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LG G Pro 2 Official: 5.9-inch multimedia beast

Head-to-head comparison: LG G Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

At last year’s Mobile World Congress, LG introduced the LG G Pro, which would win Best Smartphone of MWC 2013 in what was a pretty impressive event industry-wide. Following up on that success, LG has just made the LG G Pro 2 official, and it will fittingly launch at MWC 2014.

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We’ll be there to go hands on the device, but until that day arrives, here’s what you need to know about the latest addition to LG’s recently impressive and growing Android Portfolio.

The camera on the LG Pro boasts some eye-opening features including 120FPS HD recording, 4K ULTRA HD recording for playback on 4K TVs, and some software options to help you get just the right picture with focus, flash, and filters.

Key Specs:

  • 5.9-inch IPS Display (1920 x 1080)
  • 13MP camera
  • 2.1MP front camera
  • 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • 3GB DDR3 RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB ROM
  • microSD slot
  • 3,200mAh battery (removable)
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Dimensions: 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3mm
  • Weight: 172g
  • Bluetooth 4.0

The LG G Pro 2 will come in 3 colors: White, Red, and Titan.

The company is also touting a bunch of software features that are exclusive to LG devices, including:

  • Knock Code which can unlock your screen with a morse-code like series of taps
  • Content Lock to let users password protect specific files and apps
  • Mini View which shrinks the screen from 5.7 inches to 4.7 inches or 3.4 inches for one-handed use
  • Dual Browser for multi-tasking with side by side windows

Pricing and availability have yet to be determined, but we couldn’t be more excited to check out the LG G Pro 2. It definitely enters Phablet territory and will compete head to head with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and other large, beefy, multimedia intensive devices.

Stay tuned for live coverage on the LG G Pro from Mobile World Congress 2014!

Continue reading on the LG G Pro 2 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • Fel Pe

    And that’s how you make a phablet HTC, learn it well!!

    • No_Nickname90

      Hmm…

      Just like I thought. If HTC can’t keep their game up, I think I’m looking at my next phone.

  • KOLIO

    Anyone interested in a gently-used G-FLEX?

    J. J.,the G-FLEX is cool & a keeper,however, the G2 is going adieu via T-MOBILE’s JUMP when this lands……..

  • J Cav the Great

    Mini View……SOLD!!!

    • No_Nickname90

      IKR!? Oh my gosh!! That sounds amazing.

    • aznmode1

      Wish they made it more adjustable like the note 3 and not just to 2 sizes. But better than nothing.

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      ‘Cept you don’t save battery with an IPS display miniview vs AMOLED, but at least it’s still nifty

  • Tojen1981

    Current OS, micro SD, and removable battery. Well played LG. Lets hope the G3 follows suit with the SD and removable battery. Just upgraded to the OG g pro. Maybe this will be next in line.

    • Ro Tep

      Don’t forget it’s the Korean Version. The North American version of the G2 didn’t have those useful options for unknown reasons

      • Tojen1981

        Yup. That’s why I was going to ditch Lg on my next upgrade, but maybe they will add the SD card/removeable battery back into the G lineup.

      • Phil_A_Shio

        Well to be fair the original Pro did have these options outside of Korea so I think it will be the same with the Pro 2.

      • KOLIO

        I dunno,sounds like this is what is shipping outside of S. Korea:

        http://www.lg.co.kr/prcenter/newsView.dev?news_id=3080&com_code=04

  • Giles Peach

    I was going to wait for the G3….. I don’t think I will be able to. This ticks all the boxes. Well done LG, well done.

  • Dvrcowboy

    I’m sold no gimmicks just all power

  • BENSTEEL

    AC wifi should be the standard now a days…right..?
    (They need that for Chromecast 2.0 also)

  • http://www.twitter.com/OtisFeelgood1 OtisFeelgood

    I’ve been looking for something that’ll convince me to get rid of my Note 2. The LG G Pro 2 might just be it. :o

    • Max

      I’m on the original note, and I’m super stoked

    • Nathan Bryant

      You do realize these specs are almost identical to the Note 3 today right?

      • http://www.twitter.com/OtisFeelgood1 OtisFeelgood

        I know the Note 3 is locked down like Fort Knox and can’t be easily rooted. That and me being tired of TouchWiz are the reasons I don’t have a Note 3.

        • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

          The international and t-mobile versions of the Note 3 are easily rooted and ROM’d (mine is running CM11). It’s just ATT and the others that chose to be lame-ohs.

          KNOX doesn’t actually do anything unless you use it in an enterprise setting.

  • aznmode1

    Looking forward to the camera review. Hope they fix the low light fuzzy images on the G2.

  • steveb944

    Content lock and knock code are pretty good.

  • JMS55C

    Content lock sounds nice but seriously Joogle, where the hell are user profiles already? Need guest account for kids and/or other users so they can’t go sifting through all those selfies of my crotch or my text messages with Barbara Streisand.

    • http://www.facebook.com/loyleecomedy Loy Lee

      the G2, Gflex and Gpad all come with a guest mode in the UX

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

      lol @ Barbara Streisand

  • Rob Schoenfeld

    Where’s 4.4 for my G2. Come on LG..

    • Phil_A_Shio

      It will be released by the end of Q1.

    • Sean Royce

      That’s not what this article was even about. Stop complaining.

      • Rob Schoenfeld

        Pound sand..

    • mreveryphone

      What about the g flex? 4.2.2 smh?

