- Clear display with excellent viewing angles
- Incredibly fast performance
- Long battery life
- Some slight digital noise with low light pictures
- Cannot use single-handed
- Slippery grip
The G Pro 2 is LG's second foray into the phablet market and is the successor of the G Pro. LG has made some slight changes to the hardware in order to remain competitive against the likes of Samsung and HTC. The most visible update is to its screen size. Measuring in at 5.9 inches, the display is 0.4 inches larger than its predecessor and offers a full HD resolution of 1080p. Although the pixel density is slightly lower than the G Pro at 373ppi, most critics barely noticed a difference and they mention that the additional screen real estate is worth the cost of a few pixels per inch. In addition, they also mention that the screen has great viewing angles and is easy to see in direct sunlight. With that being said, critics warn that the device is practically impossible to use one-handed and has a tendency to slip from their grasp.
As LG's flagship phablet phone, the G Pro 2 offers top a 2.3GHz quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM. Phone Arena calls it "an absolute powerhouse" and describes its performance as "crystal-smooth, with barely any hiccups." Battery life has also improved from its predecessor thanks to a 3,200mAh cell. During battery draining tests, it lasted well over 9 hours and when tested in real life situations, experts clocked it at over a day of moderate usage.
The LG G Pro 2 comes equipped with a front 2.1MP camera that offers a selfie mode and a voice activated shutter. The main camera is 13MP and Slash Gear considers it, "LG's finest smartphone-based camera to date." Other reviewers also describe the main camera as excellent, citing its sharp images, excellent color reproduction. Even in low-light conditions, they barely noticed any digital noise. Aside from taking pictures, it can also take 4K videos and 120FPS slow-motion recordings.
Overall, critics have high praises for the LG G Pro 2. Engadget states, "Of LG's lineup of large-screened smartphones, this is our favorite so far." CNET adds, "…the LG G Pro 2 is an excellent smartphone no matter which way you slice it."
Reviews (8.1/10 Avg. rating)
Areally snappy phablet in daily usage
Frankly, we are baffled beyond wits here. LG's official price for the G Pro 2, which is super steep. However, a stroll through the major e-commerce websites reveals discounted prices. The G Pro 2 is an absolute steal if we consider the low end of that price range, but there's no telling how long it will be available so cheap.
Without considering such a steep discount, the G Pro 2 goes right up against the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which comes with an S-Pen stylus but lacks 4K video recording. All said and done, the G Pro 2 is definitely a good alternative, but it just falls short of... Full review
A Phabulous Phablet
So you have a phone with great performance, great battery life, minimal bezels, great software addons and a great camera. I’ve always wanted a device with removable battery and microSD card that isn’t Samsung, and here is finally one. What’s not to like right? Oh wait, those exact characteristics apply to the LG G2 too, except its not a comically large 5.9″.After using it for two weeks, we are aching to get back to a smaller screen size. There are just too close calls of almost dropping the device, of having to stretch our fingers too much to reach a spot, and of it... Full review
High end hardware with good display qualities
The LG G Pro 2 is a decent smartphone, we could even call it a good flagship level device but there’s nothing that makes it a great high end device deserving of its price. There’s no USP here. What you do get is a smartphone that ticks all the checkboxes and plays it safe. This is all the more obvious when you see competitors taking big risks like HTC with its depth sensor on the HTC One M8, Samsung with the Heart Rate monitor on the Galaxy S5 and the Xperia Z2 that offers IP58 protection.
Add to that the fact that the phone is positively enormous at 5.9 inches, we&rs... Full review
Brings alluring hardware married with several software level tweaks to deliver wonderful performance and great battery life.
The LG G Pro 2 is a welcome iteration that basically marries the best of the LG G2 and Optimus G Pro to offer a better large screen touting package. Featuring a slim profile, slightly different design, and great battery life, the G Pro 2 is certainly one of the top five large screen devices.
LG G Pro 2 is ideally for anyone seeking a large screen with powerful hardware, smooth user experience and supporting great battery life. We believe the G Pro 2 is a badass phone but LG has introduced the G Pro 2 couple of months late in the market. We hope that it continues to share the visibil... Full review
An overall solid phablet
Beautiful, color popping high resolution display, and quick performance
The information on the final price point of the LG G Pro 2 isn’t available yet, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a price tag akin to its high-end stature, at possibly around the $700 mark at launch. There’s no word on what carriers will have it at this point – but stay tuned! While the LG G Pro 2 is definitely a big jump from the Optimus G Pro, we do have to question how much of an upgrade it is from the G2. It does sport a bigger screen, an arguably better material choice which isn’t without its disadvantages though, and an enhanced camera with OIS+. But with... Full review
Despite LG's improvements, Samsung still makes the better phablet
When iteration is the name of the game, it's easy to overlook the improvements that smartphone makers do introduce every year. The G Pro 2 is certainly an improvement over its predecessor — the design is much nicer, the battery lasts longer, and the display is even bigger without adding much to the phone's footprint. But it's still the same idea that doesn't really work for me: it tries to take the place of both a smartphone and a tablet, but compromises on both in ways that don't make a great experience for either purpose.
Perhaps that speaks to where we’re at with s... Full review
The LG G Pro 2 isn't offering enough to justify the 6 month delay
A performance powerhouse that's relatively easy to handle
An all around solid performer
The LG G Pro 2 appears to be an all around solid performer and it held up well in our day to day use. The display was solid, and battery life proved nothing to worry about. Not to mention the overall build quality -- which was more than acceptable. We also especially liked the camera, and the camera options. Plus, in a world where many Android users are looking to get a clean and stock experience, we are more than willing to ditch the stock experience in favor of the perks offered by LG. We still need some more details in terms of a US release. Namely, a date, some pricing and carrier speci... Full review
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