LG Optimus G Pro hands-on

LG Optimus G Pro hands-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.

How does a 5.5" 1080x1920 Full HD IPS-LCD screen sound to you? It looks gorgeous, and you can't really tell there is a lower 401ppi pixel density than the 5-inchers out there. It is with vibrant colors and great viewing angles.

This is not bad for a start, but LG also throws in a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 with LTE radio, which powers the interface with ease, adding to the 2 GB of RAM, 13 MP rear camera and 2 MP front one capable of 1080 video high end features. We have some camera samples for you here.

We saved the best for last - the 5.5" Optimus G Pro sports a giant 3,140 mAh battery, 32 GB of internal memory and a microSD slot for cards up to 64 GB.

It is quite a largish handset to hold, though it is rather thin at 9.4mm, but that's to be expected from a 5.5-incher, however it feels a bit slippery with that glossy back that has a patterned look all around, hinting at a glass chassis similar to the Optimus G

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 handy, so check out the comparison picks in the slideshow below.

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Optimus G Pro
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3140 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2



36. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

It's a fake Note II.

35. tha.fox

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

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

33. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 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

31. funkshit

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 12, 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?

28. AceStorm1249

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

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

26. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

WTF.. that looks exactly like Note II

24. MAG33

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

boring but....i want it

23. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Its the GS4!

22. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

boring, ugly, too big...

20. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

19. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 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

34. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

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

17. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 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

16. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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

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..

14. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

11. cloud_atlas1991

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

9. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

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

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

6. wando77

Posts: 1172; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

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

2. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 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!

3. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 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

5. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

android has matured. no need for constant huge updates

25. TMach unregistered

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!!

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

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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

10. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

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

12. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Exactly right Bro: Its aSamsung Galaxy Note II with LG printed on it.

27. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 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.

32. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

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

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