LG G3 unboxing videos show the differences between the T-Mobile and Korean versions

LG G3 unboxing videos show the differences between the T-Mobile and Korean versions
Officially announced two days ago, the LG G3 is currently available to buy only in South Korea, with a global launch to follow starting June. Even so, unboxing videos already started to show up, so we thought that you might be interested to see them.

We spotted two LG G3 unboxing videos, one of them officially coming from T-Mobile, and another one showing the handset’s Korean version (for SK Telecom). As you’ll see in the videos, the Korean model has two removable batteries and a pair of headphones, while the T-Mobile variant has only one battery, and (apparently) no headphones at all. That’s why the retail box of the Korean G3 is bigger than the one of the smartphone for T-Mobile.

Interestingly, although the retail boxes have a gold color, both smartphones found inside are of the metallic black variety - so perhaps all retail boxes are golden, regardless of the handset’s color.

You can find the two unboxing videos in the slideshow below. And you should definitely also see our LG G3 hands-on (which includes lots of photos, as well as two videos).


sources: T-Mobile (YouTube), Under kg

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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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37 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

the korean version is better w/2 batteries /charging port too.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Perhaps more expensive, too...

12. kylehudsons

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

About the same price as any phone sold... BTW all Korean phone came with 2 batteries with charging port If they have a removable battery ...

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Korean version are better and exclusive. Remember the S4 with S800 Cpu, and the rest of the world got the S600 Cpu. No wonder the S4 S600 use to log and the S4 S800 didn't lag.

21. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Never knew that. S4 with S800 sounds pretty sweet though...

23. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The S4 S800 Cpu version exclusive to Korea

26. davo2107

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

The S800 version is also available in Australia on Vodafone and Telstra Network. It is known as i9506 and is a Cat4 LTE advance version, which is capable of up to 150mbps. It has been available since august-september last year.

19. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

yeah, korean phones usually come with an extra battery and battery charger the for the phone is more higher because they are basically charging you upfront and forcing you to buy the accessory which in other countries are sold seperately

2. wilsong17 unregistered

no headphone in the usa fail

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Most people already own headphones if they listen to music or need them for anything else...

5. wilsong17 unregistered

WHY IS SO HARD TO INCLUDE THE ONE LIKE JAPAN like wise usa get the cheaper sh@t

8. Galen20K

Posts: 555; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

I never used the cheap pair they put in the box anyways, I'd always use my own pair.

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The Z2 came with a great pair of inner earphones by Sony Crisp treble Great mid Deep bass

30. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

The Quadbeats by LG are not just a "cheap pair". They are excellent in terms of Sound quality.

10. ErenJaeger

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Why is it so hard to buy your own earphone. It would probably be a better investment over the long run anyways.

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's a nice option to have out of the box that's why.

17. ErenJaeger

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Sure but it's not really a "fail" and LG is not giving the U.S. "sh@t". Besides, american consumers pay less for phones than many countries around the world.

18. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Sure, but unnecessary for a lot of people...

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

But necessary to those like him. There's two sides to this and obviously people prefer headphones to come with the phone. Plain and simple.

32. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

I am not from the USA but I imagine that because the phones are subsidised, Carriers are forced to go with the bare essentials.

34. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Then explain why my S5 and my Note 3 came with headphones.

35. true1984

Posts: 859; Member since: May 23, 2012

my m8 as well

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This guy should of at least clean his Cuticles before doin a unboxing.

7. deepblack

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

I'm Korean and leaving in US now. I can tell the korean version is always much more expansive than US version. that's the important thing.

9. wilsong17 unregistered

yea not really now peoplein the usa have to pay like what 70 dollar for a wireless charging

33. mc1191

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Are you doing that on purpose? Koreans are usually good spellers.

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lg should've made the box that came with it with all metal or aluminum It would've looked classy and premium

31. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Great idea! Metal box with plastic phone inside!

37. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Hahaha, lol

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Pretty cool to have the power and volume buttons in the back, but is it practical? Still, original idea...

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