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First Pictures of the LG G Pro 2 Leaked, Rear Facing Keys Onboard

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LG made the G Pro 2 official on Monday of this week, but like typical LG, all they did was confirm the name. The OEM gave us no pictures, specs, or anything to feed our addicition for new phones. Thankfully, two photos have been leaked, showcasing one of the newest flagship devices from the maker. 

As we can clearly see in the pictures, LG has opted to stick with the rear-facing keys on the G Pro 2, which will allow the device to remain as thin as possible. Specs leaked alongside the pictures include a 6″ Full HD display and a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. Unfortunately, that’s all we have at this time.

What are your thoughts on LG sticking with the rear-facing keys? I know we have a few LG G2 owners in the house, so would you ever buy another device that had this feature?

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  • Dale Simpson Jr.

    I’ve only had my G2 for just over a week, and am already very use to the button location – they’re just as intuitive (location wise) as being on the side (no better, no worse.) Except for doing screen captures, my baby carrot fingers have probs with those :-/

    Also, I keep noticing that all press pics show what appears to be somewhat bulky buttons, when in fact, my White G2 has perfectly flush, individual, nickel-satin-finish buttons which look far better than what I see in the pics.

  • JoeTi

    Damn that looks big. Take a page from Motos (soon to be Lenovos) book and stop copying Sammy. G2 was my runner up but depending on how the next Moto lineup goes, I might look to go back to LG (former Dare, Chocolate owner.)

  • DomArc

    anybody else solely read these comment for enjoyment?

  • Bigwavedave25

    As long as knock on is present, I’M FOR IT! It is easily in my top 2 coolest features on my G2 (knock-on)

  • Jerry

    I don’t mind the rear facing buttons at all. That was my biggest worry when I got the G2. Surprisingly it didn’t take long for me to get used to them at all. My biggest annoyance came when I was watching a movie and needed to make it louder and was frustrated when I had to pick up the phone. But I remember another user posting that if you swipe up/down on the right side of the screen a volume slider comes up removing this annoyance. So far so good with the G2.

  • Eric Cappa

    I think LG has the best design on their phones… And with knock on/knock off, there is no need for physical buttons.

  • coh303

    I’m stoked that they’re sticking with the rear key placement! That means Knock-on will be present again as well.
    I’m interested to see if LG changes up their software skin at all to accommodate that larger screen. Only complaint I can see is the rear placed speaker.

  • mrdoon

    I love the super thin bezel on my G2 so it wouldn’t keep me from buying another device with rear buttons but, for God’s sake LG, just make one device for all carriers. When you change it for one, you just make it more difficult for those customers to buy accessories.

    • flosserelli

      Agreed, but I am pretty sure that was Verizon’s idea…not LG’s.

  • stabone

    I would like to see them move the camera flash to INSIDE the power button.

  • stabone

    What the difference between the G series and the G Pro series?

  • SplashMTN

    I almost never use the buttons on the back because I can do everything on screen. I would happily buy another phone with buttons on the back.

  • AndroidUser00110001

    I would not buy phone without buttons on back so hopefully LG keeps pumping out great devices!

    • Eric Cappa

      You must not have this phone or even tried it out. Trust me, you WANT a phone without physical buttons!!!!!!

  • bmos18

    I have a g2 and the rear buttons are great. Only took about 3 days to get use to them. And with the knock knock feature you rarely have to use them. If LG can provide updates in a decent time frame then they have a repeat buyer in me.

    • j

      For me it’s not an issue of getting used to it or not, but instead, when you hold a phone your fingers place naturally where the side buttons are. Hitting the LG buttons is not natural feeling. It may decrease inadvertent button presses, but side buttons just feel better.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    The rear facing buttons are a love/hate thing. It’s nice when holding your phone that you don’t accidentally hit the power or volume buttons, it does look better, allows the device to be thinner, etc. On the down side though, holding your phone watching a movie and trying to find the button to turn the volume up isn’t easy, usually I put my finger on the camera lens instead or accidentally hit the power button. I’m 50/50 on it, so it’s not a deciding factor for me.

