LG G3 price and release date: here is what we know so far
0. phoneArena 29 Jun 2014, 10:19 posted on
It is here, but it is not: the super-awesome LG G3 smartphone is now available, but only in its homeland of South Korea, where it was released on May 28. Over 170 other countries are on the waiting list, and there's little information regarding the flagship's global roll-out. Nevertheless, we did a little digging and managed to put all the LG G3 price and availability details in a single post. Keep in mind that we'll be updating the page with further details as they become available...
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1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
So far the best smartphone! :)
2. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2071; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
I think I agree with you. But Android isn't for me. Would've picked up a WP version of this beast instantly though.
3. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
LG will be making WP phones also. Hopefully some flagship also.
51. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
A serius con that spoils the recipie imho: Bad sunlight legibility. Galaxy SII's display brightness is 36% higher, SIII's 46%, S5's 49%, note3's 54,4%, iphone5's 54,5
65. greatoneiw (Posts: 41; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)
wp doesn't even has Clash of clans ... one of the most famous games out there...and plenty of other famous apps...
how can u even consider wp?
people who buy wp are blind nokia fans who cant believe that the brand is dead meat ...(after nokia e7 )
even it's camera phones are not as good as of the other's out there
i remember comparing L 920 vs galaxy s4 myself
s4 camera beat 920 by far !
so it has no apps and no nothing
why would you guys still like it? please explain to me ... i always wondered...?
7. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
I agree, so far it doesn't have any serious cons (And I doubt that there will be many).
34. Leonis (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
The size is a big serious con for lots of people. Yes its smaller than z2 yet bigger than m8 and s5. This is already too big for most people. For me to get this phone or a phone with this size it has to have SD 805 which is a lot more important than 5.5" I would rather have 4.7" than 5.5 and this size. If LG would have make it 5" and smaller than the competitors that would be a big big win.
35. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"...yet bigger than m8..."
Depends on how you will look at it:
LG G3: 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm
HTC One (M8): 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm
37. Leonis (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
well I do mean wider. Wider means bad to me. Really really bad. My finger have a hard time using 5" so 5.5 is too damn wide. I expected a much smaller phone but this is ridiculous.
39. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
How about no physical button? I know they try to reduce the bezels but when the 2 best selling phone (samsung and apple) in the world has the same common trait they should include it if they want it to sell.
No waterproof or supersaving mode is a con too.
42. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"No waterproof or supersaving mode is a con too."
I agree that waterproof is advantage but with this advantage may come and disadvantages for example port flaps. Personally I'm not in need for waterproof smartphone. I don't want to deal with port flaps just because one day my smartphone MAY get wet. Talking about battery saving mode LG G3 also has a battery saving feature.
46. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
I mean how it depends on how often one use those ports. Whens it raining outside you would want your phone to be waterproof same goes when you go to the beach. The thing that turn me off is the on screen buttons, which is just basically taking up screen space. The phone is 5.5 but add in the on screen button we talking about like 5.2-5.3 of usable screen size. Not to mention those on screen buttons get really annoying when trying to play more intense game on your phone. The phone Im currently using (nexus) and the on screen button is annoying.
47. nottolate (Posts: 23; Member since: 01 Jun 2014)
Those on screen buttons can be made as small as you want them or taken off entirely and go pie. Just root the phone. You can also make em any color you want and add more buttons and resize em. I do that with my G2 and my Nexus. Don't see a problem.
60. Penny (Posts: 1647; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
I've only heard of two cons so far: the screen's brightness/contrast doesn't match other flagships right now, and the phone tends to overheat (even to the point where it won't let you increase screen brightness).
Other than that, this really seems like an awesome phone. I love that they use an upgraded OIS system and an innovative laser focus system for the camera. Also not a fan of such large screens, but at least it manages to pack its 5.5" screen while being only a couple of millimeters taller than the Galaxy S5.
10. magnanimus (Posts: 539; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
I like their focus on Simplicity. That was likely to change the view of the public of Android being complicated.
11. mmmanuuu (Posts: 400; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
We aren't sure when the phone is going to launch on their networks. Pricing is also a bit of a mystery right now.
Then why this post???
50. Ubi2447 (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
Yep. And this made 'Featured Articles' :|
They are using he hype of this handset to milk site traffic, I take it.
PocketNow has a thousand times the editor quality.
