LG G3: analysis and user experience

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This 2014 aims to be the most even in terms of high-end smartphones year. After betting Samsung, Sony and little later, HTC, knowing there was only the fourth player for the top model that another major manufacturer, LG. The expectations put the LG G3 were considerable, especially considering the amount of leaks that surfaced before submission, who painted great and whose main claim was the big QHD screen resolution.

In addition, following the good work of G2, in which LG has regained some of the confidence of users, we could only hope that LG would improve its flagship device. Thus, on May 27 saw the light of the LG G3 , a real beast on paper , maintaining and improving the design lines and incorporating a differentiator with respect to its competition, QuadHD panel. LG will she get the throne of Premium market this year?

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Review of LG G3

If we look at the landscape about LG few years we can see how much has changed, especially in the eyes of consumers. Unattractive and abandoned without support slow devices (or, if the updates arrived, could be even worse), this has been the situation that accompanied the South Korean manufacturer in their first adventures under the blanket of Android.

However, after chaining production as the Optimus G terminals, the Nexus 4 and 5 together with Google, the G Pro 2, the tablet G Pad 8.3 or even great G2, LG has managed to reverse consumer review to see the G3, one of the best smartphones you can buy today.

As I said, on paper the G3 has specs LG infarction. It was rumored that for this generation, the QHD screens could make an appearance among the most popular manufacturers, though neither Samsung nor Sony or HTC pushed for them in their respective models, continuing with FullHD resolution panels (not little thing …), but LG has decided self and the G3 panel found a TrueHD 5.5 inch IPS with tremendous resolution of 1440 × 2560 pixels, which in that diagonal gives a figure of 534ppi no less. We will notice the difference with the naked eye? Then we devote a paragraph.

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Continuing specifications techniques, the heart of this is the famous G3 LG Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8975AC a quad-core processor at 2.5GHz already known to be present in their competence and whose performance is well proven, while highlighting paragraph of consumption efficiency. Comes with a Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM memory components height although many would have liked to had 3GB of RAM as the Korean version (of its rivals, the Xperia Z2 is the only the mounts).

Features LG G3

    • Display True-HD 5.5-inch IPS LCD QuadHD (1440 x 2560 pixel, 534ppi)
    • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.5GHz QuadCore MSM8975AC 801
    • GPU Adreno 330
    • 2GB RAM
    • 16GB internal storage + microSD slot up to 128GB
    • Camera 13MP rear stabilizer OIS f/2.0 + AF + Laser / Front 2.1MP
    • 3000mAh removable battery
    • WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, infrared emitter
    • KitKat Android 4.4.2 with LG customization
    • 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm
    • 149 grams

    Another difference with respect to the Korean version is in the internal storage while there has 32GB, ours (the international version) limited to 16GB, but fortunately can be easily expanded using microSD cards up to 128GB. That slot is in the back, under cover, in this model itself can be removed to access the also removable 3000mAh battery and the microSIM.

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    The G2 did not disappoint with his camera and G3 have no complaint. Newest LG mounted on the rear camera main 13MP sensor f/2.0 , accompanied by well-known system stabilization Advanced Image and a novelty never yet seen: a sensor infrared laser to detect the distance of objects to focus on a really fast even in low light. The front camera, meanwhile, has a 2.1MP sensor, unremarkable but later will detail its operation and extra software that the manufacturer has incorporated (quiet, I advance that remain selfies role).

    Design and Construction

    If there is a brand committed to reducing bezels , this is LG. As occurred in the G2 (and even the mini G2), the main character when we have the phone in hand, is the screen. And starting from the front, it can not be simpler and yet elegant. A large sheet of glass fills the entire surface completely black except for the lower band, which is the same color as the phone and where we only have the logo of LG

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    At the top of the front we find the earphone perforated strip and proximity sensors and light accompanying the lens chamber. Beside, there’s the LED of notifications, which is always welcome to stay abreast of notifications and that this time also plays a role that goes unnoticed how useful: Illuminates when the unblock screen KnockOn or KnockCode. It is quite annoying in other models touch screen and not know what happens, if we are wrong pattern, if we have not touched in the right area or if you have not done enough pressure.
    Nothing more, clean, so is the rest of the front of the G3, without capacitive buttons or more elements than just chrome LG logo. The screen, hidden under the glass panel, ranks 76.4% of the area , a reduction of bevels note mainly in the upper and lower edge. The sides of the LG does not have a lot of mysteries, they are smooth and completely flat in the case of the side (not having buttons).

