LG Optimus G Pro is better than the Samsung Galaxy Note : Do you believe

The Optimus G Pro is LG’s attempt at the Phablet market. When you look at it, it seems like it drew inspiration from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2

My first impression of the device is that they looked at the Galaxy Note 2 and made a device that is slightly better in certain aspects. The problem is that while they have improved some key areas, they sacrificed some other aspects probably to keep the price at a certain level.

To give you a concept of what I am speaking about, here are some of the features that the Optimus G Pro tried to improve from the Note 2 and the drawback of such a decision.

A better screen?

LG Optimus G PRO features a 5.5 inch True Full HD IPS Plus LCD screen with a tighter resolution of 1080×1920 pixels compared to the Galaxy Note’s 5.5 inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 720×1280.  It is not that the Note 2’s screen is bad. It is actually the standard for smartphone screens. The standard has already been raised when it comes to smartphone screens. And unlike what was considered standard last 2012, 1080p screens are more common in flagship phones today.

While the Optimus G Pro’s screen is better, it does not have the protection of a Corning Gorilla Glass panel like the Note 2. This means that LG’s phablet is less durable and is more vulnerable to scratches compared to the Note 2.

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A better camera?

The LG Optimus G Pro has a 13MP rear shooter compared to the 8MP rear camera of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. You would think that the Optimus G Pro would have the advantage in terms of camera, but this time, they became proof that higher megapixels do not always equate to great images.

The Optimus G Pro doesn’t have a great camera. Images captured are not as sharp as they should be even with ample lighting, especially when zooming. Obviously, the images are worse when taken in low-light environments. The Note 2, on the other hand, maximizes its 8mp with sharp images and videos.

Easier to use?

The LG Optimus Pro has these nifty customization to help you use it with just one hand. First, it is about .2mm narrower than the Note 2. It might not seem a lot, but when you hold it with one hand, it feels more comfortable than the Note 2. Second, you can set your keyboard to be crammed to either the left or right side of the screen so that it is easier for you to type with one hand. Third, it has this Quick button that lets you launch your favorite app – from the camera, games, to Drop box, or even your virtual PBX app. All these make the LG Optimus Pro easier to use with one hand.

Still, Samsung’s S-pen makes a ton of difference. While you can enjoy the Note 2 even without the stylus, the S-Pen just takes the experience to a different level. The S-Pen makes note jotting and doodling easier, and it also acts like a mouse where it can reveal hidden menus through its button. Also, the “cramming of the keyboard on the side thing” can also be done with the Note 2.

Better performance?

After digging deeper, the real advantage of the Optimus G Pro is in its CPU and GPU. It also has a quad-core processor like the Note 2 but it features one of the fastest chips today in the Snapdragon 600. It also has the Adreno 320 GPU, which is not only great for the latest 3D games, but also has lower power consumption.

The question, though, is if a faster processor can really sway you to buy the Optimus G Pro over the Note 2. The answer is, of course not, especially when both phones’ clock speeds are nearly identical.

The LG Optimus Pro, however, is still a great phablet. It may not surpass the Note 2 but it is not exactly inferior either. And with a lower price tag, it is worth every penny.

 Author Bio

This Guest Post is written by Leslie Young. She is a Blogger, web designer and developer from last 3 years. She usually writes about business communication, telecommunications such as business phones and cloud phones, as well as all the latest gadgets including smartphones and tablets. With her immense experience, she enters the world of internet and starts blogging and pursues her dream to be a web expert. Now, she is participating in many Blog sites as a guest blogger.

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