12-06-2013 07:41 PM
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  1. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Hey gals and guys, guy and gals. In my quest for a new phone toy I'm considering the G Pro and the Note 3. The G Pro has garnered some really good reviews, including here @ AC. So, I'd be remiss if didn't ask you what you think of it. Your Pros and Cons. I know it's less expensive than the Note 3 and doesn't have 3GB of RAM, etc....all the spec stuff. ...but what you think of the phone.

    On the G Pro:
    1. If you were buying again today would you still get it vs. the Note 3?
    2. How've you found the rooting opportunities?
    3. How's the ecosystem? Cases, screen protectors pretty good and easy to find?
    4. How's the screen? Dead Pixels?
    5. What do you wish it did or didn't have or do?

    Over the next couple of weeks I'll be deciding and your input, as always, is valuble. Thanks as always!
    10-06-2013 05:50 AM
  2. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Absolutely I'd buy it again. Rooting is horribly easy, though it blocks you from getting updates. Then again, you're also not dealing with updates that break root. The ecosystem is... Sufficient. Best I can say. I wish it were better. But this phone is only available on one carrier so it's too be expected I guess. Same with third party ROMS. You can do plenty as root but there's little ROM development out there comparatively. I wish there was a fairly slim case out there with a two way kickstand but the only one is rather thick. No dead pixels and I love the screen.

    One thing I was is that LG used a better headphone jack. Something about their implementation makes it incompatible with the Square and PayPal credit card readers. That might be a big deal for some.

    Sent from my LG-E980 using Tapatalk 4
    10-06-2013 07:28 AM
  3. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Thanks for your feedback, especially in regards to Square. Speaking of the headphone jack, how's the headphone audio? Do you know if OTG support is built in?


    S IV
    10-06-2013 08:38 AM
  4. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Headphone audio is good quality. What's OTG?

    Sent from my LG-E980 using Tapatalk 4
    10-06-2013 09:17 AM
  5. Haalcyon's Avatar
    OTG = On-The-Go. It's the ability to use your device as a USB host so you can plug in things like USB headphone amps and card readers. Nexus devices only support OTG once you pay $4 for Google's Nexus Media Importer app (I don't think you can even use a USB headphone amp on Nexus devices, just card readers, powered hard drives, etc.). Samsung and Sony build in OTG support in their devices and are you need is an OTG cable or card reader. This capability can be quite useful for importing photos, files, or going for bit-perfect audio output.
    10-06-2013 09:26 AM
  6. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    So you mean USB host support? I don't think so but that s not an important feature on a phone for me so I never checked. Asus builds it into their tablets too.

    Sent from my LG-E980 using Tapatalk 4
    10-06-2013 09:55 AM
  7. nelonez's Avatar
    I have both phones and they are pretty much the same.. just a few faster specs on the N3... If $$ isn't an issue then I suggest the N3...

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using AC Forums mobile app
    10-06-2013 01:02 PM
  8. vaterp's Avatar
    I *used* to love this phone but somehow it seems to have a critical bug with a recent update or 'config' change that was pushed OTA. It wants to keep a GPS lock at all times. Even if I turn GPS off, it will shortly, turn itself back on and makes for incredibly ****ty/unreliable battery life. If i'm inside it will just try to gps lock all day, and thats battery expensive. LG won't admit there is a problem... there is a very long thread of people on xdaforums complaining about the issue (so it isn't just me).... and this issue alone has forced me to tell quite a few people not to buy this phone. its a shame too, because everything else about it is great.

    If I were you right now, i'd look elsewhere, unfortunantly.
    10-06-2013 07:45 PM
  9. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I went with the Note 3. Galaxy Gear should be on wrist by Thursday

    from my Note 3 using Tapatalk 4
    10-07-2013 02:42 AM
  10. penningtonsm's Avatar
    The only thing a don't like about this phone is the support from the Android Community. I can't find any custom ROMs, Cynagenmod doesn't support the LG Optimus G Pro. I want to be able to customize my entire phone and I can't really do that because the support for this fabulous phone just isn't there. I'm not sure if it's because it's LG or something else. Everything else about this phone is fantastic!

    Sent from my LG-E980 using AC Forums mobile app
    10-07-2013 07:38 AM
  11. Haalcyon's Avatar
    The only thing a don't like about this phone is the support from the Android Community. I can't find any custom ROMs, Cynagenmod doesn't support the LG Optimus G Pro. I want to be able to customize my entire phone and I can't really do that because the support for this fabulous phone just isn't there. I'm not sure if it's because it's LG or something else. Everything else about this phone is fantastic!

    Sent from my LG-E980 using AC Forums mobile app
    I think this may be due to the fact that the phone is only available from one carrier.

    from my Sony XTZ via Tapatalk IV
    10-07-2013 08:10 AM
  12. penningtonsm's Avatar
    I think this may be due to the fact that the phone is only available from one carrier.

    from my Sony XTZ via Tapatalk IV
    Ok I get that, but it's a huge carrier. And a great phone. There should still be some support for it right?

    Sent from my LG-E980 using AC Forums mobile app
    10-07-2013 08:41 AM
  13. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Not when you have phones available on ALL the carriers. I can understand people giving them development priority. That's why i want LG to get these onto other carriers.

