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LG Optimus G Pro hands-on

0. phoneArena 25 Feb 2013, 05:25 posted on

We sat with LG this morning to explore its newest Optimus G Pro flagship that will carry the battle with the Xperia Z, HTC One and Galaxy S IV behemoths and here are our initial impressions...

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posted on 25 Feb 2013, 05:29 18

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Dat arrangement, speaker, camera and light, is a straight copy from the galaxy s3

nice try LG but Samsung remain the best here

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 05:46 7

4. tiara6918 (Posts: 1502; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Actually the older design of LG Optimus phones resemble the galaxy more. But now I think LG tries to differentiate from Samsung with their new models

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:36 14

10. Diego! (Posts: 508; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Sorry but this is a Samsung Galaxy Note II with LG printed on it.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:43 9

12. henrickrw (Posts: 407; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Exactly right Bro:

Its aSamsung Galaxy Note II with LG printed on it.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 13:39

27. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


But with a bigger battery, faster processor, high mp camera, and glass (not Plastic) design.

Will it perform as well as the Note? Doubt it.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 12:07

32. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


Note 3 coming dude......
^_^

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:45 2

13. Boreni (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


In the first LG Optimus G video you see a lot of lag .
Lag in 0:31, 1:14, 1:25, 1:29 time .
That's because LG Optimus G or because Android ??

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:32 3

18. Diego! (Posts: 508; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


LG. And you can take a very long nap waiting for their updates...

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 08:09 4

21. geoffers247 (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


A copy of the Galaxy Note II.... with the One X camera on the back.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:21 3

8. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1098; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


ok LG that was unimpressive...apart from the screen being 1080p there's no real difference in hardware from the awesome Note 2...the bacl looks more glossy than the Note 2....and the most importantly this thing does not have half the unique software features found on the Note 2!

So why would anyone in their right mind buy this? the Note 2 blows this out of the water with software alone becuase its not a phone...its so much more! And lets not get started with the Note 3...

Moreover I smell a lawuit coming up as the front is too similar to the Note 2 as well...I am not in favor of a lawsuit but I smell it coming

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 17:34

29. metalpoet (unregistered)


wow thats a great show of the already released note 2! oh wait what?!? thats an LG phone, wow LG good job with your orignality ;)

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 17:35

30. metalpoet (unregistered)


wow thats a great show of the already released note 2! oh wait what?!? thats an LG phone, wow LG good job with your orignality ;)

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 05:38 3

2. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Super nice! Huge battery, buttery smooth! Can't see any downsides to this as of yet....need to see some camera shots.

2013 is gonna be great for android!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 05:44 6

3. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Cough cough I would never look at any lg device ever period, mate u get this might be good in first couple of months and booomm days it lg has forgotten this device, no updates no nothing

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 05:46 2

5. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


android has matured. no need for constant huge updates

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 13:00 1

25. TMach (Posts: 385; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


A downside? It is LG........ sold my LG Optimus 4 HD after a week and CEX couldn't shift it even though it was not yet released in the UK as I bought it from Amazon.de! No resale value is also a killer added to non existent updates! Pass, methinks!!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 05:55 1

6. wando77 (Posts: 313; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Love the screen specs and slim bezel but the ui looks to lag a little in places on that video

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 05:55

7. nikenturd (unregistered)


benchmarks are pretty low for a flagship device...13k + only on Antutu? what the hell happened there? im not shitting look it up on google

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:26

9. pellegrini (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


The front is okay, but the back is ugly IMO.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:38

11. cloud_atlas1991 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


It didn't quite make a stir like how HTC and Sony did with their flagships.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:46 6

14. henrickrw (Posts: 407; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


This doesn't have achance againste the Note 2 No way. Even Droid DNA is better.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:50

15. papss (unregistered)


Why LG? Your other designed phones look so good but this? No thanks.. I would think I had a SS phone if I had this..

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:54

16. JunitoNH (Posts: 965; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Only thing missing from the device, project butter; new device such lag.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:13 3

17. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


Nothing cool...I dont know why these people are not understanding that it's not only about GHz or MegaPixels...they need to put new things in the OS like samsung's multi windows, smart stay and so on.... so i think S3 is still better and note 2 is still the king

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:47 3

19. Bedz81 (Posts: 59; Member since: 30 Dec 2012)


Screens are getting larger by the day, at least have some features like the Note 2. Otherwise an impressive looking phone and not half baked

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 12:11

34. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


HTC One is there to put an end to ever increasing screen size and camera resolution-decreasing both from its predecessor

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 08:02

20. redmd (Posts: 903; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


wouldnt it be more fitting if you compare the optimus g pro versus the note 2 Ray?

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 08:23 2

22. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


boring, ugly, too big...

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 10:05 2

23. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Its the GS4!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 11:36

24. MAG33 (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


boring but....i want it

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 13:26 1

26. scsa852k (Posts: 300; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


WTF.. that looks exactly like Note II

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 14:37

28. AceStorm1249 (Posts: 14; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


I thought this was a Note 2 before reading the title...

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 08:04

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


Touching screen while downloading and installing programs? See the upper bar on the screen with arrow on it. isn't it unfair for showing a new product?

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 12:09

33. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


"The phone is quite compact for the screen size and with minimal bezel on the sides, aiding the slender profile, yet it feels larger than the Galaxy S III we had"
Umm....dont you think this should be compared to the note 2 instead.... O.o

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 15:34

35. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


Looks like the Note 2 yes but is a way etter phone and display

posted on 02 Mar 2013, 16:36

36. chemhaz (Posts: 160; Member since: 04 May 2012)


It's a fake Note II.

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