LG G3 Smartphone Specifications and Latest Reviews: You can say that LG really wants to swim with the largest fish, which is Samsung and Apple, but can not seem to gain any market share.
The G series is its flagship, but rises to the average person on the street and ask them if they have heard of the Optimus G, G2, or G3, and I can guarantee that from 8 to 9 out of 10 people will say no. It’s not even as an unknown brand is LG. They are well known for their TVs and appliances, but when it comes to smartphones, which continue to play second fiddle to Samsung and Apple.
So here we are again, wondering if the G3 will take LG to the Promised Land. Certainly has the firepower to do just that. With a Quad HD screen and a camera that features autofocus laser LG is ahead of Samsung and Apple in terms of hardware. Another advantage is that Samsung’s market share is declining so that consumers may be looking for something different. The G3 could be classified as a Big Boy but is ready to play with the big boys?
The G3 has a 5.5 inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) IPS LCD display (538 ppi) display, a 2.5 GHz processor Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core 801, Adreno 330 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, microSD slot up to 128 GB of additional storage, 13 MP rear camera with autofocus and OIS + laser, 2.1 MP front camera, 3,000 mAh, WiFi dual-band 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and Miracast.
Radios (CDMA version): 850/1900/2500 LTE for Sprint (instead of 750/1700/2600) WCDMA 850/1900/2100, CDMA 800/850/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900.
As with most flagships today, the G3 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and 3 GB of RAM, which is more than enough for the average person. They also offer a version of 2 GB (16 GB model), but I doubt it would be able to tell the distinct difference is obviously less storage. The G3 can handle anything you can throw at it and is free of mishaps. I did run the benchmark AnTuTu mandatory, and stood at 36,911, which is on par with other flagships.
The screen is one of the focal points in the G3, as it is one of the first phones to offer Quad HD, which is a resolution of 2560 x 1440 seems an exaggeration, but if LG is willing to give it to me without me receivable more than other phones, I’ll take. Now, when I say, “overkill”, I do not mean the screen is simply beautiful screens competition. It’s actually one of the best displays you will ever see. However, it will not actually be able to enjoy the full potential of that beyond the user interface and looking at your photos. You will have a hard time finding any application supporting this resolution today, but do not forget, Quad HD will more than likely become the norm over the next year, which will support more applications over time. LG is one of the leaders in terms of screens and the G3 is no exception.
With a phone of this caliber would have liked to have seen me to stereo speakers, but LG wanted to keep the phone as small as they could. I would say more important because most consumers do not have to do with the sound so much. So you get a speaker on the back of the device that sounds good.
Unfortunately I was not able to perform my usual battery test as LG sent me the Sprint version. Sprint LTE is nowhere to be found in my area, so I can only comment on my daily use based on 3G data, and what other people have experienced. The G3 has a battery of 3000 mAh, so it has plenty of juice, but do not forget, it is the power of a whopping 5.5 inch screen Quad HD. My experience is that you must get through the whole day with moderate to heavy use. This would include the use of WiFi in the mix. My guess is that if you were to be in LTE all day, going to be tough, but you should be able to do it with moderate use.
If ever there was an Achilles heel for LG, which has been its software. I always thought that the approach was very similar LG Samsung focus, and include a lot of add-ons in the hope that consumers love again and again with your next purchase of phones. Then there is the interface. In the past, the focus of LG was not too easy to use, but have promised a more streamlined experience with the G3. I agree. I like your approach as close to stock Android even though it is not. In the past, I do not think I could live with interface LG as my daily driver, but for once, I agree with that.
Now let’s get to the aggregations of property. Newest first material.
This is not completely new to LG, but will pay more attention now that is available on its main flagship vessel. Beat Code is just another way to unlock the phone. This method breaks the screen into four quadrants. You can predefine your own pattern (pressing any squares you want in any order), which can be as simple as three or as many as eight taps A couple of things this is good. The first is that when you want to wake up the phone from sleep, it is not necessary to tap the power button first. You can just take your phone and dialing code with Knock, and the screen lights up.
