So LG is about to launch the new LG G3 smartphone tomorrow and with that, LG has “leaked” out some information. Correction, not some information, pretty much all information. Spec’s, features, everything. So what’s it got? Here is a quick “review” of the phone from the information we have been given.
The G3 has a “unique Quad HD display” with 538 ppi (parts per inch) with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 measuring at 5.5 inches tall. Why do people need a screen this big? I don’t know. (goes and get his Samsung Galaxy Note 3) The answer is, because you can.
LG claims that the new OIS Camera can now capture better photos and videos without motion blur and has increased sharpness. How? Well this is how they put it.
- Laser Auto Focus The G3 provides super fast focus. With the Laser Auto Focus make sharp pictures, and the OIS image stabilization prevents blur by movement. Even in dark conditions are clearer and sharper pictures. You will not miss anything.
- Dual LED Flash When taking pictures in low light? With the special BSI sensor at the back you get a much sharper image and a natural color pattern. The Dual LED Flash even add extra flair to your photos.
- Touch & Shoot all unnecessary icons are removed so you can concentrate on making your photo. you 100%
- Improved Selfie Camera Selfie. The camera is a new sensor and flash function greatly improved. But the best part: with a simple hand movement you make a picture remotely. Your arm is not so important …
The camera is 13MP for the back and the front facing camera is 2.1MP.
The G3 boasts a “Lightweight Metallic” design. What does that mean? Well, it has a curved back to fit better into the palm of your hand, it has buttons on the back of the phone for ease of operation, and in the words of LG “provides comfort and freedom of movement”.
The smartphone also claims to have a 1 watt speaker with “boost amp” that will provide deep base and clear treble. When I actually get my hands on the phone, I will provide an actual review on this point because how much bass can a phone have from its speakers. External speakers yes, but built in speakers, we will see.
This is a feature I am excited about. There are very few 3rd party keyboards that have this and LG has made it default. The keyboard has the ability to be resized to your liking and as most new phones are doing now, the ability to swipe to type.
Battery & Charging
The G3 comes default with wireless charging. No more cords to tangle, except for the docking station that is. The battery is a 3000 mAh battery but no information on how long it will last while doing things.
- 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm
- Quad-Core Snapdragon 801
- 3GB of RAM
- USB 2.0
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- Android 4.4 KitKat
We don’t know, and will not know until launch tomorrow. Reports have come in saying that it will be around the £400 mark, which is $730 CAD and $675 USD. I could see them pricing it at $699 CAD and $599 or $649 USD. This is all without contract benefits from phone providers. I would expect with a contract for it to be around the $299 with a 2 year contract. But, we will wait and see!
Even though this phone isn’t released yet, there are already tons of accessories for sale. I took a quick peek over at amazon.ca just to see what was available and I got over 700 results. I had a hard time finding anything the first week my phone was released let alone before it was released. Granted lots of the products listed are multi-phone, but there are still lots of cases available, 354 to be precise.
And there you have it. The complete line of leaked photos are in the slider below along with LG’s official G3 teaser. I kind of like this phone. If I didn’t get my Note 3 less than a year ago, I probably would look at picking the LG G3 up.