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LG's latest and largest handset was announced ahead of MWC last week in Korea, but for most of the world Barcelona will have marked its public debut. LG's rather unabashed Note competitor is back again this year, although the spec sheet won't exactly blow most people away - a 5.9" HD IPS panel, quad-core Snapdragon 800, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera with OIS, and 3200mAh removable battery get high marks for high-end components, but do little to separate the G Pro 2 from a growing pack of mega-sized phones.

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We had a chance to spend a few minutes with LG's extra-large G, and unsurprisingly, the new device feels a whole lot like the G2 consumers have come to know, just a fair bit bigger. The G Pro 2's distinguishing features from its smaller sibling are worth noting, however. There's the obvious, like the enlarged display, but also the not-so-obvious, like a removable battery and an SD card slot, features the Note crowd has always been keen on.

The model being displayed here at MWC is a Korean variant, as evidenced by the TV antenna stealthily embedded in the top right corner. Changes abroad are likely to be minimal, though, perhaps only varying in regard to storage (LG indicated 16 or 32GB depending on market), and the fact that it's shipping with Android 4.4.2 is certainly welcome news. Whether LG will keep up with updates remains to be seen.

The G Pro 2 does feel a bit more premium than the standard G, likely owed to its textured rear cover - I've lamented the "slimy" plastic feel of the G2, and while the G Pro 2 doesn't feel as premium, say, as the Note 3's leather-textured plastic, it does feel better than the aforementioned slick greasiness.

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LG's major talking point on the software side was KnockCode, an expansion of the KnockOn functionality which originally debuted on the G2. Both the G Pro 2 and G2 Mini (and G2 / G Flex via updates) can use this new feature, which allows you to set a pattern of taps on the screen to unlock it while the display is off. The order and location of the taps are the mechanism, which does make for an admittedly difficult code to crack. Personally, I found the feature both cumbersome and time-consuming, and while the success rate was high on most of my attempts, I still had to repeat the pattern on several occasions.

We didn't have a chance to test any of LG's various new camera features, though none of them looked particularly exciting - one a glorified HDR mode that utilized the camera flash, the other seemingly a software blur effect masquerading as a Lytro-like "magic focus" tool.

Like every modern LG smartphone, the G Pro 2 felt very fast, though LG's rather busy and bloated UI layer remained an eyesore on what might be an otherwise enjoyable experience. LG still has not commented on when the G Pro 2 will be available, or for how much.

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David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Michael J Carroll

    Why can't the US variants get tv tuners? That would be a nice selling point.

    • WhoaManWtF

      We'd need larger digital antennas in America

      • Michael J Carroll

        The antennas wouldn't have to be any bigger, but there would need to be a digital converter of some sorts which honestly shouldn't be too difficult to add

    • ProductFRED

      Because we no longer broadcast analog and because marketing research shows people don't care for it. Plus it's like FM radio; aside from Sprint enabling it (only because they have an overloaded network and want less people to stream music), carriers disable it because it's free entertainment.

      • JaySee

        Analog? Huh? This is a KOREAN product. Korea is far ahead of the US in connectivity. There is no analog in Korea anymore either and phones in Korea use DMB, Digital Media Broadcasting. It's digital TV.

    • cody raeth

      Probably because it's not a feature that enough Americans want?

    • Sunset Rider

      I, too, would love to watch TV on my smart phone. It's free and uses no data.

      The tyrannical carriers in the US are gouging Americans and we are none the wiser.

  • Themask007

    Forever Stuck on KitKat Devices. Why Do LG Devices have OTA software if they never use it!!!
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    Note it before buying LG ever.

    • Rovex

      Funny, my G2 got 2 OTAs in 6 weeks.

      • Guest123

        yeah, well the OGP is still on 4.1.2. . . so, he's not totally off base.

      • Themask007

        What security Updates?? G & G Pro still stuck at launched version at 4.1.2

        • Rovex

          OS updates are overrated. Im not really that bothered by the base OS, im more concerned about how well the device functions. Most OEM phones on 4.1 still have more features than a Nexus on 4.4.2.

          • cody raeth

            Funny how people say this only when their manufacturer of choice is awful at updates. You're clearly an LG shill which is adorbes since you were calling an AP staffer out for being a fanboy above.

          • Rovex

            An LG shill LOL, yet I hate most other LG products, including the junk N5.
            I simply happen to be impressed with their recent devices, the G2 and G-Pad are damn good.

