LG Optimus G Pro Black Folio Case hands-on

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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Optimus G Pro
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3140 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. red_fox unregistered

A carbon copy of the Samsung galaxy flip cover.

5. samsungIScopycat

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

8. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

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

10. samsungIScopycat

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 05, 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....

11. heldown

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 09, 2013

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

2. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 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

3. debugger919 unregistered

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

4. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

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

6. Wolves11

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 21, 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...

9. OGman

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

7. Wolves11

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 21, 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.

12. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 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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