LG has always made great devices, but none that we’ve had fanatical moments over. The G2 was really great, and the G Flex impressed us in the wow-this-is-neat kind of way. But we always saw ourselves going back to the more popular Android handsets; the Samsungs and HTCs. With the G3, however, LG has created a very compelling reason to not switch back, and that’s saying a lot considering how strong the competition is. But you know what? LG just might succeed.
We sung the G3’s praises in the past, but can you blame us? The device sports a phenomenally attractive 5.5-inch QuadHD screen, accentuated by a barely there bezel that screams “future.” In comparison to the S5 and M8, the G3 stands out because it gives that impression of something truly new and next generation; a step toward a brighter superphone era where screens are sharper and bezels are nonexistent. But that’s not all that makes the G3 great.
On the inside, the G3 sports a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage (microSD expandable), Android 4.4.2, a 13-megapixel camera, and 3000mAh battery. Those don’t blow any of the latest handsets out of the water, but the sum of its parts add up to a device that stands out from the crowd; a crowd, let’s be honest, that’s quickly careening toward a sea of indistinguishability. Put another way, if you own a G2, this is a very riveting reason to upgrade; you can’t really say that about the S5 or M8 (upgrading from S4 or HTC One), despite both being great handsets.
We’re still getting acquainted with the G3, but we’ll have more impressions of the device soon—and we’ll be sure to spend some significant time with its laser auto-focus camera, which G3 claims is better than the competition. Stay tuned for more G3 content soon.