Purchasing mobile phones is a tough job and requires good understanding of all the features and specs together with an ability to make a good comparison between competitor brands to reach a sound conclusion. Reviews are to help a lot in this regard, which is what we will be doing today. We will find out how good the LG G3 has been doing in the market since its launch.
The LG G3 is an upgrade to the G2, containing more innovation and features that the G2 lacked. Having a brightly sharp display, an excellent camera, and a snappy quad-core processor, the handset also contains a removable battery and microSD card slot. The phone has been rated an 8.7 out of 10, which is not bad at all.
The overall phone and its features are quite commendable, except for its QHD display that is claimed to be a power hog. The display is the reason the phone’s battery drains out so quickly, leaving the phone to be charged every now and then.
In this article, we would be comparing the LG G3 with its competitors, mainly the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Apple iPhone 5S together with the phone’s predecessor, the G2. The comparison is done for the sake of giving a clear view of the G3 with respect to all its competitors.
The rounded corners and slim bezel are features from the G2 that have been kept the same in the G3. No changes have been made to the rear buttons as well. However, the difference lies on the backside of the phone, which is made to look metallic as compared to the G2, which was made up of plastic. The fact that would leave you in shock is that the G3’s back is not actually metallic in nature. It is instead made up of plastic and enhanced in a manner to give the back a polished look by adding a metal film to the handset. The metal back provided by the G3 gives it a more luxurious look as compared to the HTC One M8 and Apple iPhone 5S.
The surface of the G3 has neither a protective element nor does it has healing capabilities. If the phone is scratched or dropped, the owner would have no option but to use the phone with the scars.
The power and volume buttons on the phone are placed at its back so that they can be easily used. The buttons are differently textured as compared to the smartphone’s and are comfortable to use, even when the phone is held with one hand. You do not need to stretch your fingers to reach the power button as is the case with other phones.
Just above the rear buttons lay the ultimate 13-megapixel camera that has a laser autofocus feature on its left and a dual LED flash on its right. The laser autofocus feature plays a vital role in measuring the distance between the camera and the subject of the picture.
The touch screen offered by the G3 is entirely and wholly dedicated to being touch sensitive. The 5.5-inch screen does not contain any button on its front, unlike the Galaxy S5. It offers 538 pixels per inch as compared to the S5, which has only achieved to reach 326 ppi.
The 13-megapixel camera with a laser guided focus is what has made the LG G3 the best choice for photo lovers. The camera locks on the subject to get good pictures of even the objects that are in motion. Although the images can come out to be a bit blurred, the result is sure to be the best when compared to the ones taken via other phones. The pictures are said to show quite a lot of details, even in low light.
The objects clicked by the G3 have an excellent focus, making them appear extremely sharp. The pictures in the G3 can be clicked by two modes using its front 2.1-megapixel shooter. The first method includes the one detecting an open hand, which you clench into a fist to get the timer to start. It proves extremely helpful, especially when using a selfie stick. The other mode is to just tap on the screen to start the countdown.
The drawback of the phone lies in its battery life, the only reason one would not opt for the G3. The phone contains a 3000 mAh removable battery, but its QHD Display has become a hurdle in getting the phone’s battery to drain up quite early. When tested, the phone was able to last only 11 hours and 24 minutes as compared to the Galaxy S5, which stayed up for 15 hours and 12 minutes.
Everything apart from the phone’s battery life is a hit, so the phone needs to be counted among the best brands.
Samsung Galaxy S5
The design of the G3 is far better and attention grabbing as compared to the design of the S5. Moreover, the features provided by the phone that were already present in the S5, including a microSD slot and a removable battery, make the phone quite convenient to use.
HTC One M8
Both the smartphones are equally elegant, but the G3 gains an edge over the M8 because of its higher megapixel camera, which offers its users more details when a picture is clicked.
Talking about the G3 alone, the phone has everything that a person could desire in a smartphone. From attractive features to a useful and capable camera and a great design, you name it and the phone has it.