LG G3 Review

16 GB (D855, D850, VS985, D851, LS990, US990)     See other variants reviews Score: 9.32/10
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LG G3 is a brilliantly designed Android cellphone launched many years ago, provisioned with an extremely fast 2.5 gigahertz Quad-Core CPU, a really big 5.5" multi-touch capacitive screen, and 2 cameras, a 13 mega-pixels back-facing camera and a 2.1 mega-pixels front side camera.

This phone is sold in a variety of color options, black, purple, pink, white and gold. Whereas this cellphone is just 5.76" long, it's able to fit a a 5.5 inches display. This cellphone is incredibly thin and practical, with a thickness of just 0.35". The LG G3 is much lighter than what you expect from a cellphone like this.

LG equipped this phone with a beautiful 5.5" display, and a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD / 2K), making everything look brightful and colorful. This display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, with a nice 450 cd/m2 brightness and is multi-touch enabled.

LG decided to equip this phone using an extremely powerful Quad-Core CPU ticking at 2500 megahertz, bundled in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC chip and a big 2 GB RAM memory. To help with graphic intensive applications, this cellphone also uses a 450 megahertz Adreno 330 GPU. An interesting feature of the LG G3 is its quite large 16 GB internal storage memory and an external SD slot, which allows you to install hundreds of applications and games without any problem.

This cellphone offers WiFi connection (which it can share with other devices as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE) high speed connection type and also HSPA+ connectivity, which is a bit slower 4G technology and fast 3G data connection, over HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The LG G3 uses a Micro SIM card for GSM connection.

The LG G3 features two cameras, a 13 mega-pixels back-facing camera and a 2.1 megapixels front facing camera. While it's 13 MP may appear great the back-facing camera sensor size is quite small which makes photographs have less details and worse lighting than you would expect. This cellphone also films videos in 4K 3840x2160 at 30 fps. This camera also includes a lot of interesting characteristics: flash, auto-focus, optical image stabilization, fast burst mode, face detection shooting, HDR mode, smile detection shooting and geo tagging.

This device uses a great 3000 mAh Li-Ion removable battery, which isn't too much for a device like this. LG informs a 548 hs stand by time and a 19 hs talk time for this phone.

The LG G3 also comes with a wide range of useful features as Wireless charging compatibility, NFC (Near Field Communication), Infrared Port, Bluetooth (4.0), GPS and Radio, and lots of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

This cellphone is being sold for around 255 dollars, quite a high price for this type of phone. This phone is a good choice for you no matter whether you will use it for work, love photography, want a social device or need a device to play tons of games.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 5.0, 4.4.2
Variant:16 GB
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Also Known As:LG Optimus G3
Product code:D855, D850, VS985, D851, LS990, US990
Dimensions:5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inchesMetric14.63 x 7.47 x 0.89 cmImperial
Weight:5.26 ouncesMetric149.12 gImperial
Colors:Black, Gold, Pink, Purple and White
Release date:2014-05-27
Price:$ 255.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:5.5 inchesMetric14 cmImperial
Resolution:1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD / 2K)
Pixel density:534 pixels per inchMetric210.24 pixels per cmImperial
Brightness:450 cd/m2
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Processor:Krait 400 (Quad-Core 2500 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (800 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 330 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:3000 mAh
Wireless Charging:Yes
Stand-by Time:548 hours
Talk Time:19 hours


Back camera:13 megapixels
    Sensor size:0.33 inches (1/3.06")
Front camera:2.1 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode, Optical Image Stabilization and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:800 (band 20), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7)
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor