Pros 5.5 Full HD screen, ultra fast processor, 32 internal memory, 2GB of RAM, Dual screen Camera, Lower price than the Note 2, Front LED notification light which changes colors for different notifications
Cons I can't really think of any.
Summary The LG Optimus G Pro is truly an amazing smart phone. I believe it is the best phone available on the market. If you are shopping around for a new phone, stop and check out this phone. It has powerful specs, a comfortable feel for the hands, which provides an enjoyable experience.
Pros Replaces my phone and my tablets. Very strong hardware meets very good software in a phone that replaces many devices.
Cons Lack of case availability. I ordered one from Ebay, but it will be awhile before I get it.
Summary I have had the phone for a week now and replaced a Motorola Atrix 2 with it. Atrix 2 was a fine phone, but wanted a bigger screen, more ram, better processor, and longer battery life. The Pro screen is incredibly colorful and bright. The hardware is exceptionally fast and LG software with Android is very nice. I had tablets for mobility, but I am ditching them since now my phone multitasks and replaces my tablets. The LG keyboard is also very nice since it adds the numbers on the screen without having to shift or use the symbol button while texting. Camera is very good and does fairly well in low light. Battery life is exceptional for a screen this size and I get about 15+ hours of life using the phone a lot the whole time. Standby time is really amazing, on the order of days. The LG rapid charger is neat an recharges the phone from 0-100% in about 1.5 hours. The quad core processor and 2 gigs of ram make even the most stubborn apps run flawlessly. The phone fits neatly into my pockets and I ordered a flip case for it on Ebay since there are none available in the USA yet. It was half the price of the competitor's similarly sized phone and I can't imagine a phone doing anything else. It is amazing! Well built also with metal edges and scratch resistant plastic. Very light weight and buttons located in very good positions. Buttons are also back-lit! For as much size as it has, it also is compact and fits neatly in anyone's pockets. I own the competitors device in a tablet and the LG phone whips it pretty handily. Definitely worth checking out. Time to sell my tablets and old phone on Ebay.Oh yeah, I also wanted to comment on the 32gb built in storage and SD card slot. This phone has 32gb of built in storage so most people will not need to use an SD card, though there is one available. My last phone was hit by viruses wiping out many family photos before I could diagnose and correct the problem. The internal memory on the phone remained in tact...having internal memory is great especially with cloud storage etc...
Updated on Jul 5, 2013
Did I mention the screen is amazing on this thing? My battery is at 34 percent and it is 10pm. I love this thing. Just make sure you go to the battery settings and optimize quad core battery saver, install Juice Defender, and this phone will last more than a day on a single charge. It really is great. Can't say enough about it.
Updated on Jul 15, 2013It was so cool. I was showing pictures of my kids to a friend who had the iPhone 5 and it looked like a postage stamp or a 3g version or something. I laughed and thought, wow my kids are so much brighter compared to yours.
I tested the 4g LTE in the rural area where I live and it was twice as fast as my home internet.
Still haven't gotten around to selling my tablets on Ebay. My guess is they aren't worth much anymore.
Its midnight and I have 50% battery still without a single recharge today.
So impressed by this phone :)
Pros -huge 1080p display with slimmer body than the NOTE2
-fast processor with 2 gigs of ram
-lots of built in storage with upgradable memory
Cons -no stylus
-craptastic android skin
-weird button placement
-camera could have better low light performance
-hard to fit in skinny hippster jeans pocket
Summary I just bought the white version of this phone a few days ago from ATT, out of contract and unlocked for $400. I went straight to T-mobile and got a much cheaper unlimited no-contract plan with 4G LTE working just fine. I love this phone! I've been an HTC fan, with their beautiful skins, for many years, but the limited screen size and storage on their recent offerings almost had me buying a Samsung Note 2. I'm glad I researched and found the cheaper, yet better spec'ed Optimus Pro instead. The article review is pretty spot on. I would have loved a better quality camera, no custom android skin, stylus, and different button placements, but all the other tech attributes at this price is simply awesome. Sure, the upcoming Note 3 is better, but way too expensive and while the rumored Nexus 5 might be a tad cheaper, it probably won't have a 5.5" screen and certainly won't have upgradable memory and batteries. I just wish there were more cases available for this unknown and underrated LG phablet...
Pros Processor is fast, 13 megapixel camera is quite nice, nice 1080p resolution, top notch battery life, Excellent customization, plenty of bells and whistles, excellent natural colors, and large 5.5' screen. Fast. oh and an led notification light.
Cons If I have to give a con I'd say its that when trying to get the battery to drain completely so I could charge it, I had a substantial amount of trouble getting it to lose juice. And really this is a plus anyway.
Summary Buy this phone, you will not regret it for a minute. You'll get the best of google, the fastest phone I've personally ever used, and a very sharp display. You'll also get an excellent camera, and a well built phone as well. Excellent display and fast quad core processing just wraps up what is already a fantastic bundle.I just wanted to add that this phone would have been perfect for me if not for the applications I had to run. For photoshop and illustrator, and anything of that nature(though there is photoshop touch I think) you still need a proper computer with ideally 8gb of ram and fast 2.7ghz speeds. It is the highest performing smartphone I've ever experienced, but its got no chance as a computer replacement in the future. Programs that require power require a computer, point blank(tablets with computing power are great as well). But since no smartphone runs those things, I do not hold this against lg. I just wanted to clarify that fast and powerful are relevant. Any task that this phone can naturally do will handle excellently (3d gaming included). But outside tasks will have the same problems. Don't spend money on a smartphone if you want a computer, resist the smartphone urge and buy a computer if you want one. That really was kinda pointless, point is great phone, so go buy it! if u need a p
Updated on Jul 27, 2013
Pros 32 Gigs of phone storage! Beautiful vibrant screen! Super fast! Nice 13 mega pixel camera! Home button is exotic by lighting up for notifications! Very thin! Very light weight! Easy to hold in the hand without feeling too big! TV Remote is a plus!
Cons The music could use an extra tune-up to become more louder with adjustable equalizers and bass, although its fair.