LG Optimus G Series

LG G2 MiniProcessor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
Graphics Adapter: unknown, Qualcomm Adreno 305, Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 4.7 inch, 5.5 inch
Weight: 0.125kg, 0.145kg, 0.2kg
Price: 300, 349, 499 euro
Average Score: 86.15% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 31 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 67%, features: 63%, display: 83%
mobility: 96%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 94%

 

LG Optimus G E975

Specifications

LG Optimus G E975Notebook: LG Optimus G E975
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 4.7 inch, 5:3, 1280x768 pixels
Weight: 0.145kg
Price: 499 euro
Links: LG homepage

Average Score: 89.25% - very good
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

88% Review LG Optimus G E975 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Familiar devices. More than four months after the launch of the Google Nexus 4 the counterpart from LG is finally available. The specifications are almost identical but the price is much higher. This review will tell you how the South Korean flagship device performs compared to other high-end devices.
LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T: what's different?
Source: Engadget English
There are two unavoidable truths about the AT&T G Pro: it's $100 cheaper on-contract and better specced than AT&T's Note II (hello, Snapdragon 600!). For what LG's crammed into its oblong shell, the G Pro really is a bargain for power users. But it has one ugly mole (no, not that AT&T globe) that not even its stunning 1080p display can overshadow, and that's its less-than-stellar battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2013
AT&T LG Optimus G Pro Review
Source: Slashgear English
The LG Optimus G Pro is a rather fine piece of machinery. It’s offers you an alternative to the HTC One and/or Samsung GALAXY S 4 here up on the top tier with its similar display (larger, though again, with the same amount of pixels), identical processor, and surprisingly similar set of features. It also offers you a unique hardware build and a camera that’ll go very nearly toe-to-toe with the leaders.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2013
88% LG Optimus G
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
89% LG Optimus G
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 89%
90% LG Optimus G im test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Allrounder der Spitzenklasse
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Positive: high-quality allrounder Negative: short battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2013
Die günstige Alternative zum Galaxy S4
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: cheap highend-hardware package; attractive chassis
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2013
Flaggschiff mit Abzug bei der B-Note
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: premium smartphone; very good performance; very good functional range
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2013
90% LG Optimus G E975 presume de pantalla
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 85%

 

LG Optimus G Pro E985

The LG Optimus Pro E985 is the latest offering from LG that successfully attempts to gain market shares from the biggest companies on the market. It resembles the popular Galaxy Note II, with a light plastic body that feels solid and well constructed. The gorgeous and expansive screen measures 5.5 inches, with a lovely 1920 x 1080 resolution. Colors are immersive and beautiful, and the responsive screen supports 10 point multi-touch, and handles it well too. The beautiful screen paired with the great onboard speakers turn this into a multimedia powerhouse.

Creating media with the 13 MP camera is a breeze too. The brilliant auto mode makes taking great photos easy. Recording HD video with the LG Optimus G Pro E985 is great and it includes stabilization. The performance matches the most popular devices' on the market with its 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and a satisfying storage capacity of 32 GB. It comes with an infrared blaster just like the one found in most flagship smartphones these days and a brilliant remote app that is easily one of the best out there, beating the competition in functionality. In addition, the battery will easily last a full day with moderate to intensive use, or a day and a half with light use. One disadvantage of the LG Optimus Pro E985 is the cluttered UI that LG has overlain on Android. If the UI does not frustrate the user, it is a great device.

Specifications

LG Optimus G Pro E985Notebook: LG Optimus G Pro E985
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: LG homepage
 Optimus G Pro E985 (Model)

Average Score: 88.88% - very good
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

75% LG Optimus G Pro (E988) Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
LG’s Optimus G Pro is available online for a smidge under Rs 40,000, which is an expensive buy now that the Galaxy S4 is down to Rs 36,500. If screen size is what you’re looking for, then Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 is still a very relevant option and is a lot cheaper too. We feel the G Pro has entered the market a little too late and a price cut is in order if LG wishes to move them off the shelf. Some of the standout features includes the gorgeous screen, incredibly snappy response, good battery life, IR blaster with the very handy QRemote app and a form factor that’s not terribly unusable for one-handed operations.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 75%
LG Optimus G Pro from AT&T Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
If you're considering a purchase of the Optimus G Pro, the phone's large, 5.5-inch screen is likely a key feature that has caught your eye. Indeed, the screen looks great, and the fact that it supports Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution is a definite selling point as well. However, although the Optimus G Pro's large screen is definitely an attractive feature, the resulting increase in the phone's footprint will deter some users.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2013
80% LG Optimus G Pro specs and review: oversized smartphone with a beautiful screen
Source: PC Advisor English
LG’s Optimus G Pro is king of the small—but growing—phone/tablet hybrid market (I refuse to use the term “phablet”). It’s a performance powerhouse that, despite its large size, is relatively comfortable to use even with average-size hands. The G Pro loses a few points for its limited multitasking features, but if you’re looking to buy a large Android phone and aren’t dismayed by the underperforming camera, then the G Pro is definitely worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG Optimus G Pro mit 5,5 Zoll FullHD Display
Source: TechHive.com English
Das LG Optimus G Pro ist eine gelungene Antwort auf das Samsung Galaxy Note 2. LG macht sinnvolle Softwareanpassungen, die nicht überladen sind und allesamt wirklich nützlich. Allerdings ist die Frage wie LG das Gerät in Zukunft platziert. Die IFA steht nämlich vor der Tür und dort wird Samsung das Galaxy Note 3 präsentieren.
Positive: useful software adaptions
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2013
89% LG Optimus G Pro
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 89%
96% LG Optimus G Pro
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 1 (Dezember 2013/Januar 2014) German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 96%
96% LG Optimus G Pro
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 1 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 96%
LG Optimus G Pro
Source: c't - Heft 24/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
97% LG Optimus G Pro
Source: Pad & Phone - Heft 12/2013-1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 97%
85% LG Optimus G Pro
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
93% Ein echtes Kraftpaket
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: best LG smarthpone so far Negative: large size
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 93%
XXL-Smartphone mit Full HD-Display
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: very good performance and functions
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2013

