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…
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
|768 x 1280 pixels
|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|
|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|
|Yes, 2.1MP||Yes, 1.3MP|
|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|
|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)
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.
|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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