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


Display size

5.9 inches
5.7 inches
5.9 inches


1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

373 ppi
386 ppi
373 ppi




74.27 %
74.78 %
70.63 %

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T


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


Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 320


3 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB
32 GB


Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4), LG Optimus UI
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)
Android (4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3), HTC Sense UI



3200 mAh
3200 mAh
3300 mAh

Talk time

25.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1113 min)
28.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1113 min)

Stand-by time

22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
16.4 days (393 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1414 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1414 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 27 days (645 h)
24.4 days (585 hours)
the average is 27 days (645 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 25 days (590 h)

Music playback

84.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours



Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
13 megapixels
4 megapixels


Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)


Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29.22 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (60 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV


High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Continuous autofocus, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus


2.1 megapixels
2 megapixels
2.1 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)



6.22 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)


6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
7.65 oz (217 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)


Back: Aluminum


Fingerprint (swipe)


Stylus, Interchangeable covers
Touch sensitive control keys



1. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

2. sanyamjain75

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

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

5. SleepingOz unregistered

Because the Z Ultra is basically a tablet.

13. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

3. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

4. Carlitos

Posts: 684; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

6. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 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.

10. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 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. :)

7. tenho1982

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 29, 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?

8. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 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.

9. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

well they need something to copy, you know.

11. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

14. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 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

12. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

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