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The LG G3 - Our Review
This week LG officially unveiled their beautiful new flagship smartphone, the LG G3. Successor to the G2, which was launched less than a year ago, the G3 impresses with its powerful specs and sleek design.
LG's G3 will be launched in the UK at the beginning of July. It comes in a selection of 5 colours which include Shine Gold, Silk White, Metallic Black, Burgundy Red and Moon Violet. As predicted the G3 is the first smartphone from one of the big technology companies to boast a Quad HD display. The G3 screen measures 5.5-inches and has a powerful resolution of 2560 x 1440 which gives it a resolution of 538 pixels per inch. The high-spec screen offers super sharp images and vivid colours - unsurprising as it is twice the resolution of a full HD screen.
The LG G3 has a curved 'floating arc' design and its case is made from a combination of metal and plastic materials which has been dubbed a 'metallic skin'. Like the G2, the G3 also sports rear mounted buttons which include a power button and volume keys. It weighs in at 149 grams and measures 8.9mm deep.
The G3 also has an upgraded camera, it comes with a 13-megapixel lens on the rear and boasts a mega-fast autofocus which works in just over 0.25 of a second thanks to laser beam technology. The camera is very simple to use as you simply press any point on the screen to take a photo and focus your image. As well as the impressive shutter speed, the G3 features optical image stabilisation and a dual LED flash. There's a 2.1-megapixel camera on the front and selfie fans will appreciate the handy gesture control with a three second countdown to perfect their selfie poses.
LG have completely revamped their user interface for the G3. Both the look of its UI and it's functionality have seen a big improvement from the G2 with a redesigned layout and a LG Health feature. Smart Notice will not only notify you of missed calls but will also remind you if you forget to call the person back. It will also advise you of any apps or files which are using up larger amounts of memory on the handset which are rarely used. For those worried about security, the G3 comes with a 'kill switch' which can disable the smartphone if it's stolen or lost.
As is befitting of a premium smartphone, it also packs in plenty of power. The LG G3 comes with a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor along with 2GB of RAM. The battery is sizeable and replaceable at 3000mAh and there's 16GB of expandable storage. Overall, a pretty impressive package.