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This was a easy phone to review as there was no complicated features or undefined element. LG’s renaissance continues with the G3, which could be the best Android phone of 2014. The G3’s stunning Quad HD screen, high-quality camera, and sleek design should put it on everyone’s wish list. We were enticed by the promise of a premium experience from the G3, considering the plethora of mid-level releases from LG this year (2014). The combination of a 2.5GHz quad-core processor , 3000mAh removable battery (with wireless charging) and the up-to-2TB microSD expansion are significant leaps spec-wise. Photo geeks will also love its 13-megapixel OIS camera , not to mention its expansive 5.5-inch Quad HD display . We also liked the inspiration of this model: simplicity.

I’ll admit, when I first laid hands on the LG G3, I wasn’t sure. I wanted it to be metal (as it appeared to be), but it wasn’t. I wanted it to be a bit smaller and more like the Nexus 5, but it wasn’t. I didn’t think I’d like the rear placement of the buttons, and I don’t. But, like two cops with different ideologies forced to work together on a crime, before long, these perceived negatives turned out to be charming qualities. The smooth, curved lines of the G3 make it feel like a much smaller phone. Those rear buttons mostly just need some muscle memory to get used to. And that metallic skin: It might not be metal, but it sure looks better than the G2 (or any Galaxy phone). That just leaves the positives. The display might not be quite as impressive as I’d hoped, but it’s still shines given the right content. The camera is a great workhorse and will really turn out some good images, even under low light.


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All told, there’s little to complain about, save for the fact that our test unit was done two weeks ago (I’d like to test the LTE and see how the battery holds out). So, when we finally do know that we might update, but assuming LG doesn’t do something crazy, this should be one of the best Android phones you can.

LG G3

R8,925.00
LG G3
6

DESIGN

8.0/10

INTERFACE

7.0/10

SOFTWARE

6.0/10

BATTERY LIFE

4.0/10

SECOND HAND VALUE

5.0/10

Highs

  • Sleek design
  • Better Interface
  • Improved storage - SD Card
  • Good Camera
  • Bigger screen size

Lows

  • Poor Battery Life
  • Unuseable with one hand
  • Unecessary feature extensions
  • 49 grams of weight