After LG Optimus G, the company had announced their next device LG Optimus G Pro in the CES 2013. when the smartphone world runs behind bigger screened devices, LG surpasses them with a massive screen on its Optimus G Pro. The device was released in the Mobile World Congress 2013, held at Barcelona, Spain. Marked as an arch enemy to Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and HTC One, LG Optimus G Pro announces is strong presence in the smartphone market.
Here is a detailed analysis of the specs sheet of LG Optimus G Pro.
Design and Exterior:
If the label is hidden, there is every chance that you might mistook LG Optimus G Pro for Samsung Galaxy Note 2. But, Optimus G Pro is more palm friendly than the Note 2. of course, LG has learned from its own drawbacks. Some of the last released devices of LG were mere rectangular slabs. But here, they cave smoothed the corners and thinned the thickness. So, even if you don’t have an extra large palm, Optimus G Pro will be handy. Definitely, LG has taken real pain to bring in its own signature in the design.
The screen being so bigger, the back key on the left side, as usual, needs a painful thumb stretching to touch, if you stubbornly use the device with a single hand. LG has introduced a “QButton” on the right side, with which you can open any application of your choice. The Qbutton is situated just above the volume racker. If they could improvise the back button too like this, the dilemma of controlling big screen devices will come to an end it seems.
The thin chrome strip running around the phone, which broadens at the top and the bottom gives a unique finishing to the device. The Home key button has a halo of LED light. It functions as the notification key too. The rear side of the phone is made of Plastic. The rear side is easily removable, giving access to the battery, SIM card, micro sd Card slots.
The 5.5 inch screen is the highlight of the handset. It has a ppi of 401, which makes it practically pixel free. The device has a screen resolution of 1080×1920 pixels, which is definitely Full HD. In terms of colour and screen brightness, the Optimus G Pro is brilliantly faultless. Even under the direct sunlight, the screen was looking clear ad great.
By arguing that the IPS screens are available with higher resolutions than AMOLED, LG had gone for IPS screen for Optimus G Pro. But no device is with out faults. To find fault with the screen of Optimus G Pro, the viewing angles are not as much wide as we expected. But, you will have to hold the screen at pretty extreme angles to see very noticeable colour distortion and darkening. Still, it is possible. In case of Games which needs tilting, the screen clarity goes a bit down.
Other than this minute drawback, the screen of the device is pretty good. Video play backing and HD movies looks great in the screen.
CPU and Performance:
The devices packs the most powerful chipset available in the market, Qualcomm's 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600. The advantage of this powerful a processor id that, no matter how many applications you might keep open, the interface will not have any lags or stuttering. You can slide through different applications effortlessly. The device has a 2 GB of DDR3 RAM too.
Optimus G Pro has a 32 GB of inter storage, of which, 23 GB is available for the users. The device also accepts micro sd cards to expand the memory.
The Optimus G pro runs on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean with a custom skin (interface) on top. Optimus G Pro's skin somewhat looks a bit over crowded. For instance, let us take the case of the Notification drawer. There is a line of quick toggles on top for turning radios off/on and to launch applications. Then below that is another set of icons to launch QSlide apps – apps that float above whatever screen you’re on. It is really a blessing for multi tasking. Below that is a brightness adjustment bar. Then only you will get to the actual notifications. It is a good thing that LG is trying to do a lot here, and some of these apps and features are innovative and interesting too. But it needs to find a more sophisticated way to show them that doesn’t feel overly busy. But, this could be a minor drawback, but our fault finding eye couldn't let it go!
Camera is another attraction of Optimus G Pro. The 13 mega pixel rear camera is supported by flash lights. But you might not have to use it, as the camera performs exceptionally good with dim light too. There are so many camera applications for the photo freak in you. The camera apps include HDR (High Dynamic Range) too. If you are not that much a photo maniac, you can choose the Intelligent Auto mode, which is the easiest method. In this, the camera itself will find out the most suitable setting. The auto focus option also works great. Shutter response is also quick. You can turn the Qbutton as the shutter button, if you choose to.
There is a second camera on the front side of the phone. The 2.1 mega pixel camera on the front has a wide-angle lens. So, you can fit in more people in the frame for self-portraits. The front camera also works pretty good. The colours and skin tones are accurate.
Internet and Connectivity:
The handset is equipped to support 2G – GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G – HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz and 4G – LTE. It can support GPRS, EDGE and Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP.Optimus G Pro has microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host and Wi-Fi at Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot. It has GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS.
As we mentioned above, the device has a very generous 32 GB of internal storage, of which 23 GB will be available for the users. The external memory is expandable up to 64 GB using the micro sd Crad slot. The device has 2 GB of DDR3 RAM.
LG Optimus G Pro gives you more time between two adjacent charging with its big and powerful 3140 mAh battery. What ever might be the official claim, one thing is sure that such a huge battery can give you a full day's charge. Another advantage of the battery is that it is easily swappable. That means, you can take an extra fully charged battery and can swap with the used one with such an ease. So, international travellers, here is your go.
This much grand a phone will not be coming with a low price tag for sure. So, we are not surprised that the company has put a 39,000/- tag on LG Optimus G Pro. For this phone is worth some bucks. The screen, features, camera, battery, everything demands a premium price tag. So, in our analysis, the price is not too expensive.
Over all, it is a pretty good phone, stylish, trendy and specs rich one. The screen, infra red operation to use it as a universal TV remote control, 13 MP camera, everything makes it so extra ordinary. Definitely it will make the customers of Galaxy Note 2, HTC One and Xperia Z think over again. That is not a silly thing man. The phone is really something. Try it out and let us know your opinion.
• Stylish design.
• Compact Build.
• Big Screen.
• Full HD.
• Good Camera.
• Good Battery.
• Best in Performance.
• Fast Multi tasking.
• Viewing Angles not up to expectation.
• One hand operation is difficult.
• Rear side is Plastic, which might seem cheap to some.
• Over sensitive screen.
• Qbutton will take time to get used with.
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