LG Optimus G Pro with 5.5 inch display, 1.7GHz CPU coming to India this month

LG Optimus G Pro with 5.5 inch display, 1.7GHz CPU coming to India this month

LG Optimus G Pro is coming to more markets across the world after being introduced in Japan with smaller 5-inch body and Korea in its original form of 5.5 inch. This phablet or smartphone comes with matching specs of Galaxy S4 of Samsung and Taiwanese tech giant HTC’s flagship handset HTC One. The handset is going to be very attractive to many people across the world who wanted a big sized smartphone with top specifications of Galaxy S4 and others.

But to be true, its slow rollout has been rather very disappointing for millions of people who have been impressed by its looks, specifications and above all very impressive reviews since it was showcased months ago. The phablet comes with everything impressive and this is the reason that not many people have found any reason to criticize the handset so far. It comes very powerful processor, great camera, impeccable display quality and everything that can be said as top class.
A reviewer while reviewing the handset for The Verge is all praise for this huge smartphone. “If you do want a phablet, the LG Optimus G Pro is a very good one, every ounce a worthy competitor to the Galaxy Note II. There are plenty of good reasons to buy this device instead of the Note II, even, from the better screen to the surprisingly useful IR blaster”, says the reviewer.

Though the Optimus G Pro is coming late, considerably late when compared to its launch in many other markets, it is still a great handset. While the latest offering from the tech giant would be made available in the Asian markets including Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippine, Vietnam and Malaysia starting May 30, in India, the handset would be made available only by June end. Speaking about the device, Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said: “LG’s Optimus G Pro sets a new benchmark in the over 5-inch display smartphone category which is catching on with consumers everywhere who aren’t interested in owning both a phone and a tablet. Asian customers are leading many of today’s technology trends and we’re confident Optimus G Pro will find a large following in this region.”

When it comes to specifications and features, the Optimus G Pro is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, which features a 1.7GHz quad-core CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. It has 2GB of RAM. The phone features a 5.5-inch display that has a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels with a pixel density of 400ppi. It runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The phone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel front facing camera. It has an internal storage of 32GB expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. The phone features a large 3,140mAh battery. With these features in tow, it appears that LG is all set to take on the rival Galaxy Note 2. In fact when LG had launched Optimus G it straightway targeted upon the Galaxy S3. And now with Optimus G Pro, bearing almost similar screen size, it seems to threaten the Galaxy Note 2.

Though the handset is certainly huge and using it in one hand is near impossible, LG has ensured that it has features that force many to fall for it. With Optimus G Pro, LG has definitely taken a major leap in the field of phone designs. Unlike Optimus G, the latest version is much more comfortable to hold in one hand and has softer corners with edges narrowed in a way which makes finding and pressing the buttons easy much more easier. The removable back comes in plastic instead of glass and provides an access to the battery, SIM card, and microSD card slots. The 5.5-inch screen is definetly a win-win  feature with pixel-density of 1080p resolution coupled with rich colors, and deep blacks. However, the only drawback being in the screen being the viewing angles that aren’t as wide as expected from an IPS display.

As far as operating system is concerned, Optimus G pro runs Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean with a custom skin (interface) on top, which is a clear indication that LG’s user interface is getting better with every new phone. Some of the applications not only stand out but also appear like a fresh lease of life in the smart phone market. The QButton installed on the left side of the device launches QMemo by default. This app allows the user to scribble on top of whatever’s on screen and call up that scribble later or save it as part of a screenshot or a note of its own. It’s possible to make the scribble semi-transparent and continue using the phone normally. However, the G Pro does not have a stylus. The latest offering is equipped with 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor backed by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. It is capable of LTE speeds and includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS. You can expand the memory via a microSD card slot. There’s only one other port: a Micro USB on the bottom.

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