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.

  • by | April 22, 2013 1:17 PM

    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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  • by | April 18, 2013 2:01 PM

    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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  • by | April 16, 2013 7:00 PM

    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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  • by | April 16, 2013 2:22 PM

    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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  • by | April 15, 2013 10:47 AM

    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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  • by | April 15, 2013 8:49 AM

    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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  • by | April 15, 2013 8:46 AM

    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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  • by | April 11, 2013 7:00 PM

    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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  • by | April 11, 2013 3:25 AM

    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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  • by | April 10, 2013 4:18 PM

    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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  • by | April 5, 2013 7:00 AM

    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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  • by | April 4, 2013 12:50 PM

    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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  • by | April 4, 2013 6:00 AM

    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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  • by | April 3, 2013 12:49 PM

    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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  • by | April 2, 2013 8:42 AM

    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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