We have come a long way from the feature phones of yesteryear to a considerable jump to this age's smartphones. The jump, apparently, has been so massive that you get to see a smartphone nearly everywhere you go.And with the price tags for the devices ranging from very high to very low, it's no wonder that smart devices have successfully infiltrated the hearts and minds of regular users.
The Indian smartphone market has had a great 2014 so far with the market not only ranked among among the top markets in the Asia Pacific region, but also witnessing new names heading over to a level playing ground apart from the likes of Samsung and Apple.
Smartphones, as we have mentioned a number of times, come is several shapes and sizes. And while some are small, other just manage to compete against a regular tablet in the market. However, their overall usage and functions remain the same.
Two devices that are currently looking to go head to head, aren't necessarily in the smartphone department, but primarily belong in the phablet sector, are the new LG G Pro 2 and the previously released Sansung Galaxy Note 3.
And in case you aren't really associated with all the lingos related to the smartphone business, a phablet is basically a smartphone whose size factor makes it lie somewhere between a phone and a tablet. So, basically it's quite the large offering.
Since both the devices fall in the same size factor, we are guessing both of them will go head on against each other before the year comes to a close. So if we were to keep all others out for the race for the time being, where do you think both the LG G Pro 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will stand against each other?
We take a look at the comparison between both the devices.
LG G Pro 2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Operating System
Leaving aside all the size factors behind, the operating systems could be the factor behing winning or losing out on the popularity of users. Needless to say, while both of them use the Google-based Android operating system, the LG G Pro 2 offers KitKat love straight out of the box.
However, while the Note 3 will offer you Jelly Bean at first, you can still upgrade it to the KitKat OS later. But that's just isn't the same thing now, is it?
LG G Pro 2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Display and Dimensions
As we mentioned before, both the devices fall primarily in the phablet sector. And so it isn't that big a surprise that both the devices sport such massive screen sizes.
The LG G Pro 2 sports a 5.9-inch True IPS+ LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm, and weighs in at 172 grams.
Moreover, the device sports imagery via its screen with life-like colors and visuals. The power of a full HD IPS display.
The Galaxy Note 3, on the other hand, comes with a slightly lesser 5.7-inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. The device renders a similar 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution as that of a G Pro 2 which measuring at 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm.
LG G Pro 2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Security Features
Since the LG G Pro 2 is comparatively a new offering, it's only natural that it will be released with a host of new features that weren't possible to have in a phone even a few years ago. We are, of course, talking about the G Pro 2-based Knock Code.
With the Knock Code from the G Pro 2 around, users can access their home screen without even picking the phone up or pressing the power key. You just need to tap a chosen 2-8 point unlock pattern anywhere on the screen and behold! The phone is already open.
Samsung doesn't really have anything like this in any of its phones, and the Note 3 is no different.
LG G Pro 2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Camera
The LG G Pro 2, in the camera department, offers a 13-megapixel OIS Plus primary camera, sporting a mammoth pixel resolution of 4208 x 3120 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. That means everything's in high-definition. The camara, itself, uses Optical Image Stabilization Plus technology, allowing for steady, focused shots. That even with shaky hands or moving subjects. The device also has a secondary 2.1-megapixel camera on board that's more than enough for conducting video chats.
The Note 3, in this instance, offers a similar 13-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. The device also has a secondary 2-megapixel camera, again for conducting video chats.
LG G Pro 2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: One handed Operations
Needless to say, there are some problems expected with devices as big as these in terms of usability and one handed operations. However, the G Pro 2 has an added advantage since a Mini View feature allows you to easily manage your large screen by allowing you to adjust both the display's size and position.
We are yet to something like this for the Galaxy Note 3.
LG G Pro 2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Dual Browser
With the G Pro 2, you can open two different websites on the big screen and view both at the same time. Dual Browser is great for a PC-like multitasking experience. The Note 3 hasn't got anything like this.
LG G Pro 2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Processors
Great devices with great operating systems require great processors. And there's no denying that both the devices work toward that. While the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is equipped with a octa core processor, the LG G Pro 2 comes bearing a 2.26 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
LG G Pro 2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Storage and RAM
The LG G Pro 2 offers 3GB of RAM to users while offering the device in a 16 GB internal memory variant. Moreover, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 64GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory is also present.
The Galaxy Note 3, however, offers 3GB of RAM to users while offering the device in a 32 GB internal memory variant. Moreover, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 64GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory is also present.
LG G Pro 2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Battery
While the LG G Pro 2 juices up the Android KitKat-powered device via a big 3200 mAh battery, the Galaxy Note 3 comes sporting an entirely similar 3200 mAh battery.
LG G Pro 2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Verdict
Verdicts on two different handsets are usually tough to cough up. However, in this instance, it isn't really a big deal since the LG G Pro 2 comes with an assorted range of features that are only apt for new generation devices.
The Note 3, in comparison, has to go a long way before it can claim such greatness. Maybe the next system update for the device will offer something new. But until that happens, the G Pro 2 will remain a top choice.