LG Optimus G Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note II: first look

LG Optimus G Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note II: first look
The LG Optimus G Pro is one of the most exciting devices of this year’s MWC (quite frankly, there weren’t that many), and it is the company’s flagship, a phablet with a 5.5-inch screen taking on devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note II. How does it do? Luckily, we had a G Note II at hand, and got to compare the two very similar at least in size devices.

There is one key difference, though, and it is the display. The Optimus G Pro comes with a 5.5” 1080p IPS LCD screen while the G Note II features a 720p screen. Both have excellent viewing angles and bright and vivid colors, but in the case of the G Pro the crispness is just a bit better if you stare closely.

To support those extra gorgeous pixels, LG is also including a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 with LTE radio (and that’s the same chip we expect to see in the U.S. Galaxy S IV!) and 2GB of RAM.

The LG Optimus G Pro features a 13MP rear camera and 2 MP front one, and best of all a humongous 3,140mAh battery and 32 GB of expandable internal storage. Plenty of arguments to convince you to buy it instead of the Note II, don’t you think?





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Optimus G Pro
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3140 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
GALAXY Note II
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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68 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

The only bad thing gs3 hage is a 720p hd compare too lg 1080 but their both great handsets

36. metalpoet unregistered

wow amazing, they look the f***ing same! haha!

45. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

LG sure does know how to clone a phone.

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

The only bad thing gs3 have is a 720p hd compare too lg 1080 but their both great handsets with large screens

38. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

gs3?? you mean note 2??

3. AdamLeonard

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

And Apple thought Samsung copied them? Change the button on the G Pro, remove the branding and most people won't know the difference between it and the Note II

5. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

compare xperia z and optimus g too ;)

22. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

And the Beauty is...Samsung will NOT sue LG cause a phone looks like theirs!!. Good ole cell phones days before Apple and their BS Lawyer!!

24. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

i can assure you Samsung would sue immediately if there was a sales threat. They're still a business

29. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I doubt it very seriously (base on past history); bucky, this is how the cell phone industry work prior to Apple getting into the cellphone business;don't take my word for it, do some research yourself, they all had similar looks.

33. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I doubt that. There have been examples of phones that look like Samsung phones, however they never sued

58. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

as if people actually bought galaxies instead of iphones BECAUSE they looked similar -_-

26. Feanor

Posts: 1275; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

The fact that Apple took this suing business so far doesn't mean that from now on no one should sue no one else for patent infringement, or design related matters. However what I can see here is that Koreans really have zero inspiration in design... Someone should tell them that if they cannot do it, there are also design consultancies in this world...

27. cgyspy

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 25, 2012

LG was the first to introduce round corners on the phone design.....LG prada

67. alexzibrit

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

Smart Phone* forgetting that these companies made feature phones before the smartphone era

30. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

However what I can see here is that Koreans really have zero inspiration in design... Someone should tell them that if they cannot do it, there are also design consultancies in this world... --Wow!, you have no clue what-so-ever on the evolution of the cell phone with a comment like this..The Koreans(as you call them) played a major role of cell phone design!..Palm-Nokia-Motorola-RIM- Sony- play parts on the hardware/software side of the cell phone... You really need to Bing/Google the history of cell phones before comment on who's who.. Even MS contribute a little bit to the Cell world.

35. Feanor

Posts: 1275; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Dude, you confuse technological superiority with design. But they are completely different topics. Korean smartphones are extremely technologically advanced but consistently poor in terms of design. There are only three smartphone manufacturers that make original design; Apple, Nokia, Sony.

46. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Wow! Just wow! haha

4. redmd

Posts: 1872; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

yep, they look the same.

41. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 478; Member since: May 26, 2011

It will be interesting to see what the software is like, considering it is lacking one major component, which is the stylus.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Rub the logos off and we have brothers from same mother different father.

7. cloud_atlas1991

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Brotha from anotha motha. LOL

8. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Smh LG...when are you actually going to come up w/original ideas of your own on your own. This is like a Galaxy Note II 2.0

10. cloud_atlas1991

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

More like Galaxy Note 2X. Haha

16. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

or u can say optimus note

28. cgyspy

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 25, 2012

Again...LG was the first to introduce round corners on its phone design.....check LG Prada ii

39. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Who cares! They still need to move with the times and add something of there own

54. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

i remember the LG Prada line, but that still doesn't excuse an obvious copy of Samsung's Galaxy S/Note line. an argument about round corners is like saying Michelin tires copied off of Yokohama tires. there's very limited design options when it comes to corners on a phone...some attributes of a phone should be fair game for any manufacturer i.e. round corners.

47. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I like LG designs and they have their fair share of nice ones like the Prada and the Optimus G. Not sure why they went with this direct note 2 copy but I am sure they have their reasons. Maybe they though the Nexus 4 was a success because it looks just like the Galaxy Nexus from the front. Who knows.

9. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Samsung ain't had an original idea yet. Samsung= copy from lg screens, copy iPhone everything, copy internal parts from Nokia, copy Htc sense and call it touch wiz. Need I say more

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