Slide LG G3 held in six cities around the world: New York, San Francisco, London, Istanbul, Singapore, Seoul. At each presentation there was someone from the company’s head office and representatives of local offices. However, I will distract you with unnecessary details about the features of the organization of events, go to the main – what’s new in LG G3 smartphone and can claim the title of the top thereof vehicles in 2014? I will describe my impressions about an hour to communicate with a device on the stand, and a full review we will try to prepare in the coming weeks.
Changed at the same time remained recognizable compared to the previous model in the LG G3 design. Oddly enough, but with all the innovations that are there, apparently still a novelty apparatus resembles the previous generation – LG G2. Similar hull shape with smooth curves identical arrangement of keys on the “back” of the smartphone and their absence on the sides and below the screen, thin frame around the screen – all these details, the new G2 for a year ago, do today G3 recognizable.
The main difference from the previous model G3 in terms of design – materials used housing. And, as before, base – plastic, but changed its texture. In LG G3 plastic case is made “under the metal”, a special film in different colors. Sales unit will be presented in five versions – white, dark gray, pink, gold and dark blue. In a press release these colors are beautiful names, but the essence will not change. I liked the model in dark gray and golden. Gold LG G3 looks for my taste, very dignified and quite pretentious.
Describe how plausible imitation of metal in the new smartphone – a thankless job, just give a couple of shots model gold color for example, so that you yourself can understand it.
Of course, up to the present design, which is able to show the company HTC, for example, South Korea’s LG is still far away, in my opinion. But the fact that LG is not just close to the Samsung, but operedelit them in terms of design – a fait accompli. That, however, for me personally, does not cancel the absence of belief in the design of both companies. Simply lack the LG design becomes less noticeable, while Samsung continues to sometimes give not just ugly design, but it is scary smart phones.
New LG G3 – very large device. Need to immediately understand that we face a hybrid smartphone and “fableta.” The company tried to do everything possible to reduce the size of new items, but everything depends on the screen size: 5.5”.
Smartphone, nevertheless, quite conveniently fits in your hand, although there is a larger than the previous model. Here I must say one simple thing – we quickly get used to everything new. I speak for myself – a year ago, LG G2 and other flagships seemed huge to me, and now I take in hand HTC One (M8) or LG G3 and understand: “Yes, it is possible to use”, then put the machine, pull out LG G2 or HTC One regular and feel, what they happen to be tiny. And because I did not hand the new industry size, something changed in my head for a year I got used to last year’s big flagships and now they seem to me quite compact.
Of course, there is a threshold somewhere convenient size and manufacturers probably already close to it, but as long as this threshold is not reached.
With regard to the keys on the “back” smartphone – they exactly the same place as LG G2. Changed the texture buttons, a little of their form, but the essence of the idea is the same – located on the back of the case keys are convenient, because when you hold with one hand, index finger rests right in the area where the buttons are.
In addition to the main diagonal (5.5”) and high-quality IPS-matrix screen LG G3 has another important feature – a very high resolution.The LG it is called Quad HD, in figures is 2560×1440 pixels. I have a resolution of 27” monitor your home PC and at first it seemed too high. Here we get a density of 538 pixels and a very, very clear and smooth image.
I will not deceive anyone, including yourself, and to be honest – to distinguish by eye from 1920×1080 to 2560×1440 screen with a diagonal of 6.5” easy. As I watched LG G3 on the stand, took pictures, studied settings, I never thought of that screen here with the space resolution. Yes, the picture is smooth and accurate, but also in the resolution FullHD-she was not grainy. The company said that the screen is different from the new generation FullHD approximately the same as the print quality of the print magazine in the book (the first is usually better), but notice this difference is not easy on the eye, I think. So I can say that such a high-resolution display in the new LG G3, this is a race performance and the company’s desire to become one of the first. However, nothing wrong with that.