If you touch the power button, the lock screen will be displayed and you will still be able to leverage its Code of Knock. Secondly, the valves need not be in a specific place. It’s a bit hard to explain, but when the code is recorded Knock, the four equal quadrants fill the screen. However, when actually touch the code to unlock the phone, you can miniaturize that if it is easier for you. As you hit your actual pattern correctly, no matter if you use the entire screen, the center of the same, or even a small area in one corner. I would rate Knock Code not only cool, but also useful.
It is taken from LG adds Google now except that the information on your phone. You really have to wonder why companies like Samsung and LG continue to regurgitate someone else’s work and present it as their own, but that’s for another post. Intelligent notice will ask the “useful” information such as when one of the contacts has a birthday and what the weather will be, but also mention that you may need to call a particular person on the basis of the frequency with which they fire. It also tells you when the battery is a bit low, as if you could not see in the status bar. Smart ads appear both in the shadow of notification and in the main widget on the home screen by default, but appears the notification area is used more than a reminder in case you ignored the widget. I really do not think it’s all cool, but I will say that going to be helpful for some people.
This is another useful application, but does not include anything other than third party applications already available in the Play Store. It is like an imitation Samsung S Health, but not as wide. LG Health includes a pedometer to keep track of all your steps throughout the day. It will also allow you to record your route for those times when you want to go for a walk as part of your exercise routine. LG calls this Tracks and also works for running, cycling, hiking and rollerblading. All your training will be recorded and will tell you how long you have worked in account, the amount of calories burned, distance, average speed, and its normal rhythm. For those looking for an easy application training, LG Health get the job done. However, Samsung S Health is more complete because there is a built-in “personal trainer” and you can track your food intake from a database of millions of food items.
It is also more polished you can see your total steps for the day on the lock screen so you do not have to open the application all the time. Of course, with the G3, if used Knock Code, you never see the lock screen. The other thing that is peculiar with LG Health is no application icon. LG decided to place the application on the home screen leftmost (along with smart tips). You can see his stats for the day and can just tap anywhere to open the application. Okay if you want to spend more on the left on the main screen for this information (actually it’s not right, must be a widget), but it gives us an application icon if you want to quickly open the application from another Home screen. As I said, there are better options in the Play Store, but the average consumer may be too lazy to look for as LG Health will be useful for many.
Most keyboards come standard values on phones are usually pretty boring, but LG is trying to change that with the intelligent keyboard. Again, this is more of the same of other third party applications on Play Store already do. One of the best features of it has to be the ability to resize the keyboard to suit your needs. You have to enter setup, and once you do, you can drag the top of the keyboard so it is smaller or larger. It would be much easier if the ability to long press on the top of the keyboard to drag without having to enter setup include, but should not have to adjust all that often. Smart Keyboard is also “smart” because it learns the words you like to use and predict what is most likely trying to write. You can simply slide to complete the word. Catch a mistake you made, and you can always press the spacebar to move the cursor to the word that is misspelled. I found the Smart Keyboard function prediction to be mediocre at best. Not even would automatically add apostrophes.
The Android phones can get slower over time due to files that accumulate and must be removed. These include temporary files and applications you no longer use. Intelligent cleaning recognize temporary files and let you know what applications are idle, that you have not used in a while. It will even give you the opportunity to search your download folder to see what should be deleted. I would rate this as helpful.
You will still get all the features that have appeared in recent LG phones as Guest Mode, Quick Memo, fast remote (to use your IR transmitter with your home theater system), double glazing (2 applications at the same time), Q Slide, text Link, and more. Fast Remote lets you use your G3 as the remote control in your living room and is probably the most useful in this case. Double window allows you to run two applications simultaneously on the screen. Okay, but supported applications are limited. Slide Q is another form of multitasking that allows multiple applications to float on top of other applications. Both double and Q Slide window appear cool on the surface, but I can not see all that many people who use them. Visitor mode is for when you want to give someone your phone to not have access to what you do not want to see. Okay, but how many times he handed the phone to someone you really need to be concerned about that? You can see how most of these functions work by checking previous G2 guides.