            FYI ive always said the same about base OS updates. Its only the Nexus that really needs them, because the base OS is all it has. Since 4.0 its hardly been something I care about.

          • Jillxz

            He's so right. Updates are over rated. I second that.

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            That may be, but my G Pro still stuck on 4.1 is literally annoying the hell out of me. I am going to ditch it for the M8, S5, or Z1S pretty soon because it's just so damn ancient. I usually never go with a non-stock launcher (simply because I'm usually satisfied with a UI), but I find myself using KK Launcher because of all its KK-esque features. I want KitKat already! I'm an LG apologist, but their updating timetable (or lack thereof) is absolutely atrocious.

            The specs are great, but the software blows. Not even the excellent camera or gorgeous display is enough to keep me content, since their usability is severely stymied by subpar software!

    • jusatin

      ATT LG G2 just got 4.4 update..

      • Themask007

        Add it also in forever stuck.

  • http://tommydaniel.com Tommy Thompson

    Magic Focus works by taking several photos at different focuses and then letting you choose the focus. There was another video with people moving in the background and you could it when the Magic Focus photo was taken.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Ah, noted. They didn't go into any depth whatsoever in the presentation.

  • Jillxz

    Why does the article criticize the UI as being bloated and an eyesore when the Samsung bloated and eyesore is never mentioned when a Samsung product is being reviewed .? I really don't understand why these tech sites don't care for LG when , LG produces better quality products with less bloat and a much better UI than the GREAT wanna be Apple/Google Samsung.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Yes, we never call out Samsung for their bloat-tastic TouchWiz UI.

      "Gimmicks: Someone needs to go in and cull some of the unabashedly useless garbage that is festering in Samsung's endless settings hierarchies. I include some of the new features (smart pause, smart scroll) in that statement with no hesitation. Stop the flow of crap, Samsung."

      Lifted straight from the main bullets of our GS4 review. http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/04/27/galaxy-s4-deep-dive-review-its-like-the-same-but-different-and-yes-still-pretty-damn-good

      • Rovex

        The interface design is a matter of opinion, what matters is how well it works. The LG UI is actually very smooth and fast, and customisable, far more so than TW or Sense. How about you mention that?

      • Jillxz

        Thanks David , but I don't think you care for LG . But it is far better than a Samsung. I have the LG G2 Verizon version and it runs so smooth . Never hesitates . I have had it since November and I will get another LG when I decide to get another phone. Samsung just cannot beat the solid performance and the quality of the device. I would like to see these tech sites show more recognition to LG.

      • Barnassey

        Personally ill take the manufacturers ui over stock android. The "stock" android ui is not very useful as far as customizing. Which is the strong point of android. Edit. I have a Nexus 5 and hate alway having to go to settings just to change something.

    • Plazmic Flame

      That's because this article is about LG and their UI is an eyesore. Samsung's UI is an eyesore too but there doesn't need to be a mention of Samsung because this isn't a Samsung article. Trust me, Samsung has been bashed on their UI many a times. Them and LG need to hire a UI designer, it's not that hard...

      • Gabernasher

        You mean they need to stop butchering Android and just go with the stock UI?

        • Rovex

          They dont Stock is old and ugly to.

      • Guest123

        Living with the OGP I like the UI, it's better than sock — also have the Galazy Nexus ;)

        The problem is lack of optimization to make Android fly, like the Moto X. The overall UI layer is fine, easy to use with decent amount of customization to make most users happy. . . . they just need to optimize better.

        • Rovex

          Stock is far worse optimised than LGhome, at least on the new LGs anyway. Id put my G2 up against my N5 any day, its often faster.

          • Guest123

            Maybe, I can only compare my Optimus G Pro running 4.1.2, and it has stutter with stock. I've thrown a debloated stock ROM on it and it is much smoother, showing LG could have done it on 4.1 as well.

      • Jillxz

        I didn't say there should be a mention. I said and I quote [ "Why does the article criticize the UI as being bloated and an eyesore
        when the Samsung bloated and eyesore is never mentioned when a Samsung
        product is being reviewed .?"] I said never mentioned when they review a Samsung . You didn't half read what I said.

        • cody raeth

          They've called both manufacturers out before. Please don't become the new worst Android Fanboys LG fans, the Samsung idiots do a really good job of it.

