LG G Pro 2 first impressions

LG G Pro 2 first impressions
Photo Credit: OKJ Photography

Photo Credit: OKJ Photography

While named LG G Pro 2, this unique smartphone is has a closer relation to the LG G2 smartphone rather than LG Optimus G Pro.

The LG G Pro 2 incorporates that same bold choice to go button-less on the front and sides, providing users only with 3 buttons just below the camera lens. The result is a gorgeous 5.9 inch phone whose screen takes up 77% of the phone's front. That is the largest ratio in any phone currently available.

Photo Credit: OKJ Photography

Photo Credit: OKJ Photography

At first hold, the device feels sturdy and solid. The back button placement is perfect. My index finger naturally reached for the buttons, using its inward curve to cradle my finger tip. The back's metal mesh finish just adds to that secure grip that I came to appreciate

While that came natural, it still took some getting used to. After all, we are all accustomed to hitting that power button on the side. And when laying the phone down, accessing the buttons is more cumbersome since you will have to pick the phone up.

Thankfully, LG has replaced the need to hit that power button by having a tap to wake/sleep feature.

Another key feature that LG has been busy promoting is the Knock Code function. A different interpretation of the usual swipe lock, the Knock Code has you using 9 boxes to come up with your security pattern.

You can come up with a knock pattern from 2 to 8 knocks, totalling to over 80,000 possible combinations.

The LG G Pro 2 is fast and responsive, with no lag to be detected. For those who do not care to go all out in customising their phones, this phone's options in its setting menu can still provide users with simple customisations.

Photography wise this phone does wonders. The 13mp Optical Image Stablised (OIS) camera really shined when I took it down to Botanic Gardens the other day.

Photo Credit: OKJ Photography

Photo Credit: OKJ Photography

I will have the pictures up on in the full review of this phone, but until then, you should follow me on Instagram if you want an early sneak peak.