LG G Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

LG's first shot at a 6-incher, the G Pro 2, introduces top-shelf specs in new design wrappings, placing it in direct competition with Samsung's Galaxy Note 3. Both phablets are very similar in hardware, yet the G Pro 2 one-ups Note 3 with a camera that features optical image stabilization, and a tad larger, 5.9” display, versus the 5.7” panel on Samsung's biggie. Will these be enough to offset the extra functionality brought on by the S Pen stylus, integrated in the Note 3?...
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72 Comments

48. onlyman1980

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

Does anyone else here suffer like me from this stupid gap full of dust around Note 3 frame (Black SM-N9005) ?

50. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Pa, you say there's a clear cut winner but don't say which it it.

54. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

No LG Optimus G Pro Like... That device stumped the Note 2, even without the S-Pen. Not quite with this one though. Seems like the half a year difference doesn't justify anything for LG. Kinda dissapointed, unless the LG sells >$100 cheaper.

60. tashfain7

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

so far theres no difference between the note and 3 except the design ! from my point of view developers should go for the GALAXY NOTE 3 ! It has an amazing display and resolution ! the specs are trumendous ! one should not just adore gaming ! Galaxy note 3 FTW ! I belive the LG g pro 2 is a good go and worth a try ! for people who like big screens in , g pro is the best :)

64. merchantservices

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

To those stating..."The S Pen is a Gimmick?" Tell my bank account that. You could not be more wrong, and if you were in business or some sort of commercial activity for yourself or another entity utilizing the tech you would not say something so incredibly stupid. Your statement is just downright false. That so called Gimmick S Pen allows me to sign merchants on the spot with an electronic signature capture on a electronic document. It is the only phone with a pressure sensitive screen to interpret change in pressure strokes which take place during the process of signing ones name. Because of this... When I wake up the next morning my account available balance has increased significantly. Plain and simple...you dont know what your talking about...

65. powerofviva

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

YOU ALL KNOW THAT S-PEN IS ALL SO ITS CLEAR LIKE DAY-LIGH NOTE 3 WIN !!!!

69. mrguy

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

in my OPINION the note 3 is superior than the lg g pro 2. Specs aside day to day usage the note 3 can handle task better, and as for those "gimmicks" that everyone complains to Samsung about, believe it or not a couple of years ago these are the things people asked for. They wanted to be able to control their phone without touching it or per say lifting a finger, now that its here people are complaining about it saying it isn't useful and whatnot. as for the camera. The OIS wins for the the pro, but we cant forget about the 4k even though you wont see it and the smooth recording which looks beautiful. The note doesn't have OIS, but it does have the digital image stabilization which works from a software standpoint instead of a hardware point which is also good. REMEMBER THIS IS JUST MY OPINION!

70. madmike41

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Brightness is about 560 on Note 3 but only reaches this on auto setting :)

71. austerus

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 16, 2013

I've used both during a presentation by LG and I must say that some of the reviewer's comments are baffling. While I concur that theback texture of Note 3 is cheesy, the so called non-slip faux fabric on the back of the LG G Pro 2 is anything but non-slip. The stria on the edges of the Note 3 and the back texture offer infinitely better handling. The AMOLED screen offers better contrast any day of the week and thrice on Sunday. It's true that by default the Note 3 has some oversaturation in colors (some blue hues and most greens). LG G Pro 2 has the better camera by any standard, especially with lower light (no comparison there, LG's stabilisation makes all the difference in the world) but I have to say that in normal light I like the Note 3 photos better - but it's a matter of taste mostly as LG has photos just as sharp. LG also has the better UI, less bloated and overall more useful. I absolutely hate the nagging Samsung account (why oh why!), ChatOn and the insane pushing of Dropbox are deeply annoying. The new S-Pen features of Note 3 are quite great, but I wish I could have those without the SamsungApps crap.

72. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I actually have both phone's, they both are awesome. However I prefer the G Pro 2 by far.

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