Posts tagged with: Optimus G Pro

Following on the heels of 2012's Optimus G, LG's Optimus G Pro brings the phone a 1080p display, though in two different sizes: a five-inch version for the Japanese market, and a 5.5-incher for international sales. Like other 1080p Androids, the G Pro runs a new Snapdragon 600 SoC and features a thirteen-megapixel main camera. In the US, the 5.5-inch G Pro should be coming to AT&T.

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    The big phones only get bigger, it seems. We've been clamoring over gigantic phones since the original Galaxy Note announcement, and possibly even before that over phones which are now comparably quite small. Personally, I've been carrying large phones since January 2012, not long after the original Galaxy Note made its way stateside. And I've been back and forth between loving and hating giant phones ever since. They come with a handful of advantages, and just as much baggage. After all is said and done, though, I'm always happy to come back to a larger smartphone (within reason) due to ...

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    Is LG working on a new Android phablet? That's a big, fat “maybe” as we get a look at a leak purporting to show off an upcoming LG “Gx” model, but find ourselves questioning some of the details surrounding the find. Those low-res images above were just posted to a South Korean message board, apparently revealing a holiday-themed advertising campaign for the phone. Is what we're seeing legitimate, or did someone just cook this up in Photoshop? Let's take a look at why we're suspicious. Layout-wise, that Gx sure appears a lot like the Optimus G Pro. We've got the same hardware home ...

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    So far, LG's had an interesting relationship with phablets. The devices we've seen have either seemed a little odd, like the whole Vu series and their 4:3 displays, or like pale imitations of the Galaxy Note, like we saw with the Optimus G Pro. One big way LG's efforts have fallen short of Samsung's has concerned the absence of a stylus; certainly, the S pen has become a key component of the phablet experience Samsung brings users. With the new Vu III and its stylus, we finally saw LG getting ready to play catch-up in that area, and now its efforts look to continue, with a leak revealing ...

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    Update: Score revised 10/2/2013. For more on this, see related story. About this time last year, I wrote the following in Pocketnow's full review of LG's 2012 Android flagship: LG has ... an excellent smartphone in the Optimus G. Within its well-crafted, jewel-like casing, industry-leading hardware and one of the most responsive implementations of Android we’ve ever seen combine to deliver a smartphone experience that’s not just adequate, but outstanding. [...] For those in search of an excellent, modern Android smartphone with the proper balance of aesthetics, performance, and ...

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    I admit, I wasn't on board with the idea of a 5.3-inch phone at first. I wrote a couple articles exclaiming how giant phones aren't all that much more useful than, say, a 4-inch phone, and that they would be more difficult to use, hold, and carry for most people. I despised the original Galaxy Note … until I held one at CES 2012. And that's when I fell in love. I came home from the trade show and bought one for myself. Admittedly, the original Note wasn't the greatest phone ever. So I sold it after using it for several months, and set my sights on the Galaxy Note II. In October, I went ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about AT&T's launch of the Moto X, the HTC One mini and even the LG Optimus G Pro. We later talk about the Moto X specifically, when to expect it on other carriers, and how much it'll cost you to get the wooden back. Then we talk about Apple's acquisition of Embark, and what this means to maps on iOS. Windows Phone is next as we discover that GDR3 will most likely bring Notifications, and we also discover Nokia's Bittersweet Shimmer, which is not funny. We end today's show talking about Steve Ballmer's confirmation that he'll retire from ...

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    Fans of the LG Optimus G Pro on AT&T can currently opt for the single version available on the carrier and that flavor is black. According to this leaked render above, the carrier is planning on adding the white version to its line-up too. While this is, by no means, groundbreaking, it's good to know there are options available, even if the Galaxy Note III is just around the corner. On that exact same note, AT&T is apparently preparing to carry the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, in case you need an even larger phone. We've reviewed both the G Pro above and the Galaxy Mega 6.3, granted, ...

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    Apple's numbers are not the only financial figures reported; LG has also made its data available today. LG Q2 numbers show revenue at KRW 15.23 trillion (USD 13.58 billion), up 10% from the same period last year. While up from the previous quarter, the operating profit of KRW 479 billion (USD 426.92 million) and net profit of KRW 156 billion (USD 139.04 million), is down from the same period last year. While these figures are combined, LG Mobile Communications Company reported revenues of KRW 3.12 trillion (USD 2.78 billion), up 34.5% from Q2 2012, and an operating profit increase ...

