Difference between LG Optimus G Pro and LG Optimus G

Key Difference: LG Optimus G Pro has major updates to its predecessor, the LG Optimus G. The device sports a massive 5.5-inch True Full HD IPS touch screen with multi-touch capability and a pixel density of 401 ppi. Under the hood, the phone is powered by 1.7 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 600, making it pretty fast and speedy. The LG Optimus G features a 4.7 inch screen and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). In terms of hardware, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait with 2 GB RAM.

Since smartphones have become the ‘most important’ device in people’s lives, every smartphone company has been constantly in R&D to try and manufacture new phones with new features to capture the market. LG Electronics is a business of LG Corporation. LG Corporation is the fourth-largest conglomerate in South Korea. LG Electronics is one such company that has been releasing phones in various sizes, trying to boost its product portfolio to draw in customers. LG has been specially giving Samsung direct competition by releasing similar phones within the same time frame. The LG Optimus G Pro is the successor to the original LG Optimus G and resembles the Samsung Galaxy Note II in size and features. The phone has already been announced and launched in Korea, with launch date yet to be released for the rest of the world.

The LG Optimus G Pro has major updates to its predecessor, the LG Optimus G. The device sports a massive 5.5-inch True Full HD IPS touch screen with multi-touch capability and a pixel density of 401 ppi. The screen is truly amazing in viewing and the bigger screen is perfect for multi-purpose use (things people usually whip out their tablets or laptops for). The high resolution ensures crisp and sharp images, while the phone has great viewing angles. The large screen also ensures that the device is hard to hold and function with one hand. The G Pro has a sleek plastic chassis, which makes it a slippery when trying to maneuver single-handedly. However, the plastic chassis does not make the phone weak; in fact it is very resilient. LG has made it a bit easier by placing the power and the volume buttons on the right side of the device, rather than placing the power button on the top. Operating the phone requires the person holds the phone in one hand and operates using the other.

Under the hood, the phone is powered by 1.7 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 600, making it pretty fast and speedy. The device can handle running multiple operations as well as high-res games, without major glitches. The device offers internal memory capacity of 32 GB, which can be expanded further using the microSD slot by 64 GB. The device provides 2 GB worth of RAM, decreasing the lagging effect when running too many apps. The device comes with an NFC, Infrared port, USB and Wi-Fi hotspot capability. The Infrared port ensures that the phone can be made into a remote for any supporting device, while the hot-spot allows the person to share internet with others.

The device houses a 13 MP primary camera for picture taking that supports 4208 x 3120 pixels, and a 2.1 MP secondary camera for video conferencing or calls. The camera is pretty decent in terms of taking hi-res, sharp photos, however, according to The Verge review; the camera has a tendency of washing out colors from the images. The huge viewfinder on the device is great for taking images. Both the cameras have the ability to take videos at [email protected] One pretty nifty feature on the phone is the Dual-recording feature (similar to the one on the S4), which allows the user to record videos simultaneously from both of the camera. Another feature that is boasted by the company is the Virtual Reality Panorama shot that allows the user to take images and stitch them together for 360 degree panorama shots (this feature is very similar to the Photo Shoot on the Nexus 4).

The device houses a massive Li-Po 3140 mAh battery that is removable, a must feature for many smartphone lovers. The company has yet to release the official data about the Talktime and the Stand-by time offered by the phone. LG has also added the QSlide apps and the QButton feature on the phone. The QSlide apps are widgets that allow the user to do multiple jobs on the same screen, such as take notes, see the calendar, check e-mail and can also allow the user to watch a video and text at the same time. A similar feature is available in the Note II, but it the system only allows the user to access limited apps on the phone. The QButton located on the left side of the device allows the user to access any apps on the phone by pressing the button. The device is yet to hit other shores and prices will also be announced accordingly with the release dates.

