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LG G3 specs and features officially showcased at a "secret" event in South Korea

LG G3 specs and features officially showcased at a
The LG G3 leaks are just non-stop, though we wouldn't categorize what we have here as a leak per se. Instead, it would appear that LG basically revealed its new G3 flagship at an alleged "secret" pre-announcement event at a Korean retailer, or so our tispter claims. This means that both specs and features are now public knowledge, though do keep in mind that LG has a knack for differentiating its home/away versions of its flagship, so specific changes may still happen.

Anyway, let's talk specs. As expected, the highlight of the LG G3 will be its 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 (QHD) pixel resolution screen, which will provide the super-crisp, 538 pixels per inch. Also as expected, the relatively big screen doesn't automatically mean a giant device -- instead, the G3's footprint is almost identical to that of the 5.2-inch Sony Xperia Z2, considering its dimensions of 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm. 

The rest of the specs include a quad-core Snapdragon 801 and 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB of internal storage (no info on microSD slot), and a 13-megapixel rear shooter with the company's improved Optical Image Stabilization +, along with a 2.1-megapixel front-facing cam with an "enhanced selfie mode". It would also appear that we were right in assuming that LG is planning on integrating a laser auto focus assist beam into the body of the G3, which will supposedly deliver fast focus even in low light scenarios. Lastly, keeping the lights of the Android 4.4 KitKat-based handset on is a 3000 mAh cell.

Thanks for the tip!

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posted on 21 May 2014, 10:06 24

1. quakan (Posts: 1177; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I have to admit, that phone looks good.

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:08 11

2. Ashoaib (Posts: 1915; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Yeah, it is looking good... bit close to oneplus1... specs are also quite impressive unlike boring out dated apple's specs

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:13 16

6. quakan (Posts: 1177; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


That last part...why lol?

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:20 2

15. ihavenoname (Posts: 1376; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


He's comparing the fruit to the G3 (because he wrote apple small). G3 is fine device, but you can have many hundred apples with the price, G3 is not nutritious and you can't have it as red nor green. Also, apple recharges you.

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:20 1

16. Jason2k13 (Posts: 641; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


who cares, its funny lol

posted on 21 May 2014, 11:04 3

32. CoastCity (Posts: 101; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


funny is that moto on the window shop "just watch - the end"

posted on 21 May 2014, 12:04

44. Aploine (Posts: 143; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


LOL LG did it again. Remember that one for G2 "don't touch only the front, touch the the back also"?

posted on 22 May 2014, 05:45

119. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 96; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


Nice attention to detail buddy!!!!!!!

posted on 21 May 2014, 18:28

104. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 167; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


I'm sure we can change how the lock screen looks. What I'm more interested in is if the output of the headphone jack will be improved, because the G2 output volume is pathetic. I have to use a custom headphone amp (cmoy) in order to use my phone with headphones or in the car via line-in.

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:55 1

29. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Outdated and yet the latest iPhone continues to be more relevant than most flagships released right now.

posted on 21 May 2014, 11:58 3

43. jrod78414 (Posts: 101; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


say what angel dust have you doing bOSS

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:35

79. joseg81 (Posts: 165; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


lol use the compare feature on the site please. whether you're an apple fan or google fan the specs don't lie.

posted on 21 May 2014, 16:40 1

96. pavsidhu (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 May 2014)


That's only because people don't understand the true potential of Android and are not aware of the major differences that make Android then iPhone

posted on 21 May 2014, 11:28 2

35. Zeeya (Posts: 192; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


apple specs? haha...

posted on 21 May 2014, 13:11 2

55. greatoneiw (Posts: 34; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


now that they raised the bar for screen even 4.7 iphone 6 seems boring to me

posted on 21 May 2014, 15:56 2

93. PunyPoop (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


LG you nailed it! It's a pleasure having the G3 in my hands (together with my z2)! Release it LG! CAN'T WAIT!