    • Brian Roskamp

      I’ve owned the G2 for about 3 months now and this describes my experience 100%. I’d buy another one in a heartbeat though!

  • duke69111

    I was hesatent at first to have the keys on the back, but they have become very handy and useful. I like them.

    • chris_johns

      if you shift the moto x slightly active display comes on and its a swipe down to unlock…its similar ive knocked it before while its on my desk to unlock the phone without hitting the button

  • Tirionfive

    Flagged.

    EDIT: And downvoted.

    • John Legere

      Same.

  • namskies

    When I first bought the G2 I was expecting to hate the rear keys. After an hour of use, I got used to them. After a day of use, I started seeing the benefit and now I really hope other manufacturers adopt it because I would hate to go back.

  • johntb

    I owned the G2 once… we didn’t have the warmest relationship. Perhaps it was just my particular phone… but the knock on/knock off feature worked ‘the first time’ probably 50% of the time. It got to the point where I didn’t even bother with the knock on anymore… instead picked it up to find the appropriate button on the back. Got really annoying, considering the knock on feature was a major selling point. So I sent it back after about a month (thank you Amazon) and ordered a Moto X. Incredible phone… never looked back. In my opinion, the strengths of the Moto X (Active Display, Touchless Control) greatly outweigh the strengths of the G2 (size, display) and should be standard across the board… again, that’s my opinion.

  • PhillipCun

    still very samsungy…

    • Philip J. Fry

      Your’e going to need a dump truck for all them down votes bro

      • Chris

        You’re

        • chris_johns

          that took way to much effort just to be a jerkoff…it should just flow, come naturally

      • Tirionfive

        I laughed.

    • chris_johns

      this guy…this guy gets it

  • Samvelavich

    is the G Pro 2 supposed to be the successor to the G2? Why not just call it the G3?

    • John Legere

      G Pro 2 is successor to the Optimus G Pro.

      • Samvelavich

        soo what’s the difference between the G line and the G Pro line of devices?

        • John Legere

          Phablet- non phablet

          The G Pro also competes with the Note 3.

          • Ej McCarty

            Oh so it has a stylus and added features that utilize said stylus?

          • John Legere

            Boo hoo

          • Ej McCarty

            faggot

  • Keith Taylor

    I have more than enjoyed my G2 and this only appears to be LG getting all of their phones to look alike and set apart from the competition. I also believe that they are prepping us for their curved glass phone. Not the one available now but the one that will have curved sides that you can see notifications on. It took all of a week to get used to the buttons and now it feels natural. I am on two year contract so wont be in the market til xmas 2015. By then they may even remove the buttons altogether.

  • zurginator

    I like them… I just wish they would stick the flash into the power button, to make the back less noisy.

    Also LG is currently the only Android OEM with a logical place to put a fingerprint scanner (on power button). I’m not much a fan of said scanners, but at least it wouldn’t be an afterthought like the One Max.

  • Ron_Swanson

    I have the G2, and it only took about a week to get used to the rear buttons. Its kind of an after thought now….I enjoy the placement now

  • Eric G Canoy

    here we go again, lets play, “Will it Come to Verizon?”

  • Cody

    The buttons on the back haven’t given me much of an issue. I prefer the size of the moto x. I’m not a phablet guy and it’d be great if they’d make two models with the screen and battery sizes being the only difference. 6″ for the phablet people and 4.3-4.8″ for the rest of us.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I don’t mind the rear keys. It was something I had to get used to. With knockON its even less of a thought. They only thing I would change is having the ability to reroute what the keys do. I would like to scroll with them and change what they do with the screen off.

  • Joe Zollinger

    I have a G2, and after a few months, I’m still not the biggest fan of the buttons. That being said, knock on knock off is fantastic and more than makes up for it.

