First impressions and hands-on with the new LG Optimus G Pro

by: Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 25, 2013

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My colleagues Darcy LaCouvee and Joshua Vergara have been hard at work trawling the halls of MWC 2013 for the hottest pieces of mobile technology, and they might have just found it in the form of the LG Optimus G Pro.

We had the opportunity to play with the LG Optimus G Pro, and we have to say, we came out pretty impressed. The Optimus G Pro offers what is probably the best display on any mobile device, with 5.5 inches of full HD goodness, translating into a remarkable 401ppi. The super crisp panel is a pleasure to look at, and the Optimus G Pro has the muscle to push all those pixels, thanks to the brand new Snapdragon 600 processor, clocked at 1.7GHz.

Design-wise, the Optimus G Pro is a very sleek looking device. Coming in black and white, the G Pro is slightly narrower and lighter than the Galaxy Note 2, which makes it easy to pocket and to use in general. The back of the device features the same holographic pattern we’ve seen on the Nexus 4 and the LG Optimus G. Underneath the removable back cover, you’ll find a beefy 3140 mAh battery, meaning you’ll have little trouble getting through a full day of full use with the Optimus G Pro.

Check out our hands-on and first impressions of the new LG Optimus G Pro. Also see the full specs here and an extensive image gallery of hands-on pics.

Stay tuned for more coverage. We’ve pitted the Optimus G Pro against the Note 2 and other hot devices. Videos coming soon!

  • SammyDropTheBall

    I can’t see why anyone would buy the s4 when this is out especially when the s4 has the the same chip. I def think Sammy has dropped the ball with this one.

    • Because Samsung will not have the same chip. You are crazy to think that Samsung won’t put an Exynos in they’re flagships. Have a little faith the S4 will blow the competition away.

      • soutcessays

        the info is from numerous sources that the s4 will notvhave edynos nor amoled…

    • uu

      LG lacks the camera excellence..
      touchwiz is still the hottest UI
      s/w updates go for samsung

      • OptimusL

        I much prefer LG’s UI over Touchwiz.

      • pocketwhale

        “touchwiz is still the hottest UI”


        • uu

          why laugh? lol
          couldnt you accept that Touchwiz is the hottest? i drag that term bcoz it offers d most capable UI, and its d most popular

          • OptimusL

            UI preference is subjective, so if he doesn’t like it of course he won’t accept that it’s the “hottest”. Come on now.

    • yungqb7

      Samsung has way more love on XDA compared to LG. I currently have an LG android phone and there’s only one ROM for it. Im waiitng for the gs4

  • hei

    does removable back means plastic back?

  • I like it it’s far bettter than Note2