LG G3 Review


The Smartphone market is witnessing interesting times with influx of refined high end models from phone manufacturing bigwigs. While Samsung and Apple are still at the top of the Smartphone market across the globe but only just. Other mobile manufacturing companies including LG are poised to score big especially with the launch of models like their high end flagship phone G3 launched in India last month. Launched at a price of Rs. 47,990 for the 16 GB variant, LG G3 is one of the high end phones available in the market today. Modeled on its earlier device the G2 which was not exactly a blockbuster hit, G3 seems to have been developed by the company keeping in mind the way consumers think while accepting or rejecting a high end Smartphone.

Design and Display:

The first thing that strikes about the design of the LG g3 is the continuation of the rear flap design initiated by LG. The volume rockers and power button is placed on the rear panel where the fingers naturally rest while holding the phone. This makes the phone easy to use and carry despite its big frame. The phone has a brushed metal finish giving it a premium look. The LG G3 is based on the flagship design of the G2 with a 5.5 inch screen. LG G3 is the first Smartphone of its kind in India that offers an Ultra HD resolution of 2560*1440. As a result the pixel density count for the LG G3 is a phenomenal 534 ppi. With an IPS LCD display panel, G3 offers great viewing angles as expected. The Ultra HD display gives the G3 an edge against some of its rivals including flagship devices from Samsung, Sony and HTC.

Specifications and Performance:

LG G3 offers a powerful performance armed with a 2.46 GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core chipset with 3GB of RAM. The phone has a 3200 mAh battery which ensures that the high pixel density screen and high end specifications of the phone are ably backed by a long battery life.

The phone offers a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front shooter. With full HD recording capabilities along with Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, DLNS, NFC support, LG g2 offers almost every high end specification available in the technological world today. LG G3 is one of the few devices offering 4G or LTE support along with support for Miracast. The Snapdragon 801 quad core chipset used in the LG G3 offers a power packed performance with phenomenal benchmarking test results.

Surprisingly test results were lower than other flagship models using similar chipset like the Samsung Galaxy s5 and HTC One M8. Video and gaming experience on the LG G3 is overwhelming with great viewing angles. The battery has the power to last a full day of medium usage. On a video loop test the battery of the LG G3 bypasses more than 8 hours.

Camera and Software Experience:

LG's G3 offers a 13 megapixel rear camera that has a laser autofocus system inbuilt with dual LED flash. The camera applications works in four modes including auto, magic focus, dual and panoramic views. The day time photographs are great as expected but the low light performance is equally impressive. The automatic HDR mode works great but people wanting to play around with the camera may find it a nuisance more than a helpful feature. Overall LG G3 camera offers optimum performance without creating much fuss on the camera application.

LG G3 Review