LG G3 Review
Having a smartphone in this day and age is just as important as wearing pants outside, if not more. Of course much like pants, there are many different kinds of smartphones out there-you just have to find one that fits you perfectly. Keeping that in mind, LG’s latest flagship smartphone, the G3, maybe the one for you.
For a long time, the high-end smartphone market has been a straight up shootout between HTC and Samsung, with LG casting a distant forlorn shadow. But now with the release of first the G2 and now the G3, LG is right back in the midst.
The first thing you notice when you pick up the G3 is its stunning display. The Gorilla Glass 3 protected 5.5 inch QHD has a pixel density of 538 PPI and a whopping 1440×2560 resolution. Not as bright as its contemporaries, the G3’s screen does provide amazing clarity, making it perfect for videos and games. As for design, LG has recognized the problems users face whilst using larger phones, and so has placed the power and volume buttons at the back, just below the camera, making them easier to reach. The curvature design means it fits easily in your palm. The G3 has a metallic skin, which in layman’s terms means it is made of plastic, but has a polished metallic look.
In terms of memory, the 16GB version of the G3 comes with a 2GB RAM while the 32GB version packs in 3GB of RAM with a microSD slot allowing you to expand storage to up to 128GB. Despite initial rumors of an octa-core process, LG has gone for a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor instead. The quad-core processor is clocked up to 2.5 GHz, which is far superior compared to its major rivals. Thus, you can expect fast, nifty and lag-free performance most of the time.
The 13MP primary camera comes with laser autofocus which is intended to shave time off of taking pictures. LG has tried to keep things simple when it comes to the camera. This works, for the most part. Options such as shutter speed can be easily accessed from the menu. The 2.1MP front-camera will be a delight to the selfie-generation as the screen goes partially white when flash is required. The camera though isn’t particularly good in low-light.
G3 is equipped with dual-band Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC and an Infrared transmitter. It also supports faster 4G connections. A removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery provides decent backup with talk-time of up to 19h (2G). Although, the G3’s spectacular screen does drag it down slightly when it comes to battery life.
The LG G3 rocks Android KitKat right out of the box which can be upgraded to Lollipop. The interface has a simplistic flat-tiled look. It’s smooth and less cluttered than its predecessors. The bright color schemes provide a cheerful experience while the customizable keyboard is a joy to use.
Cheaper than its competitors, the LG G3 packs just as strong a punch as the rest of them. Weighing in at 149g, the G3 is definitely worth the money.