When the newest LG flagship hit the markets, the LG G3, it took the tech world by storm with the only worldwide Quad HD (QHD) displayed smartphone with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. It was designed with small bezels, rounded sides and a back that also had a metallic look – it was comfortable in your hands and very easy on your eyes – but many complained about its “nagging lag” with its user interface (UI) dues to its custom LG firmware.
The LG G3 comes to us with a beautifully sharp…if somewhat dull…5.5-inch QHD IPS+ LCD display with 538 pixels-per-inch (PPI). It uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It even has a microSD slot to add an additional 128GB of storage for those that like to store all of their pictures, videos and music files on their device. LG really upped the main camera with a 13MP shooter with dual-LED flash, OIS+ and introduced their new Laser Auto Focus – for fast and accurate picture taking. They also included a 2.1MP front-facing camera (FFC) for video chatting and the occasional selfies. A 3000mAh battery powers the 146.3mm x 74.6mm x 8.9mm device weighing in at 149 grams. Yet, despite its terrific specs, all of that technology was being marred by the lag in the UI.
The LG G3 also came through with less bloatware than most new devices and their Optimus UI is one of the lighter additions to the Android KitKat running on the LG G3, but for some reason, there was still some lagging. LG has already rolled out 2-3 firmware updates – depending what region you are in – to fix the firmware issues, but so far the lag just would not vanish. LG is now sending out a new firmware update in India on their LG G3 D855 variant – our source noticed it when they were checking their LG Mobile Support Tool on their computer – although some have reported getting a 174MB Over-the-Air (OTA) update notification on their device. The build goes from V10j-IND-XX to V10I-IND-XX, although no change log has been issued. Many are reporting an improvement in battery life in addition to a faster and lag-free UI.
Our source claims that all variants of the LG G3 will be getting the update eventually – please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know if your LG G3 has been experiencing this lag…as always, we would love to hear from you.