LG Optimus G Pro hands-on: It’s a big ‘un
LG has brought the big guns to Mobile World Congress, inside the form of the Optimus G Pro, a whopping 5.5-inch Full HD Android smartphone. One of the biggest non-pen-enabled phones about, the Optimus G Pro runs a 1.7GHz quadcore processor from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro stable, plus isn’t left from the megapixel race with a 13MP snapper found on the back.
There’s furthermore a 2.1-megapixel camera found on the front, plus LG has provided its pic app a polish with hot attributes like focus monitoring. That enables the Optimus G Pro to lock onto a topic inside frame plus utilize face monitoring to adhere to them about, ensuring they’re aways inside focus. It’s nothing unique for standalone point-and-shoots, yet it’s impressive to find about a telephone.
The units LG has brought along to MWC this week are Korean-spec, so that they have certain enhancements which models outside of the nation won’t receive. That involves a digital TV tuner, plus the reality is there’s a big pull-out antenna for which. The UI is furthermore Korean spec, nevertheless at smallest offers you a glimpse into how LG has modified the interface for the Optimus G Pro: there’s more utilize of the notifications bar, by way of example, to take benefit of the room about provide.
That big screen absolutely makes its presence acknowledged. Its an IPS LCD, plus LG is certainly pushing the technologies over Samsung’s favored AMOLED: LG reckons its Optimus G Pro screen is 2.3x sharper. It’s absolutely bright face-on, though possibly it’s the bright light of the show floor yet watching angles aren’t the right we’ve watched. However, even if you’re up close the 400ppi resolution is flawless.
There’s moreover a worthwhile multi-window feature LG has baked into Android, permitting consumers to open numerous apps simultaneously plus see them inside flying windows with varying transparency. As we’ve enjoyed from Samsung, the argument here is the fact that you are able to keep viewing a movie when simultaneously replying to emails plus additional messages.
All in every, it’s an impressive telephone – in the event you have the level of purse for it. 5.5-inches is merely big, plus without a stylus LG may not grab the same crowd because fell for the Galaxy Note II. We’ll conserve full judgement for whenever you receive the hands about a review device, yet.