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

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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 36

1. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1976; 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: 767; 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: 357; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


get lost..

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:01 18

15. ihavenoname (Posts: 1374; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


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

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 06:30 5

71. rd_nest (Posts: 767; 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, 11:39 1

124. eldyagustius (Posts: 127; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


G3 is not a FULLY plastic build like S5.. it's polished with metal on its back.. Z1 to Z2 has not so much improvements too..

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 15:23

130. LGisgood (Posts: 434; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


lg confirmed lg g3's back cover has real metal

lg g3 has real metal in the entire frame"ring" and the back cover has real metal too a very light weight
" thin" metal inside the polycarbonated cover.that's why its feel more solid.

also the Entire Front of G3 is made of Gorilla Glass
and its real a beautiful phone

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 11:53 1

125. refillable (Posts: 629; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


What's the point of expecting a major upgrade from an already good thing? They seem to fix: ugly software overlay, AF issues, non removable back, unexpandable storage, cheap glossy plastic, etc. Still complaining about the lack of waterproofness and fingerprint sensor? Well boy, therr is this thing called the M8.

I mean I too, was dissapointed with the lack of some stuff that were supposed to be included with the G3's launch. But saying it as the most underwhelming upgrade of H1 is just some sort of sheer denial.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 20:11 1

132. eldyagustius (Posts: 127; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


Yeah right! I don't understand why people is arguing about the lack of waterproofness and fingerprint sensor. If LG truly implemented the waterproof ans fingerprint sensor in their smartphones, people complained it as a copycat, no innovation, etc

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 01:59

133. refillable (Posts: 629; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


If the 'rd_nest' guy is still insisting on that 'most underwhelming upgrade of H1' opinion, I would just say 2 characters. Z2.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 02:17

136. techloverNYC (Posts: 399; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Yea totally agree I dont see anything special with this phone.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 23:50 1

140. preter (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)


This is the kind of idiotic dismissive remark based on ignorance and half-truths.

LG already was a leader in screen to body ratio in the G2. They broke their record again with the G3. The Sharp Sharp Aquos Xx 302Sh doesn't count as its not a major brand distributing worldwide to all markets.

See Phonearena's own ranking of screen to body size!

Its like some idiot saying that Usain Bolt only broke his world record in the 100m by only 0.01s so that doesn't count like an achievement.

Who else is even addressing the issue of making phones smaller while giving you bigger better screens? All the rest still have buttons on the side!

Already there are reviews that indicate the battery life is about the same as that of a 1080p screen flagship. The confirmed prices for some markets indicate that it will launch at a lower price than the Samsung/iPhone/Sony/HTC flagships. Why wouldn't you get the QHD screen with the same performance and lower price!

I remember how many said that 1080p was unnecessary too. Look where they are now? If the QHD came with a battery drain, I wouldn't get it - but it appears to be a virtually no-compromise device for once.

It even has the world's fastest AF so I won't miss shots of my nephews. It even has optical image stabilisation, the same indispensable feature on my serious DSLR gear (A99) which is the most important thing in low-light photography. I know cos my clients love my shots.

It even comes with FM Radio - which I've been really pissed with the likes of Samsung for removing. That was why I skipped the S4 & S5 on principle.

You disingenously & conveniently failed to mention that the S5 recycles essentially the same screen as the S4 - 1080p. That the S5 design is basically the same as the S4. That the bezel size is the same etc. etc.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:11 4

21. Shatter (Posts: 2015; 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 04 Jun 2014, 06:17

138. eldyagustius (Posts: 127; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


What other flagship phones with 1440p display? S5? Z2? M8? None of them used 1440p display. You should blame them too not only G3 because they still implemented the 801 soc..

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 23:56

141. preter (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)


Why don't you learn to read spec sheets first?
Why not understand the stuff in spec sheets first?

Instead of mouthing off?

