PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Optimus G Pro vs Nexus 4


Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

LG Optimus G Pro 

PhoneRocket recommends the LG Optimus G Pro  based on its performance.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Optimus G Pro vs Nexus 4

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Nexus 4

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Nexus 4

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Optimus G Pro
1,011 ms
Nexus 4
1,971 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Nexus 4

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Nexus 4

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Optimus G Pro
13.3 fps
Nexus 4
15.4 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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Significantly faster javascript execution 1,011 ms vs 1,971 ms Around 50% better SunSpider 0.9.1 score
More processing power 3,370 vs 2,556 More than 30% better passmark score
Much newer operating system Android 4.1.2 vs Android 5.1 Newer Android OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Significantly more battery capacity 3,140 mA·h vs 2,100 mA·h Around 50% more battery capacity
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 768 More than 2x higher resolution
Bigger screen 5.5" vs 4.7" More than 15% bigger screen
Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Sharper screen 400 ppi vs 317 ppi More than 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Longer standby time 34,560 min vs 23,328 min Around 50% longer standby time
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.5 GHz Around 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 84 Mb/s Around 20% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Back view of Google Nexus 4

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Google Nexus 4

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Slightly faster graphics 15.4 fps vs 13.3 fps More than 15% better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Lighter 139 g vs 160 g Around 15% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

Optimus G Pro  vs Nexus 4 

It's LG's best Android phone to date, and we're impressed at the rapid progress they show here in both hardware and software.
Optimus G Pro

For a device privileged to uphold the Nexus branding, we were expecting more from the quality of its 8-megapixel auto-focus camera.
Nexus 4


8.4 Out of 10
8.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Optimus G Pro  vs
Nexus 4 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 5.5" 4.7"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 768
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 400 ppi 317 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 4.1.2 Android 5.1
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Optimus G Pro  vs
Nexus 4 
Weight 160 g 139 g
Thickness 9.4 mm 9.1 mm
Size 76.1 x 150.2 x 9.4 mm 68.7 x 133.9 x 9.1 mm


Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 8 MP
Resolution 13 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 3.5G
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA+ (84 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 930 min 918 min
Standby time 34,560 min 23,328 min
Capacity 3,140 mA·h 2,100 mA·h
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