          • Jillxz

            There are all kinds of fan boys. iPhone fanboys , Samsung fanboys , HTC fan boys and yes , we do have the LG fan boys. It's Only fair in love and war lol.

        • jesuguru

          You're apparently new to AP (or only "half read" it) if you think they "never mention" Samsung bloat in their Samsung reviews.

          • Jillxz

            No not new . I've been around a while but I don't post much . Mostly read . And I am here NOT to argue , I have said all I am going to say about this topic.

      • Rovex

        UI design is a matter of opinion. LG are Korean, they wont necessarily have a western aesthetic. Indeed the UI is very Asian.

        • Sean Royce

          How can a UI be "asian" Lel

          • Rovex

            Asian design aesthetics. Different cultures have different ideas about what's attractive.

  • Plazmic Flame

    So whats the difference between the G Pro & G2?? Is it:

    G2 =/= S4
    G Pro =/= Note 3

    ??

    • Guest123

      Pretty much. The OGP was designed more as a competitor to the Note II, thus the OGP2 is going against the Note 3.

      The G2 is more the "standard" device without SD, removable battery, smaller screen, thus fitting what they currently think the "average user wants," meanwhile phablets are blowing up — average users don't think about changing the battery, using an SD card, etc.

  • Jephri

    So, in other words LG has added the cutting edge feature of Morse code to their G Pro.

  • talhamid

    Are you guys on some kind of anti LG agenda? Those specs won't blow us away? Bloated ui? Come on, it's still better than touchwiz and believe me, for a certain group of people that's enough. Also the features LG builds into its ui are much better than gimmicks. The specs are more than adequate, or do you mean to say that Samsung has something even better? Cos they don't, their own Exynos processors are in no way superior to snapdragon. So what gives? The phone looks nice, has thin bezels, a guaranteed better screen than Note 3s SAMOLED, equal battery, larger screen in a body of equal weight .... What else do you want?

  • Peter Oliver

    So what are the chances that the removable battery and sd card slot make it to the USA variants of this phone? PLEASE LG.

    • Ugslick

      Good chance, I hardly think they'll change it. They did the same with the G Pro, remains to be seen with the G3 though.

    • Guest123

      Good. It seems that it's the OGP's calling card — had it in the last one and this one while they've gone to closed on other devices, thus I think the "pro" moniker sticks for this due to that.

  • flosserelli

    "..although the spec sheet won't exactly blow most people away - a 5.9" HD IPS panel, quad-core Snapdragon 800, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera with OIS, and 3200mAh removable battery..."

    What the hell? I don't know what Mr Ruddock is smoking, but it is obviously affecting his writing. How many other phones offer those kind of specs? Even the Note 3 (which I own) has virtually identical specs, with the notable exception of a smaller display and no OIS. And I wouldn't say its faux leather plastic back is "premium". It is definitely better than the plastic on older Samsung phones, but to call it "premium" is stretching it. Furthermore, LGs "busy and bloated UI layer" is no worse than Touchwiz.

    I am very surprised and disappointed with the tone of this article. Something tells me no matter what this phone offers, it won't be enough to please you guys.

    • Forget_you

      I think he means that it won't blow you away because there is phones with similar specs to those. there are phones with sd800 and 1080p screens. There isn't any new groundbreaking cpu in their or some crazy res on the screen.

      • flosserelli

        That still does not explain the palpable negativity throughout the entire article. If you don't like the new Knock code security, then don't use it. If you don't like the new camera software features, then don't use them. If you have an axe to grind, then let someone else write the review.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Here, we just discussed this internally:

      You are welcome to disagree, but once everyone sees the S5 tomorrow and the new One next month, this phone will be immediately forgotten. I'm not going to pretend to be wowed - or even marginally excited - by what is largely a completely uninnovative product, nor am I going to inject artificial positivity into a post just because some people might like this device.

      It's a big G2, if that floats some people's boats, fine. Compared to anything Samsung or HTC will show, it's boring as all hell, and everyone knows it. But for the next 24 hours, it's super awesome.

      It is ridiculous to me that we are expected to be excited / naturally positive about incremental improvements like this. It happens every year and I'm not going to suddenly pretend it's super cool that LG made a phone with a bigger screen and more RAM. Post anything negative about any high end phone these days, and someone is going to call you biased. I wasn't even all that negative - I'd say nonplussed at best.

