‘The right balance of looks, performance, specifications, simplicity and features’ . Yes, that is exactly what LG is aiming to achieve with the LG G3. With a taste of success already familiar with the likes of the LG G2 and Nexus 5, LG is betting big with the LG G3. It is no surprise that the device has been one of the most talked and anticipated smartphones even before any feature of the device was leaked online.
After breathtaking performance especially the battery life and some interesting design choices in the LG G2, the LG G3 is in every way the walk down the same path, hence the phone is more of an evolution on the already very well appreciated G2 than being made from a totally new cast.
Most of the features of the LG G3 were known before the phone was eventually launched in New York today thanks to the freedom and power of the internet and few careless members of the various product listing websites.
Features and Specifications
The LG G3 features a Quad HD IPS Display with a resolution of 2560×1440. This display if measured diagonally is 5.5 inch in size giving it a PPI of 534, which is easily the highest PPI we have seen on a smartphone yet.
The phone will be powered by a 3,000 mAh removable battery which will have to deliver juice to the Snapdragon 801 SoC, which will be doing all the processing on the G3. There is 2 GB of RAM on board to keep the things moving along nicely. The device comes with 16GB internal memory but a micro SD slot for expansion is included. If that is not enough space for you, the G3 also will have a 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM variant.
The 13 MP OIS+ camera on the LG G3 features laser auto focus which will allow you to set focus on your device super fast and yet get sharp and clear images. There is a dual LED flash too just like the HTC M8 or the iPhone 5s giving you better balance of colours when shooting with flash on. The G3 also has a gesture movement enabled selfie mode so that a small hand gesture can capture the selfie without you having to worry about pressing any physical button.
LG claims that you can operate the phone with one hand thanks to a floating ark shape which make the sides of the device exceptionally thin. The G3 also has a 1 Watt Rear Speaker with Boost Amp for a real loud audio experience as LG looks to displace the M8 as the smartphone with the loudest audio performance. The entire UI on the LG G3 has been made flatter and lot crispier than what it was on the G2, with an improved keyboard experience too. The LG G3 will support wireless charging right out of the box without any additional accessory. Several other features such as Knock Code and Knock On from the LG G2 has been carried forward.
Availability and Accessories
LG also announced the Quick Circle case for the G3 which will be sold out separately. The case will feature the six most used applications of yours in a circular alignment when it is draped around the device so that you can quickly access them anytime.
The LG G3 will be available in five different colours namely Black, White, Purple (Voilet), Crimson and Golden variants. The device will be released first in the native land of South Korea tomorrow and that will be followed by release in 170 other countries. No immediate information was released about the carrier partners of the device either though most of the big carriers are expected to get the device.
Images via: Live Stream from LG Official Channel during the Event