LG held it’s pre-release party for the Optimus G Pro in New York City on May 1st, 2013. First press event I’ve ever attended so going in with no expectations was a simple task. Upon entering the room, music choreographed by the dj set the tone early for a good night. Several LG Optimus G Pro devices were on display for guests to use, along with LG reps to accommodate and answer any questions. The atmosphere was great and meeting new people was a breeze; to think that New Yorkers are looked upon as aggressive. Of course, one of the first things we decided to start the night off with was giving the new LG phone a test run.
First impressions of the phone was definitely a familiar look from past LG phones.Personally, one of the first tests I like to do is rushing through each of the home screens to see if I experience any lag. No problem there. Without hesitation there was a LG rep there to give us a hand with a couple of features that may entice buyers to sway their phablet decision from the Note 2 to the G Pro. I was very impressed with how well it managed multitasking and how smooth the transitions were on the home screen. Great feel to the phone and it doesn’t feel too big in my rather manly hands. From the short time we spent with the phone, we have high expectations for it’s success.
Open bar and the mini snacks were a plus to an already great party. We were definitely caught by surprise by the concert put together by Atlas Genius. It was my first time hearing them and it won’t be my last. Overall, it was an awesome first experience and I couldn’t have imagined it to have gone any better. We can’t wait to review the LG Optimus G Pro here at RTV! Thank you again LG.
The LG Optimus G Pro will be available May 10th on AT&T retailing for $199.99.