LG Optimus G Pro hands-on preview
Can the LG Optimus G Pro and its massive 5.5-inch screen and powerful processor compete against the Galaxy Note 2?
LG introduced the Optimus G Pro last week and Mobile World Congress 2013 was our first chance to get a look at the large-screen device, which is trying to outdo the Galaxy Note 2.
The LG Optimus G Pro sports a large 5.5-inch Super IPS LCD display. It's the same size as that on the Galaxy Note 2 but it has a higher resolution at 1080p HD and with a 400 pixels-per-inch ratio.
It's funny because when the first Galaxy Note came out, I thought it had too large of a screen and that was a relatively-puny 5.3 inches. When I grabbed the LG Optimus G Pro, I hardly even noticed that it had a big screen. That may be partly because it's such a gorgeous display.
The LG Optimus G Pro is also packing some serious power inside with its Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7GHz and an Adreno 320 chip for graphics. You can also expect 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD slot and a 13-megapixel camera. It also packs the connectivity features you'd expect from a device of this class including Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE and DLNA.
The LG Optimus G Pro launches with Android Jelly Bean and LG's customized software. This includes some tricks we've seen before like being able to run two apps simultaneously and the ability to zoom in on playing videos.
We don't have a firm grasp on when or if the LG Optimus G Pro will land in the United States but the previous model did come to AT&T and Sprint, so I'd imagine we'll see it in the not-too-distant future.