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LG Optimus G Pro Black Folio Case hands-on

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LG Optimus G Pro Black Folio Case hands-on
At this moment, we’re seeing some fierce competition amidst the smartphone market, as many highly anticipated devices are fighting for supremacy. For those on AT&T, the LG Optimus G Pro is slated to arrive on May 10th for $200 on-contract, but if you quickly placed a pre-order back on May 3rd, you’ll be glad to know that you’ll be getting a free LG Black Folio Case for the phablet.

Much like other recent flip cover cases, such as the one for the Galaxy S4, the one here for the LG Optimus G Pro follows in the same direction. Specifically, it replaces the stock back casing with an identical one – albeit, it’s attached to a flip cover case. Thankfully, we’re still greeted to the same intricate design of its rear cover, which changes pattern depending on the angle you look at it. However, since it’s the same glossy plastic casing, it’s still prone to being dirtied by fingerprints and smudges.

Despite that, we like the plastic textured design of the front cover, which covers the 5.5-inch display entirely – though, it’s nice to find cutouts for its earpiece and home button. On the inside cover, it’s lined with soft microfiber material to keep the display protected and clean. Worth noting, too, is that the front cover doesn't automatically turn on/off the display when it's opened/closed.

Like we said folks, if you were quick enough to place a pre-order for the LG Optimus G Pro back on May 3rd, you’ll be receiving this Black Folio Case for free. As for the rest of you, just plan to fork over a whopping $50.00 for its full retail price. At that point, you may want to consider picking up a similar third party option.





source: AT&T

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posted on 09 May 2013, 14:57 5

1. red_fox (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 May 2013)


A carbon copy of the Samsung galaxy flip cover.

posted on 09 May 2013, 16:28 2

5. samsungIScopycat (banned) (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


samsung copied as well..
thats how korean companies do....

posted on 09 May 2013, 17:01 1

8. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


wow, talking about prejudice... don't you have another generalization up you sleeve?

posted on 10 May 2013, 01:12

10. samsungIScopycat (banned) (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


wow, talking about prejudice... don't you have another generalization up you Sam-boy?
thats what i want to ask you q as well....

posted on 12 May 2013, 17:23

11. heldown (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Feb 2013)


at least koreans can biuld a phone that last 7+ hours without shutting down wifi,blutooth and evrything and dont scuff

posted on 09 May 2013, 15:04 2

2. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1006; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


id have to physically compare these phones and see which is better. I still like the Note II, but the price of the Optimus G Pro makes it more reasonable in our wallets than the Note II

posted on 09 May 2013, 15:30 1

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


FYI, you can still get it for free if you order it online today.

posted on 09 May 2013, 16:01 4

4. scsa852k (Posts: 292; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


So this is LG's approach to smartphone market.
Copy everything Samsung does, and kiss up to Google.

posted on 09 May 2013, 16:41 2

6. Wolves11 (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Yes it DOES turn on and off the screen, but you first need to go into settings and turn on the option for the smart cover. Silly people and their unwillingness to read instructions...

posted on 09 May 2013, 17:22

9. OGman (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Thanks for clearing that up. That is one of the reasons I pre-ordered and I was under the impression it turned the phone on. I'm stoked for this phone and can't wait to get it.

posted on 09 May 2013, 16:43 2

7. Wolves11 (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


And Samsung doesnt copy? There isnt too many original designs out there, every company takes the successes of another company and tries to improve on that success and call it their own. I have the Note 2 and plan on getting the G Pro due to the screen and camera, and I do not use the sytlus. Wife is taking Note 2 as a replacement for her original Note.

posted on 24 May 2013, 04:16

12. tacarat (Posts: 145; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


I found out the folio (and standard) back covers supports Qi wireless charging. It's such an under emphasized feature that's really going to matter soon. It also explains why I can't find the receivers separately. It's built in!

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