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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15406 reviews of LG G3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the battery and size. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the reception. There are some critical reviews about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG G3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG G3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 747 user reviews of LG G3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and usability. The price and screen also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the GPS navigation and reliability.

performance, screen, price, usability, portability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG G3 5.5-inch SIM-Free Smartphone - WhiteLG G3 5.5-inch SIM-Free Smartphone - White

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG G3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4277 user reviews of LG G3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The screen and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the connectivity and reliability. Comments are divided on the reception.

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reliability, connectivity

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG G3 Ultra Clear HD Screen Protectors, by iSmoothLG G3 Ultra Clear HD Screen Protectors, by iSmooth

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for LG G3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of LG G3 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the usability.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG G3 Unlocked Android Smartphone 16GB Import, Grey, Retail PackagingLG G3 Unlocked Android Smartphone 16GB Import, Grey, Retail Packaging

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jon Mundy (techradar.com)

LG G3 review

 

A great handset that's only slightly let down by lacklustre design

Great screen ; Good camera in bright light ; Improved interface ; Can now be picked up cheap ; Android 5.0 feels smoother

Lightweight chassis disappoints ; QHD doesn't wow ; Screen isn't particularly bright ; Android 5.0 has slowed app boot-up times ; Not enough of Lollipop's visual sheen in update

The LG G2 was one of the most critically acclaimed phones of 2013, exceeding all expectations. Strange then that one year after this triumph, LG seemed to have lost its confidence, rushing the release of the LG G3 as the market threatened to slip away.

May, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

LG G3 S review

 

A cut down LG G3 in more than just size

Metal-effect look ; Decent battery life ; IR transmitter

Fairly weak value ; Lower screen res than rivals ; Low internal storage

Ratings in depth Adding an 'S' to a phone name often means it's better than the normal version. The iPhone 5S was a lot better than than iPhone 5, after all. However, the LG G3 S is not – and is not meant to be – as good as the LG G3, the company's...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

LG G3 Stylus review

 

A cheaper, weaker G3 complete with stylus

Affordable price ; Decent camera ; Screen better than expected

Stylus is pointless ; Looks and feels cheap

The G3 Stylus is a middle of the road type of device, hitting all the key points without really standing out.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

LG G3 Stylus hands-on: Is the Stylus mightier than the finger? - Pocket-lint

 

LG announced the LG G3 Stylus in the run up to IFA 2014, bringing a Samsung Note-style device to LG's portfolio with a 5.5-inch display and rubber stylus

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

LG G3 review - Pocket-lint

 

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Display offers lots of potential, design, great camera, power

Battery life isn't great, might simply be too big for some people

LG has thrown everything into the LG G3, looking to maintain the momentum of the earlier G2 and offer something that stands out from the pack. It achieves that with the Quad HD display, being the first of a new breed of super-high resolution smartphones.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: (t3.com)

LG G3 review

 

The LG G3 matches brains with beauty in a classy, if oversized, phone

Remarkable hi-res display ; Laser-focused camera ; Slick new interface

It's SO big ; Plasticky back cover ; One-button control

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: LG G3 review - Pocket-lint

 

LG has unveiled its latest smartphone - the LG G3 - at global launch events, running with a theme of wanting to keep things simple. Taking a swipe at rivals

May, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

LG G3

 

There's a hell of a lot to like about the LG G3. For a start it was the winner of the TrustedReviews Best Phone Award 2014. Its combination of clever design, excellent camera and top-notch screen made it a cult favourite that deserves to sell by the...

