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Aside from a couple bugs, we have few complaints about the LG G Pro 2, so forgive us if we get a little nitpicky. For starters -- and this should go without saying -- but if you found the original G Pro too large, you won't be happy with the size of its sequel. That caveat aside, this phone brings a unique design, solid build quality, a great camera and some of the best specs you could hope for in a flagship device. The battery life is relatively good and hey, if you run out of juice, it even comes with a spare.

Of LG's current lineup of large-screened smartphones, this is our favorite so far, and unless you crave Samsung's S Pen support, the G Pro 2 can easily go up head to head against the Note 3. Once the G Pro 2 makes its way to other countries at a reasonable price, this is going to be one heck of a phone. The only question that remains is how long we'll have to wait for it.

Critic reviews

8.2
7 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.0
  • Display
    8.0
  • Battery life
    8.4
  • Camera
    8.2
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.3
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.4
  • Media support
    10
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    8.0

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User reviews

9.5
2 reviews
9.0
Engadget Mar 4, 2014

With a solid construction, good battery life and plenty of firepower, the G Pro 2 is a contender for the best large-screen phone on the market.

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8.0
CNET Mar 4, 2014

The LG G Pro 2 delivers plenty of power, a huge and lovely screen, and a feature-packed camera, but the Galaxy Note 3's stylus and superior styling give it the edge.

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8.0
SlashGear Mar 4, 2014

Working with one of the finest processors on the market and a display that’s both sharp and bright in essentially any environment, there’s little to dislike about this handset.

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8.0
GSM Arena Mar 4, 2014

It is an excellent device, offering stellar experience and demanding no compromises from the user. The screen is awesome, there are no issues with speed and response and the camera delivers on its promises. Helpful software is at hand too, assisting in plenty of your day-to-day operations.

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8.0
The Verge Mar 10, 2014

The G Pro 2 is really just a bigger G2 that's even more difficult to use in one hand and fits in fewer jacket or pants pockets.

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8.0
Android Community Mar 4, 2014

Bottom line here, the LG G Pro 2 appears to be an all around solid performer and it held up well in our day to day use. The display was solid, and battery life proved nothing to worry about.

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First Looks

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Engadget Feb 24, 2014

The G Pro 2's screen is gorgeous and exactly what we've come to expect from high-end Android flagships. The particular panel on the G Pro 2 is a full HD (1080P) IPS display, meaning viewing angles are excellent -- especially handy with a phone of this size.

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Laptop Magazine Feb 23, 2014

The feature LG seems most proud of is the G Pro 2’s Knock Code function. An outgrowth of the company’s KnockON, which lets you unlock the phones display with two taps on the display, Knock Code lets you unlock your device using one of more than 80,000 knocking patters.

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Ars Technica Feb 25, 2014

Take a G-Flex, and smash it flat, and you've got a G Pro 2. The 6-inch display of the G Flex has shrunk just a little, to 5.9 inches, but since the G Pro 2 is flat, it can use a normal 1080p LCD screen, instead of the grainy, uneven, flexible OLED in the G Flex.

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AnandTech Feb 25, 2014

The G Pro 2 also continues the G Pro's hardware line with a removable battery and microSD slot, which is why there isn't a curved battery, which is definitely a big reason why the G Pro 2 doesn't have a significantly larger battery than the G2 despite its much larger size.

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PC Mag Feb 23, 2014

The LG G Pro 2, LG's new flagship phablet, is impressive but lacks one of the standout features I loved on AT&T's G Pro: at 3.22 inches wide (compared to the G Pro's 3 inches and the Galaxy Note 3's 3.12), it isn't narrower than the competition anymore.

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T3 Feb 24, 2014

On first view, the LG G Pro 2 has a lot going for it - most notably with the improved camera skills making it strong for stills and shooting video. Throw in a couple of other neat software touches... The big question is at what cost?

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TechRadar Feb 25, 2014

The LG G Pro 2 is a decent supersized smartphone and if it does manage to make it out of Asia then it will give the current crop of phablets a real run for their money.

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TrustedReviews Feb 26, 2014

The LG G Pro 2 is basically a bigger LG G2. And many of you may prefer the slightly smaller body of that 6-month-old phone. However, if LG treats this new mobile like the G2 and tries to sell it at an aggressive price, it could be a top pick for those wanting an oversized screen.

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The Verge Feb 23, 2014

The big advances in the G Pro 2 are a 20 percent improvement (relative to the G2) in the camera's optical image stabilization system and a 30 percent louder sound output, courtesy of a 1W speaker setup.

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dileepkashyap dileepkashyap

I'm using LG brand Smart phones from the past 10 years so LG g PRO 2 is not much more to me its like a play toy for me as i do R&D on many smart phones. Till now i have not faced any type of physical problems in the handsets which i have used & using IT's an excellent handset compared...

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