Nokia Lumia 1520 vs LG Optimus G Pro – Interface and Functionality Compared

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Nokia Lumia 1520 is equipped with the best specs and is the biggest handset to be released by the company.

The Windows Phone incorporates state of the art hardware, accompanied with the experience of WP8 operating system, giving serious competition to its counterparts. The phablet type Windows phone is a unique device, which has not been seen earlier in the smartphone arena. Overall, the device comes equipped with latest features and specifications to become a powerful force in the mobile industry.

In comparison, today, the second largest Korean smartphone manufacturer, LG Electronics, released the company’s first Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels of screen resolution, equipped in the LG Optimus G Pro handset. The 5-inch handset encompasses a powerful quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset along with a replaceable battery and a memory expansion slot.

Let us compare the two handsets in terms of their interface and functionality to determine the better one.

Interface and Functionality

Nokia Lumia 1520

In terms of software, the handset comes equipped with a latest version of Microsoft’s ever-evolving mobile platform; Windows Phone 8 along with GDR3 update. It may not be equipped with similar changes made to other platforms, such as Android version 4.4 KitKat and iOS7. However, the handset comes equipped with latest features and improvements to keep up with the changing times.

Notification: The Windows Phone 8 has a very messy notification system. Despite the handset coming with GDR3 updates, the notification system has not seen any significant changes. However, it does not mean that the latest version of the Windows Phone does not make any difference to the smooth functioning of the handset. The difference may not be visible to the untrained eye, but it presents an animated, flashy and appealing presentation to the potential user.

Messaging: The massive display of the Lumia 1520 handset offers the user a spacious keyboard for a great message typing experience. It comes equipped with auto-correct and responsive features. The voice dictation service offers great service in case you do not want to type the message.

LG Optimus G Pro

LG introduced the latest features in the company’s Optimus user interface. The updated UI provides the user with an option to switch the screen orientation to landscape mode. In addition, latest features are also added to its hardware, such as the notification bar toggle, QRemote application, IR Blaster and the physical QButton.

The Optimus UI also pioneered the notion of expanding the connectivity toggle slider in the G Pro handset. The updated user interface allows the user to view two QSlide applications at the same time. In total, there are seven applications that come equipped with pop-up window modes.

Single-Hand Mode: The G Pro comes equipped with a single hand mode whereby the user would be able to operate the handset with one hand, by shrinking the keyboard or dialer onto the left and right side; depending on the hand that user is using to operate the handset.

Additional Features: Besides the single hand mode, the user can opt for the split-screen regime, which divides the display in two landscape orientations, which enables the user to type on the massive screen. The keyboard also comes equipped with Path Mode, Handwriting Recognition Mode and comes in a variety of skins.


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