LG G3 sells 100,000 units in Korea after just five days

LG G3 sells 100,000 units in Korea after just five days
While the LG G3 has yet to be released world-wide, it is available for purchase in LG's home country of South Korea. After five days, the company has sold 100,000 units of the flagship model. While we have never won a math contest, we can easily compute that this works out to 20,000 units sold a day. And that is more than twice the number of  LG G2 units that the manufacturer sold in Korea immediately after the device launched last year.

The sales pace that the LG G3 is on is a record for any LG made smartphone, and bodes well for the phone's eventual launch in the U.S. and in Europe. The LG G2 was well received warmly last year, and in fact, was one of the three handsets that we selected as the best smartphone of the year for 2013 (the other two were the Nexus 5 and the Apple iPhone 5s).

As LG prepares to take on the already launched HTC One (M8) and the Samsung Galaxy S5, it has an advantage. The LG G3 will be the first smartphone in the U.S. to feature a screen sporting a 1440 x 2560 resolution screen. And having booked operating profits for the division of 59.3 billion won for 2012 ($58.2 million USD) and 70.9 billion won for 2013 ($69.5 million USD), LG has the money to market its new flagship smartphone properly. Earlier this week, it was reported that the LG G3 is outselling the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Korea by a 3 to 1 margin, although that report had 25,000 to 30,000 units of the LG G3 moving daily.

Thanks for the tip!

source: KoreaTimes via GforGames

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1. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

No wonder, it's the best choice out there right now. go LG!


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

The trailer and the renders are deceptive. They give you the false impression that the phone is actually made of metal. I don't have anything against plastic phones but I don't like 'wannabe' phones.

40. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

The phone is ACTUALLY made of metal. Read tech news.


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Ofcourse a very thin sheet of metal inside the plastic cover :-/

54. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Am sure you can find third party vendor who would make a cover with a kilo of steel.

59. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Samsung's ass will be under fire... now they will realize the draw back of designing an ugly phone... I think its a time now for the world to come out of two companies dominance i.e. apple & samsung

64. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Note 4 is coming baby ;)

65. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

We will see when it will come, lets talk about present at the moment

2. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Great job... They have stepped up their game quite well recently.


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

No SD 805! I wish they released this later with it.

34. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

So what if SD805 wont come in reasonable time or the sacrifice with having a seperate modem is so great the battery life sucks? SD810 is where the real boost is, and better they launch G3 now and G4 with SD810.

55. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

I know it's disappointing, but it's not LG's fault, it's Qualcomm fault. If LG would wait till the SD805 supply comes out, LG is surely going to lose some chunk of sales.

3. lee480 unregistered

All those flash sales are not representative of final tally.

4. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Big ugly phone,with outdated 13 MP and nothing new ..S5 prime 4 the win ..

5. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I wouldn't call the s5 prime pretty, and the g3 is amazing. Is QHD on a phone not new, and the battery optimization of the battery is awesome. The thin bezels make it less cumbersome. The camera has a laser autofocus (where else do you see that?).

10. HASHTAG unregistered

Since when is 13 MP considered outdated?

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Its not correct to call 13MP outdated bit the G3 camera is not as good as it could be. Every other flagship besides the M8 has a better camera. The G3 camera is near identical to the G3.

16. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

There is yet any review, so your statement has no single proof to back up. A better AF, consistency and I.Stabilization will definitely give a better camera package than sheer IQ. Sure the sensor is still a Sony BSI 1/3", but before the reviews says something, You can't tell anything for sure.

43. MichaelA

Posts: 18; Member since: May 14, 2014

Actually there's a full review on theverge.com - and they say it's a solid camera on par with all the other flagships.

47. Noble_One

Posts: 63; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

THIS. It actually says the photos with good lighting are comparable but the g3 destroys the s5 in low light.

56. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Oops, Boy, I missed it. Thanks for reminding me!

28. district11

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

Camera quality is bad. You can have 10 laser beams and its still a bad camera.

52. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Really? Who are you?

12. DBounce

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Sonys new AS7 $2500 camera is only 12.2mp. Go figure that.

19. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Honestly a good niche camera if with internal 4K recording. For me the RX1003 is a better package overall.

15. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

G3's 13mp with laser auto focus+Optical Image Stabilizer + Dual Flash + f/2.0 Apeture is by far better than any other 13mp camera on the market. so its not outdated! LG G3 IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SMARTPHONE AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET! ONLY HATER LIKE YOU IS THE UGLY!

18. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Why didn't you fight with Sar44 as I command you to?

24. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Samfan talking, base on what u make that claim

26. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

So you've already seen a S5 prime in real life and read the reviews? Please put a link from the reviews here so we can all read them.

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Try to troll harder.

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