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Smartphone Battle: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro
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Smartphone Battle: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro

 
 
Editor’s Note: Please check out our recent series comparing the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One: Part 1 and Part 2.   

Also see our recent series comparing the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5: Part 1 and Part 2.

During the first quarter of this year, several smartphone manufacturers have showcased their latest creations; the smartphones that will be characterized as “top of the line” for the next several months. HTC has the One, Sony revealed its waterproof Xperia Z, LG introduced the oversized Optimus G Pro, and of course, Samsung’s Galaxy S4.

The latter is without a doubt one of the most impressive smartphones ever created, but it has a pretty difficult road ahead. The Galaxy S series has been a tremendous success, and evidently, the Korean manufacturer wishes to keep the trend going.

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Nevertheless, the competition is fierce. The Galaxy S4 has to face some of the best Android devices that are currently on the market or are soon to be launched. As mentioned above, one of these smartphones is the LG Optimus G Pro. That being said, a thorough comparison between Samsung’s and LG’s finest is pretty much inevitable

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG Optimus G Pro – Hardware

Let’s begin comparing these two titans by having a closer look at their hardware specs.

The Galaxy S4 sports a 5 inch Super AMOLED display featuring a full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 and a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch, a Snapdragon 600 quad-core CPU clocked at 1.9 GHz or an Exynos 5 Octa processor consisting in two quad-core CPU pairs (Cortex-A15 @1.6 GHz + Cortex-A7 @1.2 GHz), 2 GB of RAM, 16 / 32 / 64 GB of internal storage (expandable by up to 64 GB with the help of a microSD card), a 13 MP rear-facing camera featuring HDR and optical image stabilization, a 2 MP front-facing camera, a 2,600 mAh battery and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (with the new TouchWiz Nature user interface on top).

On the other side of the fence, the LG Optimus G Pro packs a larger 5.5 inch Full HD IPS Plus LCD display boasting a resolution of 1080 x 1920 and a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU running at 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD by up to 64 GB), a 13 MP rear camera with HDR and image stabilization, a 2.1 MP front-facing sensor, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and a 3,140 mAh battery to keep everything up and running.

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