May 9, 2018

LG Premier Pro (L413DL) Tracfone Review

Review of the LG Premier Pro (L413DL) from Tracfone

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Tracfone LG Premier Pro Review
Tracfone releases another upgraded LG phone in the shape of the Premier Pro which has a 5.3" touchscreen, 16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM, Android 7.1 and quad core processor.

It shares similar features and specifications to the recently released LG Rebel 3, LG Fiesta 2 and LG Stylo 3, with screen size the key difference between these phones (ranging from 5" on the Rebel to 5.7" on the Stylo 3).

The Premier Pro replaces the older LG Premier, which shared the same screen size, but half the storage and memory. We are glad to see Tracfone continuing to expand their lineup of smartphones that include 16 GB Storage/2 GB RAM as that is about the minimum for average smartphone users needs.

As with the other LG phones from Tracfone, the Premier Pro uses CDMA networks (Verizon) but we may see a GSM version in the future.

Let's look at the quick pro's and con's for a brief overview.

LG Premier Pro Quick Facts

What we Like
-Android 7.1 Nougat
-Low cost and airtime bundle available

What we Don't Like
-Quad core processor
-Only CDMA at this time

There isn't really anything new or too exciting about the Premier Pro, but it does include the latest Android OS and is available at a reasonable price. It is disappointing that Tracfone continues to releases CDMA phones and has neglected their GSM users.

Let's go straight to the full list of specs to see more of what this phone offers.

LG Premier Pro L413DL Features and Specs

  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • 4G LTE connectivity on Verizon CDMA network
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Access to over 1 Million Apps on Google Play
  • Alarm Clock
  • MP3 Player
  • Voicemail, Caller ID, Call Waiting
  • SMS/MMS

LG Premier Pro Technical Specs

  • Size: 5.85" x 2.96" x 0.34"
  • Camera: 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Screen: 5.3" HD touchscreen (1280x720 resolution)
  • Processor: 1.4 Ghz Quad-core processor
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB internal storage (about 9.5 usable) and up to 2 TB external storage via MicroSD Card
  • Battery: 2880 mAh battery with 14 hrs talk time, 16 days standby
LG is a popular and well known electronics company with a wide range of smartphones available ranging from budget devices like the Premier Pro, to high end phones such as the LG V30 or LG G7 Thinq.

The features and specs on the Premier Pro are in line with the budget phone status of most Tracfone smartphones. As we have mentioned, it is fairly similar to the LG Rebel 3 and LG Fiesta 2.

But let's take a closer look at some of the key features in our full review.

Tracfone LG Premier Pro Review

Touchscreen
The screen on the LG Premier Pro is 5.3" and has a resolution of 1280x720. The display is bright and clear, but nothing beyond similar phones in this price range. What is a little unique on the Premier Pro is the curved screen which wraps back to connect with the frame and leads to a more unique look.

Many smartphones come with screens somewhere between 5" and 5.5", so the Premier Pro is right in the middle. It has a larger screen than the LG Rebel 3 and Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro, but a smaller screen than the LG Fiesta 2, LG Stylo 3 and Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro.

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Tracfone LG Premier Pro
Internal Specs - Processor, RAM and Storage
Featuring what appears to be the new started for Tracfone smartphones, the Premier Pro has 16 GB internal storage, 2 GB RAM and a 1.4 Ghz quad-core processor. These specs are in line with other similar models and provide good performance and enough storage for a variety of apps. There is also a MicroSD card sot for up to 2 TB additional storage which is great for those who may want to load additional media or information.

For some ideas on apps to use, see our List of the Best Android Apps for Tracfone.

Camera
The Rear 8 MP camera comes with auto focus, flash, and HD video shooting capability. The front 5 MP shooter has selfie lighting, and a wide angle to help get everyone in the shot. The camera on the LG Premier Pro is enough to capture moments to share with family and friends, but is not all that impressive when comparing to some of the other camera phones on the market.

If you are looking for a budget phone with a great camera, the newly released Moto G6 might be a great option.