12. baldilocks (Posts: 739; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)
GS 5 Active is my next phone. I have a Nexus 5 now and am so tired of on screen keys.
15. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
When compared to the other well known companies, yes - but, for the money spent, a OnePlus One phone is tough to beat...
20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
It is not only about the money LG G3 has better technical specifications than OnePlus One!
1) OnePlus One screen resolution is 1920 x 1080 while LG G3 screen resolution is 1440 x 2560.
2) LG G3 screen has higher pixel density 534 PPI while OnePlus One screen pixel density is 401 PPI.
3) OnePlus One doesn't have card slot while LG G3 has card slot up to 128 GB.
4) OnePlus One doesn't have IR blaster while LG G3 does.
5) OnePlus One doesn't have Optical Image Stabilization while LG G3 does.
6) OnePlus One battery is non-removable while LG G3 has removable battery.
7) LG G3 is smaller device. LG G3 dimensions is 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm while OnePlus One dimensions is 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm.
8) LG G3 is lighter device. LG G3 weight is 149 g while OnePlus One weight is 162 g.
1) Since LG is better known company LG G3 will be more world wide available to purchase than OnePlus One, more resellers and distributors will be selling it.
2) Since more official distributors will be selling LG G3 world wide LG G3 will have better customer service.
3) Since LG G3 will be more popular product, there will be bigger sort of accessories for it.
4) Since LG G3 will be more popular product, more amateur developers/hackers will be between LG G3 customers and that mean that there should be more programs and hacks specially made for LG G3 and that means more fun for advanced users.
22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
+ 9) LG G3 has removable back cover and that's mean that you will be able to use custom back covers while OnePlus One doesn't have such possibility.
26. jellmoo (Posts: 1523; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Er, yes it does:http://oneplus.net/one#design
30. jellmoo (Posts: 1523; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Now worries. :) The fun thing is that this is the first LG device that I've been intrigued by. It actually looks nice, which is something I never thought I'd say about an LG phone.
32. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I'm also very impressed by LG G3. Usually smartphones which I like also has few or more major cons which ruins whole fascination. For example I like HTC ONE (M8) but only 4 MP cameras and conditionally big body and small screen in it (ratio between screen size and body size) kills whole fascination while everything else in HTC One (M8) looks just awesome and that SUCKS! :( Or for example Sony Xperia Z2 is also very impressive device but again there is few major cons which ruins it. I like that Sony Xperia Z2 feels solid and not cheap but it is so shiny and fingerprint magnet. Also Sony Xperia Z2 don't have IR Blaster, has too big bezels and I don't like whole these port flaps. :( I don't know maybe I become too choosy, I don't know but so far I didn't find any major cons in LG G3 so I'm very impressed by it! :)
38. DerryAhmad (Posts: 275; Member since: 05 May 2012)
Idk.. Having the QHD display and S801 proc are both advantages and disadvantages for me. Performance wise.. I doubt the phone will perform as good as others with 1080p and S801 proc.
Moreover the Z2 has IP58 and M8 has boom sound which are more like both phones advantages than G3 flaws.
And while the G3 has bigger display, it's also wider and thicker than the Z2. So ergonomic wise its poorer than the Z2.
The G3 is an awesome device but I'd prefer the size of the G3 to be as close as possible to the G2.
43. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Performance wise.. I doubt the phone will perform as good as others with 1080p and S801 proc."
I agree it may be more performance hungry but we must wait for more reviews and test but so far people who used it says that performance is good.
"Moreover the Z2 has IP58 and M8 has boom sound which are more like both phones advantages than G3 flaws."
True, but LG G3 has IR Laser Auto Focus System while nor Sony Xperia Z2 nor HTC One (M8) doesn't have such feature. Also LG G3 has OIS and dual tone flash while Sony Xperia Z2 doesn't have it. HTC One (M8) has Boom Sound but HTC One (M8) has 13 MP camera while HTC One (M8) has only 4 MP. And LG G3 has removable battery while nor HTC One (M8), nor Sony Xperia Z2 doesn't have such opportunity.
"And while the G3 has bigger display, it's also wider and thicker than the Z2. So ergonomic wise its poorer than the Z2."
Yes LG G3 is wider and thicker than Sony Xperia Z2. But with same success I can say that LG G3 is shorter and lighter than Sony Xperia Z2 and has not so sharp shape so Sony Xperia Z2 ergonomic wise is poorer than LG G3.
