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 LG Optimus G Pro was announced just as many were arriving in Barcelona, Spain for Mobile World Congress. And it confirmed all suspicions about the device and LG's direction in the mobile space. The device looks remarkably similar to Samsung's flagship phablet. LG had been on a kick of making extremely high-quality devices, such as the Optimus G and Nexus 4, so seeing a device made almost entirely of plastic was a surprise. Everything else about the device, however, seemed impressive. Seeing as the Nexus 4 and Optimus G Pro, both manufactured by LG, are virtually nothing alike, a ...

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    Sometimes you just have to schedule a podcast a few hours before a major news event, and as a result you've got to scramble to come up with some valid-sounding speculation about just how useful a Facebook Phone could really be. It's not like we haven't tossed this notion around before, but doing it on the air, off-the-cuff, imbues our lives with a certain energy, a certain je ne sais quoi, if you will. Or even if you won't. Whatever; we have a good time riffing. You'll listen and like it! Ahem. All that, plus some chat on just how big a copycat LG's Optimus G Pro is - and how well it does ...

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    Just before Mobile World Congress, we got our first peek at the LG Optimus G Pro. Immediately, everyone knew exactly where LG's inspiration for a 5.5-inch smartphone came from. On the face, and even the backside, the Optimus G Pro borrows design cues from Samsung's two most popular smartphones, the Galaxy Note II, primarily, and the Galaxy S III. It shares a similar physical Home button with adjacent capacitive buttons for Back and Menu, it incorporates a similar faux-brushed metal trim made of plastic and even shares a ton of similar software features. A comparison between the Galaxy Note ...

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    While LG may not have the weight Samsung has in the market for extra large phones, it's no stranger to phone-tablet hybrids. LG released the Optimus Vu last year, as well as the Optimus Vu II. But the less common 4:3 aspect ratio made the 5-inch devices look and feel much larger than they truly were, resulting in a rather unwieldy experience. Enter the LG Optimus G Pro. On the outside, it may be a Galaxy Note II look-alike, but LG's model has some notable improvements over Samsung's gargantuan phone. But there are also some things about the Optimus G Pro that are off-putting. Either way, ...

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    LG's new phablet in town, the Optimus G Pro hasn't even been globally released yet, and it's already breaking some sales records. So far the device sold 10k units in the first day in Korea, and it just reached 500k units sold in 40 days, and still ahead of it's global launch planned some time within the current month of April. Now what makes this even more interesting is that LG is treating this device as a proof of concept. They actually went as far as to treating potential customers with a 30-day trial of the device just to see how it felt before buying. There were also other promotions ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's new strategy to compete with the Optimus G Pro against the Galaxy S 4, and yes HTC is in the same wagon. Then we move to some leaks suggesting that Verizon won't wait for the HTC One, and will launch it close to the rest of the carriers. Windows Phone 7.8 is up next as the new update rolled out today should fix all its bugs. We then talk about the US launch of the BlackBerry Z10 and which carriers get it first after their second event planned. We end today's show talking about Samsung's announcement of the Galaxy S 4 and what's cool and ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S IV, to be unveiled today, might or might not feature eye-tracking technology, depending on who you believe, but, LG's Optimus G Pro -- seen at MWC -- will definitely bring some of that to the table real soon, according to the South Korean manufacturer. Smart Video is the Optimus G Pro's new feature, to be unveiled soon, that will eliminate the use of user physical interaction with the device while viewing video. To quote LG: "Smart Video recognizes the position of the viewer’s eyes and automatically plays or stops the video without any manual input from the user". ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about all the controversy regarding the leaked Galaxy S 4 Photos, which turned out to be fake. Then we move over to LG since their new Optimus G Pro Quick Covers do a better job than the flip covers on the Galaxy S III. Verizon is next as we talk about their plans to phase-out CDMA and go fully LTE aside from dropping fees in the process. Then we talk about Apple and the possible release dates for the iPad 5, iPad mini 2 and iPhone 5S. We end today's show talking about Nokia's new plan to convince Instagram to join Windows Phone. All this and more ...

