LG Optimus GK unveiled; Optimus GK vs Samsung Galaxy S4 specs comparison

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    It is the same smartphone in a slightly smaller body. LG Optimus GK vs Samsung Galaxy S4 specs comparison makes interesting reading

    LG Optimus G Pro is getting a small 5-inch variant, the Optimus GK. It is officially announced for the South Korean carrier KT with the power and functionality of the Optimus G Pro. But, it sports a small 5-inch FullHD display, meaning that it is LG’s contender against the shining FullHD phablets like Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z and more. We have all been dissatisfied of not getting a 5-inch FullHD phablet from LG, a key vendor of mobile phones now. LG has filled the gap with the GK.

    In many aspects, Optimus GK shares the same features of its big brother. It is getting juice from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset that comes inside a 1.7GHz CPU. 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal memory are other attractions of the device that sports a 5-inch FullHD IPS display. Further, the LG phone mounts a 3100mAh battery, 13MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera. It is to run Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.

    LG Optimus GK Vs Samsung Galaxy S4
    LG Optimus G Pro has not been a fitting rival to its archrival Samsung’s latest flagship the Galaxy S4. Carrying a massive 5.5-inch display, it has more been a competitor to Galaxy Note 2 and other large screen devices. But with a 5-inch variant, we are going to find Optimus GK as a strong competitor to the S4. Here we compare the specs of these two devices to let you have a clear idea about the devices.

    Display Screen: Both the phablets are featuring FullHD screens, with LG’s one is up with a FullHD IPS Plus LCD display, while the Samsung phone sporting a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with the same high resolution. Size of the displays is identical and also it keeps the standard set by other popular products in market.

    Processor, Power: The new LG phone is equipped with a 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB RAM and Adreno 320 graphical processor. It is when the Samsung phone is further well-off with a the brand new Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chip that comes under two processor options; 1.6GHz quad core Cortex-A15 & 1.2GHz quad core Cortex-A7. 2GB RAM and PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU are also with the devices.

    Camera: Talking about the camera, it is great to know that both the devices sport heavy 13MP rear snappers. All essential camera features add to the strength of the devices. Regarding front camera, the Galaxy S4 has a 2MP and the LG Optimus GK has 2.1MP sensors, which will let you make quality video chats with friends and family members.

    Form, Size: The Galaxy S4 is quite smaller and lightweight. It has a small form factor with the dimensions of 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm, while its LG competitor is somewhat big as it measures at 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm. The S4 is lightweight with just 130 grams, whereas the Optimus GK is weighing at 172 grams.

    Software: The new upgrade to Samsung Galaxy S series is to run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. It is the most recent update of the Google mobile OS. The LG Optimus GK, on the other hand, is to feature Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preloaded, and it may later get the firmware update.

    Price, Availability
    The high-end Samsung phone is coming to all markets across the world for a price around $700 SIM free. It has just started to appear on some top carriers and mobile vendors in many parts of the world. It is when the LG phone has currently headed to the Korean carrier KT only. It is not known whether the device would come outside LG’s home turf. Also, its price is unknown as of now.