Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH -

LG’S LAT­EST FLAG­SHIP smart­phone, the G3, dares to com­pete against the HTC One M8, Sony Xpe­ria Z2 and Sam­sung Galaxy S5. Priced at be­low 50,000, it is the suc­ces­sor to the LG G2. The big­gest high­light of the LG G3 is its dis­play. The 5.5-inch QHD dis­play with 2560 x 1440 pixel res­o­lu­tion is just su­perb. The QHD dis­play means twice the full HD dis­play. The screen is crisp and bright. The icons are very sharp and have de­tails when com­pared to phones with HD dis­plays. Once again, the power key along the vol­ume con­trols has been moved to the rear. How­ever, LG has awarded it a brushed metal fin­ish. While one gets used to it, I of­ten ended up un­lock­ing the phone by mis­take as well. Due to the back panel, the phone be­came a bit slip­pery.

LG has added the best spec­i­fi­ca­tions to this phone. Run­ning on An­droid 4.4.2, it is loaded with LG’s Op­ti­mus UI. It packs in a 2.5 GHz quad core pro­ces­sor based on Snap­dragon 801 chipset and is paired with 3 GB of RAM. As a re­sult, it runs heavy graphic apps with ease. Even while mul­ti­task­ing, the phone didn’t slow down even once. The 13 MP cam­era on­board took im­pres­sive images. The pow­er­ful LED flash worked well in low light con­di­tions as well. Ow­ing to the big dis­play and con­tin­u­ous us­age, the 3000 mAh bat­tery lasted me a day on heavy us­age.

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