LG G3 Review

16 GB (D855, D850, VS985, D851, LS990, US990)     See other variants reviews Score: 8.4/10
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LG G3 is a great quality Android phone released many years ago, provisioned with a 5.5 inches display, an exceptional 2.5 gigahertz Quad-Core processing unit, a 13 MP back camera and a 2.1 mega-pixels front-facing camera. But it's time to get into a bit more detail.

This cellphone is just 5.76 inches long and 2.94 inches wide, but it's still able to fit a a 5.5" screen. This cellphone is just 0.35 inches thick, making it one of the thinnest cellphones in the market. LG is offering this phone in lots of color variations like black, purple, pink, white and gold. This phone feels much lighter than what you expect from a phone like this.

LG decided to design this device using an extremely powerful 2.5 gigahertz Quad-Core CPU, bundled in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC system chip with a big 2 GB RAM memory. Handling graphic intensive games and applications, this device also counts with a 450 megahertz Adreno 330 graphics processing unit. This phone has aquite big 16 GB internal storage memory and an external SD slot, enough to install a couple hundred applications without worrying about space.

This phone has two cameras, a 13 megapixels back facing camera and a 2.1 mega-pixels front facing camera. While it's 13 mega-pixels may sound amazing the back facing camera has a very little 0.326797-inches sensor it takes darker photos than it should. It is capable of shooting videos up to 3840x2160 (4K) at 30 fps. This camera also has lots of amazing characteristics: auto-focus, flash, optical image stabilization, fast burst mode, face detection shooting, HDR mode, smile detection shooting and geo tagging.

This phone includes an absolutely amazing 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD / 2K) 5.5 inches display, which makes it impossible to even see the pixels composing the display. This display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, with a good 450 candela/m2 brightness and is multi-touch enabled.

The LG G3 counts with WiFi capability (which it can share with other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), LTE 4G high speed internet connection and also HSPA+ connectivity, a slower 4G technology or 3G fast data connection, using HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The LG G3 uses a Micro SIM card for GSM services.

The LG G3 also features many interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), FM Radio, GPS (Global Positioning System), Infrared Blaster and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your cellphone close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

The LG G3 features a 3000 mAh huge Li-Ion battery, which isn't too much for a phone like this. LG afirms this phone has a stand by time of 548 hs and a talk time of 19 hours.

The LG G3 is a really good offer considering it's an awesome cellphone and it only costs 255 dollars. This cellphone is probably the correct option if you will use this device mainly for internet broswing and social networks, want it to take tons of pictures, need it for work or will use this phone for playing games.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 5.0, 4.4.2
Variant:16 GB
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Also Known As:LG Optimus G3
Product code:D855, D850, VS985, D851, LS990, US990
Dimensions:5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inchesMetric14.63 x 7.47 x 0.89 cmImperial
Weight:5.26 ouncesMetric149.12 gImperial
Colors:Black, Gold, Pink, Purple and White
Release date:2014-05-27
Price:$ 255.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:5.5 inchesMetric14 cmImperial
Resolution:1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD / 2K)
Pixel density:534 pixels per inchMetric210.24 pixels per cmImperial
Brightness:450 cd/m2
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Processor:Krait 400 (Quad-Core 2500 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (800 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 330 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)


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


Back camera:13 megapixels
    Sensor size:0.33 inches (1/3.06")
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


    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
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor