It looks lik the “phablet” trend is here to stay, if the release of the new high-end LG Optimus G Pro is any indication. Designed to be a cross between a phone and a tablet (yes, that’s where phablet comes from), these phones offer extra screen real estate while still taking care of texts and calls.
The new LG Optimus G Pro boasts a 5.5 inch screen with 1080p resolution, perhaps the most important spec for anyone interested in a phablet as an on-the-go device. That puts the device itself at 3 inches wide, which is big, but still manageable in the hand.
This is essentially a phablet version of the well-reviewed Optimus G phone (the Pro is what designates the larger phablet size). That means the Pro still sport some of LG’s customized features for Android, like no-lag photos and QSlide apps, which are essentially quick-access widgets for notes, video and calendaring, including Mario favorite Evernote.
The phone and Android experience are solid, but it’s all about the screen. For anyone that plays a lot of games, watches or records a lot of video, or just feels like the keyboard on a normal smartphone is too small for their fingers, the LG Optimus G Pro’s size and speed are a great combo.