The LG Optimus G Pro, a phablet, will soon be up for grabs in India by June. LG is launching this device as a direct competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which I reviewed earlier. The LG Optimus G Pro is a successor to the LG Optimus G, which was released early this year in India. So, does the phablet has what it takes to take the Note 2 head on. Lets find out.
It comes with every goodies one would expect from a 2013 flagship phone; except wireless charging, But most probably it could be remedied by buying a add-on battery cover.
It boasts a 5.5 inch screen, same as the Note 2, but has a resolution of 1920x1080p that amounts to a staggering 401ppi. It uses the same technology in the screen as the Optimus G i.e. an IPS plus panel. This offers very wide viewing angles and rich colors.
On the powerhouse front, the phablet boasts a 1.7GHz quadcore Snapdragon 600 chipset, 2GB Ram, 32 GB onboard storage, microsd slot, 13mp camera. Powering all these is a 3140mAh removable battery. I expect the phone to give excellent battery backup.
On paper the phone seems quite capable of handling itself against the best of LG’s competitors. A solid marketing plan may further enhance the phone’s value.
The phablet will come pre loaded with Android 4.1.2. LG has skinned the android with its own customized UI. The Q-Slide function which we first saw in the Optimus G is also present here.
More can be said about the device once it releases in India. By the above brief overview, the phone seems excellent as it loaded with all the lastest goodies. A video by LG was uploaded on youtube recently. Here is the video :