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:10 2

3. AstronautJones (Posts: 262; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Agreed. Looks like a beast. Still will wait for s5 prime, m8 prime to compare.
All 3 should be winners

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:32

21. amiroomg (Posts: 17; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


i think most compate is btw m8 prime and g3 ..
maybe note 4 will be best choice for sami in second half the year.

posted on 21 May 2014, 11:39 1

39. Tsoliades (Posts: 211; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


With new phones as good looking as these, I'm not worrying too much about the cancellation of the Nexus line.
As long as manufacturers keep making good-looking phones with on-screen buttons with no ugly logos, I'll be fine.

posted on 21 May 2014, 12:14

47. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Still plastic mate

posted on 21 May 2014, 13:40 4

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


PLASTIC IS GOOD & BETTER FOR A SMARTPHONE!

METAL IS NOT GOOD !

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:05

70. Supraman21 (Posts: 45; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


Nope. Metal is better. Go to anandtechs site and they have an article showing that metal is a better choice in material

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:15 5

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


nope!

metal =WEAK RECEPTION SIGNAL FOR YOUR PHONE!
metal=you may get MORE RADIATIONS from your Phone
metal = not easy to swap your battery

PLASTIC PHONE IS FAR BETTER THAN AN ALUMINUM PHONE

Plastic is lighter and more durable. Doesn’t retain heat or cold

Better a plastic that is flexible than a aluminum that once you bang it will stay that way.
Also metal body is hard on wifi , gps and phone antenna so it cant be the whole body metal, MUST BE partial plastic. see....?

PLASTIC PHONE DOES HAVE STRONGER RECEPTION SIGNAL
PLASTIC PHONE LESS RADIATIONS

do i need to say more....

posted on 21 May 2014, 15:00 6

86. ausnote2 (Posts: 79; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


+plastic more environnentally friendly than metal in making phone
+lighter

plastic is always superior to glass/metal regardless of those diehard fans who keeps putting their head in the sand :)

posted on 21 May 2014, 18:07 3

102. Supraman21 (Posts: 45; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


”Polycarbonate is a poor conductor of heat, which means that with today’s thermally constrained devices, true nominal clockspeed for both CPU and GPU on the SoC will be lower than a phone or tablet that is made of metal such as aluminum and magnesium”
“People often bring up the car analogy to argue that polycarbonate protects a phone or tablet better, but there's no such thing as a crumple zone in a phone. Even the back cover serves a purpose, as antennas are inserted into the back cover in order to have the space for the huge number of frequencies supported. Bending the back cover into the phone is often a dangerous problem, as it will affect the delicate antenna connectors, which are often small, spring-like pieces that make contact with the back cover. This is an issue, as while the metal antenna connectors are elastic to a certain extent, once stretched too far it won’t spring back. One of the most notable examples of this issue can be seen with the Tegra 3 variant of the HTC One X. This variant of the One X would often lose all WiFi and Bluetooth reception due to crushed antenna connectors. Fixing the problem required additional reinforcement to prevent the back cover from bending in too far. As seen in the photo from iFixit's teardown of the Galaxy S4 below, the connectors are small gold-plated nubs that touch parts of the back cover.”
“The safety cell is made to be as rigid as possible to prevent crushing the contents within the safety cell. In short, aluminum is actually more durable, not less. As pointed out back in the iPhone 4 review, the external antennas required by all-aluminum designs can give better reception and performance than internal antennas. Even today, it's possible to see better reception performance from an all-metal device. For example, the Sprint One M8 has a higher effective isotropically radiated power (EIRP) on 1900 MHz CDMA than the Sprint Galaxy S5.”
“Another key advantage is the much higher thermal conductivity of aluminum, which allows for better performance in situations where a device is thermally limited. After all, heat sinks are made of aluminum and/or copper, not polycarbonate or glass. The best example of this can be seen in the comparison between the Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) in the T-Rex rundown test, as the frame rate of the One (M8) is significantly higher than the Galaxy S5”

FACTS ARE FACTS. ALUMINIUM IS BETTER THAN PLAY SCHOOL KIDDY TOY PLASTIC

posted on 21 May 2014, 20:41

108. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


This is mostly nonsense.