Pin-sharp QHD screen ; Good camera, particularly in low-light ; Extremely ergonomic for such a large phone ; Costs less than the competition ; Slick and simple UI

Average battery life ; Screen could be brighter ; Poor speaker

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

LG G3 review | LG G3 specs, benchmarks

 

Why the LG G3 is still a great phone to buy in mid-2015

When the LG G3 came in at under £500 we were impressed. A year on and a phone that packs amazing features including a Quad HD display and a camera with a laser auto focus is one of the bargains of the market. The LG G3 is surprisingly small considering...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

LG G3

 

With its huge 2,560x1,440 display, innovative apps, excellent camera and fast performance, the G3 remains an incredible smartphone

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2540 / 3000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):548
Standby time (3G):100 / 553
Standby time (4G):600
Talk time (2G):1140 / 19 / 23
Talk time (3G):1260 / 21 / 4
Talk time (4G):160
Wireless Charging: Yes

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert:No / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 1836 / 4160 x 3120
Digital Zoom:4 / 8
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 2.1
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 1836 / 4160 x 3120
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3 / 2.1
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 2160p / 2160p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.269 / 0.314 / 0.377 / 0.415 / 0.429 / 0.99
Body SAR (USA):1.27
Certification:FCC
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.291 / 0.377 / 0.506 / 0.554 / 0.56
Head SAR (USA):0.72

Design

Brand colour:Burgundy Red
Colour of product:Black / Black, Metallic / Bordeaux / Gold / Red / Titanium / White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Form factor:Bar / Clamshell

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:450
Display diagonal:12.7 / 13.9 / 14
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1440 x 2560 / 2560 x 1440 / 720 x 1280 / 960 x 540
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Pixel density:295 / 534 / 538
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:1 / 2 / 3

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, WMV / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA / AMR, FLAC, LPCM, M4A, MIDI, MP2, OGA, RTX, WAV, WVE / AMR, FLAC, M4A, MID, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF / AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF / AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMV, XMF / AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, WAV, WMA, XMF / AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF / AMR, FLAC, M4A, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF / AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MKA, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF / AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA / AMR, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA / eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF / MP3 / MP3, M4A, WAV, AMR, WMA, MKA, FLAC, OGG, MID, XMF
Document formats supported:DOC, PDF, PPS, XLS / DOC, PDF, PPT, XLS / DOC, PDF, XLS / PDF, PPT, XLS / PDF, XLS
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Mono
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, DIVX, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, TS, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, MKV, MP4, TS, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, MKV, MP4, TS / 3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, MKV, MP4, TS, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, AVI, DIVX, MP4, WMV / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MKV, MPEG4 / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV, XVID / H.263, H.264, MP4, WM-DRM / H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV7 / MP4 / MP4, AVI, DIVX, 3GP, WMV, ASF, MKV, TS, FLV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:No / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):900,1800
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,1900 / 800,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:CDMA / CDMA, EVDO, WCDMA / HSDPA / HSDPA, HSPA+ / HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, WCDMA / HSDPA, WCDMA / HSPA+ / HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, HSPA+
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2300 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 850,900,1800,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBA, PBAP, SAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP, SPP, SYNCH / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBA, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBA, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
EDGE multislot class:12 / 33
GPRS multislot class:12 / 33
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Bundled software:LG Health, Quick Memo, QSlide
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2.2 / 4.4 / 4.4 KitKat / 4.4 KitKat / 4.4.2 / 4.4.2 KitKat / Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Pedometer / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calendar, Detailed contact information / Alarm clock, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts, Themes / Menu, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.3 / 2.3 / 2.46 / 2.5
Processor Model:400 / 801 / MSM 8974AC

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2.2 / 4.4 / 4.4 KitKat / 4.4 KitKat / 4.4.2 / 4.4.2 KitKat / Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / microSDXC
Internal RAM:1024 / 2048 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 2000 / 32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Books, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Now, Google Play, Google+, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
Scratch resistant: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.02 / 1.03 / 1.04 / 14.6 / 8.9 / 8.95 / 9.1 / 9.3 / 9.6 / 9.99
Height :11.8 / 13.8 / 14.6 / 14.9 / 7.46 / 8.95
Weight:134 / 137 / 149 / 150 / 151 / 153 / 163
Width:14.6 / 6.65 / 6.96 / 6.99 / 7.46 / 7.59