LG G3 with a 538ppi QHD Display Launched in India, Price INR 47,990

Last Updated: September 3, 2014

LG unveiled its G3 flagship at the end of May and it managed to gain a lot of attention, thanks to the pixel dense QHD/2K display. After much await, the South Korean company has launched the device in India with much fanfare. The LG G3 makes a bold statement, thanks to a sleek design and some drool worthy specs.

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Talking about the design first, the LG G3 is reminiscent of the LG G2. There are the same rear mounted volume rocker, power/lock button but those keys now feature a refined look. As expected, the LG G3 features very narrow bezels and it has screen to body ratio of 76.4%. The narrow bezels look amazing and it surely goes to the amount of work LG has put into building this smartphone. Thanks to the narrow bezels, LG has managed to keep the smartphone pretty compact when compared to other 5.5-inch display smartphones. LG G3 measures 146.3×74.6×8.9 mm and weighs at 10 grams. The device has a poly-carbonate body with a matte metal finish on top, which gives it a premium look and feel.

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The LG G3 features a 5.5-inch Quad-HD (2560x1440p) IPS LCD display. The high resolution display makes up for a pixel density of 538ppi. It is powered by a 2.5 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, the same chip-set that powers all the current flagships including the One M8, Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2. There’s Adreno 330 GPU for all your gaming needs. The handset comes in two versions, 16 GB and 32 GB internal storage with 2 and 3 GB RAM respectively. There’s also microSD expansion up to 128 GB.

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The camera is interesting on the LG G3. On the rear, there’s a 13 MP OIS+ camera with an LED flash. As we mentioned in the title, the LG flagship packs in a laser beam sensor, which is an industry first. The laser beam sensor makes auto-focus works like a charm. LG claims that the sensor can even focus in low light. The camera sensor also features phase autofocus, which should make thing even more interesting. On the front, there’s a 2.1 MP camera with larger sensor to capture more people in your selfies. You can capture selfies through gestures as well.

The LG G3 comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat on-board along with a brand new interface. The new interface is a lot flatter and cleaner. There are also a ton of new features. The notable ones being Smart Keyboard, which is predictive and LG claims it reduces errors by 75%. Then there’s Smart Notice, which shows you contextual info right on your homescreen. There’s also Smart Security, which features the popular Knock Code and other security features.

The device also comes with a 1W rear speaker with Boost AM. A 3000 mAh battery powers the device and if LG is to be believed, it should perform quite well. On the connectivity front, there’s almost everything you would be expecting. There’s 4G LTE, HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X), NFC, SlimPort, A-GPS/Glonass and USB 2.0.

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The new flagship will come in a variety of colors including Metallic Black, Silk White and Shine Gold. The LG G3 has been priced at Rs. 47,990 for 16 GB version, while the 32 GB version has been priced at Rs. 50,990. LG is also offering a discount of Rs. 5,000 on the G Watch, if you purchase it with the LG flagship.

LG will also be releasing a limited edition (15,000 units) LG G3 Big B Collector’s Edition for all you Amitabh Bachchan fans.

LG G3 Specifications:

Display5.5-inch IPS LCD display
ResolutionQuad HD (2560x1440p) resolution
Dimensions and Weight146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm
150 grams
ProcessorQualcomm Quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU
RAM2GB or 3GB
Memory16GB or 32 internal storage
microSDYes
up to 128GB
Camera13MP OIS+ rear camera with flash and laser AF sensor
2.1MP front-facing camera
OSAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat with LG's latest UI
Battery3000 mAh
Connectivity4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X), NFC, SlimPort, A-GPS/Glonass, USB 2.0
Price16GB - Rs. 47,990
32GB - Rs. 50,990

Comparison:

The LG G3 competes with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE, HTC One M8 and Xperia Z2. Let’s see how the new kid on the block stacks up against the competition.

SpecificationLG G3Samsung Galaxy S5 LTEHTC One M8Sony Xperia Z2
Display5.5-inch IPS LCD Quad HD (2560x1440p) display5.1-inch Super AMOLED Full HD (1920x1080p) display5-inch SLCD3 Full HD (1920x1080p) display5.2-inch IPS Full HD (1920x1080p) display
Processor2.5GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 8012.5GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 8012.3GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 8012.3GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 801
RAM2/3 GB2GB2GB3GB
Memory16/32 GB internal storage
microSD expansion up to 128 GB
32 GB internal storage
microSD expansion up to 128 GB
32 GB internal storage
microSD expansion up to 128 GB
16 GB internal storage
microSD expansion up to 128 GB
Camera13 MP OIS+ rear camera with a dual LED flash and laser beam auto-focus sensor
2.1 MP front-facing camera
16 MP ISOCELL camera with an LED flash
2.1 MP front-facing camera
UltraPixel 4MP Duo Camera with Dual tone flash
5MP front-facing camera
20.7 MP camera with an LED flash
2.2 MP front-facing camera
Battery3000 mAh2800 mAh2600 mAh3200 mAh
OSAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 4.4.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.4.2 Jelly Bean
Price16GB - Rs. 47,990
32GB - Rs. 50,990
Rs. 53,500Rs. 48,000Rs. 48,990

The LG G3 faces quite a tough competition but it surely goes ahead, thanks to the sharpest display among them. Apart from the display, the competition is evenly matched but the narrow bezels, sleek design, camera innovations like the new laser beam sensor surely make the LG G3 a stand out.

As things seem, anyone who buys the LG G3 shouldn’t be disappointed. Well, that’s what we think, what do you say? Tell us how you like the LG G3 in the comments below.

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Rupesh is an avid mobile geek and a movie lover. He loves to keep a tab on new gadgets and loves watching movies. Now a high time tech blogger here, along with a daytime engineering student. You might soon find him blogging about movies too!

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