LG has officially revealed its new flagship smartphone, the G3. And despite spoiling the surprise just hours before the big news broke at press events in London, New York and San Francisco, there was still plenty to say about the new Android 4.4 KitKat based handset itself as well as release date and a prediction of UK pricing.
The LG G3 will go one sale first in its homeland of Korea, and according to UK network O2 the LG G3 will land here in early July. A price tag of £430-450 is the general guesstimation for the SIM-free model (based in relation to the previous G2’s £399 starting price) with contract tariffs yet to become known. There’s plenty of bang for your buck, and the G3 muscles up nicely next to current market contenders such as the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5.
So what will throwing your money at LG get you this July?
Confirmation comes of a boast-worthy Quad HD LCD touchscreen, this long-rumoured feature packs in a whopping 2560 x 1440 pixels. As the name suggests this is four times the pixels than the standard 720p high definition – truly eye blistering!
The visuals on the LG G3’s impressive display will be supplied by Qualcomm’s Adreno 330 GPU and the smartphone will be powered by the chipmaker’s Snapdragon 801, a 2.5GHz quad-core processor. There’s an ample 2GB of RAM and 3GB of RAM on the available 16GB and 32GB models respectively and MicroSD cards are supported up to a heavyweight 128GB.
The 13-megapixel camera tech from last year’s LG G2 is back for the G3 but with a slightly evolved OIS for greater image stabilisation and the camera can shoot video fit for super sharp 4K output – provided you have a suitable set to display on. Connectivity is provided by 4G for mobile data use, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 and NFC – Near Field Communication.
For lengthy use of all these features the LG G3 is fitted with a 3,000mAh battery which this time is removable and the handset is designed to support wireless charging.
One of the unique selling points of the LG G3 is the Quick Circle case – a stylish accessory which is already being referred to as the best flip-case on the market. The Quick Circle encases the metallic outer shell of the phone and offers a clear window to the handset screen to control most features, open apps and also operate the camera and all vital buttons, so phone usage isn’t impaired in any way – and it also looks pretty cool.
So there’s a rundown of LG’s latest and greatest, will you be choosing the G3 over the established market titans like the Galaxy S5 or Xperia Z2? We’d like to hear your comments and will also bring you the breaking news over those LG G3 contract and tariff prices on all the popular UK network.