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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

LG G3 review


The Good The LG G3 has solid call quality and LTE data speeds, a great camera, a brilliantly sharp display, a snappy quad-core processor, and a flat UI that makes Android 4.4 look good. LG's flagship has also improved on the previous model -- the new G3 comes with a removable battery and microSD card slot, both things the G2 lacked.
The Bad The new QHD display with its 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution is quite a power hog, so the phone will barely last you a day without a charge.
The Bottom Line Possessing the right blend of features and design, the G3 finally gives LG the right phone with which to challenge Korean rival Samsung.

PROS
·         Vivid display
·         Solid performance
·         Good battery life
·         Great camera
CONS
·         Might be too big for some

·         Some unnecessary software additions
LG G3
Dimensions
146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm (curved)
Weight
5.26 oz. (149g)
Screen size
5.5 inches
Screen resolution
2,560 x 1,440 (534 ppi)
Screen type
IPS LCD
Battery
3,000mAh Li-Ion (removable)
Internal storage
32GB
External storage
Up to SDXC standard/2TB theoretical
Rear camera
13MP with OIS
Front-facing cam
2.1
Video capture
3,840 x 2,160 (4K)/30 fps
NFC
Yes
Radios
SK Telecom/ Korean Model:
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900)
UMTS/HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps (850/900/1900/2100)
LTE (800/1800/2600)
Bluetooth
v4.0
SoC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
CPU
2.5GHz quad-core
GPU
Adreno 330
RAM
3GB
Multimedia
SlimPort/DLNA
WiFi
Dual-band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Wireless Charging
Yes
Operating system
Android 4.4.2 (near stock)

Software features from LG
The G3 comes with a redesigned Android 4.4 user interface (UI) that's very clean and flat. This new look is very familiar -- I've seen similar UIs from Asus and HTC, but that's not to say that LG's efforts are copies. According to LG, the G3's UI has been tweaked to keep things simple; instead of adding more features with each iteration, LG has decided to pare it down somewhat.
For example, instead of having 16 camera modes, LG checked its data and got rid of the modes that were used less than 1 percent of the time, leaving just four of the more frequently selected ones.

To enhance the user experience, LG has added a Smart Notice box that gives advice on what's happening around you as well as reminders to return calls. I like the weather tip -- it lets me know when to expect rain, so I can pack an umbrella when I leave the office. This is really useful for me as someone who lives in a tropical country with a very fickle weather.
Like Samsung's S5, the G3 now has a built-in fitness tracker, called LG Health. It tracks your steps, as well as keeping a record of your other activities such as jogging or cycling.








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