LG Op­ti­mus G Pro

Ev­ery­thing in One

HWM (Malaysia) - - TELEPORT - TEXT // SHARMINE ISHAK

It can be in­cred­i­bly tough for a man­u­fac­turer like LG to break into a mar­ket flooded with smart­phones the likes of the iPhone 5, Xpe­ria Z, Samsung GALAXY S4 and HTC One, but it ap­pears that they’ve done it at long last. Packed with some of the lat­est cut­ting-edge com­po­nents, the new Op­ti­mus G Pro is the com­pany’s new flag­ship smart­phone that looks like it’s ready to take on the big guns with its own brand of tech. We see what this smart­phone has to bring to the arena.

In spite of its use of plas­tics, the Op­ti­mus G Pro is a solid piece of hard­ware. Build tough but not bulky, this light­weight de­vice is com­fort­able to grip and hold. At 9.4mm, it is just 0.1mm thicker than the HTC One, but it’s just as sleek with a chrome trim run­ning around the smart­phone. On the bot­tom there is a mi­cro USB port for charg­ing, while a 3.5mm au­dio jack can be found on the top, next to an IR blaster. The power and vol­ume rocker are placed on the left side of the phone for easy ac­cess. To in­sert a SIM card, users sim­ply need to pop-off the re­mov­able rear cover to ac­cess the bat­tery, as well as the mi­croSD and SIM slot.

Equipped with a 5.5-inch full HD IPS dis­play that is not so much wide as it is long, the Op­ti­mus G Pro has a 401 pixel den­sity per inch, which puts it on par with the iPhone 5 and HTC One. It isn’t as bright as its pre­de­ces­sor, the Op­ti­mus G, but it still de­liv­ers crisp, vivid vi­su­als. In terms of sound, the smart­phone packs a sin­gle speaker lo­cated on the back next to the 13-megapixel rear shooter and its LED flash, which cam­era lovers will ap­pre­ci­ate. Add a 2.1-megapixel front-fac­ing cam­era and you’ve got a phone that is also great for tak­ing de­cent self-por­traits and hold­ing video calls.

All of this is pow­ered by some very pow­er­ful com­po­nents in­clud­ing a 1.7GHz quad-core Qual­comm Snap­dragon pro­ces­sor and Adreno 320 GPU, which re­ally shows its prow­ess when tested on some of our bench­marks. By achiev­ing 19,693 points on AnTutu and gar­ner­ing a score of 11,459 on Quad­rant, which is just a lit­tle un­der the per­for­mance of the HTC One, the Op­ti­mus G Pro proves that it is ca­pa­ble of smooth, fluid per­for­mance for heavy multitasking and per­for­mance-de­mand­ing apps. Even on 3DMark for An­droid, the de­vice was able to score 9,246 points in Ice Storm, which goes to show just how ca­pa­ble this smart­phone is for run­ning graph­ics in­ten­sive games.

With a 3,140 mAh bat­tery for all-day use, the LG Op­ti­mus G Pro is def­i­nitely a con­tender worth con­sid­er­ing in the high-end smart­phone mar­ket. Packed with all the bells and whis­tles in­clud­ing some greats like a univer­sal re­mote, as well as smart func­tions for shar­ing your con­tent wire­lessly and mon­i­tor­ing the po­si­tion of your eyes on the screen, this killer smart­phone unites all the best in one cool de­vice.

The 13MP cam­era with LED flash takes stun­ning pho­tos in bright and low-light set­tings

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