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LG Optimus G Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S III

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LG Optimus G Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The Samsung Galaxy S III sports better voice quality in the earpiece than the hollow and distorted sounds from the G Pro. There are noise-canceling mics on both handsets, which weed out the ambient sounds, and relayed our voice well to the other side of the conversation.


The G Pro sports a monster 3140 mAh battery capacity that goes and goes, but the 2100 mAh unit on the Galaxy S III also offers very good talk and playback times, on account of the smaller, less-resolute display. Still, the Optimus G Pro would last you two days with moderate usage, but both handsets have removable battery covers, so you can place a fresh juicer in, when power runs out in the least suitable time.


Being this year's fresh spring crop, the Optimus G Pro predictably outshines last year's Samsung flagship in almost every category, with the most important being display quality and processing power. It also offers a few novel features, like a programmable QButton on the side, and a very useful IR blaster.

If you want a handset that is easier to manage with one hand, though, the S III is one of the lightest and most compact big-screen phones out there, yet LG has done an excellent job at keeping the weight and dimensions of the 5.5” G Pro in check, too. The S III sports one very important advantage before the high-end G Pro, however, and it is a lower price tag, as LG's phone can currently only be imported for north of $800, so if you don't have to be on the bleeding edge of technology, it might all balance out.

LG Optimus G Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S III video comparison:


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posted on 08 Mar 2013, 08:25 9

1. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

We can wait 5 days, right?

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 08:43

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

35 to make a proper comparison.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 08:53 5

3. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

s3 display is disappointing...I hope they will fix it in s4...RGB for everybody!!!

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 09:15 11

6. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

disappointing for 2013 not 2012

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 10:41 2

8. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

It was disappointing next to LG 4HD and HOX

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 09:00

4. BitterTruth (unregistered)

No comparsion!

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 09:07 8

5. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

s3 will be brought to compare one more time against s4, then we might not see again

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 18:55

23. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)

thats what u think bro! even S2 is not out of the classiness anymore!!!

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 10:01 2

7. cloud_atlas1991 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Oh Galaxy S3... the legacy Android phone. 5 days from now and it will be turning over the throne.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 11:44

9. ibap (Posts: 780; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)

"less-resolute display"? Lower resolution perhaps?

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 12:50

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

optimus g pro=washed out colors.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 13:00

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

like father like cousin !

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 13:11

13. aco96 (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 + HTC One X + powerful hardware = LG Optimus G Pro

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 17:57

14. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

GS3 running key lime Pie, if it does get the update, will still be very much relevant in 2013. True it is running last year's hardware and is now considered a mid ranger but it'll run for another solid year until the S5 comes out before being relegated to obsolescence. That Optimus G Pro does look a beast, can't wait to see what LG have planned for the Optimus G 2, it is rumoured to pack an edge to edge almost no bezel screen with the big.LITTLE setup as with the S4 and Note 3.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 06:21 1

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 24467; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

If apple wins in court against Sammy, Sammy could recoup the money by nailing LG.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 15:21 1

18. oyalinkaya (Posts: 29; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

I really don't get this patent war. What are the designers supposed to do?

Maybe, them designers should work on some triangular or hexagonal chasis designs in order not to infringe patent copyrights.

This whole design based patent war is ridiculous. S3 and G Pro has different designs even though there are some similar aspects. All in all, there are not much options to place some of the features other that they are already positioned, such as the earpiece, the function buttons, the front camera, the sensors, the rear camera and the flash. I cannot imagine a phone with a microphone in the center of the back cover.

The companies should be reasonable. Who did really buy a Chinese copycat of an iPhone with the exact shape and positioning of the original Apple design? Let me say, only those who cannot afford a genuine iPhone, in other words people who are the target consumers of Apple Inc. . Moreover, never ever any global company will copy exactly the same desing of the others. Such a mistake would damage the prestige of that company so much that it would not worth it.

We should stop being guardians of money milking companies' prides...

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 18:01 1

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 24467; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I agree 100% dude

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 11:10

21. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

I agree, there are only this amount of "good designs" a company can use.

its either plastic rounded candybar design, plastic sharp cornered candy bar design, glossy black candy bar design, metal frame rounded candy bar design, metal frame sharp candy bar design.

I don't see any company going out of those parameters for highend qwertyless phones.

if a company tries to diverge(ie. kyocera echo, they most likely fail)
since a company only has this pool of functional designs, all designs are all bounded to look similar

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