LG today officially launched its G Pro Lite Dual phablet in India at Rs. 22,990. However the device which was announced earlier this month was already made available on online retailer, Snapdeal for Rs. 19,990. This handset could be called as a mid-range Android phablet.
Going by the specs, LG G Pro Lite Dual comes packed with 5.5-inch IPS display offering a resolution of 960 ×540 pixels.
The massive handset is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor coupled with 1GB OF RAM. The phablet runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS.
Moving on to imaging department, it incorporates an 8-megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor and LED flash. The users will also find a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter.
There are regular connectivity options present in the handset which includes 3G (HSDPA: 7.2Mbps / HSUPA: 5.76Mbps), WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, GPS / aGPS.
Apart from that, the company has also made the handset capable of Dual SIM support with dual standby with dedicated SIM Switch Key.
It also houses an internal storage capacity of 8GB which can be further expanded up to 32GB with microSD.
The devices measures 150.2 x 76.9 x 9.48 mm and is powered by a 3140 mAh battery. Additionally, the LG G Pro Lite Dual comes with a Stylus Pen for handwriting that can be stored conveniently in a slot.
Other features include KnockON that wakes up the display in two taps, Pause and Resume Recording for recording of short snippets of video, QSlide, QuickMemo to jot memos or notes and Q Translator. The LG G Pro Lite Dual comes in Black and White color variants.
Looking at the specs of the device, one can easily say that the screen resolution and processor are quite weak, so it is bound to face a bit of hardship among the FHD devices or even HD devices n the market. Since there are plethora of phablets already running the show in the Indian smartphone markets, the latest LG G Pro Lite Dual will have to face a tough competition against devices like Sony Xperia C, Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, Lenovo Ideaphone S920, Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Panasonic P51. Even newly launched Micromax Turbo can be taken as its rival.
Lets take a look at the specs and price of these devices in the slider below:
Micromax Canvas Turbo
It comes with a 5.0-inch CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon) IPS display offering a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The latest Canvas Turbo runs on Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) OS and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589T processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It features an array of sensors like Light Sensor, Motion Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Magnetic Sensor and Gyroscope Sensor. Talking about the imaging technology, users will find a 13-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED Flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera which we have already seen in the Canvas 4. The rear camera is also capable of recording video at full HD resolution. There is a regular connectivity options which includes 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, aGPS. Apart from that, the handset also has a Dual SIM (GSM + WCDMA) support with Dual Standby (One standard SIM and one Micro-SIM). It houses 16 GB of internal storage capacity of which only 12.47 GB is user accessible and it comes with a full aluminum casing. The latest phablet which measures 8.66mm thick draws its energy from a 2000 mAh battery. Read Full Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8
The Galaxy Mega 5.8 sports a giant 5.8-inch TFT capacitive display with resolution of 540 x 960 pixels (190 ppi), 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD cards, an 8-mega pixel rear facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash, 1.9-mega pixel front facing camera, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Wi-Fi, 3G, Dual SIM , Bluetooth , 2G, A-GPS, and 2,600mAh Li Ion battery fitted inside.
Panasonic P51 houses a 5-inch display with the resolution of 1280×720 pixels and a pixel density of 294 ppi. The screen is made of Asahi Dragontail glass and has an Oleophobic coating to prevent fingerprint smudges. It runs on a Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform. The device also supports dual-SIM route. However, only one SIM can be used for a 3G connection, while the other can be used to surf the internet on EDGE. It features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n standards. Processor Panasonic P51 runs on MediaTek's MT6589 SoC, which contains a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU clocked to 1.2 GHz and PowerVR Series5XT GPU and is backed by 1 GB of RAM. The Panasonic P51 has a built in 4GB storage and can be expanded to 32GB via external microSD. It also houses 8MP camera with autofocus and LED flash and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos
Galaxy Grand Duos comes packed with a 5-inch capacitive touch screen display that gives a screen resolution of 800 x 480 Pixels. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Additionally, one can also find a 1GB RAM supporting the device. There is an internal storage capacity of 8 GB which can be expanded to 64GB with microSD card. Connectivity options include 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi and USB. Moreover, there is an 8MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front facing shooter. Eventually the smartphone will be backed by a 2100 mAh battery.
Sony Xperia C
It has a 5 inch TFT display with a resolution of 960x540p and an Omnibalance design that Sony uses in all of its top-end smartphones. For processing, it calls upon a 1.2GHz quad-core Mediatek processor along with 1GB of RAM. There's 4GB of internal storage and a micrSD slot that allows for expansion up to 32GB. For imaging, it uses an 8MP camera with LED Flash in the rear and a VGA shooter up front. Connectivity options include 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0. The handset has a 2,390 mAh battery, meaning that it should deliver some substantial battery life. You can pick the phablet up in white, black and purple colors. Read Full Specifications