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LG G PRO 2 Review – The Perfect Sequel?

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First Impression

It almost takes a minute to realize, what you are in fact holding in your palms is a smartphone and not a phablet. This phone is large. Thin bezels and a screen size so huge, you wonder if it is even good enough to fit in your pocket. The textured back gives this mighty device a firm grip and to top it up, doesn\’t get any scratches. For its size, this one is surprisingly light! Like, really light. As LG has been doing it, the power key and volume adjusters go at the back. USB point below and the audio jack towards the top go smooth.

Review

The 5.9 inch display on the LG G Pro 2 is rather very interesting. From most of the smartphones in the market, this one has an over the edge user experience. It has an IPS display which has a 1920×1080-pixel resolution. Pixel density has reduced from 400ppi to 373ppi but there was no downfall witnessed. The colors are smooth and very sharp. Whites look seamless and so much more comforting to the eyes.  When compared to the Samsung Galaxy S5, the display was much better and not just dynamic. Videos in HD look superb on the Pro 2. Apart from the display, the design is pretty simple and actually might remind you of the G2. Thinner bezels attached this time and the plastic back doesn\’t exactly give it a sophisticated look but looks better than the S5 Band-Aid look. The Pro2 has a brilliant 13MP camera. The Pro2 uses a technique called ˜Natural Flash\’ – the camera takes two pictures at a time; one with flash, one without and then the software merges them into an image that looks more balanced. This did help as the pictures did not come out too exposed and the colors looked normal. Images in low light were dark to a certain extent but they were still clear. Wish flash, images did not look distorted. The 2MP front facing camera can now be put to great use as there is a flash. Well LG calls this feature the ˜Flash for Selfie\’. The size of your image is reduced or rather the frame is reduced and the outer rim has a bright white light attached via which the light falls on the image and your flash is ready for the front facing camera. The video recording done here is in Full-HD which captures brilliant quality 1080p videos.The power packed phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with four Krait 400 CPUs ticking at 2.3GHz, and a powerful Adreno 330 GPU. The impressive 3GB RAM doesn\’t let the phone lag and functions smoothly. It has an internal memory of 32B and has a memory slot for expandable memory too. The LG G Pro 2 runs on Android 4.4.2 and of course LG has added a bundle of features to make it their own. The previously seen KnockOn feature is already present with this one and alongside, a new added called Knock Code which divides the display into four quadrants, and users can tap a certain combination within these zones to wake up and unlock their device. In terms of battery, this one packs a 3200 mAh Li-on cell and it is safe to say that the battery does last a sufficient amount but maybe while playing games or watching videos for too long, it may drain a bit quicker.

Verdict

The LG G Pro 2 took us by surprise and the Koreans have managed to keep up the good work. The Pro2 looks good, works brilliantly but might be a bit on the higher range, for most consumers. The new innovative stuff added to this gadget make it a good buy and LG has done a super job once again.

Specifications

  • 5.9 inch True IPS+ LCD Display
  • Snapdragon 800 chipset
  • 2.26 GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU| Adreno 330 GPU
  • 32GB internal | 3GB RAM
  • Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • 13MP rear camera, 1080p video | 2MP front facing camera
  • 3200 mAh battery
  • 172g

Exhibit Rating 4.5/5

Price Rs. 51,000/-

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