LG Optimus G Pro: Initial impressions
Optimus G Pro, which was launched just a couple of days back and carries a price tag of over ₹40,000, is powered by a 1.7Ghz quad-core processor – something is even powerful than my uncles’s netbook. Awesome!
The Optimus G Pro does give you a comfortable feeling while holding it despite its size. The back cover has a weave pattern that instantly reminded me of the Google Nexus 4. However the cover in case of the Optimus G Pro does separate from the phone revealing the removable battery, a microSIM and a microSD slot.
Next up – the display gives a perfect video output that is crisp when indoors thanks to the IPS+ screen and I hope the display is at its best while outdoors as well. If you have an LG smart TV, you can use the phone as a remote and play HD videos on televisions. The rear camera is a 13-megapixel one that managed to take crystal clear images, but a lag was observed while focusing. HD videos can be shot using the smartphone as well.
The G Pro runs Android 4.1.2 and we do want to see it running 4.2 or 4.3 in near future. There is a custom user interface featuring Q Slide, which is a stack of shortcuts for apps.
The price tag does indicate that the smartphone from LG is definitely its next flagship that will compete with the likes of HTC One, Sony Xperia Z Ultra and Samsung Galaxy S4 but, we wouldn’t pass any judgment on the phone up until we have tested it out.