LG Optimus G Pro
Everything in One
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