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LG Optimus G Series

LG G3 BeatProcessor: unknown, Mediatek MT6577, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Graphics Adapter: unknown, PowerVR SGX531, Qualcomm Adreno 305, Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.0 inch, 5.2 inch, 5.5 inch, 5.7 inch, 5.9 inch, 6.0 inch
Weight: 0.137kg, 0.149kg, 0.163kg, 0.17kg, 0.176kg, 0.2kg
Price: 299, 400, 549, 599, 799 euro
Average Score: 82.54% - good
Average of 106 scores (from 195 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 82%, features: 81%, display: 77%
mobility: 86%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 91%

 

LG G2

The LG G2 is the latest offering from LG, built to compete with the best selling devices out there. LG have taken an interesting risk by placing buttons on the back of the device. The power button, volume up, and volume down buttons on the back of the device force users to adjust their natural hand position. However, LG have cleverly reduced the need to reach around to the back. A quick double tap on the touchscreen will wake the device and locking and returning it to sleep can also be done from the screen. The volume buttons also double up as zoom or shutter buttons in camera mode. Another outstanding feature is the screen. The device itself is similar in size to the top of the line devices out there, but the screen has been enlarged to a beautiful 5.2-inch, 1080p IPS screen. The front of the device is almost all screen, with barely there bezels, and only minimal space at the bottom for the LG logo.

The smartphone is powered by the quad core 2.26 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm with 2GB of RAM. Graphics are provided by the improved Adreno 330 graphics processor, all of which amounts to a device that can load and render the most demanding apps with ease. To top it all off, despite the vast performance under the hood, battery life is outstanding - being able to easily last a day and a half of medium to light use, which only one other device (the Moto X) out there can compete with nowadays. The LG G2 is a remarkable device that easily beats the competition in many aspects.

Specifications

LG G2Notebook: LG G2
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: LG homepage
 G2 (Model)

Average Score: 87.09% - good
Average of 33 scores (from 50 reviews)

 

86% Review LG G2 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Cutting-edge innovator. This smartphone wants to boost itself to the forefront of our Top 10 with awesomely swift hardware and rearranged physical buttons. The LTE phone has a good chance of accomplishing that with the Snapdragon 800 and a Full HD IPS screen. However, it must first overcome a few obstacles.
LG G2 vs G3 comparison: why you should upgrade to the new flagship Android smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The G3 has a 5.5in screen with and impressive 2560x1440 resolution. It’s hardly bigger than the G2 overall, which has a 5.2in ‘Full HD’ screen - and is actually thinner at 8.9mm versus 9.1mm
video review
Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 06/12/2014
LG G2 vs LG G3 comparison review: Can the G3 live up to the G2's example as 'the best smartphone money can buy'?
Source: PC Advisor English
We loved - strike that - still love the LG G2, so we're pleased to find the LG G3 is a solid upgrade to the G2. It has a faster processor, an improved camera and the ability to expand the phone's internal storage with a microSDXC card, plus it beats all its rivals with a quad-HD screen and good value for money.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2014
LG G2 vs iPhone 5s smartphone comparison review: LG G2 is a bargain, the iPhone 5s is a great phone
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The LG G2 is without a doubt a great deal. If you are in the market for an Android phone we can't recommend it enough. And you would save some money buying the LG over upgrading to the most recent high-end iPhone. But we think that your smartphone is worth more than the £200 saving the LG G2 represents over the iPhone 5s. Go for Android if that is what you want, but if like us you are dyed-in-the-wool iPhone users, the premium is worth paying.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2014
90% LG G2 review: The best smartphone you can buy
Source: PC Advisor English
LG has trumped the competition with the G2. The phone offers a combination of value for money with high-end features which we haven't seen from rival flagship devices. A great specification combined with impressive design and handy software features mean there's very little to dislike about this handset - only really the lack of a microSD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
100% LG G2 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The LG G2 is an extremely impressive handset in many ways. The screen is superb, the phone feels compact despite its large display, and its camera and battery life are astounding. We’re not keen on the rear-mounted buttons, but like LG's software modifications. The only thing keeping it from an award is the lack of a microSD card slot - not a problem if you don’t load your phone with films and games, but not having expandable storage will be a deal-breaker for some.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
LG’s G2: The phondleslab that wants you to TOUCH ITS BEHIND
Source: Reg Hardware English
If you can live with the fixed battery and equally fixed storage, the G2 is a rather impressive bag of tricks. It’s surprisingly small and svelte for something with a 5.2-inch screen and that screen is a very good example of the breed. The battery is usefully larger – to the tune of 400mAh – than that fitted to the Galaxy S4, and the camera is one of the best fitted to any Android smartphone. The stand-out feature, though, are those rear-mounted controls, which really do make this large handset much easier to use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2013
LG G2
Source: Home Electronic - Heft Nr. 12 (Dezember 2013) English
Wer sich für das LG G2 entscheidet, erhält ein Android-Smartphone mit Top-Hardware. Über das eher lieblose ‚Look & Feel‘ kann man sich mit dem im Vergleich zur Konkurrenz günstigeren Preis hinwegtrösten.
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Snapdragon 800 Powered
Source: Hot Hardware English
The G2 is LG's attempt to dethrone the Galaxy S4, or at least produce a handset that rivals it in every meaningful way. The company has definitely accomplished that goal. The G2 is tremendously powerful, has a battery that can easily last a full day even with extensive use, offers a brilliant new position for the power and volume rocker switches, and touts one of the nicest mobile displays we've ever seen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2013
85% LG G2 Review
Source: Techspot English
From the spec sheet to the final product, it’s clear that the G2 is LG’s best effort yet. The company has gone all-out to pack the handset with brutally fast, top-end hardware alongside a strong suite of software features that rivals the Samsung Galaxy S4. At the end of the day, the LG G2 is serious competition to other high-end smartphones on the market, and its wide array of features make it a fine choice for nearly anyone’s needs.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Review: LG G2 - In A Galaxy Of Its Own
Source: Techtree.com English
The G2 can be purchased for Rs 40,000 (16 GB), and comes bundled with a complimentary QuickWindow Folio case. The 32 GB version will set you back by another 3000 rupees. The phone packs in an impressive display and a powerful processor. After a long time, LG has come up with a solid offering, and has also managed to outdo Samsung’s flagship phone, the GALAXY S4. So if you’re looking for a powerful smartphone with a large screen, the G2 is perfect for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% LG G2 (D802) 32GB Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The 16GB version of the G2 is priced at Rs 41,500 while the 32GB sits at Rs 44,500. Of course, you can find them for cheaper online which makes the G2 one of the most value for money flagships in the market. The lack of expandable storage is possibly the only major downside to this phone but if you make your peace with it, the G2 has all the bases covered. It’s very well built, blazing fast, has a gorgeous screen, has more gestures and features than you’ll ever need and very good battery life. Between this and the Sony Xperia Z1, I’d pick the G2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG G2: Mighty G2
Source: Inside HW English
When all is said and done, LG G2 is a powerhouse, pretty elegant and with nice dimensions and works incredibly fast, so it stands to reason that it won’t have a decent competitor on our market in the next few months, which by itself serves as a great recommendation for all enthusiasts.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2013
90% LG G2 review: The best smartphone you can buy
Source: PC Advisor English
LG has trumped the competition with the G2. The phone offers a combination of value for money with high-end features which we haven't seen from rival flagship devices. A great specification combined with impressive design and handy software features mean there's very little to dislike about this handset - only really the lack of a microSD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
90% LG G2 Review
Source: Think Digit English
LG has truly surprised us. The G2 is undoubtedly worthy of the flagship tag. A gorgeous display that leaves the rivals far behind, form factor that makes all other 5-inch smartphones feel some bit of shame, camera that does very well in low light conditions and the big battery will last you almost two days on a single charge. Perhaps, the only niggle is the weird power and volume key placement, but that isn't something you cannot get used to.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% LG G2 review
Source: Techradar English
As far as Android smartphones go, you can do no wrong with the LG G2. If you can live with the awful button placement - and we don't see why you can't learn to deal with it - you'll come to love this phone. The only thing that would've made this phone closer to perfection is if the buttons were placed where you'd normally find them, and where they're easier to reach.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
70% LG G2 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
T-Mobile has seriously beefed up its smartphone roster over the past year. The LG G2 now joins the likes of the Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One (all $99 down), giving T-Mobile shoppers plenty of great options. The two best reasons to snatch up the G2 are its blazing Snapdragon 800 processor and long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% LG G2 review
Source: T3 English
The G2 is, on paper, one of the best smartphones you can buy today. That of course though, only tells half of the story as in day-to-day usage the G2 does begin to show some of its shortcomings. Despite this there just aren't really any aspects of it that would make you actively choose the G2 over say the Galaxy S4 or the HTC One.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% LG G2 review
Source: Techradar English
As far as Android smartphones go, you can do no wrong with the LG G2. If you can live with the awful button placement - and we don't see why you can't learn to deal with it - you'll come to love this phone. The only thing that would've made this phone closer to perfect is if the buttons were placed where you'd normally find them, and where they're easier to reach.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% LG G2
Source: Laptop Mag English
Verizon shoppers seeking a powerhouse of a smartphone would be well advised to consider the $199 LG G2. Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor offers some of the fastest performance we've ever seen on an Android phone, and it lasted more than 9 hours on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
LG G2 Review
Source: Slashgear English
The LG G2 represents the best LG has to offer, including an innovative new way of thinking about the smartphone as a display at it’s core – everything else is pushed back both figuratively and literally. Even so, connectivity, sound, and camera technology couldn’t be better – they certainly all out-do previous LG devices, that’s for certain.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2013
70% LG G2 (AT&T) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The LG G2 is one powerhouse of a smartphone. Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor offers the fastest performance we've ever seen from an Android device, and this handset leverages that speed for serious multitasking. The G2 also benefits from very long battery life, lasting nearly 11 hours in our tests.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% LG G2 review: An Android phone like any other
Source: TechHive.com English
The G2 is packed with the latest top-tier hardware, and it features a long-lasting battery and a perfectly capable camera. But it’s beset by small problems—the crowded notifications screen, the awkward rear-facing buttons, its plain-Jane design. It makes you remember that LG is still missing the je ne sais quoi that sets other top phones apart from their competitors.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
LG G2 review
Source: Engadget English
The G2 took what I loved from the tablet-smartphone category, and crammed it into a regular smartphone. A big one, granted, but not an unnecessarily huge one. LG's smartphone screens are among the best, and its newest phone continues to lead its peers. This time around, however, it's got the battery to do it justice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2013
100% LG G2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
We can’t remember ever being particularly excited about an LG phone, but the G2 changed that when its specs were released, and to our great amazement the G2 is just as brilliant in the flesh as it is on paper. That’s largely educated guesswork, though, and in the here and now there’s one quite incredible thing that we know for sure - the LG G2 is the best smartphone in the world right now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% LG G2 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
If I had to boil it down, I would say that the LG G2 is excellent where it matters: super-responsive, amazing display, excellent battery life and very high photo quality. To me, these are the most important aspects of a smartphone, and the LG G2 hits a home run on everything that really matters. Beyond that, it is up to you to decide if the industrial design, graphic design, web services or carrier availability will work for you. If you end up choosing it, you would have made a damn fine choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG G2 smartphone comparison review - which is best: Galaxy S4 or LG G2?
Source: PC Advisor English
Our first impression is that we're super impressed with what LG has pulled out of the bag with the G2. Its got some seriously impressive specs which make it a real contender at the top of the smartphone market. We're keen to try out the quirky design so look out for a review soon.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2013
enorme Akkulaufzeit und gutes Gesamtpaket
Source: TechHive.com English
Wie ihr sicherlich schon bemerkt habt, bin ich mehr als angetan von diesem Gerät. Es bietet im Prinzip alles, was ein aktuelles Android-Smartphone benötigt: Eine enorm gute Akkulaufzeit, herausstechende Leistung sowie ein schickes und klares FullHD Display.
Positive: very good battery runtime; extraordinary performance; very good FullHD display
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2013
90% LG G2
Source: Ocaholic.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% LG G2
Source: Konsument.at - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% LG G2 (16 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
80% LG G2 Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
92% LG G2 (32 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 25/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 91%
86% LG G2 (32 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 81% mobility: 100%
93% LG G2 (16 GB)
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 93%
87% LG G2 (32 GB)
Source: Android Welt - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 82% features: 92% display: 85% mobility: 76%
LG G2
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
93% LG G2 (16 GB)
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 93%
91% LG G2 (16 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 91% mobility: 94%
93% LG G2
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 93%
LG G2
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
89% Hinten ist das neue Vorn
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 97%
85% LG G2 (32 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
98% LG G2
Source: SFT - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 98%
100% LG G2 (32 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
86% LG G2
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%
LG High-End Smartphone G2
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Positive: worthy flagship replacement; practical software functions; solid optical image stabilizer
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2014
Riesen-Smartphone mit innovativem Bedienkonzept
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: extraordinary voice quality, display and performance; very good camera and battery runtime; innovative handling Negative: poor loudspeakers; low-grade workmanship
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2013
Viel Bildschirm und Tasten an ungewöhnlicher Position
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Negative: not enough storage
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2013
95% So sieht ein Premium-Smartphone aus
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: recommendable new edition
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
Riesen-Smartphone mit innovativem Bedienkonzept
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: high class hardware; interesting design; useful software functions
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2013

