LG may be basking in the middle of the pyramid in the hierarchy of consumer electronics, but with the Optimus G Pro (a phone with a name that sounds more like a Transformer), the company may be able to propel itself into the higher echelon. The Optimus’ specs and its features are probably one of the best in the market right now, so let’s take a look.
Display and Dimensions
LG outdid themselves with this one. ’s dimensions are kind of big at 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4 mm and weighs at a healthy(and deceptively light), 172 grams. Since the success of a smart phone heavily relies on the size and quality of its display, the Optimus is sure to be in the pedestal. It features a 5.5-inch touchscreen with a 1920×1080 pixel resolution, making it at par with the top honchos in the market. However, with its 401 pixel per inch density, it gives it a slight edge against devices like the Galaxy Note II and Nexus 4. It also has a 16:9 widescreen ratio. Overall, the device really looks attractive and advanced for this time period, with its thin side borders and its super epic display, it’s sure to make waves.
Processors, Performance and Storage
Sporting a high-end chipset enables this phone to run a multitude of applications and the ability to perform (browse and switch through applications) pretty fast. The Optimus Pro possesses a quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 processor, giving you an idea of how it performs on paper. It has two variants, the 16GB and 32GB one, both of which can be expandable up to 32GB by using a microSD card with 2GB RAM. Running the show is Android’s v4.1.2 Jelly Bean, giving you access to countless applications and services that can be availed in Google Play. This also gives you the basic Google features like Chrome, Gmail and Google Maps. The phone is equipped with a 3140mAh battery, which can last up to 550 hours on standby and 21 hours on full use.
Probably one of the best cameras attached to a smart phone, the Optimus Pro’s 13 MP camera boasts a lot of features including photo sizes and resolutions, 15x digital zoom, an LED flash, four color effects, geotagging, six scene modes, panorama, a time machine option and many more. Yes, it takes high-definition pictures of amazing quality. It is also able to record videos of good quality, with it allowing you to pause in between recordings. The downside of this however is its inability to take decent images in low-light conditions. The secondary 2.1 MP camera in the front may not be as equally impressive, but is still perfect for video calls and selfies.
Overall, the phone may not be a perfect choice if you wish to switch to LG, but it’s a great choice. This high-end smart phone may possess a mediocre camera and the battery life may not be as appealing, but the display and the performance of its software make it one of the best phones currently in the market. It currently costs $99.99 with a two year contract and $749 overall.