July 21, 2020

LG Premier Pro Plus (L455DL) Tracfone Review

LG Premier Pro Plus Review - Tracfone Smartphone

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Tracfone LG Premier Pro Plus Review

The LG Premier Pro Plus, newly available with Tracfone in 2020, has a big, 6.1" screen, 32 GB internal storage, 2 GB RAM, Android 9 and dual rear cameras. 

While Tracfone offers a wide variety of smartphones from different manufactures, the Premier Pro Plus is the latest LG phone from Tracfone since 2019 when we saw the LG Solo LTE and LG Journey

It offers increased internal storage compared to the Solo and Journey, although all three only have 2 GB RAM. The Premier Pro Plus does have the largest screen of the trio. 

Tracfone offers a number of other smartphones with 32 GB internal storage including the Samsung Galaxy A20 and Moto G Optimo MAXX. See all the new devices in our Latest list of Tracfone Smartphones.

Let's look at the pro's and con's for the L455DL

LG Premier Pro Plus Quick Facts

What we Like
32 GB internal storage
Duel rear camera
Octa-core processor
Reasonable price

What we Don't Like
Only 2 GB RAM

There are a number of great features and improvements on the Premier Pro Plus (although we wouldn't count the long name as one), such as the increased storage over previous LG phones, the Octa-core processor and the dual rear camera setup. But we also still see the same amount of RAM as phones from several years ago which isn't all that exciting.

How will the Premier Pro Plus stack up and is it worth an upgrade? Let's get into he full list of specs to find out.

Tracfone LG Premier Pro Plus (L455DL) Features and Specs

Below are the features, followed by the technical specs.
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 4G LTE Coverage
  • WiFi
  • GPS
  • Accelerometer
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Alarm Clock
  • Access to over 1 Million Apps on Google Play Store
  • Voicemail, Caller ID, Call Waiting
  • SMS/MMS
LG Premier Pro Plus Technical Specs
  • Size: 6.15" x 2.92" x 0.34" and 6.1 OZ
  • Camera: Dual Rear camera 13 MP and 5 MP wide angle with front: 8 MP selfie camera
  • Screen: 6.1" HD+ 1560x720 display
  • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Octa-core Processor (Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762)
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB (Up to 2 TB additional storage via Micro SD card)
  • Battery: 3,500 mAh (non-removable) with 17.5hrs talk time, 12 days standby
The manufacturer of the Premier Pro Plus is one of the largest electronics companies in the world with cell phones one of their strengths. LG has a variety of different phones ranging from budget to flagship and a number of them are compatible with the Tracfone BYOP program (such as the powerful LG G8).

Looking through the specs on the L455DL we see some nice improvements over previous LG models including the larger HD+ touchscreen and octa-core processor. However, some of the specs, such as the RAM, don't seem to be a significant improvement over last years models such as the Journey or Solo.

Let's get into the full review to find out.

Tracfone LG Premier Pro Plus Review

Touchscreen
The Premier Pro Plus comes with a 6.1" HD+ display that has a resolution of 1560x720 for a pixel density of about 282. While the pixel density is about average, the screen itself is big and bright for a budget phone. A nice upgrade over older models. There is a pronounced notch in the top of the screen for the front facing camera.
LG Premier Pro Plus review and specs
LG Premier Pro Plus front and back view

Internal Specs - Storage, Processor and RAM
A decent amount of internal storage space comes with the Premier Pro Plus, as we have seen on most of the new phones Tracfone has been releasing. Of the 32 GB of space, about 16 GB are actually usable. There is also a MicroSD card slot for expanding the storage.

The Octa-core 2.0 Ghz processor is a mid-level chip that balances performance with price. It is capable of running the dual-rear cameras smoothly, and handling most games and apps without issues.

Where the Premier Pro Plus might struggle a little is with multitasking and resource intensive applications. That's because it only has 2 GB RAM. 

Camera
The LG Premier Pro Plus has a dual-rear camera setup on the back of the phone along with an LED flash. The cameras, one a 13 MP and the other a 5 MP wide shooter, have fast autofocus and a variety of shooting modes including portrait and HDR. On the front is an 8 MP camera with facial recognition and more.


Battery
On the Premier Pro Plus we see a 3,500 mAh battery that is non-removable. Nothing too surprising or interesting when it comes to the battery other than the USB Type-C charging port. It has decent performance at 17.5 hrs talk time, and 12 days standby. It might not make it through a full day on a single charge with heavy use. For those looking for a phone with significant battery life, look into the Moto G Optimo MAXX.

Android OS
The LG L455DL comes shipped with Android 9 Pie. It's a relatively recent version of the OS but we hope to see an upgrade available for Android 10 as some other devices have been getting on Tracfone.

See our List of the Best Apps for Android to get the most form your phone!

Overall Design
LG has made some nice design improvements for the Premier Pro Plus with a metal frame design, 2.5D Arc Glass and an overall sleek look compared to previous generations. It doesn't have the same look or feel as more expensive models, but it also doesn't look like a cheap budget phone.

Located on the back is the fingerprint sensor, and on the bottom are the charging port and 3.5mm headphone jack.

Conclusion
With the LG Premier Pro Plus we see a nice, large screen, good performance and storage, and a decent camera. It is not the most powerful phone, but performs pretty well. For LG fans it will make a nice upgrade over older smartphones. Just be aware that Tracfone might release some other LG phones, like the Stylo 5, sometime later this year.

There are several other recent phones from Tracfone that offer bigger screens, longer battery life, or better performance. The Samsung Galaxy A20 or Moto G Optimo MAXX or two such devices.

Also consider taking a look at our list of the Best Tracfone Smartphones to see what is at the top of the line.

Where to Buy the LG Premier  Pro Plus

There are currently a few online places to get the Premier Pro Plus, with some options including airtime bundles that usually make for the best overall deal.

Get the LG Premier Pro Plus on HSN with airtime bundle for $99

We will add more options as they become available.

Tracfone LG Premier Pro Plus User Manual and Tutorials


Get the LG Premier Pro Plus User Manual to learn more about this phone by following the link (PDF).

Also view the Device Tutorials for additional testing or questions. 

That concludes our review of the LG Premier Pro Plus from Tracfone. We hope you found it useful and leave a comment with any thoughts or questions.

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