Next point where the new LG G3 very different from its predecessor – the camera. Resolution main camera remains the same – 13 megapixels, but it uses a new generation of optical stabilization, OIS +. If G2 stabilization conducted along one axis (horizontal), then G3 stabilization along two axes of horizontal and vertical. Another innovation – infrared autofocus system (laser auto focus), which, according to the company, allows the camera to focus on the subject more quickly. Traditional since last year word that LG will focus on the quality of issued camera images rather than megapixels, were also.
Front 2.1 megapixel camera equipped with a matrix with the increased size of the point (hi ultrapikselyam from HTC on the main chamber!) And shooting function after three seconds after you squeezed his fist at the camera. This is done for the convenience of preparing a self-portrait but no one admits that the front camera is designed in the first (and only soon, probably) for all frames in style seilfie.
Another item improvements – automatic equalizer for recording sounds. As an example, the presentation was an excerpt from some concert recording made at “just smart” smartphone LG G3. The company said that the smartphone determines the type of sound and automatically adjusts the recording level so that the recorded track sounded similar to the original as possible.
With regard to the characteristics – LG G3 built on Qualcomm Snapdragon platform 801 with a quad-core 2.5 GHz, a choice of two configurations 2 and 3 GB GB/16 GB/32 GB of internal memory. In Russia, the modification will be sold with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal. A slot for memory card, so you can not worry about what you 16GB is not enough. Battery capacity 3000 mAh removable battery, the modules are placed in the lid of wireless charging and NFC. Also has full support for all wireless interfaces: 2G/3G/4G, Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.0 (Apt-X), GPS / A-GPS and GLONASS systems.
Powered LG G3 running Android 4.4.2 with a completely redesigned in terms of graphics and some features original shell from LG. Here are just a small part of the innovations:
- Ability to change the height of the keyboard
- Opportunity to add to the keyboard frequently used keys
- The system of “smart notifications”, reminiscent of missed calls, unused files, programs, and so on
- Ability to block the viewing of certain files from your smartphone as well as with a PC
- Service Kill Switch with remote blocking the smartphone. Delete files and scan for viruses
C in terms of graphics interface LG G3 made a huge step forward in my opinion. Flat style icons and menus (reminds iOS7 and updated design services Google), calm colors, well-chosen background picture, lack of color porridge, good fonts – all this makes the LG G3 enjoyable to use.
Together with the smartphone will go on sale some accessories, including corporate cover Quick Circle with a round window on the cover.It will be installed instead of the standard cover smartphone.
On the timing of the start of sales LG G3 and price in Russia is no accurate information. According to our data, the cost of new items will be about 30 000, and sales will start in the summer months – July and August. First impressions of the smartphone I have only positive – great screen, moderately spatulate dimensions given the large screen diagonal, it is clear that some work in terms of design (although it still is not), high speed, and are encouraging the characteristics of the camera (although it should be look at real pictures, of course) and very seriously redesigned interface. If in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S4/Galaxy S5 noticed an obvious crisis of ideas the company (hence the cover in the style of adhesive tapes, adding moisture protection to the detriment of the appearance of the front surface and some other points), in conjunction LG G2/G3 no such problem. The company develops the ideas embodied in G2 and functional, yet there are many things that can be improved and that they are engaged in improving the LG.
- Operating System: Android 4.4.2
- Network: GSM / EDGE, HSDPA, LTE (microSIM)
- Processor: Quad, 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon platform 801
- RAM: 2 GB / 3 GB
- Data Memory: 16 GB GB/32
- Card Slot: microSD up to 128 GB
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (a / b / g / n / ac) Dual-Band, Bluetooth 4.0 (Apt-X), microUSB (USB 2.0, MHL, OTG) for charging / synchronization, 3.5 mm headset jack
- Display: IPS, diagonal 5.5 “, Resolution 2560×1440 pixels, density 538 ppi, automatic backlight adjustment
- Camera: 13 MP with autofocus, flash and optical stabilization (OIS +), video is recorded at 1080p, front-facing camera 2.1 MP
- Navigation: GPS (Support A-GPS), Glonass
- Extras: accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor
- Battery: Li-Ion 3000 mAh capacity
- Dimensions: 146,3 x 74,6 x 9 mm
- Weight: 150 grams