PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Optimus G Pro vs iPhone 5

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

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

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com and 3 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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LG Optimus G Pro 

PhoneRocket recommends the LG Optimus G Pro  based on its battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Optimus G Pro vs iPhone 5

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Optimus G Pro iPhone 5 @ browser.primatelabs.com
At Antutu it didn't quite manage to come on top, but it still posted a great score of over 20,000 points, while Quadrant saw the LG Optimus G Pro score another victory.
Optimus G Pro | by GSM Arena (Mar, 2013)

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

iPhone 5
3,448
Internet and connectivity With this screen size, processor and pixel density, we don't expect anything else but excellent browser performance, and the G Pro delivers.
Optimus G Pro | by PhoneArena (Mar, 2013)

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Optimus G Pro
1,011 ms
iPhone 5
915 ms
Sunspider (lower numbers are better): iPhone 5: 935 GS III: 2027 HTC One X (US Qualcomm S4): 1617 iPhone 4S: 2241 iPhone 4: 4015.
iPhone 5 | by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2012)

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Optimus G Pro iPhone 5 @ results.rightware.com
The web browser is as fast as anything we've seen too, as well as the audio performance – and the larger screen makes video viewing better.
iPhone 5 | by TechRadar (Jul, 2013)

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Optimus G Pro
13.3 fps
iPhone 5
6.7 fps
It uses Adreno 320 graphics and this is currently the fastest CPU and GPU you can get in a smartphone.
Optimus G Pro | by MobileTechReview (May, 2013)

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Optimus G Pro
31.2 fps
iPhone 5
29.8 fps
Optimus G Pro iPhone 5 @ gfxbench.com
It has more than twice the raw processing power of the Mali-400 inside the Galaxy S III and almost three times that of the ULP GeFore that powers the HTC One X. In fact of all other smartphone chipsets, only the Qulacomm S4 Pro and with its Adreno 320 GPU offers a similar graphical performance to the A6.
iPhone 5 | by GSM Arena (Sep, 2012)

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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Much faster web browser 2,992 vs 880 Around 3.5x better BrowserMark score
Faster graphics 13.3 fps vs 6.7 fps Around 2x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Much more battery capacity 3,140 mA·h vs 1,440 mA·h Around 2.2x more battery capacity
Much longer talk time (3G) 1,260 min vs 480 min Around 2.8x longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1136 x 640 More than 2.8x higher resolution
Noticeably bigger screen 5.5" vs 4" Around 40% bigger screen
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
Significantly higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
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
Back view of Apple iPhone 5

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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 

8.0
9.0
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

8.5
9.0
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

Overall

8.4 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

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

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

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

connectivity

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

hardware

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

cellular

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

battery

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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