To add to the long list of smartphones which aim to be the flagship phone of the year, LG have today announced their entry — the G3. While there were many rumours and a small teaser trailer, we still had no idea about the extent LG would go to, to make their phone worth the purchase.
LG haven’t just made the G3’s screen size 0.3″ bigger in comparison to the G2 — the display quality has also improved drastically. It now has a Quad HD-IPS 2560 x 1440 resolution display with a pixel per inch count of 538ppi, beating other top-end smartphones like the HTC One’s 469ppi.
To keep that amazing display powered, LG have gone for a Snapdragon 801 Quad-core 2.46 GHz processor and 2GB/3GB RAM. There’s a 3,000mAh battery that’s sure to get you through the day, and a microSD card slot which will allow up to 128GB on top of the 16GB or 32GB internal storage.
On the design front, LG have gone for 5 variations of that brushed metallic look (it’s really plastic) and thin bezels on the front of the device.
Moving onto the camera portion of things, the rear facing camera shoots 13-megapixel stills with an overall resoultion of 4160×3120 pixels, as well as many pieces of technology to help get the perfect picture. These include the brand new laser autofocus system which was recently leaked, another being the dual-LED flash, as well as the optical image stabilization.
The rear facing camera also shoots video at 2160p with a frame rate of 30fps, as well as 1080p with a frame rate of 60fps. This means that you cannot take 120fps slow motion shots like the iPhone 5s, however the 60fps will allow for some slowing down of clips via third party apps. The front facing camera is also suitable enough for taking images since it packs 2.1-megapixels and shoots video at 1080p 30fps.
A price and release date has not be set for the time being, however it is expected to hit stores in June 2014 with a price of around £450-550 since it is a high end flagship phone.
- 5.5″ Quad HD-IPS 2560×1440 (538ppi) display
- Snapdragon 801 Quad-core 2.46 GHz processor
- 2GB/3GB RAM
- 16GB/32GB Internal Storage (Upgradable up to 128GB via microSD)
- Rear Facing 13-megapixel (4160×3120 stills/[email protected], [email protected] video) – Front Facing 2.1-megapixel ([email protected])
- 3,000mAh Removable battery
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, Burgundy Red