Don't let the name fool you - the LG G Pro Lite isn't a small phone. This handset has a 5.5-inch screen, a 3,140mAh battery, dual SIM slots, and its own stylus. That means the G Pro Lite is just as large as the Optimus G Pro itself. What makes it "lite" then? The specs. The new handset drops from a quad-core processor to a dual-core processor, and with a 960 x 540 resolution, you can forget watching the 1080p content the original device could handle. 32GB of internal storage has changed into 8GB, and the 2GB of RAM has been sliced in half. So the G Pro isn't slimmer, just slower and less pleasant to look at.


The G Pro Lite will debut later this month in Latin America before arriving in Asia, Russia, China, India, and the Middle East. With specs like these, we assume the eventual pricing will warrant the "lite" moniker, but that's one detail LG has yet to provide. There's no reason to covet this phone over the Optimus G Pro, but at the right price, this may just be the best option for big phone fans on a budget.

LG’s Newest Smartphone Combines the Large Display and Large Capacity Battery of LG Optimus G Pro with the Newest Multimedia Features  

SEOUL, Oct. 10, 2013 — To fulfill the needs of practical smartphone users who want to enjoy the convenience of a large display, LG Electronics (LG) today introduced to the world its latest device, LG G Pro Lite, with a 5.5-inch display and unique UX features.

In addition to its large IPS display, LG G Pro Lite features an equally large 3,140mAh battery, embedded Stylus Pen, stereo speakers and Dual SIM with a dedicated Hot Key. The phone is also designed with an ultra-narrow bezel for an incredible edge-to-edge viewing experience, slim design for optimal one-hand grip and convenient UX features shared with LG’s other premium G Series smartphones.

“With LG G Pro Lite, we are introducing a competitive device to the masses in the growing large smartphone market,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The market for smartphones with displays over five inches will continue to grow and LG is in a great position to capture these new customers when they’re ready to move up from their current phones.”

The Stylus Pen that is included with the LG G Pro Lite increases the smartphone’s usability. The Stylus Pen allows for quick and accurate handwriting and can be stored conveniently in a slot at the top of the phone. And for customers who are increasingly turning to their smartphones for entertainment, LG equipped the LG G Pro Lite with dual speakers for excellent audio performance with or without headphones. What’s more, LG’s latest smartphone maximizes user convenience with a Dual SIM feature and a dedicated Hot Key to make switching between two SIM cards easier than ever before.

LG G Pro Lite comes with LG’s practical and convenient UX that features all the benefits of LG’s premium G Series, G Pro and G2. KnockON powers on the G Pro Lite with two taps to the display, Pause and Resume Recording allows for the recording of short snippets of video which can then be viewed as one continuous file, QSlide controls up to three different apps in one window, QuickMemo gives users the ability to instantly jot memos or notes from any screen without having to open a separate application and QTranslator instantly translates words and sentences from images captured with the smartphone’s camera.

LG G Pro Lite will make its world debut this month in Latin America followed by markets in Asia, Russia, China, India and the Middle East.

Key Specifications:
- Processor: MT6577 1.0 GHz Dual Core
- Display: 5.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels)
- Network: 3G (HSDPA: 7.2Mbps / HSUPA: 5.76Mbps)
- Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, MicroSD
- Camera: Rear 8.0MP BSI / Front 1.3MP
- Battery: 3,140 mAh (removable)
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
- Size: 150.2 x 76.9 x 9.4mm
- Weight: 161g
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, USB2.0, A-GPS, Wi-Fi Direct
- Colors: Black, White

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.

  • David VanHouse


    • TY

      That's 200ppi, actually higher than most computer monitors and even the iPad mini.
      Shouldn't be too bad for the price.

      • Tuấn Ankh

        Dude, how can you even compare to computer monitors -__-
        Try using the 5.5" portion of your computer. It sucks, seriously.

        • TY

          Well, 200ppi isn't too bad on a smart phone. For example, the Galaxy SII is 217ppi.

          • David VanHouse

            That screen was a lot smaller though

          • Michael Lee

            My old xperia play had about 270 ppi. It was awful.

          • Tuấn Ankh

            I think the problem is the display technology. Samsung did a very good job on the display of the S2 and the S blaze 4g. The blaze is what I have, and it still looks stunning beautiful today. I just don't like it anymore because of the size.
            But then again, it's just me.

          • Tuấn Ankh

            True though. The S2 still looks pretty good now. 480p still looks great on that phone (not youtube 480p)

  • http://www.tylerwatt12.com/ Tyler Watthanaphand

    Wow, MT6577. I can't wait to port this to the GooPhone i5s

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/SuperElvisfreshlyATT Freshly_Snipes

      lol you own a goophone

  • Dani

    LG G Lite... that should've been the name.

    • Tuấn Ankh

      Maybe LG Optimus G big lite, hehe.
      It's not the Optimus G, and it's not pro. And it's big. Lite specs too.

  • Tuấn Ankh

    I still like the mega 5.8 better.
    Unless this g pro lite is $300 or less. Then some reconsideration can be done.

  • jeffhesser

    ATT was selling the G Pro for like $430 off contract last month when I went in... Tough to see it getting much cheaper than that.

  • Joshua

    Isn't a bigger phone with lesser specs the opposite of what a lot of people are clamoring for? Looking at how the Z1f was received here, I'd say that a non-insignificant portion of users want a phone with flagship specs in a more compact body with a smaller screen.

  • Aki I.

    I was going to suggest they are clearing out old stock.. But then i saw the cpu was mt and not old gen qualcomme

  • Festivus Oz

    Wow this phone should get excellent battery life given screen and processor

  • Allan

    Saw the MT6577 and the SGX531 along for the ride...

    *turbo facepalm* How does this even deserve the Optimus G Pro moniker?