Review: LG Optimus G Pro

When we saw popular tech–heavy premium class Android devices available in the market side by side, we also witnessed those devices weren’t showing much of a difference in their core hardware. Of course, they delivered what they narrated on the packaging. But when you look for uniqueness, it appeared that there weren’t much to write home about.

LG Optimus G Pro

It may be seen that manufacturers are dedicatedly trying to diversify their products with high tech camera features, perfect audio systems, beefed up pixel densities, custom UIs and their own first party application packages. But most of the Android devices belonging to a particular price deck usually pack the same stuff in the processor and memory departments.

We all know every brand has similar products to compete in the class war, we only need to bother about the money we are spending.

It is here we come to LG, which has already started a push with a blissful array of flagship devices targeted for dominance. The LG Optimus G Pro that came out in May 2013 was lauded by tech enthusiasts for its good performance and as a rival to the Galaxy Note II.

Getting into a broader audience, the Optimus G Pro was expected to show up its presence in potential markets in Asia by June. The Optimus G Pro has now launched in India. With black and white color options, the device is priced at Rs 42,500 in the country.

The phablet drives on 1.7 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor coupled with 2GB RAM of memory. The graphics for the device will be handled by Adreno 320 GPU clocked at 400MHz. For keeping your stuff, Optimus G Pro offers 16GB of internal memory and can be further expanded to 64 GB with microSD card.

The photography section allures with a 13-megapixel rear camera and 2.1 megapixel front facing camera. LG touts the Dual Recording feature of Optimus G Pro, which is the capability to capture video with front and rear camera and also the Virtual Reality Panorama. The device runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS.

Other flagships like Optimus G, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L3 II Dual and Optimus L5 II Dual are already available in India.

Verdict: A must buy by all counts.

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