    • Thomas O’Brien

      If only both worked properly on ROMs

      • OneForTheGoodDays

        Try Nameless ROM with the furnace kernel… Knock-on worked EVERYTIME. Instead of Knock-off, I use a slider shortcut to turn off the screen.

        • Thomas O’Brien

          A slider is nice, or even a Nova Gesture…but the ability to knock-off is a really nice feature

      • AndroidUser00110001

        It does on CM ROMs now. Knock on works and knock off works when knocking status bar. There are a few different ways to make it work in launcher too.

        • Thomas O’Brien

          The knock off on status bar is a good start….but being able to do it anywhere on the screen would be awesome…also the CM ROMs are still a little buggy…

  • Caveman

    The OCD in me likes the centered buttons on the back, leaving nothing on the sides. However, in daily use I really don’t see much of an advantage over my S3. I go back and forth between the two just to change it up once in a while and don’t miss the back buttons when I’m on my S3.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Rear facing keys were pretty comfortable and seemed to make sense when I used one. I don’t have any issues with them sticking with it if people like it. As for the leaks/ half reveal we should know that’s how LG operates by now.

  • Guy Pierce

    I have the G2 and at first I was not sure I would like them. But, I have come to love them on the back. No more turning up /down the volume or turning the screen off while watching a movie or in app. No more searching for the volume keys while in call and dropping the phone. It seems natural considering your finger is on the back when holding the phone to your ear.

    • Chris

      “No more searching for the volume keys while in call and dropping the phone”

      If you had your phone for a while and still are searching for the volume keys then you have some issues.

      • John Legere

        Lol, you’re one to talk about somebody having “issues”.

        • Chris

          says the guy who:

          1. Thinks its funny to pretend to be T-mobiles CEO
          2. Calls anyone a “troll” if they post something they don’t like or disagree with
          3. Go running around down voting every comment.
          4. Make off topic comments.

          and many more reasons.

          • John Legere

            You literally just described yourself perfectly. Good job Chris.

          • Chris

            I Don’t go around and call people names if they post something I do not like. You, Philip and that other guy have major major issues with that.

          • John Legere

            LOL

            Okay Chris, do downvote and make fake accounts to argue with yourself. It’s pretty funny.

          • Chris

            1. You can not see who down votes the comments. So it can be anyone.
            2. An actual account can be clicked on.

            Still to this day you failed to show proof that those accounts you’ve been crying about are from me.

          • John Legere

            We show plenty of proof, you just cry about it.

          • Chris

            That the accounts were from me?

            and crying? Please child.

            I love the fact that I didn’t cause us to get off topic. Its always the kids.

          • John Legere

            Actually you did when you said “then you have some issues”.

          • Chris

            True, but you responded by saying something completely off topic.

          • John Legere

            So you admit to starting it. That’s all i needed to know.

          • Collin Chapin

            Is that you Papa?

          • Chris

            delere

          • John Legere

            Go back to loving all your woman.

            I mean “women”.

          • This site is going downhill

            STAY ON TOPIC

          • John Legere

            Oh look, Another fake account by Chris.

          • Philip J. Fry

            And this is also what that piece of sh!t likes to post

          • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

            Hey, would you mind knocking it off? It’s embarrassing.

          • Ej McCarty

            Thank you. Anyone else thinking this is another one of bionic’s accounts?

          • Guy Pierce

            I see what you did there!!!

          • Philip J. Fry

            ..

          • Ej McCarty

            Then you’ll be proud to know that I downvote everything you comment on because you’re a retard.

          • Philip J. Fry

            Need a tissue?

          • Chris

            Nope. I’m fine kid.

            You?

          • jeff manning

            Tyler durden alt

          • Tyler

            english please?

          • jeff manning

            Tyler Durden’s alternative name?
            Internet much?

