LG Netherlands slips, publishes product page for LG G3; leak confirms 2GB of RAM on board
As we know, the LG G3 will come with a 5.5 inch screen, featuring a resolution of 1440 x 2560. The quad-core processor under the hood is the Snapdragon 801. Unfortunately, the leak confirms the information that came out of LG U.K., which means that the phone will be equipped with 2GB of RAM, not 3GB as was reported earlier. And while there could be different variants of the device with different storage, the leak today shows that the phone will offer 16GB of native storage, not 32GB. Other specs include the 3000mAh removable battery and a 13MP rear facing shooter. Android 4.4.2 is pre-installed. The phone's dimensions are 146.3mm x 74.7mm x 8.9mm.
In addition, the LG G3 will provide tips to the user "based on the status of your phone, your behavior, and the locations where you are," similar to the information provided by Google Now. A Quick Circle feature arranges the six most used apps in a semi-circle that you can access quickly. And the size of the new virtual QWERTY can be adjusted. The rear camera uses a Laser Auto Focus for rapid focusing of your photos and video. Strangely, there was no word about the capacity of the microSD slot. According to LG U.K., the storage capacity of the slot is supposedly 2TB.
By this time tomorrow, we should have all your questions answered.
LG G3 specs are leaked by LG Netherlands
source: LGNetherlands (translated), PortableGear.nl (translated) via AndroidCentral
17. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
The design is nice indeed. However same 801 to push for all those pixels?! Hmmm do no about that. Plus it's big! Ok small bezels but it's big! Keep it 5" same size bezels and a full HD. Now that would be perfect.
36. maherk (Posts: 1208; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I am not worried about the performance of the 801 with a 2k screen, kitkat took care of that. What I am worried about is the 3000 mah battery, who isn't gonna manage to survive with a 5.5" screen and all those pixels, but who knows I might be wrong.
53. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
LG so far has the best battery optimization in all truth. Plus metal housing with removable back piece = simply buy a new battery when this one loses charge. This phone is sick, LG doesn't do things they aren't capable of
50. dwd3885 (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is pushing more pixels and has an 800... Runs perfectly.
57. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
Runs perfectly if you like lag. This isnt hater talk. Im actually a big samsung fan. But that 8.4 has some serious stuttering going on
2. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
I wonder one thing about this phone : price
10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I don't know about the price in U.S. but here in Europe LG G3 price should be similar to the price of any other Android flagship (release day).
23. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)
I'm guessing around $600-$700 in the U.S.
24. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3739; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
This is a lot more than the $465 the G2 currently costs on ATT.
47. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Which has been out for quite some time now.
3. wilsong17 (Posts: 1092; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
So much for fuzz for this... I will wait for September event
21. AstronautJones (Posts: 272; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
Amen to that. 16gb with 2gb ram? No thanks.
31. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
32Gb with 3Gb Ram like the Z2 Note3
25. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3739; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Yep. Looks like the G3 is the last of the 801 spec bump flagships, but with a bigger and higher resolution screen.
LG could have made this the first 805 flagship instead of the last 801 flagship. I wonder why they didn't do this. Maybe the 805 really is super buggy like the rumors have been saying.
5. aco96 (Posts: 212; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
2014 flagships are just expensive versions of 2013 ones. -_-
26. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3739; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
2014 will be a tale of two halves. All the 1H 2014 phones will be spec bumps and then in 2H 2014, we will see the phones with new technology, i.e. Note 4, iPhone 6, S5 Prime, M8 Prime, etc.
6. KParks23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
2 gig ram and 16 gig internal means no buy for me that's what my s3 has and it's so bogged down it can't do simple tasks anymore
22. AstronautJones (Posts: 272; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
Agreed wholeheartedly. Either Note 4 or one of the Primes I hope.
38. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)
Well that's explained easily. You're S3 is OLD. and it's Samsung, ever thought of thought of that? Plus it employs DDR2 RAM so RAM frequency is very low. Cannot believe you're stuck on ancient tech and moaning about it.
41. KParks23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
When u run out of 16gb of storage it has nothing to do with technology in a old phone its 2014 storage is cheep now, no phone should come with 16gb and as opposed to ram there is a difference between ddr2 and ddr3 but it's not that huge.. So thanks for your worthless smartly wrote reply
56. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)
Okay okay I'm sorry. Your argument is totally valid by the way. It's just like OEMS putting 4GB of storage on entry level phones when the OS takes up nearly all of it. They will never yield!
7. jellmoo (Posts: 704; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
The 2GB of RAM is only a mild disappointment (though it seems an odd choice). I'm pretty disappointed in the only 16GB of internal storage though. They had a good opportunity here to outdo the S5, and dropped the ball.
Oddly, it seems that even after all this time, the Note 3 seems like the best Android handset available...
8. GABIDEN (Posts: 26; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
Wasn't It actually 3 GB RAM? Here Is the link (Sorry cant post links properly since I have less than 30 posts) m.gsmarena.com/lg_g3_f400l_to_cost_635_usd_in_south_korea_listing_confirms-news-8605(dot)php
9. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Lg, you again lost to next note, even before its launched... Hope to see worthy phone from you next time.......
20. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1291; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Only 2 gigs is very sad for me. Waiting for the Note 4 with the 805, 3 gigs and water resistant. As for iPhone I can't get over iOS.
12. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 850; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Oh dear, a QHD display but S801 chip and 2GB RAM? I can't see this going very well. It better have a MicroSD at least as it is not looking any better than the GS5.
Not even Dust and Water Resistance??? C'mon LG!
