Korean manufacturer LG has had great success with Android recently with Google’s current flagship handset the Nexus 4. That has a 4.7-inch display. And now the company had revealed a phone with a high-resolution 5.5-inch screen, advanced processor and lots of innovations.
LG Optimus G Pro: Size & build
The 5.5-inch display of the G Pro tells you it’s going up against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and HTC One rather than the iPhone 5 with its comparatively diddy 4-inch display.
LG Optimus G Pro: Features
There are lots of features on the G Pro including an infra-red connector on the top edge so you can use it as a TV remote (and, hey, if you lose it down the back of the sofa you can call it to hear where it is). It’s also easy to throw content from the phone’s screen to your telly.
LG Optimus G Pro: Screen
This large-screened phone (or phablet, if you insist) has a Full HD resolution screen with a pixel density of 400ppi.
LG Optimus G Pro: Performance
As you’d expect with a phone as well-endowed in the processor department, this phone is fast and smoothly responsive. The chip is the Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 which has a quad-core 1.7GHz Krait 300 CPU. It’s very quick.
LG Optimus G Pro: Battery
Across its new range of mobiles LG is stressing that it wants to target battery life, stressing that smartphones should be able to last a couple of days between charges.
LG Optimus G Pro: Verdict
This is a highly promising super-phone with strong styling and decent feel. The display is bright and attractive and the fast chip is unsurprisingly up to the job of making the handset speedy and responsive.
The unusual extras such as audio zoom on the camera and infra red to make the phone work as a TV remote work well, though the facility to shoot both front and rear cameras at once may not seem crucial. None the less it’s a potentially exciting phone which we hope will reach the UK.
LG Optimus G Pro review: Hands-on
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The LG Optimus G Pro is the first phone to feature one of the latest, fastest Qualcomm processors. And it’s big, slim and attractive
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