    All the frame is surrounded by a flat strip of lighter color, but even the construction of the terminal has several parts, feels like a single block. In addition, the union with the back cover is curved, which greatly improves grip and comfort in the hand. As for connections, the bottom is the microUSB centered entrance and beside the 3.5mm jack and a microphone, this is complemented by another at the top, next to the infrared emitter.

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    Finally we refer to the rear. Here is a simple and almost symmetrical design if no slot speaker broke that property. In successive weeks of leaks, everything seemed to indicate that the LG would G3 aluminum finish, or at least I sensed seeing that polished finish of your case. Finally it was not so, LG has opted to keep the plastic on your new model but has done better than in the past, because the feel and quality that follows this case is much higher than that of other plastics.

    This false perfectly polished aluminum deceives us, but of course, the end of the day it is still plastic and construction and materials is below smartphones like the HTC One M8 or Sony Xperia Z2 . Does your favor? can be removed. In that case we centered the piece that connects the lens with 13MP camera system buttons (power and volume), repeating seen on the G2, but this time they have topped their best finishing touch improving when tapped.

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    bet eliminating the side buttons and taking them to the back was risky, true, but we must recognize that once you get used is really comfortable. The index finger will stop just Hence when we hold the terminal in hand, can not miss it, although I have to admit that few times I’ve pressed. Unlocking with KnockON (touching the screen) is great, you forget buttons, fast and direct; when you use it for a while you realize how intuitive it is to do so and inevitably we take the habit as fast as using another device is missing.

    Completing the rear elements is Dual LED flash and Auto Focus Laser guest lets you focus photographs 0’276 seconds. Meanwhile, the G3 has a rear speaker 1W technology BoostAMP , we must recognize that the quality is quite good and loud, plus it is not covered at all by supporting the phone, but of course , the sound is not as straightforward being in that location.

    As mentioned, the back cover can be removed LG G3, something that delights those who asked to exchange batteries anytime . To disassemble have access to it, but also to microSIM card slots and microSD (it supports up to 128GB).

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    What we miss? Water resistance and dust that do have competitors. Although it is an extra, this feature is it becoming a standard in recent months. Yes, you may think “bah, my I do not, I will not bathe with phone”, but that is not all. Having an IP certification that ensures your resistance to certain conditions gives provides added security. You’re going to not shower with your smartphone, okay, but who told you I will not surprise the rain on the street? Or that a vessel is not going to pour out on the table where you have supported your brand new G3? Well that is a minor detail, but I should have it and subtracts minidots against competition.


    The screen is undoubtedly the section that LG wanted stand out from other high-end devices this 2014 (at least the first half of the year). Jumping to FullHD panels was significant and soon all manufacturers bet on them in their caps range for this shipment was contemplated up to QHD resolution, ie 2560 x 1440 pixels , however, large manufacturers LG was the first to mount, but before and had seen in the Oppo Find 7 or Live Xplay 3S.

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    The LG G3 found a 5.5-inch IPS screen QuadHD, giving a density of 534 pixels per inch. We entered the debate par excellence, the human eye can tell the difference from the 300ppi? Well, I will not go into technical theories or paragraphs, but in my personal experience, although we will not be able to differentiate the pixels or FullHD or QuadHD other more general definition we appreciate of the elements images and videos, provided they reach this resolution, of course.

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    For example, if we play the videos that come in default gallery G3, look spectacularly well, the definition is great, you can tell at a glance and noticed even people who do not have panels idea, resolutions and densities. The same applies to the phone interface, the definition of the icons is higher, you can see the images that accompany these lines, comparing the G3 (QuadHD) with One M7 (FullHD) . Something I did not like is that sometimes the text is processed in a way that gives a false sense of clarity that even bothers to read it, although it occurs at specific times, not always.