 

LG Optimus G Pro Lite Dual D686

Specifications

LG Optimus G Pro Lite Dual D686Notebook: LG Optimus G Pro Lite Dual D686
Processor: Mediatek MT6577
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX531
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.163kg
Price: 299 euro
Links: LG homepage
 Optimus G Pro Lite Dual D686 (Model)

Average Score: 71.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

85% Review LG G Pro Lite Dual D686 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Slimming mania. The review sample's big brother completely convinced us in the editorial office. Users who were looking forward to a comparable version with a dual-SIM feature will, however, be disappointed. The South Korean manufacturer has slimmed down the tech specs to such an extent that neither smartphone has much in common apart from the screen size and name.
50% LG G Pro Lite Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The LG G Pro Lite is priced at Rs 22,990, however you can find it online for under Rs 20,000. At this price, the Sony Xperia C or even the Samsung Galaxy Grand make a much better buy than the G Pro Lite. The reason for this is that LG went overboard with the reductions, leaving us with a very underpowered and dated handset. The phone only scores well in terms of battery life and decent camera performance but falls flat in practically every other department. There’s no ambient light sensor, very low resolution display considering panel size, no NFC or GLONASS, an out-dated processor, limited functionality with LG apps and the list goes on. We recommed giving this phone a pass even after a price drop as you’re better off with offerings from Sony and Samsung in this range.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% LG Optimus G Pro Lite Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Optimus G Pro Lite is a pretty okay device and that "pretty okay" is not sufficient for me to recommend it over other phones such as the more expensive Nexus 4 or the much less expensive Xolo Q1000S, or the Nokia Lumia 720, for those not shackled to place by Android.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
86% LG G Pro Lite Dual im Test: Dual-SIM, großes Display und Stylus
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
90% Dualer Profi im XXL-Format
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 74% mobility: 98%
Note 3-Konkurrent mit zwei SIM-Schächten
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: XXL-display; dual SIM phone Negative: very weak performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2014

 

LG G Flex

The first thing anyone would notice about the LG G Flex is the arc that runs from the top of the device to the bottom. It would be easy to think of this feature as a gimmick, but the design is intended to create a more immersive experience for media consumption, improve ergonomics and improve screen visibility under sunlight. Oddly enough the LG G Flex was built to withstand attempts to flatten out the curve. It's been reported that it can survive up to 88 pounds of pressure. For a device that will constantly be thrown in bags or sat on while in back pockets, this speaks well to its durability.

For those who despair at the need for additional casings and protective wrappings for their tech, LG have attempted to make the back of the case "self healing", a concept that is taken from the automotive industry. Light scratches will "heal" themselves when hydrogen in the coating swell up to undo damage. This is not meant to withstand serious stabs and slashes with sharp implements, but having this unprotected device rattling around in a bag with loose change and keys should do it no harm. With all these unique features to list, it's still impressive when it comes down to a bare bones comparison of specs with the powerful Snapdragon 800 processor and a battery that can match the best out there, but unfortunately, the screen leaves something to be desired. The 6 inch, 720p OLED display is bound to be lackluster in comparison to current devices. Overall the LG G Flex seems great, if the screen isn't a deal breaker.

Specifications

LG G FlexNotebook: LG G Flex
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 6.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.176kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: LG homepage
 G Flex (Model)

Average Score: 75.56% - good
Average of 25 scores (from 41 reviews)

 

