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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Optimus G Pro

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Interface and Functionality

Samsung has added a lot of neat features to its latest TouchWiz Nature interface, and while not all of them will be useful, some are definitely good to have. LG, on the other hand, has also worked on its software experience lately, making it more customizable and feature-rich, but in our opinion, Samsung's software is superior all things considered. Both in terms of pure handling, user experience, and custom features.

The Android version in the Galaxy S4 is also newer than that in the Optimus G Pro, as Samsung's flagship is running Android 4.2.2, while the G Pro has Android 4.1.2, which is still OK, when you think about it.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with the latest Android version, 4.2.2 - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Optimus G Pro
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with the latest Android version, 4.2.2 - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Optimus G Pro
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with the latest Android version, 4.2.2 - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Optimus G Pro

The Optimus UI of LG Optimus G Pro - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Optimus G Pro
The Optimus UI of LG Optimus G Pro - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Optimus G Pro
The Optimus UI of LG Optimus G Pro - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Optimus G Pro
The Optimus UI of LG Optimus G Pro - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Optimus G Pro


Internet and Connectivity

Both handsets are incredibly proficient when it comes to web browsing. The Optimus G Pro does have a slight edge when it comes to reading, as its bigger screen makes things a bit more easier on the eyes. The custom browsers of both smartphones are quite good, although we tend to prefer the Samsung one more, as it seems to be a bit more polished in terms of the whole user experience.

The Samsung browser - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Optimus G Pro
The Samsung browser - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Optimus G Pro
The Samsung browser - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Optimus G Pro

The LG Optimus G Pro delivers excellent browser performance - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Optimus G Pro
The LG Optimus G Pro delivers excellent browser performance - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Optimus G Pro
The LG Optimus G Pro delivers excellent browser performance - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Optimus G Pro

The Optimus G Pro is yet to come to the global and U.S. markets, but you can be sure that when this happens, it's going to have LTE. The same thing goes for the Galaxy S4, and overall, both handsets are packed with a full range of connectivity features, but hey, if you've ever fancied controlling your TV using your phone, the Galaxy S4 should be your choice as it also has an IR blaster, which allows you to do just that.


Processor and Memory

The Galaxy S4 and Optimus G Pro will be using the same chipset in most markets, which is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. In some markets, though, the GS4 will have the Exynos 5 Octa CPU, which is expected to be even faster.

Both handsets perform very well, though the Snapdragon 600-powered Galaxy S4 does manage to achieve better scores in the benchmarks than its competitor, hinting that its software might be better optimized as a whole. Imagine what the GS4 with Exynos 5 Octa is going to do!

When it comes to storage space, the Galaxy S4 is a bit more versatile, as it comes in 16, 32 and 64GB versions, while the Optimus G Pro is only available with 32GB of internal storage. Both handsets sport a microSD card slot for memory expansion, which is much appreciated.


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