LG Optimus G Pro smartphone review

Priced at Rs 42,500, LG Optimus G Pro smartphone packs with several innovative features.

To match or better qualities of the other Korean smartphone maker, LG has given much thrust on hardware.

Besides, one can see numerous software innovations in LG Optimus G Pro smartphone, which targets at both professionals and individual users in the Indian mobile phone market.

The 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro is a successor to last year’s LG flagship model Optimus G. Though it tried to update with several innovations, price of Rs 42,500 may not be a good idea — especially if it has to compete with bigger daddies of the smartphone industry.


The LG Optimus G Pro is smaller and lighter for business professionals in India. The size of the smartphone is 150 x 76 x 9.4 mm. It weighs 172 grams. One would love the body shape. It does not get heated even if you are using excessively.

On the overall design part, LG Optimus G Pro offers a premium feeling when held for the first time and it is clear that a flagship model is in your hand. The feel good factor improves when one sees the display quality of the phone.


The 5.5-inch True HD IPS Plus display with full HD resolution creates better visual impact to a user. The smartphone features 1920 x 1080 pixels / 400ppi resolution. It does not compromise on the visual quality.

The Korean phone maker has realized immaculate imaging sharpness by maintaining the pixel density above 400 ppi by stretching the 1080 x 1920 resolution to a 5.5-inch diagonal.


Qualcomm processors will take care LG smartphone users’ demands for better processing speed. As LG Optimus G Pro runs on 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor, we do not feel let down. Mobile users can try all process-intensive apps or games. It ensures fast web browsing, and seamless connectivity without draining battery life. The smartphone features 3,140 mAh battery.


LG Optimus G Pro, the HD quality smartphone, comes with 13MP rear camera with LED Flash and 2.1MP front camera. 360 degree Panorama view is a fantastic user experience. ForVR Panorama, you can access the application, select a starting point and move the phone around the entire space, matching the picture up with the dictated boxes the phone provides on-screen. VR Panorama feature will automatically stitch together the individual images into a better virtual experience. 360 Panorama is worth testing.

However, one needs to capture pictures in sun light or better light to get better quality. If one is taking pictures within a room without enough light, it may not give high quality pix. LG Optimus G Pro is meant for professionals who go out to chill out, take and share pictures.

When you go out and take picture, you would like to see your expressions as well. LG Optimus G Pro’s dual recording and dual camera feature enables this. By activating both the front and rear cameras, you can record or capture both the subject matter and the user, simultaneously.For instance, you can capture both your favorite cricketers’ moments and your expressions when you see him / her.

LG has innovated several camera related items. For instance, when you are watching video content on Optimus G Pro, Smart Video monitors the position of eyes and automatically pauses playback if it detects you have looked away from the screen. Once your focus returns to the display, the video will resume from where you left off.

Do you want to avoid a call from a friend? You can see the pre-set color of the light when the call comes in to your phone. Accordingly, you can decide to pick up the phone or reject it. You can recognize the phone caller based on the color.


Several phone users never experienced 3,140 mAh battery. The battery of LG Optimus G Pro, which runs ofAndroid 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, is worth testing. It does not test your patience.

LG says the edges finished with sleek metal offers a dynamic image. The front with a slightly curved 2.5D glass adds depth. The digital cube pattern in the back creates a sleek texture which sparkles depending on the angle at which the light hits it.

TelecomLead.com Rating: 8.5/10

Krishna Arvind
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