Though at a first glance the LG Optimus G Pro is a premium phablet with everything that entails, from top-of-the-line specs to prime build quality to extravagant pricing, in the grand scheme of things the 5.5-incher can actually be called affordable… all things considered.
Yet if you were keeping your fingers crossed for the G Pro to go well below the $400 mark, you’d better forget about it. Unless you’re willing to go for something that’s exactly as striking on the outside, just much, much “uglier” on the inside.
You are? Perfect, because LG has just made the G Pro Lite official. And the Koreans are even throwing in a treat that’s not included on the original Optimus G Pro: stylus support. As for all the other specs, don’t kid yourselves, they’re pretty cringeworthy.
Especially the 5.5-inch screen, which sports a, get this, 960 x 540 pixels resolution. That’s bad, LG, and you should feel bad. Which is also what I can say about the dual-core (?!?) 1 GHz MediaTek CPU, 1 gig of RAM, 8 GB of on-board memory (oh, wow) and pre-loaded Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Meanwhile, the 8 MP/1.3 MP dual cameras are not that bad and the battery is oddly on-par with that of the full-fledged G Pro: 3,140 mAh. Still, you’ll need to go really, really low on pricing with this thing, LG. And while we’re on the subject, apparently North America will not be included on G Pro Lite’s world tour, set to begin by the end of October.
<Source: Phone Arena>