LG G3 Review.
The LG G2 was the under-dog of the year last year, it rose up from a relatively obscure device, battling to get noticed up against the likes of HTC and Samsung but it became one of if not the best smartphone of 2013. It won its fair share of awards and places in top ten lists, but that’s not to say it didn’t also win its fair share of critics, but LG has listened to those critics (well, some of them) and kept the award-winning formula of the G2 and added even more ground-breaking features into the mix in 2014, and this is the LG G3 Review.
One of the first things you’ll notice when you pick up the LG G3 is that it is rather large, but you’ll also notice that for a 5.5 inch screen, it’s not actually that large. It’s had a size bump over its predecessor the G2, which measured in at 5.2 inches.
The G3 now sits at 5.5 inches, which puts it firmly in the camp of “phablets” along with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Note, Sony’s Xperia ZL and HTC’S One Max. What makes the G3 stand out from the rest of these monster phones, is that the body of the phone is nowhere near as big, despite the 5.5 inch display, LG have managed to cram all that into a phone with the same size footprint as the HTC One M8 or Sony Xperia Z2 which have 5” and 5.2” displays respectively.
Obviously a larger phone is going to be less ergonomic, if you’re going from a phone with a screen size of around 4 inches or higher (iPhone users I’m talking to you) then forget how you used to use your phone, efficiently using your phone one-handed is a thing of the past with a 5.5 inch screen, 90% of tasks are now going to be two-handed, unless you want to increase the chances of dropping your phone.
Speaking of dropping your phone, you are greatly increasing the chances of the phone sliding out your hand and onto the cold, hard ground with a plastic body, it’s no secret that the G3 is predominantly made from polycarbonate 80% to be exact, but LG have mixed in 20% of metals to give it a much more premium look, and it really does look great, it’s easy to forget that it’s a plastic phone at times, it doesn’t get slippery after long periods of use like the Galaxy S5 tended to do, and it does have a metal look and feel to it.
As well as integrating metals into the mix, LG have also given the G3 a curved back to