Reviews and Problems with LG Optimus G Pro / Maximo G Pro
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Battery performance 9
Gaming performance 4
Review LG Optimus G Pro E986 Smartphone
26 September 2013
Summary: Equipped to the teeth. LG launches a new premium smartphone dubbed Optimus G Pro E986 that features impressive equipment. The smartphone's configuration, comprised of a quad-core Snapdragon 600, an LTE module, a 5.5-inch Full HD screen and 16 GB of storage, is to give the competition the shivers.
Pros: High-quality build, SoC's performance, Bright and large Full HD screen, 16 GB of storage, LTE support, NFC module, Removable battery, The nicely comprised overall bundle. In total, the Optimus G Pro E986 is impressive in virtually every field and has really earned the label "Premium Smartphone". The installed LTE module ensures very swift browsing speeds.
Cons: Steep purchase price, Primary camera only middling for a premium device, Moderate battery runtime, The strong battery specs (3140 mAh, 11.9 Wh) only look good on paper because the Optimus G Pro E986 cannot compete with its rivals. A somewhat more efficient energy management would boost the smartphone's grade.
Excerpt: Remember when mobile phones looked like military-grade tools and required satchel-sized battery cases? It’s easy to scoff at them now, but Android handset makers seem hellbent on returning us to those days, or at least the updated equivalent. The giant phones on the market may not also require the massive briefcase, but clearly Samsung, LG and others think bigger is better.
Summary: If youï¿½re looking for a smartphone with a larger display than what the flagships offer, then the LG Optimus G Pro is the phone you should buy. On itï¿½s own too, the LG Optimus G Pro is a quality product and a very good buy. If you were considering the Optimus as your next buy, go for it. However, when put in the company of the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 and taking into account its current price-tag, the LG Optimus G Pro comes in third.
Pros: Excellent screen quality, Packed with a truckload of features, Great performance and usability, Very good for video recording, Powerful battery
Cons: May be too large for some users, Sub-par low-light photography, UI needs to look better
Conclusion: The LG Optimus G Pro has everything a super-phone should, except Samsung and Apple's glorious reputations and marketing budgets. In fact, I do wonder if this Android smartphone will get all the respect it deserves. It's LG's best Android phone to date, and we're impressed at the rapid progress they show here in both hardware and software. Yes, it could look more chic and elegant, but one could easily say the same of other Android phones.
Pros: Huge IPS full HD display, very fast CPU and GPU, very good camera.
Cons: Though narrow, it's still a handful for those with small hands.
Conclusion: A few years ago, LG phones weren’t all that desirable. And though it’s still chasing major rival Samsung in many ways, the Optimus G Pro is a major step forward. It’s well designed, comfortable, speedy, and boasts a fantastic display. The software and apps aren’t perfect, but even there we see aspects worth praising. The LG Optimus G Pro is a fantastic phone in almost every way.
Pros: Attractive, comfortable design, Big, beautiful full 1080p screen, Multitasking QSlide apps are novel and useful, Best in class performance
Cons: Viewing angles aren't as wide as we'd like, QButton gets in the way more than it helps, UI is busy and comes off as derivative
Summary: The Optimus G Pro is a big-screen beast of a smartphone with a boatload of features that will make power users quite happy. Its 5.5-inch 1080p display offers a bright and colorful picture, and we appreciate camera features such as Dual Recording and Time Machine. And while its benchmark results were a bit lower than Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's One, the Optimus G Pro still offers smooth quad-core performance.