          • Ej McCarty

            I think it’s more than likely Bionic aka godzilla. Look up when this guy started commenting and when godzilla stopped.
            I haven’t missed that asssshole one bit. Maybe he died, one can hope.

          • Kevin

            Why don’t both of you just f*ck off!

        • Ej McCarty

          I want to punch you in the face. You’re an idiot.

      • Big_EZ

        Why would you have to search for the keys if they are on the sides? When I’m on the phone my thumb rests on the power button, and my index finger rest on the volume buttons on my Note 2. On other phones I’ve had my thumb rests on the volume buttons. To reach the keys on the back I would have to hold the phone differently, with less grip on the phone, possibly dropping it.

        • Chris

          I hope you ment to respond to Guy not me…

          • Big_EZ

            Yep, I didn’t catch that.

          • Chris

            its ok. :)

      • Snowbo13

        I have to say that I still hit the power button instead of the volume up button on my moto x after owning it for 2 months. usually during a movie (if im not using mx player with the onscreen volume)

        • Snowbo13

          love the down vote immediately

          • Guy Pierce

            meh…I get them too occasionally!

      • Guy Pierce

        Well when you get a call and realize they are yelling on the phone you hurry to slide your fingers up the phone to hit the volume buttons and drop the phone. Scenario two… same as above only instead of the volume keys you hit the power button and instantly kill the call because you have your power button set to end calls.

    • Big_EZ

      Why would you have to search for the keys if they are on the sides? When I’m on the phone my thumb rests on the power button, and my index finger rest on the volume buttons on my Note 2. On other phones I’ve had my thumb rests on the volume buttons. To reach the keys on the back I would have to hold the phone differently, with less grip on the phone, possibly dropping it.

      • Chris

        Its not like the buttons move around when you are sleeping.

    • MistaButters

      When I read this I sort of picture an infomercial with over dramatized scenarios.

      • Guy Pierce

        I would love to see LG throw a commercial together as well!

    • Jared Denman

      I had the g2 on Verizon and couldn’t stand it! Knock on feature worked maybe 50% of the time and the rear buttons were AWFUL on Verizon’s version. If they would have left them alone like the GSM versions I may have ended up liking it although the screen was almost too big. Have the moto X now and couldn’t be happier.

      • coh303

        I too wish Verizon wouldn’t have messed with the buttons. But after a few weeks use I got really used to them and don’t have many issues with them now.

      • Guy Pierce

        I have the T-MO version and the buttons are great. The Verizon ones are weird.

    • chudilo

      How about adjusting music volume in high quality wired headphones (without buttons) while your phone is still in the pocket.

      • Guy Pierce

        Another great example!

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    btw, I know it’s become commonplace for people to argue for a thinner or non-existant bezel around the screen on these devices, but something I’ve noticed happening more and more is that my palm will touch the screen and cause some action, without intending to obviously. I’d like to see the device stay thin, but think a safety net of bezel is needed….

    • martyjones100

      No no.

    • Tony Allen

      I’ve been saying this all along.. People keep saying that software can fix it, we’ll it can’t. If you touch a digitizer, it’s a touch input. Bezels are there for a reason.

  • droidiac13

    I definitely would. It was no problem adjusting to them at all.

  • samosa queen

    The rear facing keys is probably the best idea yet. Gotta love the clean sides.

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    I happen to love Knock On and the rear keys. But, I don’t know if I’ll have to move on from my G2 anytime soon. This might be future spec’d through the next 2 sets of flagships.

  • Shawn Spring

    The back buttons don’t worry me, as I find I’m rarely hampered by them on my G2. But it looks like the speaker is also on the back now, instead of the bottom like the G2. I prefer it on the bottom so as to not muffle sound during video/audio playback. Otherwise…the style and design look sharp.

    • Thomas O’Brien

      Definitely prefer the speaker on the bottom, especially for speaker phone calls…

  • John Legere

    I love the rear facing keys and slim bezels.