LG used its G Pro 2 to photograph the northern lights, here are the results

LG used its G Pro 2 to photograph the northern lights, here are the results
Earlier this week, LG stated that those who use the rear camera of its new G Pro 2 smartphone will be “blown away.” The camera has a 13MP sensor with Optical Image Stabilization Plus - which is an improvement of the OIS technology featured on last year’s LG G2. 4K video recording is also possible with the new handset.

To show us what the G Pro 2’s camera can do, LG organized a trip to Canada, more exactly to Yellowknife - a city famous for offering fantastic views of the northern lights (also known as aurora borealis). LG carried a handful of G Pro 2 smartphones to the Northwest Territories, and used them to photograph the northern lights. You can see the results in the slideshow below.

While we can’t help wondering how Nokia’s Lumia 1020 and its PureView technology would fare in these conditions, we admit that the G Pro 2’s camera did a pretty awesome job. We should add, though, that the photos were shot using tripods - as you'll notice in this video (in Korean):

LG will have the G Pro 2 on display at MWC 2014 next week, and we’re looking forward to checking it out. The new smartphone, which runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, will be launched in South Korea tomorrow, February 21, with an international roll out to follow starting March.

source: LG - Flickr (translated)

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G Pro 2
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh



1. X.E.R.O. unregistered

Amazing photos courtesy of an amazing phone.

6. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

cant agree with you more

9. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

this is LG's year design wise and now they got a great camera

15. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG G pro2 is the best phone in the World! i love its design better than G2! congratulation LG!

19. iyngr

Posts: 72; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Though the G PRo 2 maybe good. I'll not buy any LG devices cause my G Pro is still stuck at 4.1.2 they have the worst Update Support and with Locked Bootloaders.

24. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I plan on winning it at work like I did with the Optimus G Pro & G2. I traded the G Pro to get my Note 3 & sold the G2 on the Bay. This one will be a back up prone.

2. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

If you have an OIS+, then y do u need a tripod...

3. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 300; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

It's hard enough to stand in that cold, let alone holding a phone at a certain angle for long time.. Btw why are you so negative in your thinking... do you use wp by any chance?

12. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

I use the phone in ur profile name...

4. LoveHater

Posts: 235; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

U nailed it Bro

18. Krjal

Posts: 439; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Even dslrs with optical stabilisation need a tripod for long exposures. Anything more than a second and you get blurring just from the natural movement of your body.

5. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

good job lg!

7. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Beautiful LG..

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

This makes me want a G Pro 2 so much...

10. loccoc402

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

How amazing!!

11. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

ok now let a normal person take the pictures, and not LG workers and lets see the results plz.

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

+1. If it were me, and I was spending $ to go to Yellowknife to take pics of the aurora borealis, I would be packing along something like a Canon PowerShot G16 or Sony RX100. Nothing against the LG, it is just not competitive with dedicated cameras like the Canon or Sony.

13. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Looks good, I would like to see the quality,of the 4k video recording

16. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012


17. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

If this is good then oh my how much better can lg3 get.

20. Jishnusur

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

If this is not their flagship phone of this year, just imagine what would it be?! :D

22. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

G3 shall be wiped out s5 & iphone6 's performance

25. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Yup. I barely won the G2 because of the launch of the 5S. The G Pro I couldn't keep in the store. Hopefully it's the same for this phone.

21. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 2013


23. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

G3 will be the KING of 2014

26. benson123456789

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

i want to know if it has the face tracking feature with the power button light, like the Lg g flex

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