LG G3

Specifications

LG G3Notebook: LG G3 (Optimus G Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.149kg
Price: 549 euro
Average Score: 85.75% - good
Average of 28 scores (from 69 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 83%, features: 82%, display: 73% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the LG G3

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.
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
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.
video review
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

Foreign Reviews

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

Comment

Model:

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.

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

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

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


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


0.149 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.


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.

LG reviews


85.75%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
unknown, 5.1", 0.16 kg
» ZTE Grand S Pro
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Amazon Fire
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 4.7", 0.16 kg
» HTC One E8
unknown, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.17 kg
» Asus PadFone X
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 9.0", 0.514 kg
» Nokia Lumia 930
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.145 kg
» HTC One M8
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB, 10.1", 0.425 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE-Version
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.477 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 8.4", 0.331 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905)
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 12.2", 0.753 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.2", 0.163 kg
» LG Optimus G Pro 2
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.9", 0.17 kg
» Nokia Lumia Icon
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1s
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 4.3", 0.137 kg
» LG G Flex
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 6.0", 0.176 kg
» Asus New Padfone
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Nokia Lumia 2520
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.62 kg
» Nokia Lumia 1520
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 6.0", 0.21 kg
» Google Nexus 5
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.13 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 2014 Edition
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.535 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 7.0", 0.303 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 8.9", 0.4 kg
» Acer Liquid S2
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.98", 0.231 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.169 kg
» LG G2
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.2", 0.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06- 2 (Update: 2014-06- 2)