LG G3 A announced as a smaller G3 that doesn't feature a Quad HD screen

LG G3 A announced as a smaller G3 that doesn't feature a Quad HD screen
LG just announced another variant of its G3 smartphone - not long after unveiling the G3 s (aka G3 Beat). The new handset is called LG G3 A, and will be available this month in South Korea, via SK Telecom - the country’s largest mobile carrier.

The G3 A is larger and better equipped than the G3 s, but smaller and not as advanced as the G3 (which, as you may know, is one of the world’s first handsets to offer a display with 1440 x 2560 pixels).

The new smartphone sports a 5.2-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, and is powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.26 GHz. It has the same 13 MP rear camera with laser auto focus that we can find on the 5.5-inch G3, and a similar 2.1 MP front-facing camera. Other features include Android 4.4 KitKat, LTE-A, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2,610 mAh battery. In addition to all these, the G3 A comes with a new and unique software feature that allows users to control some of its functions with a wrist move. Apparently, you can assign various functions to this move, including turning off alarms, and controlling the music player.

There are two G3 A versions: a black and a white one, both having a “metallic 3D” pattern on the rear case. It doesn’t look like LG has plans to release the G3 A outside of Korea, but we’ll let you know if we hear anything on this.


source: LG (translated)

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29 Comments

1. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

The only good part here is the girl. Waste of space for everything else.

10. iLegend

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

i hope she has good specs..!! ;)

11. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

She seems like a high-end girl :)

12. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Z1c still king of mini / compact phones.

27. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

g3 a = g2

2. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Nice...its good on battery and GPU. Hope the screen is high quality like LG G2, like good contrast, colours, etc.

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

seems like they never learn the lesson that mini version wont sell, good luck competing the Xaiomi 4

6. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Exactly. Do they have an agreement with Qualcomm to never put a low res screen with the latest CPU for the mini versions ? Or maybe they don't want to cast to much shadow on the full version ?

22. Dynamac

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 01, 2012

Is it just me that thinks these lower spec mini versions tends to destroy brand imagine and market share? I wouldn't be surprised a large share of uninformed customers will mistake minis for full G3s and S5s with a cheaper cost, realise they are not as good and lose faith in the whole product line altogether and just think it's easier to buy either a iPhone 5 or 5c. The android crowd is not doing themselves any favours to make it complicated for the average consumer. Apple does this well and that's why the vast majority of uninformed consumers bit. People reading this site are informed, but we are frankly the gross minority. KISS....

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

If LG prices it right, this would be a very nice phone for many people. This phone has more appeal to me than an S5 mini (which has zero appeal). IMO, LG is filling in their range of smartphones quite intelligently.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Lol, this is just an LG G2 with a smaller battery. However, if they get the pricing right (~$500) it could be alright...

7. take1sub

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 24, 2014

Unfortunately, LG G3 A is priced at 704,000 won (approximately $680)

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Holy crap. Wtf are they thinking?

9. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Isn't the regular LG G3 cheaper than that???

28. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

the regular g3 is just 569.99 at ATT

20. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Not a smaller battery. It has the same battery as the Korean version. I see only OIS+ and the laser autofocus comapred to the Korean G2. Correct me if I'm wrong.

25. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I guess you're right. But the US version of the G2 did have a 3000MaH battery, so the LG G3 A does have a smaller battery than the US version...

13. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

LG is pulling a Samsung by flooding the market with the G series. Please don't.

14. nodes

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Nice, and when will the LG G3 B C D E F be released? Need more variants with slightly difference specs.

15. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Is the girl also included?

16. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

Basically a repacked G2.

17. nebsif

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

id buy it if it costed a bit more than g2.. but @ this pricing uhh

18. danidin

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2014

This phone with 3000mAh battery and 801 chip - could be the best flagship this days. the regular G3 could be G3 note instead...

19. hameed1989

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

I dont understand LG's philosophy. How many Mini will they make? Someone needs to tell them Spin offs are done for TV Shows only!!

21. HoPhonTab

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

LOL this is called LG G3 Neo

23. avasponge

Posts: 44; Member since: May 03, 2012

This could be the Nexus 6??

24. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

The real G2 was the sister phone to the Nexus5.

26. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

This will be cheaper? right?

29. kumarslvr

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

waiting for some developer to port this rom to G2:D

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