Difference between LG Optimus G Pro and Sony Xperia Z

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 Sony Xperia Z is the latest smartphone designed, manufactured and marketed by Sony Mobile and was released February 2013. The Xperia Z is a bar phone that is available with 5 inch TFT touch screen that has approximately 441 ppi pixel density that produces a sharp and clear display. The phone sports 1.5 GHz Quad-core Krait, 2GB RAM with up to 16 GB internal memory storage capacity and up to 32 GB expandable storage available.

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 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 Sony Xperia Z is the latest smartphone designed, manufactured and marketed by Sony Mobile and was released February 2013. The phone is powered by Android and is one of the latest additions to phones launched by Sony after its separation from Ericsson. The Xperia Z is a bar phone that is available with 5 inch TFT touch screen that has approximately 441 ppi pixel density that produces a sharp and clear display. The design of the phone is focused on creating a balance and symmetry in all directions and is termed as “OmniBalance” by Sony.  The phone is held together by a skeleton frame made from glass fibre polyamide. The glass on the front and back are covered by shatterproof film. One of the amazing features about the phone is that it is dust and water resistance. It has captured attention for its ability to being submerged in water.

The phone differs from its predecessors in many ways. The company has also shifted the power button from the top of the phone to the middle of the right side making it easier for the person to operate the phone with one hand. The phone sports 1.5 GHz Quad-core Krait, 2GB RAM with up to 16 GB internal memory storage capacity and up to 32 GB expandable storage available. The quad-core processor makes the phone pretty fast and powerful, though Wired Magazine claims that the phone is a bit slow during starting up the camera. The phone offers a 13.1 MP Exmor RS camera and a 2 MP 1080p Exmor R front camera. The camera reviews on almost every website have been spectacular claiming that phone produces crisp images and the quality of the pictures is good even in low-lighting situations. The phone also offers USB-on-the-go, which allows users to connect USB drives to the phone. The phone is also offered at a decent price is considerably worth the every penny it charges.

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

 

LG Optimus G Pro

Sony Xperia Z

Launch Date

Q2/2013

February 2013

Company

LG

Sony Mobile

Size

150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4 mm

139 x 71 x 7.9 mm

Display

5.5 inches True Full HD IPS Plus LCD capacitive touchscreen

5.0 inches TFT

Screen

1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)

1920 x 1080 pixels, (~441 ppi pixel density) 16 million colors

Protection

N/A

IP57 certified - dust and water resistant, water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes and shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass.

Weight

172 grams

146 g (5.15 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - C6602, C6603

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - C6603

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C6602

4G Network

Depends on market availability

LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - C6603

GUI

LG Optimus UI

Sony UI

CPU speed

1.7 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 600

1.5 GHz Quad-core Krait

GPU

Adreno 320

Adreno 320

OS

Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600

Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064

RAM

2 GB

2GB

SIM Size

microSIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

32 GB

Up to 16 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 64 GB

up to 32 GB

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.

4G LTE (100 mbps), GPS, GLONASS, USB, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, DLNA, USB On-The-Go and MHL.

Data

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

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB

Speed

HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

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, 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.

Primary Camera

13 MP, 4208 x 3120 pixels

13 megapixel Exmor RS camera with Auto focus and Burst Mode; 4128x3096 pixels

Secondary Camera

2.1 MP, [email protected]

2 MP 1080p Exmor R

Video

[email protected]

Dual-video recording

 HDR

[email protected], continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer, HDR

Camera Features

  • Geo-tagging
  • Face detection
  • Image stabilization
  • Dual Record
  • Virtual Reality (VR) Panorama
  • 16x digital zoom
  • HDR for both picture/film
  • Face detection
  • Flash/Pulsed LED and Photo light
  • Geotagging
  • Image stabilizer
  • Picture Effect
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Scene recognition
  • Smile detection
  • Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Touch focus

Sound Enhancement

Dolby mobile sound enhancement

xLoud™ Experience, 3D Surround Sound (VPT)

Audio supported formats

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

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac

Video supported formats

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

MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV

Battery Capacity

Removable Li-Po 3140 mAh

Non-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery

Talktime

No official data released

Up to 11 hours

Standby Time

No official data released

Up to 550 hours

Available Colors

Black, White

Black, White, Purple

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5, Adobe Flash

HTML5

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via 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
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
  • MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Pre-loaded Google applications

Image Courtesy: engadget.com, sonymobile.com

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