LG Optimus G Pro (AT&T)

The Good The 4G LTE LG Optimus G Pro is reasonably priced and has an impressively fast Snapdragon 600 processor, and its expansive screen is sharp and bright.

The Bad The Optimus G Pro's size will prove too big for some, and battery reserves drain quickly.

The Bottom Line Though it lacks a stylus, the Optimus G Pro is not only armed with high-end specs, but it's also still cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 -- making it the best AT&T phablet available now.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 9.0
8.2 Overall

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Review

Big, blazing, and beautiful

After months of speculation, LG confirmed on Wednesday that its Optimus G Pro will be available exclusively on AT&T on May 10 for $199.99 after contract, with preorders beginning May 3.

Equipped with a 5.5-inch screen, the phone marks LG's second attempt at a "phablet"-size handset in the U.S., with Verizon's LG Intuition being the first. While the Intuition didn't quite take off, the G Pro is a much better device. It performs well, and the G Pro is one of the first U.S. handsets to feature the swift Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor (the others being the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4).

Unfortunately, the phone not only has to compete with the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 2, but it will face a looming future rival in the Note 3, which is slated for a fall unveiling. In addition, Galaxy Notes are armed with a stylus, which the G Pro lacks. Fortunately, along with having great specs, the Optimus is priced competitively enough to face its Samsung rivals.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $550
  • Brand LG
  • Service Provider AT&T
  • Diagonal Size 5.5 in
  • Weight 6.14 oz
  • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
  • Additional Features Android Beam, DLNA Certified, infrared remote control, multitasking, sharing media via DLNA, software updates FOTA (Firmware Over The Air), Dual Recording, Dual Screen Dual Play function, Live Zooming function, QSlide function, QuickMemo function, TTY compatible, VuTalk function, Wi-Fi Miracast
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