New year brings new flagships- this mantra is getting very old now but it makes us happy as it provides us with more and more opportunities to test newer and advanced gadgets. LG G Pro 2 is the latest phablet from LG Electronics having Galaxy Note 3 as its biggest competitor.
The G Pro 2 replaces the now aging LG Optimus G Pro and comes with even more bells and whistles. The most notable features are Knock Code, 1W Hi-Fi Sound and Content Lock.
The knock code can detect 86,367 knock patters in any corner of the display and unlocks the device.
Don’t get too greedy now. We’ll tell more about the phone in the later part of this quick review of the LG G Pro 2.
Warning: The quick reviews are based on the first impressions of the gadgets. Our predictions and speculations are based on previous experiences with gadgets having same/similar hardware. We try our level best to provide you with most accurate and educated guesses but we still can’t rule out the scope of errors. Please take these predictions with a pinch of salt.
LG G Pro 2 Specifications
- Chipset– Snapdragon 800, 8974-AA
- OS– Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- CPU- 2.26 GHz Quad-core Krait 400, GPU– Adreno 330
- RAM– 3 GB
- Memory- Internal- 16/32 GB, up to 64 GB via microSD card
- Display– 5.9” True Full HD IPS LCD Display (373.37 ppi)
- Camera: Rear- 13MP with AF & LED flash, Front- 2.1MP
- Battery– 3200mAh Li-Ion
- Dimensions– 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm
- Connectivity– WiFi-Direct and Hotspot, 3G, GPS and GLONASS, FM Radio, Bluetooth v4.0
- Special Features– Knock code, 4K video recording, Mini View, Dual Browser etc.
It bears many similarities to LG G2 and also inherits the hardware button placement from it. The bezel is only 3.3 mm in width and makes the phone look gorgeous.
Performance & Storage
The LG G Pro 2 has the very powerful Snapdragon 800 SoC as its brain. The Adreno 330 GPU is taking care of graphics side of things while you are crashing your car in the Asphalt 8.
It runs all the latest android games. You just name them.
The CPU has 4 cores Krait 400 running @ 2.26 GHz each. The CPU and GPU both are based on the latest technology from Qualcomm. Hexagon QDSP6V5A Digital-Signal-Processor takes care of some special audio effects and trivial tasks thus helping in extending the battery life.
The phone comes in two variants- 16 GB and 32 GB. If you want even more memory then you can expand it by adding a microSD card of up to 64 GB.
Not much can be said about the 13MP camera having AF, OIS and LED flash without actual testing. Considering the LG’s custom of launching phones with better cameras we can easily guess it to be even better than the one we tested in LG G2.
The camera has a plethora of cool features like vertical panoramas, 4K recording etc.
It can record 4K (3840×2160 px) videos @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps and 720p @ 120 fps.
It also support Magic Focus which I miss in most of the android phones. It lets you adjust the depth of focus after taking a shot. How cool is that!
The 2.1 MP front cam can also be used for doing video chatting in full HD- It lets you see your loved ones more clearly.
The LG G Pro 2 graces a 5.9 inch True full HD IPS display with a pixel density of 373ppi. This might not grant you bragging rights but will not disappoint you in real life.
The videos will look great but I would suggest that you don’t compare this display with the ones having ppi count of 440+. It might break your heart.
The 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery is user removable but is still not too much for a phone bearing a 5.9 inch display. I am not complaining but it could have been bigger. After all, even local phones like Micromax Canvas Power A96 have huge batteries.
The battery will provide a whole day of battery backup on light-moderate usage.
The LG G Pro 2 has an extra-large display and a 4K camera. If you can afford then then it is worth checking out.
More information about the phone is coming with the full hands-on review.
If you have anything to say about this phone then do sound off in the comments.
Would you pay a premium amount to get the LG G Pro 2 or just get a local branded phablet?