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June 01, 2014

Hands-on with the LG G3

During the launch of the LG G3, members of the media got to play around with the device and its accessories for an hour or so before we headed back to our respective hotels. We took this opportunity to be up close and personal with the new handset and give you guys a brief overview of LG’s new flagship smartphone.

LG clearly had one thing in their mind when they were designing the G3; SIMPLICITY. Gone are the over-the-top trappings you’d typically see on flashy flagship devices. Instead you’re left with a simple, yet elegant handset that’s almost all-screen at the front and has a curved back panel (“Floating Arc”) which makes it easier to grip it despite of having a fairly large display.

LG G3 Philippines

The LG G3 inherits the “Rear Key” button placements of its predecessor, albeit more refined and fits perfectly into the overall design of the device. These buttons, as well as the other notable components such as the 13MP rear camera and the accompanying LED flash, are surrounded by a removable polycarbonate case which is treated with a thin sheet of scratch-resistant coating.

Not only does this back cover prevent light scratches, it emulates the feel of a brushed metal finish which adds a hint of sophistication to the otherwise glossy plastic back panel.

LG G3 front

In comparison with the previous model, the LG G3 is slightly taller and wider to accommodate the larger display. It also has put on a little bit of weight, but it’s not really that noticeable when you hold the phone.

The LG G3 feels very nice to the touch thanks to its “Floating Arc” design and the faux-metal finish of its back cover. Also, because of these new design implementations, navigating through the phone’s various menus and settings is possible (and comfortable, if I may add) without the need to hold the phone with two hands.

LG G3 official specs:
5.5-inch QHD IPS display @ 2560 x 1440 screen resolution, 538 ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor
2GB/3GB DDR3 RAM
16GB/32GB internal storage
Expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD card
13MP rear camera with OIS, laser autofocus, and dual LED flash
2.1MP front camera
4G LTE
NFC
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast
Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX support
GPS w/ A-GPS support
Wireless Charging support
1-watt Speaker with Boost AMP technology
3000mAh battery
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm
149g
Colors: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, Burgundy Red

We really have to give it to LG for stepping up their game in designing their new flagship smartphone. From the choice of materials, down to every nooks and crannies, you can easily tell that the company really went out of their way to make sure that their latest creation will be a stand out.

It’s still early, but we think we got a keeper on the LG G3. It’s got great looks to match its very respectable feature set that brings it at par, if not ahead, with the rest of the flagship smartphones in the market. Needless to say, we’re really excited to spend more time with the LG G3 and share with you guys our full review.

LG G3 press renders leak
LG G3 pre-orders start on June 18, 16GB for Php31,990
LG G3 coming to the Philippines on July 1

23 Responses to “Hands-on with the LG G3”

  1. ocommon says:

    Mas interesado ako dun sa chic na nag seselfie. :D

    • Evo Garcia says:

      Alam ko namang ginagamit mo ang babae para maging macho ka pero bistado na kita. Bakla ka rin, in short pamintang durog ka. Sige gora na aketch, kita kitz pa kami ng jurebelbel ko.

    • Gago says:

      Gago ka Evo Garcia sana mamatay kanalang,GAGO!

  2. james
    Twitter: mybabyrj
    says:

    chick ni ronnie b. ung nagseselfie.hihi

  3. Z1 user says:

    im a Sony Z1 user
    This G3 is really nice device because of 32GB INTERNAL memory and expandable to 128Gb
    5.5″ 2K Display at the same size with my phone

    im planning to switch to LG G3

  4. Exag says:

    Hands on na pala tawag dito.

  5. Lissa says:

    i like this
    ganda ng design
    sana dumating na agad bago pa maubos buget me lol

  6. Gago says:

    Hmmmmmm…. Lg G3 vs. Xperia Z2 who will win???

  7. archie says:

    Great specs but I think overkill na ang QHD display 538ppi para sa 3000mAh battery. After knowing about THL 5000s with 5000mAh battery, gusto kong makita kung kaya rin ng big manufacturers na mag-offer ng ganitong battery capacity. Kalimutan na muna ang panipisan ng phone na nakakadecrease din ng overall durability, give us a phone with average thickness and decent battery life. Kung kaya ng THL, siguradong mas may pera silang makapagproduce ng ganung phone.

    • xtinab says:

      walang overkill. hindi mo lang matanggap kasi wala kang pambili.

    • archie says:

      Ambobo mo naman, may nabasa ka ba na sinabi kong babaan nila ang presyo? Overkill ang QHD display dahil hi-res screen ang mabilis makaubos ng battery life. At kung talagang may utak ka, maiintindihan mo na willing akong bumili ng mahal na flagship phone na mayroong maayos na battery life. Ikaw siguro ang walang pera dahil squatter lang ang nag-aalala lagi sa pambili.

    • G3 says:

      LG G3’S BATTERY IS IMPRESSIVE !

      because of its “3A” Adoptive technology by LG Chemical.

      based on Initial review from Androidcentral atleast G3’s 300mAh managed an impressive 13.5 hours of continues Videoplayback!

      even better than G2!

    • G3 says:

      *3000mAh*

    • xtinab says:

      Kung may utak ka, kung lang. Gagawa ba ang LG ng device na mabilis makaubus ng battery life? Ikaw kasi tanga at walang utak. Kaya puro reklamo ka. Tinest muna nila yan bago irelease. Hello TECHNOLOGY. Kaya apaka bobo mo eh. Kaya hanggang THL lng kaya mong bilhin. Baka nga nasa computer shop ka lang at nakikigamit. PWE!! Utak squatter. Hindi nag iisip. Ay mali, WALANG ISIP. :) Basa basa din ng pang NURSERY na libro pag may time ka ha? NG matuto ka naman sa paligid mo.