  • mhmmd123

    That`s good, now I am waiting for my Galaxy Note 4.

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    It needs a removable battery but looks awesome

    • worldclassflame

      Um ok did you read the article ?

      • Keith

        Do you see how many words are in the article??? That would take at least a couple minutes to read!

        • worldclassflame

          Lmfao

    • J Cav the Great

      Please kick yourself in the ass.

  • DavidB23

    Too big. Obnoxiously big.

    • Fel Pe

      Yes, too big… no human being would ever be able to carry such a humongous thing, it is just impossible, can’t do it!!

      • DavidB23

        I could carry a brick around also; it just looks silly.

        • Fel Pe

          Whats silly is your comment bro.

  • Max

    Question- With mini view, is the rest of the screen black? and if so does the IPS get any battery benefit at all? (even if its just in pushing less pixels with the gpu?)

    also is that a typo? wouldn’t it shrink from 5.9 to 4.7 to 3.4?

    There are a ton of times lighting up my whole screen is entirely unnecessary… making a phone call, texting sometimes, changing song listening to music, checking what notifications just chimed in, etc,

    • J Cav the Great

      you may be on to something, a developer should cook up a ROM that has features where the screen adjusts to accommodate certain functions…would work best with AMOLED screen…

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      Nope, you get zero battery savings with the “mini view” when using IPS displays vs AMOLED because the IPS backlight is always on. Unless… LG is the first to add TV-like “local dimming” to their phones, then you’d get some benefit.

  • sunday39

    Not bad, but imagine what the Note 4 is gonna have

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Or Note 5!!!!

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      It’ll probably still have physical buttons (that I no longer want), and it’s rumored to be made of inferior metal for some snobby reason, which means easy battery access might be going away. <3 my Note3 w/ CM11 though.

      • Fel Pe

        Inferior metal than aluminum? Does that really matter? The look and feel is what matters, not the material it was used (unless it’s a precious metal or stone with intrinsic value, which is obviously out of question)…

        • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

          It matters. Plastic is better for drop protection (it flexes), radio interference (it doesn’t), thinness, keeping cost down, keeping bezels small, and allowing for easier battery access. The only good thing about metal is that some people think it’s “premium” for some reason, and then proceed to put a plastic case over it anyway.

          • Max

            I think quality of the material and implementation can matter more than the material. My Droid 1 was made of cheap metal, and it was indestructible. One interesting thing I noticed with it, was when you dropped it, that the battery cover always flew off, and the battery always fell out. This is a good thing! The energy used in flexing that case to throw the cover and battery is all energy that otherwise would’ve been shouldered by the more delicate components, like a crude accidental crumple zone.
            (it also didn’t hurt that the og droid screen was made of gorilla lead glass)

            also, my phones are always naked, as god and insurance intended!

    • Max

      Too far away

  • iamdluhansa

    prettier than my G Pro…

  • Squeak

    If this comes to verizon and is as easily hacked as the g2 I’ll be selling my note 3 and looking to pick one of these up. The N3 is an amazing device, but I miss the romming and tweaking i was able to do with my galaxy nexus.

    • Bebeloneovvl

      I got an AT&T N3, and I’m having lots of fun flashing. Currently running Knox raid V2.

      • Squeak

        I don’t know how much more or less friendly the att n3 is vs the Verizon model, but I know that the boot loader is still locked and all the available Roms are still based off of the stock firmware for the vzw model. I don’t totally understand how bootloaders, kernals, and all that jazz works, but I know that because of the locked bootloader we have to use safestrap, which is way better than nothing, but isn’t as good as an unlocked bootloader with a full blown recovery. It’s also the reason I can’t run paranoid android, my favorite rom, on my note 3.

        • Bebeloneovvl

          Most rooms are based on stock firmware, either US carriers or international. The only thing I can’t flash is custom kernels. Also AOKP OR AOSP bases cant be flashed without a customer kernels.

          • Squeak

            AOSP roms are usually my favorite roms.

          • Bebeloneovvl

            I like them too. But I feel that the essence of my note would be lost by installing an AOKP rom. So many features would get lost, specially all the ones on my note 3. And I know that for a fact. I’ve tried those on both my original Note and my Note 2.

  • aranea100

    I love the specs and will consider it but I’d prefer one with the same specs with a slightly smaller screen.

  • ac

    Wow, if this phone is offered across all US carriers, it could potentially be on eof ht ephones of the year, IMO.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    Put those specs (including the removable battery and expandable storage) into a 5″ phone and I’ll have an alternative to Samsung the next time I buy a phone.

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    The specs + SD slot + removable battery(!) means that this is definitely a Galaxy Note contender in my book (even without the pen).

    I really love that there’s no physical buttons on the thing, unlike all of Samsung’s stuff, but, I don’t much like IPS displays (vs AMOLED) or the weird buttons on the back, so… it’s a tough call. The tie-breaker would have to be how ROM-friendly LG turns out to be.

    • Anderson Diogo Casotti

      thanks for the comparison, Jason , I intend to buy one of these two , do you know if the pro has usb 3.0?

      • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

        Dunno about usb3 on the LG, but I don’t much like it on the Note3 either. Wish the new “reversible” usb connector come out instead.

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    Looks awesome thanks for the removable battery

  • Cuco

    Love it! Also support OTG to add storage with Meenova MicroSD reader: http://goo.gl/2iJ6gf