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LG G3 to be twice as popular as the G2, says Korean analyst

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LG G3 to be twice as popular as the G2, says Korean analyst
In a report published earlier this month by The Korea Times, Woori Investment & Securities analyst Sophia Kim said that sales of the new LG G3 smartphone could be twice as higher than sales of the G2 from last year.

3 million G2 units may have been sold as of December 2013, but there aren’t any recent numbers regarding sales of LG’s former flagship handset. However, the G3 will likely see higher sales numbers anyway. Previous rumors had it that LG was expecting to ship at least 10 million G3 units around the world. Last week, LG announced that it shipped a total of 14.5 million smartphones in the second quarter, though it didn’t say how many of those were G3 units.

According to The Korea Times, the G3 should remain popular throughout the rest of the year, despite the fact that Apple is about to launch its new iPhone 6. Analyst Sophia Kim seemingly believes that the new iPhone will have limited impact on LG’s smartphone sales. Instead, Apple’s next-gen handset could negatively impact Samsung.

"Only Samsung and Apple are rivals in the premium smartphone segment. There are concerns that the iPhone 6 might negatively affect LG Electronics' rebound, but such concerns are overdone," Kim said.


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posted on 30 Jul 2014, 00:02

1. Busyboy (Posts: 344; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Lol I remember when everyone was saying how this was going to be a beast, bested by no one. So hyped to the point where even though this is a good device it was frowned upon and got hate. LG doesn't care about power users, they care about sales.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 00:13

6. ihavenoname (Posts: 1441; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


They should not have put a half baked display on a flagship phone.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 00:15 2

7. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


No matter what people say its best phone in the world that is internationally available yet.

That is, before the Galaxy Note 4 is announced.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 00:08

2. gigaraga (Posts: 1211; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Well, you can't really go wrong with LG and it's flagships!

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 00:08 1

3. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


They dropped the ball with the soc.

Could have yes, will be, marginally.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 00:10 3

4. shamatuu (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


i would pick this phone over the iphone 6.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 00:12 5

5. GreekGeek (Posts: 843; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


LG had to oversharpen the display to emphasize its Quad HD goodness......... how pathetic
I wish they could have left it unadulterated

I think the G2 is the better buy these days for a little over $300

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 00:38 1

8. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3309; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


This. LG made a lot of good choices with the G3, but still managed to get some fail into the picture.

The terrible oversharpening of the amazing screen is idiotic -- all LG did was screw things up for the very people who are interested in the phone because of the QHD screen. All in all, I think LG made the right choice in going with QHD, but could have done a better job with the screen a few other things.

Audio output/quality with headphones is still weak, although a little better than before.

And while buttons on back might be workable for some people, the best phones come with a dedicated shutter button -- Sony Z2, Samsung Galaxy S5 Active for example. Trying to take a picture that is not a selfie using a button on back is awkward, to say the least.

And then there is the lack of the 805 chip. Better battery life, more memory bandwidth, and more graphics horsepower would have really helped the G3.

The G3 is still a good phone -- competent with no epic flaws. It's just not a great phone.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 00:56 4

9. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3418; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I have to say LG dropped the ball and released a half baked flagship in haste. G2 was still relevant and competitive as flagship.

G3 is just a small upgrade over G2, yet being inferior in many aspects.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 02:27 2

10. b4ckr3ad1ngth1ssh1t (Posts: 15; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)


all of these over-sharpening complaints, i don't see it? where am I supposed to look? the only complaint i'd have with this phone is that verizon felt the need to blast it with its bloat and that the screen is a tad dimmer than what i hoped.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 04:05

11. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Slowly but sure, LG is gonna follow samsung to beat Apple.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 04:06

12. techloverNYC (Posts: 406; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Let the sales record do the talking. Too much hype and haters on this pages

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 12:42 2

13. Brosepower (Posts: 35; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


Yeah I do not see the oversharpening effect either. The phone has a fantastic display. I do not want to get into which display beats which, but it is the best display I have ever had in a smartphone I have owned.

People saying the display is half baked really have not taken the time to get to know it. I have people come into my store and check out phones all the time and they are constantly wowed by the G3's display.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 00:37

16. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3309; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The one I looked at in the ATT store obviously had some sort of processing going on. To me, it looked like bad antialiasing. Which is sad and ironic as with QHD and 500+ PPI, anti-aliasing should be minimal and simple.

It doesn't make the display a bad display, but it makes it worse than if LG had opted for no processing.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 15:30

14. marbovo (Posts: 655; Member since: 16 May 2013)


"Only Samsung and Apple are rivals in the premium smartphone segment." WTF...

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 17:22

15. Stuntman (Posts: 733; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I would rather have a thicker phone with a longer battery life any day over a thinner phone with a shorter battery life.

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 09:48

17. dicben304 (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Aug 2014)


Ive owned the g2 gave it to my son. Now im using the g3. Owned an s4 and had samsung note 3, gave it to my sister, my dad owns an s5. Camera s5 hands down, screen i like amoled so s5. However the g3 screen is more sharper. But. Im never been more content and happier with the g3. Points to back buttons and thin bezels, and i cant live without the knock on. Its so useful as i open my phone even one the table without scramming for the power button nor the menu button like the s5.

Battery still a little less than my old g2 but stills gets the job done more than a day. Did some few twitches and g3 now more snappier. I like the flat ui of g3 than s5 and holding both, the g3 feels better.

I also have a feeling that samsung and lg are really connected in a way the feel of the ui and the tv remote are almost identical.

I just feel that lg is samsung's reaserch and development guinea pig. Its their way of protecting their reputation if a new thing would flop and lg takes it. However, the thin bezel and back botton layout and knock feature feels like what every touch screen phone should be.

I wish i could make the volume keys scroll my screen or let lg create an intuative touch pad at the back so i can navigate while i browse in the net so i have full view of the screen when i read

Proud, happy, content g3 user for now. Samsung impress us soon, sony forget about them had the z1 z ultra but the ui sucks as well as battery and cam

G2 is still competitive. My son's g2 runs the g3 rom and what a treat.

Im no fanboy of any phone. I just find whats the,most useful for me now.

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