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A phone that lives up to Note-sized expectations

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With a beautiful display, super-fast processor and other top-of-the-line features, the Optimus G Pro is a rock-solid Note II competitor sans the stylus.

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Critic reviews

7.8
16 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.4
  • Display
    8.7
  • Battery life
    7.6
  • Camera
    7.3
  • Ease of use
    7.5
  • Design and form factor
    7.7
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.7
  • Media support
    8.5
  • Durability
    7.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    7.5

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User reviews

8.8
5 reviews
9.0
Engadget Mar 5, 2013

With a higher-res screen, stronger performance and a solid design, the handset might be even more desirable than the Galaxy Note II ... the G Pro succeeds as a compelling device for anyone interested in getting a phone larger than five inches.

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8.0
CNET Mar 11, 2013

Though it lacks a stylus and it won't fit everyone's lifestyle, the LG Optimus G Pro's beautiful touch screen and ultrafast CPU do this handset justice.

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8.0
CNET May 3, 2013

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.

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8.0
PC Mag May 10, 2013

The LG Optimus G Pro is a well-designed, well-sized phablet with an accent on the phone part, balancing a big screen and single-handed usability admirably.

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8.0
Computerworld May 9, 2013

Still, the Optimus G Pro delivers a cohesive and compelling all-around experience that's a pleasure to use. Unless you absolutely need a native stylus -- something only the Galaxy Note II provides -- the Optimus G Pro is the best supersized smartphone you can buy today.

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7.0
Laptop Magazine Mar 26, 2013

If you want a big-screen phone with plenty of performance and great productivity features, the LG Optimus G Pro should be near the top of your list.

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7.0
Ars Technica Apr 9, 2013

If you find yourself accustomed to LG's user interface and larger form factor, this phone is worth the space in your pocket.

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7.0
Laptop Magazine May 3, 2013

LG's Optimus G Pro for AT&T offers a massive display and solid performance numbers, but it's missing some of the great features found on the international version.

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7.0
Gizmodo May 28, 2013

If you're absolutely sold on owning a phone this big, well, it's the best giant phone presently out there. That said, Samsung is bound to release a Galaxy Note III in the months to come, and HTC is rumored to be unveiling a big one, too, so if you can wait, do.

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7.0
Wired Jul 30, 2013

For me, the upsides of a big phone outweigh the downsides and, so long as you feel the same, the Optimus G Pro is a great phone that’s well worth the totally reasonable $100 price tag.

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9.0
GSM Arena Mar 8, 2013

The LG Optimus G Pro would be the favorite in a job interview - it's got a great resume and it answered all the questions correctly. We wouldn't have minded a slightly more exciting design, but it still blows the Optimus Vu out of the water.

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9.0
Ubergizmo Mar 7, 2013

It brings superior display, processor, and performance to a market that has proven to have an appetite for all three. That makes the LG Optimus G Pro particularly attractive for this group of users.

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8.0
Android Central Mar 8, 2013

The 5-inch-plus range isn't for everyone, and that's cool. But LG's done a pretty stand-up job with the Optimus G Pro. The hardware is solid. The Snapdragon 600 performs admirably, and the 32GB of storage is decent.

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8.0
Android Authority Mar 25, 2013

The LG Optimus G Pro is a full-blown, unabashedly powerful Android flagship, no matter how you look at it. LG has done an excellent job at packing a multitude of features beneath that gorgeous 5.5-inch display and, for the most part, managed to integrate them into a coherent whole.

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8.0
Digital Trends Mar 4, 2013

The LG Optimus G Pro is a fantastic phone in almost every way. It’s too big for some users, but if you’re into heft, you should try out the G Pro before you go with the Note 2.

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8.0
MobileBurn May 17, 2013

The Optimus G Pro is not the phone for people who place a premium on design, but it is an attractive option for those who place an emphasis on battery life and a roaring processor.

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Engadget May 1, 2013

In all, it looks to be the same solid handset we spent some quality time with two months back. As a potential competitor to Samsung's Note II, it easily rises above in specs, in build quality and in subsidized pricing ($200 on a two-year contract).

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PC Mag May 2, 2013

The Optimus G Pro is faster than the Galaxy Note, with a better screen, and it's more comfortable in the hand. The key element it lacks is Samsung's S Pen: if you're buying a Note II for that pressure-sensitive pen function, you won't get that here.

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Consumer Reports May 15, 2013

It seems like an excellent and more affordable alternative to current reigning champion of large-screen phones, the Samsung Galaxy Note II.

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CNET Asia Mar 1, 2013

Lastly, as a phablet, the Optimus G Pro lacks the stylus that made the Note 2 a unique device. Sure it has LG's memo apps, but the missing stylus is felt when you're actually trying to write or draw something.

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PC World Australia May 9, 2013

The LG Optimus G Pro is best described as a minor upgrade to the Optimus G, offering a much larger screen with a higher resolution and a bigger capacity battery.

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GSM Arena Feb 27, 2013

The Snapdragon 600 chipset boosts the overall experience even further and the Optimus G Pro is certainly a benchmark champion. And the beautiful and lively 5.5-inch 1080p screen is great for both productivity and media consumption.

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T3 Feb 28, 2013

This is a highly promising super-phone with strong styling and decent feel. The display is bright and attractive and the fast chip is unsurprisingly up to the job of making the handset speedy and responsive.

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TechRadar May 2, 2013

While we're not fans of the phablet, there were moments during our demo where we understood the appeal. That huge screen is awesome for entertainment, the battery is massive and there's plenty of room for peppy hardware.

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9.0
dwx dwx

I love the device. I'm using the Korean version in Hong Kong (no local version yet) and I'm stuck with bits and pieces of Korean language apps that aren't removable or replaceable. Also, LG has a really ridiculous policy of not allowing updates for rooted phones. Not cool. And pointless....

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9.0
PredatorZero PredatorZero

a $399 price phone with a superb specification like this is just a beast that completely blown all the competition. Good for People who love watching movies and videos, a photographer, like reading articles and books, Gamer, Music Lover, Less Budget-but beast, Designer But, the only...

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9.0
keissaus keissaus

Overall, a great phone with only minor problems. It's screen is a beauty to behold, the processor is plenty powerfull. the battery easily lasts a day and for it's screensize it really is very portable. Imho it even is too thin, I wouldn't mind 2 or 3 mm more thickness for an even better battery....

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9.0
goodphone goodphone

This LG - Optimus G Pro is the best smartphone I ever use. With the given price; new with out contract ranged from $280 - $499, the performance is much better than Samung Note II which I had used before and actually cost more than LG. There are more god review and prices for reference at...

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