LG Optimus G Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Call quality

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.

Battery

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.

Conclusion

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.

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18 Comments

1. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

We can wait 5 days, right?

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

35 to make a proper comparison.

3. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

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

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

disappointing for 2013 not 2012

8. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

It was disappointing next to LG 4HD and HOX

4. BitterTruth unregistered

No comparsion!

5. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

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

23. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

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

7. cloud_atlas1991

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

9. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

"less-resolute display"? Lower resolution perhaps?

10. dynamo.one

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

optimus g pro=washed out colors.

11. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

like father like cousin !

13. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

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

14. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

18. oyalinkaya

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 25, 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...

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I agree 100% dude

21. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 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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