LG G Pro 2
Price: Rs 51,000
Specs: 5.9 inch IPS display; 13 MP camera; 2.26GHz processor; 3GB RAM; 16GB internal storage, micro SD card support; Android 4.4, 172 grams; 3200 mAh battery
Breaking the stereotype of the new flagship smartphone replicating the looks of its predecessor, LG has done a superb job with the LG G Pro 2. Although it is the successor to the LG G Pro phablet launched last year, it has got some hardware enhancements. The LG G Pro 2 features a 5.9 inch display, which makes it a big closer to the diminishing line between a smartphone and a tablet. The full HD IPS display offers vibrant colours and is sharp.
The couch keys for home, menu and back have been moved up to the display. It also borrows the design language from the LG G2, where the volume controls and the power key are placed at the back, a place where our fingers usually rest. While this phablet would not slide in my jeans pocket, holding it in the hand was a bit difficult. Answering calls by holding it next to the ear was comfortable because of its size.
LG has not only tweaked the looks but has also worked on the performance. This phablet packs in a 2.26GHz quad core processor on Snapdragon 800 chipset. It handles all the operating with ease, including hardware intensive apps. It can even capture 4k videos and has got a 13MP camera module too. The camera images were good. The external loudspeaker volume is also good. However, the 3200 mAh battery struggled to last a day on a single charge.
Bag it or junk it: Too expensive, consider Samsung Galaxy Note 3 over this one.