LG Optimus G Pro, Massive Cool!


LG Optimus G Pro

In the world of smartphones, the competition becomes more and more aggressive and every company struggles to reach the highest standards in order to gain the attention of even the most pickiest geek. The LG Optimus G Pro is one of the soldiers out there and if you’ll read the following review about it, you might consider buying and using it to “fight” for your needs.


 Even if the G Pro was launched back in 2013, it’s still a pretty cool smartphone to have, even a best buy if you consider that its price dropped significantly in a year or so since its initial launching.


 The G pro was basically an updated version of the “legendary” Optimus G, featuring a huge screen, 20% larger than its sibling and being somewhere at the border between a smartphone and a tablet.  Yes, it’s that big folks. Its screen is a bit shy over five inches wide (actually the first LG smartphone with a screen larger than 5 inches)  and also LG’s first 1080p Android. Running on a quad core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU on a Snapdragon 600 system on chip and featuring LG’s in-house QSlide multitasking, the OS looks fresh and runs flawlessly.


The “G” in its name stands for “giant”, I think, as the phone measures 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4 mm and has a weight of 174 g, so it’s pretty far from your average smartphone that slips in your pocket and you forget it’s there. No, sir. This fellow is big and imposing, yet it feels comfortable in your hand if you’re used to handling king-sized smartphones. It seems to be solidly built and also has an attractive design.


The Optimus Pro G features a 5.5 inches True Full HD IPS Plus LCD capacitive touchscreen that offers a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a 401 ppi pixel density. If you’re looking for a phone with a great display, well, here it is, as it’s big, offers some nice vibrant colors, good viewing angles and is perfectly usable under direct sunlight.


The smartphone is equipped with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and the Optimus user interface, which has been profoundly customized by LG. The user experience is very pleasant and that’s also due to its other skills, as the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 600 chipset, holding a quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 processor, Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded with a microSD card, but I think it’s more than enough without one. The Optimus G Pro is quite a performer, as you would’ve expected actually, given its list of specs.


Having such a big display comes in handy when watching movies, as they look great when played on the Optimus G Pro. Its video player is very capable and supports popular formats such as DivX, XviD, MOV, MKV and others. Oh, the AC3 audio codec is also friends with the video player.


The phone is also a nice tool for listening to music, as it has a neat audio player that offers, among others, equalizer presets and the possibility of looking up information, lyrics or videos for your songs. The audio quality is very good.


For snapping pictures, the Optimus G Pro comes packed with a 13 MP autofocus camera that takes photos at a maximum resolution of 4208 x 3120 pixels and has a LED flash companion for assisting in low light situations. The camera application features geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization, some shooting modes and others. The image quality is great, with bright colors, nice contrast and good amount of resolved detail.
The video camera is also a good performer and shoots 1080p videos at 30 fps.
The phone also holds a 2.1 MP front facing camera that’s capable of producing 1080p videos.


The Optimus G Pro offers a lot of treats, I’ll bring out a few of them, like its GPS receiver that uses Google Maps for navigation, the Polaris Office 4 for viewing and editing document files, great connectivity skills (dual-band Wi-Fi a/ac/b/g/n with Miracast wireless display, Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot,  3G with HSPA, the MHL-enabled USB port and more), a great stock Android browser and so on. You won’t get bored with this phone, that’s for sure.


In conclusion, the LG Optimus G Pro is a really handy tool to have with you and it won’t disappoint even if it’s relatively “old news” ; this droid still impresses not only with its looks, but with its skills too, being a versatile gadget.


 The smartphone excels in multimedia applications due to its impressive connectivity and the full-featured camera.It can be  an excellent tool for business, for example in a presentation but also in your home due to its TV-out features and the infrared port.  All things said, the G Pro still has all the characteristics of a flagship and it will get the job done anytime anywhere.

LG Optimus G Pro Massive Cool



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