- Analysis by KJ David
A similarly-sized follow-up to the Premier LTE, the LG Premier Pro LTE comes with a couple more pros on the storage and hardware fronts, but apart from those upgrades, which we'll get to in a bit, it's essentially the same con-riddled, introductory-class smartphone.
For starters, it passes up on even a basic octa-core processor (Check out some of the top eight-core smartphones here), instead using a measly 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 engine , alongside which sits a decent 2GB RAM. It also brings back its predecessor's 5.3-inch HD (1280 x 720) display whose old-fashioned TFT architecture makes it sound cheaply-made, especially to us here at Phonerated, knowing that a few comparable budget-tier smartphones rock IPS or AMOLED screens.
The Premier Pro LTE's mix of pros and cons also includes an unpromising 8-megapixel rear camera with Burst Shot and Cheese Shutter as well as an even more underwhelming 5-megapixel-only selfie camera . That said, the latter is accompanied by Selfie Light , a makeshift frontal flash function that uses the display to brighten selfies up. It also delivers signature LG perks like Gesture Shot (recognizes a specific hand gesture to snap selfies). Sure, those imaging specs do not get the Premier Pro LTE anywhere near the best selfie phones on the market, but they do make it a tad flashier versus a lot of its low-end contemporaries.
The Premier Pro LTE's biggest selling point comes in the form of the whopping 2000GB maximum internal memory allowance accompanying its respectable 16GB native memory. As of this technical review, only a handful of other low-caliber smartphones reach the 2TB top-up storage threshold.
Adding to its desirable features is its 2880mAh full-tank capacity , which is a sizable upgrade over the plain Premier LTE's moderate 2300mAh battery power. Its 4G LTE network reach also winds up as a slight pro in our book, if only because a lot of other prepaid smartphones (Discover the best prepaid phones from TracFone here) still stick to 3G-only network adapters.
Topping off its pros and cons is a metal design that was not very common among entry-level smartphones when it debuted, M3/T3 hearing aid compatibility, and the Android 7.1 Nougat platform infused with the LG UX 6.0.
In the end, the Premier Pro LTE stays within entry-level smartphone bounds, but its benevolent external memory support and sizable battery give it an edge over many of its competitors.
** This phone is also known as: LG LML413DL
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