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    LG dropped the Optimus G Pro upon the world at this year's Mobile World Congress and it has a rather narrow window -- at least until the end of August, when IFA happens -- to try and steal the show from the already established Samsung Galaxy Note II phablet. We've taken a close look at the LG device and we've also stacked it up against its direct competitor while we covered MWC this year. While the Samsung Galaxy Note II has the official Flip Cover, the LG Optimus G Pro has just received its "Quick Cover". However, compared to Samsung's offering, LG has adopted the "Apple-like" approach, ...

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    Mobile World Congress 2013 was, as promised, a boatload of fun and a bucket of hot tech-geek action. While we didn't see everything we wanted to, we were treated to an avalanche of smartphones and tablets running everything from Android to Windows Phone to Sailfish to FirefoxOS. We got a gander at some really impressive form factors too, at sizes ranging from the conventional to the fantastic. If you were off the internet for the duration of last week, or if you simply couldn't deal with the cavalcade of content gushing forth from the tech-news spigot, that's okay. We understand. And we've ...

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    Technically, the Mobile World Congress may finish-up tomorrow, but with all the big smartphone and tablet events over, we're calling it a wrap. We've had a great time the past several days bringing you news of all the new hardware and software companies came to the event to promote, and as we now begin to recuperate and get back to business as usual, we wanted to take a look back on MWC 2013 and everything it brought us. The week leading up to the MWC was filled with rumors, as we should expect, and while some played out, others fell flat on their faces. LG really got things started early, ...

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    We think it's pretty fair to say that MWC 2013 was one part IFA and one part CES: a few stark disappointments peppered among some really amazing stuff. We've seen technology this week ranging from the incredible to the absurd - from the third iteration of ASUS's wild Padfone concept to the improbable debut of a Kyocera Echo lookalike. The big guys have come out to play, too, but they're a little shy this time around: neither Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 nor Nokia's midrange Lumias blew the roof off the joint. Even a few has-beens came out to confuse us with their wares, some of which will be ...

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    The first Optimus G was a pretty nice little smartphone from a company that's really been hard to feel enthusiastic for over the years. At least, between misses like the oddball Optimus Vu and the low-to-midrange L series it dumped on the market last year, it was starting to feel like it had been a seriously long time since there was an LG smartphone worth getting excited about. Ultimately, the Optimus G was itself overshadowed by the Nexus 4, a cheaper version with the benefit of Google's software support, but had that not stolen some of the limelight, the Optimus G would have likely been ...

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    The question on everyone's mind right now is whether the LG Optimus G Pro is good enough to make customers buy it instead of Samsung's six-month old Note II. Both South Korean phablets have 5.5 inch displays but the LG Optimus G Pro has a higher resolution, as well as a higher megapixel rating for the camera. We're looking at the two competitors in the video below and we're emphasizing on specs, features, as well as build quality and size. Obviously the Optimus G Pro doesn't have a stylus, like the Note II's S-Pen, but for those who are not fans of the input device, or don't use it, this ...

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    We've already established that the LG Optimus G Pro is not going to be a Samsung Galaxy Note II killer -- and you can either agree or disagree -- but it will definitely be a great competitor since some of its specifications outclass the Samsung phablet in its second iteration. The Optimus G Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU clocking at 1.7GHz and has a 5.5-inch Full HD display. These two factors will be crucial when it comes to battery life since it is rated at 3,140mAh, just about the same as the Galaxy Note II which has a great battery life. Other specs include a ...

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    LG really hadn't left us with any us with anything to be surprised by at the MWC this year; over the last couple weeks, we've heard it model-by-model reveal pretty much everything it was intending to show at the Mobile World Congress in advance. The F series were the last holdouts, but even they've gone official. Now LG is rounding everything all up and showing off its full new lineup. The F series includes the Optimus F3 and F5, both mid-rangers, but with some decent specs, especially for the F7. The L series II has three phones in it, the Optimus L3 II, L5 II, and L7 II; these are all ...

