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LG G3

LG G3
5.46"
1440 x 2560 pixels
13 MP
2.1 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Quad-core, 2500 MHz
RAM: 3 GB
BATTERY: 3000 mAh (21h 3G talk time)
MEMORY: 32 GB + MicroSD
Announced: May 27, 2014
Market status: Released
Release date: May 28, 2014
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Available: Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular
Discontinued: Verizon, AT&T, Boost Mobile

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (75.22 %)
  • Big display (5.5 inches)
  • Lightweight phone
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (538 ppi)
  • Lots of RAM (3 GB RAM)

Cons

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Description

The new LG G3 flagship sports 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 (QHD) pixel resolution screen, which provides the super-crisp, 538 pixels per inch. Dimensions are pretty compact for the screen size, resulting in excellent 76.4% screen to body size ratio. The Android 4.4 KitKat-based handset is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 801 and 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. It features 32GB of internal storage and a microSD slot. The main 13-megapixel rear shooter comes with the company's improved Optical Image Stabilization+ and has a laser auto focus assist beam, which delivers fast focus even in low light scenarios. The 2.1-megapixel front-facing cam comes with an "enhanced selfie mode".


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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (5.1, 5.0, 4.4.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.26 oz (149 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: plastic
  • Colors:
    • Black, Purple, Pink, White, Gold

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 538 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 75.22 %
  • Features:
    • Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup13 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.4
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 29 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/3.06"
    • Pixel size:
      • 1.12 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Laser), Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Optical image stabilization
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2.1 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 330
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:
    • 3000 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Wireless charging:
    • Optional
  • Talk time:
    • 19.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (876 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 22.8 days (548 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 21.00 hours
      the average is 17 h (991 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 23.0 days (553 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 25.0 days (600 hours)
      the average is 20 days (473 h)

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Mirroring:
    • DLNA, Miracast, SlimPort
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 20, 3, 7
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
  • Other:
    • NFC, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 27 May 2014

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 30 May 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        ZNFD855 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.21 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.68 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.76 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 0.99 W/kg

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as LG D855, LG D850, LG VS985, LG D851, LG LS990, LG US990


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

LG G3 D850

(for AT&T)

differences:

  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (6.0)
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17, 29
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 19 May 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        ZNFD850 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.43 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.10 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.10 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.54 W/kg

LG G3 VS985

(for Verizon)

differences:

  • Colors:
    • Blue
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 4, 13
  • Data:
    • LTE
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 03 Jun 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        ZNFVS985 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.46 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.99 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.99 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.52 W/kg

LG G3 D851

(for T-Mobile)

differences:

  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (6.0)
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 2, 4, 7, 17
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 19 May 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        ZNFD851 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.27 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.04 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.04 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.33 W/kg

LG G3 LS990

(for Sprint)

differences:

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 25, 26
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 41
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 05 Jun 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        ZNFLS990 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.56 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.12 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.12 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.40 W/kg

LG G3 16GB

differences:

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

LG G3 US990

(for US Cellular)

differences:

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 17
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 18 Aug 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        ZNFUS990 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.43 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.82 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.85 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.03 W/kg

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