We were impressed by the G3’s overall volume and its high-end frequency extension. However, due to the design, the speaker’s performance is limited – when placed normally on the table with its screen facing up, the LG’s overall loudness and clarity is reduced.
The single backward-firing speaker is located at the bottom lefthand corner of the phone, which means audio is affected if you hold the phone in your right hand. On the plus side there was no distortion, but instead there were small vibrations present through its metallic body design.
When the screen is positioned upward, it blocks the speaker’s output, due to the design of the backplate being curved. This means the volume is reduced to If, however, the display is face down, the LG G3’s single backward-firing speaker achieves an impressive
We found the lows have a slight sub-bass extension, where its mid-bass is very faint and not that well controlled. This means the G3’s overall low-end reproduction is rather disappointing.
Its mids take advantage of the weak mid-bass slam and are surprisingly good, with a good reproduction and sense of realism.
The LG G3’s highs are its standout feature – they are really well presented and -extended at the top end.
Its soundstage could be a little wider, but on the plus side has a good depth to it, which equates to a fantastic tonality and instrument separation.