86% Review LG G Flex Phablet | Notebookcheck
Curved thing. The display of LG's first smartphone with a curved screen is certainly an eye-catcher, but just this key feature turns out to be the problem. The other features are on one level with the high-end competition: A fast Snapdragon 800, 32 GB storage and an Ultra HD camera as well as the self-healing case create an interesting package nonetheless.
83% Review: LG G Flex
Source: PC Authority English
This is LG’s best smartphone to date, and is a serious contender among the top tier of the market. Street prices vary enormously, from around $600 to over $1000, and if you can pick one up at a decent price you aren’t likely to be disappointed with it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 100%
65% LG G Flex review: LG’s ‘curveball’ is a unique Android experience at a great cost
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Living on the cutting edge of technology doesn’t come cheap, especially if that technology is still in its nascent stages. The G Flex will cost you Rs 70,000 a pop and that’s a lot of money for a smartphone. As a ‘phablet’, the G Flex is easily amongst the best there is. It’s built very well and looks absolutely stunning, second to the Nokia Lumia 1520. And it’s not like LG compromised on the hardware as well since it’s every bit as powerful as the G2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 65%
70% LG G Flex review: A peek into the future
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Even for early adopters the price is prohibitively expensive. The argument is that you're is paying for exclusivity - but it still seems as though you're not getting enough of it to justify the price premium over other phones with similar specifications. The futuristic feeling alone won't be worth that much money to a lot of buyers. If you have the money and want to splurge, then by all means, go ahead and check out the G Flex. We, personally, would rather open a fixed deposit account or take a luxury vacation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
65% LG G Flex D958 review: A recommendable phablet once the price drops to sane levels
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Living on the cutting edge of technology doesn’t come cheap, especially if that technology is still in its nascent stages. The G Flex will cost you Rs 70,000 a pop and that’s a lot of money for a smartphone. As a ‘phablet’, the G Flex is easily amongst the best there is. It’s built very well and looks absolutely stunning, second to the Nokia Lumia 1520. And it’s not like LG compromised on the hardware as well since it’s every bit as powerful as the G2. Battery life is also one of its strong suits.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 65%
LG G Flex video review: Phablet offers first curved screen experience
Source: PC Advisor English
The G Flex has some good elements but the bottom line is that the device itself is too big and the curved screen, aside from being just 720p, doesn't bring any real benefit. We award three and a haf stars.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/08/2014
70% LG G Flex review: Curved screen smarthphone doesn't fool us
Source: PC Advisor English
The LG G Flex has some decent hardware including a great camera and more storage than usual. Excellent software is also a lure but its main feature, the curved screen, is too big, only 720p and offers no real benefits. This phablet is too gimmicky so you're much better off saving some money and going for LG's proper phone, the G2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
50% Review: LG G Flex
Source: Techtree.com English
The LG G Flex's closest rival Samsung's GALAXY Round comes with a horizontally curved screen. It lacks the self-healing tech and flexibility that's there on the G Flex. ore importantly, it's only available in Korea. However, just because there's no direct competition to G Flex doesn't mean that it's a good phone. We don't deny the fact that creating a flexible phone is an engineering achievement. But then, for consumers there's not even a single logical reason to buy this expensive handset. Those who prefer large screen phones should consider the GALAXY Note 2 and Nokia Lumia 1520.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 40% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 50%
70% LG G Flex review: Interesting design, shame about the price
Source: Zdnet.com English
There's more to this phablet than its curved chassis, although the moderate screen resolution and lack of storage expansion are disappointing. On the plus side, battery life is good and LG's Android tweaks are largely successful. Overall though, the G Flex is simply way too expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
LG G Flex Review
Source: Androidbeat English
The G Flex is just an LG G2 with a 6-inch P-OLED screen. Unless you really want a phone that flexes and has a curved display, there really isn’t a lot of benefit in buying the phone especially at its current retail price. However, LG should be duly credited for innovating with their form factor and materials. The G Flex might not make much sense right now, especially with the LG G2 around, but its innovations will surely start to trickle through more devices and soon rule the smartphone industry in the coming decade.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2014
LG G Flex
Source: Hot Hardware English
There’s no doubt the LG G Flex is a unique smartphone. Not only does it have one of the largest displays on the market, but this phablet also has a curved form that really sets it apart. Overall, we were surprised at how comfortable the G Flex felt in the hand. And for a device that has such a large footprint, it didn’t feel any heavier than an average smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2014
70% LG G Flex review The future of smartphones is here, but don't get too excited
Source: Techradar English
This biggest issue I have with the LG G Flex is the fact that it's impossible to recommend. A sky high price tag means the LG G Flex is immediately out of many people's price range and while the "flexible" nature of the phone is certainly interesting, in it's current form it's little more than a gimmick. Want a top of the line LG smartphone? Then buy the G2. Want a large screened handset? Then take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or Nokia Lumia 1520.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% LG G Flex Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
Finally, while I find the curved design to be very aesthetic and pleasing in general, I wouldn’t say that it makes a big difference in ergonomic terms, unless you have the G Flex in your back pocket, in which case it does matter. While it’s a great phone, and I’m happy to give it an 8/10 score for those who like big phones, I think that LG can improve the “plastic” feel a little by using a slightly different plastic. I would like to see a better camera as well, something like the LG G2 or better. Then it would get that much closer to perfection.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% LG G Flex review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
So many of the phones we review are exercises in dull, rote iteration that it feels a shame not to be able to give the LG G Flex a commendation. However, its screen issues, high price and interface issues mean we can’t. It isn’t harder to use than any other 6-inch phone, but such a large body is problematic too. The LG G2 costs half the price, and is in several respects the superior phone. LG deserves a pat on the back for having the stones to bring as unusual phone as this to market. But seriously consider the HTC One or the LG G2 unless having a huge, curvy screen is really what your heart wants most.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 50% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
LG G Flex Review: trouble with the curve (AT&T)
Source: Mobileburn English
The LG G Flex is the phone you never knew you wanted. It's probably the phone you still don't want unless you're willing be adventurous. The large size and curved display make for some awkward encounters. That might be enough to scare most people away, especially when they learn that the G Flex isn't actually flexible. It can withstand pressure better than most, but it can only survive light bending. Don't put this in a back pocket and think it's impervious to body weight creating problems. I'd only recommend the LG G Flex to a very specific type of person. That person must love the idea of trying something new and not being immediately turned off by an out of character device. He or she must love the extra-large smartphone segment and not be picky about a resolution that doesn't take full advantage of that size. The camera is decent, the battery life is fantastic, and the unique form factor might provide some subtle benefits. The G Flex is a strange device and not one that most people will readily embrace. If you're willing to bend a little and try something new, the LG G Flex awaits.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2014
Baby's got the bends: LG's D958 G Flex Android smartie
Source: Reg Hardware English
Other pluses are unusually large battery capacity and a feature-laden incarnation of Android that’s not as ugly or intrusive as Samsung’s alternative. This combination of features delivers what I reckon to be the best large mobile/phondleslab/phablet on the market. The self-repairing plastic casing seems less of a must-have feature even though it seems to work. Personally, I'd have thought a metal finish would look and feel more appropriate, especially given the price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2014
LG G Flex Review
Source: Droid-Life English
The G Flex is a good phone, but not one I would want to have for two years on contract. The display can be a real eye sore, the price is too high, the camera leaves a lot to be desired, and the software is old and dated. As an Android lover who is constantly looking for the perfect experience, this just isn’t it. With Samsung launching the Galaxy S5, HTC launching the successor to the One, and a possible successor to the G2 coming from LG, the G Flex is just too little, too late. The phone does have upsides though, with its self-healing back (I never got to test it since I don’t drop my phones), good performance, and gorgeous looks, but with a full lineup of devices coming in 2014 that are supposed to be awesome, this phone just can’t keep up with the hype.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2014
70% AT&T LG G Flex review: Interesting display tech and excellent battery life
Source: Zdnet.com English
LG has greatly improved their smartphone devices and I look forward to what else they launch in 2014. The G Flex seems to be a technology test device with the unique display design and back material, but there are outdated specs (low resolution display, older camera technology, and an older OS on a device that is priced higher than most others on the market. I could understand if the G Flex was launched as an unlocked device, similar to what Sony has been doing for most of their Xperia line, or on a single carrier like AT&T or T-Mobile to show off their curved display. However, it is definitely not worth launching on three major carriers and I doubt it will sell to many consumers as we get into the new devices of 2014 launching in the next few months.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% LG G Flex Review (T-Mobile)
Source: Laptop Mag English
With its curved display and "self-healing" rear panel, the LG has broken the smartphone mold. The curvy handset gets points for its strong performance, long battery life and colorful display. However, while we like the G Flex's screen, other flagships offer a full 1080p HD display for the same price. We're also still not fans of the inconvenient Rear Key design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% LG G Flex (AT&T)
Source: Laptop Mag English
The G Flex is an innovative smartphone that offers a colorful curved display, long-lasting battery and impressive performance. And the phablet's 6-inch flexible chassis and self-healing rear panel are sure to turn heads. However, the 720p resolution is a slight letdown, as is LG's decision to bring back its somewhat cumbersome Rear Key.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
LG G Flex deep-dive review: The curious case of the curved phone
Source: Computerworld.com English
Back to my original question: Does "different" automatically mean "better"? In the case of the G Flex, the answer turns out to be no. The phone's curved and flexible body is a noteworthy feat of engineering but not terribly meaningful in terms of actual real-world value, especially when coupled with the phone's dismal display. The G Flex does offer excellent performance and outstanding battery life, but with all of the caveats that accompany those traits -- and all of the more well rounded smartphones available within the same price range -- it's difficult to recommend this device as a sensible purchase for most people.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2014
70% LG G Flex (Sprint)
Source: Laptop Mag English
The G Flex is an Android flagship phone that desperately wants your attention. And this device grabs it with a unique curved screen and "self- healing" back. But while LG has certainly innovated in the design department, you still have to deal with the cumbersome Rear Key placement. If you put the special features aside, you're left with a device that offers a beautiful (albeit lower-res) display, strong performance, solid battery life and a sharp camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
LG G Flex AT&T Review
Source: Slashgear English
While we're not entirely convinced this device really needs a curve, the rest of the device is fine enough to be worth the cash it costs. We'd certainly rather have a 1080p display as long as we're working with 6-inches of screen, but as it is with all modern devices, if you've never had 1080p in your hand before, you might never notice the difference. Again we'd like to encourage you to go into the store to see about the display, especially because of the speckle effect mentioned above, but also to see if the curve is worth your time. In the end, we'd rather have the LG G2 over this device, with the only discernible positives here over that hero device being in the holding of the machine - it truly feels like you've got something special in your hands when you hold the LG G Flex horizontally, playing a high-quality video for yourself.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2014
LG G Flex Review
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
If LG was trying to re-imagine the form factor of a smartphone, they’ve done as much. I don’t think we can consider the current G Flex successful, though. The screen is lacking punch, and the curvature didn’t seem to fit anywhere in life comfortably. On a flat surface, it’s announcing its curve. In a pocket, it’s bulkier than we want. In the front pocket of a laptop sleeve? Same thing. Comfy to hold, but it creates more negative space when not in use than a normal phone would. If it had a more pixel-dense screen and a more subtle curve, we’d probably like this one quite a bit. We still like it, but more because it’s novel, not because it’s a great smartphone. With a second iteration, this could be one you’re seeking out more for its utility than its curiosity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2014
LG Bends Design Boundaries With G Flex
Source: Recode English
LG definitely deserves credit for bringing new and exciting technologies to smartphones, and I look forward to seeing what comes next. But for right now, the G Flex feels very much like a first-generation product whose technologies need to mature a bit before they’re ready for the masses.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/01/2014
LG G Flex review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
Could curved smartphones be the future or are they just a gimmick? We were certainly impressed with the G Flex at first glance - it's much easier to see the advantage of the curved shape once you've actually got the phone in your hands, which is presumably why the maker is previewing the phone in selected EE shops before it's available to buy. With Samsung also set to introduce a curved handset - could this be the future of the smartphone? We'll just have to wait and see. Stay tuned for a full review.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/20/2013
LG G Flex
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The curved screen of the LG G Flex is certainly more than just a gimmick, but it's bound to come at a premium (LG has yet to announce UK pricing). As with all new technologies, it might still be a bit raw to tempt many to jump in early, but LG should be applauded for the engineering and design innovation at work here. It's the kind of phone makes us excited about phones again.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2013
80% LG G Flex review
Source: Stuff TV English
There’s a lot about the G Flex that’s brilliant, from the searing performance to the massive battery life and unusual, bottom-hugging styling. But that only makes the disappointments even more frustrating. Clearly it’s no dud, but neither is it revolutionary, particularly as there’s little genuine benefit to the curved design. It proves it can be done, though, and that opens the door to hopefully far more interesting and useful designs in the future. Give us back our Full HD, OIS and make it genuinely flexible, and we’ll be right at the front of the queue for the next Flex.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Do real phones have curves? We test this phablet to find out
Source: Techradar English
If you want an ultra large smartphone, you may want to consider giving the LG G Flex a look. I was most impressed with the performance and battery life, which I've mentioned countless times now, but that's really what sets smartphones apart now. You can have a brilliant display, great design and all, but if either performance or battery life are lacking, it's just not as appealing. At least the G Flex nails those last two.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 100% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% LG G Flex
Source: Laptop Mag English
With its curved design, flexible chassis and self-healing rear panel, the LG G Flex feels like the future of smartphones today. We also love the fast Snapdragon 800 processor and LG's new Dual Window multitasking feature, even if it copies Samsung's Multi Window software. The feature-rich and sharp 13-MP camera is yet another plus, delivering slightly better image quality than the Galaxy Note 3.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
a promising phone, but not one you should buy right now
Source: Engadget English
It's not too often we get to review a product with a completely new form factor, but we relish the opportunity when we do. The LG G Flex is a good phone, but there is no way in h-e-double-hockey sticks that we'd recommend that you go out and purchase a handset that costs more than $900 unless it also gives massages and does the dishes.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2013
80% LG G Flex
Source: Laptop Mag English
With its curved design, flexible chassis and self-healing rear panel, the LG G Flex feels like the future of smartphones today. We also love the fast Snapdragon 800 processor and LG's new Dual Window multitasking feature, even if it copies Samsung's Multi Window software. The feature-rich and sharp 13-MP camera is yet another plus, delivering slightly better image quality than the Galaxy Note 3.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
92% Das flexible Phablet mit selbstheilender Rückseite
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 100% display: 85% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
LG G Flex
Source: c't - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
94% Unreife Banane
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 47% mobility: 95%
80% LG G Flex im Test: Das erste seiner Art im Alltag
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 88% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 93%
80% LG G Flex
Source: e-media - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% LG G Flex
Source: Telecom Handel - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
80% LG G Flex
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
92% LG G Flex
Source: Computerbild - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 92%
Gebogenes Smartphone mit Selbstheilungskräften
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: curved display design; good voice quality; comfortable handling Negative: self-healing backside as a marketing gag
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2014
Gebogenes Smartphone mit Selbstheilungskräften
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: good voice quality; innovative and comfortable handling
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2014

