Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

LG G Pro 2 review: The Mr Dependable

Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The phone comes with 16GB inbuilt storage. That is good enough to put off the purchase of a storage card if you have been left broke by the cost of this phone. The phone comes with 16GB inbuilt storage. That is good enough to put off the purchase of a storage card if you have been left broke by the cost of this phone.
Written by Nandagopal Rajan | New Delhi | Posted: June 10, 2014 12:12 pm

It is somewhat ironical that I am writing the LG G Pro 2 review days after the launch of the LG G3. The Indian mobile market, as big as it is, does not seem to stimulate LG enough and it has been taking its own sweet time bringing its smartphones to India. It is even more surprising because LG has the kind of phones that can really make an impact in the market. Of late, there seems to have been a gradual change in this attitude and phones are making it to India quicker than before. The G Pro 2 has taken just a couple of months, an achievement in itself.

Specs: 5.9-inch true FHD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (373 ppi) | 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor | 3GB RAM | 16GB internal memory + 64GB external | micro SIM | 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, Full HD video recording | 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4, GPS, DLNA, NFC, Miracast | 3200mAh battery | Android 4.4.2 KItKat

Price: Rs 45,500

Design: There is a simple way to explain the design of the LG G Pro 2. Flatten the LG G-Flex and this is what you will get. The rest of the design is identical and this phone even has the rear controls that I liked on the curved phone. The rear textured rear flap makes it easy to grip despite the extra-large size. There are LED indicators on the top bezel and rear power button to alert if something needs your attention. Having used a BlackBerry for many years, I just loved this small feature.

Screen: The 5.9-inch screen is one of the stars of this phone. It is as good as phone screen get these days, till the advent of 4K. The viewing angles are superb and the touch is responsive. Overall, the G Pro 2 is among the best devices to watch long movies on.

Performance: I used this as my primary phone for over a week and never did the phone fail me. There was not a single app crash or a hint of a lag. In fact, even with multiple resource intensive apps running the phone did not heat up one bit. Incidentally, in benchmark tests the phone comes a notch below the LG G2, but that is a just a ego game that top draw phones engage in.

Camera: The 13MP camera is good and performs reasonably well in all conditions.I was impressed by the auto-focus, which is fast and precise. The camera works especially well when the subjects are close by and well lit. continued…

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