Bring on the Galaxy Note 4, we need a beastly device for 2014, there has been nothing so far.
19. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Could not care less about dust and water resistance, but you are right, the QHD is an overkill, especially for those internals.
28. fzacek (Posts: 2220; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
And only 3,000MaH battery, the same as last year...
13. erikiksaz (Posts: 129; Member since: 22 Apr 2010)
Hah 1080p phones already had to dump their cache more than I liked. 4k and only 2gbs of ram will be horrible. Every single time you open chrome it'll reload all your tabs.
15. Liveitup (Posts: 1573; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Simple is the new smart. Something WP understood since 2010, glad to see other realize this.
18. skatrdie0 (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 May 2014)
I could deal with the 801. No boost in megapixels even though it's not needed but would be nice. Same size battery as the g2 and now only 2gb of ram?? I was really riding on 3gb. I was really excited and ready to buy this phone but if they can't at least put 3gb into it I'm out...
27. teerex42 (Posts: 167; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
Wait until the S5 Prime is out, like I am.
29. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3739; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
The S5 Active is an interesting phone to me. Full subpixel LCD instead of pentile AMOLED, real button for the camera shutter, better water resistance than the S5, and more appealing aesthetics.
Hopefully it comes with an unlocked bootloader and the battery life doesn't suffer too much with the LCD.
30. fzacek (Posts: 2220; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
I'm really disappointed with the specs of this thing. With a QHD screen, LG should at least make an effort to give it some competent power. A 3,000MaH battery, Snapdragon 801, and 2GB of RAM are not going to cut it...
37. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3739; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I think there is a theme with the 801 spec bump flagships -- the manufacturers are not putting too much into them, realizing that in 2H14, they will be selling the real flagships, i.e. the 805-based phones. To maximize sales of the 2H14 phones, it isn't wise to make the 1H14 spec bump phones too good.
32. newbey123 (Posts: 451; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Not bad, not great, just on par with other flahships. Will wait for the M8 Prime.
33. npaladin2000 (Posts: 141; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
I can live in 16 GB but that's awfully tight. I hope there's a 32 GB version.
I'm not going to cry over 2 GB of RAM, i'm fine with that. But with KitKat the way it is with SD cards, 16 GB might not cut it.
34. CALL-151 (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 May 2014)
No need to specify the SD card slot capacity. If it's above 32GB then it's microSDXC which is limited to 2TB, though only 128GB are available at the moment.
35. jinghuiwee123 (Posts: 6; Member since: 16 May 2014)
Maybe this version is the cheap off of the real one
39. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Well, after seeing these specs, I am definitely glad that I will be buying a OnePlus One 64GB model for under 400.00....
40. x88yunkw (Posts: 68; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
I saw the zero air gap between bezel and the screen.
Good job LG.
42. skatrdie0 (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 May 2014)
Idc if it's only 16gb. That's what a micro SD card is for. The 2gb of ram is a deal breaker for me though.
44. redmd (Posts: 909; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
If RAM is the issue, your option would be Z2 or the Note3.
45. krazyking (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 May 2014)
If the 2 GB of RAM turns out to be true then as beautiful as this phone is I'm out. I am already disappointed with the same 13 MP camera so 2k display or not 2 GB of RAM won't cut it for me. I will wait for the Galaxy S5 Prime or HTC M8 Prime. Or maybe even wait for a stupid invite from One Plus. or get a Sony Z2. I hope LG doesn't disappoint like Samsung and HTC already did this year.
46. latinlegend (Posts: 34; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)
THIS IS A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT for me. I have been looking foward to this phone since the g2. I hope that this isn't true or at least there will be two different versions. Why would you give it a nice screen and only 2gb ram and 16gb memory? Big letdown if true. Oh well i guess One plus here i come.
48. Edward_bly (Posts: 206; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
This makes me sad :( LG, my Optimus G has the same amount of RAM and 32gb native storage. It was released in 2012.
51. shepard (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 May 2014)
Man, this phone is such a disappointment. I've been following its news for 3-4 months hoping it would be as "avant-garde" as the g2, a true flagship phone. Instead we get the same specs as the s5 and m8, 2 months too late. It also lacks ip67 and fingerprint scanning, which will be standard I the next Gen phones (hell, the s5 has both). Yeah its a sexy phone, with a beautiful screen and all, but I won't pay a premium price for a rushed phone with a resolution too big for its own good (801 can't handle that too well). Wish LG acted for the g3 as they did for the g2.
52. KasiRawr03 (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 May 2014)
Man what a bummer about the 2G RAM and 16GB internal storage....
Is it too late to pray and hope that the U.S version might offer different models with higher storage capacities? This seriously doesn't make any sense, why release G2 with 32GB and release G3 with only 16? Since this is only a leak, I'm keeping fingers crossed till more info tomorrow. But, if this turns out to be true then LG you have really disappointed me.
54. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
Pretty sure the 16GB and 2GB ram isn't confirmed, we will have to wait and see, but my money rests on it being 32Gb with 3GB ram as they've said multiple times. Different carries get different phones but the big US carriers usually always have the 32GB version. LG wouldn't give this phone 16GB that's just stupid
55. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
To be frank, I'm less interested in the renamed SD800/A330 SoC w/2GB RAM and more about the SD805, the Adreno 420 specifically, bacause for twice the pixels twice the GPU power is necessary. IMO the Adreno 320 bottlenecked the FHD Xperia Z & co., and the A330 could do the same at QHD resolution. Everything else looks great about the G3, yet I might just sit out until the SD805 S5 Prime, Sony, LG and Nokia phones come out, in just 2 short months.