QHD, lasers and stuff - LG G3, here to stay
Andrei Calina | On 28, May 2014
The phone everybody was expecting. But was it worth the wait?
After the rumor mill was more active than ever, LG finally made it official: the G3, their flagship device for 2014, was officially launched yesterday.
Even though we knew almost anything about the phone, thanks to all the leaks we saw over the past weeks, the South Korean company still had a few well-hidden features which, after seeing the phone, we must agree that they’re pretty impressive. But enough with these details, let’s see what this phone is really made of…
Plastic. Yes, no metallic body for the G3, even though we were hoping to see something similar to the HTC One M8. Still, the ‘metallic skin‘ is a fusion between polycarbonate and metal and it does give the phone a premium feel in some way or another.
When it comes to the display, LG kept their promises and loaded the phone with a 5.5″ True HD-IPS + LCD panel, with a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 and a density of about 534 pixels per inch. The images are bright and crisp and we must admit that from this point of view, the G3 is definitely leading the pack.
Under the hood, we’re dealing with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, with a quad-core Krait 400 CPU, clocked at 2.5 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU, alongside a combination of 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage or 3 and 32 gigs of storage. There’s a microSD card slot too there, so don’t worry about having no space left for your stuff.
The power pack is a 3000 mAh battery, which, thanks to the power consumption optimization tools, will be able to make it through a whole day, even though we’re dealing with a QHD display.
Last but not least, the camera. Even though it’s ‘just’ a 13 MP snapper, it’s equipped with a laser phase detection sensor, needing just 0.27 milliseconds to autofocus. It also has optical image stabilization and a dual-LED flash, so expect some really good photos from the LG G3.
The phone will be available starting with June, so keep an eye on the stores if you’re looking forward to get an amazing smartphone. At least that’s how we consider the G3. What are your opinions about LG’s flagship?