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:04 20

16. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 109; 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, 03:13 2

22. DONUT (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


i think u were talking abt the S5

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:19 1

29. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 109; 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: 130; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


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

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 05:49 4

62. gigaraga (Posts: 865; 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, 08:41 5

101. chunky1x (Posts: 230; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


This post went ugly so fast.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 11:30

123. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


Wait Wait Wait, the S5 didnt sell as well at launch because of that sales ban thingy carriers had. why didnt this article mention that

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 13:51 1

129. medicci37 (Posts: 622; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Get off samsungs nutsack

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:13 2

23. sar44 (Posts: 196; 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, 03:34 12

32. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 109; 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: 196; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


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

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 07:03 5

75. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2694; 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, 07:25 1

80. sar44 (Posts: 196; 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: 109; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


I could barely comprehend what you said.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 07:45 3

85. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2694; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


What the bloody he** are you talking about?

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 08:04

90. sar44 (Posts: 196; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


I answered. Just admit that you are wrong

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 08:09 3

91. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 109; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


How- ugh, resist feeding the troll.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 08:19

93. sar44 (Posts: 196; 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: 109; 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, 08:42

103. sar44 (Posts: 196; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


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

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 08:39 2

99. DONUT (Posts: 306; 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, 08:46

105. sar44 (Posts: 196; 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: 306; 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

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 09:10

107. sar44 (Posts: 196; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


I wrote about it, but my comment was removed.
I am not samsung fanboy. s5 also have disadvantages
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2746925

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 09:18

108. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 109; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


Told ya, do not feed the trolls.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 09:21 3

109. DONUT (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


hi BaffledTruffle :) thought maybe i could talk some sense to it but guess i couldnt lol. are u having a good day? :)

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 10:08 1

119. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 109; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


We had the same thought, DONUT (the name sounds too eccentric but whatever). Feeding the trolls was fun, but then it kinda gets tiring so... Yeah. Pretty much having a great day. Hope you had fun as well!

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 09:25

111. sar44 (Posts: 196; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


You still have not answered why I troll. All indications says that you are a child-troll. And you continue to prove it.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 09:36 1

114. DONUT (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


read comment #99, goodbye forever now

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 09:47

116. sar44 (Posts: 196; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


read comment #105, goodbye forever now

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 09:28 6

112. Gasteasoro (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Apr 2014)


I'd love to see this sar44 guy duke it out against LGisGood. Man that would be like watching a terribly translated bollywood comedy.

"G3 have better fone"
"LG is sucks!"
"G3 are bigest screen"
"No batteri noob (Inserts link)"
"I see LG G4 is better"

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 09:34

113. DONUT (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


lmao ikr!!

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 09:49

117. sar44 (Posts: 196; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


I dont understand

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 09:54

118. sar44 (Posts: 196; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


child trolling against proofs, facts and photo comparisons

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 10:10 1

120. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 109; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


That would kinda be like The Rise of the Planet of the Trolls.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 15:25

131. LGisgood (Posts: 434; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


lg confirmed lg g3's back cover has real metal

lg g3 has real metal in the entire frame"ring" and the back cover has real metal too a very light weight
" thin" metal inside the polycarbonated cover.that's why its feel more solid.

also the Entire Front of G3 is made of Gorilla Glass
and its real a beautiful phone

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 02:01 2

134. refillable (Posts: 629; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


I summon you to fight with Sar44...!

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 10:37

121. cncrim (Posts: 496; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Phone is hit platue, manufacture add little things here and there but nothing is we call revolutionary.

The next break through need to be battery, it could be nice if battery get full charge in 10mins and last the whole day or two.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 04:46

48. Klamba92 (Posts: 195; 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, 07:06

77. j2001m (Posts: 27; 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, 07:53

87. wilsong17 (Posts: 865; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


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, 02:43 11

2. tech2 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Apart from the QHD there is nothing really to brag about (albeit that's no less of a USP). Their track record in camera department and updates are not that good. Same can be said about LG G3's camera as I see no significant change.

And the most important thing internationally is that their customer service for warranty is awful. Samsung and Apple have really good after sale services and support. Moreover, its easier to find their 3rd party accessories.

But gotta give to LG for producing a great phone although it is a bit too wide for my taste and I prefer physical buttons.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 02:44 9

5. hipnotika (Posts: 298; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


lg's service in turkey better than samsung.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:56 8

39. tech2 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


World is not in Turkey, Turkey is in the world.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 05:36 3

58. LGisgood (Posts: 434; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


LG service in my Country is by far better than any other brand.

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