LG G Pro 2 review: See you 2morrow

See you 2morrow

GSMArena team, 04 March 2014.

Robust gallery

The gallery on the LG G Pro 2 is quite similar to what you get on most Android devices, including a resizable list of thumbnails. There's support for full-res images which results in a pleasant viewing experience thanks to the ample and sharp screen.

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The Gallery Viewing an image

Rather than having an in-house editing suite like Samsung droids, for instance, the LG G Pro 2 relies on Google Photos to handle image editing. It features a variety of neat filter effects and the standard options like crop, rotate, and color balance, but doesn't let you write or stamp on an image.

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Google Photos is the integrated photo editor

Capable music player

The music player is jam-packed with features and supports a wide variety of file formats, including .FLAC, and .WAV among others.

Music is sorted by the usual Artist, Album, Playlist filters but there's also Folder support that's quite handy as it saves you the need to sort songs into playlists like on so many other players. It can also search for content on other devices like PCs on the same network via its DLNA functionality.

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Music player app

LG has enabled equalizer presets (including a custom one with 7 bands) and even has the ability to adjust the pitch and speed of a given track during playback.

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Equalizer and pitch/speed modifiers

While listening to a song you can find music controls in the notification area and the lockscreen.

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Music player controls in the notification area and lockscreen

Great video player with full codec support

The video player on the LG G Pro 2 opens into thumbnail view by default, which on some of Samsung's premium models would be animated but on the G Pro 2 are static.

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Video player app

Besides being able to choose between three crop modes for how the video fits the screen, you can also adjust the playback speed anywhere between 0.5-1.5x.

The LG G Pro 2 offered a list of subtitles and let us pick. It scans all available subtitle files, so the file doesn't even have to have the same name as the video file as before.

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Great codec and subtitle support

Video playback is great, especially considering it's capable of playing virtually any file trouble-free - including the more obscure DivX and AC3 codecs.

Splendidly clean audio output

The LG G Pro 2 audio output turned out excellent, with the phablet acing our test. It produced stellar scores on both parts, and even the dip in stereo crosstalk when we plugged in our headphones was among the smallest we have seen.

The only unimpressive part to this performance was the volume, which was only average in either scenario.

And here go the results so you can see for yourselves.

TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk
LG G Pro 2+0.02, -0.23-93.894.20.0040 0.029-93.3
LG G Pro 2 (headphones attached)+0.07, -0.02-93.793.40.050 0.039-73.5
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo+0.01, -0.03-96.192.40.0091 0.013-94.9
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (headphones attached)+0.02, -0.04-95.892.40.014 0.024-57.2
Samsung Galaxy Note 3+0.02, -0.07-96.592.80.0035 0.0099-96.3
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (headphones attached)+0.01, -0.09-96.292.70.017 0.017-62.1
HTC One Max+0.14, -0.14-93.893.80.0009 0.015-94.1
HTC One Max (headphones attached)+0.26, -0.02-93.693.60.026 0.080-80.4
LG Optimus G Pro+0.48, -0.11-81.782.00.010 0.028-80.7
LG Optimus G Pro (headphones attached)+0.31, -0.27-81.181.10.0097 0.052-66.2
Sony Xperia Z Ultra+0.02, -0.08-92.592.50.00580.011-90.7
Sony Xperia Z Ultra (headphones attached)+0.48, -0.11-87.887.00.0470.168-51.9

LG G Pro 2 frequency response
LG G Pro 2 frequency response

You can learn more about the whole testing process here.

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Reader comments

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