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LG Optimus G Pro Review: Impressive Design, Display, Audio And Interface

This is the first LG smartphone to cross the 5 inch mark. But it is not the only thing that this new huge Smartphone warrants. It comes with the latest software update, new chipset, robust camera and option to use as a remote control for TV, stereo, projector and air con also.


The screen offers 20% more space than full-HD 5 inch, picture quality never falls below 400 ppi. It has the latest version of Snapdragon 600 chipset and upgraded slide for fast efficient multi tasking. With this device you can set a whole multimedia at home. It produces streams of multimedia, both wired and wireless, with the support of Dual Screen Dual Play. The phablet’s screen display is separate from TV display.



LG Optimus G Pro is attractive in plastic chassis; power button is on the right edge. USB port is pointed at the lower edge. On the top, there is a place for the headphone jack alongside its IR blaster. On the left edge, there are programmable Quick Button and volume rocket of the phone.


LG Optimus G Pro’s physical home button is placed below the display, visible by customizable multicolor illuminating LEDs that glow when you power the phone or get some notification. If you hold the home button, the task switching menu comes up. LG Optimus G Pro is large; it measures 5.8 x 3 x 0.37 inches and weighs 6.2 ounces, that easily dwarfs HTC One (5.4 x 2.7 x 0.37 inches and 5.1 ounces) and Samsung Galaxy S4 (5.3 x 2.7 x 0.25 inches and weighs a scant 4.6 ounces).  Responding with this Smartphone in one hand is a real test of your fine motor skill.


Display & Audio

With 1920 x 1080 IPS it offers crisp visuals whether you are watching video clips or browsing a website. The emanated audio from the rear mounted speaker is just enough to fill a small room. Its IPS display registered at 322 Lux on the brightness meter is better than Smartphone category average (301), Samsung Galaxy Note2 (231), Samsung Galaxy S4 (296). But “HTC One” tops the chart with the score of 433 Lux. The ‘Lux’ is the international system of unit for luminance and luminous emittance.


Software and interface

LG Optimus G Pro houses the top version of Google's Android 4.1.2 Jellybean OS. It starts with three home screens that rotate like a carousel horizontally in both ways, right and left, as you swipe. You always have the option to create own home screen as you can do in Samsung's Touchwiz.


At the bottom of the screen, there are optional customized buttons for phone, camera, message, apps and browser. The first home screen features shortcuts to the Email, Contacts, Play Store apps, Calendar and widget.


In the second home screen, you will find a Google search widget, Apps widget for quick access to AT&T's suggested apps, Google Maps, Facebook apps, Music and shortcuts to the Quick Remote. Large digital clock and calendar cover the lock screen that can be customized to both a calendar with digital/& analog clock with weather.



LG Optimus G Pro offers superb and fast enough to handle everyday tasks with 1.7-GHz, 2GB of RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU. Its performance is always smooth whether you are surfing the web or editing a video or browsing through the gallery.


In a synthetic benchmark test named “Quadrant”, it scored 12075, well above the category average of 3674 where HTC one scored slightly higher at 12,426, leaving far behind Galaxy Note 2 (5763) and Galaxy S3 (5159).


Price: The LG Optimus Pro will cost Rs.35,000. After seeing this phone it  looks as if the price is quite reasonably priced. And this can be a good contender to become the best Smartphone of this year. 


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