We played with the new LG G3 flagship phone last night, a 5.5-inch smartphone that’s rammed with cool features such as a laser autofocus camera and the sharpest screen to hit a mobile phone. Here’s our hands-on review.
LG’s massive G3 launch kicked off on May 27 and we had the chance to play with this magnificent new 5.5-inch smartphone after the grand reveal. So far we’re very impressed at how comfortable this phablet-esque phone is to handle, and by the sheer number of features LG has crammed inside. Check out our full hands-on review video below to see the LG G3 in action, and read up on the LG G3’s full specs and features.
LG G3 hands-on review highlights
So far we’re happy with the new metallic look and feel of the LG G3. Last year’s LG G2 sadly felt cheap and plasticky, one of its only drawbacks, but LG has listened to the critical feedback and the LG G3 feels more solid and competes with other premium smartphones such as the HTC One M8 and Sony Xperia Z2 for looks.
The LG G3’s 5.5-inch WQHD screen is an undeniable highlight and the sharpest display around, with a crazy 538 pixels-per-inch (PPI). By comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S5 packs in 432ppi, and most other flagship phones are roughly the same. LG reckons the naked eye can definitely pick up the difference, despite Apple’s claims that 300-ish is the most you need, and we were massively impressed with the visuals of the LG G3. Photos look sharp as hell, not a visible pixel in sight, and boast rich, realistic colours. We just hope our own photos look as good.
A fast 13-megapixel camera is also on board, rocking laser autofocus to lock onto your subjects and snap a photo almost as soon as you tap the shutter button. The photos we took inside the demo room looked good, with the lens coping admirably with the dark conditions. You can see some of the results in the above video.
Check back soon for our full LG G3 review, and let us know what you think so far in the comments below. And in the meantime, here’s our full run-down of the LG G3 specs and features.