LG G3 Smartphone Review

LG G3 Smartphone Review: An Impressive Flagship Offering

Some reviewers and market experts are already hailing the LG G3 smartphone as the best device of 2014. Does the flagship model of the LG family truly make such an impression though? Let us explore.

 
LG G3 smartphone: A lowdown

A flagship phone that is also on a budget – if this is good enough a reason for you to buy the G3, well there’s no stopping you. Because when one weighs the price against what’s on offer, the G3 certainly beats the flagship of other brands. In the US, around $200 is what one would have to shell out for a G3 on contract, a great buy surely.
 
And here’s what you get for your money

  • A 5.5 inch Quad HD screen
  • 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad Core processor
  • 3GB RAM with 32Gb, 2Gb RAM with 16GB
  • 16GB/32GB internal memory + 64/128GB expandable
  • 13 megapixel rear and 2 megapixel front camera
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Android KitKat 4.4.2

 
Looks like a good enough list for the price? Let’s get to the pros and cons to see if the entire package is as good as it looks.
 
The Pros

‘Phablets’ are what most people love these days and with a 5.5 inch screen, the G3 certainly makes it to this segment. The design is simple and compact, yet functional and those who love this combination will fall in love with the phone at first glance. The buttons are placed at comfortable angles and though holding the phone and operating the buttons is easy, the customizable knock feature of course reduces the use of even these. The display is brilliant, thanks to the high(est) resolution, and equally impressive is the UI skin. A thoughtful feature is the size-adjustable keyboard. The processor clocking at 2.5 GHz does its job well and the expandable memory ensures you are never out of space. The speakers are great and so are the cameras, the camera even comes with a smart laser range finder.
 
The drawback

The element that goes against the G3 is its battery life, and the large, high-resolution screen we otherwise love, is clearly the reason.
 
The verdict: As a package, the LG G3 smartphone certainly comes out ahead of the existing lot of devices. Would you go for it?