The iPhone 4 has terrible reception on just about every carrier. Did you forget "you're holding it wrong" and the rubber bumper Apple had to give away for free as the reception of the iPhone 4 was garbage?

If you look at the SAR values for metal phones vs. plastic phones, you will see most, if not all, metal phones have higher SAR values. This means more chance of getting brain cancer and other medical problems.

One could go on and on, refuting this rubbish from Anandtech. But what's the point? Anandtech is just a shill site for big corporations that pay them to promote their products.

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:18 4

74. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Anandtech? The same site where that telecom tool Brian Klug used to write on every phone review how removable battery and SD card were bad for phones and made them worse phones?

Even after all the phone manufacturer customer surveys said people wanted both features, with the SD card being the most wanted. As HTC publicly stated, they made SD card expansion part of the M8 because customers demanded it.

Anandtech is just noise now.

posted on 21 May 2014, 15:43 2

89. Ashoaib (Posts: 1915; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Anandtech is usually out of some other world... they sometime sounds doing review just for the sake of review... I dont trust them and feel them most of the time irrelevent

posted on 21 May 2014, 18:14 1

103. Supraman21 (Posts: 45; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


He's slightly right. Phones with non removable batteries tend to have bigger batteries because of the extra space. I'm perfectly fine with ought having that "feature" because I never once needed or wanted to swap out my battery. Just like the majority of consumers out there. Also, SD cards are very volatile and go to crap pretty easily-I've had it happen to me multiple times. Most phones withought SD slots tend to have higher internal storage.

posted on 21 May 2014, 20:34

106. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Samsung sells more phones and makes more money than virtually every Android HW maker on the planet. And they listen to their customers and include removable batteries and SD cards with many, if not most of their phones.

So you are going with your buddy Klug and and saying the majority of customers don't want these things when in fact the majority of Android customers are buying these very things.

Maybe you and Klug should start your own review site. I'm sure Apple and other companies that charge $200 for $5-8 worth of flash memory and $150-200 for $15 battery replacements will send you some advertising business.

posted on 21 May 2014, 23:27

111. Supraman21 (Posts: 45; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


No. Samsung sells so many phones because they spend a crap load on marketing. I'm not saying the S5 or any of the Galaxy's are bad, but they aren't the best and they dont sell because they have removable batteries and SD card slots. I've never met a single person that swaps their battery. I've also never seen someone swap one in public. Look at the iPhone, it has both no sd card slot and removable battery. The majority doesn't care. I have an HTC One that has more storage than the S4 and gets similar if not better battery life than the S4. After 10 months of using it the battery still hasn't degraded.

posted on 22 May 2014, 00:09

114. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


You are basically arguing a point on the strength of your own personal experience and beliefs and ignoring the larger perspective available outside yourself.

For example, HTC specifically stated they added the SD slot to the M8 because their customers wanted it.

There are many people who have had to replace their phones because of a bad battery, even new phones. With removable batteries, this becomes a cheap and quick thing to do.

Versus having to take a phone into a store or send it somewhere, worry about your data, wait for a new phone, etc. All this stuff that has to be done because of unremovable batteries adds cost. Which makes phones more expensive for everyone. It's simple economics.

posted on 22 May 2014, 00:10

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


also metal phone is heavier than a plastic phone.

you can still make a 5..5" or 6"screen phone for a lighter weight but not for a metal phone.

YES I BELIEVE MOST PEOPLE BUY AND PREFER REMOVABLE BATTERY !

AND YES REMOVABLE BATTERY HAS MANY ADVANTAGE OVER NON REMOVABLE BATTERY!

