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LG is on a comeback of sorts. In the past months, the Korean phone maker has taken some big steps towards establishing itself as a top high-end Android manufacturer. With all the availability problems, the Google-branded Nexus 4 proved a hit, while the Optimus G has impressed everybody with its top specs and stylish design.

But time moves so fast in the Android world. Just months after the Optimus G was launched, LG unveiled the Optimus G Pro, a faster, bigger device squarely targeted at Samsung’s pen-equipped Galaxy Note 2.

At MWC 2013, we’ve had the opportunity to take the LG Optimus G Pro for a quick spin. The device, which was first announced on February 12, is an impressive piece of equipment, powered by Qualcomm’s newest processor and sporting an eye-pleasing 5.5-inch full HD display.

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Official specifications of the Optimus G Pro

  • Size: 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4 mm (5.91 x 3.00 x 0.37 in)
  • Weight: 160 g (5.64 oz.)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, quad-core 1.7GHz Krait, Adreno 320 GPU
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Display: 5.5 inch, Super IPS LCD, 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD), 401ppi
  • Storage: 32GB, extensible via microSDXC, up to 32GB
  • Battery: 3,140mAh, removable, wireless charging optional
  • Main camera: 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash, 360o panorama, dual recording
  • Front camera: 2.1MP, 1080p@30fps
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP, A-GPS, microUSB 2 (MHL), USB host
  • OS: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Optimus UI

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Our Darcy LaCouvee has enjoyed some quality time with the LG Optimus G Pro. We will be soon publishing his first impressions and a hands-on video. For more images of the LG Optimus G Pro check out our hands-on photo gallery. Stay tuned for versus posts and more coverage!

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.