The "1-Minute" Review
- 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."
Prices (Where to Buy)
LG released the G Pro 2 on April 30, 2014.
The G Pro 2 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare LG G Pro 2 prices from around the web here on The Informr.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG G Pro 2 user manual here.
LG backs up the G Pro 2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your G Pro 2 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.