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LG Optimus G Pro E985: Like a pro

LG Optimus G Pro E985: Like a pro




5.5-inch 1080p 400ppi IPS


Android OS 4.1.2 Jelly Bean


quad-core 1.7GHz Krait processor


2GB RAM, 16/32GB, microSD up to 64GB


13MP autofocus rear, 2.1MP front


LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, microUSB


150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm, 172g




The LG Optimus G Pro is a solid performer with its responsive screen and ultra fast processor. The rest of the features, however, are pretty average for the phone.

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This one’s named LG Optimus G Pro E985, the last plate number-like word being the last thing you’ll remember. But you have to because there’s a family of LG Optimus G Pros out there, most of which probably have strong identity crises.

It’s a 5.5-incher that isn’t a bother to hold since this G Pro has more length and less width. By phone standards, it’s a tub of lard at 9.4mm and 172g. But a little heft is actually reassuring; at least we’re sure there are parts inside.

This one’s got 1080 x 1920 pixels of Full HD IPS+ LCD capacitive happiness. The screen is at par with any other household name’s flagship if you ask me. Plus, it’s really responsive.

It has a quick launch button that can open any app you set it to. I set mine at the Quick Memo feature, where you can directly write notes over your phone’s home screen. LG should’ve gone all out with it and provided a stylus.

There are no lags while running apps, so it’s not really advisable to blink. The LG UI comes with preloaded apps that let you share photos, edit videos, and use it as a universal remote.

Go now; nothing to see here. The 13MP snapper is pretty average. You’d rather tweak the setting in poor lighting conditions because the flash messes with everything. By the time you’ve tweaked it, though, that once in a lifetime moment would be over.

With all the ways you want to abuse it, the LG Optimus G Pro barely makes it through the day. Good thing that it has a Power Saver Mode, which lets your phone cling to dear life until it’s within a charger’s reach.

The LG Optimus G Pro is a great buy if you’re into a solid performer that isn’t so mainstream.

Review by Elaine Cotoner

First published in Speed November 2013

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