BARCELONA, SPAIN—Here at Mobile World Congress, LG is showing off its previously announced phones, the LG G Pro 2 and the G2 mini. We got a chance to try both of them, so here's a quick rundown.
Take a G-Flex, and smash it flat, and you've got a G Pro 2. The 6-inch display of the G Flex has shrunk just a little, to 5.9 inches, but since the G Pro 2 is flat, it can use a normal 1080p LCD screen, instead of the grainy, uneven, flexible OLED in the G Flex.
KnockCode in action. It's like Simon.
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The buttons are still on the back, and knock-on, LG's tap-to-wake feature, is back too. This time, there is an upgraded feature called "KnockCode," which adds a bit of security to the tap-to-wake functionality. Using four quadrants in the lower half of the screen, you can set a tap-to-unlock pattern. If you've ever played Simon, the game with four colored lights, you know how this works. Tapping your pattern into the four quadrants can be done even while the screen is off; the problem when you do that is there is a huge delay between finishing your patterns and the screen waking up and unlocking—it's about one to two seconds, which is way too slow.