 

LG Optimus G Pro 2

LG may be a rather new name in the phone industry but that doesn't mean it can't compete with the big names. The LG Optimus G Pro 2 targets phablet users and is gaining quite a bit of attention.

The LG Optimus G Pro 2 comes with a 5.9 inch display with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels. The True IPS LCD screen has great colors, viewing angles and contrast giving users an enjoyable experience when watching movies and videos. The device runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad core processor with clock rate of 2.26 GHz. It also comes with 3 GB of RAM to give users a very smooth and seamless performance. Furthermore, it features 16 GB or 32 GB internal memory, which can be boosted up with an external microSD card.

However, the worst selling point for the LG Optimus G Pro 2 is probably its design. The sharp edges can be quite uncomfortable as the big size will not fit comfortably in one hand. Furthermore, the tap to unlock feature sounds great on paper but doesn't work quite well in reality due to responsiveness issues. In short, the LG Optimus G Pro 2 is a great phone with good specifications but lacks an elite look. Users who aren't so concerned about looks should consider this phablet.

Specifications

LG Optimus G Pro 2Notebook: LG Optimus G Pro 2
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.9 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.17kg
Links: LG homepage

Average Score: 78.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

81% An impressive large-screen Android smartphone from LG
Source: Digital Trends English
The LG G Pro 2 is a very good option for anyone looking to buy a large screen high-end/premium Android phone. The G Pro 2 offers a good feature set, impressive performance and a very aggresive price tag. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has some serious competition and Note 3 aspirers should give the G Pro 2 a hard look before deciding on which large screen Android smartphone to buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 81%
70% LG G Pro 2 Review: Still Playing Second Fiddle
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Frankly, we are baffled beyond wits here. LG's official price for the G Pro 2 is Rs. 51,500, which is super steep. However, a stroll through the major e-commerce websites reveals discounted prices ranging from approximately Rs.35,600 to Rs. 48,500. The G Pro 2 is an absolute steal if we consider the low end of that price range, but there's no telling how long it will be available so cheap. Without considering such a steep discount, the G Pro 2 goes right up against the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which comes with an S-Pen stylus but lacks 4K video recording. All said and done, the G Pro 2 is definitely a good alternative, but it just falls short of being our first choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
70% LG G Pro 2 review: High price, lack of LTE make it hard to recommend
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The LG G Pro 2 is available online for Rs 45,500, which we feel is a bit expensive considering you can find more powerful and feature rich phone for less. LTE support would have been a defining feature but that’s missing and everything else we’ve already seen before on the G2, only this time, it’s on a larger scale. As far as phablets go, the G Pro 2 is easily amongst the best in the biz even though the size will be a deterrent for many. With the G3 coming up, we expect it to get a healthy price reduction as well.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
LG G Pro 2 Review: The new interim king of phablets?
Source: Androidbeat English
The G Pro 2 is the only real challenger to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3. It might not be the best, especially with its dated UI and lack of an S-Pen alternative, but it can definitely hold its own against the latter. However, the G Pro 2 comes six months after the Note 3 was released, which is a long time in the smartphone industry. So, should you buy the G Pro 2 over the Note 3? Yes, if you don’t mind LG’s slow update schedule and the lack of any S-Pen alternative on the handset.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2014
80% LG G Pro 2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The brilliance of the LG G2 took everyone by surprise, but now the company's achieved it once, expectations for every one of the companies future phones have risen dramatically. But the battery life is a problem. We weren't necessarily expecting the sort of power-sipping that the G2 demonstrated, but we were expecting (and always expect) a full day of moderate use. The G Pro 2 can't manage that, and that leaves the Galaxy Note 3 safe in its position as best phablet in the world - at least for now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 90% workmanship: 80%
With G Pro 2 Phablet, LG Knocks on Samsung’s Door
Source: Recode English
Compared to its predecessor, the G Pro 2 features a faster quad-core processor from Qualcomm and a larger battery. The smartphone performed smoothly, without any crippling lags or crashes. I didn’t run a formal battery test, but with moderate to heavy usage, I was able to go about a day and a half before needing to recharge the phone. LG has made some nice improvements to the G Pro 2 to make it a better smartphone. With competitive pricing, it can be a nice alternative to the Galaxy Note 3.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2014
LG G Pro 2 review
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
Bottom line here, the LG G Pro 2 appears to be an all around solid performer and it held up well in our day to day use. The display was solid, and battery life proved nothing to worry about. Not to mention the overall build quality -- which was more than acceptable. We also especially liked the camera, and the camera options. Plus, in a world where many Android users are looking to get a clean and stock experience, we are more than willing to ditch the stock experience in favor of the perks offered by LG. We still need some more details in terms of a US release. Namely, a date, some pricing and carrier specifics. But if nothing else, we do feel the LG G Pro 2 should be a handset to consider once it comes available.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/05/2014
LG G Pro 2 new year, new Note contender
Source: Engadget English
The large-screen smartphone market is now one of the most fiercely competitive in the wireless industry. But even though nearly every phone maker has produced a competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note, only a handful of products have actually been worth considering. With a solid construction, good battery life and plenty of firepower, the G Pro 2 is a contender for the best large-screen phone on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2014
LG G Pro 2 Review
Source: Slashgear English
LG has taken a great device in the LG G2 and has blown it up to a much larger size in the LG G Pro 2. Again, this isn’t so much a follow-up to last year’s LG G Pro, but a compliment to the LG G2 instead. Working with one of the finest processors on the market and a display that’s both sharp and bright in essentially any environment, there’s little to dislike about this handset.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2014
90% G Pro 2 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The LG G Pro 2 is LG’s top product in the large-display phone category, and it comes with LG’s latest refinements in terms of camera and user-interface. Overall, it can be considered as a larger version of the excellent G2 smartphone If you are looking to get a large phone, this is a device that we warmly recommend considering. But while the original G Pro was clearly advantaged by its newer hardware when compared to the Galaxy Note 2, the G Pro 2 is running neck to neck with the Galaxy Note 3 instead, so the choice isn’t as obvious.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Klopf, klopf: LG G Pro 2 im Kurztest
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: efficient hardware; self-contained software possibilities Negative: lack of pen functions
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2014