      The specification circle jerk is a scourge on tech journalism and I, for one, refuse to simply play an overexcited press sheet regurgitor. People are welcome to disagree with me - but I will never shy away from expressing my opinions in my work. I wouldn't be doing this job if I didn't feel free to express myself. People come here for insightful, thoughtful content - not to hear their own opinions recounted to them or read press release summaries.

      • Rovex

        You write like a childish fanboy, you don't deserve to be writing on a tech site. Pathetic.

        APs editors need to realise this, fast.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          I have no particular beef with LG's products - they're not bad. They're also not doing anything to stand out. I call it like I see it, and what I see here is the same largely unexciting software on a incrementally improved hardware.

          If that makes me a "fanboy," so be it. I'd say the same of the One Max.

          • Rovex

            All the features of a Samsung, without the lag, more stable, easily disabled, better build. Not good enough for you?

          • cody raeth

            If you think this phone has half the features of the Note 3 then you should just bow out of this entire conversation because you have no idea what you're talking about.

          • Rovex

            This isnt a rival for the Note 3. The note is a phablet, this is a large phone. The Note doesn't really have any rivals.

          • kim

            It will be better because I to own the note 3 and I gave my lg optimus g pro to my husband and he bought me a note 3. The note 3 doesn't have the same options as the optimus g pro. My text came up on the front of my screen for easy viewing and a faster answer back to the person texting me and not always can I click on a phone number like i could on my optimus g pro. It simply isn't as good of a multitasking phone as the lg optimus g pro 2. I know that's only a couple of examples but I really liked my optimus g pro and was looking for a way to purchase a lg optimus g pro 2 when I bumped into this article. Would like to see a tried and true test of the phone and then another review; Any Chance of that?

          • Jillxz

            But David , NO manufacturer is doing anything to stand out. No manufacturer , with the frequency of these new phones coming out , can have a wow factor. or novel features . You have to be realistic. It is fanboism to expect otherwise with these frequent new phone introductions. iI they would wait a year before they brought in a new phone , then one could expect something new and novel. But on second thought , I guess not because Apple can't do it in a year. David , bottom line is you just don't like LG .

      • Guest123

        I think he's pointing out the negativity, not the lack of excitement.

        There is a big difference between "not being excited about" a device and "palpable negativity throughout the article" about the device.

        Sure, it's not going to set the world on fire, and LG has stated they aren't trying any more, but it is a very good device with nice specs that will fit the bill for many. . . thus, it doesn't really deserve "negativity" though it doesn't deserve "high praise" either.

        • Peter Oliver

          Exactly this. Just report the new device without insulting it for no good reason.

      • Danny365

        I don't think the G Pro 2 meant to be the S5/One competitor though. Let's just wait for the G3, I'm pretty sure it will come sooner or later.
        And honestly, it really feels like you dislike LG phones in general. No offense, but your G2 review is one of the worst ones I've read.

        • cody raeth

          It's meant to compete with the Note 3, which it doesn't do a very good job of either.

          • Guest123

            How doesn't it? Same SoC, both 1080p, better screen to bezel ratio, replaceable battery, SD expansion, quick notes, floating window junk. . . what? It doesn't have a stylus?

          • cody raeth

            Yeah, who wants extra functionality? No one, obviously, which is why the Note 3 is by far the best selling phone in this category. There is nothing "pro" about this phone, like the One Max, it's a joke.

          • Guest123

            To you, I don't need a stylus for anything, and the quick notes does enough in that regard.

            For LG this is "pro" due to the replaceable battery and SD expansion — those items that power users generally want and average users don't care about.

            Samsung is killing it in sales due to marketing, nothing else. We all know marketing carries the day — just look at apples sales if you want to argue about functionality being the reason for sales.

      • flosserelli

        "...once everyone sees the S5 tomorrow and the new One next month, this phone will be immediately forgotten."

        Maybe so, but I read this article expecting it to be focused on the LG G Pro 2. Not the Galaxy S5, or HTC New One, or any other device. If you want to compare these devices, then why don't you wait until they are all released and do a real head-to-head comparison? Instead of pawning off this half-assed "review" as something not really worth your time because there is something better coming up. No one expects you to "be wowed - or even marginally excited - by what is largely a completely uninnovative product", but I was quite surprised by such a negative & dismissive article about a device that will likely be a worthwhile upgrade for people still holding on to 2+ year old devices. It may indeed turn out to be "boring as all hell" compared to what Samsung and HTC have coming, but perhaps not. Perhaps it is exactly what some people are looking for in their next phone. But judging from your article, you probably gave it maybe 10 minutes of time before passing it off as a steaming pile of crap. Which is fine, I understand that not everyone is going to fall in love with each new device. But to say that you did not give this product a fair shake is probably the understatement of the year.

