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Handling the LG Optimus G Pro (pictures)

At Mobile World Congress, CNET goes hands-on with LG's newest high-end Android smartphone, the LG Optimus Pro G.

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BARCELONA, Spain--One year after it unveiled the Optimus Vu, LG uses Mobile World Congress to give us another tablet/phone hybrid. The Optimus G Pro is a 5.5-inch device with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
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The G Pro's Full HD IPS display is easy on the eyes.
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On the rear side is the G Pro's camera lens.
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Below the display is a single physical button. That means that you'll be using onscreen virtual control for your commands.
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The G Pro's battery cover has a faint pattern.
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It fit in my hand, though only barely. Two-handed operation was more comfortable for texting, especially.
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The G Pro follows the popular trend of thin smartphones.
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You can populate the display with icons of your choice.

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