LG’s G3 Smartphone Offers High Resolution Screen and Cutting Edge Features

LG’s G3 Smartphone Offers High Resolution Screen and Cutting Edge Features

LG’s G3 Smartphone

LG may be one of the biggest names in the global consumer electronics industry but it is a minor player in the Smartphone market. For some reasons, it has just not been able to cut it with its Smartphone products. With the launch of G3, the company hopes to change this position. This phone is expected to go on sale in the United States this summer.

The G3 will be LG’s flagship phone so it was but obvious that its features have been designed to give stiff competition to rival brands, the most important rival brings Samsung. Not only does it have a larger and higher resolution display than other Smartphones in the segment, but it also the first mobile device to have a laser based auto focus system. Such use of laser technology for making auto focus highly accurate has never been done before for any Smartphone.

The phone features 5.5-inch, 538 pixels-per-inch display. With this screen size, the G3 easily manages to compete with phablets. It is even larger than the 5 inch screen mobile devices which have become a trend in the high end Android Smartphones such as HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S5. If we consider the resolution of G3, then it is evident that it simply beats the resolution provided by Apple’s iPhone (which has a resolution of 326 ppi).

G3 Smartphone High Resolution Screen and Cutting Edge Features LG

Taking a clue from Samsung’s effective mobile market strategy, LG held a global press event on 26th May so unveil its latest flagship Smartphone and to share key insights. The proceedings of the event were simulcast across the globe via a close circuit television. In the event, LG officials refuted the claim made by Apple that the human eye is incapable of differentiating between the retina display resolution and any display that has a higher resolution. James Marshall, head of mobile product marketing for LG Electronics Europe, said, “That’s a misconception. Consumers can expect ever clearer and more vivid images. To get the ultra-high resolution, the display in the G3 has smaller-than normal pixels, which will allow for sharper images and better color accuracy”

sharper images with LG's G3

The laser based auto focus system in the G3 has also become a topic of discussion for tech enthusiasts as this is the first time that such a technology has been implemented on a commercial scale for a Smartphone device. While this technology has been used for cameras, this is the first for a Smartphone device. A laser emitter placed near the camera system helps to achieve the super fast auto focus and this can be quite a boon when you need to take pictures with great focus and superb quality. It is able to focus on any object in less than three-tenths of a second. Now this is what we call lightning fast processing speed.

LG's G3 Smartphone Features

Other features include an innovative keyboard, a new personal virtual assistant that complements the Google Now service and a large enough battery (3000 mAh). The battery’s capacity would ensure that the device receives enough juices to keep the system running despite the relatively high power consumption that would be done due to the high processing requirements of the device.


As of now, no concrete evidence is available to prove the Smartphone’s capabilities in a real world scenario. Only time will tell whether the phone is able to up the ante for the business or it proves to be just another overly hyped up mobile device.

Here are the specifications for LG’s G3 Smartphone:

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  CDMA 800 / 1900 – CDMA version
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – CDMA version
4G Network LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600
  LTE – CDMA version
Announced 2014, May
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2014, June
BODY Dimensions 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm (5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 in)
Weight 149 g (5.26 oz)
DISPLAY Type True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1440 x 2560 pixels, 5.5 inches (~534 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – Dolby mobile sound enhancement
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM/ 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
DATA GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 12
Speed HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 21 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL/ EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
Infrared port Yes
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort), USB On-the-go, USB Host
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels, phase detection/laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1/3” sensor size, simultaneous video and image recording, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR
Video Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., video stabilization
Secondary Yes, 2.1 MP, 1080p@30fps
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8975AC Snapdragon 801
CPU Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
GPU Adreno 330
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML5
Radio TBD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, Burgundy Red
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– SNS applications
– MP4/DviX/XviD/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/WMA player
– Photo viewer/editor
– Document viewer
– Organizer
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
BATTERY   Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

About Vinita

Vinita Pariyani is an expert author for the iNewTechnology who has been writing about Smartphone, newest of the tech gadgets, apps and every update that pops up. She is a tech-savvy person who stays on top of cutting-edge technology/ gadgets.