 

LG G3

LG's next flagship phone, the LG G3 sports a bigger display, 5.5 inch to be exact. And it's a Quad HD screen, a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels or 534 pixels per inch. The QHD display is definitely the major headliner for the G3. High resolution videos and images are sure to look great, colors are sharp and blacks are dark. Viewing angles are solid but not as good as an IPS display. It's only good if you have content to fully utilise it like videos and images but you might not notice much with normal everyday use.

It sports a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage (you can get a lower variant with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage). You can't get any better specs than this. While having a large QHD display was a concern for its battery life, the 3000 mAh removable cell can give you roughly a full day’s worth of mixed use.

On the back, you will find a 13 MP camera with infrared laser focus system. It's claimed that the laser is able to focus the camera in just 220 ms, other flagships take about 300 ms. On the front is a 2.1 MP camera. The LG G3 is a workhorse of a phone and is definitely one of the best you can buy right now with its amazing specs and large QHD display.

Specifications

LG G3Notebook: LG G3
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels
Weight: 0.149kg
Price: 549 euro
Links: LG homepage
 G3 (Model)

Average Score: 85.53% - good
Average of 30 scores (from 80 reviews)

 

86% LG G3 Smartphone and LG G Watch Review | Notebookcheck
Hot potato. The LG G3 has received much acclaim and we cannot deny that we looked forward to the first smartphone with a WQHD display. Still, although LG does a lot right, some technical problems with the screen, average battery runtimes and especially heat dissipation issues prevent it from taking the top spot among high-end smartphones. The G Watch is an interesting gadget.
Sony Xperia Z3 vs LG G3 comparison review: Xperia Z3 can't topple the cheaper Quad HD LG G3
Source: PC Advisor English
There's a lot to like about the Xperia Z3 and PS4 owners may find this battle a no brainer thanks to PS4 Remote Play. However, at more than £100 less expensive, the LG G3 is our overall winner with its amazing Quad HD screen, excellent camera and premium build.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/15/2014
81% LG G3 Review
Source: T Break English
LG G3 is an elegant yet powerful smartphone that will essentially be a great companion for business and consumer segment alike. For its ergonomics the G3 falls well under the phablet category then a big smartphone. The G3 is packed with features, sports a refined design (though plastic body) and top-of-the-industry hardware specs. Having said that, all these does come with a heavy price tag. The G3 comes in two variants 16GB with 2 GB RAM (featured here) and 32GB with 3 GB RAM, priced at $625 (AED 2299) and $680 (AED 2499) respectively. In terms of color G3 comes in five choices – Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet and Burgundy Red. If you are looking for a big all-in-one smartphone then LG G3 should certainly put a full-stop on your hunt.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 75% performance: 85% features: 90% workmanship: 75%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3
Source: Phone Arena English
As much as we like the LG G3, we have to admit that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the better phone, at least for the most part. It isn't leading by a mile, but overall, we find it a step ahead of LG's flagship in almost every major aspect – from design and display quality to hardware and camera performance. Made of metal, curved glass, and textured plastic, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a sophisticated phone with lots of character. Simply put, it is an eye-catching phone. The G3 is not a bad-looking phone by any means, and its metallic design also does a good job at drawing attention. Besides, the G3 is slightly smaller and fits better in the palm.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2014
83% Review: LG G3
Source: PC Authority English
On paper, the G3 looks like it’s capable of landing some knockout blows on its premium smartphone rivals. In reality, however, the pixel-packed screen is of no practical benefit, and LG has had to compromise brightness and battery life as a result. The LG G3 remains a good handset, but, with rivals delivering a more balanced performance for similar money, this isn’t the Android giant-killer we’ve been waiting for.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
iPhone 6 vs LG G3 comparison: the best smartphone of 2014... but which one?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
When value is taken into consideration the LG G3 is the best handset on the market right now. It matches or bests the iPhone 6 in all quantifiable metrics. Ultimately the decision is based on two subjective things: build quality and design, and the Android platform vs the iOS ecosystem. If you are an iPhone user and you like iOS and iTunes, it seems unlikely that the saving of a few quid would make you switch sides to the LG. But if you did it is unlikely you would be disappointed.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/23/2014
Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs LG G3
Source: Phone Arena English
Picking between the iPhone 6 Plus and the LG G3 may feel like an overwhelming task – after all, the two trade blows left and right. With Apple's first phablet, you're getting a more stylish, but much bulkier device, with a less-detailed screen that is nevertheless perfectly fine. The 6 Plus is also a considerably better performer in day-to-day tasks and apps execution, and its camera is, on the whole, a notch better than what LG has going on.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2014
Apple iPhone 6 vs LG G3
Source: Phone Arena English
With all things said, which one should you pick: the new iPhone 6, or the LG G3? Both are great flagship devices, but if price is your main concern than the LG G3 definitely has the upper hand: its prices range from free to $50 on a two-year contract, or $490 when you buy unlocked. The iPhone 6 on the other hand starts at $199 on a 2-year contract, or $649 when you get it off-contract (the T-Mobile version is also unlocked and free to use internationally).
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2014
Testing: The LG G3 Android Smartphone
Source: Tested English
I've spent a good bit of time with most of the notable devices in the last year, and I think the G3 is my favorite so far. It has a great design, the camera is stellar, performance is great, and the Android skin isn't obnoxious. Some of LG's additions, like Knock On, are extremely useful and well thought out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2014
81% The best that Android can offer today
Source: Digital Trends English
It is not often that we call a device the best flagship smartphone in the market, but the LG G3 may very well deserve this monicker. It is a well built smartphone that has flagship specs and lives up to its spec sheet. Definitely something you could buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 81%
Testing: Pros and Cons of the LG G3's 2560x1440 Screen
Source: Tested English
So what's the verdict? The G3 screen is very good overall. It does seem sharper in some places and the brightness is reasonable. I find that my eyes are somewhat adjusted to the small details you can pick up on a QHD screen--it's not a dramatic difference, but it's there. The battery life, while not amazing, is actually pretty good considering the jump in resolution. There are a few annoying issues right now, but LG's push toward software control of the panel should allow it to alter the display characteristics with updates more dramatically than in the past.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/07/2014
87% LG G3 (AT&T) review: a killer phone with a whole lot of pixels
Source: Pocketnow English
Still, all the core features and highlights of this phone are present: the display is simply fantastic, despite claims of low brightness and low saturation and contrast; the battery life is impressive; all the specifications are top-notch; and LG’s software is, dare I say, a pleasure to use. So is it worth it? Totally. If you’re after the best phone money can buy, the LG G3 should be among your top picks on AT&T’s network. Its price is hard to argue with, and you’re going to get one of the most well-rounded experiences in any of the phones on the market today.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% features: 92% mobility: 60%
90% Super screen, metallic skin - has LG leapt to the top of the pile?
Source: Techradar English
The LG G3 is a great smartphone – like its predecessor, if you're after power and precision, perhaps over design and form, then this is a winner. The camera and battery combo is sure to win some hearts, and the improved user interface both will attract new users and give relief to those that were put off by the clutter on the G2. However, I think something was lost in design in making the backplate removable – I feel that unibody designs just feel better in the hand thanks to being more solid, and I miss that from the G2.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
LG G3 deep-dive review: A phone with great specs, but real-world issues
Source: Computerworld.com English
The G3 boasts no shortage of compelling qualities. The device has a big, beautiful display in a sleek and nicely designed body. It has decent battery life, expandable storage and some genuinely useful features like a tap-to-wake option and limited-use guest mode. At the same time, however, the phone's software is bloated and convoluted -- and while you can hide or disable many of the UI-related sins, the out-of-the-box experience leaves something to be desired. Equally important, that overly ambitious foundation is likely to blame for choppy performance throughout the system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2014
90% LG G3 review: A superb flagship smartphone with a great display
Source: Zdnet.com English
The LG G3 is an elegant high-end Android smartphone with a superb 5.5-inch screen, a high-quality 13-megapixel main camera, a fast quad-core SoC, intelligent UI skinning and an admirably restrained set of software extras. The LG G3 has snuck up on the outside to become our favourite handset of the year so far, winning a well-deserved Editors' Choice award. The 5.5-inch Quad HD screen plays its part in that achievement, but we're also impressed with the range of intelligently applied software extras and user interface tweaks, and with the handset's clever design. Overall, the LG G3 is a feature-packed smartphone that delivers the goods with admirable restraint.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% LG G3 (Verizon)
Source: Laptop Mag English
The LG G3 for Verizon has a sexy design, super-sharp screen, powerful camera and relatively low $99 price tag (for now). Unfortunately, the G3 falls short of the Samsung Galaxy S5's longer battery life and brighter display. If you're in the market for a premium smartphone with a strong camera and good looks, the LG G3 for Verizon is a good choice, but it's not our favorite.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% LG G3
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Sprint G3 is a beautiful device with a big and super-sharp display and speedy, high-quality camera. We also like that you get 32GB of built-in memory for the same price as the 16GB Samsung Galaxy S5. However, the G3's battery life falls behind the competition, and the screen is dimmer than the S5's Super AMOLED panel. The LG G3 is a good choice, but it's not our top choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Review: LG G3 — An All Round Performer
Source: Techtree.com English
The LG G3 is a powerful Android device with a great screen. It may not beat the HTC One (M8) in terms of design, but is definitely better looking than the Samsung GALAXY S5. It also offers the best camera Android camp has to offer in India. All in all, it's a very good alternative to the Samsung GALAXY S5, unless you're looking for an element-proof flagship.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 40% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
90% LG G3 review: At Rs 47,990, a solid flagship Android smartphone
Source: Tech2.in.com English
At Rs 47,990, the LG G3 is a good pick as far as flagship Androids go. It has a rock-solid feature set backed up by very good design and build quality which makes it highly recommendable. The 2K display is not going to change your life to be honest and truth be told, we wouldn’t have minded the G2’s display as well, which was quite brilliant to begin with. The reason we recommend the G3 over the others is for the camera, 4G that (will) work in India and premium look and feel.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% LG G3 Review: Taking Smartphones to a Whole New Level
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
It's really hard not to like the LG G3. It definitely stands out against the current crop of flagship phones, and it isn't outrageously expensive either - the 16GB/2GB version has launched at Rs. 47,990 and the 32GB/3GB version at Rs. 50,990. If you're looking for an extra-large phone, it doesn't get a lot better than this. That said, you have to be willing to get used to the buttons on the rear - this is probably our biggest concern about being able to live with the G3.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
LG G3 review: the phone every Android OEM should make
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