Most of what LG has brought to the table this year will be useful so kudos to them, but the phone still feels a little bloated with some of the things. Adding that the main useless for LG Smart Tips Health does not help either. However, as I mentioned before, I feel that I can finally live with an LG phone as my daily driver, which is a drastic change.
It is obvious the Quad HD screen is one of the main focal points with the G-3, but LG touts its camera as much, if not more than the screen. The claim to fame here is laser autofocus and OIS +, not to mention a 13 MP lens and dual LED flash. + Is an improved OIS optical image stabilization promises to further eliminate shake OIS traditional version. Autofocus laser is a first in the industry for a smartphone, which accelerates the approach. What it does is measure the distance between the camera and the subject. The idea came from when engineers division of LG Electronics lasers were testing the camera of a robot vacuum cleaner. The result? The G3 will focus on 220 ms versus 300 ms for traditional smartphones. It works well, but do not expect a drastic improvement. It’s not like it’s going to give you clear shots of a fast moving vehicle, and I’m not even sure I’ve noticed it’s much if I did not know existed. When it came to photos with movement, was unpredictable as seen in the following examples. Low light performance was very good, but like any other phone, you will find a lot of noise when the light is very low. In general, the G3 makes great pictures in almost any situation and is one of the best cameras I’ve tried. Here are some examples of shots.
I should also note the camera interface has been simplified. Those of you who like a lot of adjustments to fumble to not be excited. Now serving the casual user, which is most people. Users will have options for Auto, Magic Focus, Panorama, and Dual (using both front and rear lens simultaneously). Focus Magic LG is making the Bokeh effect, which allows you to select certain parts of the image to be out of focus or in focus. It did not work well for me at all. You can also set HDR Auto, On, or Off. If you want to capture images automatically saying either cheese, Smile, Whisky, Kimchi, or LG, you can do that too. One of the coolest features is the ability to remove all icons and buttons interface that allows you to touch anywhere on the screen to break your photo. If you choose to have shown the icons, you have to press the shutter button.
LG added some features for fans and groupie selfie too. A quick hit above changes to the front-facing camera. They have added a slider to the right to improve their selfies. Basically it adds a little light, like a fake flash. I mostly did not notice anything significant to it. There is also a hand gesture that can be used to start a second account back 3 so you can be ready for epic picture. Just put your hand out like you are saying loud and make a fist. Probably the biggest disappointment, however, is the fact that the lens facing 2.1 MP front only. Most flagships are beginning to include more than 5 MP, so this is something LG missed the boat on.
So far video, the G3 does a good job. However most people can not use their best feature is the ability to record 4K video. TVs that offer that kind of resolution are still too high a price for the mainstream. I guess you can record all video in 4K so that someday in the future.
If you’ve read any of my previous comments about LG phones, it is likely that you did not feel that warm and fuzzy to me about them. The hardware was always there, but the interface was always awkward and annoying. In addition, LG has one of the worst records when updating their devices with the latest versions of Android.
I can not say anything about his future plans with Android updates, but I’m satisfied with interface changes. He still has room to grow, but for once, I feel like I can use an LG phone as my daily driver and would recommend to family and friends. It’ll still be a little big for many people, but I think you will be surprised how “not extraordinary” that is when you see it in the store. Add in the fact that the screen, camera, and battery life is up there with the best of them and it seems that LG finally has a winner on its hands. Will it translate to success? I leave the marketing team, but if you are looking for a new phone, you can not go wrong with the LG G3. It is simply the best Android smartphone available today.
Source / Credit: Talk Android