LG Optimus G Pro vs. LG Optimus G – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on February 19, 2013

If you compare the LG Optimus G Pro and the LG Optimus G, which one emerges as the winner? What makes this a ‘Pro’ handset? Does the 5.5-inch screen on the Optimus G Pro, outperform the Optimus G’s 4.7-inch display? How much memory does the Optimus G Pro have? Time for some answers…

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LG Optimus G Pro vs. LG Optimus G: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

LG Optimus G Pro VS LG Optimus G
Display 5.5-inch Full HD-IPS LCD 4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(400.545 PPI)
768 x 1280 pixels
(317.66 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro
Software Android 4.1 Android 4.0.4
Storage 32GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB 32GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, image stabilization, face detection, geo-tagging, dual recording, VR panorama and 1080p video recording 13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.1MP Yes, 1.3MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 76.1 x 150.2 x 9.4mm 68.9 x 131.9 x 8.5mm
Weight 160g 145g
Talktime TBC 15.0 hours
Standby TBC 335 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, acclerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, TV out and Dolby Mobile GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, TV-out, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and Dolby Mobile

LG Optimus G Pro vs. LG Optimus G analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this LG Optimus G Pro vs. LG Optimus G fight plays out…

LG Optimus G Pro vs. LG Optimus G – Connectivity

— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

LG Optimus G Pro vs. LG Optimus G – Size/Weight

How thin do you like your phones? The Optimus G Pro is 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm, the Optimus G is 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5mm. The Optimus G is the more compact handset. Weighing 145g, the Optimus G is 15g lighter than the Optimus G Pro, which weighs 160g. The Optimus G leads by a point.
— The Optimus G wins (1-2)

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LG Optimus G Pro vs. LG Optimus G – Camera/Video

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (2-3)

LG Optimus G Pro vs. LG Optimus G – Display

The Optimus G Pro incorporates a touch-sensitive Full HD-IPS LCD display, 5.5 inches in size and with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. With its 5.5-inch display and an impressive overall pixel count of 2073600, the Optimus G Pro has a pixels per inch rating of 400.545. Wow.

XXXX pointy arrow The LG Optimus G Pro features a 5.5-inch Full HD-IPS LCD display with a quoted resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 400.545.

In contrast, the 4.7-inch touch-sensitive True HD-IPS LCD display on LG’s phone is smaller. Unfortunately, it boasts a lower resolution (only 768 x 1280 pixels) than the Optimus G Pro. With 983040 pixels onscreen, the pixel density is 317.66 pixels per inch.
— The Optimus G Pro wins (3-3)

LG Optimus G Pro vs. LG Optimus G – Processor

Crack the phones open and inside the LG Optimus G Pro there’s a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip, ticking along at 1.7GHz. The Optimus G has a 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.
— The Optimus G Pro wins (4-3)

Half-time: LG Optimus G Pro vs. LG Optimus G

At this halfway stage, the Optimus G Pro leads by 4-3, a slender 1-point advantage. But there are some big rounds coming up, including storage and operating systems. Can the Optimus G pull it back?

LG Optimus G Pro vs. LG Optimus G – Software

— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-4)

LG Optimus G Pro vs. LG Optimus G – Applications

— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (6-5)

LG Optimus G Pro vs. LG Optimus G – Storage

Onto the storage battle… With only one option, the LG Optimus G Pro has 32GB of internal storage. The LG Optimus G comes with the same 32GB capacity. Neither one has an immediate storage advantage. Of course, the Optimus G Pro also features a microSD slot, which supports cards up to 32GB. This will boost the overall storage to a roomier 64GB. Unlike its rival, the Optimus G is missing an expansion slot and so the max storage options remain 32GB.
— The Optimus G Pro wins (7-5)

LG Optimus G Pro vs. LG Optimus G – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The Optimus G Pro and the Optimus G share the points (8-6)

LG Optimus G Pro vs. LG Optimus G – Extras

— It’s a tie, one point each (9-7)

BPF Verdict: The LG Optimus G Pro wins! (9-7)

The LG Optimus G Pro wins this match-up. It beats the LG Optimus G, taking 3 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 6 and losing 1.
As you’ll see from the comparison table, there are many aspects that are common to both phones. But the Optimus G Pro stands out in two key areas – its glorious 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 pixel display and a speedier processor.

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