LG Optimus G Pro preview: First look

GSMArena team, 27 February 2013.

First impressions

Our first encounter with the Optimus G Pro is coming to an end. The latest LG super smartphone features top-notch technology into a thin and beautiful shell and will surely do great when unleashed on the market.

We are glad to see LG learned the hardware is not everything nowadays and put a tremendous work on the latest version of the Optimus UI. There are plenty of useful features and UI modification that you will barely recognize the Google's OS beneath. The only evidence that you are running on Jelly Bean is the presence of the Google Now assistant and the buttery smooth UI performance.

The Snapdragon 600 chipset boosts the overall experience even further and the Optimus G Pro is certainly a benchmark champion. And the beautiful and lively 5.5-inch 1080p screen is great for both productivity and media consumption.

It seems the 13MP cameras are steadily replacing last-year’s 8MP snappers in the flagship segment. The Optimus G Pro also throws in dual-video recording in the mix adding a whole new dimension to capturing your experiences.

With the LG Optimus G Pro getting ready, the Galaxy Note II seems to have a lot to worry about. The Optimus G Pro gets lots of things right and might finally put the Samsung phablet series under pressure.