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    We've been on-site for a full day in Barcelona, making preparations to cover one of the year's biggest mobile technology shows. Last night, we let you in on the fun and frustration of our pre-show planning on a special episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Later today, we're hosting a special MWC-focused episode of the Pocketnow Live broadcast. But right now, we'd like briefly to share our predictions, hopes, and dreams for MWC 2013. You know we're serious about this, because we stood out in the rain next to a major Barcelona landmark, and Tony wore his leather jacket. So quit yer ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Galaxy Note 8.0 one more time, hoping this is actually the last because so many rumors without a device tend to bore. Then we move to the Galaxy S IV, which now has a new and earlier release date rumor. LG is next as we talk about their new Optimus G Pro and the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor included. Nokia is next as apparently MWC 2013 will show us four smartphones to be released, and no tablet. We end today's show talking about the Ubuntu Tablet that'll be released tomorrow. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Galaxy ...

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    Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 is just one of the company's new SoCs announced at the CES (along with the even more powerful 800, and several lesser models), and LG looks like it's going to be the first kid on the block to get the new chip into one of its phones, announcing that the 5.5-inch full HD Optimus G Pro will launch with the Snapdragon 600 under its hood this week. We've already seen LG officially unveil the Optimus G Pro, but over the weekend it released a new statement detailing the handset's hardware specs and shedding some more light on its global release. The G Pro will run its ...

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    Rarely has the "lull" between trade shows given us so much to talk about. We kicked off the week with an exciting announcement welcoming two new members to the Pocketnow team, and since then we've barely been able to keep news, editorials, and videos on the front page long enough to read them. This feed is on fire. From ever-strengthening rumors about the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, to interviews with newcomers like Jolla, to new looks at old friends with BlackBerry 10, to modding and jailbreaking today's top smartphones, we've gotten a lot done since the last episode of the Weekly, ...

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    We've already seen official imagery of the five-inch version of LG's Optimus G Pro, the one destined for Japan, but our interested has really been focused on the 5.5-inch model, the one planned for LG's native South Korea, and hopefully elsewhere. A week ago, we got a nice, clear look at that version in a user-taken image, but today LG comes through with its own official Optimus G Pro shot, releasing a press render on its social site. This new pic is a dead ringer for last week's, and lest you think we're still looking at the five-incher, check out the placement of the phone's proximity ...

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    A short time ago, every high-end Android handset was pitted against Apple's famed iPhone. Few were fortunate enough to be called an "iPhone killer", and even fewer lived up to the name. Those days are long gone, though. It's more evident now than ever that Android and iOS are two vastly different platforms and comparing the hardware is more like comparing fruits and vegetables thanks apples and oranges. Not to mention, the iPhone met its match nearly two years ago when the first LTE and dual-core handsets hit shelves. Now we're on to quad- and octa-core processors, 5-inch (and larger) ...

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    Yesterday we brought you a few updates on LG's rumored Optimus G Pro, both taking a look at the company's MWC teaser ad, which may foretell the phone's debut at the expo later this month, as well as got a glimpse at a picture of what very well may be the G Pro itself. Now we have a little update on when the phone might actually go up for sale, and at least some markets, it sounds like that could similarly take place before the end of the month. So the theory goes, according to Korean site K.Bench, LG is concerned about the effect that next month's anticipated Samsung Galaxy S IV ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Ubuntu phones that may be coming as early as October 2013. Then we move to the LG Optimus G Pro, which seems to be LG's next phablet and also Galaxy Note II twin for a possible MWC launch. Then we talk about new Nokia Lumia models that are probably close. Facebook takes the spotlight next because there seems to be another smartphone in the works under the codename of HTC Myst. We end today's show talking about Samsung's possible new endeavor of launching the Galaxy S IV with Floating Gestures. All this and more after the break. Stories - ...

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    This morning's LG MWC teaser ad was filled with buzzwords and we were wondering what device might the South Korean manufacturer refer to, with chances being thin for the Optimus G2. One of the options was the rumored 5.5-inch phablet and it looks like the leaks are continuing two weeks before the announcement. The picture above claims to represent the LG Optimus G Pro from carrier LG U+ in South Korea, not the five-inch one confirmed in Japan by NTT DoCoMo. This phablet can reportedly brag about its 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution and small bezel, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon ...

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