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MWC 2013 – LG Optimus G Pro hands-on

Have we wandered onto the Samsung stand? Is that a Galaxy Note 2? Nope. It’s LG’s flagship Optimus G Pro

The LG Optimus G Pro’s eye-watering 5.5in IPS display (440ppi) plays buttery smooth HD video thanks to the phone’s 1.7GHz Quad-core processor. But it’s the Q Slide feature that really shows off the Optimus G Pro’s capabilities – it lets you shrink a video and pop it in the corner while running up to two other apps in windows at the same time. Calendar, video and calculator? No problem.

It’ll even let you control the contrast of the window so you can see what’s behind it. At the same time. Brilliant.

While we were unable to unplug the Optimus G Pro to give the battery a proper test, that whopping 3140mAh power pack should go a long way.

Many a potential buyer will avoid these larger handsets, complaining that their dinky digits mean they’ll need two hands to operate them. The Optimus G Pro tackles this issue with its a one-handed menu. When turned on, arrows appear next to keypads – like the dial pad – allowing you to move it to the left or right side for less stretched access – even if you’re a lefty.

A subtle infra red button atop the handset turns the LG Optimus G Pro into a universal remote. We even spotted Sky and Samsung devices in the list of those compatible. Colour us impressed.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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