shots and shaky footage. The Note 3 also carries an excellent 13 MP unit, but without OIS, while the One max tags along with HTC's UltraPixel shooter that is somewhat light in the detail department, due to its comparatively low resolution.

HTC's phablet excels a tad in the battery capacity department, offering 3300 mAh unit, against the 3200 mAh juicer in the other two, but in reality the difference is likely to come from overall consumption rates, rather than battery capacity. Overall, LG did great with the G Pro 2, offering top-shelf specs in what can be considered a compact body, as much as it is possible with a 6-incher, so it will definitely be on the radar of those looking for a good big-screen handset, unless you are bent on the input options that come with Samsung's Note 3 stylus.

LG G Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs HTC One max

OSAndroid (5.0, 4.4), LG Optimus UIAndroid (5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)Android (4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3), Sense 5.5 UI
Dimensions6.22 x 3.22 x 0.33 inches (157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm)5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches (151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm)6.48 x 3.25 x 0.41 inches (164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29 mm)
Weight6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
7.65 oz (217 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
Materials  Main body: Aluminum
Features Stylus, Interchangeable coversFingerprint (swipe), Touch sensitive control keys
Physical size5.9 inches5.7 inches5.9 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

373 ppi386 ppi373 ppi

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Screen-to-body ratio

Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

74.27 %74.78 %70.63 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
Camera13 megapixels13 megapixels4 megapixels
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

Focal length (35mm equivalent)29.22 mm31 mm28 mm
Camera sensor size

Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

Pixel size

Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

 1.12 μm2 μm
Hardware FeaturesOptical image stabilization, AutofocusAutofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Software FeaturesFace detection, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (60 fps)
Recording formatMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV  
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Continuous autofocus, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video callingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus
Front-facing camera2.1 megapixels2 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400Quad-core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300
Graphics processor

Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

Adreno 330Adreno 330Adreno 320
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

3 GB RAM3 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR32 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 533 MHz) / LPDDR2
Built-in storage

Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

32 GB64 GB32 GB
Storage expansion

Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

3200 mAh3200 mAh3300 mAh
Wireless charging Optional 
Talk time 25.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1140 min)
28.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1140 min)
Stand-by time 22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 19 days (465 h)
16.4 days (393 hours)
the average is 19 days (465 h)
Talk time (3G) 21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1043 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1043 min)
Stand-by time (3G) 17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 24 days (581 h)
24.4 days (585 hours)
the average is 24 days (581 h)
Stand-by time (4G) 15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 21 days (511 h)
Music playback 84.00 hours 
Video playback 13.00 hours 
Screen mirroringDLNA, SlimPortDLNA, MHLDLNA, MHL, TV-out
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE (FDD)Bands 3, 7Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 17, 18Bands 3, 7, 8, 18
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/sLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

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posted on 13 Feb 2014, 08:46

1. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

How about a comparison with the Lumia 1520 & Xperia Z Ultra?

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 08:49

2. sanyamjain75 (Posts: 14; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)

Why phonearena do not take xperia Z ultra in competition against them?

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 09:26 4

5. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Because the Z Ultra is basically a tablet.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 15:47

13. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)

Bcoz note 3 will easily out class it, so phonearena dont want to embarras sony...

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 09:00

3. E.S.1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

Easy choice... After using LG G2 having buttons on the side of your phone just isn't the same.
Back buttons are way better, and easier and double tapping the screen for the phone to wake up/sleep is awesome, touching my S4 feels old school now. You just can't go back and downgrade.
If UI is important to you that's different. UI means nothing to me.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 09:20 1

4. Carlitos (Posts: 554; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

LG G2 Pro seems great in ever aspect really. But the large screen is also a down side, because it has no type of productivity even with all that space.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 09:26 5

6. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1303; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

LG G Pro 2, just another big phone just like the 1st edition... unlike the note serious, it has the pen along with the s-pen apps to make it more than just a phone.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 12:19 1

10. iTechies (Posts: 88; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)

but still note series has more features and additional functionalities than those G pros and S-pen is a big help not because u dont need to touch the screen but because it gives the note series additional more features, by the way the s-pen acts as a cursor like a mouse on pc. :)

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 09:29

7. tenho1982 (Posts: 68; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)

Don't understand the large/medium/small icons very much. Looks like you are trying to say 168g is as heavy as 217g. Similarly Quad core 2300 Krait 400 is as fast as Quad core 1700 Krait 300. Are they comparable? Or do the icons mean something else?

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 09:33 1

8. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)

G2 looks pretty nice. May have considered giving it a whirl had it come out 3-4 months ago like the Note 3. Too little too late. LG playing catch up.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 11:07

9. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)

well they need something to copy, you know.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 12:53

11. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

To compete with the Note 3, the LG will have to be a lot cheaper. It's a good phone by spec, but not good enough for anyone to buy it if they can get the Note 3 for about the same price.

Sell for $400 unsbusidized and I'll buy one myself.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 16:00

14. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

now why the hell would they do that? they've gotta make a good profit, i can't see this being less than 550

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 14:19

12. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

their all monsters and i don't think anyone would be upset with either but LG FTW lol

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