Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa-core) vs. LG Optimus G Pro – Fight!

by Jerry D on March 17, 2013

There are things we should ask when comparing the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the LG Optimus G Pro. Things like… Does the 5.0-inch screen on the Galaxy S4, beat the display on the Optimus G Pro? Does it boast a snappier processor? Can the Optimus G Pro take stunning photographs? HD Video? Find out which one wins this big phone fight in the table below…

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro: 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.

Samsung Galaxy S4 VS LG Optimus G Pro
Display 5.0-inch Super AMOLED 5.5-inch Full HD-IPS LCD
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(440.6 PPI)
1080 x 1920 pixels
(400.545 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.6GHz eight core Exynos 5 Octa 5410 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
Software Android 4.2.2 Android 4.1
Storage 16, 32 or 64GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 32GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB
Rear
camera
13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face/smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, Dual Shot, Panorama and Drama Shot modes, simultaneous video/image recording and 1080p video capture 13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, image stabilization, face detection, geo-tagging, dual recording, VR panormama and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 2.1MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR 4.0 with A2DP
Size 69.8 x 136.6 x 7.9mm 76.1 x 150.2 x 9.4mm
Weight 130g 160g
Talktime TBC TBC
Standby TBC TBC
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, DLNA, S-Voice, Smart Stay eye tracking, S Voice Drive, S Health, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, temperature & humidity sensor, gesture recognition and a TV-out GPS/A-GPS, NFC, acclerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, TV out and Dolby Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro fight plays out…

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro – Connectivity

The Galaxy S4 is equipped with a 3G/HSDPA chipset, along with NFC, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. It also gets a speed boost with 4G connectivity. LG’s Optimus G Pro comes with NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP as standard. It also enjoys a 4G speed boost.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro – Size/Weight

How big are these phones? There’s a bit of a gap between the two – the Galaxy S4 is 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm; LG’s phone is 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm. Overall, the Galaxy S4 is smaller. Weighing 160g, the Optimus G Pro is also 30g heavier than the Galaxy S4, which weighs 130g. The Galaxy S4 hits the front going into the next round.
— The Galaxy S4 wins (2-1)

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro – Camera/Video

The Galaxy S4′s 13.0MP camera features autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face/smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, Dual Shot, Panorama and Drama Shot modes, simultaneous video/image recording and 1080p video capture. For video calling, you’ll find a second 2.0MP camera on the front.

The two phones match each other for megapixels – the Optimus G Pro also packs a 13.0 Megapixel camera with autofocus, touch focus, image stabilization, face detection, geo-tagging, dual recording, VR panormama and 1080p video recording. Another 2.1 Megapixel camera located on the front is ideal for video calls.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (3-2)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro – Display

Headlining the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a 5.0-inch touch-sensitive Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The screen has 2073600 pixels in total, giving it a rating of 440.6 pixels per inch – an excellent number.

XXXX pointy arrow The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 5.0-inch Super AMOLED display with a quoted resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 440.6.

Measuring 5.5 inches, Optimus G Pro’s touch-sensitive Full HD-IPS LCD screen is 5.5 inches and strays dangerously into mini tablet territory. Is it pocketable? Only if you have big, deep pockets. Like the Galaxy S4, its screen has a 1080 by 1920 resolution. With 2073600 pixels onscreen, the pixel density is a big league 400.545 pixels per inch.
— The Galaxy S4 wins (4-2)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro – Processor

In terms of processor prowess, inside the Samsung Galaxy S4 there’s a groundbreaking eight core Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chip, ticking along at 1.6GHz. The Optimus G Pro has a 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor.
— The Galaxy S4 wins (5-2)

Half-time: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro

As we take a breather for half-time, the Galaxy S4 has a strong 3 point lead. Of course, the Optimus G Pro isn’t beaten yet. There are still more points to be won, starting with round #6, software…

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro – Software

Neither phone wins this Android 4.2.2 vs. Android 4.1 battle. So…
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (6-3)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro – Applications

It’s Google Play vs. Google Play and there’s no winner here. Which means… There’s been no real change since half-time, the Galaxy S4 is still ahead. From here, the Galaxy S4′s lead looks unassailable.
— The two phones share the points (7-4)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro – Storage

Let’s move on. The Galaxy S4 is available with 16, 32 or 64GB storage options. The LG Optimus G Pro comes with one storage option – 32GB. As you can see, the Galaxy S4 incorporates 64GB versus the 32GB capacity of the Optimus G Pro. Of course, the Galaxy S4 also features a microSD slot, which supports cards up to 64GB. This will boost the overall storage to a roomier 128GB. While the inclusion of a microSD expansion slot on the Optimus G Pro bumps up the capacity to 64GB.
— The Galaxy S4 wins (8-4)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The Galaxy S4 and the Optimus G Pro share the points (9-5)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro – Extras

Finally, the Galaxy S4 also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, DLNA, S-Voice, Smart Stay eye tracking, S Voice Drive, S Health, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, temperature & humidity sensor, gesture recognition and a TV-out. In comparison, the Optimus G Pro is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, acclerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, TV out and Dolby Mobile.
— The Galaxy S4 wins (10-5)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy S4 wins! (10-5)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 wins this match-up. It beats the LG Optimus G Pro, taking 5 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 5 and losing 0. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Comparable
The best size/weight: Yes
The best camera/video: Comparable
The best display: Yes
The best processor: Yes
The best software: Comparable
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: Yes
The best extras: Yes

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