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LG G3 with 5.5″ Screen & 2.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor for Rs. 47,990 – Specs, Features & Pre Order Details

LG has launched the new flagship smartphone in India, with two variants of the LG G3 – 16GB one priced at Rs. 47,990 and the 32GB one for Rs. 50,990. The company also officially launched the LG G Watch at the event, which was already put up for pre-order and LG delayed the shipments, probably to launch it alongside the G3. LG announced Rs. 15,000 worth of offers for LG G3 buyers, with a QuickCircle case (Rs. 3,500) bundled for free, along with a Rs. 5,000 discount on the G Watch, and a one-time screen replacement worth Rs. 6,500.

LG G3 Sr Bachchan

Earlier:
LG announced the LG G3 with some of the best specs and most of the stuff that was already known to most of the world after those several leaks. After LG had come up with the new design having the keys on the back in the LG G2, the company retained the same button position in the LG G Pro 2, and now the G3 too maintains the same external look. There is a new metal look on the back, which is not just lightweight but also fingerprint-proof (due to the polycarbonate material) and looks brilliant with the color options too.

LG G3 Photo

What is more important to look here, is the display and the internal configuration of the LG G3. The new flagship from LG comes with 5.5-inch Quad HD display with 538ppi with four times the resolution of HD and almost two times higher resolution than a Full HD display. The powering is by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, clocking at up to 2.5 GHz, and there is a support by 2GB / 3GB RAM based on the storage – 16GB and 32GB variants, with the storage expansion possible to 128GB with the MicroSD card.

Design:
The front of the phone has a very narrow bezel, and the area given for the screen is large. The back is metallic with the brushed metal look, and the back keys are all flat. Just like the HTC One M8, the LG G3 has a curved design on the back. The flattening of the back keys is what makes it better than the G2 because those buttons were what making the keys prone to scratching.

Display:
The display of the LG G3 is of 5.5-inch in size, with the resolution being a Quad HD one, four times an HD display and thus the resolution – 2560 x 1440 pixels, taking the pixel density to 538 PPI. It’s an IPS display, similar to what LG used in the G2 which had a Full HD display.

Camera:
LG made the camera a lot better with a new addition – Laser autofocus! That’s something new and innovative. Apart from that, the 13-megapixel shooter of the LG G3 will come with the Advanced OIS+ and there is a Dual LED flash.

LG G3 Specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS (2560 x 1440 pixels, 538ppi)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (up to 2.5GHz Quad-Core)
  • Storage: 16/32GB eMMC ROM, 2/3GB DDR3 RAM / microSD slot (128GB max)
  • Rear Camera: 13.0-megapixel with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus
  • Front Camera: 2.1-megapixel
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Size: 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm
  • Weight: 149g
  • Network: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X), NFC,
  • SlimPort, A-GPS/Glonass, USB 2.0
  • Color: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, Burgundy Red
  • Other: Smart Keyboard, Smart Notice, Knock CodeTM, Guest Mode, etc.

LG G3 Pricing & Availability
LG G3 will be available in India with a price tag of Rs. 46,990 and will be available for purchase after 25th July, 2014. We came across the listing on infibeam page.

Earlier:
The LG G3 is the upcoming flagship Smartphone from LG that everyone is waiting for. This device is confirmed to be announced on 27th May and just a week earlier the official webpage of the LG G3 has been spotted at the company’s UK’s official website. On this page the Smartphone has been identified and it comes with a model number LG D855 and it is the same model number that was spotted late last month.

LG-G3-D855-UK

The UA (User Agent) profile of this D855 claimed that the device will feature a 1080 x 1920 pixel display but now it has been updated to 1440 x 2560 pixels, confirming that this device will be the first Smartphone from the company to feature a Quad HD display. It is also expected that the device will sport a 5.5 inch display but the company has now confirmed any details till now. Well we will know all the details within a week’s time when the device will be announced.

Earlier – LG G3 with Brushed Metal Back teased in Official Video – Leaked Specs & Details – May 13th, 2014

The LG G3 is just a couple of weeks from here, and we get to finally see something official from the company, apart from the invite that was sent earlier. The official teaser video from LG gives us an idea of what is coming out to compete against the giants – Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8. Brushed metal back, the flat rear keys and the OIS camera is shown clearly, while we can still wait to see what else LG has put in.

LG G3 Camera

LG G3 Back

Let us see if LG has plans to flaunt it ahead of the official announcement.

Earlier:
The LG G3 has come in to the news once again before the scheduled launch (May 27th). This time the prolific leaker @evleaks has posted two images of this Smartphone in Black and White colour variants and has the narrow bezel design as it was shown in the earlier leaks. It has the rear mounted buttons with sensor next to the camera and also a loud speaker.

LG-G3-leak1

LG-G3-leak2

The leaks also show an Infrared LED on the top of the Smartphone and beside it we can see a slot that could be a stylus or even an antenna. LG G 3 is the company’s latest flagship device and will be coming with many new and powerful features. It is also expected to have the finger print scanner on its back but we have to wait and see what this device packs until it is officially unveiled by the company.

