LG G3: all new features

LG G3: all new features
The LG G3 has arrived, ushering us into the era of Quad HD (1440 x 2560-pixel) displays on our smartphones, but there are just so many new things about LG's 2014 flagship, that you might feel a bit overwhelmed. That's why we are summing up all the important new features in one place, walking you through all the wonders of the G3 that you need to know, without being overwhelmed with the details.

Starting from the improvements in the screen, going through the camera, and ending with the new G3 user interface, LG has made progress in practically every area. Indeed, the G3 seems like a huge evolution over last year's G2. 

Best of all, though, LG listened to user's criticisms and reacted. First, it redesigned the G3 to avoid the glossy plastic finish (the new 'metallic' finish is actually matte), and second, it added a removable battery.

You can take a look at all the important new features of the LG G3 in the slideshow below. Is it good enough to grab your hearts, though? Only you can give an answer to that question in the comments below.

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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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56 Comments

2. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

is it just me or i feel that the g3 is not hyped up like the s5 and the hugely hyped HTC one m8.

7. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I feel the same way. But this phone will be one of the best this year :) btw, what's up with that guy at comment 1??

11. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

G3 is awesome jaytai106 that guy in comment number 1 is a Samsung worshiper don't listen to these species they probably don't even know how many megapixels on the s5 let alone mocking other devices cause of jealousy

18. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Yeah, I can see. Probably some 14 year old finally got a smartphone the first time and we all pretty much assumed he got the S5

23. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Lmao spoiled brat, when I was 14 I was thinking about playing with my friends cops vs robbers, hide and seek etc and eating ice cream with them from their parents lol, now I'm 19 and I had my first smartphone which was the HTC incredible s when I was 16 and got me the one x the year after and HTC one m7 the year after. I see now toddlers playing with ipads and PlayStation 4 and it saddens me really.

24. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I fully agreed with you man. My kids will have stone and sticks as toys.

26. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I'm just 15, but when I was smaller I remember when I imagined sticks as rifles and we played war in the forest with my friends lol. Those good old times :)

27. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Honestly, that sounds a lot more fun than a lot of video games are out there right now. I wish I can be a kid again XD

29. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah. At least we got some fresh air and plenty of exercise lol

34. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

So true. I do enjoy the weekend hike with my girlfriend and my dog which is pretty sad to think that I had tons of time to do that while I was a kid but never actually be out as much as I can

64. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

So you're 15? That's very surprising for me indeed!

71. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

It is? How so? :)

73. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

I thought I'm the only young member here...

74. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

lol :D

75. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

I find it pretty funny that some people here are much sillier than teenagers like us... Ehehe :).

76. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah lol :)

30. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I don't see what is so exciting about the G3 when Oppo announced the Find 7 months ago. The specs are identical except the Find 7 has a higher MP Front Facing Camera. Plus the Find 7 has off screen navigation buttons which makes for more usable screen space because there are tons of apps that don't use immersive mode like Chrome. I don't see what's the big whoop about the G3, nothing we haven't seen before. The only thing the G3 is bringing to the table that is different is its IR focus assist on the camera. Yay......... Check out this specs comparison. http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/OPPO-Find-7,LG-G3/phones/8351,8347

32. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Good point there. Though Oppo is not that well available in all countries and it's still running on jelly bean. Plus it has no OIS, so I guess the low light pics won't be that good.

45. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

OIS has nothing to do with low light pictures.

48. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

........... Low light shots are the ones OIS is made for... And video

53. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Who told you that OIS is made for low light shots? wow... you the one who is giving a new role to OIS... OIS is for avoiding motion blur and shakiness in the photos

57. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

OIS allows the camera shutter to stay open a fraction longer, allowing to collect more light in the shot.

65. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

You and Shatter doesn't know that much about photography.

69. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Lol. It's exactly like 3rdDegree said... Don't go commenting such things if you know nothing about it.

50. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I'm not sure either. However, Find 7's OS is pretty ugly and it's not even in the market just yet. I'll pick G3 over and Find 7 though. However, I think my Z2 is still more awesome comparing to those two :P I know it doesn't have 2.5 ghz CPU or the QHD display. Overall Z2 is still King in my heart.

4. skatrdie0

Posts: 37; Member since: May 09, 2014

You say no oled like it's a bad thing. Oled sucks haha! Lcd leads in the industry look at all the best newest tv's they are led-lcd. Have fun with your nice black colors and screen burns. Would rather have true colors

43. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

OLED > Plasma > LED > LCD in terms of screen quality and color accuracy. Companies have the mainstream brain washed about displays.

66. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Eh really? There is this guy a while ago that puts OLED in a very bad position for Colour accuracy.

5. Georgenexus

Posts: 5; Member since: May 28, 2014

for those who say that the note 4 will be the phone of the year are think they are wrong. lg g pro 3 will be the phone of the year. that's my opinion.

14. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

My opinion the m8 prime will be a good contender

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