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    The color reproduction is pretty good , are natural and no saturated however, if you like the colors with higher contrast, from the Accessibility settings of the phone can be varied to suit the user. Moreover, white is as such, although the maximum brightness can reach is somewhat limited. The G3 comes to 400 nits about than the LG G2 or One example to M7. This is noticeable outdoors, where direct light is not the best screen that can be read, but hey, neither is something especially presumed competitors. Mention viewing angles , when the G3 bow change the contrast of the display is clear, blacks become gray very clear.

    Then there is the issue of size. The LG G3 has 5.5 inch screen, increasing 0.3 ‘to G2 and still the largest panel between the M8 One, Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2. Yes, it is great and in my opinion it would have been better to keep the 5’2 inches, but the truth is that the tremendous job reducing noticeable edges, making the total size of the phone is quite content. In view image is compared with the competition, despite having more screen, the rest is quite handy.

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    There are all advantages with QuadHD screen, there are drawbacks, mainly energy needed to power the panel . Although G3 battery is 3000mAh, makes even that screen is insufficient and with normal use, reaches the end of the day crying out for recharging, as we shall see in the section on autonomy. Incidentally, the G3 is heated, it is no exaggeration, but it does, causing to be using it for a while in hand, does not allow us to raise the maximum brightness to cool a little.


    Starting at the rear main, we found a Sony IMX135 sensor of 13MP f/2.4 accompanied by the stabilization system image OIS + which debuted at the G Pro 2 and that helps a lot to improve the definition especially in low light shots. Meanwhile, the front has a 2.1MP sensor Sony IMX208 with f/2.0 aperture , which, despite not getting much resolution as other models in the market, it does make good photos with great quality , which thank selfies lovers and for which there is a way of softening the skin and making automatic shooting a fist in front of the camera, useful for not have to push the button.

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    Returning to the rear we have the great innovation of LG G3, it is the Laser Auto Focus sensor , that little black piece with the camera glass. How it works? Emits infrared rays when taking the picture with them and calculates the distance at which different people or elements in the scene, so that sets the focus so are very fast and helps the traditional light sensor when no accompanies, which is always appreciated.

    The result is a approach in a time of 0.276 seconds , and myocardial figure that LG wanted to capitalize eliminating steps when taking pictures. So in G3, we can take snapshot (pun intended) with the touch point on the screen where you want to focus, ie, focuses and shoots one touch, really fast, but will the speed achieved by Sony, HTC, Samsung or Apple are not too away. In general, broad daylight and in well-lit environments, getting photographs are excellent G3 , the level of detail is very good and both the exposure and the contrast of the colors are incorrect.

    When photographing objects and situations night not disappoint us, appears a tad noise , is normal, but it is not an exaggeration. Although laser stabilizer and allow you to focus very quickly, the final definition is slightly compromised by the accused intended to reduce the noise, but overall, meets and exceeds. Therefore, the quality achieved with G3 camera lives up of a high-end smartphone and improves on the previous model.

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    In terms of video recording , the G3 is capable of recording 4K ( 3840 x 2160 pixels) at 30fps, 1080p at 30fps also and 720p at 120fps. Their quality is no different with the photos, good color, exposure and detail, plus stabilizer shows us a hand.

    As for the App Chamber has also received a makeover like the rest of the customization layer. The previous version met, although the design was inadequate, now has a much cleaner and simpler look. At the edges of the application buttons have shot handheld shooting, access to the gallery and on the opposite side of the flash setting items, camera modes.

    To switch between the front camera and back simply slide your finger on the screen and between modes find the Panoramic, HDR, “Focus Magic” to refocus the scene after taking it, and “double”, which adds a Small thumbnail image with the front camera when we take pictures with the rear. As a bonus we have voice activation, the classic timer and grid support for a tilt and correct frame.

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    not have a fully manual mode where we can choose the exposure and others, so that photographers must resort to more advanced third-Apps. Finally, the rear volume buttons can be used as triggers and, holding down the volume down with the screen off, accede directly to the camera, useful in those situations where we need to take an instant photo.

    Then I leave a series of photos taken with the LG G3, are small, but you can see them full size Drive in this gallery.

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    use and software Experience

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    LG G3: analysis and user experience
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    July 15, 2014

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