 

LG G2 Mini

Specifications

LG G2 MiniNotebook: LG G2 Mini
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.125kg
Price: 349 euro
Links: LG homepage

Average Score: 80.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

82% LG G2 Mini Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
In a mini-frenzy. The smaller version of the giant high-end smartphone finally fits in anyone's pocket and houses many of the same hardware components as the larger flagship model. But the LG G2 Mini can't fill its big brother's shoes.
80% The LG G2's little sibling
Source: Techradar English
Ultimately it is hard to recommend the G2 Mini over something like the Motorola Moto G, which has a superior screen, similar performance and very good battery life. Only the camera on the LG device is clearly better. This doesn't tell the whole story though, as the G2 Mini is a very nice device to use and has a compelling overall proposition. It just lacks a few key refinements and could do with either packing a higher resolution screen or a lower price to really be a standout device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
60% LG G2 mini review: Mid-ranged G2 offers new colours and software features
Source: PC Advisor English
The G2 mini is almost exactly what you'd expect it to be. A smaller of the flagship G2 but the build quality and specs take a serious dive. The saving grace is a decent camera but it's worth paying the extra for the now heavily reduced G2. If your budget won't stretch, check out the Sony Xperia M2.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
LG G2 Mini review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
It might be pocket-sized but that doesn't mean the LG G2 Mini shouldn't pack a punch. So while there's a strong physical resemblance to the G2 we'd like to have seen a little more of the G2's power. But as ever, a lot will depend on the price tag and if you're looking for a more compact handset, with a decent Android operating system and a wide range of top-end software tricks then the LG G2 Mini could be a solid option.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2014
LG G2 mini
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The LG G2 mini is a handset that could have, and should have wowed. Instead I’ve been left frustrated with yet another leading manufacturer that has failed to make a truly representative flagship spinoff at a size that is appealing to the masses. After first use I would say that, if you can afford to, don’t wait for the mini to hit stores, splash out on the LG G2 now instead.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2014
70% LG G2 Mini Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
93% Wenig G2, viel Mini
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 77% mobility: 96%
89% Abgespecktes Smartphone für Otto Normalverbraucher
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 85% display: 80% mobility: 95% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
93% LG G2 Mini im Test: Gelungene Miniaturausgabe mit leichter Unschärfe
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% features: 90% workmanship: 90% emissions: 95%
So groß kann ein kompaktes Smartphone sein
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Negative: low display resolution; weak processor; large chassis; high price Positive: premature points of criticism?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2014
Das "Kompakte" für die Hosentasche
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: numerous software options; acceptable performance and quality Negatie: low display resolution
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/23/2014

 

Comment

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Qualcomm Adreno 320: Integrated graphics card using unified shaders and supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

unknown:

Qualcomm Adreno 305:

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Qualcomm Snapdragon:

S4 Pro APQ8064A: High-end quad-core SoC for Android devices that includes four Krait cores and a Adreno 320 GPU.

600 APQ8064T: High-end quad-core SoC with four Krait-300 CPU cores and an enhanced (higher clocked) Adreno 320 graphics card.

400 MSM8926: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core clocked at up to 1.2 GHz, manufactured in 28nm. Supports LTE.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.125 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.2 kg:


86.15%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» HTC Desire 610
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» LG L90
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» LG D605 Optimus L9 II
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
» Nokia Lumia 625
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930

Notebooks with the same GPU

» BlackBerry Z3
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230, 5.0", 0.164 kg
» Archos 50 Helium 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia M2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.149 kg
» Huawei Ascend G6 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.115 kg
» HTC Desire 816
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.5", 0.165 kg
» HTC One Mini 2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.137 kg
» Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual
unknown, 6", 0.172 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 10.1", 0.487 kg
» Huawei Ascend G740
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 5.0", 0.155 kg
» Nokia Lumia 635
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Nokia Lumia 630
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.134 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.3", 0.163 kg
» Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
Snapdragon 400 APQ8028, 10.1", 0.62 kg
» Nokia Lumia 1320
Snapdragon 400 8930AB, 6.0", 0.22 kg
» Nokia Lumia 525
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227, 4.0", 0.15 kg
» ZTE Grand S Flex
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 5.0", 0.2 kg
» Motorola Moto G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.143 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 S7270
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 4.0", 0.2 kg
» LG Optimus F6
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 4.5", 0.2 kg
» Sony Xperia M
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227, 4.0", 0.112 kg
» HTC Windows Phone 8XT
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 4.3", 0.2 kg
» HTC One Mini
Snapdragon 400 8930AB, 4.3", 0.122 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 4.3", 0.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-06- 5 (Update: 2013-06- 5)