LG has just unveiled its latest flagship handset for 2014 — the LG G3. As the leaks had indicated, the G3 is an absolute power house. It is filled to the brim with features and is among the first phones from a major OEM to sport a Quad HD display. LG has also paid attention to customer feedback and included a microSD card slot, a removable battery and a simpler UI on the G3.
So, how does the G3 stack up against its predecessor — the G2? Is it just an evolutionary upgrade or does it offer some really tempting features that make it a must buy even if you own a G2? Read our specs comparison below to find out.
|Basis of difference||LG G2||LG G3|
|Dimensions||138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm||146.3 x 74.6 x 9.1mm|
|Display||5.2-inches 1080p True HD-IPS + LCD||5.5-inches QHD ( 2560 x 1440) IPS|
|Processor||Snapragon 800 clocked at 2.26GHz||Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.5GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 330 GPU running at 450MHz||Adreno 330 GPU clocked at 587MHz|
|RAM||2GB LPDDR2 RAM||2/3GB LPDDR3 RAM|
|Storage||32GB internal storage||16/32GB internal storage, microSD card slot|
|Camera||13MP F/2.4 OIS Camera||13MP F2.4 OIS+ camera with Laser AF|
|LED Flash||Dual LED Flash|
|Front-facing 2.1MP camera||Front-facing 2.1MP camera|
|Battery||3000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery||3000mAh removable Li-Ion battery with Graphite plates|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, IR blaster||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, IR blaster|
|Connectivity||Dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, LTE, HSDPA, NFC, microUSB 2.0, Slim Port, USB Host, FM Radio, Miracast||Dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, LTE, HSDPA, NFC, microUSB 2.0, Slim Port, USB Host, FM Radio, Miracast|
What the tech sheet above does not mention is the fact that the G3 comes with a sleek metal skin back that gives it a very premium looking finish. Make no mistake though — the phone is still made of plastic. Considering how the G2 was made of cheap and glossy plastic, the G3’s build quality is a major step in the right direction even though it falls short of the likes of the Xperia Z2 and HTC One M8 .
Software wise — LG has toned down its Optimus UI and made things simpler with the G3. LG has made the UI flatter with more focus towards improving usability rather than just adding gimmicky features.
While the G3 offers many tempting features, the G2 is still such an excellent handset that it still stand its own against its bigger and faster successor.