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LG Optimus G Pro brings features and space


The LG Optimus G Pro is a newer smartphone available on AT&T for $199.99 with a new two-year agreement. Besides a large screen, the device offers some nice additional features for a phablet-sized experience. With a customizable QuickButton, an IR remote, plenty of storage, and a decent camera, the LG Optimus G Pro is a smartphone worth considering.


The LG Optimus G Pro has an ample amount of space to store movies, music, apps, and more on its 32GB of internal storage. If that is not enough space, the device has room for an additional 64GB microSD card under the back cover, which can be easily popped off and replaced.

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The device features an IR remote built into the phone itself. With other devices, you may need an adapter to convert from Bluetooth or Wifi to IR. However, The Optimus G Pro has an IR transmitter built in. It worked well with LG, Sony, and Visio television, an LG soundbar, a Comcast HD cable box, and Sony and LG Blu-ray players.


The 13 MP, rear-facing camera provided good pictures outdoors. The photos looked OK on the LG’s screen. However, when exported to a computer and comparing it to a device with fewer megapixels, the detail was a little lost on the LG. Using the 2.1 MP front camera in Dual Recording mode while filming with the rear camera was an interesting feature and maybe nice for those who post videos to sites like Facebook.


There is a button on the side of the device that can be programed to launch a specific app of your choice. This is the QuickButton. Depending how you use the device, this button can come in handy whether you want quick access to the camera, your web browser, the QuickRemote app, or Facebook. After using other phones without the button, it took a short time to remember it was there. However, it was tough to move back to a device without it.

If you are in the market for a new phone with a large, 5-inch plus screen packed with extra features and great storage, visit your local AT&T store and pick up the LG Optimus G Pro for $199.99 with a new two-year agreement.

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