Sony Xperia Z1 vs. LG Optimus G Pro – Specs shootout!

by Jerry D on September 26, 2013

There are questions we should ask when comparing the Sony Xperia Z1 and the LG Optimus G Pro. Questions like… Is the 5.0-inch display on the Xperia Z1 lovelier than the Optimus G Pro’s? Which one has the best mobile OS? Carry on reading to learn the answers to these questions…

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Sony Xperia Z1 vs. LG Optimus G Pro: stat-fight

Here’s a comparison of these two phones. 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.

Sony Xperia Z1 VS LG Optimus G Pro
Display 5.0-inch TRILUMINOS LCD 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 2.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
Software Android 4.3 Android 4.1
Storage 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 32GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB
Rear
camera
20.7 Megapixels with Exmor RS 1/2.3-type CMOS, autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama mode and 1080p video recording 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 4.0 with A2DP
Size 74.0 x 144.0 x 8.5mm 76.1 x 150.2 x 9.4mm
Weight 170g 160g
Talktime 15.0 hours TBC
Standby 850 hours TBC
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Info-eye, TrackID TV, TV-out and Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine 2 GPS/A-GPS, NFC, acclerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, TV out and Dolby Mobile

BPF Verdict: The Sony Xperia Z1 wins!

The Sony Xperia Z1 wins this match-up. It beats the LG Optimus G Pro over 10 rounds (see below), winning 5 of them, drawing 5 and losing 0. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

  1. The best connectivity: Comparable
  2. The best size/weight: Comparable
  3. The best camera/video: Yes
  4. The best display: Yes
  5. The best processor: Yes
  6. The best software: Yes
  7. The most applications: Comparable
  8. The most storage: Comparable
  9. The best battery life: N/A
  10. The best extras: Yes

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