It took almost five months for the LG Optimus G Pro to make an appearance in India after the phone was first launched. The LG Optimus G Pro is the descendant of the LG Optimus G. However, it isn’t just a successor, launched by LG. There is much more to the phone than just another upgrade.
The Design and the Build
The LG Optimus G Pro is not just a Smartphone, but a phablet, so to say. If you were to compare this LG gadget with something like Samsung Galaxy Note II tablet, you will release that it is a ‘big’ Smartphone. The less width of the phone probably will give you such a feeling. This isn’t that gadget that will stay in your pocket comfortably for obvious reasons.
The front is made of glass. The bulk of the front side is consumed by the display. The bezel is narrow towards the sides of the screen and comes with a black border that runs along. The ‘Home’ button doesn’t seem to come out enough unlike the Galaxy S4 device.
No wonder, it is hard making the button work for you. However, it dances to various colors of lights when there is any notification. So, it alerts you easily. To the right of the phone rests the
Power/Screen lock button. The volume rocker key can be spotted to the left along with the Quick key.
The phone comes in 5.5 inch IPS Plus LCD display and has a resolution of 1080 X 1920 pixels. It must be mentioned that along with the Lenovo K900, the LG Optimus G Pro is the only phone that has a full HD 5.5 display. What’s more, it comes with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2. So the screen always remains free of scratch.
The images and the videos look extremely crisp on the screen of the LG product. The brightness easily puts life in the images and looks lively. The viewing angles also perform well and there was no complaint on that count.
However, when used outdoors, the reflection on screen was a tad too much in the sunlight. But the positive thing is that the text was yet readable even in bright sunlight.
The LG gadget comes with two cameras as is mostly now seen in Smartphones. There is the 1.9 MP front camera, while the rear camera is of 13 MP along with LED flash. There is a minuscule speaker to the back of the phone towards the upper corner. There is a raised spherical enclosure that also catches the eye.
Considering the price of the phone, the cameras could have been with high capacity. The app for the camera used in this product is also the same as that one found in LG Optimus G. There is a quick menu that can be customized. There are controls for switching between the cameras, switching between views like Panorama, VR Panorama, HDR and Normal.
The app also has settings for shutter with voice activation, like taking pictures with voice commands like “LG”, “Smile”, “cheese”, and “kimchi”. Voice commands also work for zoom, focus, brightness, scene modes, image size, color effects, white balance, timer, and storage apart from some others.
Performance and Battery Life
The 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor powers LG Optimus G Pro. There is 2GB of RAM for fast and quick processing and comes with Adreno 320 chip (400 MHz) for processing graphics. The phone is 16GB of internal storage capacity out of which the only 10.5GB is available for the users. With MicroSD card, the memory can be upgraded up to 64GB. The phone runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
The phone is bundled with a 3140mAh battery. With normal to moderate usage, the battery could last one full day. It included more than one hour of phone calls, a couple of e-mail accounts that came with push notifications. Moderate using was played and WhatsApp was used as well. All in all, the backup was satisfactory.
The LG Optimus G Pro is one of the best phones that is currently available in big screen. If trivial complaints are to be ignored, the phone is a great piece of hardware that serves excellently at a price of Rs. 42,500.