    • xtinab says:

      Saka kung battery ang concern mong bobo ka. TRY mo gumamit ng batterya ng sasakyan at ihampas mo sa ulo mo ng magkaroon ng laman. PWE!!! Overkill, ganyan talaga kapag walang pambili!! Hahaha..

    • archie says:

      Sa paraan mo ng pagsasalita talagang utak talangka ka.

      “Gagawa ba ang LG ng device na mabilis makaubus ng battery life?” – Oo ang sagot. Matagal nang merong 4000-5000mAh batteries para sa mga smartphones pero ayaw nilang iimplement dahil ayaw nilang tumatagal ang mga tao sa kanilang flagship phones ng more than 1 year. Di rin nila gustong maglagay ng ever-reliable batteries sa mga gadget nila (except nokia) dahil ineexploit nila ang habit ng consumers na pag sira ang non-removable batteries, bibili na lang sila ng bagong unit.

      Kahit anong optimization, marketing talk at sales pitch ang sabihin nila, di pa rin mababago ang law of physics: Mas mataas ang display resolution, mas mabigat ang UI skin at mas maraming customization, mas mabilis madrain ang maliit na battery. Never naging sales pitch ng Nokia na long lasting ang batteries nila pero independent reviews ang nagsasabi na talagang tumatagal ang batteries nila in relation to their gadget’s warranty.

      Technology? Di lahat ng inooffer sa tao ay latest. Laging nakahold back ang technology ng smartphone dahil sa marketing aspect. Wag mong ikalat ang pagiging tangalino at magagalitin mo dahil di naman ako galit pag nagsusulat ako ng comments ko.

    • xtinab says:

      Sows!! And Daming sat sat! Kung ayaw mo ng ganyang specs ng phone. Bakit hindi ka mag nokia or THL na sinsasabi mo? Ang dami mo pang sinasabing LAW of Physics blah blah blah. Kaya kasi gusto mo ng matagal ang battery life Kasi ONCE ka lng pwedeng bumili. Kaya gusto mo pangmatagalan. Bakit? Saan mo ba gagamitin yan Phone? Pantext at pantawag lng naman. Kaya nga may power bank. Saka kaya ginawang removable pwedeng palitan ng spare na battery. Hay nakoo. Daming mong alam.. Wala namang sense. Hindi mo maappriciate ang bagay bagay sa mundo. Eh may 5000mah n battery pala eh bakit hindi iyon ang pagtuunan mo ng pansin. Hindi yung mga gantong hindi naman pala pwede sayo. Please. ccept the reality na every year nag papalit ng flagship model ang mga phone companies. Yan na ang labanan ngayon hindi pang matagalan. PWE!!! Peace out. Oh wag ka ng mag comment baka tumaas ang bill mo sa comp shop sige ka. Wala ka panamang pambayad diyan.

    • rizza says:

      @archie

      given walang tatagal na battery ng samartphone sa loob ng 24 hours kung NON STOP na gagamitin sa videoplayback, or browsing. pero sa standard sa kasalukuyan ay once na umabot ng 7-hours and above ay masasabi na Long lasting at impressive na ang battery ng Smartphone mo.
      at based sa mga partial reviews ng G3’s battery ay pumasa sa o humigit pa sa 7 -hours. that means Hindi ka dapat mag alala kasi kaya niyang tapatan o malampasan ang mga ka kompetensya naflagship phone sa battery performance.

      “Kahit anong optimization, marketing talk at sales pitch ang sabihin nila, di pa rin mababago ang law of physics: Mas mataas ang display resolution, mas mabigat ang UI skin at mas maraming customization, mas mabilis madrain ang maliit na battery. ”

      Well, may PROOF na Nagawa na ng LG -CHEMICAL sa G2 at G3!

      G2 tinalo niya ang Z1, (same battery capacity but smaller screen)

      Z2, ( bigger battery capacity pero tinalo niya sa ilang battery performance)

      S5 ( mas maliit ang battery capacity pero mas maliit din ang screen)

      ang G3 hinigitan pa ang G2 sa battery performance kahit na MAS MATAAS AT MALAKI pa ang SCREEN RESOLUTION. kesa G2!

      ENOUGH SAID!

    • rizza says:

      at syempre nag bebased din ang manufacturers sa KASALUKUYAN NA STANDARD SA TECHNOLOGY NILA!

      HINDI LAHAT AY PWEDENG LAGYAN ng 5000mAh battery may mga dapat din isipin kakapal ang phone mo at hindi magagawa ang design na target ng manufacturer. ETC…kaya nga bibili ang consumers basewd sa Preferences nila sa isang phone. KUNG GUSTO NG MAS MALAKI ANG BATTERY? MEROON NAMAN KASO ANG IBANG SPECS ANDUN BA? ANG DESIGN ANDUN BA? ANG KAPAL NG PHONE MALAMANG etc…

      sa kaso ng G3 maliit nga ang Battery capacity pero MARAMI din silang inalis at pinanipis na mga apps’s icons at iba pa para makabawas sa bigat na kumakain ng battery etc.

  8. monkeydoggie says:

    Tuwid na daan Report: DepEd bought Windows 98 SE computers at Php400k each http://www.noypigeeks.com/tech-news/report-deped-bought-windows-98-se-computers-php400k/

  9. hanz says:

    speechless yung nasa itaas hahaha epal kasi…

    #boomPanot

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