The LG Optimus G Pro is a new, large smartphone available on AT&T. With a 5.5 inch screen, long-lasting battery, and fast processor, the LG Optimus G Pro is a good phablet option for those looking for a quality Android device on AT&T. The LG Optimus G Pro competes nicely with Samsung’s Galaxy Note II.
The screen is one of the LG’s biggest strengths. With 5.5 inches of real estate on a 1080p, full HD IPS screen, you get more content and text in one space than most any other phones. With a 400ppi resolution, it is very easy to browse webpages, read stories on Flipboard, and take notes.
The keyboard was a nice surprise when composing emails and taking notes in a meeting. Given the size of the screen, the entire QWERTY keyboard, plus numbers fits on the screen in both portrait and landscape mode. While the device does not come with a stylus, the note taking app works well with the larger keyboard or your finger.
The speed of the LG Optimus G Pro was very impressive. It handled app switches, power-ups, and launching apps. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.7 GHz Quad-Core processor and 2 GB of RAM, this phone felt faster than the Note II and last year’s SIII. Watching a movie was smooth and seamless even with multiple apps running in the background.
The Android 4.1.2, Jelly Bean, device brings some newer features such as NFC that usually drain the battery on lesser devices. The 3,140 mAh battery lasted more than a day with standard use of checking email, playing a few games, reading news, and making a few calls. It was a surprising experience given the size of the phone and experiences with additional features enabled.
The LG Optimus G Pro provided good call quality for a large phone and connected easily to both BlueAnt and Jabra headsets through its Bluetooth 4.0 radio. In the Nashville area, the signal strength for calls and internet was great from one side of the city to the other. If you are in the market for a new phone and looking for one with a large screen, 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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