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AT&T makes the LG Optimus G Pro 5.5-incher official for $200 on contract, preorders start May 3

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AT&T makes the LG Optimus G Pro 5.5-incher official for $200 on contract, preorders start May 3

As promised, AT&T just made the LG Optimus G Pro official on its LTE carrier network. LG's seasonal flagship has many aces up its sleeve with a monstrous 5.5" Full HD display in a fairly compact body, 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 with 2 GB of RAM, 13 MP camera on the back, 32 GB of internal memory plus a microSD slot for expansion, and rounding it up with an equally impressive 3140 mAh battery pack, not to mention the IR blaster for controlling your TV, stereo and AC unit.

With these specs, it can go against any other flagship and beat it at its own game, and LG has spiced things up on the software front, too, with the QSlide apps hovering set, enhanced camera capabilities like a Dual Recording mode that lets you shoot with both cameras at once, and eye-tracking algorithms, for which it recently entered a kerfuffle about with Samsung on the topic of who introduced it first.

Android 4.1.2 is running the show, and the handset will be available for preorder as soon as Friday, shipping May 10 for the usual $199.99 two-year contract price, and you can read our thorough review of its Korean Optimus G Pro spitting image to warm up while you wait. Of course, AT&T's recent homebrew "cash for clunkers" program applies against the G Pro, so you can bring your rattled three-year-old or younger phone, and LG's finest will run you just a Benjamin, which is a sweet deal from any angle.

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posted on 01 May 2013, 09:19 3

1. debugger919 (Posts: 24; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


nice!

posted on 01 May 2013, 09:21 3

2. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6694; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Man at&t getting all the good phones first the gs IV, htc one now the optimus g pro. Doing a good job. All they need is the Xperia zl too make it comeplete

posted on 01 May 2013, 15:48

7. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


The HTC One is going to be banned everywhere soon. Nokia is sueing them. They are seeking a worldwide ban on the device. Already banned in a few places.

posted on 01 May 2013, 18:03 2

10. tiara6918 (Posts: 1503; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Another HTC hater,bashing the company on every article whenever possible. Before you even comments,at least get to know the facts and whole story first. Nokia isn't seeking a ban on HTC devices,they're already replacing that chip about the microphone found on the one that is similar with the lumia720

posted on 01 May 2013, 23:37

13. SkOne (Posts: 87; Member since: 02 May 2012)


It was ruled that the mic that was used on the One was a mistake of the manufacturer who made the chip, Not HTC. Get your facts straight bro.

posted on 01 May 2013, 09:25 4

3. Adithya7184 (Posts: 316; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


finally Lg galaxy note 2......oh...sorry optimus g pro official...lol

posted on 01 May 2013, 09:37

4. JunBringer (Posts: 101; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


This is nice! If I didn't enjoy the S-Pen so much on my Note 2 I'd look into this for sure.

posted on 01 May 2013, 10:17

5. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


LOOK at those specs! Look at that 2 year price!

posted on 01 May 2013, 11:45

6. PONDERTED (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


A 5.5" 1080p phone with 32gb with removable battery and expandable memory for 99.00,That is Hot! root to remove the bloat if you don't like it keep it for a bit and sell it to get the next Nexus!

posted on 01 May 2013, 16:24 1

8. Jillsandwich (Posts: 56; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Or.. the GS Note 3. Just saying.

I plan on getting one of these. I want the 1080p screen that the newer models have, but the extra screen size that the Note 2 has. This thing is the perfect combination. I just hope there's a strong ROM community behind this one.

posted on 01 May 2013, 17:10 1

9. FlushGordon (unregistered)


I do hope Samsung will follow suit in their next Note 3 release...32 gigs SHOULD be the darn minimum!!!!

posted on 03 May 2013, 08:46

17. SiyabongaMoss (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Lol when i got my note 2 it came with 32 gigs problem solved....

posted on 01 May 2013, 22:36

11. Daftama (Posts: 575; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Price is the only thing that would make ppl.get itnover note 2 other wise come with your own...note owns this department they started. ..

posted on 01 May 2013, 22:57

12. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


This is definitely a WANNA BE GALAXY NOTE 2 bootleg device. This is nothing more than a large screened smartphone with NO productivity abilities or real multitasking options. They copied every aspect of the Galaxy Note 2 button placements, home button, everything of course except software. My Galaxy Note 2 came to market in November with 4.1.1 jellybean and now has 4.1.2. This device launches with old software how great. This is why LG sucks software is there biggest flaw. Bottom line here folks Samsung owns this space period Lg is not even in the top five manufacturers

posted on 02 May 2013, 08:09

14. Daftama (Posts: 575; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


The thing with att they will get any new phone they dont care if it sells or not they want every new ohone on there network

posted on 02 May 2013, 09:02

15. adrianzka (Posts: 25; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


why is it so Similar to the gn2. The only thing diffrent is they put the back and menu button switch places

posted on 02 May 2013, 18:54

16. kissily (Posts: 53; Member since: 09 Oct 2012)


The Optimus G Pro to me is a copy of the Galaxy S4. Almost the same in all areas

posted on 03 May 2013, 20:30

18. funkshit (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Feb 2013)


Take a look at it for real. You would never feel that it resembles Galaxy note 2.
Definitely, Op G Pro is the best-selling phone now in S. Korea.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 00:37

19. acee00 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


When is the Optimus G Pro coming to Canada, can anyone answer this for me ??

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