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LG G3 sales three times higher than the Galaxy S5 in Korea

LG G3 sales three times higher than the Galaxy S5 in Korea
LG's new flagship phone, the G3, is apparently being bought like hot cakes in its homeland, where it went on sale last week. Korean media is reporting that customers chug 25, 000-30, 000 LG G3 units daily, and this figure is about two times higher than what the previous G2 flagship warranted.

Even more interesting, the G3 evidently outsells the flagship of the other local juggernaut by a factor of three, as the Galaxy S5 sold about 7000-8000 pieces per day in its initial launch period. Of course, the G3 now has the novelty factor on its side, too, plus bragging around with the first Quad HD resolution panel on a brand-name smartphone doesn't hurt either.

Still, the source clarifies that LG's marketing splurges are much smaller than the PR sprees of Samsung we've all seen here and there, so outing a phone whose specs speak for themselves, has been of a paramount importance for the company. With the G3, LG might have hit the nail on the head in that department, it seems, at least in the mother land.

source: ETNews

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posted on 03 Jun 2014, 02:43 35

1. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I wish LG all the best. The G3 is a REAL game changer. Watch out Samsung!

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 02:45 7

6. rd_nest (Posts: 1618; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


What game did it change?

The most underwhelming upgrade among all H1 flagships.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 02:54 24

11. marcski07 (Posts: 600; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


get lost..

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:01 18

15. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Umm... Most underwhelming... It's actually completely opposite way.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:04 20

16. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 512; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


I'd say the M8 may be the most underwhelming one. The camera is just a no-no. I wonder HTC still insisted on that.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:11 4

21. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Why get lost? Its a simple question why is the G3 so special? The G3 would of been a winner if it had an Intel 64bit CPU or a snapdragon 805 but it doesn't. Its the same tech as phones were using in fall 2013 besides the screen and several other phones already are out with the exact same/better specs and a 1440p display.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:13 2

22. DONUT (Posts: 430; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


i think u were talking abt the S5

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:13 2

23. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Samsung tries and creates something new, better. And what others did? You're acting like stupid children.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:19 1

29. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 512; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


Well, the GS5's still pretty solid. It was just letdown because of so much hype that it created. We expected so much but Samsung underdelivered so... That's the reason you'd say it's 'underwhelming'.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:23

30. amasog (Posts: 372; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


Game of the general, i mean, of the copycat.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:34 12

32. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 512; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


You had that the other way around brother. :D Samsung did nothing special this year, in fact, no manufacturer brought something real jaw-dropping and truly innovative. I guess technology has reached the point that it's more of refining the existing for we can't go any much further yet.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:44 2

36. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Watch my links. What did others? Where is your proofs?

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 04:46

48. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


It's a great phone design wise, especially for the screen size at that relatively small size. However I also don't think it's a game changer most of the phones that have come out are more or less the same. Yes the QHD display is their USP but I feel they should have just stuck with 1080p because no content is optimized for these resolutions.

The battery life would be even better with the 1080p display I know it shows promising results but could be even better if they never increased the resolution which no one will be able to tell at normal viewing distances. On top of that would have preferred the dust and water resistance! I however wish LG all the best and hope they can gain some more ground!

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 05:49 4

62. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Most underwhelming? How is it even close to being 'underwhelming' of a change? If anything, the M8 and Z2 are the most 'underwhelming' cause of their almost-same design and specs, whereas the S5 and G3 actually look different and perform differently as well...

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 06:30 5

71. rd_nest (Posts: 1618; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


G2 already had a very good screen to body ratio. G3 increased a little more (76.4% vs 75.7%). Hardly much improvement from G2 here. The camera is yet to be reviewed, so can't say much yet. But from what I heard it's same/similar module. Atleast I think it's same sensor size. It already had OIS in G2.

Screen was already good in G2, increasing the resolution to QHD is merely for marketing purpose. For a 20/20 vision, a person would need to view the display in G2 less than 8 inches to identify individual pixels. Going for QHD is like solving a non-existent problem. Yes, good for marketing, but makes very less sense practically.

Batterylife is unknown, but same battery capacity. I expect there will be some incremental gain in efficiency.

SOC is 801, hardly a major improvement from 800 in G2. Overall, not much of upgrade from G2. G2 was a good upgrade over G. G3 infact has the least amount of upgrades compared to other flagships in Q1.

Not to mention, same plastic build like S5. No water proof or dust proof design.

So what exactly is so overwhelming about this compared to G2??

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 07:03 5

75. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


What about your links? Every single sentence you say is basically directly from a Samsung commercial... It's already time for you too to think with your own brain. That's why we have them. For thinking.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 07:06

77. j2001m (Posts: 2993; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Sorry but this full post is crap news, just to be clear the numbers are not as good as they look as there was a sales ban on when the gs5 came out and big part of this was that very limited numbers of users was able to upgrade at the time due to the ban

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 07:25 1

80. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


If in reviews and comparisons praised g3 and others, they would immediately become not paid? This authoritative resources. And the more they sometimes delusionaly hate s5.
Also. Your eyes also paid?

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 07:40 2

82. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 512; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


I could barely comprehend what you said.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 07:45 3

85. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


What the bloody he** are you talking about?

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 07:53

87. wilsong17 (unregistered)


Mean while check these review on thecamerahttp://www.cnet.com/news/lg-g3s-laser-equipped-camera-put-to-the-test/

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 08:04

90. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


I answered. Just admit that you are wrong

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 08:09 3

91. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 512; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


How- ugh, resist feeding the troll.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 08:19

93. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Just troll it's you. And a normal person sees it. I answered all yours delusions, I have proof, facts and photo comparisons. You and like you have nothing, only delusions and verbiage.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 08:39 1

98. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 512; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


Oh yeah, I'm a troll. Also I'm a Samsung fanboy who REALLY knows what he's talking about.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 08:39 2

99. DONUT (Posts: 430; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


you have nothing sorry. the G3 hasnt been properly reviewed, so you can't make a comparison just yet.
besides, you admitted to typing all that just to spite people (PA removed your comment), which pretty much makes you a first class troll

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 08:41 5

101. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


This post went ugly so fast.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 08:42

103. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


facepalm. goodbye
We assume that you admitted that you were wrong

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 08:46

105. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


press "show"
pa help noobs-haters and schoolchildrens. I dont know why...
g3 have bsi sensor sony (imx214)
g3 have qhd lcd display
g3 have small camera sensor
g3 have plastic body
g3 have no waterpoof
Thats all

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 09:03 5

106. DONUT (Posts: 430; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


ah whatever, talking sense to you is like trying to talk sense to LGisGood, hopeless and a waste of time. no matter what you will insist you are right. this is despite the fact the LG has yet to be properly reviewed.

and surprise surprise, the S5 is also made of plastic, but LG made it look a lot better than Samsung did. and the S5 has the issue of the camera not working doesnt it? every phone has its pros and cons, get over it and get a life

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