LG Optimus Pro Review
Voice quality in the earspeaker of the LG Optimus Pro is hollow, and the sound muffled with comparatively low volume. The receiving end said they can hear us fairly clear, although they could use stronger volume as well.
The fairly large 1500mAh battery offers just four hours of talk time in 3G mode and 100 hours on standby, which are pretty short by any measure.
The LG Optimus Pro performs exactly where it should – with the excellent portrait physical QWERTY keyboard, which makes it a messaging machine. It also offers a fairly large for the form factor 2.8” screen that comes in handy when browsing or snooping on your social networking status. These offset the small nuisances like uninspiring black plastic design, fairly thick frame, and the low screen resolution.
The biggest drawback however, is the lousy pictures and video, as if the 3MP camera is of the lowest quality LG could secure from suppliers. Still, on the multimedia end the handset surprises pleasantly with good video codec support, and playback of DivX/Xvid videos up to 720x480 definitions.
The LG Optimus Pro is an affordable low-key alternative to some basic BlackBerries from the Curve series, for example, mainly because it is running Android, which enhances its functionality with the numerous apps in Android Market, plus its fairly large display.
As far as the Optimus Pro’s own category of low-end physical portrait QWERTY phones with Android goes, you can have a look at the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro, which is lighter and thinner, but has a less comfortable keyboard than the LG phone. We’d be remiss not to mention also the Samsung Galaxy M Pro as a more upscale alternative to the LG Optimus Pro, with its better camera and screen pixel density.
Software version of the reviewed unit: V10c-Sep-21-2011
LG Optimus Pro Video Review:
- Very good chiclet-style keyboard
- 2.8” screen is fairly large for the form factor
- DivX/Xvid video codec support comes standard
- Lousy pictures and video quality
- 256MB RAM sometimes doesn’t cut it
- No Adobe Flash support
- Low screen pixel density
1. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)
This phone is a crap. Low processor, low RAM, low camera, ... etc
5. CorporateMediaGeneral (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
I absolutely agree, this phone was an absolute nightmare to own, finally got rid of it when I found out it wasn't receiving all text messages.
4. Jericho (Posts: 300; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Well not everyone is rich. For some budget makes sense.