Earlier – LG G3 5.5″ Quad HD Display Expected with Back Mounted Keys & Octa-core Chipset – April 28th, 2014

LG G3 which is the current hot topic in the Smart phone segment has leaked with its back, courtesy of GSMArena, we got the leaked image of the upcoming flagship smart phone from LG. This image is not that clear but we can observe a lot from it. This leaked image shows that the device will feature back mounted keys as we saw in the G2 line up devices but these keys have been re-designed from its predecessors.

lg-g3-leaked-image 1

The image also reveals that there is some sensor beside the camera which could be a second LED flash or it might be a finger print sensor, well we need to wait and see what sensor it is. The notes behind the pictures mention OIS+ and also 16 GB and 32 GB storage versions. Further we can also see that 2 GB / 3 GB is also been mention in the notes, that could possibly be that the device might be coming in two different variants.

Earlier – LG G3 to have 5.5-inch Quad HD Display, Advanced Personalization Options – Leaks & Rumors – March 20th, 2014

Earlier, it was some rumors about the 2K resolution in the next flagship device from LG, but now we have some confirmed details from the sources that the LG G3 is going to have a 5.5-inch Quad HD resolution display. To add to this, the device would be coming with some advanced personalization options for the users. Now with this resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, the pixel density hits a new high – 534 PPI. LG had showcased a new display last year, with the pixel density of 538 PPI, so there’s a possibility it is the same display which is company is now using in the G3.

LG won’t be the first brand to use a Quad HD display, because the Oppo Find 7 which was announced yesterday, has the same screen size and resolution. With regards to the personalization, it would be something related to Google Now and the personal assistance, but there is no word on whether it is Google Now or some custom LG software which we might be seeing. The device is expected to be made official around the end of second quarter of 2014, so we will have to wait to find more details.

Source: PhoneArena

Earlier: LG G3 Rumored Specifications – Octa-core Chipset, 2k Display and 16MP Camera
The LG fans surely have some good rumors to rejoice about, as a few details about the next flagship G series Android smartphone are spread around, and the LG G3 is expected to come with a display having the 2K resolution, and along with that, there would be an octa-core chipset powering the smartphone. How good would that be? we already know how good the LG G2 is, with the unique (but really not a necessary change) design and the internal powering which provides a good performance.

Also known as the Quad HD, the display would be of the screen resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels, and that is not a part of more than a couple devices till now, and it hasn’t gone out of the Chinese market yet, thus LG coming up with that would be a direct competition against the Samsung Galaxy S5, which too is expected to come with a similar display, although the technology used by LG was an IPS one, while Samsung uses the Super AMOLED one.

LG G2

The LG G2 was one of the best Android smartphones for the year 2013. How good would the G3 be?

With the G2 not receiving the appreciation the company expected, especially because of the awkwardly placed buttons, LG isn’t turning back because the G2 promised a good future for the Android lineup from the company, and the reason for that being the excellent Snapdragon 800 processor, and the 13-megapixel camera with the Optical Image Stabilization. What LG is trying to include in the G3, except for the display, is something which Gionee is already boasting about, in their latest flagship device – the Gionee Elife E7. But Gionee might not already see the similar craze because of the limited number of places where it is making the devices available.

Just like LG launched the G2 in the second half of 2013 (September 2013), they could be launching the successor to it in the second half of 2014. Let us see how good LG would be this time, after getting not-so-good market share this year with the disappointing numbers of LG G2 sales. To sum it up for now, here are the rumored specs:

  • Quad HD display – 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
  • Octa-core chipset
  • 16-megapixel camera

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Jugal

    July 21, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Finally LG3 has launched in India with some very good offers and at an accessible price tag, i really love that quickcircle case

  2. Abhishek Tavasalkar

    May 29, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    This is probably the best phone from LG till now.

    Its got an awesome Quad HD display along with 13MP OIS+ camera. A great update compared to the LG G2.

    And features like Smart Notice, Smart Keyboard and Built-in Wireless Qi Charging makes the deal more sweeter.

    Having a 538ppi screen is just mind blowing to me. Its something you would thought LG would offer. But since brands like Gionee and Oppo are offering it, how could the major players stay behind.

    Anyways great article Chetan. Appreciate the efforts!

  3. David Ward

    May 6, 2014 at 2:50 am

    It can have all the whistles and bells under the sun but if it is not at least IP67 certified then IMO LG has blown it.

  4. gav

    May 1, 2014 at 1:27 am

    I agree with Jerry, the back buttons sit perfectly for finger placement, wether your holding the phone in landscape or vertical, your index finger tends to sit right where the buttons are located. When you are holding a large phone with one hand the side buttons can be a little awkward to get to, as you tend to hold the phone more towards the bottom. Also the amount of times I have hit the volume or power button when I am holding my phone in landscape(on side buttons), while watching video or playing games,is uncountable. I for one believe the feedback numbers, as I would certainly have voted for the button change if asked.

  5. mickey dillard

    April 30, 2014 at 4:18 am

    I have the LG G2 and am looking forward to the L3.And as for the back button,Its perfect.I had the much talked about HTC one and hated having to fumbled around for the top mounted power button.With the knock on/off feature,The power button is rarely used.And the volume is within reach weather you’re left or right handed.

  6. Jerry

    March 21, 2014 at 5:25 am

    The LG G2 BUTTONS ARE NOT AWKWARD!
    THE BUTTONS ON THE BACK ARE THE BEST THING TO COME ALONG SINCE SLICED BREAD!
    Good for left or right handed people!
    Side BUTTONS are awkward!

    • Chetan Bhawani

      March 21, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      Only if there were some good cases accompanying the phone, or you would see the buttons to be the first ones to be prone to scratches and rubbing off. There are reasons why I say it’s awkward. Also, LG said it took feedback from millions before making this change in the button placement. How true is that?

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