LG G3 Smartphone – Specs, Features and Price

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The race to creating a sharper and bigger screen seems to be a never ending cycle when it comes to smartphones. The manufacturers seem to want to cram the pixels in the devices to the point where it becomes hard to notice any difference. The LG G3 is one of the latest additions to smartphones with large screens. This is the first smartphone to come with a Quad HD display which uses more pixels than you would find in a laptop, but it avails it in a 5.5 inch screen. The resolution stands at 2,560 x 1,440, which is equivalent to 538 pixels per inch. This beats the pixels per inch in an iPhone 5S, which offers 326 pixels per inch. This makes the LG G3 not just sharp, but extremely sharp.

The LG G3 is the successor of the LG G2, which was voted as the gadget of the year 2013. So, how exactly does the LG G3 differ from its predecessor the LG G2?

The Build

The G3 is a big phone, but it is hard to tell just from holding it. It comes with a 5.5 inch screen, which is 0.3 inches bigger than the 5.2 inch screen in the G2. Regardless of the size of the screen, it fits perfectly into this phone as the front side of the phone is almost all glass. It is also easy to use and hold despite the size of the screen.

The phone’s rear is covered with a plastic casing which is made from 80% polycarbonate and 20% metal material. This gives the phone a premium look. The G3 is also lighter than the Z2 or the M8 and comes with a removable back cover. This can allow for swapping batteries and accessing the microSD slot. It also comes with a microUSB port. The G3 also comes with sophisticated volume and power controls, which are easier to locate compared to the G2 versions.

The Display

This phone boasts a 2K sharp display. It is sharper than most of its rivals with 2560 x 440 pixels on its IPS+ panel. It is easy to notice how fine the display is especially at the edge of the app icons compared to those in the Galaxy S5, Sony Experia Z or the HTC One (M8). Placed side by side, with any of its rivals, anyone can clearly see the difference in screen clarity immediately. For the color, the G3 goes for a more natural look. It beams out crystal clear videos, images and text.


The LG G3 comes with a quad-core Snapdragon 801 QUALCOMM processor that runs at 2.5GHz and 3 GB RAM, as well as 32 GB mass storage. This is slightly higher than the engine power in the G2. Web browsing using this device is a breeze. It offers a 4G connection and can handle full HD films.

The OS

This gadget comes with a simple and clean Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) operating system. This makes the interface easy to use. You will notice significant changes in the notifications screen as there is less clutter and the cartoonish icons found in the G2 are not present. The operating system comes with features like Smart Clean, Smart Notice and LG health among other interesting features.


The device comes with the 16 GB and 32 GB variants which range from $775 to $825. The device should be available for purchase from July 16 but is available on preorder at $849.99.

The Verdict

The G3 comes as a surprise to many. It is quite a leap forward from its predecessor, and this is an advantage for most users. The only way it is inferior to the G2 is on battery life front since the most you can get from it is 15 hours.

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