LG G3 - 40 Tips & Tricks for LG's most powerful smartphone ever


The LG G3 is a smartphone of many abilities. Under the guise of its simple, approachable interface lie many customization options and functionalities that can make it possible for many of you to enjoy LG's flagship the way it comes out of the box – no rooting and custom roms necessary! 

Here, we've rounded up 40 tips & tricks to help you get to know LG's most powerful smartphone ever like the back of your hand.

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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52 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The G3 sounds like a great device on paper, but the overheating issue when the brightness is set to 100% and battery life really disappointed me. Tip 4 seems to be my favorite feature on LG's UI.

2. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

And actually it's not LG's most powerful smartphone ever. Snapdragon 801 over 800 is minor, but G2 powers 1080p screen only. Powerful: G2 > G3

31. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Agree. I've seen a G3 couple of days ago and take several minutes to compare it against my G2. My conclusion is G2's display looks sharper and more accurate than the G3's (both are set to 50% brightness

32. Busyboy unregistered

G2 display looks sharper? You good?

33. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

More ppi doesn't mean more accurate or better calibrated screen! This craze for QHD screen over 1080p is pointless! They should instead perfect the screen quality and battery efficiency and perfectly balanced colors!

34. Busyboy unregistered

Alright, but did I say that? I said things look sharper on the G3 in comparison to the G2.

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

What overheating issue? I own the device...it gets warm like any smartphone, but does not overheat...

7. Brosepower

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

Thats what I am saying as well...

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Put the brightness to 100% for more than a few minutes and come back.

11. Brosepower

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

im doing that right now. There is no overheating. I have had it on 100% the whole day long.

21. Busyboy unregistered

@PapaSmurf You don't own the device do you? Slow down before you get ahead of yourself and stop compaining

29. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

i agree, ive had the jg for 2 weeks now. heavy user here. hadnt had that problem at all. gets warm like any other device when used . i have played an hour of Asphalt 8 and no problems at all. best phone ive had so far. the style. speed. functionality. my last phone was the lg optimus g pro. running cyanogenmod. actually fastest phone around in terms of speed and zero lag.

6. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

i like the tip 8, that's what i'm looking for, hope everyone should adapt such feature for big screened devices, so you can text on one hand and still have a solid grip on your device to avoid falling off of your hand or can be easily snatched by snatchers. :) they should really have that abc def keyboard format, also i hope it is re-sizable, so you can set it at the level of your comfort. If that will be a case, i'll be into big screened devices, 5" is too much already for me, don't want using my two hands out in the wilderness, only one hand for my handset, and one to protect my self. :D

12. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Tried one out today and i have to say congratulations to LG for the software, it looks very good and is snappy, but i didn't notice any actual sharpness benefit looking at my M8 side by side with it and i actually preferred the M8's screen. The Galaxy S5 has the best screen of all them three IMO it just looks absolutely stunning.

35. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Ummm, you do know that Stock Android has that exact same feature as Tip 4, right?

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I just held a G3 earlier and I realized that this device was underrated. I mean the screen is GREAT, cam is good, sound is better than what I heard from guys here.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yeah, I really like the quickcircle apps, saves on battery and is ultra convenient...

22. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

Absolutely it's a phenomenal device. Even with all the praise, it's a different story once you get in your hands.

8. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Uhh... I think I'm gonna barf...

9. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Some great tips here but most of them are not G3 exclusive. Almost all of those features are available on G2 and G2Pro and even on some mid-range phones. Still it makes me want to install some G3 ROM on my G2 just for those couple of exclusives.

36. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

indeed. Tip 23: Make a multi-photo wallpaper - Nokia had that in Symbian 2 yeas ago. Doh! Tip 26: Adjust the Battery saver - Even my ancient Galaxy S3 has that (not as elaborate but still...) Some of these "tips" aren't really tips but things that have been around for awhile (like tip 7 and 12). This is nice for new users on Android but otherwise it's space filler on this site.

39. joe23521

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

To be fair, they never claimed that these were all never-before-seen features. They're just great tips.

13. jeff327

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

My brightness is on 100% all the time. There are no overheating issues. None whatsoever. You really need to own the phone before talking about any features or problems. You cannot believe everything on the internet. That is unless you are dating a French Model.

40. joe23521

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

Agreed. Had the phone for over two weeks and have had no overheating issues whatsoever.

14. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Pretty sure I saw alot of the features on other phones as well. If we take away all the features LG G3 have in common with other phone, we will only have like 5 exclusive LG G3 tips.

15. jibraihimi

Posts: 803; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

+1 to all those guys, for clarifying about the overheating issue, which might be the rumour spread by the rival device makers........ Unless and until we dont try the device by ourself, we should not spread BS about them........

16. jellmoo

Posts: 2583; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

What about switching to ART? That should help with some of the performance hiccups it has.

17. HerpDerpMapleSerp

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

The g3 is garbage. Overheats, battery life is worse than an iPhone, and the call quality sucks. Everything bad about a phone can be found in the g3. I just returned mine yesterday.

18. jeff327

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Funny how I have no overheating issues, batter life is better than my G2 which had the best batter life of any phone I ever had previously and the call quality is good but I have never had a phone where I thought the call quality sucks. Herp......If you really had one you got a lemon because these are not issue this phone has.

19. Brosepower

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

Yeah that is what I am thinking as well. There is no way that the call quality and battery life are as bad as you are saying they are unless it really is a lemon.

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