Of all the flagship devices we’ve checked out over the years, this one is the first to actually leave us wanting for nothing. Smartly designed with an elegant software layer, the G3 is as close to perfect as any Android handset is. While we’d naturally make changes — as we would with any phone — the G3 wins on many more levels than those which we’re left considering changes we’d like to make.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2014
85% LG G3 Review
Source: Techspot English
There’s a lot to like about what LG has achieved with the G3, building upon the strong foundation laid by the G2. I really like the low-bezel design of the device, which allows a 5.5-inch display to fit into a chassis only millimetres larger than its direct competitors. The curved back makes the G3 ergonomic to hold, and the back buttons are less of an issue than they may seem to present.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
LG G3 vs Note 3 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Winning five rounds to the Galaxy Note 3's two, the LG G3 is the overall winner. Featuring a more intelligent design, crisper screen and significantly better camera, the LG G3 is one of the finest Android smartphones currently available. However, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 over halfway through its product lifecycle this really isn't all that surprising. LG's real competition is yet to arrive and things could well change with the launch of Samsung's fabled 2014 phablet, the Galaxy Note 4.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2014
95% AT&T LG G3 review: Everything you want in a smartphone with the best display ever
Source: Zdnet.com English
Last month LG sent out early Korean LG G3 devices for people to test out. I wrote my first impressions, but without carrier support I couldn't write a review since the experience was too limited. I have now spent a week with the AT&T LG G3 and am very impressed by this latest offering. We seem to always ask for more on our high end smartphones, but LG brings it all with the G3 so there is really nothing preventing me from visiting my carrier store this weekend.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 95%
LG G3 Review
Source: Droid-Life English
Its camera is as good if not better than other flagship phones from competitors. Battery life will surprise you, even with its Quad HD display. The size isn’t going to bother most of you, and that’s coming from the guy who hates massive phones. The display is something you can brag about to friends, just remember that Samsung’s AMOLED tops it in many ways. LG’s skin isn’t terrible. You have next-gen specs that will last the life of a contract, easily. There are a number of useful software add-ons to make you a multi-tasking pro, but won’t get in your way if you want a minimal experience. You can add an insane amount of external storage to it if needed or carry replacement batteries around if you are a power user.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2014
Review: LG G3
Source: Gizmag English
LG’s new flagship has a lot going for it. Its quad HD display is undoubtedly its killer feature, and it’s all the more impressive when you consider that the device is only a little wider than HTC’s latest. I did feel that, aside from its tiny bezels and button-less sides, the design of the G3 is a little ... safe. It doesn't have the cold, hard touch of a premium aluminium build and it’s not quite as thin as some devices. That said, it certainly doesn't feel cheap, and once again, only really shows in direct comparison.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2014
60% LG G3 AT&T
Source: Laptop Mag English
With the G3, it's clear that LG is trying to step out of Samsung's shadow, and to a degree it does. The G3's design is sexier, and its interface is a big step up from previous iterations. We also really like the sharp and fast 13-MP laser focus camera and Smart Keyboard feature. Unfortunately, the G3 falls short in both the display and battery life departments, two areas where this phone is supposed to shine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% LG G3 (AT&T)
Source: PC Mag English
You will or won't buy the LG G3 for its screen. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has comparable performance in a slightly smaller form factor, with a brighter, more emphatic AMOLED screen and better Wi-Fi performance. But nothing is like the LG G3's 538-ppi screen. Can you appreciate that level of sharpness? I can't, and the darn phone won't fit in my hand, either. But lots of other people can. Maybe you're one of them.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
LG G3 vs HTC One M8 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
With the G3 having won four rounds to the One M8's three, the LG handset is the winner of this versus review. Featuring a superb display, good security features, a lightning-fast camera and being slightly cheaper than the One M8, the G3 is currently one of the best Android smartphones currently available. But with the One M8 offering a more lightly skinned version of Android, better battery life and slightly more consistent performance, there is still plenty to like about the HTC phone. Those unconcerned about the G3's security upgrades would still do well to check it out.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2014
LG G3 vs. Sony Xperia Z2: Distance to impact
Source: GSM Arena English
The phone that opened the season of flagship debuts and the one that makes it a full circle. If done right, a full circle in this business is a level up on an ascending spiral. It looks like LG did it right, to find themselves perched at the top in terms of screen resolution. Then again, Sony of course will tell you that a QHD screen can't buy you love.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/07/2014
LG G3: Interactive guide
Source: V3.co.uk English
LG caused a buzz in 2013 when it released its G2 smartphone. Featuring a wealth of top-end components and innovative design that placed the phone's volume and power buttons on its back, the G2 was one of 2013's stand out handsets.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/04/2014
LG G3
Source: AnandTech English
Without question, the G3 has been the most interesting smartphone to learn about this year. With a 1440p display, laser autofocus, and all sorts of new power saving methods, there was a great deal to learn about. However, just because a device has a novel design doesn’t mean that it’s a good phone. On the other hand, a novel design makes a good phone that much better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2014
LG G3 vs Galaxy S5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won five rounds to the Galaxy S5's three, the LG G3 is the winner of this versus review. Featuring a superior screen, better camera and more innovative design the G3 is one of, if not the best Android smartphone currently available. But with a better battery life and more robust portfolio of security services there is still plenty to like about the Galaxy S5.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2014
LG G3 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall the LG G3 strikes a balance between smartphone and phablet, which means it might be too big for some. To us it feels more like a smartphone because of good design, but with the big screen advantages of a phablet. It's also competitively priced at £480 SIM-free, in part because of the plasticky build, but you're not paying over the odds for that quality screen. The G3 represents LG at the top of its game. This is one excellent device that will make LG's mark known in the smartphone world once again.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2014
LG G3 Review
Source: Mobileburn English
Second fiddle is no longer LG's position. The years spent as an also-ran copycat mostly ended with the G2, and the continuation of those benefits into producing the G3 have confirmed that the company is capable of producing great works. The G3 is a wholesale upgrade in every important area - other than battery life, which we'll be able to rate properly later - and is surely in elite company when it comes to choosing phones. It's a little more than some will manage yet exactly what many others want. The Quad HD display isn't what will make anyone purchase this phone. The greatly improved software, inflexible but reliant camera, and enhanced exterior make the LG G3 the best Android smartphone LG has made ever made.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2014
LG G3 review: The benchmark flagship through 2014
Source: Androidbeat English
It’s not often that I come across a smartphone for which there’s nothing significant to complain about(!) – but the G3 fits that description, with the only possible serious objection being the size itself – last year’s G2 may still better suit the palms – and wallets – of those with smaller hands. Overall, the G3 sets the benchmark for other QHD-screened smartphones through 2014 and 2015.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2014
LG G3
Source: Geek.com English
The LG G3 well worth considering as your next smartphone, just not necessarily for the reasons LG is using to sell you on the device. The G3 is a capable smartphone with a screen that failed to adequately blow my mind and a camera that could certainly be better, but overall comes together to make for an excellent alternative.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2014
LG drops G3 quad HD Android mobe with FRIGGIN' LASER camera
Source: Reg Hardware English
The LG G3 has its share of contradictions, such as its quad HD screen and a laser focusing camera coupled with a so-so Android reskin and basic photo shooting controls. And then there's its appealing compactness, offset by those back buttons that are a bit Marmite. Yet there's some sensible thinking here too, as the storage expansion and removable battery are must-haves for many. All in all, LG arrives with one of the year’s best phones – as long as you can get used to the controls.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2014
QHD High Res Android Power
Source: Hot Hardware English
If you're a high res pixel snob, you would absolutely love the new LG G3. Its 2560X1440 display with 538ppi pixel density is about as tight as it gets currently and images are crisp like well done toast at a Sunday brunch. What I personally really like about the G3 is its QSlide app functionality (pictured above) and the ability to take advantage of the G3's large 5.5-inch display and 2560X1440 resolution with multiple apps simultaneously.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2014
100% LG G3
Source: Gadget Show English
For around £500, you get a truckload of tech for your money with the LG G3. It doesn't have the sublime aluminium construction of the HTC One (M8), but you do get that incredible Quad HD display and laser focus camera for quick-fire shooting. It's well priced among its peers such as the Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5, and it's easily one of the top Android blowers out at the moment thanks to its blistering performance and smart features. We just wish its battery life was better and that LG would leave behind its plastic construction, but if you're after the bleeding edge of phone tech, you won't find anything sharper than the G3 right now.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% LG G3 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The LG G3 deserves serious consideration. The design isn’t quite as slick as the HTC One M8 but the camera is a lot better and you get a lot more screen for your money. While the Sony Xperia Z2 is built from more premium materials the LG G3 is actually a lot easier to handle. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is probably its closest like for like rival and it squares up to it very well indeed, aside from the lack of water resistance and the slightly lower battery life. At around £50 cheaper than the other phones it is well worth looking at.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
80% LG G3 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The LG G3 is due for release at the end of the month. Though LG hasn't given the G3 a strict recommended retail price, most stores are selling it for around £500 SIM-free. For us the £500 price tag is a bargain, putting it £50 to £100 cheaper than many competing top-end Android smartphones, such as the HTC One, Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5. This is especially true when you consider the G3's simple but effective 13MP rear camera, super-sharp 5.5in display and Knock Code, Content Lock and Kill Switch security services.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG G3 review
Source: T3 English
So is this the perfect phone? It's certainly the most powerful on the market at the moment and like Samsung did with the Galaxy S5, LG has focused on the basics rather than chucking exotic extra hardware features in for their own sake. Apart of course from that attention-grabbing laser. And it's a real pleasure to use the G3. Its size will be the clincher, though. Your mitts will decide whether it's a great development in rightfully big-scale technology or else an absurdly oversized whale.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% LG G3 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The G3 is easily LG's best smartphone to date. At £490 SIM-free or around £35 per month on contract, it commands a high price, but its industry-leading display, innovative features and excellent performance make it more than capable of competing with the equally expensive Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (m8). The G3 may not have such sophisticated health apps as the S5 or the unique Duo Camera of the (m8), but if you want the best screen money can buy, there's simply no competition. It wins a Best Buy award.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
LG G3 vs. HTC One (M8): Duel duo
Source: GSM Arena English
