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LG Optimus G Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note II

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LG Optimus G Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note II
The Galaxy Note II sports better voice quality in the earpiece than the hollow and somewhat muffled sound from the G Pro. We've got noise-canceling mics on both, though, which weed out the ambient sounds, and send our voice across the ether in a clean and recognizable form.


The G Pro and the Note II sport almost equal battery capacities – 3140 mAh vs 3100 mAh. Those large Full HD displays have shown they aren't the power vampires they were cracked up to be, due to their modern production tech, so we can expect top-notch endurance from both handsets. The phones would last you at least a weekend with moderate usage, and also sport batteries that are easily swappable if you need more juice when you are away from outlets.


The Samsung Galaxy Note II has an ace up its sleeve amongst the big-screen phones in the form of an S Pen stylus, which offers a much more precise input than your fingertips. How useful is having another input method like that is up to personal preferences - our quick poll not long ago showed that about a third of respondents think the S Pen is indispensable on everyday basis, while the majority put it in the “nice to have” category.

The brilliant Full HD display and powerful new chipset of the Optimus G Pro arrive in a more compact chassis to boot, and this could sway people looking for a giant screen phone, depending on the price tag; when we add the mappable QButton, plus the handy IR blaster LG has equipped the Pro with, it becomes at least as compelling.

LG Optimus G Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note II video comparison


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posted on 07 Mar 2013, 09:29 13

1. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2285; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

G pro !!!!!!,,,... For now ;-)

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 10:18 9

10. wendygarett (unregistered)

G pro looks ugly for me :(

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 10:26 11

11. imkyle (Posts: 1085; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

It looks too much like the Note II.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 11:32 1

16. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

correct cus copier always miss itselsf..
LG=front(s3)+back(one x) with no innovation..
lg failed 4 me 2.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 22:55

30. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

front NOTE2

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 13:42 2

22. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

Still can't beat the beast (Note 2) :)

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 19:41

29. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)

their twins...

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 09:31 12

2. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

its like note2 in front of a mirror

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 09:36 12

3. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

or u can say brothers from different mothers

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 09:45 2

5. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Brothers from the same mother and father, but they changed their last name. Seriously, I know people who are twins that look more dissimilar than these two phones do to each other.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 11:35

17. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1118; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

I love that analogy lol

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 14:10 2

24. cretinick (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)

The best headline would be "G Pro and Note II: The Clone Wars"

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 09:40 9

4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

No sylus, no phablet. It's not the size but functionality what makes the category. I would consider buying the 5" variant though, but that'll soon get the SIV as competition.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 15:17 1

26. SleepingOz (unregistered)

You're right. Processing power goes to the GPro but it's not enough to compete with the over-all phablet experience provided by Samsung with its GNOTE II.
The GPro is just a normal smartphone with a big screen, one of the best smartphone atm though!

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 09:47 3

6. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

Although the G Pro did basically take the design from the Note 2 I want to say that they did make some nice personal touches on top of it.

Also, I think LG made a smart move with the Q-Button. I wish more phones (and not just LG) had something like a personalized button with any mapped function you want. And not just 1 button too -- when you want 1-handed operation on bigger phones like this, customizable buttons can really cut down on the finger acrobatics.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 10:02 3

7. Diego! (Posts: 672; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)

So according to this head to head, Galaxy Note II has the victory. The only thing that LG Optimus G Pro wins is in screen resolution and the IR blaster. The pictures and videos on Galaxy Note II were amazing! I can't say the same about LG Optimus G Pro.
Nice try LG, but you need to speed up.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 10:17 5

9. Aeires (unregistered)

Processor power goes to LG, but both are really good for normal applications.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 10:43 3

14. GTR722 (Posts: 268; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)

According to any head to head involving a Samsung phone in this site...G PRO is the better phone in specs. Its funny that in the screen comparo they tried everything to the Note II comes the winner.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 10:10 3

8. CreeDiddy (Posts: 957; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

Samsung will sue LG. Just watch...

LG is losing the Android race and must make themselves relevant. Why not imitate the real thing...LOL!!!

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 10:31 1

12. Diego! (Posts: 672; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)

I think they know that and that's why they bought webOS. Let's hope they release phones with that system too :)

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 10:42

13. procopiojose (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

nah.. apple patented the art of filing law suits on companies they are scared while creating a device that looks exactly their previous product..

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 10:44 4

15. jfuente11 (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)

I will still prefer the Note II. But the high resolution of Pro is nice.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 11:46

18. ddxmms (Posts: 170; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)

if lg wanted the pro to be rival to the note it could launch it with a stylus support !

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 12:05

20. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

LG won easily, but damn talk about a cheap looking copy : /

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 13:06 2

21. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Why, oh why can't other Android OEMs figure out that many people actually like using their phones in landscape mode more than portrait? If the rest of you OEMs are listening...ADD A LANDSCAPE MODE!!! It's simple, but very appealing to some of us.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 14:09

23. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Oh my, they look like brothers right next to each other.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 14:40

25. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

LG looks like the fusion of the One X and Note. What blatant copying company.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 18:24

27. dynamo.one (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)

note II anytime, anywhere.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 18:31 2

28. MrPhilo (Posts: 52; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

Can't believe no-one notice the black border on the LG screen, it so ugly, not really using the whole screen like the Note.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 04:13

31. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)

it exist since the optimus 4x.. what a waste of screen space..

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