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LG G2 vs LG G3

Vs James Peckham 17:25, 12 Jun 2014

LG has unveiled the subsequent model of its flagship gadget however what has modified?

LG has introduced the LG G3 fairly shortly, the G2 was introduced in August 2013 however the G3 adopted lower than a yr later in Might 2014. Has the corporate actually modified sufficient on the handset to make it value upgrading? We’re going to have a look.



  • Display measurement: 5.2 inch 1920 x 1080 pixels at 424 ppi
  • Weight: 143g
  • Dimensions: 138.5 x 70.9 x eight.9 mm
  • Processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2.26GHz Quad-core CPUs
  • RAM: 2GB LP-DDR3
  • OS: Android four.2.2 KitKat
  • Storage: 16GB/32GB
  • Battery: Non-detachable 3000 mAh battery
  • Cameras: thirteen Megapixel rear digital camera, 2.1 Megapixel entrance digital camera
  • Connectivity: 3G, 4G, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC


  • Display measurement: QHD 5.5 inch 2560 x 1440 pixels at 538 ppi
  • Weight: 149g
  • Dimensions: 146.three x seventy four.7 x eight.9 mm
  • Processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPUs
  • RAM: 2GB LP-DDR3
  • OS: Android four.four.2 KitKat
  • Storage: 16GB, microSD card slot helps further 128GB
  • Battery: detachable 3000 mAh battery
  • Cameras: thirteen Megapixel rear digital camera with 4k video, 2.1 Megapixel entrance digital camera
  • Connectivity: 3G, 4G, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC

Design & Construct

LG made a completely distinctive design within the G2 by turning into the primary main producer to put in the a lot-wanted hardware buttons into the again of the handset. Slightly below the digital camera there’s a quantity rocker with an influence button within the center. It definitely takes some getting used to however proved a well-liked function on the unique G2.

It’s extra of the identical with the LG G3, however it’s definitely a refinement on what has gone earlier than. The LG G3 comes with some actually skinny bezels across the show which make it appears incredible.

The general construct high quality of the handset is as robust as earlier than, the G3 is described to have a metallic “pores and skin” excessive of a plastic physique with a brushed end which feels actually nice within the hand.

Winner: LG G3. General it’s a refinement of the design the LG G2 originated.


Now onto how good that display seems, the LG G2 had a robust 5.2-inch display which KYM Editor Wealthy referred to as “superb” in his unique evaluate. We didn’t actually anticipate LG to attempt a lot more durable on the show within the G3 however it someway made the display even higher than earlier than.

Breaking down the specs on the show, it’s no shock it appears even higher than earlier than. First off the dimensions has had a notable bump as much as a 5.5-inch. It doesn’t compromise on the construct of the telephone both because the bezels have been thinned down a lot it matches in an analogous measurement physique to the G2.

The LG G2 had a 1920 x 1080 pixel decision at 424 pixels-per-inch (ppi) while the newest model has a 2560 x 1440 pixel decision at 538ppi. In fact you will need extra pixels on the show making for some actually beautiful photographs.

Winner: LG G3. No contest right here, it’s a technical triumph to beat the LG G2 nevertheless it was attainable.

Processor & RAM

When making the G2, LG opted for the highest-of-the-vary (on the time) Snapdragon 800, a quad-core chip utilizing Krait four hundred cores clocked at 2.3GHz. Alongside that there’s 2GB of RAM onboard which suggests for a strong chipset with none processing efficiency issues.

Clearly within the final 9 months or so processing know-how has moved on, although not in leaps and bounds. LG has now upgraded to the incrementally higher Snapdragon 801 chipset within the LG G3. It clocks in on the similar 2.3GHz and is accompanied by 2GB of RAM as soon as once more.

Each chips nonetheless supply prime of the road smartphone energy although, and there is actually not a lot in it.

Winner: Draw

Working System

The LG G2 launched again on Android four.2.2 while the G3 comes straight out of the field with Android four.four.2 onboard. The excellent news for the LG G2 house owners is the KitKat replace is now absolutely out there on the G2 wherever you're on the earth.

As soon as once more you get LG’s personal model of Android on the G3 with a pleasant new redesign on the UI entrance. It’s a a lot flatter design in keeping with the present development for working methods and it seems to be a load nicer than the one LG has on the G2.

It’s all right down to your private style although so that you’ll have to have a take into consideration which one you favor.

Winner: Draw. Each run Android four.four.2 KitKat now and the UI redesign design is all right down to style.


Storage sensible with the LG G2 you had two decisions for capability. There are eithe 16GB or 32GB variations on supply with none microSD help, so if you recognize you’ll want additional area you must decide up the costlier model.

LG listened to the complaints over that and opted for a microSD slot within the G3. Now you can get 16GB or 32GB variations which each include microSD help of as much as 128GB. In fact you’ll want to purchase a separate microSD card to up the storage.

Winner: LG G3. MicroSD help wins each time.


Battery sensible each telephones are in an analogous ballpark. Each have 3000mAh providing however within the new LG G3 it’s a detachable battery. This could are available helpful on lengthy journeys or journeys when you'll be able to’t be charging your gadget so you purchase an additional battery to swap over. We haven’t extensively examined the G3 battery but however we anticipate it to supply the identical type of operating time because the G2.

Winner: LG G3. Simply. Similar battery score, however the G3 comes out higher with the detachable choice.

Digital camera

Each handsets function a 13MP rear dealing with digital camera and a 2.1MP entrance dealing with digital camera, with comparable tech inside. These rear cameras are able to taking photographs at 4160 x 3120 pixels however some enhancements have been made for the LG G3.

This time round you'll be able to movie in 4K video utilizing the rear digital camera and it utilises part detection and laser autofocus know-how for a faster seize time.

Winner: LG G3. Filming 4K video ought to are available helpful very quickly.


Progress is progress. The LG G3 is unsurprisingly an development on the LG G2 with a superior show, sharper design, and the welcome addition of handy options resembling microSD help and a detachable battery pack. It isn't, nevertheless, an enormous leap ahead because the battery, digital camera, storage, software program, and processor know-how does stay very near the LG G2, which means the G2 stays a viable selection and certain a less expensive one now it has been outmoded in LG's line-up.


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