LG G Pro 2 review: See you 2morrow

See you 2morrow

GSMArena team, 04 March 2014.

Phonebook

Not much has changed when it comes to the phonebook in Android 4.4 KitKat. It's quite straightforward and easy to navigate, with a dedicated tab for your favorite contacts for quick access.

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The standard phonebook

There's plenty of contact information you can assign to each contact and it still remains neatly organized. You can even add a custom color for the notification LED to a particular contact.

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Editing a contact • Assigning a custom LED color

Telephony with native video calling

The LG G Pro 2 has great earpiece volume and there are also native video calls available right in the phone app. Smart Dial also works like a charm and searches both names and numbers.

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The dialer • Smart Dial

The LG G Pro 2's loudspeaker earned a score of Average in our dedicated loudspeaker test, which means that you should be able to hear the device in most environments. You can find more about the testing process here.

Speakerphone testVoice, dBPink noise/ Music, dBRinging phone, dBOveral score
Apple iPhone 566.866.167.7Below Average
HTC Desire X63.6 61.669.6Below Average
Samsung Galaxy S II Plus65.7 61.566.6Below Average
Samsung Galaxy S III mini66.5 63.076.0Average
Sony Xperia V65.5 61.166.2Average
LG G Pro 266.7 64.975.7Average
Sony Xperia go66.5 66.177.9Good
Samsung Galaxy Express67.7 66.675.7Good
Samsung Galaxy Grand74.1 66.276.0Good
Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo72.1 65.873.3Good
LG Optimus L766.7 66.675.6Good
Motorola RAZR XT91074.766.682.1Very Good
HTC Desire76.675.784.6Excellent

Great messaging capabilities

Laid out in threads, the messaging department is quite neatly organized.

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Swiping gestures

Thanks to the larger screen, typing is easier than on smaller droids, LG or otherwise. Swype-inspired finger tracking is also present, but has limited language support.

Additional input methods include Google's voice input, as well as split and regular landscape keyboards. Also included is handwriting support for multiple (downloadable) languages, and a special keyboard that can be nudged to either side of the screen for one-handed operation.

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The G Pro 2 supports numerous input methods

Adding any multimedia content to the message, like photos or video, automatically turns it into an MMS. You can also customize your speech bubbles and background.

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Adding an image from the clipboard automatically turns it into an MMS • Customization options

The Gmail app includes the usual inbox filtering options (Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates). LG's own Email app is similar to Google's, except that it can handle multiple POP or IMAP inboxes, which is useful for when you want to keep track of multiple accounts.

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The Gmail and Email apps offer different benefits

The Hangouts app is Google's attempt at a one-stop shop for all of your IM needs. The app offers group video chats, emojis, photo exchange, history sync across multiple devices, and can even be integrated to handle your SMS/MMS conversations as well.

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Google Hangouts

Reader comments

  • King 👑

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  • AnonD-718751

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  • AnonD-42805

Ya it is best mobile phone