After lot of delay LG Optimus G Pro has been finally launched in India for Rs 42,500. It is the successor of Optimus G.
It terms of look and feel LG Optimus G Pro is quite elegant. It looks good and the best part is that it has a removable back panel.
LG Optimus G Pro flaunts of a 5.5 inch HD display, and a very shiny back panel which is slightly slippery.
The phone has a full HD (1080 x 1920 pixel) display with 401 ppi pixel density. The display is great with very good contrast ratio and vibrant colours.
Browsing, Webpages, movies or anything else feel great Optimus G Pro and response to touch is good.
The phone uses a Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 chipset with 1.7 GHz quad core processor coupled with 2 GB RAM, and the performance is very snappy, without any lag whatsoever. You throw any game at it and it handles it like a breeze.
LG has heavily redesigned the user interface on top of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and also pre-installed some useful utility apps like QNote( note taking app), QTranslator (language translation app) and QRemote ( acts as remote control for TVs, Ac and music system).
One can also view multiple screen on the display screen and assign different colour to different number like calls from your boss can be in red colour for your wife in pink colour.
The phone uses a 13 megapixel camera at the back, and the camera is very responsive also thanks to a powerful processor that the phone uses. The picture quality is top notch, and while it is a bit too bright the pictures taken with the camera appear very good. The camera also records 1080p videos at 30fps. You can record your own video while you are shooting with the rear camera and insert it into the video, something Samsung announced with Galaxy S4 recently.
The camera user interface gives a lot of options and is well sorted and easy to understand. The camera gets several shooting modes like Intelligent Auto, HDR, Panorama, VR Panorama (think Photosphere), Burst shot and Beauty shot. It also has a time machine mode, which snaps several shots and lets you choose the best. There are the typical settings for exposure control, white balance, focus mode, ISO, etc.
The phone gets a 3140 mAh battery, which is close to the 3100 mAh unit on Galaxy Note II. And while we have not tested the battery life it should be good.
LG Optimus G Pro is a great device but timing of the launch is not great. If it had been launched a month back it could have given tremendous competition to the flagship phones from Samsung, HTC and Sony, given that it is bigger than most devices (except Note II,) and is better than Samsung Galaxy Note II, yet it feels more handy.
Also, price seems to on the higher end but that is due to the fluctuating dollar price. Overall, LG Optimus G Pro is a nice smartphone with amazing display and utility features. We will reserve our final verdict till the time we do complete review of the device.