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LG G3 is one of the best smartphones available in the market right now. I’ve been using it for weeks and I was impressed with its camera and display.  The LG G3 has a 5.5” display with a Quad HD resolution. I know, that resolution is freaking insane for a smartphone. Another interesting feature LG introduce in the G3 is the laser auto focus in which you can focus much faster on an object when you’re using the camera.

Design & Construction

When I used the LG G2 before, I loved its curve back and its rear power button. The ergonomics of this smartphone is really great. I loved it and it changed me how I use my smartphone and now, the LG G3 has perfected it. Despite having a 5.5” display, the ergonomics was really great thanks to the curve back and the thin bezels of the phone. Actually, when you hold the phone, you won’t feel that it’s a smartphone with a 5.5 display.

Compared to the LG G2, the LG G3 doesn’t feel plasticky at all. There’s the removable back cover with brushed metal design and yes, the battery of the smartphone is now replaceable and there’s a MicroSD card slot now if you feel that the internal storage isn’t enough and if you don’t have a MicroSD card, you could just opt for a USB OTG since it is working on this device. Speaking of internal storage, the LG G3 comes in two variants – 2GB RAM/16GB & 3GB RAM/32GB. If you’re buying one, I strongly suggest that you get the latter to experience a better performance on games and applications.

There are 2 ways to wake the phone – by pressing the power button at the back or by using KnockCode or KnockOn but I always prefer pressing the power button, which is now easier to feel compared to the LG G2 thanks to the larger round button at the back. At the top of the smartphone, there’s IR blaster in where you could use your smartphone as a remote to your other appliances like your TVs.
I didn’t have any problems in the call reception on this phone and the LTE speed of this smartphone is pretty fast. LG is also proud with the speaker of the LG G3. The speaker of the smartphone is placed at the back and I find it annoying whenever I placed the phone on the bed because it blocks the speaker grill however, the LG G3’s speaker is impressively loud and clear.
Display

The LG G3 sports a 5.5” True HD-IPS+ display with a Quad HD resolution. Yep, that resolution is probably larger than your TV in your living room. As expected, the display is superb.  The display is very sharp and the colors were really great.  The outdoor visibility and its viewing angles are pretty awesome too. Another thing that I love in here is the thin bezels of the LG G3. All in all, the display of the LG G3 is currently the best that I’ve seen on a smartphone however, I think Quad HD resolution is already too big  for a smartphone.
Software and Performance


LG G3’s UI is much cleaner and it is much faster compared to the LG G2 but you could still customize a lot of it and there are still themes that are available in the LG Smartworld market. Just like other brands, LG followed the suit in bringing the flat design to their UI instead of the cartoonish design, which was present before. The new UI looks neat and there are a lot of eye candies.  One thing that I hate in this is that I experience stuttering whenever I’m navigating on the device.

LG also introduced some smart features on the LG G3 like the smart notification which suggests you some things that you might want to do like informing you that you should bring an umbrella if it will rain today and suggesting you to save a frequent contact.
The one that I reviewed was the 16GB/2GB RAM variant but despite having a smaller RAM, the LG G3 performed well.  All of the games that I’ve tried ran pretty well. Those games that I’ve tried are GTA:SA, Modern Combat 4, NBA 2k14, & Asphalt 8. At Antutu, I got a score of 33547.
Battery Life

The LG G3 got a 3000mAh of battery and it performed really well. The smartphone was able to last up to a day of average use and at heavy use; I was able to get 12 hours of battery life. That’s pretty great for me
Camera

The camera of the LG G3 is one of its best features. There’s a phase detection laser auto focus on this device, which helps the LG G3 focus on an object faster. I’ve tested it and yes, the LG G3 has the fastest auto focus camera on a smartphone. Not only that, there’s a Dual LED flash on this device and one of them is a maple which makes skin tones looks natural despite using a flash. But I wish the camera was 16 Megapixel.
The camera of the LG G3 is superb. The noise aren’t noticeable that much and most of the photos that I took were really great.  The LG G3 could record awesome videos too and thanks to OIS, the videos aren’t really shaky. Check out the shots that I took using the LG G3.


Verdict

Without a doubt, the LG G3 is one of the best smartphones that we could get in the market.  This smartphone is sexiest smartphone that I’ve tried. The thin bezels and the curvy back really helps the smartphone have a good ergonomics despite having a 5.5” display but the software of the LG G3 needs some little improvement. If you’re looking for the best smartphone in the market, you should include this smartphone in your list.

4 COMMENTS

  1. LG G3 and LG G3 Beat has a big difference on their price. Why is that so? And do you think na sulit ka na sa price ng LG G3 Beat?

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