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LG Optimus G Pro is an oversized phone with a beautiful screen

Hayden Dingman | May 29, 2013
LG hasn't always been a fan favorite: For a long time the company was best known for its budget handsets that did little to stand out from the competition. In recent years, however, LG has earned a reputation for creating solid, reliable devices. The LG Optimus G Pro continues that string of successes, blowing away its nearest competitor in size and design, the Samsung Galaxy Note II, and rivaling the recent HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 as one of the best Android phones on the market. The G Pro runs like a sports car engine in the body of a family minivan--an unassuming aesthetic mixed with luxury performance. Provided you can fit it in your

If you're obsessed with taking high-quality pictures on your phone, the G Pro's camera might be a deal breaker. It certainly doesn't hold up to the S4, and its options are quite limited. On the other hand, if you treat the camera as supplemental to the other features, or as a nonissue, it should work fine for most of your needs.

Bottom line
LG's Optimus G Pro is king of the small--but growing--phone/tablet hybrid market (I refuse to use the term "phablet"). It's a performance powerhouse that, despite its large size, is relatively comfortable to use even with average-size hands. The G Pro loses a few points for its limited multitasking features, but if you're looking to buy a large Android phone and aren't dismayed by the underperforming camera, then the G Pro is definitely worth considering.

 

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