PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Optimus G Pro vs iPhone 5


Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time and Battery capacity


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LG Optimus G Pro 

PhoneRocket recommends the LG Optimus G Pro  based on its performance, graphics and battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Optimus G Pro vs iPhone 5

geekbench Processor and memory performance

iPhone 5

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

iPhone 5

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Optimus G Pro
1,011 ms
iPhone 5
915 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Optimus G Pro
13.3 fps
iPhone 5
6.7 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Optimus G Pro
31.2 fps
iPhone 5
29.8 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of LG Optimus G Pro

Reasons to consider the
LG Optimus G Pro

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Faster graphics 13.3 fps vs 6.7 fps Around 2x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Better overall performance 1,732 vs 1,271 More than 35% better geekbench score
Much more battery capacity 3,140 mA·h vs 1,440 mA·h Around 2.2x more battery capacity
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Much longer talk time (3G) 1,260 min vs 480 min Around 2.8x longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
Noticeably bigger screen 5.5" vs 4" Around 40% bigger screen
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1136 x 640 More than 2.8x higher resolution
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Sharper screen 400 ppi vs 325 ppi Around 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Longer standby time 34,560 min vs 13,536 min More than 2.5x longer standby time
More RAM 2 GB vs 0.99 GB More than 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
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Apple iPhone 5

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Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Significantly lighter 112 g vs 160 g 30% lighter
Records higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 30x higher def video
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 9.4 mm Around 20% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Optimus G Pro  vs iPhone 5 

While the 3.5" display on prior iPhones seemed downright old fashioned in terms of screen real estate, the 4", 1136 x 640 display feels like there's room to spread out and read web pages without chronic zooming.
iPhone 5

Armed with an 8-megapixel iSight camera, it doesn’t improve upon the megapixel count of its processor, but nevertheless, the addition of an improved backside illuminated sensor combined with a retooled lens coughs up even better visuals with the iPhone 5.
iPhone 5


8.4 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Optimus G Pro  vs
iPhone 5 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 5.5" 4"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1136 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 400 ppi 325 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 4.1.2 iOS 7
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Optimus G Pro  vs
iPhone 5 
Weight 160 g 112 g
Thickness 9.4 mm 7.6 mm
Size 76.1 x 150.2 x 9.4 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm


Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 0.99 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 8 MP
Resolution 13 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 1,260 min 480 min
Standby time 34,560 min 13,536 min
Capacity 3,140 mA·h 1,440 mA·h
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