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LG are rapidly becoming the brand name to watch if you’re looking for a great phone at a great price. Their newest offering is the LG G3, and it’s a whopper of a phone. With supreme specs, great features and a truly sleek and modern design, the LG G3 is everything that we look for in a top end phone. Power and beauty? You can have it all.
What should you be getting excited about? What about a huge 5.5 inch high res screen? Or maybe that awesome 2.5 GHz of processing power? Perhaps it’s the sheer beauty of the slim, sleek metal build body? There’s just so much to love about the LG G3 that it’s difficult to know where to start. But what we’re certain about is that the G3 is one of the top Androids around right now.
The LG G3 is slim and sexy, which already makes it a viable choice for many customers. The body is a new “metal film” design which incorporates metal and plastic into the back panelling, allowing the G3 to have that premium hand feel as well as the great connectivity that plastic casings offer. It feels amazing in the hand, the slight arc shape making it safe and secure, and though it’s a tad heavier than the Samsung Galaxy S5, for example, it feels much sturdier and less flimsy.
Going under the hood you’re looking at some impressive internal specs too. A huge upgrade from the LG G2, the G3 has plenty of processing power and RAM as well as a great on board camera and some spiffy new features.
The new design profile plus those spec upgrades mean that the LG G3 is really a top class phone, far more than its predecessor the LG G2 was. This is a serious phone for serious customers, and for our money it’s one of the best Androids on shelves right now.
The first thing that you’re going to notice is the sheer size of the screen on the LG G3. It’s a full 5.5 inches in size, making it one of the biggest smartphones on the market at the moment. For you that means excellent viewing for videos, web pages or games, as well as comfortable on screen typing. The G3’s screen is much more than just its size though.
The G3 has what they’re calling a QHD display, which basically means it has absolutely monster resolution specs. You’re looking at a massive 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution along with an enormous 534 PPI. That means that the G3’s display is brighter, clearer, sharper and just plain better than any other model on the market right now.
Whether you’re watching HD video or simply reading a book on screen, the display on the G3 is an absolute joy, and is a step above even the Super AMOLED screens on Samsung Galaxy models.
Taking a quick look at the internals on the LG G3 immediately gives you the certainty that you’re looking at one of the most powerful machines available right now. It’s carrying a quad core 2.5 GHz processor, so speed is never going to be an issue here. RAM is 2 GB with the 16 GB model and 3 GB with the 32 GB model, but either way this is going to be a snappy, responsive mobile.
Yes, it’s an Android, but then aren’t nearly all of the great phones Androids these days? The LG G3 comes out of the box running the latest 4.4 Kit Kat operating system, so you’ll get access to a whole host of new Android features. Like what? Well, the new immersive mode is pretty impressive, giving you full screen video or text pages with no notification bars, and the improved voice control system lets you get really, well, hands off.
It’s tough to compete with the internal specs on the LG G3. There’s a reason that this is LG’s flagship phone, and the power under the hood will be more than enough to accomplish anything you need to do on your new smartphone.
The LG G3 comes with a 13 MP rear facing camera, which is fairly standard for a top end phone these days. But it’s got some nifty little extra features that you amateur photographers are going to love.
First up there’s laser auto focus. Yes, seriously. The LG G3 uses a rear facing laser to auto focus the camera, making it go from blurred to sharp in well under 0.3 seconds, in fact it’s the fastest camera focus on the market right now. You get a dual tone two LCD flash as well, for great, natural colours in your snaps.
There’s the usual host of modes and settings that you would expect on a phone camera these days, but the real selling point of the G3’s camera is that laser and flash. One small issue: zoom isn’t great. Zooming in does lead to a serious loss of picture quality, which is unfortunate here.
On the whole though, this is a serious camera, and that laser addition is not only incredibly cool, but gives you far better and faster picture taking.
Mobile memory is growing by leaps and bounds these days, and you’re no lonnger going to have to pay premium prices to get enough storage space for all your pics or your music collection. In terms of internal memory the LG G3 comes in either 16 GB or 32 GB versions. As mentioned above, that 32 GB version is going to give you more RAM, so it might be worth investing in.
Externally, you’re looking at a Micro SD card slot that’s going to up to 128 GB of extra memory. That’s an awful lot of storage space…
The LG G3 is coming with some nifty tricks up its sleeve as well. It does have wireless charging (incredibly difficult to add to a metal bodied phone, but LG have managed it), meaning you don’t need to be tied down to cables.
The phone has a concierge service, that offers you advice. It tells you to take an umbrella if rain is expected, for example, or prompts you to call back someone whose calls you missed. This is a function that learns over time what you like and don’t like and your regular habits, and is a little like having a robot butler in your pocket…
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|CDMA 800 / 1900 - CDMA version|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA version|
|4G Network||LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600|
|LTE - CDMA version|
|Dimensions||146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm (5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||149 g (5.26 oz)|
|Type||True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||1440 x 2560 pixels, 5.5 inches (~534 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Alert types||Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones|
|- Dolby mobile sound enhancement|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 128 GB|
|Internal||16 GB, 2 GB RAM/ 32 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|GPRS||Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps|
|Speed||HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 21 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL/ EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort), USB On-the-go, USB Host|
|Primary Camera||13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels, phase detection/laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality|
|Features||1/3'' sensor size, simultaneous video and image recording, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR|
|Video||Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., video stabilization, check quality|
|Secondary Camera||Yes, 2.1 MP, 1080p@30fps|
|OS||Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8975AC Snapdragon 801|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|Colors||Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, Burgundy Red|
|- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|- SNS applications|
|- MP4/DviX/XviD/H.264/H.263/WMV player|
|- MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/WMA player|
|- Photo viewer/editor|
|- Document viewer|
|- Voice memo/dial/commands|
|- Predictive text input|
|Battery||Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|
LG’s new G3 is an amazing example of what a smart phone can be, and for the first time the company is really competing at the top end of the market. Huge processing power, huge screen, cool new features, what more could you ask for in a flagship phone?
All the usual suspects are there too, including full 4G compatibility, the latest in Bluetooth support and solid WiFi connectivity too. All in all, you’re looking at a very high class mobile indeed.
What would we change? That’s a tough question. We might add a little more battery power, since that QHD screen sucks the juice out of a battery pretty fast. We’d like better zoom function on the camera too. That’s pretty much it though. The LG G3 is an amazing phone and it’s pretty close to perfection.
by Dan Forster, Mobile Phone Expert
Dan is our mobile phone review expert helping customers make better buying decisions. With a passion for technology and taking things apart Dan single-handedly reviews all the phones listed on the TigerMobiles.com website.