LG G3 Review

Tue 6 Jan 2015

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Welcome to the 2014 LG G3 is the latest top end phone from a company we have ignored for the simple reason that they didn’t make any decent phones. After looking at the L70 we decided to review the G3 version and glad we did.

Looking at the specifications the G3 best even the Samsung S5 in the some important categories but of course a phone is more than just a list of parts specs. Being a new release (July 2014) the recommended retail price RRP of the LG G3 is a $750 which is quite expensive but also reasonable considering it’s specifications and that other top range phones are about the same price too.

In terms of construction the LG G3 is very very good. Sure it’s mainly plastic/metal coating but its it impressive to look at, more so than iphone, HTC One, Galaxy 5S etc.. However once in the hand it does have the feel of expense but missing that extra solid feel that Nokia can do, HTC that other metal constructed phones have. Nevertheless it still feels great to hold and very well made.

In terms of use the LG G3 is a standard Android OS experience with few specific enhancements. Thanks to the App Store you can essentially get any additional functionality or change the appearance any time you want. We like having the microSD slot since transferring data to a new phone very easy.

To conclude our short review the LG G3 is a feature packed and highly competitive smartphone. It has all the benefits and problems associated with being Android based. As a result only it’s hardware design differentiates it from the rest and it does succeed. It’s a good looking phone but there are other very good looking phones else where too. It needs something special to separate it from the rest.

Specifications

  • LG G3
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    Tri-band 3G 850/900/2100
    Penta-band 4G 700/800/900/1800/2600
  • Design
    Touch screen
  • L146.3 x W74.5 x D.8.9 mm
  • Weight 149 grams
  • Display
    5.5 inch 2560 x 1440
  • Camera
    13MP
    Dual LED Flash
    Laser Autofocus
    2.1MP 2nd forward facing camera
  • Video Camera
    2010p 30 fps 1080p or 60 fpsHD
    2.1MP Video phone camera
  • Connectivity
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth V4
    NFC
    USB
  • CPU
    Quad core 2.2 Ghz
    Separate Andreno 330 Graphics CPU
  • Memory
    2Gig RAM
    Up to 16 Gig for user
    Up to 128Gig micro-SD expansion
  • Features
    Wireless charging
    Removable battery
    A-GPS and GLONASS
    FM Radio with RDS
    Wireless charging
    Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
    Up to  23.5 Days Standby
    Up to 21 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    Approx $750 AUD August 2014 (Outright)

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