LG Optimus G Pro Review

LG is being one of the top most companies to manufacture the smart phones mostly based on Android OS in the present times. After the release of LG Optimus G, LG has announced its upgrade version the new LG Optimus G Pro. Now this smart phone strikes the world market and is said to be a worthy smart phone. We go through the specs and features of the device to find the worth of this smart phone.

Design :

We feel that it is better to call it is as a Phablet device more than just a smart phone because of its large size of 5.91 inches height, 3 inches width and 0.37 inches thickness. It is not a lighter device to hold and weighs about 172 g which is a bit uncomfortable to hold and use. The Black color and the white color are the two colors offered by LG in this device.

The build quality is good and is hefty in spite of its plastic chassis. The physical buttons are arranged in a better way to make them easy to reach. The power button is crafted on the right side and the customizable quick launch button and volume rocker are placed on the left side. The top part contains a head phone jack and IR Blaster while the bottom is equipped with micro USB port for charging. We find the SIM slot and the micro SD card slot under the plastic chassis. The Pro has a classy look and the look of the device adds up by the aluminum strip that passes all through the sides. On the whole we say it as a beautifully crafted and rich Phablet device.

Display :

The first enhancement we noticed is its 5.5 inches big screen powered with Full HD IPS and LCD touch screen. This offers a high resolution of HD quality that is about 1080×1920 pixels and a pixel density of about 401 ppi. The image quality and text display is very clear and sharp on the screen. The sun light legibility is good and we do not find any problem of visibility in the presence of sun light. The beauty of the screen is its appearance and excellent viewing angles. The LG special touch screen Zero-gap display is out bouncing and works well on the finger prints. The Gorilla glass corning is an extra protection for the screen from the external scratches.

Software and Hardware Specifications :

The LG Optimus G pro is featured with 4.1.2 jelly bean Android Version and slightly a disappointing thing for those who expect the 4.2 version. But the LG UI adds up to the interface with more ease and customizations. The smart technology adds to the functionalities of this smart device makes the user more exciting. The interface is quite impressive and offers a feasible use of smart apps and technology.

This Phablet device features 1.7 GHz Quad-core processor with Snapdragon chipset. This is good enough to have out and out performance for a smart device like LG Optimus G Pro. The internal memory is availed with 16 or 32 GB data storage and an expandable card slot memory of about 64 GB. Along with this the 2 GB RAM memory gives out its best shot for high performance of the gadget.

Camera :

There should be special mention about the camera features and options provided by LG Optimus G Pro. The 13 MP rear camera features a lot of enhanced modes and effective settings. The modes like normal, Panorama, HDR, VR panorama that adds two or more photos to create 3D view, auto mode that adjusts the ambient light automatically based on the surroundings and the time catch mode that shoots before the shutter gets hit and offers best five shots among them. The Burst photo shoots 20 continuous shots without a time lag, beauty photo and the dual camera mode are the features present in the camera mode. These features can be accessed either through the camera app or from the settings.

The options and settings like Zoom, flash, Focus etc. are present in the camera. The image quality is good in the presence of sum light but a little fuzziness is observed for saturated colors. The LED flash does its work in a well manner in the presence of dim light. The 2.1 MP front facing camera is good and can be easily accessed or switched in the camera app. The HD quality video capture is fine and features like anti-shaking, video pause are offered for the video shoot.

Battery :

This is boasted with a strong battery of 3140 mAh Li-Ion type battery and lasts for a day or more on average usage. For the heavy users the battery needs to get charged every night. The test results have proved that it lasts for 21 hours on continuous talk time. The power saver mode can be utilized to extend the battery charge of the device.

Features :

A smart phone of this standard any one would expect of the high end features and advanced multimedia specs in the device. Let us see what this smart device holds in its pack of apps and widgets. The first thing we would check for is its connectivity features which include WI-FI, Bluetooth, NFC, USB, GPRS, EDGE and LTE (4G).

The multimedia features like media players that include both video and audio players are enhanced with advanced features like zoom, multitask etc. The Music apps and games are the best entertainment provided in this Multimedia section of the device. The smart technology pause the video while the user takes off the look from the screen. The Dolby sound system is real fascinating and provides excellent sound quality and volume.

The LG’s special app Qslide app constitutes apps like calendar, video player, web browser etc. The advanced features present in this smart device includes the Quick Memo app, Notebook app, File sharing and many more apps and widgets. The Quick Remote app works as a universal remote for many external dishes and TVs. You can simply add the device that you like to control and use the app for controlling it. This device contains all the basic apps that are needed for every user. The basic apps for document reading, editing, mailing and social networking are present in the device. All together this device provides hand full of specs and features from which you can make good use of them.

Technical Details :

  •  LG Optimus G Pro is a Phablet device that can work under 2G, 3G and 4G networks on a micro-SIM.
  •  This is a big device that has the body dimensions as 5.91×3.00×0.37 inches and 172 g of weight.
  •  The 5.5 inches IPS LCD touch screen is powered with HD resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and 401 ppi pixel density.
  •  This is boasted with 4.1.2 Android jelly Bean Version OS and 1.7 GHz quad-core processor.
  •  The internal memory is opted between 16 GB and 32 GB, the SD Card memory is expandable up to 64 GB. The RAM memory availed for this device is 2GB.
  •  The rear camera is featured with 13 MP size and front facing camera with 2.1 MP size. The HD quality video capture is allowed in this smart Phablet.
  •  The connectivity features include WI-FI, Bluetooth, USB, GPRS, EDGE, NFC and 4G.
  •  The advanced apps include the Qslide app, Quick Remote app, Camera app, advanced features for video player, the smart technology for maintaining the light sensor and many more enhanced features.
  •  The price tag for this LG Optimus G Pro is around 40,000 rupees approximately.

Call Off :

For a device like LG OPTIMUS G PRO the price range of 35,000-40,000 rupees app. may be a little expensive thing. There are many deals and discounts offered on the purchase and the users can make good use of them to purchase the device with a little lower price. Apart from the price we say it one of the present time smart phones with good functionality and look. This is a worthy device and feels very classy in your hand.

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