At least such is my opinion. I respect your opinion too. :)
61. Penny (Posts: 1647; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
According to reviews on the G3 and direct comparisons between the G3 and S5, the G3 manages to offer the same performance in games, apps, and overall usage. So the 801 and GPU can handle the screen resolution. However, where that screen resolution seems to be hurting the G3 is with heat management; this phone tends to get hot according to reviews.
36. andynaija (Posts: 857; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
The OnePlus One DOES have the option of changeabl... Never mind jellmoo said it already lol
23. jellmoo (Posts: 1523; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
A few caveats though:
1) While the G3 has a 2k screen, it is still running an 801 (330), just like the OnePlus One. On screen benchmarks and things like 3d gaming should be much better on the OPO.
2) While the OPO doesn't have expandable storage, it does offer a 64GB storage option. Given how Kit Kat isn't the friendliest with SD cards, there are some definite advantages to the OPO setup.
3) While the OPO is the larger device, it has the choice between capacitive and on screen buttons, which means that you can use all 5.5 inches of screen real estate.
Now you made some very valid points, no doubt. But I think that there are flip sides to each.
27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Thank you for your opinion and notices I respect it. It is always nice to have constructive discussion. :)
21. Furbal (Posts: 943; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Oneplus One is still vaporware for the majority of the planet.
5. Derekjeter (Posts: 813; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Didn't you guys do an article of this earlier in the week. Its the same article where you PA stated "LG G3 release date and price" but the article said nothing about the release, it was only to sign up for the email notifications from the carriers. Shame on PA for putting garbage like this. Just wait till you here from the carriers. Side note: every OEM should learn from Apple on how to announce and release a phone.
6. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
This phone has a wonderful design, so glad they did away with the glossy plastic in favor of the matte /brushed look
8. maxmppower (unregistered)
I have the S4 right now and love it. I was thinking of switching and the G2 looked great.
9. willtheking (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 May 2014)
I am from Brazil and I have a S4 now. But i can wait to get the G3
13. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
I love this pointless article telling us what we already know, bravo
14. a961009 (Posts: 120; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
PA, what about Singapore? As far as I know, G3 will be available from 28 June...
16. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Maybe, phonearena should had not posted the other article on the very same subject....
17. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
I wonder how this compares to the Xperia Z2, the G3 has the better variant of the SD801 and the z2 has 3gb of ram and less pixels to push arround...
33. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
There is two variants of LG G3 one of them also has 3 GB of RAM.
41. cao1004 (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 May 2014)
the Korean one in my country only costs about $650
44. Daytonadave17 (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)
Blah blah Lumia 1520! Boom! Wait till the next windows phone too!
48. nottolate (Posts: 23; Member since: 01 Jun 2014)
My G2 clocked higher on Antutu (36443) just yesterday than both the S5 and the HTC so there is no way I can justfy purchasing this phone no matter how pretty it looks. I want it though...LOL!
49. Ubi2447 (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
So... You are telling us the same thing you did a week or two ago with the same titled article. No actual release dates... But you include 'Release date' in the title and to top it off you put it under 'Featured' on your front page. Really friggen classy, PA.
52. saenaedewe (Posts: 71; Member since: 01 May 2013)
I like LG G3 and I don't care if people are talking trash about it. I like it, it's sexy, it's got the best specs and surely I am going to buy it!
53. DocOc (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)
As much as I wanted to love this phone, it has turned out to be disappointing. Don't get me wrong, the specs are amazing and the phone has everything you can imagine. But how are you going to make such an amazing device and let it be sluggish and lag in operation? I just don't get it. It has also been reported that the call quality and sound is average at best. Really? Did they forget this was a PHONE? Unacceptable in my opinion.
54. bored_guy147 (Posts: 43; Member since: 11 Jun 2014)
When I saw a comparison video between the htc one (m8) and the lg g3, the screen of the g3 looked rather dull.
55. a961009 (Posts: 120; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
PHONEARENA, AGAIN NO INFO ABOUT SINGAPORE.. ARE YOU GUYS LOOKING AT THE READER'S COMPLAIN OR NOT? SINGAPORE, STARHUB "The LG G3 will be made available for pre-order from June 14 to June 21 at RRP of $868 for 16Gb and $928 for 32GB. The pre-order package consists of Quick Circle and Wireless Charger worth $98 and $68 respectively. LG G3 will be available at LG authorised retailers from June 28."