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    Earlier this month, LG distributed invitations to a May 30 event where news about a "G" phone was teased. When first hearing about this, we speculated as to just what LG might hope to reveal, with something like the regional launch of the Optimus G Pro for China high on that list. Still, images of an unknown LG smartphone kept appearing, and we couldn't quite shake the rumor that LG might be planning on getting an early start to announcing the Optimus G II, and would use this event to do so. Well, it now seems like we should have just stuck with our guy on this one, as LG has now confirmed ...

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    LG sure has been keeping us busy with its smartphone events lately. It kicked-off the month with its Optimus G Pro launch for AT&T, and today we learn that it has another event scheduled to take place before the month's out, capping things off with a May 30 gathering in Macau, China; what could we hope to see? Well, as you'll notice on the invitation above, it's clear that we're dealing with something from the Optimus G family. Of course, that still leaves plenty of options, so what might be the most likely? That Sprint-bound model from yesterday is likely out of the running, because ...

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    Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800: if mention of that chip doesn't send a little shiver down your spine, you just haven't been playing close enough attention to this year's hot new SoC launches. Announced back at the start of the year alongside models like the Snapdragon 600, the 800 is set to be Qualcomm's 2013 heavyweight. We've heard that the chip is moving out of sampling and into mass production sometime later this month, so we could be seeing the first devices powered by the 800 show up as soon as late summer. All that remains to be seen is who will be first to really harness that 800 power. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about AT&T's plans for the LG Optimus G Pro along with the Korean launch of the Optimus GK. Then we go over some Motorola XT1055 leaks and tell you why they matter and why they don't. Sony is next as their Honami device proves to be more than just a mid-tiered phone. Later we cover Microsoft's new "Switch to Windows Phone" Android app, and what this is trying to tell the market. We end today's show talking about the leaked photos of the HTC M4 and what this means for the OEM. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG Optimus G Pro Review ...

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    Today's the first day of May, which means that it's time for LG's New York event. The company already let slip that we should expect news about the Optimus G Pro, leaving us only to wonder which carrier (or carriers) might see the Android become a part of its lineup. With FCC evidence pointing to an AT&T Optimus G Pro, we had our guesses, and sure enough, today LG and AT&T confirmed the carrier as the exclusive US home for the smartphone. Pre-orders open up on May 3, with the G Pro finally arriving on May 10. The 5.5-inch 1080p handset will run you just about $200 on-contract, and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Galaxy S 4 reaching Verizon pre-orders even with the rumors of some shortages due to demand. Then we move to LG as executives claim we'll see flexible displays this year. Then we move to AT&T and LG as leaked photos show the Optimus G Pro reaching the carrier soon. We later talk about Sprint, HTC and their probable HTC Tiara Windows Phone 8 variant. We end today's show talking about Nokia's May event, and what to expect. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Galaxy S 4 Coverage - Samsung Galaxy S 4 Available Now For ...

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    Next Wednesday, May 1, LG has a press event scheduled to take place in New York City. While initial save-the-dates didn't reveal just what LG intended to have on the agenda, we learned earlier this week that the Optimus G Pro had been tapped to star. LG hasn't gone official with the details on which US carrier(s) the phone would be announced for, but signs at the FCC pointed to AT&T stepping up to give the handset a home. As we wait to get the full story from LG, a render of the Optimus G Pro in AT&T livery has leaked, giving us an early look at what to expect. This confirms the ...

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    Just under a week ago, LG distributed save-the-dates for an upcoming New York City event. It invited us to "share the genius" with the company, but offered little in the way of insight as to just what it might have to show off. Based on nothing more than the timing of it all, we wondered if LG might be preparing to share news of the US launch of the Optimus G Pro. Well, wouldn't you know it, but today LG has some more detailed invitations going out, which confirm that the Optimus G Pro will be taking the spotlight. There's still no mention of any carrier that might be sharing the stage ...

