LG Optimus G Pro 2
Average of 5 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the LG Optimus G Pro 2
Source: Digital Trends Archive.org version
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%
Source: NDTV Gadgets Archive.org version
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%
Source: Tech2.in.com Archive.org version
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%
Source: Androidbeat Archive.org version
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
Source: Stuff TV Archive.org version
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%
Source: Recode Archive.org version
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
Source: Androidcommunity.com Archive.org version
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
Source: Engadget Archive.org version
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
Source: Slashgear Archive.org version
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
Source: Ubergizmo English Archive.org version
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%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN Archive.org version
Positive: efficient hardware; self-contained software possibilities Negative: lack of pen functions
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2014
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.
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LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of LG Group. It is a South Korean company and was founded as Goldstar Co, Ltd, in 1958. The group offers products in the fields of information technology, consumer electronics and mobile communications, and home appliances. LG Electronics is the world's third largest home appliance manufacturer. As a notebook manufacturer, LG only became known to a wider audience in the German-speaking market in 2005. After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. The product range includes OLED, LED/LCD and plasma TVs, home theater systems, Blu-ray players as well as audio and video players.
78.2%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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