LG Optimus G Pro E980 AT&T 4G LTE SmartPhone Review

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LG Optimus G Pro E980

LG Optimus G Pro Performance Review

It doesn’t seem that long ago that we had our first look at the LG Optimus G smartphone, but in reality it’s been 9 months since we wrapped that one up. Today we have the latest iteration of the LG Optimus series, the Optimus G Pro. The Optimus G Pro is still an Android based smartphone with all the benefits that come with it and has a lot of the same features of the Optimus G, with of course a few updates. The LG Optimus G Pro came shipped with Android 4.1.2, more commonly known as JellyBean. Our previous LG Optimus G came with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, right off the bat the core software has been updated. Not only did the software get updated for the Optimus G Pro, there are a number of Hardware improvements as well!

For starters, the processor has been improved. The Optimus G was had one of the fastest processors at the time, a 1.5GHz snapdragon processor. The LG Optimus G Pro features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad core processor running at 1.7Ghz. At 1.7GHz the Snapdragon 600 processor in the LG Optimus G Pro isn’t the fastest processor out there, for example the Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 1.9GHz quad core processor, but it’s still going to be more than enough processor. The screen resolution saw some improvement as well as the screen size. The Optimus G has a resolution of 768 x 1280 while the Optimus G Pro features a full 1080p resolution of 1920 x 1080. The screen size also went up, from 4.7″ to 5.5″, this also led the overall dimensions to climb from 5.15″ x 2.82″  x 0.33″ (HxWxD) to 5.91″  x 3.00″ x 0.37″ (HxWxD).

There are a number of apps in the LG Optimus G Pro that add to the experience of using the LG Optimus G Pro. With applications like VuTalk, QuickRemote 2.0, QSlide 2.0, QuickMemo, and Miracast just to touch on few there’s a lot key points about the LG Optimus G Pro. VuTalk is a neat little app that allows you to share notes on pictures, maps and more while you’re on a phone call, I can see this as being handy when you’re giving somebody directions or many different situations. QuickRemote 2.0 is exactly what it sounds like, a remote built into the LG Optimus G Pro that you can control compatible devices with (at least if this remote goes missing you can call it to find it). QSlide 2.0 is a app that allows you to color code you itineraries and according to LG QSlide 2.0 is a vacation multitasking pro!

The LG Optimus G Pro is available on AT&T’s 4G LTE network, so bandwidth isn’t going to be a problem in the least. AT&T has Wi-Fi hotspots all over the place which you’re always able to connect to when you’re out and about. If you’re at home you’re able to connect to you home Wi-Fi network at 802.11 A/B/G/N speeds for the ultimate bandwidth. Though in the past I’ve had faster connections over the AT&T 4G LTE network where I’ve hit nearly 50MB/s download, nearly double the speeds of my Comcast Cable internet!

LG Optimus G Pro Specifications

Type  LG Optimus G E970 LG Optimus G Pro E980 
Form Factor  Bar  Bar 
4G Technology  HSPA+, LTE  GSM, LTE 
Processor  1.5 GHz Quad-Core  Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor with 1.7Ghz Quad-Core CPUs 
RAM    2 GB 
Network  GSM Quad Band/UTMS Tri Band/LTE Dual Band  GSM Quad Band/UTMS Tri Band/LTE Dual Band 
Frequencies  GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, HSPA+21 Mbps 850/1900/2100 MHz, LTE Cat. 3 CSFB 700/1700 MHz  LTE CAT 3 Band 4, and 17, HSPA+ 21 Mbps, UMTS 850/1900/2100 MHz, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 
Data Transmission    EDGE, GPRS Class 10, UMTS (W-CDMA), HSDPA, LTE Bands 4/17 
Dimensions  5.15″ (H) x 2.82″ (W) x 0.33″ (D)  5.91″ (H) x 3.00″ (W) x 0.37″ (D) 
Weight  5.19 oz  6.14 oz 
Display  4.7″ (768 x 1280) True HD IPS Plus Display  1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS Display, 5.5″ 
Battery Capacity  2,100mAh  3,140 mAh 
Talk Time  Up to 10 hours  Up to 15 hours and 30 minutes 
Standby Time  Up to 13.5 days  Up to 24 days 
Internal Memory  32 GB total memory (16GB built in memory and 16GB microSD card), and support for up to 64 GB of expandable memory  32 GB  
MicroSD Memory Slot  support for up to 64 GB of expandable memory   Support up to 64 GB 

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