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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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posted on 31 May 2014, 12:22 14

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


So far the best smartphone! :)

My opinion.

posted on 31 May 2014, 12:24 5

2. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; 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.

posted on 31 May 2014, 12:26 4

3. wargreymon (Posts: 758; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


LG will be making WP phones also. Hopefully some flagship also.

posted on 31 May 2014, 12:33 4

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).

posted on 31 May 2014, 13:39 2

10. magnanimus (Posts: 557; 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.

posted on 31 May 2014, 13:44 2

11. mmmanuuu (Posts: 403; 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???

posted on 31 May 2014, 13:58 1

12. baldilocks (Posts: 758; 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.

posted on 31 May 2014, 14:12 1

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...

posted on 31 May 2014, 15:16 1

19. catt4u (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


.... If you can get hold of one that is ;)

posted on 31 May 2014, 15:37 6

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.

Other things:

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.

posted on 31 May 2014, 15:42 2

21. Furbal (unregistered)


Oneplus One is still vaporware for the majority of the planet.

posted on 31 May 2014, 15:43 1

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.

posted on 31 May 2014, 15:49

23. jellmoo (Posts: 1931; 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.

posted on 31 May 2014, 15:50

24. jellmoo (Posts: 1931; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


So is the G3.

posted on 31 May 2014, 16:02

25. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Also.. It costs half the price.!

posted on 31 May 2014, 16:06

26. jellmoo (Posts: 1931; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Er, yes it does:http://oneplus.net/one#design

posted on 31 May 2014, 16:08

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. :)

posted on 31 May 2014, 16:12

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Sorry my mistake. :(

posted on 31 May 2014, 16:13 1

29. jellmoo (Posts: 1931; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Internet high five!

posted on 31 May 2014, 16:22 2

30. jellmoo (Posts: 1931; 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.

posted on 31 May 2014, 16:36 1

31. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


High five! :D

posted on 31 May 2014, 17:15 3

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! :)

posted on 31 May 2014, 18:06 3

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.

posted on 31 May 2014, 18:12 8

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

posted on 31 May 2014, 18:35

36. andynaija (Posts: 944; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


The OnePlus One DOES have the option of changeabl... Never mind jellmoo said it already lol

posted on 31 May 2014, 22:09

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.

posted on 31 May 2014, 22:28

38. DerryAhmad (Posts: 285; 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.

posted on 31 May 2014, 23:28 1

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.

posted on 01 Jun 2014, 09:09 1

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.

posted on 01 Jun 2014, 09:27

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. :)

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