Consumer electronics company LG released a few days ago its flagship Optimus G Pro phablet into the Indian market, which is pre-dominantly led by its South Korean counterpart Samsung with its Galaxy Note series.
Optimus G Pro is the second 5.0-inch plus device to hit the market in the recent months. Lenovo had released its 5.5-inch K900 in June, but LG's main competitor would still be Galaxy Note 2 thanks to Samsung's innovative marketing campaigns such as buy-back discount offers and EMI schemes.
If prospective buyers are having a hard time choosing between these high-end phablets, here's a brief comparison which might give you an insight into these devices.
Here is brief comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and LG Optimus G Pro [specifications wise]:
Samsung's second generation flagship phablet Galaxy Note 2 sports a 5.55-inch super AMOLED HD (1280x720p) screen with pixel density close to 267 ppi (pixels per inch). On the other hand, LG's new device boasts of a superior display resolution with full HD 1920x1080p having pixel density of more than 400 ppi.
In terms of power, Galaxy Note 2 packs a 1.6GHz Exynos Cortex A-9 quad-core processor, whereas Optimus G Pro too packs a quad-core (Snapdragon 600 series) processor with a higher CPU speed of 1.7GHz.
RAM and Storage:
Like all high-end smartphones, both Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and LG Optimus G Pro house 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory which can be expanded up to 64GB.
The new LG smartphone sports a stunning 13.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash support capable of recording 1080p full HD video. On the front-side, it sports a 2.1-megapixel camera which has the capability to record 720p HD video.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is no less compared to its rival; it packs a decent 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash and it can also record full HD 1080p video. On the front side, the phone can take HD 720p video with a 1.9-megapixel camera. Despite having low pixel count, both primary and secondary cameras deliver the required high-quality images to call itself a top-end device
Mobile Operating System:
In this aspect, both LG and Samsung smartphones stand even as they run on the popular mobile OS platform Android. Optimus G Pro ships with v4.1.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box, whereas Galaxy Note 2 runs on v4.1.1 Jelly Bean. According to reports, the newer v4.1.2 OS update is released via OTA (Over-the air) for the Samsung device.
LG Optimus' price is hovering around ₹39,000, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is currently selling around ₹27,500 in the market, almost 11,500 less than its competitor.
Considering the overall aspects, LG smartphone comes on top as it is new in the market and packs a better display and camera specifications. That does not mean that Galaxy Note 2 is not worth buying. But it still has enough power in its trunk to put other new high-end devices in the market to shame.
In a bid to attract more consumers, Samsung has introduced smartphone exchange schemes with up to ₹10,000 cash offer to prospective buyer who are ready to trade in their old devices for Galaxy Note 2.
Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and LG Optimus G Pro:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100)||LG Optimus G Pro (E988)|
|Display||5.55-inch Super AMOLED HD display with 720x1280p resolutions, pixel density: close to 267 ppi (pixels per inch)||5.5-inch full HD display with 1920x1080p resolutions, pixel density: close to 400 ppi|
|OS||Android v4.1.1 Jelly Bean,(v4.1.2 update is reported to available via OTA)||Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||Quad-core Cortex A-9 processor with 1.6GHz CPU speed (Chipset: Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series quad-core processor with 1.7GHz CPU speed|
|Storage Capacity||16GB, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card||16,GB expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card|
|Camera||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, auto-focus, Full HD 1080p resolution video recording at 30 fpsFront:1.9-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash support full HD 1080x1920p video recordingFront: 2.1 -megapixel camera with HD 720p video recording ability|
|Battery||Li-Ion, 3100 mAh||Li-Ion 3140 mAh|
|Network||2G & 3G||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi(802.11 a/b/g/n), micro USB v2.0, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, GLONASS,||Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth v4.0, micro-USB v2.0, A-GPS, NFC support|
|Dimensions||151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm||150.2 x 76.1 x 150.2 x 9.4 mm|
|Weight||180 g||174 g|