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LG G3

posted Aug 5, 2014, 7:49 AM by Barny CK
The LG G3 is the successor to the highly popular LG G2. Released merely 9 months after the G2, the LG G3 packs several big punches and a superlative feature unlike no other. The smartphone is powered by a 2.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. In an unusual move, the two variants of this phone have different RAM specification. The 16GB model comes with 2GB of RAM while the 32GB model comes with 3GB of RAM. Both models are however expandable to up till 128GB in microSDXC, the 'XC' being to mean eXtended Capacity. 

Now here's the crazy part; this phone uses a 5.5 inch QHD screen with a resolution of 2560 by 1400 pixel, giving it a staggering 534 ppi. Yes, it's 534 ppi. It kinda sound cool but the threshold for the human eye to perceive a flawless digital image is at around 300 ppi. So between the G2 and G3, the increase in ppi is actually unnoticeable. 

Camera wise, the G3 comes with a 13 megapixel rear camera and 2.1 megapixel front camera that comes with selfie gesture recognition. Another unprecedented  move LG took is to implement laser autofocus for its camera which is extremely fast. 

Under the hood, LG ships the G3 with Android 4.4 KitKat with a custom interface and software. Visually, the icons have been redesigned from skeumorphism to a new flat tile look. The G3 also supports Qi wireless charging. However, models sold in Korea and the United States don't have that feature unless QuickCircle case accessory is installed. 

Meanwhile, on the surface, LG has created what's called 'metallic skin'. It's really a pseudo metal shell intending to give the phone polished finishing but without the heaviness of metal. The LG comes in three colours; black, silver and gold. 
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