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LG Optimus G Pro (E980) Review & Specs

LG Optimus G Pro is a powerful phone launched back in the year 2013, counting with a really big 5.5 inches multi-touch display, a powerful 1700 megahertz Quad-Core processor, a 13 megapixels back camera and a 2.1 mega-pixels front side camera.

This phone is quite a compact phone, taking into account that it features a 5.5 inches display and it is only 5.91 inches long. This phone has an amazing design, with a thickness of just 0.37 inches. LG did a very nice optimization job making this cellphone weight only 5.64 ounces.

This cellphone is equipped with a beautiful 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 5.5 inches display, making everything look absolutely perfect. This display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch gestures.

The LG Optimus G Pro ships with a powerful 1700 megahertz Quad-Core CPU, included in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T chip with a big 2 GB of RAM memory. To handle graphic calculations, this cellphone also uses an Adreno 320 GPU clocking at 400 MHz. This phone comes with a great 32 GB internal storage memory and an SD card slot, enough to install tons of applications, games, photos and videos without even thinking about running out of space.

The LG Optimus G Pro has two cameras, a 13 MP back camera and a 2.1 MP front camera. Even though it’s 13 MP may seem incredible the back camera sensor size is quite small it takes darker photos than you would expect. This phone also films Full HD 1920×1080 videos. In addition, the camera features auto-focus and flash.

This cellphone packs a great 3140 mAh Li-Ion removable battery that provides the LG Optimus G Pro a marvelous battery life. According to LG, the LG Optimus G Pro has a reported stand by time of 576 hs and a talk time of 15.5 hours.

The LG Optimus G Pro has WiFi connectivity (which it can provide to other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), LTE (4G) high performance data connection and also HSPA+ connection type, a slower 4G technology or fast 3G connection type, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This cellphone works with a Micro SIM card for GSM connection.

The LG Optimus G Pro also features many interesting features like Bluetooth, GPS Localization, Infrared Blaster and Near Field Communication (NFC), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

No matter whether you want this phone for work, are a photography fan, will use it as a social device or are looking for a gaming cellphone, this phone is definitely a very good choice for you.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.1.2
Product code:E980, E989
Dimensions:5.91 x 3.00 x 0.37 inches
Weight:5.64 ounces
Release date:2013-02-12


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:5.5 inches
Resolution:1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD)
Pixel density:401 pixels per inch
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Processor:Krait 300 (Quad-Core 1700 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 320 (400 MHz)
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:3140 mAh
Stand-by Time:576 hours
Talk Time:15.5 hours


Back camera:13 megapixels
    Focal length:28.9mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.33 inches (1/3.06″)
Front camera:2.1 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor
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