        Again, I have a Note 3, so I have no bias for nor against the LG G Pro 2. But I can tell when a reviewer has made up his/her mind against a product, and making that call was pretty easy in this case. From now on, I will pay closer attention to who is writing the articles here, and judge accordingly.

      • Changlorius

        Hey Dave,

        Did you happen to notice if LG bothered to include the task switching software button onto the configuration options of the G2 Pro 2?

        That was the one thing the G2 overlooked.

        I know this phone seems Meh, but for phablet enthusiasts this is one of the better ones around.

        • engr.pao

          Long Pess the Home Button for task switch. Its in the G2 perhaps same with G PRO 2

      • Meena Shah

        What on earth? I've never heard so much rubbish in all my life. This phone is unreal!!

      • Jillxz

        David that S 5 sure better have something , because I haven't seen a Samsung Galaxy phone yet that I found to have anything special to it. Nope . Nothing special about Samsung . Nothing but hyped up rhetoric that is.

      • elchuby

        And the S5 turned out to be an incremental upgrade as well...

      • guest5150

        And now that you've seen the lackluster specs of the S5 why not get off the Samsung bandwagon and realize there are better phones out there?

    • Guest123

      I have the OGP, and LG's UI isn't bad at all. They could have optimized things better, but UI is decent, and easy to figure out for novices. Battery life is great — much better than any custom ROM out there! Honestly, after some tweaking (that LG could easily have done) the OGP is a great device and the OGP2 bumps things just enough.

      The hardware on this is near "perfect" for what I want/need in a device, with the exception of the lower bezel — top & bottom bezel do NOT need to be the same size and we don't need bezel for logos.

      What will really screw this device up is the carrier bloat that will be added and the restricted radio frequencies to specific carriers — if they made this more like a Nexus in that regard it would be perfect for me. But LG will let carriers fubar this device because LG are the carriers' bitch.

  • Forget_you

    samsung and lg need to redo their whole UI. It is ugly laggy software that just feels like bloat. as soon as I got my gpad 8.3 I installed cm11 and the difference is night and day. at least come up with a ui that looks good and isn't a resource hog.

    • Peter Oliver

      I can't speak on Samsung's software, but the LG android skin is not laggy in the slightest. It's not very attractive and should definitely be reduced for the sake of faster software updates and just plain good taste, but there is 0 lag on the LG G2.

    • Jillxz

      I have the Verizon LG G2 and believe me there is nothing laggy about it. It is super fast and never a hiccup. Can't say the same about Samsung though. My friend has the Galaxy S4 and my LG is so much smoother than hers. Now she wishes she had got the LG G2.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Bullshit article, I hoped AP wasn't that much of a sellout against certain brands

    • Rovex

      They love Nexus devices, just like most tech sites do. Its VERY boring. Even in that photo you can see the off axis washout on the N5, how cheap.

      • Guest123

        N5 is built by LG. . . just sayin. . .

        • Jillxz

          But Google over sees it. Makes sure its what Google wants over what the manufacturer. wants. Lg Made the LG G2 and I will take it over the dull Nexus 5 any day. The Nexus got short changed via the Google telling LG how and what it wanted .

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            It's actually weird how Google could roll out such a bland and plastic Nexus 5 after the glassy and actually premium feeling and looking Nexus 4. Oh well, still gonna switch over to N5 once the time comes, if N6 is not out by that time

          • grumpyfuzz

            The Nexus 4 back broke so easily.... I'm pretty sure that's why they went with plastic.

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            I'm sure that was not the main reason. Plastic is also cheaper, especially considering the price point

          • grumpyfuzz

            I actually like the look of the Nexus 5 more than the Nexus 4, but that might just be me

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            Well I too don't have that hard feeling towards Nexus 5, it just bits me that back panels of N5 and N7 2013 are exactly the same. Like there is a design unification trend

        • Rovex

          Dont care who makes it. Its cheap junk.

