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LG Optimus G Pro Unboxing: LTE-powered Phablet with Gorgeous Display

It's the LG Optimus G Pro!
It’s the LG Optimus G Pro!

LG Optimus G Pro officially unboxed!

Our good friends from Kimstore sent over a review unit of the LG Optimus G Pro last week. Unfortunately given our crazy backlog of gadgets to review we only found time to unbox this bad boy last night. This 5.5-inch LTE-powered phablet was actually announced to the world way back in February during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. It took LG Mobile PH a while but it’s finally available locally.

We’ll do the full review next week but for now allow us to share with you our unboxing!

LG Optimus G Pro Spec Sheet

  • 1.7GHz Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16 or 32 GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB
  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS Plus LCD screen (1080 x 1920 pixels) 401 ppi
  • 13.0-megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 1080p video at 30fps
  • 2.1 megapixel front facing camera
  • LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Infrared Port
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • 3,140 mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 Jellybean

Definitely not a slouch when it comes to internals. Anyway, let’s get this thing out of the box!

LG Optimus G Pro Unboxing Video

We shot a quick video of the unboxing as well as our initial impressions and uploaded it to the Unbox YouTube Channel (please subscribe if you haven’t). Full video is embedded below for your convenience!

Not bad right? It’s a pretty solid high-end phablet!

Initial Impressions on Hardware and Performance

Nice pattern on the back plate
Nice pattern on the back plate

Let’s get the most obvious thing out of the way — the LG Optimus G Pro is a phablet. As such it will polarize customers. Just like any big smartphone that dangerously hovers over to the size range of tablets, the LG Optimus G Pro will get its fare share of haters. Not everyone likes big phones and the LG Optimus G Pro is a big one at 5.5-inches.

That said though the LG Optimus G Pro is actually nice-looking 5.5-inch phablet. The back has the same pattern design as the Google Nexus 4 and up front we have very thing bezels on the side giving it more screen real estate. It does feel kinda thick and a bit hefty though compared to the likes of the Galaxy Note II or even the Xperia Z Ultra.

Big 5.5-inch Display
Big 5.5-inch Display

The real strength of the LG Optimus G Pro, other than the internals, is the high quality display. The images, colors, and shapes feel like they’re going to pop out of the screen thanks to the level of detail. The 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD screen is brilliant, vibrant, and just amazing especially if you play HD (1080p) videos on ’em. Viewing angles are also excellent thanks to IPS technology.

Fantastic display quality. 401 ppi on a 5.5-inch screen is boom!
Fantastic display quality. 401 ppi on a 5.5-inch screen is boom!

When it comes to performance we have no complaints so far. Animations, transitions, app switching time, and app loading time were all smooth and fluid. We haven’t seen any lag spikes yet which is a testament to the internals and the optimization of the software. We’re definitely excited to have this go through or barrage of tests this weekend.

Full Review Coming Soon

Watch out for our full review next week!
Watch out for our full review next week!

As far as initial impressions go we’re happy and satisfied with the LG Optimus G Pro. Watch out for the full review next week as we take this bad boy out for a spin this weekend so we can test the camera, graphics, and more.

If you wanna get one before our review just hop on to Kimstore. :)

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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