LG Optimus G Pro 2

Specifications

LG Optimus G Pro 2Notebook: LG Optimus G Pro 2 (Optimus G Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.9 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.17kg
Average Score: 78.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 75%, features: - %, display: 85% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the LG Optimus G Pro 2

81% An impressive large-screen Android smartphone from LG
Source: Digital Trends English
The LG G Pro 2 is a very good option for anyone looking to buy a large screen high-end/premium Android phone. The G Pro 2 offers a good feature set, impressive performance and a very aggresive price tag. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has some serious competition and Note 3 aspirers should give the G Pro 2 a hard look before deciding on which large screen Android smartphone to buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 81%
70% LG G Pro 2 Review: Still Playing Second Fiddle
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Frankly, we are baffled beyond wits here. LG's official price for the G Pro 2 is Rs. 51,500, which is super steep. However, a stroll through the major e-commerce websites reveals discounted prices ranging from approximately Rs.35,600 to Rs. 48,500. The G Pro 2 is an absolute steal if we consider the low end of that price range, but there's no telling how long it will be available so cheap. Without considering such a steep discount, the G Pro 2 goes right up against the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which comes with an S-Pen stylus but lacks 4K video recording. All said and done, the G Pro 2 is definitely a good alternative, but it just falls short of being our first choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
70% LG G Pro 2 review: High price, lack of LTE make it hard to recommend
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The LG G Pro 2 is available online for Rs 45,500, which we feel is a bit expensive considering you can find more powerful and feature rich phone for less. LTE support would have been a defining feature but that’s missing and everything else we’ve already seen before on the G2, only this time, it’s on a larger scale. As far as phablets go, the G Pro 2 is easily amongst the best in the biz even though the size will be a deterrent for many. With the G3 coming up, we expect it to get a healthy price reduction as well.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
LG G Pro 2 Review: The new interim king of phablets?
Source: Androidbeat English
The G Pro 2 is the only real challenger to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3. It might not be the best, especially with its dated UI and lack of an S-Pen alternative, but it can definitely hold its own against the latter. However, the G Pro 2 comes six months after the Note 3 was released, which is a long time in the smartphone industry. So, should you buy the G Pro 2 over the Note 3? Yes, if you don’t mind LG’s slow update schedule and the lack of any S-Pen alternative on the handset.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2014
80% LG G Pro 2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The brilliance of the LG G2 took everyone by surprise, but now the company's achieved it once, expectations for every one of the companies future phones have risen dramatically. But the battery life is a problem. We weren't necessarily expecting the sort of power-sipping that the G2 demonstrated, but we were expecting (and always expect) a full day of moderate use. The G Pro 2 can't manage that, and that leaves the Galaxy Note 3 safe in its position as best phablet in the world - at least for now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 90% workmanship: 80%
With G Pro 2 Phablet, LG Knocks on Samsung’s Door
Source: Recode English
Compared to its predecessor, the G Pro 2 features a faster quad-core processor from Qualcomm and a larger battery. The smartphone performed smoothly, without any crippling lags or crashes. I didn’t run a formal battery test, but with moderate to heavy usage, I was able to go about a day and a half before needing to recharge the phone. LG has made some nice improvements to the G Pro 2 to make it a better smartphone. With competitive pricing, it can be a nice alternative to the Galaxy Note 3.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2014
LG G Pro 2 review
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
Bottom line here, the LG G Pro 2 appears to be an all around solid performer and it held up well in our day to day use. The display was solid, and battery life proved nothing to worry about. Not to mention the overall build quality -- which was more than acceptable. We also especially liked the camera, and the camera options. Plus, in a world where many Android users are looking to get a clean and stock experience, we are more than willing to ditch the stock experience in favor of the perks offered by LG. We still need some more details in terms of a US release. Namely, a date, some pricing and carrier specifics. But if nothing else, we do feel the LG G Pro 2 should be a handset to consider once it comes available.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/05/2014
LG G Pro 2 new year, new Note contender
Source: Engadget English
The large-screen smartphone market is now one of the most fiercely competitive in the wireless industry. But even though nearly every phone maker has produced a competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note, only a handful of products have actually been worth considering. With a solid construction, good battery life and plenty of firepower, the G Pro 2 is a contender for the best large-screen phone on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2014
LG G Pro 2 Review
Source: Slashgear English
LG has taken a great device in the LG G2 and has blown it up to a much larger size in the LG G Pro 2. Again, this isn’t so much a follow-up to last year’s LG G Pro, but a compliment to the LG G2 instead. Working with one of the finest processors on the market and a display that’s both sharp and bright in essentially any environment, there’s little to dislike about this handset.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2014
90% G Pro 2 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The LG G Pro 2 is LG’s top product in the large-display phone category, and it comes with LG’s latest refinements in terms of camera and user-interface. Overall, it can be considered as a larger version of the excellent G2 smartphone If you are looking to get a large phone, this is a device that we warmly recommend considering. But while the original G Pro was clearly advantaged by its newer hardware when compared to the Galaxy Note 2, the G Pro 2 is running neck to neck with the Galaxy Note 3 instead, so the choice isn’t as obvious.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Klopf, klopf: LG G Pro 2 im Kurztest
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: efficient hardware; self-contained software possibilities Negative: lack of pen functions
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2014

Comment

Model:

LG may be a rather new name in the phone industry but that doesn't mean it can't compete with the big names. The LG Optimus G Pro 2 targets phablet users and is gaining quite a bit of attention.

The LG Optimus G Pro 2 comes with a 5.9 inch display with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels. The True IPS LCD screen has great colors, viewing angles and contrast giving users an enjoyable experience when watching movies and videos. The device runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad core processor with clock rate of 2.26 GHz. It also comes with 3 GB of RAM to give users a very smooth and seamless performance. Furthermore, it features 16 GB or 32 GB internal memory, which can be boosted up with an external microSD card.

However, the worst selling point for the LG Optimus G Pro 2 is probably its design. The sharp edges can be quite uncomfortable as the big size will not fit comfortably in one hand. Furthermore, the tap to unlock feature sounds great on paper but doesn't work quite well in reality due to responsiveness issues. In short, the LG Optimus G Pro 2 is a great phone with good specifications but lacks an elite look. Users who aren't so concerned about looks should consider this phablet.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


800 MSM8974:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 450 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.9": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.17 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


LG: LG Electronics is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. With its headquarters in South Korea, the company has 75 subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances, and telecommunications devices. LG is an international laptop manufacturer of medium size with few reviews.

LG reviews


78.2%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
unknown, 5.1", 0.16 kg
» ZTE Grand S Pro
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Amazon Fire
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 4.7", 0.16 kg
» HTC One E8
unknown, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.17 kg
» Asus PadFone X
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 9.0", 0.514 kg
» LG G3
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.5", 0.149 kg
» Nokia Lumia 930
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.145 kg
» HTC One M8
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB, 10.1", 0.425 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE-Version
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.477 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 8.4", 0.331 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905)
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 12.2", 0.753 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.2", 0.163 kg
» Nokia Lumia Icon
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1s
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 4.3", 0.137 kg
» LG G Flex
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 6.0", 0.176 kg
» Asus New Padfone
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Nokia Lumia 2520
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.62 kg
» Nokia Lumia 1520
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 6.0", 0.21 kg
» Google Nexus 5
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.13 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 2014 Edition
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.535 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 7.0", 0.303 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 8.9", 0.4 kg
» Acer Liquid S2
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.98", 0.231 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.169 kg
» LG G2
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.2", 0.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-02-25 (Update: 2014-02-25)