  • gspida

    I really hope that this phone gets on all carriers this time because I really believe that the original g pro was overlooked. If put on all carriers I think this could be a top contender to the note. I had an original note and I rarely used the spen. I now own the G Pro and do not miss the spen at all. I would also like to say that I think LG has a better build quality with their phones. If I didn't just find out that my G Pro will be getting the KitKat update in q2 then I would be getting this phone. I will be perfectly fine with KitKat on this phone until the G Pro 3 comes out next year.

    • Guest123

      The OGP was really overlooked. Picked one up form AT&T when they got cheap. . . using it on T-Mobile just fine :)

      • gspida

        Lol got mine for $50 on At&t. I was going to get the note 3 to be honest but when I seen the specs for this I was like how did I not hear about this phone? And once I had it then I came to understand that it feels like the quality of the hardware is superior to samsung. I bet the note 3 still cost at least $200 on contract. Oh yeah and this battery, I love this phone ;)

    • Jillxz

      I agree . But I think LG gets over looked and underrated by these tech sites and by the carriers. Why ? because it doesn't carry the marketing clout of a Samsung. LG is a wholly different company and don't care care to be another Apple like Samsung does.

      • cody raeth

        Or maybe Samsung just makes phones that appeal to more people.

        • Jillxz

          It's true more people buy Samsung just as it's true they buy more iPhones , but the reason for this is MARKETING. which is something LG hasn't done too much of. If LG did this , they could really give old Samsung a run for its money.

          • John t

            Who wants the buttons on the back? That's stupid!!!! Yes it's different but in the end. People look at like "like why are these on the back? " The average buyer is not gonna know how to use it and look past it. There gonna stick to what they know how to use and that looks similar to what they already have. That's why Apple and Samsung remake the same looking phone, cause people aren't gonna have worry about knowing how to work the phone.

          • Jillxz

            A lot of people like buttons on the back. Nothing "stupid" about it. I prefer them to be on the back. Very convenient so that I don't have to remove my phone from my ear to look at side buttons to see what is what. I read an awfully lot on the web , especially reviews and there are a lot of us who like those back buttons . Another thing is the average buyer is not so dumb that they don't know how to use the phone. it would take an awfully dull-witted person not to understand hoe to work the phone. besides that , they can read instructions lol. Your reasoning doesn't hold up. So you don't like back buttons and that is so fine by me.

  • godutch

    I don't really care for this phone but I miss the display type: lcd or amoled?

    • Peter Oliver

      IPS LCD I believe.

  • JaySee

    Still big? The Optimus G Pro wasn't big. It had a 5.5 inch screen, but was smaller than the Note II. The title should say stupidly big. LG dropped the ball on this product. The G Pro was great because it was thin enough to use one handed. That's gone now that his thing is stupid big, bigger than the Note 3. The G Pro had the beautiful LED home button, but that's gone with stupid soft buttons. Despite having these stupid soft buttons, they still made thick top and bottom bezels. With all that space they could've put stereo speakers like the HTC One, but they boast that they made the stupid rear speaker louder.

  • Crafty

    Ha. LG should have taken 1GB of RAM from this and given it to the G2 mini.

    The extra RAM for this is basically pointless. Would have been better to give 2GB of RAM across the board.

    • Sunset Rider

      More RAM is pointless, really?

      Never heard of anybody who wanted less RAM.

  • andreinic

    C'mon man! Why did you bother to go there?..

  • jt18

    Sounds like a lot of people crying just cause this phone sucks. Like you were honestly going to buy this anyway? My Galaxy Note 3 will not be compared to this junk. Like he said nothing new here, it's 2014. So why the last year specs? Here today gone tomorrow. Like it or not. You don't like plastic backs? I bet your case has a plastic back, lol.

  • Meena Shah

    Unremarkable? Wtf - this is one of the most high-spec phones ever made!!

  • Hi

    I have read many other reviews on this phone and none of them say it has anything to be ashamed of.

  • Will Thompson

    After suffering with Samsung for years, my Optimus G Pro has been the greatest device I've ever owned. "I can take a crap in a box and slap a guarantee on it for you, if
    that's what you want. But then all you have is a guaranteed piece of...." LG has worked, Samsung has failed for me. That new Sony model looks intriguing, however...

  • Dillingham

    A thoroughly terrible review. No mention of the replaceable battery? No mention of the crisp speaker call quality which outperforms the HTC One. No mention that the speaker of this phone is 30% more powerful than the previous version.

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