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LG G3 (T-Mobile) Review & Specs

LG G3 is a top-notch Android phone released many years ago, equipped with an extremely fast Quad-Core CPU ticking at 2.5 gigahertz, an enormous 5.5-inches multi-touch screen, a 13 megapixels back side camera and a 2.1 mega-pixels front facing camera.

This device feels much lighter than what you would expect from a device this size. The LG G3 is available in a nice range of color variations, black, purple, pink, white and gold. This phone has a wonderful design, with a thickness of just 0.35 inches. This phone is a compact phone, taking into account that it has a 5.5″ screen and it is only 5.76 inches long and 2.94″ wide.

This cellphone has an absolutely amazing 5.5-inches display with a 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD / 2K) resolution, giving this device a unique image quality. Its display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, with a very good 450 candela/m2 brightness and allows multi-touch gestures.

This cellphone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC chip, backed up by a high speed 2.5 gigahertz Quad-Core processing unit and a large 3 GB of RAM. Graphic calculations usually consume a lot of CPU time, so it counts with a 450 megahertz Adreno 330 graphics processing unit to take care of them, leaving the CPU free for other tasks. The LG G3 counts with a 32 GB excellent internal storage and an SD memory card expansion slot, which allows the user to store hundreds of apps without thinking about filling it.

This cellphone counts with wifi connectivity (which can be shared with other devices around, as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE) high performance connectivity and also HSPA+ connectivity, which is a lower speed 4G variation or the fastest 3G internet connection, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This cellphone uses a Micro SIM card for GSM carriers.

This cellphone is equipped with two cameras, a 13 MP back-facing camera and a 2.1 mega-pixels front facing camera. Even though it’s 13 MP might sound incredible the back-facing camera sensor size is quite small which makes photos be less detailed and darker than they should. It is capable of filming videos in 3840×2160 (4K) at 30 frames per second. Additionally, the camera features a large number of interesting characteristics like auto-focus, flash, optical image stabilization, fast burst mode, face detection shooting, HDR mode, smile detection shooting and geo tagging.

This phone also features many interesting features like Bluetooth, FM Radio, GPS (Global Positioning System), Infrared Transmitter and Near Field Communication (NFC), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

This phone packs a great 3000 mAh Li-Ion removable battery, which isn’t very promising for a cellphone like this. LG informs a talk time of 19 hours and a stand by time of 548 hours for this cellphone.

The LG G3 is very appropiate for you it doesn’t matter whether you are looking for a phone to mostly use social networks and internet browsing, want this device for work, want this phone to take lots of photographs or want it to play games.

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Specifications

Device Type:Phone
Brand:LG
Operating System (OS):Android 5.0, 4.4.2
Variant:T-Mobile
Also Known As:LG Optimus G3
Product code:D851
Dimensions:5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches
Weight:5.26 ounces
Colors:Black, Gold, Pink, Purple and White
Release date:2014-05-27

Display

Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:5.5 inches
Resolution:1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD / 2K)
Pixel density:534 pixels per inch
Brightness:450 cd/m2
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Processor:Krait 400 (Quad-Core 2500 MHz)
RAM Memory:3 GB (800 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 330 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)

Battery

Battery type:Li-Ion
Removable:Yes
Capacity:3000 mAh
Wireless Charging:Yes
Stand-by Time:548 hours
Talk Time:19 hours

Camera

Back camera:13 megapixels
    Aperture:f/2.40
    Sensor size:0.33 inches (1/3.06″)
    Flash:Yes
Front camera:2.1 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode, Optical Image Stabilization and Smile Detection Shooting

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:800 (band 20), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
GPS:Yes
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Infra-red:Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor

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