At a press event in New York we got a chance to spend some hands-on time with the new LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T. The 5.5-inch, quad-core superphone feels just as quick, nimble, and powerful as the international model. The device will be available May 10 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. Preorders start May 3.
The most noticeable thing about the G Pro is that 5.5-inch full-HD IPS screen. It has a 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution and 400ppi. It sports a 16:9 aspect ratio, and the display edges contour down toward the bezel. Indeed when we viewed the screen in person we definitely found it to be bright, colorful, and very big. It's an eye-catching number for sure.
Up top is a 3.5mm headphone jack. We also like the faux metallic stripe that rings the Optimus G Pro. And though the handset is large, its extreme thinness really helps the device avoid feeling unwieldy.
The G Pro is one of the first phones to feature the (1.7GHz) Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor. Inside, you'll find a removable 3,140mAh battery and both the Micro-SIM and microSD card slots. The latter takes cards of up to 64GB.
The back of the device houses a 13-megapixel camera with flash. A small strip of chrome encircles the lens, which bubbles up ever so slightly out of the back plate. To the left is a small audio speaker.
The phone includes 2GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. You'll find a bunch of standard Google apps like Messenger, Maps with Navigation, Local, Voice Search, Talk, Chrome, Gmail, Search, Plus, YouTube, and access to Play Movies and TV, Books, and Store.