The LG Optimus G features a 4.7 inch screen and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). In terms of hardware, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait with 2 GB RAM. It has a 13 MP or an 8MP primary camera, which is dependent on the market. It has a 1.3 MP secondary front camera. It is available with a storage capacity of 32 GB. It will have 4G and NFC capabilities.

The phone can be identified by the glittery backside which makes the phone appear trendy.  However, the back panel is not removable, which may be a downside for some, as this means that the battery will not changeable. The phone has also been criticized for being a little on the heavier side.

The LG Optimus G features Smart Screen that keeps the screen on if the phone detects the user's eyes looking at it. It also allows users to choose the phone's default font and font size, change how long the capacitive keys backlight stays on, and customize the events that trigger the notification light to flash. The phone also features QSlide apps which include a web browser, Memo pad, Calendar, Calculator and a Video player. These allow the users to run two of these QSlide apps simultaneously with a slider allows user to focus on one of them.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from theverge.com, engadget.com, digitaltrends.com and GSMArena.com.

 

LG Optimus G Pro

LG Optimus G

Launch Date

Q2/2013

November 2012

Company

LG

LG Electronics

Size

150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4 mm

131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm (5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 in)

Display

5.5 inches True Full HD IPS Plus LCD capacitive touchscreen

True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)

768 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~318 ppi pixel density)

Protection

N/A

Corning Gorilla Glass

Weight

172 grams

145g (5.11 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 900 / 2100

4G Network

Depends on market availability

LTE Cat. 3 CSFB 700/1700

GUI

LG Optimus UI

LG Optimus UI v3.0

CPU speed

1.7 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 600

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

GPU

Adreno 320

Adreno 320

OS

Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600

Qualcomm MDM9615/APQ8064

RAM

2 GB

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

microSIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

32 GB

32 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 64 GB

None

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared port, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, USB, USB Host.

Network

Bluetooth Version

Mobile Hotspot

Wi-Fi Connectivity

GPS

AT&T 4G LTE Network

4.0+LE

Share a 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices

802.11b/g/n

S-GPS For Enhanced Location Accuracy

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared port, USB.

WiFi, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, LTE, USB

Speed

HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE

HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

Primary Camera

13 MP, 4208 x 3120 pixels

13 MP/8 MP (market dependent), autofocus, LED flash (depending on the market)

Secondary Camera

2.1 MP, [email protected]

1.3 MP

Video

[email protected]

Dual-video recording

 HDR

[email protected], LED video light

Camera Features

  • Geo-tagging
  • Face detection
  • Image stabilization
  • Dual Record
  • Virtual Reality (VR) Panorama
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face detection
  • Image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

Dolby mobile sound enhancement

Dolby mobile sound enhancement

SNS applications

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

MP3/ WMA/ WAV/ FLAC/ eAAC+/ AC3 player

MP3/WMA/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/AC3 player

Video supported formats

MP4/ H.264/ H.263/ WMV/ DviX player

MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV/DviX player

Battery Capacity

Removable Li-Po 3140 mAh

Non-removable Li-Po 2100 mAh battery

Talktime

No official data released

No official data released

Standby Time

No official data released

No official data released

Available Colors

Black, White

Black

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML5, Adobe Flash

HTML5, Adobe Flash

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • QSlide
  • QButton
  • Live Zooming
  • QuickMemo
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS applications
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • Network
  • Bluetooth Version
  • Mobile Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • GPS
  • AT&T 4G LTE Network
  • 4.0+LE
  • Share a 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • S-GPS For Enhanced Location Accuracy
  • Zerogap Touch
  • QSlide
  • QuickMemo
  • Android Beam
  • LG Tag+
  • Wise Ringtone
  • AT&T Messages
  • AT&T Navigator
  • Eco Mode
  • Connect to Social Networks
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

Images Courtesy: engadget.com

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Comments

I love my phone but I am having a very hard time finding a nice lady like fun case for it. I don't like the bulky manly look and the colors are a little ugly. Will any other model case fit my phone? I have the lg optimus g pro E989.

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