LG G3: LG's Flagship Smartphone

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The LG G3 has a sleek design and its metallic frame with matte overlay keeps it fingerprint free. It comes in a variant of cool colours ranging from black, gold to silver. Its standout feature is its 5.5-Inch QuadHD screen with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution and 534 pixels per inch (PPI) which is four times higher than the standard HD.

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Its ultra-thin bezel ensures an excellent display at all times. The screen is colourful, bright and has nice viewing angles. LG has made the brightness of the screen in such a way that it does not consume so much power; this makes it more efficient when it comes to battery life. Inside the box, you will find the LG G3 smartphone, battery, micro USB to USB cable, wall charger, earphones and a user manual.

The LG G3 runs on the Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat operating system and has an improved interface which is very intuitive. It packs a Quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor that clocks a speed of 2.5GHz. The processor is backed by 2GB RAM for the 16GB version and 3GB RAM for the 32GB version. This guarantees fast performance and quick response of applications. 3D games run smoothly and the large screen makes it more enjoyable.

It comes with a microSD card slot that lets you expand the memory to a massive 128GB. The LG G3 is fully stocked when it comes to connectivity with 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC on-board. It comes with a standard microUSB 2.0 port for file sharing at a fast transfer rate. It has an on-board browser that is very sleek and fast when surfing the web and you also have the option of using other browsers like chrome.

The 13MP rear camera with laser autofocus on-board the LG G3 allows for good focusing and optical image stabilisation which ultimately results in sharper and colourful pictures. The 2.1MP front camera has a wider lens so more people can be captured. It also has flash which allows for better picture quality. It has a self-portrait timer that can be initiated by making a fist with your hand in front of the phone. The camera application is simple to use and it comes with four different modes; dual which lets you take pictures with both the front and rear camera at the same time, Panorama, Autofocus and magic focus.

Its dimensions of 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm means it will sit perfectly on your palm and its weight of 149g makes it light. It has a 3000mAh removable battery that charges pretty fast and guarantees 25 days standby and 22 hours talk time. The power and volume buttons are at the back of the G3 which gives the front a very pristine appearance.

You can unlock the G3 by tapping on the screen in a particular sequence unlike the gesture unlock found on most phones. You can also turn on and off the screen by double tapping on it. It supports split screen mode which lets you run two applications at the same time.

The video and audio experience on the LG G3 is truly outstanding; stunning display and crystal clear sound is what it delivers. It has a built-in amplifier that ensures the music player dishes out louder and clearer sounds with minimal distortion.