We wish HTC had made more of an effort to keep the bezels in check as the One (M8) is a large phone. Also, you're essentially limited to Instagram photography, but if you want dependable performance, great build and solid battery life, the HTC One (M8) is on the shortlist of phones to consider. The LG G3 meanwhile delivered some disappointments alongside its stunning achievements, but it is essentially the only current Android flagship phone with Optical Image Stabilization. The camera in general is very good, the screen and faux metal body are great if not excellent. If LG would only do something about that battery life.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/23/2014
LG G3 review: the phone every Android OEM should make
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
Latest in their lineup of flagship Android handsets, the LG G3 is one beast of a handset. Packing a big screen into a surprisingly small frame, there are two attractions that everyone keeps chatting about: that screen and the battery life. After toying with the G3 for a few weeks, we’ve drawn our conclusions. Is this the Android phone to beat?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2014
LG G3 review: the phone every Android OEM should make
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
Is this one you should be waiting for, though? Absolutely. If you can afford a full-priced phone (disclaimer: we don’t know what the G3 will cost when it hits the US, but there’s no reason to think it will fall under the $650 average for smartphones), wait and give the G3 a strong look. If you can get past the.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2014
LG G3 Review
Source: Slashgear English
There's no reason why LG shouldn't be running with the pack with their G-series smartphones with HTC, Samsung, and Apple in the United States. Unfortunate for them, Samsung has the advertising finesse required to show themselves off as the fine-quality hardware creators they are, while LG seems to stand by the wayside.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2014
LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: South Korean derby
Source: GSM Arena English
The gamble that LG took with the G3 this could ultimately end up paying off, but past trends indicate that the Samsung has responded well to challenges from its rivals. But until that time comes, the unmatched screen, the excellent camera, and compelling design make the G3 a tough one to beat, despite its shortcomings. The Korean derby will only be getting more interesting to watch. That's for sure. Not everyone will end up choosing a side - but many will be tempted.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/18/2014
LG G3 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The LG G3 is a mighty phone. I am not talking about just the specifications, or even the incredible sharpness of the pixels. It is impressive because it has a great balance of design, speed, ergonomics and battery life that should please users. Of course, the display is amazing and I encourage you to see it for yourself because nothing you will see on the web can convey how sharp it is.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/17/2014
70% LG G3
Source: Laptop Mag English
The LG G3 packs a big and sharp QHD screen and an impressive laser-assisted camera in a sleek design, making it the best smartphone the company has ever made. This is also the best Android camera phone yet. However, there's not much content available to take advantage of the screen's high resolution, and the G3's battery life could be better (at least on the international version).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% LG G3 review
Source: Stuff TV English
As we said at the start of this review, the G3 surprised us. While we hoped it would continue the great work started by the G2, we weren't expecting it to prove quite so much of a leap forward. Most phone upgrades these days are incremental, after all, but the G3 is manifestly better than its predecessor. Ultimately, there's barely a single thing wrong with the G3 and so, so much that is right with it. Good luck trying to surprise us with the G4, LG.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 100% workmanship: 90%
LG G2 vs G3 comparison: why you should upgrade to the new flagship Android smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The G3 has a 5.5in screen with and impressive 2560x1440 resolution. It’s hardly bigger than the G2 overall, which has a 5.2in ‘Full HD’ screen - and is actually thinner at 8.9mm versus 9.1mm.
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Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 06/12/2014
90% LG G3 review: Great battery life, wonderful features, and no more software bloat
Source: PC World English
In a direct comparison of the Galaxy S5 and the G3, the LG phone wins, if only by the slimmest of margins. It’s a fantastic piece of hardware chock full of features that should be standard for any flagship: a default keyboard you don’t immediately feel like swapping out; an extremely capable camera; long-lasting battery life; and an interface that doesn’t deviate too far from what Google intended. The G3 is also mostly free of extraneous software and hardware features that no one really asked for in the first place. And the few issues it does suffer aren’t critical deal-breakers. The G3 is simply one of the best phones to debut this year.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
LG G3 vs Sony Xperia Z2 comparison review: How LG trumps Sony with the G3 smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
Although the Sony Xperia Z2 is a solid smartphone, the LG G3 comes in with newer and better technology – namely the stunning Quad HD screen – at a lower price point and inside a sleeker designed body. The LG G3 is a clear winner here.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2014
LG G3 first impressions: Incredible display and camera knock off my Xperia Z2
Source: Zdnet.com English
LG announced the LG G3 a couple of weeks ago and sent along a Korean model for me to test out. Even though this device isn't optimized for the US and I can't read half of what is loaded on this device, the experience has been so good that I put my new Xperia Z2 up on Swappa for sale already.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/09/2014
LG G3 review: Dream catcher
Source: GSM Arena English
Either way, the LG G3 enters with a bang. And another important aspect of timing is not to be underplayed either. It was about time LG got over a fixation on matching and beating Samsung at any rate. That's to say, if they had to choose between a fingerprint scanner in a waterproof body and a QHD screen - they made the right decision we think. A welcome emancipation, matched by beautiful design and advanced technology. Stuff flagships are made of.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/06/2014
LG G3
Source: Engadget English
I'll admit, when I first laid hands on the G3, I wasn't sure. I wanted it to be metal (as it appeared to be), but it wasn't. I wanted it to be a bit smaller and more like the Nexus 5, but it wasn't. I didn't think I'd like the rear placement of the buttons, and I don't. But, like two cops with different ideologies forced to work together on a crime, before long, these perceived negatives turned out to be charming qualities.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/05/2014
Hands-on with LG’s G3: a possible Galaxy killer?
Source: Gadgetguy English
So far, they’re the only two issues, and with as many positives going for it, there’s already a good feeling for LG’s G3. There’s already a potential for this to be the phone of the year. In any case, expect the handset to be released in August, with our review just before it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/04/2014
iPhone 5s vs LG G3 comparison review: How does LG's newest smartphone compare to the iPhone 5s?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
We were wowed by the LG G3's display, there's no denying it. But we think it's just too big at 5.5in and much prefer the smaller, lighter and more portable form factor of the iPhone 5s, which also has a delightful display. They're both powerful handsets, and don't differ in price dramatically, so it's going to be down to personal preference when choosing between these two great smartphones. If you want bigger and prefer Android devices, it's a no brainer that the LG G3 is for you. But for anyone who already owns an iPhone, we say buy the iPhone 5s or wait for the iPhone 6. Plus, those new to smartphones will probably find iOS easier to get used to, and anyone looking for a phone they can carry in their pocket and operate with one hand should also choose the iPhone 5s.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2014
90% LG G3 review: The best smartphone of 2014
Source: PC Advisor English
LG has impressed us with the G3 which comes in at under £500 but packs amazing features including that Quad HD and a camera with a laser auto focus. The device is surprisingly small considering the 5.5in display and we like the more premium design. It's another winner from LG.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
LG G3 vs iPhone 5s comparison: the biggest and best smartphone display takes on the only small phone left in town
Source: PC Advisor English
It's difficult to be entirely prescriptive without fully testing the LG G3, but this much we can say: both the iPhone 5s and the LG G3 are great handsets, and they will cost around the same, with the LG being a bit cheaper. They are fast and well built. On the one hand the LG G3 definitely has the better display, but the iPhone 5s is smaller and easier to operate with one hand. Ultimately your decision will be personal. For me I'd opt for the LG for the display. Your decision may differ!
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2014
LG G3 vs HTC One M8 comparison: best smartphone display takes on fastest, most stylish phone
Source: PC Advisor English
It's difficult to be entirely prescriptive without fully testing the LG G3, but this much we can say: both the HTC One M8 and the LG G3 are great handsets, and they will cost around the same. They are fast and well built, they run full (recent) versions of Android, and offer great storage expansion. On the one hand the LG G3 definitely has the better display, but we feel that the HTC One M8 is likely to have the better camera, and is arguably better looking. Ultimately your decision will be personal. For me I'd opt for the HTC One M8 simply because it looks and feels so great, and I care more about build than display quality. Your decision may differ!
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2014
LG G3 hands-on preview: Just look at that Quad HD screen
Source: PC Advisor English
Samsung, Apple, Sony, HTC and other smartphone makers should be quaking in their boots because the LG G3 comes with a Quad HD screen. It's the first smartphone to feature one and you can see the 1440 x 2560 resolution in action in our video.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/29/2014
LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review: LG and Samsung flagship smartphones go head to head
Source: PC Advisor English
We'd happily own either of these two similarly specified smartphones, but with just a few pounds between them the LG G3 looks to be the more impressive device. Whereas the S5 offers a fingerprint reader and heart-rate sensor, the G3 boasts a larger, significantly higher-resolution Quad HD display that is quite simply beautiful, plus support for high-resolution audio. We'd much rather watch video, view photos and play games on the G3, which should be every bit as fast as the Galaxy S5.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2014
LG G2 vs LG G3 comparison review: Can the G3 live up to the G2's example as 'the best smartphone money can buy'?
Source: PC Advisor English
We loved - strike that - still love the LG G2, so we're pleased to find the LG G3 is a solid upgrade to the G2. It has a faster processor, an improved camera and the ability to expand the phone's internal storage with a microSDXC card, plus it beats all its rivals with a quad-HD screen and good value for money.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2014
Preislich fair kalkulierters Top-Smartphone?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2014
LG G3
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2014
LG G3
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2014
90% LG G3 Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
LGs bislang bestes Smartphone
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2014
LGs neues Flaggschiff protzt mit fetter WQHD-Auflösung
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2014
Pixel-Protz mit wenig Schwächen
Source: Techhive.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2014
90% Würdiger Nachfolger des LG G2
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Scharf aufs Schöne reduziert
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2014
93% Das neue Flaggschiff betritt den Ring
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 100% display: +6% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
LGs bislang bestes Smartphone
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2014
96% LG G3 im Test: Das Smartphone, das aus Metall bestehen will
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% features: 98% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 95%
95% Der Pixel-Protz patzt
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 59% performance: 97%
90% So und nicht anders
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Erster Test des Quad-HD-Handys
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Positive: very good first impression; very good display performance; huge feature variety Negative: disappointing material
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2014

