Specs summary


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


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 or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel 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 24 days standby time, 1245 minutes (2G), 1245 minutes (3G), 400 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

This is another smartphone that seriously shows that LG knows what it's doing, and that it's far from being done.

- Blake Stimac , IntoMobile 

The 4G LTE LG Optimus G Pro is reasonably priced and has an impressively fast Snapdragon 600 processor, and its expansive screen is sharp and bright.

- Lynn La , Cnet 

Reviews summary

Based on 30 reviews

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.

Reviews (7.7/10 Avg. rating)

Daily Mobile

A great spec'd Android device that runs smoothly you can't go wrong here

from 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. This is what you will find with this device for every improvement it has over the competition there is a detraction. This device doesn't seem quite as well polished and thought out as say the Samsung Galaxy line or the HTC One. However this device can be had right now from $59.99 to $99.99 on contr... Full review

Tech Ticker

Definitely can be considered if you’re in the market for a high-end smartphone

from 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 Galaxy S4 but Optimus G Pro definitely can be considered if you’re in the market for a high-end smartphone... Full review
The Mobile Indian

A great device with one of the best HD display in a smartphone

from 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... Full review

Good performance and good build quality

from NDTV
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 and the HTC One. The only visible advantage that it offers over them is the bigger screen size... Full review
Fone Arena

A power packed handset with some very interesting software additions

from 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 amazing plastics used detract from the experience and make us point out the competition. If a large screen flagship is what you want and you don’t want to wait for the upcoming Galaxy Note 3, this is your best bet... Full review
Chip Chick

One-handed functions can be tricky even with large hands

from Chip Chick
If you’re in the market for a large phone…like a very large phone…the LG Optimus G Pro is as good as it gets. The specs really don’t get much better, and with a 2-day removable battery, expandable storage micro-SD card slot, a beautiful screen, a built-in remote control, and the latest version of Android, you’ll absolutely love it. The only determining factor will be how comfortable you find it to hold and use–so try to go hands-on first!.. Full review

King of the phablets

from Brighthand
The LG Optimus G Pro is the only Android OS device that offers full HD resolution on a screen larger than 5 inches, which makes it convincingly the best "phablet" on the market at the moment, if supreme hardware features are also taken into account. The design and certain unfinished touches are telltale signs of LG's lack of experience in competing with top of the line flagship models... Full review

High-spec’d slab of plastic and glass

from BitBitByte

For a (subsidized) price of $199-299 these days, you can get an amazing piece of mobile hardware that should easily get you through the life of your contract. In the case of the Optimus G Pro on AT&T, you’re looking at $199 well spent. For lovers of big screen devices, the 5.5-inch 1080p panel on the G Pro is hard to beat, and certainly trumps Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 as far as color accuracy and reproduction are concerned. On top of that, it feels more comfortable in the hand and to use as the former as well. The only reservation we have is the battery life. It’ll get... Full review

Tech Advisor

Oversized smartphone with a beautiful screen

from Tech Advisor
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... Full review

In a world of phablets, LG has made the one to beat, for now

from BitBitByte

For a price of $199-299 these days, you can get an amazing piece of mobile hardware that should easily get you through the life of your contract. In the case of the Optimus G Pro on AT&T, you’re looking at $199 well spent. For lovers of big screen devices, the 5.5-inch 1080p panel on the G Pro is hard to beat, and certainly trumps Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 as far as color accuracy and reproduction are concerned. On top of that, it feels more comfortable in the hand and to use as the former as well. The only reservation we have is the battery life. It’ll get most people t... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date April 4, 2013
Regions available USA, Asia
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1900/2100 MHz
1700/1900/700 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T Quad core 1.7 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.64 W/kg
Body: 1.29 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3140 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 520 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 400 minutes
3G Surfing Time 400 minutes
4G Surfing Time 400 minutes
Talk Time Up to:
1245 minutes (2G)
1245 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 24 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Indigo Black, Lunar White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.0 x 7.6 x 0.9 cm
(5.9 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 160 grams
(5.6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 401 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) 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
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash 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, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable (Google Play Store)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): LG E980

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