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LG G Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4: first look

0. phoneArena posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:09

The LG G Pro 2 is here at Mobile World Congress 2014, and we took the 5.9-inch LG phablet for a spin and compared it against the popular Samsung Galaxy S4…

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posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:34

1. nikevolleyball (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)

I want that G Pro 2 to come to Verizon!!! :-)

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:39 4

2. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)

:-/ Why not compare it to the Note 3? I imagine only a S4 was on hand at the time right? Not exactly apples to apples.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:48 1

4. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3795; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

My thoughts exactly. No reason to compare the G Pro 2 to any other Samsung than the Note 3. There's your oranges to oranges comparison, Phone Arena.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:41

3. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


As an older poster of this site and a 53 year old male thats been using cellphones for over 27 years, I need to know why the sudden push for metal phones? No one ever had problems with metal phones before Steve Jobs took to the stage with a push for it. The history of Apple is to corner the consumer into the Apple ecosystem for everything controlled by Apple. This resulting in huge dividends for the company at consumer sacrifice. What gives here dude? Are you not a consumer outside of the wireless industry? Look at the money generated by manufacturers, carriers and insurance companies that have forced consumers to have the device brought to a service hub for repairs due to sealing everything into a metal casing. I don't like it, my friends don't like it and thousands upon thousands of others are starting to compain about it. Most feel they don't have a choice anymore due this move. How does your quest to throw consumers under the bus for the d-bag move by the industry make you feel?

It is my hope you do not become slave to another industry that does the same thing such as eliminating the ease of repairing your own vehicle. Do you like throwing moneyvaway to someone else instead of being able to save money and repair it yourself?

John B.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 14:01

6. Victor.H (Posts: 774; Member since: 27 May 2011)

Hey John,

thanks for sharing your thoughts, and I see why my remarks about these two being plastic might sound a bit strange. Truth is you're right - plastic in itself is not a problem for consumers, and personally I'm perfectly happy with my plastic Moto G. However, I do also think that for a device that costs north of $600 (like the G Pro 2 and S4 earlier), we as consumers deserve a bit more than this. Maybe still plastic, but a better one than say the fingerprint-magnet that the Galaxy S4 tends to be or the a bit hollow feeling G2 (can't say that the G2 Pro is exactly like that). Something like what Nokia or HTC do with their plastic phones. But yeah, I definitely hear you on this and will take it into account in my writing.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 14:48 1

9. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

Thanks for the candid response on my appeal for fairness.

I would like to express that my feelings for embracing metal would acsend if under the circumstance of retaining consumer ease of augmentation. Your point of purchasing a device at $600+, should be more argument in the continued access for upgrading memory at will and be able to change a faulty battery or swap it out. Not rendered useless until brought in for repair or upgrade. If any device should be rendered as limited, it should be the cheaper phones; not the devices
costing us an exhuberant amount of cash.

John B.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 12:42

10. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 109; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

I have repaired iphone 4, 4S, 5 and samsung galaxy phones. They are all fairly simple to work on if you have patience and a steady hand. Thanks to youtube, I have saved people hundreds of dollars and I have made thousands of dollars. No schooling, no degree and a very tiny investment for the parts that I repair.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:56

5. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Looking excitedly to announcements of the Pro 2 availability here in the US. Money says AT&T will be all over this.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 14:15 1

7. jellmoo (Posts: 1993; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

My question: What does the G Pro 2 actually do that the G2 does not? From all appearances this is just the case of a device being big for the sake of being big, as opposed to having any additional functionality tied to that size.

Hopefully I am wrong, and ultimately pleasantly surprised, but each and every time a new phablet is unveiled, I never see anything that adds to overall productivity like the Note does.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 14:23

8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3795; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Bingo. I feel the same way. The Note series sets the bar every year. Everyone else just seems to fall under it. In my mind, the S-Pen is a game-changer. Other OEMs need to figure what their game-changing phablet idea is that actually separates it from their regular flagship series of phones.

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