LG G3 sales three times higher than the Galaxy S5 in Korea

LG G3 sales three times higher than the Galaxy S5 in Korea
LG's new flagship phone, the G3, is apparently being bought like hot cakes in its homeland, where it went on sale last week. Korean media is reporting that customers chug 25, 000-30, 000 LG G3 units daily, and this figure is about two times higher than what the previous G2 flagship warranted.

Even more interesting, the G3 evidently outsells the flagship of the other local juggernaut by a factor of three, as the Galaxy S5 sold about 7000-8000 pieces per day in its initial launch period. Of course, the G3 now has the novelty factor on its side, too, plus bragging around with the first Quad HD resolution panel on a brand-name smartphone doesn't hurt either.

Still, the source clarifies that LG's marketing splurges are much smaller than the PR sprees of Samsung we've all seen here and there, so outing a phone whose specs speak for themselves, has been of a paramount importance for the company. With the G3, LG might have hit the nail on the head in that department, it seems, at least in the mother land.

source: ETNews

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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 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I wish LG all the best. The G3 is a REAL game changer. Watch out Samsung!

6. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

What game did it change? The most underwhelming upgrade among all H1 flagships.

11. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

get lost..

15. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Umm... Most underwhelming... It's actually completely opposite way.

71. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

G2 already had a very good screen to body ratio. G3 increased a little more (76.4% vs 75.7%). Hardly much improvement from G2 here. The camera is yet to be reviewed, so can't say much yet. But from what I heard it's same/similar module. Atleast I think it's same sensor size. It already had OIS in G2. Screen was already good in G2, increasing the resolution to QHD is merely for marketing purpose. For a 20/20 vision, a person would need to view the display in G2 less than 8 inches to identify individual pixels. Going for QHD is like solving a non-existent problem. Yes, good for marketing, but makes very less sense practically. Batterylife is unknown, but same battery capacity. I expect there will be some incremental gain in efficiency. SOC is 801, hardly a major improvement from 800 in G2. Overall, not much of upgrade from G2. G2 was a good upgrade over G. G3 infact has the least amount of upgrades compared to other flagships in Q1. Not to mention, same plastic build like S5. No water proof or dust proof design. So what exactly is so overwhelming about this compared to G2??

124. eldyagustius

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

G3 is not a FULLY plastic build like S5.. it's polished with metal on its back.. Z1 to Z2 has not so much improvements too..

130. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

lg confirmed lg g3's back cover has real metal lg g3 has real metal in the entire frame"ring" and the back cover has real metal too a very light weight " thin" metal inside the polycarbonated cover.that's why its feel more solid. also the Entire Front of G3 is made of Gorilla Glass and its real a beautiful phone

125. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

What's the point of expecting a major upgrade from an already good thing? They seem to fix: ugly software overlay, AF issues, non removable back, unexpandable storage, cheap glossy plastic, etc. Still complaining about the lack of waterproofness and fingerprint sensor? Well boy, therr is this thing called the M8. I mean I too, was dissapointed with the lack of some stuff that were supposed to be included with the G3's launch. But saying it as the most underwhelming upgrade of H1 is just some sort of sheer denial.

132. eldyagustius

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

Yeah right! I don't understand why people is arguing about the lack of waterproofness and fingerprint sensor. If LG truly implemented the waterproof ans fingerprint sensor in their smartphones, people complained it as a copycat, no innovation, etc

133. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

If the 'rd_nest' guy is still insisting on that 'most underwhelming upgrade of H1' opinion, I would just say 2 characters. Z2.

136. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Yea totally agree I dont see anything special with this phone.

140. preter

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

This is the kind of idiotic dismissive remark based on ignorance and half-truths. LG already was a leader in screen to body ratio in the G2. They broke their record again with the G3. The Sharp Sharp Aquos Xx 302Sh doesn't count as its not a major brand distributing worldwide to all markets. See Phonearena's own ranking of screen to body size! Its like some idiot saying that Usain Bolt only broke his world record in the 100m by only 0.01s so that doesn't count like an achievement. Who else is even addressing the issue of making phones smaller while giving you bigger better screens? All the rest still have buttons on the side! Already there are reviews that indicate the battery life is about the same as that of a 1080p screen flagship. The confirmed prices for some markets indicate that it will launch at a lower price than the Samsung/iPhone/Sony/HTC flagships. Why wouldn't you get the QHD screen with the same performance and lower price! I remember how many said that 1080p was unnecessary too. Look where they are now? If the QHD came with a battery drain, I wouldn't get it - but it appears to be a virtually no-compromise device for once. It even has the world's fastest AF so I won't miss shots of my nephews. It even has optical image stabilisation, the same indispensable feature on my serious DSLR gear (A99) which is the most important thing in low-light photography. I know cos my clients love my shots. It even comes with FM Radio - which I've been really pissed with the likes of Samsung for removing. That was why I skipped the S4 & S5 on principle. You disingenously & conveniently failed to mention that the S5 recycles essentially the same screen as the S4 - 1080p. That the S5 design is basically the same as the S4. That the bezel size is the same etc. etc.

21. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Why get lost? Its a simple question why is the G3 so special? The G3 would of been a winner if it had an Intel 64bit CPU or a snapdragon 805 but it doesn't. Its the same tech as phones were using in fall 2013 besides the screen and several other phones already are out with the exact same/better specs and a 1440p display.

138. eldyagustius

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

What other flagship phones with 1440p display? S5? Z2? M8? None of them used 1440p display. You should blame them too not only G3 because they still implemented the 801 soc..

141. preter

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

Why don't you learn to read spec sheets first? Why not understand the stuff in spec sheets first? Instead of mouthing off?

16. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

I'd say the M8 may be the most underwhelming one. The camera is just a no-no. I wonder HTC still insisted on that.


Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

i think u were talking abt the S5

29. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Well, the GS5's still pretty solid. It was just letdown because of so much hype that it created. We expected so much but Samsung underdelivered so... That's the reason you'd say it's 'underwhelming'.

30. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Game of the general, i mean, of the copycat.

62. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Most underwhelming? How is it even close to being 'underwhelming' of a change? If anything, the M8 and Z2 are the most 'underwhelming' cause of their almost-same design and specs, whereas the S5 and G3 actually look different and perform differently as well...

101. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

This post went ugly so fast.

123. Just.Saying

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

Wait Wait Wait, the S5 didnt sell as well at launch because of that sales ban thingy carriers had. why didnt this article mention that

129. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Get off samsungs nutsack

23. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Samsung tries and creates something new, better. And what others did? You're acting like stupid children.

32. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

You had that the other way around brother. :D Samsung did nothing special this year, in fact, no manufacturer brought something real jaw-dropping and truly innovative. I guess technology has reached the point that it's more of refining the existing for we can't go any much further yet.

36. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Watch my links. What did others? Where is your proofs?

75. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

What about your links? Every single sentence you say is basically directly from a Samsung commercial... It's already time for you too to think with your own brain. That's why we have them. For thinking.

80. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

If in reviews and comparisons praised g3 and others, they would immediately become not paid? This authoritative resources. And the more they sometimes delusionaly hate s5. Also. Your eyes also paid?

82. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

I could barely comprehend what you said.

85. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

What the bloody he** are you talking about?

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