Sibling Rivalry: LG G2 vs Optimus G Pro vs Optimus G

Vs V.A Kulkarni 23:56, 8 Aug 2013

Can the older LG Optimus G and G Pro hold their ground against their much improved younger sibling G2? KYMI finds out

LG got the tech world to sit up and take notice of its innovations when it first unveiled the Optimus G. The tech major then went ahead and upped the ante with the Optimus G Pro. Now it's back in the limelight with its latest creation, the unconventionally designed yet very functional G2. Which is the best LG of all? We compare the siblings.

  • Form

G2: 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm, 143g

Optimus G Pro: 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm,172g

Optimus G: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5mm, 145g

Though all three of LG's handsets boast of a similar build quality and design aesthetic, it is the minute differences between the devices that set them apart from each other. The G2 is lighter and curvier than its siblings and combined with its rear keys, these factors make it the most comfortable of the three to carry, hold and use. The phone's edge to edge display and ultra minimalist bezel make it look modern and sophisticated.

It's neat and clean form factor and conveniently located rear keys win the G2 the design round.

Winner: G2

  • Display

Its edge to edge display is the G2's pride and joy and it's easy to see why. The 5.2-inch True HD-IPS + LCD screen packs in a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 424ppi. The size of the display makes it perfect for media and entertainment on the move while its high-end features make for some gorgeous imagery in videos, stills and games. From texts to graphics, users can look forward to sharp details and bright colours on the handset.

The screen of the Optimus G Pro is larger at 5.5-inch and boasts of the same True HD-IPS + LCD technology as its younger sibling. It too comes with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels but it's pixel density is lower at 401ppi. Those who desire a large screen on their smartphone can opt for the Optimus G Pro - they will certainly enjoy its vivid imagery and vibrant colour reproduction.

The Optimus G ships with a smaller 4.7-inch display which also works on the True HD-IPS + LCD technology. The screen packs in a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels and a pixel density of 318ppi. Its Stripe RGB IPS Panel and 15:9 aspect ratio ensure images are vivid on the phone while Zerogap Touch technology promises optimal indoor and outdoor visibility. Those who prefer smaller displays can go in for the Optimus G - though its display is less sophisticated than those of its siblings, it is clear and bright in its own right.

Its higher pixel density wins the G2 the display round but the Optimus G Pro comes in a close second.

Winner: G2

  • Processor

Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon 800 chipset powers the G2 with its 2.26 GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor and Adreno 330 GPU. The handset is responsive, quick and power efficient, specially thanks to its GRAM technology and its 2 GB RAM.

The Optimus G Pro runs on a 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm 600 processor and an Adreno 320 GPU. It's chipset lends it enough power to seamlessly handle all its tasks, from the simplest to the most complex. Helping it along the way is a RAM of 2 GB.

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Of course the newer model will get the nod. I don't like that its only 5.2 inches down from the G pro's 5.5 regardless if its faster. They should have kept it 5.5 inches. I don't see this compteting with the Note 3.

Wargamer1969, yes, the new model is an upgrade on its predecessors, as it was expected to be...it is surprising that LG has shrunk its size when competitors are on a display size increasing frenzy - maybe its research suggested that its customers are preferring smaller displays...the Note 3, yes, is set to be larger and will probably appeal to people who like more expansive displays

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