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    We didn't expect to run the Weekly with a skeleton crew two weeks in a row - and it's a good thing we didn't have to. Mere minutes into this week's Tony-and-Michael-only podcast, Taylor Martin arrives to save us from the spectre of a fun, but low-energy, two-man show. In its place: jokes, laughs, and a lot of industry insight you're gonna wanna put your ears on. We talk phone batteries that can jump-start your car, what place Twitter has in music, whether we should be excited about Motorola's X phone or Nokia's aluminum Catwalk, and the strengths and weaknesses of Windows Phone, Facebook ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's press invites for an event on May 1st, and what we expect to be released. Then we talk about the iPhone 5S and its possible 12-megapixel camera and HDR video recording capabilities. Facebook is next as chat heads reach iOS on the iPhone and iPad, even though they aren't as great as on Android. We later talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 4 pre-orders and where to begin. We end today's show talking about how the government of Taiwan is now investigating Samsung over their assumed practices to stir attention away from the HTC One. All this and ...

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    Samsung's big Galaxy S 4 launch was a thing to behold, with multiple venues and one of the largest casts we've seen to date. That also makes it a seriously tough act to follow, and as such there's been a bit of a lull in smartphone press events in the weeks that followed. Now it looks like LG is ready to step up and try and capture the attention of smartphone fans for itself, sending out a save-the-date for a May 1 New York event. Just what will LG have to share with us in two weeks? Well, we don't know of any big, new hardware on the horizon – the Optimus G II isn't expected for another ...

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    Last week LG promised to deliver the Value Pack to Optimus G Pro users today and they did just that. The software update brings added functionality to the LG phablet so in case you have one make sure to check for its existence -- if it hasn't already popped up -- and install it. We're still looking at Android 4.1.2 -- and there's no word on a 4.2 refresh -- but the features added will be extremely useful for some (while others will surely dismiss them). Smart Video allows the phone to pause video playback when it detects that the user turns away -- and resumes when the user looks bacl. ...

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    If you were to ask us last year if LG was capable of making a Galaxy Note or Galaxy Note II competitor, we probably would have chuckled a little bit and answered with a stern, straight-faced, "No." But LG is a living, breathing example of how much can change in just a few, short months. The highest-end smartphones from LG between 2010 and mid-2012 were not exactly memorable. The T-Mobile G2X, for example, was released with a handful of issues and quickly swept under the carpet. The LG Optimus Vu found itself on our Worst Gadgets Ever list, even while it's still available for purchase. That ...

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    The LG Optimus G Pro we've seen at MWC 2013, as well as the one we're currently reviewing, is the white version but we've been told, however, with the disclaimer not to quote it, that a black version should be also coming. LG has just posted a handful of pictures to its Facebook account, all grouped in an album called "LG Optimus G Pro in black". There's no exact date attached or any other info but judging by the back cover it appears to be an LG U+ flavor, one of South Korea's mobile carriers. We're guessing that the global version (and the rumored AT&T flavor we've been hearing about ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nexus 10 Cover finally arriving at the Google Play store. Later it's Nokia talk as we go through their software updates and also the leaked video of the Lumia 920 getting tap to wake in the near future. Microsoft follows as we talk about a possible Surface 7-inch tablet. The LG Optimus G Pro is next as it's rumored for an AT&T launch soon and we've also got news of the software Value Pack reaching current customers with some major enhancements. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8. All this ...

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    LG wanted to be the first to announce its eye-controlled playback and they managed to beat Samsung -- the Galaxy S 4 has this functionality -- by a couple of hours. According to the latest official wording the "Value Pack" which will enhance the LG Optimus G Pro -- currently in our labs for a review -- will be pushed out starting tomorrow, the 12th of April. Among others, the Value Pack will include features like Smart Video, Dual Camera, as well as Pause and resume recording. There's also a video on LG's YouTube channel demonstrating the above mentioned features which will allow you to ...

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    LG joined the rest of the Android big boys at the 1080p table this year with the launch of its Optimus G Pro. More of a big brother to the Optimus G than a proper successor (we're looking forward to the Optimus G II for IFA 2013), the handset still represents the best of what LG currently has to offer. If you haven't been swayed by the Galaxy S 4 or the HTC One and still have your eye on the G Pro, you could have your chance to snag one in just about a month, with rumors suggesting that AT&T will start selling the Android on May 10. For the US release, the G Pro will have a 5.5-inch ...

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