LG G3 Beat
Average of 14 scores (from 17 reviews)
Reviews for the LG G3 Beat
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
It's not a bad option, but there are better phones you could buy at this price. Though it looks and feels good, it's a mishmash of lazy compromises elsewhere. A lower resolution screen and reduced processor can be expected, but the lack of an ambient light sensor is an unacceptable oversight. An underwhelming downgrade to the LG G3. It's competent in most ways, but the camera isn't good enough for a phone at this price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Source: Pocket Lint Archive.org version
While the S squeezes a 5-inch display into its nicely designed and compact body, we found the user interface to be a little slow in places, and its colour palette looks a little dated. There's no shortage of options, however, and the camera performance is good - but we just think that this smartphone would have fared better if LG stuck to the "simple" premise it set out with. With Motorola's aggressive pricing, the LG is also more expensive than you might want it to be at £250, but it comes in cheaper than some other options, such as the HTC One mini 2 or Samsung Galaxy S5 mini.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
The LG G3 S may look like the LG G3, but it offers much poorer value than LG's flagship. Relatively low screen resolution, limited storage, a low-end processor and at-best mid-range camera just don't stack up to the £240 price. At this point there are just too many great phones in the £200-300 price band for the LG G3 S to be able to compete. As such, the phone feels overpriced.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: Tech2.in.com Archive.org version
It hasn’t been long since LG launched its flagship – the LG G3 - which sports a 2560×1440 pixel display and comes with a 13MP camera with laser auto-focus. It was an impressive phone which gave a good battery life despite the high end specs. Recently LG announced the G3 Beat, which is a more affordable variant of the G3 line. We have been seeing these mid-range variants of high end flagships in the past and most of them used to come with the ‘Mini’ moniker. So will the LG G3 Beat prove to be a budget LG G3 worth investing in? Let us find out.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 75% mobility: 65% workmanship: 70%
Source: NDTV Gadgets Archive.org version
There's quite a bit to like about the LG G3 Beat, except for its price, which is officially Rs. 25,000 but is hovering at around Rs. 18,500 in retail at the time of this review. Considering the relatively inconsequential addition of a laser autofocus system and IR emitter, the fact that it costs up to twice as much as the equally good Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) is a little startling. If you aren't living in an LTE market or have no need for greater-than-3G speeds, it makes even less sense. We weren't huge fans of the Moto G's looks and the G3 Beat is definitely improvement, aesthetically as well as in terms of size and comfort, but this isn't worth the enormous price difference.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Digital Trends Archive.org version
The LG G3 tries to imitate the LG G3 but the thing is, it can’t, it doesn't have the hardware to do that. On top of that, LG has priced the phone just below the Huawei Honor 6 which, on paper, has almost 3 times the firepower. All in all, this is a good try from LG, but maybe next time, they can price it right.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 71%
Source: Recombu Archive.org version
If you’re after a premium user experience, the LG G3 S can undoubtedly deliver. It also packs a contemporary design and number of helpful and handy features; it just a shame that the end result isn't particularly memorable.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Phone Arena Archive.org version
Between the two carriers selling the LG G3 Vigor stateside, Sprint is the one selling it for less – $29.99 on-contract or $312 outright. That certainly is better than AT&T’s asking price of $49.99 on-contract, or $334.99 outright. Looking at its on-contract prices, it’s not a bad option. For the most part, its specs are reduced compared to the original G3 to reflect its entry-level status, but it’s relieving to know that several features have been retained – like its IR blaster, the microSD card slot, and several software enhancements.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2014
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 3/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 86%
Source: Android Pit - Heft 2/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 82% mobility: 93%
Source: Mobicroco DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 90% workmanship: 95% emissions: 90%
Source: Area DVD DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2014
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN Archive.org version
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%
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 5/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG's flagship smartphone release from 2014, known as the G3, gets a smaller mid-range model called G3 Beat now. Outstanding features of the LG G3 series are the power and volume buttons at the back of the phone and a laser sensor next to the rear camera lens. The smaller size of the G3 Beat compared to its larger counterparts makes it easier to hold in the the hand. It is only 1 cm thick and weighs 134 grams.
The 5 inch display has a modest resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 294 ppi. This display renders graphics adequately for everyday graphics, but is not sufficient for high demand HD applications like professional photo editing. The G3 Beat features an 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad core processor with an integrated Adreno 305 graphic card.
The phone runs an LG customized version of Android 4.4.2 with a plethora of great options like a battery saver mode, a Qslide feature (which enables users to undertake small tasks in separate floating windows), and a snooze button for the alarm triggered by flipping the phone over. This flipping action can also be used to reject incoming calls. However, the battery life of only about 7 to 8 hours with normal usage is not very great. All in all, this phone is ideal for true LG fans.
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.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
400 MSM8926: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core clocked at up to 1.2 GHz, manufactured in 28nm. Supports LTE.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical smartphone diagonal.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of the LG Group. LG 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.
After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. In the smartphone segment, LG is a medium-sized manufacturer (not among the Top 5 in 2015 and 2016).
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