Specs summary

Screen
5.9"

The LG G Pro 2's screen is 5.9 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.26 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad core 2.26 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat (Update Available: 5.0 Lollipop) operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16/32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3200mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3200 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 15 days standby time, 840 minutes (2G), 1537 minutes (3G).


Reviews summary

8.1/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 12 reviews

What's good

  • Clear display with excellent viewing angles
  • Incredibly fast performance
  • Long battery life

What's bad

  • 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.

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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)


NDTV

Areally snappy phablet in daily usage

from NDTV

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...

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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 being our first choice. 

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UnleashThePhones

A Phabulous Phablet

from UnleashThePhones

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 exa...More

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 sticking out of our front touch pocket. If a 6″ device is your thing, this is one of the best to get. That being said, if a stylus is important to you, this lacks one. In that case, the Note 3 is your pick.

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Fone Arena

High end hardware with good display qualities

from Fone Arena

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...

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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’d definitely ask you to think twice before investing in this behemoth. Coming to specific niggles, we definitely felt the absence of a stylus here. The camera while decent, wasn’t good enough in low light conditions. Perhaps our biggest gripe is with the interface that looks resoundingly last century compared to what the competition offers. As a pure hardware play though, the LG G Pro 2 is a solid offering. 

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The Mobile Indian

Brings alluring hardware married with several software level tweaks to deliver wonderful performance and great battery life.

from The Mobile Indian

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.

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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 visibility space and does not repeat the fate of getting sidelined like its predecessor.

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Re/code

An overall solid phablet

from Re/code

he G Pro 2 features a faster quad-core processor from Qualcomm and a larger battery. The smartphone performed smoothly, without any crippling lags or crashes. I didn’t run a formal battery test, but with moderate to heavy usage, I was able to go about a day and a half before needing to recharge the phone...

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he G Pro 2 features a faster quad-core processor from Qualcomm and a larger battery. The smartphone performed smoothly, without any crippling lags or crashes. I didn’t run a formal battery test, but with moderate to heavy usage, I was able to go about a day and a half before needing to recharge the phone.

LG has made some nice improvements to the G Pro 2 to make it a better smartphone. With competitive pricing, it can be a nice alternative to the Galaxy Note 3. 

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Android Authority

Beautiful, color popping high resolution display, and quick performance

from Android Authority

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 tun...More

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 software features such as Knock Code set to come to the LG G2 anyway and an identical processing package, it mostly comes down to how adamant you are about getting the device with a larger display.

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The Verge

Despite LG's improvements, Samsung still makes the better phablet

from The Verge

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...

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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 smartphones today. The days of complaining about awful performance, useless cameras, and gritty screens are generally behind us, and most every smartphone on the market is “pretty good.” The only real complaint many people have these days is battery life, and devices like the G Pro 2 address that with brute force — a bigger phone can utilize a bigger battery without requiring major leaps in battery technology. There’s little need to redesign the wheel when it rolls along just fine.

But that doesn’t mean that smartphone makers should stop trying. Samsung has been able to carve out a tangible space for its phablets thanks to the differentiator of the pen input on its Galaxy Note line, but LG hasn't really been able to copy that. The G Pro 2 is really just a bigger G2 that's even more difficult to use in one hand and fits in fewer jacket or pants pockets. 

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PhoneArena

A performance powerhouse that's relatively easy to handle

from PhoneArena

The LG G Pro 2 is a great device, full stop. It honestly feels needless to try and spin this into a spiral of accolades, as glamor for the sake of glamor doesn't seem to be the goal the LG engineers had in mind when building the phablet. Instead, the G Pro 2 feels like one of those devices built...More

The LG G Pro 2 is a great device, full stop. It honestly feels needless to try and spin this into a spiral of accolades, as glamor for the sake of glamor doesn't seem to be the goal the LG engineers had in mind when building the phablet. Instead, the G Pro 2 feels like one of those devices built to last. A device which lives in the real world, the practical and pragmatic world, and it does so with stoicism and attention to the details that actually matter.

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Android Community

An all around solid performer

from Android Community

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 cam...More

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 specifics. But if nothing else, we do feel the LG G Pro 2 should be a handset to consider once it comes available.

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Engadget

Solid construction, good battery life and plenty of firepower

from Engadget

Aside from a couple bugs, we have few complaints about the LG G Pro 2, so forgive us if we get a little nitpicky. For starters -- and this should go without saying -- but if you found the original G Pro too large, you won't be happy with the size of its sequel. That caveat aside, this phone bring...More

Aside from a couple bugs, we have few complaints about the LG G Pro 2, so forgive us if we get a little nitpicky. For starters -- and this should go without saying -- but if you found the original G Pro too large, you won't be happy with the size of its sequel. That caveat aside, this phone brings a unique design, solid build quality, a great camera and some of the best specs you could hope for in a flagship device. The battery life is relatively good and hey, if you run out of juice, it even comes with a spare.

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Its big screen size and solid performance due to its processor and ram...great phone by lg keep it up



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date April 30, 2014
Regions available USA, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
LTE:
800/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat (Update Available: 5.0 Lollipop)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad core 2.26 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16/32 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.307 W/kg
Body: 0.6 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3200 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 521 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 571 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 840 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 1537 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 15 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Titan Black, White, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.8 x 8.2 x 0.8 cm (6.2 x 3.2 x 0.3 in)
Weight 172 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 373 pixels
Size 5.9 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out HDMI
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, HDR, Time catch shot, Voice activation
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
Self-portrait
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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