If you've wanted a phablet in white, or just any smartphone larger than 5 inches, we would forgive you for thinking that the Galaxy Note II was the only option out there - or, if you've been keeping up, the recently-released Galaxy Mega. But here's the thing, there are other massive phones available, such as the LG Optimus G Pro, and as of today, it's also available in white. How does it look? Well, exactly like the leaked images that rolled out earlier this month. This is the same LG Optimus G Pro, just paler.


For $99.99 down with a two-year contract, customers get a large 5.5-inch 1080p display pulling pixels from a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor and juice from a sizable 3,150mAh battery. There's a comfortable 32GB of internal storage here that can still be expanded using a microSD card. Combine it all with a 13MP rear-facing camera, and this makes for a highly competent device.

Source: AT&T

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Michael Hilmer

    Teriffic device. Outperforms the Note II in just about every department, and for only 99 bucks.

    Would have been nice if they'd released it in white concurrently with the black model instead of waiting until the masses were already gearing up for the Note 3.

    • Paul

      I'd hope it outperforms the Note 2, it's 6 months newer! Wouldn't it be sad if it didn't? What's funny is it has Android 4.1, same as the Note 2 :-) The Note 2 does have multi-window and a Stylus with a host of optimizations and tweaks just for it. If the Note 3 has all this and more, I'm sold. But I'll guarantee you the Note 3 won't be $99 with 2 yr agreement or $430 off contract, heh.

  • VoiceofSky

    Love this phone,but if other company's wanna compete with the Note II they gotta include that Stylus of some sort.. I Continue to stick with my Note II because of that soul feature.
    ..I use it WAY more than i originally thought,and if the G pro had a stylus incorporated in it i would of probably got that...Probably..lol :)

    • Paul

      It's not just the big screen that makes the Note 2 special, it's the whole package. They took massive advantage of that screen with the Stylus, they built in Stylus specific features and apps that are neat, they put in Multi-Window so you can run 2 apps side by side on that enormous screen, etc. Anybody can throw a phone out there with a big screen and large battery, but it's what you do with that extra real estate and how you manage it that makes the difference. I can't wait for the Note 3.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      Very true. Only way I found a way out was to get the Xperia Z Ultra which is able to use pencils or pens as a stylus, though it's not pressure sensitive and I'm still getting the hang of the xtra software.

  • 72goojman72

    Waiting for Note 3.. Other post had it right for having the stylus.. But LG still makes a hell of a phone.

  • projectmisha

    That $439 off contract price is tempting. For $32 GB and 1080p. Hmmm

    • Paul

      Yeah, it's a lot cheaper than the Note 2 when it launched. The note 2 was like $600 or $700 off contract and $300 WITH a 2 yr contract. This thing has better specs, a $100 on contract price and a $439 off contract price. I'll wait for some rich schmuck to pick it up, use it for a few weeks and turn around and sell it for $380 or so. I'll pick it up then as my secondary.

      • phatmanXXL [15,800+ posts]

        My girlfriend has it, its a great phone. She also wondered why its 99 on contract and I figured its because its LG, Samsung and the galaxy name hold a lot more weight so they can hike the price up even though the Note 2 is a few steps behind the OG Pro. She couldn't afford the N2 and dosent care about updates, she wanted a good phablet and so this phone was perfect for her.

        • TY

          Both Samsung and LG have great supply chains: they built most of the phone's components, e.g. display, battery by themselves. This lowers the cost which explains why LG can sell at such a low price.
          Samsung, on the other hand, has already built a good reputation (for most people). They are trying to maximize the profit, hence the high price; no mentioning the HUGE advertisement budget they have.

          • Brad Kalinoski

            And much cheaper than a HTC butterfly S

  • JazzEspresso

    check the store availability at att site, looks like both white and black ones available many of close att store where I live (NYC).

  • Brad Kalinoski

    Tried the device for 7 days from ATT. Loved the device is pretty awesome. But returned simply because its still running 4.1 and LG refused to say if there will be an update to 4.2

    • Paul

      4.1 really? Wow.. The S4, the HTC One, the One Mini, the Moto X, etc. all run 4.2; Can't imagine a new phone being released that's running 4.1. Even IF LG released a 4.2 update ASAP, it'll get lost for months within AT&T as they kick it around, hack it up, put junkware on it, and then release it.

      • Brad Kalinoski

        Yes, and the answers I got from LG was pretty much from interns that were hired to answer from a script. They didnt even know that 4.2 was released and argued with me that Google makes the decision when to release 4.2 to there phones.

      • adam lamb

        The htc one is still on 4.1 in the u.s.

        • Paul

          Not the HTC One Mini I don't believe.

          • adam lamb

            U are correct, the one mini runs 4.2 but not on the original htc one. The lg pro is almost 4 months old though so hopefully 4.2 isn't far away.

    • Jose

      i have 4.2 on my LG Optimus G Pro. Just did a custom install

      • Brad Kalinoski

        Jose, So where can I find this install.

  • adam lamb

    I have this device and I traded my note 2 for it and I couldn't be happier. It's the best phone I have ever owned and for the price u can't beat it. It has features similar to multi window on the stock lg 4.1 ROM but no stylus. I prefer stock android and It has a good cm10.1 ROM now which makes this thing even more of a beast. The best phone out that nobody knows about and it's a shame because it's better than all the other flagships from other companies in my opinion, and half the price. I do wish I had the white one, really liking it compared to my black one.

  • Ivan Martinez

    Still shocked that this phone is cheaper than the Galaxy Mega.