Announced on May this year, LG‘s newest series on the G product line, the G3 is now available for pre-order via T-Mobile. If you pre-order the phone through your T-Mobile account, it will be shipped to you by July 15th. Otherwise, you can get your hands on the flagship when it hits shelves on July 16th with a price tag of $598.80.
The flagship which runs Android KitKat version 4.4.2, comes with a pack of interesting features and tools. These include 4G LTE connectivity that lets you enjoy a very fast internet speed, an HD screen display which’s sharp and of high resolution, and a slick, premium design with metallic skin just to mention a few.
Another interesting feature is the ‘Screen Share’ feature with which you can “Wirelessly share media over a Wi-Fi connection with any other DLNA-enabled device.”
In terms of design, though not really metallic, the phone comes in a skin painted with metallic film. That makes the phone look more premium especially compared with the previous series’s such as the G2 which came in an all-plastic coverage. Aside from that, the back plate of the phone is removable and an SD card slot can be found under it. Which means that you can insert a microSD card by removing the back plate and also remove the battery if you want to.
The new design has also undergone some significant changes in terms of usability. The volume keys have become more rigged and the power button has become rounded. The keyboard also has had an overhaul. You can now change its layout and reside it to fit your needs.
Performance wise, the phone comes with two options of 16GB and 32GB. The first option comes with a memory capacity of 2GB if you pick the later, your phone will have a 3GB memory capacity. You can also extend your memory capacity by up to 160GB through the use of external SD cards (128GB capacity max.).
LG seems to be focusing more on simplicity these days. To that end, some setting options have been removed from the camera. Other than that, the overall quality of the camera has been upgraded. The phone sports a 13 Megapixels high resolution camera with phase detection or laser autofocus features which makes the camera the fastest focusing one out there.
As far as display is concerned, the G3 comes with a very sharp, HD screen display. The only issue seems to be the size, which’s 5.5-inches, a bit larger than what’s generally “acceptable” in the smartphone arena. Aside from that, the screen has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display protection.
Below is LG G3’s full specs:
OS: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Display: 5.5-inch with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution
CPU: Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
GPU (Graphics Processing Unit): Adreno 330
Connectivity: 4G LTE Capable
Rear (Main) Camera: 13 MP
Front-facing Camera: 2.1 MP
RAM: 2GB and 3GB
Internal Storage: 16GB and 32GB
External Storage: Up to 128GB through the use of SD cards
Weight: 149 grams
Hearing Aid: M3 & T3 compatible
On top of that, two other new flagships namely, Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 are also expected to be launched later this month.