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LG Optimus G Pro
LG Optimus G Pro
LG Optimus G Pro
LG Optimus G Pro

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The LG Optimus G Pro currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 30 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The LG Optimus G Pro is a giant of a phone that, spec for spec, looks like a better buy than most of its massive competitors. Steve Kovach from Business Insider agrees, calling this smartphone one of “the Best Giant-Screen Android Phone You Can Buy.”

It has a faster processor, a better and bigger camera sensor, a sharper display, an infrared sensor, a larger battery and a much longer uptime. The G Pro also showcases some innovative features such as the dual camera mode, a time catch shot and the multi window view.

So should you buy it? It's certainly compelling. Like Android Community’s Cory Gunther says, “Considering it competes or tops the Note II, has specs and features that compare with the new GALAXY S 4, yet only costs $199 for the 32GB model, this is a great buy.”

Ultimately this one comes down to wether or not you can live with the experimentally massive form factor.

The Good: Power and specs that outmatch any previous offering, new and innovative features.

The Bad: It's MASSIVE - more tablet than phone.

Operating system
Operating system
1.7 GHz
1.7 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
13+ MP
13+ MP
3140 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Daily Mobile
Daily Mobile

The LG Optimus G Pro despite it's awful name is pretty good device it's large screen is crisp/clear and it feels good in the hand. LG's UI interface is clean and refreshing but is not without it's faults and while the camera is a 13mp is good the software needs tweaking to handle lighting better. Th...

- Kevin Everett, Daily Mobile
Tech Ticker
Tech Ticker

LG created this device to take on the Galaxy Note II and with the hardware it packs, LG’s phablet blows Samsung’s out of the water. But what about the current breed of smartphones? Well, Optimus G Pro is not a looker like the HTC One or may not have as much bells and whistles like the Ga...

- Kunal Gangar, Tech Ticker
The Mobile Indian
The Mobile Indian

LG Optimus G had been well received by the consumers and to improve upon it LG had some time back launched the Optimus G Pro. The G Pro is not just an incremental upgrade to Optimus G; it is new device with a larger display screen, new design and latest hardware and software.

- Sandeep Budki, The Mobile Indian

The LG Optimus G Pro is one of the best big screen phones available at this point in time. Leaving minor niggles, the phone offers a combination of good build, great software features and high-end hardware under the hood. However, it faces tough competition from flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S4...

- Anupam Saxena, NDTV
Fone Arena
Fone Arena

The LG Optimus G Pro is a power packed handset with some very interesting software additions. With a top notch display, decent camera and top of the line specifications it is definitely worth considering if you’re in the market for a new high end phone. The uninspiring design and the not so a...

- Dhruv Bhutani, Fone Arena

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Optimus G Pro user manual here.

LG backs up the Optimus G Pro with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Optimus G Pro has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The LG Optimus G Pro's screen size is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

1.7 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T Quad core 1.7 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

13+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 13+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3140 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 1245 minutes, 400 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Optimus G Pro Specs

Release Date April 4, 2013
Regions Available USA
Operating System Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T Quad core 1.7 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.64 W/kg
Body: 1.29 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Time Catch Shot, HDR, Burst shot, Dual Recording
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
2+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 401 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3140 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to 520 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 400 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 400 minutes
Talk Time Up to 1245 minutes
Standby Time Up to 24 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Indigo Black, Lunar White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15 x 7.6 x 0.9 cm (5.9 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 160 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Wallpapers
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups: Yes
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
TV Out Info: HDMI
DLNA Support: Yes
Audio Formats: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, DivX, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: Yes
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Haptic Feedback: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes
Wi-fi Encryption: WEP/WPA/WPA2
Viewable document types: XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Maps, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): LG E980
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