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LG G3 sells 100,000 units in Korea after just five days

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LG G3 sells 100,000 units in Korea after just five days
While the LG G3 has yet to be released world-wide, it is available for purchase in LG's home country of South Korea. After five days, the company has sold 100,000 units of the flagship model. While we have never won a math contest, we can easily compute that this works out to 20,000 units sold a day. And that is more than twice the number of  LG G2 units that the manufacturer sold in Korea immediately after the device launched last year.

The sales pace that the LG G3 is on is a record for any LG made smartphone, and bodes well for the phone's eventual launch in the U.S. and in Europe. The LG G2 was well received warmly last year, and in fact, was one of the three handsets that we selected as the best smartphone of the year for 2013 (the other two were the Nexus 5 and the Apple iPhone 5s).

As LG prepares to take on the already launched HTC One (M8) and the Samsung Galaxy S5, it has an advantage. The LG G3 will be the first smartphone in the U.S. to feature a screen sporting a 1440 x 2560 resolution screen. And having booked operating profits for the division of 59.3 billion won for 2012 ($58.2 million USD) and 70.9 billion won for 2013 ($69.5 million USD), LG has the money to market its new flagship smartphone properly. Earlier this week, it was reported that the LG G3 is outselling the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Korea by a 3 to 1 margin, although that report had 25,000 to 30,000 units of the LG G3 moving daily.


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source: KoreaTimes via GforGames

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posted on 05 Jun 2014, 10:50 13

1. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


No wonder, it's the best choice out there right now.
go LG!

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:40 2

30. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


The trailer and the renders are deceptive. They give you the false impression that the phone is actually made of metal. I don't have anything against plastic phones but I don't like 'wannabe' phones.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 14:12 10

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


The phone is ACTUALLY made of metal. Read tech news.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 22:33

53. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Ofcourse a very thin sheet of metal inside the plastic cover :-/

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 23:44 1

54. vijaysivakula (Posts: 224; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


Am sure you can find third party vendor who would make a cover with a kilo of steel.

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 03:17

59. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Samsung's ass will be under fire... now they will realize the draw back of designing an ugly phone... I think its a time now for the world to come out of two companies dominance i.e. apple & samsung

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 12:12

64. ebubekir26 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Note 4 is coming baby ;)

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 16:42

65. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


We will see when it will come, lets talk about present at the moment

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 10:50 11

2. refillable (Posts: 1047; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Great job... They have stepped up their game quite well recently.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:41

31. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


No SD 805! I wish they released this later with it.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:50 4

34. wargreymon (Posts: 738; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


So what if SD805 wont come in reasonable time or the sacrifice with having a seperate modem is so great the battery life sucks? SD810 is where the real boost is, and better they launch G3 now and G4 with SD810.

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 00:32

55. refillable (Posts: 1047; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


I know it's disappointing, but it's not LG's fault, it's Qualcomm fault. If LG would wait till the SD805 supply comes out, LG is surely going to lose some chunk of sales.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 10:50 3

3. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


All those flash sales are not representative of final tally.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 10:51 6

4. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Big ugly phone,with outdated 13 MP and nothing new ..S5 prime 4 the win ..

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 10:54 14

5. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


I wouldn't call the s5 prime pretty, and the g3 is amazing. Is QHD on a phone not new, and the battery optimization of the battery is awesome. The thin bezels make it less cumbersome. The camera has a laser autofocus (where else do you see that?).

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:03 13

10. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Since when is 13 MP considered outdated?

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:08 4

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


Its not correct to call 13MP outdated bit the G3 camera is not as good as it could be. Every other flagship besides the M8 has a better camera. The G3 camera is near identical to the G3.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:13 5

16. refillable (Posts: 1047; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


There is yet any review, so your statement has no single proof to back up. A better AF, consistency and I.Stabilization will definitely give a better camera package than sheer IQ. Sure the sensor is still a Sony BSI 1/3", but before the reviews says something, You can't tell anything for sure.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 15:40 5

43. MichaelA (Posts: 18; Member since: 14 May 2014)


Actually there's a full review on theverge.com - and they say it's a solid camera on par with all the other flagships.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 17:53 2

47. Noble_One (Posts: 60; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)


THIS. It actually says the photos with good lighting are comparable but the g3 destroys the s5 in low light.

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 00:34

56. refillable (Posts: 1047; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Oops, Boy, I missed it. Thanks for reminding me!

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:39

28. district11 (Posts: 125; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)


Camera quality is bad. You can have 10 laser beams and its still a bad camera.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 22:27

52. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Really? Who are you?

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:09 1

12. DBounce (Posts: 155; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Sonys new AS7 $2500 camera is only 12.2mp. Go figure that.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:14

19. refillable (Posts: 1047; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Honestly a good niche camera if with internal 4K recording. For me the RX1003 is a better package overall.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:12 6

15. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


G3's 13mp with laser auto focus+Optical Image Stabilizer + Dual Flash + f/2.0 Apeture is by far better than any other 13mp camera on the market.

so its not outdated!

LG G3 IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SMARTPHONE AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET!

ONLY HATER LIKE YOU IS THE UGLY!

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:14

18. refillable (Posts: 1047; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Why didn't you fight with Sar44 as I command you to?

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:26 4

24. cncrim (Posts: 854; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Samfan talking, base on what u make that claim

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:30 2

26. catt4u (Posts: 144; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


So you've already seen a S5 prime in real life and read the reviews?
Please put a link from the reviews here so we can all read them.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:32 1

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


Try to troll harder.

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