With so many great options available, it’s always a difficult choice to make, when picking you’re next smartphone. More so in the US, considering the fact that this will likely be your primary device for the next 2 years. Even with T-Mobile, regardless of the fact that there aren’t any contracts, if you choose a smartphone with the monthly payment plans, it takes 24 months to pay off the device. With the LG Optimus G Pro joining the already amazing lineup of high-end smartphones offered by AT&T, we decided to do a quick comparison, to help make the decision easier for you.
With so many devices in the running, the best way to find out any differences is a comparison table, which you can find below (All prices mentioned require a 2-year contract, with qualifying voice and data plans) -
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The $299.99 price tag of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and the very surprising $199.99 cost of the Galaxy Note is a clear indication smartphones with a display greater than 5-inches is still considered a niche category. It looks like AT&T is banking on the fact that if you want a smartphone with a larger display, you’ll go for it regardless of the cost, even with newer, and better specced, smartphones now available at the same, or a cheaper, price.
While comparing the various factors considered by consumers before choosing a smartphone, the LG Optimus G Pro comes out ahead more often than not. Here’s my take -
Granted, it’s not only about specifications, but what features it has. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is packed with features, and the HTC One takes a more minimalist path, which is preferred by some. Check out our hands-on review of the LG Optimus G Pro to see what the device has to offer -
To answer the original question, the LG Optimus G Pro is definitely a great choice for its price point, especially if you’re looking for a smartphone with a larger-than-5-inch display. If you’re interested, don’t forget the Optimus G Pro will go up for pre-order from tomorrow, May 3, and will be available online and from AT&T stores around the country from May 10.
What are your thoughts? Do you think the LG Optimus G Pro is worth it? Will you be picking up the smartphone from AT&T when it’s available? Let us know in the comments section below.
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How much (realistically) internal storage is left in the LG phone after all the pre-installed bloatware, out of its original 32GB?
23.3GBs. To be exact.
It’s so awesome that its 32 GB instead of 16 and they even give you an extra battery!
Trade in your old phone and get it for 99.99! That is a deal you cannot beat unless you have to have a stylus. Do you get the extra battery and dock like the Korean model?
There is an error in your comparison chart. The LG Optimus G Pro is running 4.1.2 and not 4.2, unfortunately. The GN2 just got updated on Verizon to 4.1.2 so its on par with the OS part anyways.
My bet is LG OG Pro will get 4.2.x before the GN2 does.