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Monster smartphone from LG. The 1.7 GHz quad-core 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro Android smartphone with Full HD 1080p display

18 February 2013 by
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LG today announced the LG Optimus G Pro for the Korean market. The 5.5-inch model has a Full HD 1080p display resolution and a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor

LG Optimus G Pro announced

LG has finally joined the list of companies offering a smartphone with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution display. The LG Optimus G Pro will first be available for the Korean market. It has a large 5.5-inch IPS display in a 150.2 x 76.1 mm body. The company is one of the first with a camera with a 13 megapixels resolution. More megapixels does not guarantee better photos, but it confirms that the 1.7 GHz quad-core processor on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset is capable of processing large files.

LG has included something we haven't seen before. And that is Dual Recording and Virtual Reality Panorama. We are not sure about how useful video recording with the front and back camera simultaneously will be, but LG says it is a "unique picture-in-picture experience". LG has developed a new UX feature which are developed for smartphones with large displays. The 3140 mAh battery is one of the most powerful we have seen in a smartphone to this date. The battery is removable and it can be charged wirelessly.

LG Optimus G Pro highlights

  • Size: 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4 mm
  • 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset
  • 5.5-inch IPS display with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal storage, Expandable with additional 32 GB using a microSD card
  • 13 megapixel camera
  • 2.1 megapixel front camera
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system
  • 3140 mAh battery
Lg Optimus G Pro announced

 




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etaab6 years, 8 months ago
5.5" is getting a bit too big i think. Looks very good though - a very thin screen bezel.
julias6 years, 8 months ago
All phones are starting to look exactly the same now.
goldenface6 years, 8 months ago
Lovely big screens but with so many 5"+ phones coming out, how will they differ from each other.
The Galaxy range will sell well purely on the back of the Galaxy Brand, which how has huge numbers of followers.
The Xperia Z at least has water and dust resistance. This LG looks good, especially with the thin bezel.
randomuser6 years, 8 months ago
Great specs (especially battery), design copied from Samsung, no USP. The lack of a stylus and custom software like Samsung will hurt the sales of this device I feel.
jcwhite_uk6 years, 8 months ago
5.5" screen is too big IMO. Its just too big to conveniently carry in a pocket.
32 GB internal storage, Expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card

So its not expandable then? or should it say "32 GB internal storage, Expandable by up to 32 GB using a microSD card"
etaab6 years, 8 months ago

On 2013-02-18 10:44:59, julias wrote:
All phones are starting to look exactly the same now.

Thats exactly what I thought. It looks nice but so samey compared to what we have already seen. Which also proves the point that theres only so many ways a phone can look with a full face touchscreen. Apple dont think so though.
hihihans6 years, 8 months ago
Visit forum to view images there is a touch of colour at the bottom Visit forum to view images
Bonovox6 years, 8 months ago
But it just looks like a Galaxy S3 in many ways. Nice specs but too big even for my big hands. We need more innovation all we are getting now is who's got the biggest screen or thinnest design. Getting boring. Only Android needs Quad Core since it lags on anything less. And as for Samsung we don't need 8 cores. I am growing bored now am quite happy being back with WP8
Miss UK6 years, 8 months ago
Looks nice (nice arrayment of specs to)
dislike the size really
Supa_Fly6 years, 8 months ago

On 2013-02-18 15:04:00, etaab wrote:

On 2013-02-18 10:44:59, julias wrote:
All phones are starting to look exactly the same now.

Thats exactly what I thought. It looks nice but so samey compared to what we have already seen. Which also proves the point that theres only so many ways a phone can look with a full face touchscreen. Apple dont think so though.

I think this was the plan all along with the proper multi-touch screens started by Apple (more than 2 fingers and without over the screen transisters meant to active Touch a la Palm III). I know the history of WinCE/PocketPC/PE devices I've lived through them all but non had that level of multi-touch we're all used to now.
Since now that we focused on touchscreeen its the primary focus and will continue to do so until "Isolated Voice Cognitive Recognition/Inference System" is available. What does that mean? It means that by "my" or "your" speech patterns that Navigation/Input (data access/edit/deletion/sharing)/Output (audio/visual), can be done through speech alone with 5% inaccuracy/prompt to verify vocal commands of normal speech works even in a mult-person environment (crowd) yet isolating only your voice as "signed"/"encrypted" to that device where nobody else can access/input anything on it! This would be perfect with a headset and a widescreen smartwatch.
Tsepz_GP6 years, 7 months ago
LG Optimus G Pro battery tests are over, here are the numbers
Visit forum to view images
http://blog.gsmarena.com/lg-o[....]are-over-here-are-the-numbers/
Excellent results by the Optimus G Pro, although it does seem to need further optimization, but 2013 high end smartphones should generally be hitting 50hrs and over in this test WITHOUT any power saving enabled thanks to their newer and more efficient hardware and larger batteries.
Bonovox6 years, 7 months ago
Good one Something just attracts me to this phone must be that screen which looks way bette than the XZ screen
[ This Message was edited by: Sean72 on 2013-03-08 18:10 ]
Away6 years, 7 months ago

On 2013-03-08 18:39:01, Tsepz_GP wrote:
LG Optimus G Pro battery tests are over, here are the numbers


Excellent results by the Optimus G Pro, although it does seem to need further optimization, but 2013 high end smartphones should generally be hitting 50hrs and over in this test WITHOUT any power saving enabled thanks to their newer and more efficient hardware and larger batteries.

So basically the battery life is a complete fail.
3140mAh G pro battery, 2330 mAh XZ battery, and this gets what, 2h more endurance rating with only a slightly larger screen? Not to mention the XZ has battery stamina mode which will make it much better.
Also a sign of true hate for certain brands. This is 'excellent', whereas the 2h less endurance rating for Z gets a snide remark.
This will get owned by Samsung. As randomuser has said, no USP whatsoever. And it copied Samsung for design. At least the HTC One copied Sony and Apple, this copied the worst manufacturer for design. Strange.
Not so pro for a phablet.
[ This Message was edited by: Away on 2013-03-08 20:11 ]

[ This Message was edited by: laffen on 2013-03-11 23:24 ]
Tsepz_GP6 years, 7 months ago

On 2013-03-08 20:19:08, Sean72 wrote:
http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_optimus_g_pro-review-904.php
Review here

I can't get over the dual recording, you could create some interesting little doccies with it and I like how the Notification light surrounds the Home button.
There's something else that really blew me away with this phone, can't remember what it is, PhoneArena pointed it put. In their review, will have to find it.
Away
Not to mention the XZ has battery stamina mode which will make it much better.

the same Stamina Mode that ruined the notification light for some? Stamina Mode is nothing special most Androids have power save mode and allow you to also limit the data usage of certain apps, the more I read about this "Stamina Mode" the more redundant it sounds really.
Tsepz_GP6 years, 6 months ago

On 2013-02-18 11:04:52, randomuser wrote:
Great specs (especially battery), design copied from Samsung, no USP. The lack of a stylus and custom software like Samsung will hurt the sales of this device I feel.


Yep, it's sales are really being hurt...
LG sells 500,000 LG Optimus G Pro units in first 40 days in Korea
http://www.phonearena.com/new[....]first-40-days-in-Korea_id41441
Excellent stuff by LG
Vipera ammodytes6 years, 6 months ago
Tsepz_GP & randomuser SHUT THE F*** UP! You are acting like a kids, I am sick of this!!!!

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