    Sent from my LG-E980 using Tapatalk 4
    10-07-2013 09:03 AM
  14. amateur_android_user's Avatar
    I *used* to love this phone but somehow it seems to have a critical bug with a recent update or 'config' change that was pushed OTA. It wants to keep a GPS lock at all times. Even if I turn GPS off, it will shortly, turn itself back on and makes for incredibly ****ty/unreliable battery life. If i'm inside it will just try to gps lock all day, and thats battery expensive. LG won't admit there is a problem... there is a very long thread of people on xdaforums complaining about the issue (so it isn't just me).... and this issue alone has forced me to tell quite a few people not to buy this phone. its a shame too, because everything else about it is great.

    If I were you right now, i'd look elsewhere, unfortunantly.
    It's called IQ carrier. That's the culprit to the GPS turning on at will. All u have to do is go to settings>apps>running>android system and stop the app I think LG calls it IQ detection or something like that. But once u do that no more pesky GPS taking control over your phone.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-07-2013 08:55 PM
  15. vaterp's Avatar
    It's called IQ carrier. That's the culprit to the GPS turning on at will. All u have to do is go to settings>apps>running>android system and stop the app I think LG calls it IQ detection or something like that. But once u do that no more pesky GPS taking control over your phone.
    Hey thanks... ill see how that goes for a bit.... I thought i had read somewhere that it turns itself back on and the only way to really kill it was to root your phone and run you're own script to keep killing it. If it actually stays dead, and you just have to remember to do this everytime you restart, then i can live with that.... still unacceptable for them to release such junk though.
    10-08-2013 08:22 AM
  16. vaterp's Avatar
    It's called IQ carrier. That's the culprit to the GPS turning on at will. All u have to do is go to settings>apps>running>android system and stop the app I think LG calls it IQ detection or something like that. But once u do that no more pesky GPS taking control over your phone.
    Oh yeah and one more point... the fact that I called them and they played totally dumb on the issue like they never heard of it, also pissed me off. If it is this easy to stop it, they could have said something a month ago....
    10-08-2013 08:23 AM
  17. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Oh yeah and one more point... the fact that I called them and they played totally dumb on the issue like they never heard of it, also pissed me off. If it is this easy to stop it, they could have said something a month ago....
    They may not have been "playing" dumb or pretending. LOL. Some of them are not quite as swift as you'd expect.
    10-08-2013 02:31 PM
  18. KyleCentral26's Avatar
    I have been interesting in the N3 too but the GPro is great. Only thing holding me back from the N3 is the unstable 4k video.
    10-08-2013 02:52 PM
  19. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I have been interesting in the N3 too but the GPro is great. Only thing holding me back from the N3 is the unstable 4k video.
    You may want to try that for yourself. I've not had any problems and you may not either. I've heard a couple of negative things about the Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear, now that I have them both I can say the negatives didn't materialize for me.


    Note 8.0
    10-08-2013 02:54 PM
  20. UJ95x's Avatar
    I have been interesting in the N3 too but the GPro is great. Only thing holding me back from the N3 is the unstable 4k video.
    Then record in 1080p, you can't watch the 4K unless you have a $5000 TV. It also takes up a lot of storage

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-08-2013 03:05 PM
  21. amateur_android_user's Avatar
    No this totally disables is permanently. Unless you factory reset your phone, and then it will come back on, and you will have to do it all over again.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-09-2013 07:54 AM
  22. amateur_android_user's Avatar
    Oh yeah and one more point... the fact that I called them and they played totally dumb on the issue like they never heard of it, also pissed me off. If it is this easy to stop it, they could have said something a month ago....
    Believe it or not most of the people from ATT or LG aren't even aware of this solution.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-09-2013 07:56 AM
  23. vaterp's Avatar
    Believe it or not most of the people from ATT or LG aren't even aware of this solution.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Either way.... they didn't know, or arent saying purposefully.... it doesnt speak very highly of their ability to support their customers. The fact that this 'service' is solely for the benefit of the carrier, and it DESTROYS the battery, yet was released is a shame.

    Look i get it, its probably 55% AT&T faults (if not more).... but the simple fact is, its their name on the phone and thats going to give people a bad taste in their mouth. If they don't want ppl to associate this mess with them, then they need to work with AT&T to fix it.
    10-09-2013 08:02 AM
  24. amateur_android_user's Avatar
    Either way.... they didn't know, or arent saying purposefully.... it doesnt speak very highly of their ability to support their customers. The fact that this 'service' is solely for the benefit of the carrier, and it DESTROYS the battery, yet was released is a shame.

    Look i get it, its probably 55% AT&T faults (if not more).... but the simple fact is, its their name on the phone and thats going to give people a bad taste in their mouth. If they don't want ppl to associate this mess with them, then they need to work with AT&T to fix it.
    I agree with u 100%. To be honest I think some of them do know and like u said are purposely not saying anything to us the consumers probably because they were told not to disclose any information due to it being some kind of liability. Some cell phone providers such as ATT and Verizon have agreed let this IQ Carrier be integrated into certain phone's. There's an article all about it On the internet u should google it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-09-2013 04:14 PM
  25. frope01's Avatar
    I would without a doubt buy this phone again. Initially I bought it as a temporary phone until the Note 3 came out. I'm no longer interested in the Note. The only thing I like better about the Note is the USB 3.0 port. Yes this phone has USB-OTG support built in. I use it every day. I have a few cases. There is a case from Nilikin that is rather slim and has a flip cover which is also the stand. I'm very satisfied with this phone. I would have very little use for the S-pen.

    Sent from my LG-E980 using Tapatalk 4
    10-09-2013 06:00 PM
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