LG G3 - Hands on Review

LG has not been really discrete about its 2014 flagship the LG G3 in the recent past, but now its officially been revealed. LG seem to have built a real contender, improving on its predecessor the much acclaimed G2. The back power button found in last year’s flagship has made a triumphant return and sits nicely at the back of the device. The device’s body is made up of metal and plastic , reason for not making it full metal is  due to the fact that Qi wireless charging devices would be compatible.

Display

LG G3 - Hands on Review

LG G3 comes with a 5.5 inch Quad HD IPS Display which has a resolution of (2560×1440), four times the resolution of a Full HD display (1920×1080). The display has a 538 ppi pixel density, making it one of the sharpest display’s out there in the market currently.

Under the hood

 

LG G3 - Hands on Review

The G3 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 801 Quad-core processor which clocks at around 2.5 Ghz. The LG G3 will come in two variants a 16GB and a 32GB version, but that is not all the difference, the 16GB will have 2GB DDR3 RAM, while the latter will be sporting 3GB of RAM.  The beast is powered by a removable 3000 mAh battery, which may come in handy considering the amount of juice the smartphone  would require to live up to its full potential. If memory is your forte, then you will be happy to know that a microSD card slot is available, which can support upto 128GB of storage.

Camera

LG G3 - Hands on Review

The LG G3 has a 13MP shooter at the back and it is everything which a top notch flagship device’s camera should be like, plus more! The G3’s camera has a sensor right beside it, that is a LASER BLASTER, now what would be a laser blaster be doing next to a camera one would think. Well the answer is, it uses a a technology called “laser auto focus” which helps the user takes focused pictures fast, and it is very fast!

LG G3 - Hands on Review

The camera also has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), and Dual LED Flash which is always useful. Other than that it has face detection, HDR etc.  Now lets talk about recording videos, the G3 can record videos upto 2K resolution with stereo sound recording. The device sports a 2.1MP front camera for all your selfie pleasures as well.

LG G3 Smart Features

 

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The LG G3 runs on the latest Android 4.4, KitKat OS, with its own theme wrapped over it. The UI has been given a nice little overhaul, which complements the very sharp display the device has. Old favorites such as Knock On and Q-slide return with new features such as:

Smart Keyboard: The keyboard learns your typing habits, so it is able to predict the next word over time. You can also customize keys, to whatever you use daily. This option will make typing much simpler.

Smart Notice: Here is LG’s very own personal assistant app, like S Voice or Siri, it can tell you the weather, remind you if you missed a call, so on and so forth. The personal assistant will get much smarter the more you use it.

Smart Security: This feature basically helps secure your device from prying eyes or if your device gets lost or stolen you can always remotely wipe your device clean via the Kill Switch option.

LG G3 - Hands on Review

 Full Specifications

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 801 (up to 2.5GHz Quad-Core)
  • Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)
  • Memory: 16/32GB eMMC ROM / 2/3GB DDR3 RAM / microSD slot (128GB max)
  • Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus / Front 2.1MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Size: 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm
  • Weight: 149g
  • Network: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X), NFC, SlimPort, A-GPS/Glonass, USB 2.0
  • Color: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, Burgundy Red
  • Other: Smart Keyboard, Smart Notice, Knock CodeTM , Guest Mode, etc.

The device is set to come in multiple colors: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet and Burgundy Red. It has already started shipping all around the world since May 28th.  The device no doubt is a beast of a device, with a QHD display to top it of. The device in my opinion can easily stand toe to toe with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the HTC M8. So are you interested in getting your hands on one? Do let us know with your comments.

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