YOU CAN'T EASILY REPLACED YOU PHONE'S BACK COVER ONCE IT GOT DAMAGES / SCRATCHED ETC... !

BUT IN PLASTIC PHONE YOU CAN EASILY DO THAT!

posted on 22 May 2014, 05:06

118. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Don't shove your opinion down people's throat, mate.

posted on 22 May 2014, 05:05

117. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


F**k you

posted on 23 May 2014, 23:24

124. refillable (Posts: 630; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Boy, shut up and stop showing you childishness here.

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:00

66. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3989; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Crap this phone is looking extremely delicious...

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:05

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


that's for you! but not for us!

see you in reddot design award for G3!

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:38

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


Keep in mind G3 korean is a bit taller & wider than G3 international because of "ANTENNA" "

posted on 21 May 2014, 15:45

90. Ashoaib (Posts: 1915; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


So should I consider international version dont have an ANTENNA?

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:57

85. amats69 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


I agree..that phone do looks good in front..buti dont like the back..its a bit ugly..imo..

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:10

4. jrod78414 (Posts: 101; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


wow size of htc m8 no no the size of Sony experia z2

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:11 2

5. jrod78414 (Posts: 101; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


2014 best year in PHONES

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:14

7. Jason2k13 (Posts: 641; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


well done LG, but I wont be buying it because its not waterproof. If other companies can bring equal specs and features, along with it being waterproof why cant they.

Of course the G3 is still a great phone.

posted on 21 May 2014, 11:29 6

36. Zeeya (Posts: 192; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


I wont buy it, because it cant cook for me...

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:22 1

75. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Good that you have clarity on why you won't buy a phone. I guess it is just Sony and Samsung for you. Have fun with your extra thick phone, port covers and bad speaker quality.

posted on 21 May 2014, 16:00

95. PunyPoop (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


He's a Sammy FYI.

posted on 21 May 2014, 18:00

101. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8225; Member since: 14 May 2012)


What? The S5 is 8.1mm thick. If you think that's thick, what do you call the Moto E? Obese?

posted on 21 May 2014, 20:35

107. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The Moto E is cheap.

posted on 21 May 2014, 22:27

110. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8225; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lol nice excuse. Fail jab at Samsung lol.

posted on 22 May 2014, 00:12

116. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


It's a preference, not a "jab". I don't like having to deal with port covers. Nor do I like getting reamed by Samsung when they don't build wireless charging into the phone and make me buy an expensive cover.

posted on 23 May 2014, 04:46

121. riley.raven (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 May 2014)


Will it not be water-resistant or waterproof?

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:14

8. Ashoaib (Posts: 1915; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


They are using galaxy S5 in their preannoucement for comparison... thats bad... so they are obsessed with samsung and using samsung's device as a bench mark for theirs

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:18 7

12. Jason2k13 (Posts: 641; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


samsung is usually used as benchmarks for most phones. It's easy to criticize the negatives if the phone is popular.

posted on 21 May 2014, 11:41 2

40. Zenzui (Posts: 73; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Its a common business practice on any field to compare their product on a much known device. As the above poster stated, it is far easy to criticize the negatives of the known device to catch attention.

posted on 21 May 2014, 13:42 1

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


IN CASE YOU DON'T KNOW?

THEY ARE BOTH WELLKNOWN COMPANIES IN THEIR HOMELAND

" SOUTH KOREA" my Homeland too

BOTH DOING THE SAME COMPARISONS IN THEIR PRODUCTS!

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:15

9. ibrahem7731 (Posts: 42; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)


I hope it comes with the download booster and I will buy this beast

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:17

10. jrod78414 (Posts: 101; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


didnt nvidia showcase laser focasing at one the expos this past year

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:17 1

11. hunted (Posts: 324; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


wonderful phone!!!

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:19 2

13. Bioload25 (Posts: 203; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


What a beast..... simply love it
Beautiful design,Quad HD screen (!),excelent camera (at least enough for me..),top notch hardware......

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