 

LG G Vista

Specifications

LG G VistaNotebook: LG G Vista
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 5.7 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.176kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: LG homepage
 G Vista (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% LG G Vista (AT&T)
Source: PC Mag English
The LG G Vista has three things going for it: a big screen, a big battery, and a small price tag. It's not quite as large as the Samsung Galaxy Mega, but it's got more modern Android software, faster performance, and costs half the price. The G Vista can't hold a candle to the Galaxy Note 3, which is soon to be supplanted by the Note 4, but it doesn't have to at just $50 versus over $200 for the Note 3. The bloatware and low storage is a bummer, but neither are deal breakers by any means. Big-screen junkies on a budget will be well served by the G Vista.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% LG G Vista (Verizon Wireless)
Source: PC Mag English
Though it doesn't quite rehabilitate the tainted Vista name, the LG G Vista has a lot to offer for big-screen fans on a budget. The 720p display is on par with phones in this price range, like the Huawei Ascend Mate2 or HTC Desire 816. You're not getting a ton of power, especially compared with phablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, but for most tasks you probably won't notice a difference. Spending that extra $50 for the Note 3 is definitely worth considering, as that phablet has a sharper 1080p AMOLED display and unbeatable built-in stylus. It's also worth noting that at the time of this writing, Verizon lists the G3 at $100 with a two-year contract—it's only slightly smaller with a 5.5-inch display, but blows the G Vista out of the water in every other way.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

LG G3 Stylus

Specifications

LG G3 StylusNotebook: LG G3 Stylus
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.163kg
Links: LG homepage

 

A cheaper, weaker G3 complete with stylus
Source: Techradar English
Is there space (and demand) in the market for a cheaper looking and feeling LG G3 with a questionable stylus? In short, not really. To be fair it looks like the G3 Stylus will be targeted at specific markets such a Asia and Latin America, and it may never make an official appearance in the likes of the US, UK and Australia. The screen is surprisingly good considering
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/07/2014
LG G3 Stylus hands-on: Is the Stylus mightier than the finger?
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall, the LG G3 Stylus design is nice and fits in well with the LG G3 family despite looking a little less premium than the other devices. We would loved to have seen some more competitive specs but as LG is aiming for Brazil, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and CIS, as well as wanting to keep it cheap and cheerful, we understand that flagship specs weren't the plan for this device and it seems to do a good job at being a mid-range handset that offers stylus functionality.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2014

 

LG G3 Beat

Specifications

LG G3 BeatNotebook: LG G3 Beat
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.137kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: LG homepage
 G3 Beat (Model)

Average Score: 86.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% LG G3 Vigor (Sprint)
Source: PC Mag English
Though its 5-inch display is anything but small, the LG G3 Vigor is still a miniaturized flagship in the same vein as the HTC One Remix. But unlike that phone and older, small-screen options like the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, the G3 Vigor carries an aggressively low price tag with relatively few compromises. It's a reliable performer with specs that outmatch the majority of phones in its price class, like the underwhelming $29 Kyocera Hydro Vibe. The G3 Vigor is an excellent choice for entry-level smartphones on Sprint. If you have a bit more room in your budget, consider the $99 HTC One E8, which delivers real flagship specs and features at a reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
92% LG G3 S im Test: Das taugt die Mini-Ausgabe des Flaggschiffs
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 90% workmanship: 95% emissions: 90%
Flaggschiff-Performance trotz kleinerem Display?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2014
88% Die neue Mini-Version im Check
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 85%

 

Comment

LG: LG Electronics is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. With its headquarters in South Korea, the company has 75 subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances, and telecommunications devices. LG is an international laptop manufacturer of medium size with few reviews.

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

PowerVR SGX531:

unknown:

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Qualcomm Snapdragon:

800 MSM8974:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 450 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

801 MSM8974AC:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.45 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 578 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

400 MSM8926: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core clocked at up to 1.2 GHz, manufactured in 28nm. Supports LTE.

Mediatek:

MT6577:

Low-end dual-core SoC for smartphones and tablets.

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» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.137 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.2 kg:


82.54%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Motorola Moto G2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» BlackBerry Z3
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
» Huawei Ascend G740
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
» ZTE Grand S Flex
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930

Devices with the same GPU

» Sony Xperia C3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.5", 0.15 kg
» Nokia Lumia 735
unknown, 4.7", 0.134 kg
» Sony Xperia E3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.5", 0.144 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.15 kg
» HTC One Remix
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Sony Xperia T3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.3", 0.148 kg
» LG G Pad 7.0
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 7.0", 0.293 kg
» LG G Pad 10.1
Snapdragon 400 APQ8026, 10.1", 0.512 kg
» Sony Xperia M2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.149 kg
» Huawei Ascend G6 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.115 kg
» HTC Desire 816
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.5", 0.165 kg
» HTC Desire 610
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.143 kg
» LG Lucid 3 VS8760
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.7", 0.124 kg
» HTC One Mini 2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.137 kg
» Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual
unknown, 6", 0.172 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 10.1", 0.487 kg
» Nokia Lumia 635
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Nokia Lumia 630
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.134 kg
» LG L90
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.124 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-12- 9 (Update: 2013-12- 9)