2013 is the year that proved LG's potential to a whole new level. The year started on a right note, when the company unveiled the Optimus G Pro, followed by LG G2 and G Flex, towards the end of 2013.
This year, in 2014, LG may have planned to unleash extensions of things you had already witnessed last year, aside from new product categories. The first such device, LG G Pro 2, is one among the most hyped handsets of 2014. Originally revealed for South Korean market last month at a press conference, the device was also showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), held in Barcelona, Spain.
The successor to the Optimus G Pro now features a large 5.9-inch IPS Full HD display, and few other highlighted improvements, such as a great design, simply amazing camera, and a fast processor under the hood. LG says the device will first hit South Korean market, followed by the global retail availability.
The LG G Pro 2, which is yet to be formally launched in Indian market, was demoed at LG Tech Show 2014 in Delhi-NCR on Monday. Here is the first look at LG G Pro 2.
LG G Pro 2: Design and Display
At a first glance, the LG G Pro 2 looks as massive as the G Flex. Despite the large size, LG G Pro 2 is comfortable to handle, and typing with two hands isn't an issue. In comparison to its predecessor, the G Pro 2 has a premium finish, which is worth checking out. It is not surprising to see that like the G2, LG's current flagship device, the Pro 2 get rear-back key arrangement. The power and volume keys are at the rear-back. Like we said earlier, the phone has managed to impress us, at least in terms of design.
Other than the design, the G Pro 2 houses a massive 5.9-inch Full HD display. The G Pro 2 has an ultra thin 3.33mm bezel on each side which looks incredibly sleek. The pixel density has decreased from 400 ppi to 373ppi, when compared with its predecessor, the original Optimus G Pro. However, the difference is largely negligible. In our short time spent with the device, we did not face issue with viewing angles and color saturation for that matter. The screen is simply outstanding for watching full length videos. The experience is similar to what one should expect from LG made phones.
LG G Pro 2: Internal Hardware
The biggest difference - and one of the most compelling reasons to upgrade from last year's Optimus G Pro - is its specs sheet. The G Pro 2 is now powered by a 2.26GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 800), backed by 3GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of internal memory ( expandable via a microSD card slot) and an Adreno 330 GPU. During our brief time spent with the device, we didn't face any kind of issues related to lag or slow loading of apps. As of now, the phone's hardware is simply up-to-date. Another noticeable improvement include a 3,200mAh battery fitted inside. It is an increase from the Optimus G Pro's 3,140mAh battery.