LG G Pro Lite official: large display, mediocre specs

October 10, 2013
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LG just unveiled the curiously named G Pro Lite, a 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro budget variant destined for emergent markets.

The G Pro Lite maintains much of the design of its more powerful cousin, and even features a Stylus Pen to help you make the most of that expansive screen. Unfortunately, LG opted for a forgettable set of specifications:

  • Processor: MT6577 1.0 GHz Dual Core
  • Display: 5.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels)
  • Network: 3G (HSDPA: 7.2Mbps / HSUPA: 5.76Mbps)
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, MicroSD
  • Camera: Rear 8.0MP BSI / Front 1.3MP
  • Battery: 3,140 mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
  • Size: 150.2 x 76.9 x 9.4mm
  • Weight: 161g
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, USB2.0, A-GPS, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Colors: Black, White

We’re especially worried about the  200ppi display and the old MediaTek MT6577 processor, though, on the bright side, the presence of the 3,140 mAh battery should ensure some stellar battery life. The Android 4.1.2 G Pro Lite also comes with stereo speakers, dual-SIM support, and many of the software features that LG launched on the G2, including KnockOn.

The LG G Pro Lite will launch in Latin America this month, followed by markets in Asia, Russia, China, India, and the Middle East. There’s no official word on the price of the G Pro Lite, but we expect it to be relatively affordable.

Show Press Release

SEOULOct. 10, 2013 — To fulfill the needs of practical smartphone users who want to enjoy the convenience of a large display, LG Electronics (LG) today introduced to the world its latest device, LG G Pro Lite, with a 5.5-inch display and unique UX features.

 

In addition to its large IPS display, LG G Pro Lite features an equally large 3,140mAh battery, embedded Stylus Pen, stereo speakers and Dual SIM with a dedicated Hot Key. The phone is also designed with an ultra-narrow bezel for an incredible edge-to-edge viewing experience, slim design for optimal one-hand grip and convenient UX features shared with LG’s other premium G Series smartphones.

 

“With LG G Pro Lite, we are introducing a competitive device to the masses in the growing large smartphone market,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The market for smartphones with displays over five inches will continue to grow and LG is in a great position to capture these new customers when they’re ready to move up from their current phones.”

 

The Stylus Pen that is included with the LG G Pro Lite increases the smartphone’s usability. The Stylus Pen allows for quick and accurate handwriting and can be stored conveniently in a slot at the top of the phone. And for customers who are increasingly turning to their smartphones for entertainment, LG equipped the LG G Pro Lite with dual speakers for excellent audio performance with or without headphones. What’s more, LG’s latest smartphone maximizes user convenience with a Dual SIM feature and a dedicated Hot Key to make switching between two SIM cards easier than ever before.

 

LG G Pro Lite comes with LG’s practical and convenient UX that features all the benefits of LG’s premium G Series, G Pro and G2. KnockON powers on the G Pro Lite with two taps to the display, Pause and Resume Recording allows for the recording of short snippets of video which can then be viewed as one continuous file, QSlide controls up to three different apps in one window, QuickMemo gives users the ability to instantly jot memos or notes from any screen without having to open a separate application and QTranslator instantly translates words and sentences from images captured with the smartphone’s camera.

 

LG G Pro Lite will make its world debut this month in Latin America followed by markets in Asia, Russia, China, India and the Middle East.

Comments

  • Luka Mlinar

    Nice paper weight.

  • Amine Elouakil

    As mediocre as the Galaxy Mega (in which you didn’t ad such superlartive but whatever)

    • simpleas

      yeah, stop copying engadgets headline mr.petrovan

    • Lil bit

      Galaxy Mega is much better than this. Except battery.

      Still, this is gonna sell well in Asia, I bet its gonna match the price of Galaxy Grand which has been a great hit. This is in many ways an upgraded Galaxy Grand and fixes the battery capacity problem of both Mega and Grand. Unfortunately it can’t compete against the GALAXY brand name which is very strong among the average buyers but if priced well below Mega 5.8 it has a good chance. Personally I would choose the Lenovo P780 over any of them but that’s just me I guess.

      • Amine Elouakil

        The main complain in the article are the low PPI screen and a dualcore SoC, which the Mega 5.8 have, heck the Mega has a lower PPI screen than this not to mention the much weaker battery on the Mega despite the lager screen. And I’m pretty sure that this entry level device is much cheaper than the Mega, but that remains to be seen

        • Lil bit

          I have used Mega 5.8 and it performs well, the chipset is not bad, has a decent L2 cache, graphics is not great but works adequately. Not only is it a faster chipset but also higher clocked. And don’t forget that Mega has 4.2.2 out of the box with future updates coming, while this LG is doomed to stay on 4.1.2 for a long time, most likely forever. When we see the price we will know if G Pro lite is a good alternative to Mega and Grand. Seriously, if battery matters a lot then Lenovo P780 is the one youre looking for.

  • RanRu

    Mediocre is a bit… generous.

  • Alex Ohannes

    Something tells me that the person who wrote this article takes technology for granted way too much. If you brought a 99 cent cheapo calculator into the 1950s, you would cause a sensation (once people realize that your demonstrations of the calculator in action were actually legit).

  • lil bit

    The specs are perfect for the Asian big screen budget market, the ppi is great. Judge it out from who it’s ment for. But sadly it’s no match for the Lenovo P780.

  • Groud Frank

    When they said “lite” they weren’t kidding! Knowing these OEMS, I am sure LG will sell this for more than the nexus 5 if the price rumours are true. The only way I will even consider buying this phone is if it cost no more than 200 USD.

    • Lil bit

      Don’t worry, it will not be sold in any western market where nexus 5 will be available from GP. In the target markets for this LG the nexus 5 will cost 500+, just like the nexus 4 did. Just read the article and sources, it’s not meant for Europe and USA.

  • jjordan

    This thing is a good idea for emerging markets. I’m really ready to see what the pro 2 is going to be all about from lg…if they do it right and make it available on all the major u.s. carriers like the g2 then maybe they can start pushing back at Samsung a little bit

    • lil bit

      The interest for G2 is disappointingly low, the Note 3 and Xperia Z1 are overshadowing it. Look at gsmarena front page, G2 doesn’t even make it to the top8 on daily interest. That’s pretty weak I think.

  • deogratius tesha

    MT6589 could have been better

  • Mark Shan

    that battery is going to last forever