Is there a such thing as a smartphone with TOO large of a screen? LG doesn’t think so.
The company’s giant new Optimus G Pro, which will be available in North America this spring, features the largest smartphone screen LG has ever tried: a 5.5-inch display.
You can compare that to the Samsung Galaxy S3’s 4.8-inch screen size. Size-wise, the Optimus G Pro seems to fall somewhere between your average smartphone and a small tablet; the Kindle Fire’s screen size is 7.1 inches, while the iPad mini is 7.9 inches.
The Optimus G Pro also boasts full HD 1080p resolution and a screen density of 400 pixels-per-inch, which is one of the highest screen densities out there (the Galaxy S3 only has a pixel density of 306 PPI, for example). The HTC One, which is coming out in late march, has a smaller screen than the G Pro (4.7 inches), but does beat out the Optimus G Pro in pixel density (468 PPI).
The Optimus G Pro also has some pretty cool video features, including a “duel recording” mode for its cameras. In other words, you can record full 1080p HD video with both cameras simultaneously for “a unique picture-in-picture experience.” The Optimus G Pro’s rear camera has a 13-megapixel sensor; the front camera has 2.1-megapixel resolution.
The smartphone is equipped with a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and 32 GB of storage, which can be doubled with a microSD card. It operates on Android Jelly Bean.
Amanda has been writing for several entertainment, tech, shopping and business websites since 2009. A resident of Los Angeles, she also works as a screenwriter, script reader and tutor. She's obsessed with film and TV, and is not afraid to admit that her Samsung Galaxy SIII is her most prized possession.