Battery
Battery life on the Premier Pro is fairly good with a 2880mAh battery (non-removable) included. The newer Android OS uses a combination of battery saving features to help conserve power when the phone is not in use. This phone should last the day with low to moderate use, and if running out of power is a concern, consider a car charger or external battery pack. like the Anker 10,000 mAh pack which can recharge your phone several times.

Android OS
The Premier Pro comes with Android 7.1 Nougat which is the latest version of the OS at this time. It has a variety of improvements over past versions both for security and usability.

Tracfone smartphones can't receive OS updates, so whatever OS version your phone comes with it will be stuck with so getting a phone with a more recent OS version is usually  a good idea. It is expected that Android 8.0 Oreo will be available soon.

Triple Minutes
Although Tracfone officially says that phones released after April 2017 do not include Triple Minutes for Life, they have been offering a promotion for new phone activation which gave triple minutes as a bonus.

For more on this, see our post on Tracfone Ends Triple Minutes for Life.

Time to see how the Premier Pro stacks up to the other smartphones from Tracfone.

LG Premier Pro Comparison to LG Rebel 3/LG Fiesta 2

The Premier Pro is quite similar to several other LG smartphones released by Tracfone with mostly small differences between them. We will provide a quick list of these phones to illustrate the differences:

LG Rebel 3 - 5" screen, 5 MP camera, 1.1 Ghz quad core processor (See Review)
LG Premier Pro - 5.3" screen, 8 MP camera, 1.4 Ghz quad core processor
LG Fiesta 2 - 5.5" screen, 13 MP camera, 1.4 Ghz quad core processor (See Review)
LG Stylo 3 - 5.7" screen, 13 MP camera, 1.4 Ghz quad core processor (See Review)

Each phone comes with 16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM and Android 7.1 Nougat.

The Premier Pro is also comparable to the Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro, but Luna Pro has a smaller screen, older OS, only 1.5 GB RAM and was released almost a year ago.

LG Premier Pro Conclusion and Where to Buy

The LG Premier Pro is another budget smartphone offered by Tracfone that has a good balance of features and specs, but is not spectacular. For users considering the LG Rebel 3 or Fiesta 2, this is another possibility.

Although the amount of internal storage and RAM is pretty good for a budget phone, we are seeing more and more phones in this category with 32 GB storage and 3 GB or more of RAM. Most of these phones are under $100 but will have to be used with Tracfone BYOP as they are not directly available through Tracfone. The Moto G Plus (5th gen) is currently $189 and has an octa core processor, 32 GB Storage and 2 GB RAM.

Where to Buy the Premier Pro

The LG Premier Pro is currently available at through HSN and QVC with an airtime bundle which is a great deal.

See the LG Premier Pro on HSN with Airtime Bundle
See the LG Premier Pro on QVC with Airtime Bundle
Also find the LG Premier Pro on Amazon with $40 airtime bundle

For more specific details on this phone, see the LG Premier Pro User Manual. An interactive tutorial is available as well.

That concludes our review of the Premier Pro. We hope you found this information useful. Leave a comment below with any thoughts or questions!

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4 comments :

Anonymous said...

I just purchased one of these from HSN to replace my LG Fiesta as my service time was nearly gone. To my surprise, I discovered tonight that LG *has* provided an update for it which brings it up from security patch level 2017.12.01 to 2018.03.01. I won't be holding my breath for further updates, though...

kasha baxter said...

callled tracfone, tried using 2018 code for extra texts but lady said it was only meant for the phone it was sent to. that i could look at their site for codes/offers.3

im have a moto e6 plus . bought at motorola site for less than $200. best smart phone ever--large, great battery, lasts days, [ though i don't talk much, just text].

they say camera not that good, but i am a photographer and though i don't use this professionally, its fine for social media.

barbie fursty said...

I believe the Stylo 3 is better but you mention there will be a new android 8 soon. I wonder if it's worth waiting for and price.

Unknown said...

Can I actually use it with a German sim card?