LG G3, QHD Flaghship

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LG G3The smartphone world is currently welcoming another flagship at its gates, this time coming from LG. As Sony and Samsung had already thrown in their best warriors, it was about time for a new champion to come on board and challenge them with some awesome skills and top-notch specifications. I’m talking about the LG G3, their third and most impressive flagship from the well-known series, a real powerhorse meant to maintain and even rise the company’s reputation regarding smartphones, having a lot of great offerings under its hood and a gorgeous design that will certainly turn a few heads. Follow the next review and find out exactly what it brings and if it’s worthy of your money.
In terms of appearance, the LG G3 is slightly bigger than its predecessor, measuring 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm and having a weight of 149 grams. These measurings are more than reasonable for a device that carries a 5.5 inches display, if you’ll carefully look at it in the pictures, you’ll surely notice what an amazing job has been done with minimizing the bezels. Even though it’s an all-plastic device, the G3 certainly has a premium feel due to its elegant and appealing design, which consists in a faux aluminum texture that looks and feels very nice. The only thing arguable about it is its size, which can be too much for some of you, but if you’re already used to handling smartphone giants such as this one over here, you’ll have no such issues.
The frontal part of the thin body is occupied by a 5.5 inches TRUE HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen that offers a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, a pixel density of 534 ppi and is protected by the latest and greatest from Corning: Gorilla Glass 3. The image quality is excellent, with vibrant colors, good contrast and very wide viewing angles, yet the sunlight legibility leaves something to be desired due to the reflective screen. It’s, by no means, unusable under direct sunlight, but it could’ve been better.
When browsing through the LG G3, you’ll be greeted by Android 4.4.2 KitKat which has been customized with LG’s own Optimus skin, which is extremely friendly and good looking, noticeably improving the overall user experience. Which is wonderful, by the way. The interface has been optimized for an easier handling of the large screen.
The handset is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8975A Snapdragon 801 chipset, holding a quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM for the version with 16GB of internal storage or 3 GB for the 32 GB one. Having these specs, the LG G3 is a powerful performer, yet stands behind some other flagships out there due to its 1440p display. Nevertheless, you won’t be feeling any hiccups coming from it when “abusing” it with a lot of tasks.
For taking pictures, the LG G3 comes loaded with a really wonderful 13 megapixels camera which has optical stabilization, laser and phase detection autofocus, a dual-LED flash for helping in low light conditions, a 1/3” sensor and much more. The image quality provided by this snapper is excellent, with accurate colors and a high amount of resolved details. It’s one of the best out there, actually.
The video camera is also great, being able to offer some beautiful 4K videos, or 1080p at 30 fps and 720p @ 120 fps for slow motion clips. There’s also a secondary 2.1 MP camera on board.
LG G3 laysAt the connectivity department, the LG G3 comes packed with a lot of goodies, having support for quad-band GSM, GPRS and EDGE, quad-band 3G, LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and LE, NFC, microUSB 2.0 with USB On-the-go support. There’s also an infra-red port for turning your handset into a remote control and handling your electronics with the Q Remote application.
Surfing the web is a pleasure on the LG G3’s large screen. For doing so, you can choose between using the standard Android browser or Google Chrome, which is also on board. Both of them offer extensive settings and features for improving your experience, which is nothing short of wonderful, as the pages are loaded fast and look great on the big & spacious display.
Some other excellent and useful features found in the LG G3’s basket full of goodies are Google Now, your own personal assistant, a GPS receiver with support for A-GPS and GLONASS, Google Maps for navigation, the File Manager app for managing your files, the Android Device Manager for finding/ringing/locking your device if it gets misplaced or stolen. The video and audio players are also some excellent performers, offering a plethora of features for enhancing your experience. The video and audio quality is great.
The LG G3 is kept alive by a 3,000 mAh battery and will need a recharge at every two days or even more if using it moderately.
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4 Responses to “LG G3, QHD Flaghship”

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  3. Julie Says:

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