The Knock Knock gets better, with the LG G Pro 2 being annnounced by LG and we have got a hands-on with the device, and seriously, this is one of the best devices to look out for! Running the Android 4.4 KitKat, the G Pro 2 comes with a 5.9-inch huge display, which is something in the likes of the Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung, but the external look is unique from the brand, which was first used in the LG G2 with the new button placement on the back panel and the flat sides having no button clutter, and just the connectivity ports. The Korean manufacturer has made this one with the 4k video recording, making this into the list of the very limited number of Android devices having that feature, and there´s a lot more to talk about the G Pro 2.
The device looks excellent in hands, comfortable to hold and the back buttons don’t disturb on the palm, thanks to the large screen size which covers most of the palm area below the buttons. The interface is not really different from what we have seen in the LG G2, but there are a few new features which you would love, especially if you are one of those users who keep themselves interested in the innovative stuff.
LG G Pro 2 Hands-on Video
In the physical aspect, you won’t see any real difference in the looks from the G2, but the differences are:
- The speaker placement, from the bottom in G2 to the back panel in the G Pro 2
- Removable back cover in the G Pro 2
- TV Antenna in the Korean variant of G Pro 2
- Front camera shifted to right of the earpiece, which goes to the edge of the front body
The screen unlocking is now possible with a new feature called the Knock Code, and not the Knock On, and the Knock code takes the unlocking to a new level with security. Once you have set it up, the screen can be unlocked with a pattern of touches at appropriate places. The other new features that you see in the G Pro 2, include the Mini View feature where the one-handed operation comes into the scene. You can shrink the screen by swiping on the bottom screen buttons and it would give you a pop-up screen, which is the shrunken version of the interface. The size of this could be changed, and it can be dragged from up to down, left to right and vice versa.
The G Pro 2 has got the Optical Image Stabilization 2 feature which comes with a better stability while capturing the photos and videos, and the best part – 4K video recording, the UHD videos resolution capture capability to the resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. It’s quite brilliant in quality, but the storage could pose an issue when you try to capture long 4K videos. The back cover is removable, and thus you can expand the storage with the MicroSD card.
It’s really not much different from the LG G Flex, as there is just a slight difference in the screen size and the features, but they look similar from the front and back, while only the side view would show the difference easily. The device is running the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS, and that’s the latest OS in the Android platform right now.
Overall, it’s a brilliant device for the first experience, but we cannot already assess how much life would the 3200 mAh battery of the LG G Pro 2 might have on the continuous usage.
LG G Pro 2 Specifications
|Specification||LG G Pro 2|
|Screen size||5.9-inch capacitive touchscreen|
|Display||1080p display, 1920 x 1080 pixels, IPS display|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2.26 GHz quad-core|
|Storage||16GB / 32GB|
|Expandable storage||Yes, with MicroSD card|
|Rear camera||13-megapixel, OIS+, 4K video recording, LED flash|
|Front camera||2.1-megapixel, 1080p video recording|
|Connectivity||LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC|
|Special features||Mini View, Knock Code, Screen capture size|