Posts tagged with: G3

The LG G3, announced in early 2014, features specs such as a 5.5-inch quad HD display, 2 or 3 GB of RAM (depending on configuration), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, and a 13 MP rear camera. Check out our full review (and review rebuttal) to see just how these specs stack up.

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    Last Monday we announced one of Pocketnow's latest giveaways, giving one lucky reader the chance to win a 32GB LG G3. With its quad HD display, Snapdragon 801 processor, and laser-assisted autofocus, the Android smartphone is still one serious piece of kit. But how to give away such a prize? We've had our share of simple raffles here on the site before, so this time we thought we'd spice things up a bit – maybe ask you to work a little for the prize, just so winning is that much sweeter. To that end, we spent last week hiding five clues in other posts here on Pocketnow, one a day. Each ...

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    If there's one thing we love more at Pocketnow than taking home some new smartphones ourselves, it's hooking our readers up with that same hardware. It's been entirely too long since we got into a spate of smartphone giveaways, and as we were thinking back on last summer's series of contest after contest, we found the impulse overpowering us: it's absolutely time we started handing out some phones again. With no further ado, let's get this party started, and we have just the phone to do so, the LG G3 (32GB variant). Sure, the G3's no longer the new hottness it was last summer (when we also ...

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    Think you know what to expect from the LG G4, because you've already had some experience with last year's G3? Well, you're not wrong – the G4 is cute from much of the same cloth as the G3, and LG didn't feel the need to reinvent the wheel this time around – but that doesn't mean this is some uninspired re-hash either, and LG has made some important upgrades that do much to help establish the G4 as a handset worthy of some it own attention. At LG's launch event today in New York, we went hands-on with both G-series flagships to really see how they compare. You may have seen our ...

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    The yearly cycle is repeating itself: one flagship is a year old, its replacement brand new. Just what has one year brought us in terms of specs, though? Has the rate of innovation slowed, or are smartphone internals becoming exponentially better with each generation? If it's the newly-announced LG G4 you're wondering about, we've got you covered with an LG G4 vs G3 specs comparison, right down below in chart form. Unsurprisingly, not a whole lot has changed; the G3 was a remarkable phone, and we regarded it as such when heading through the review process with it last year. The ...

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    The LG G4 is nearly ready to go official – or at least that's certainly how the situation seems, with the manufacturer distributing invitations to a launch event next month. And while we eagerly look forward to seeing what LG's prepared, it also means that the flagship G3 is about to find itself moved to the back burner. In order to move a few more G3 handsets while it can, LG is stepping up one of the phone's latest promotions, bringing the free VR viewer offer we learned about earlier this year to the US. Buy a new G3 at participating US retailers and LG will hook you up with a Google ...

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    While we come to MWC every year to see the hot new phones, tablets, and wearables, the conference isn't just about introducing new devices. The GSM Association, which hosts MWC, also uses the show as its opportunity to announce its Global Mobile Awards, recognizing the best of the best in mobile tech. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the ceremony, and while some of the winners may seem obvious, others are sure to spark some controversy. For best smartphone of the year, we've got a tie, with the GSMA giving top honors to both the Apple iPhone 6 and the LG G3. The iPhone 6 is ...

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    As we were rounding-out January, LG dropped a little teaser for G3 owners in the US: Android Lollipop would be coming soon. By that point, we had already seen distribution of the G3's Android 5.0 update pass across Europe, so we were understandably eager to learn the details for its spread over on this continent. But all LG had to say was “soon.” In the weeks since there's been no further official confirmation of when to expect any OTA action – the most interesting development was a Sprint leak that talked about its own G3 update starting on February 16, though even that document ...

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    2015 promises to be an exciting year for tech fans eager to see if virtual reality really has a shot at finally becoming something that's impressive, practical, and affordable all at once. Last year gave us hardware like Samsung's Gear VR, and we're already looking forward to a follow-up (or at least some sort of adapter) for the the Galaxy S6. And while Microsoft may be shooting for the moon with HoloLens, LG's approaching VR from a far more accessible angle, announcing today the VR for G3 viewer and plans to give it away for free. VR for G3 is no Gear VR nor HoloLens, but a tweaked ...

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    It's one of those times of the year again where every company lines up to report their quarterly earnings, along with various other metrics laced with investor-centric jargon. The latest company to do so is LG, having just put on display its numbers for the 2014 fiscal year. LG 2014 earnings information is available for all parts of the South Korean company, but of course, we're focusing on the mobile sector, which happened to fare very well. The LG Mobile Communications Company brought in about USD$14.26 billion in revenue, which is an increase of 16 percent over 2013. This growth is ...

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    When Android 5.0 Lollipop first landed late last year, certain phone manufacturers were out to make a name for themselves by getting updates to at least some of their phones as quickly as possible. Motorola and LG led the pack there, though while LG got the ball rolling for G3 Lollipop updates in early November, it wasn't until several weeks later in December when we saw it really spreading to a lot of users, as the update moved across Europe. That was well and good for G3 owners over there, but what about all you users in the States? Obviously, carriers would slow things down a bit, but ...

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    We've already explored in an initial comparison video what the differences between the LG G Flex 2 and LG G3 are in everyday usability, but what are the cold hard facts? On paper, which is the better phone? That's what this LG G Flex 2 vs LG G3 specs comparison looks to decide. Unsurprisingly, the newer phone comes out on top, with four spec wins to the G3's two. But the G3 does earn those two – this isn't exactly a runaway victory. One of those two G3 victories is the display, and that one's easy to explain; the G Flex 2 has to sacrifice display performance for the curve, as it uses ...

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    LG has a new phone out, the G Flex 2. But does that mean the G3 is no longer LG's powerhouse flagship? We put a G3 next to the G Flex 2, and let them battle it out at CES 2015 for an initial comparison. Our LG G Flex 2 vs LG G3 video (available under this text) includes our first thoughts on how the two stack up, and more. Even with the design, the influence of the G3 on the G Flex 2 is distinct. As Michael Fisher puts it, it's almost as if someone sat on the G3 for long enough, it'd become a G Flex 2. The similarities don't end there, either – they continue throughout the rear keys ...

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    Updated with links to the high-quality version of the podcast (both to stream and download it), as well as timecodes to let you jump through the podcast. As always, thanks for listening, and we'll see you right here next week! "Bring us alternate topics," you said. And boy oh boy, have the waning days of December delivered. On today's podcast, we're joined by Daniel Bader of MobileSyrup for a firsthand account of the BlackBerry Classic launch and an acoustic retelling of MobileSyrup's BlackBerry Classic review, told as only a true Canadian can tell it. On the heels of that, we're ...

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    Weeks ago, when Google officially dropped Android 5.0's source code into AOSP, LG was fast to claim the title of the first OEM to update a non-Nexus phone to the Lollipop build (though, technically speaking, Motorola had already begun soak testing the update for its Moto X "Pure Edition" at the time). At the time it was only available in Poland, and finally today we're learning of further progress, with the LG G3 Lollipop Europe release nearing completion as you read this. All across the many European countries, users of the international-oriented D855 G3 model are being alerted with the ...

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    This is just great: far too often we find ourselves reporting on issues with popular smartphones, only to see time go by without any fixes materializing. And after sharing news with you back in July about how the LG G3 was using a contrast-enhancing software filter to make on-screen text annoyingly “pop,” we went months without any sign of salvation. LG still may not be willing to do anything about the oversharpening, but the independent dev community has finally arrived with a fix, offering the solution we've craved. The custom kernel is available for multiple G3 variants, including ...

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    It's that time of year again: bargain-hunters bundle up for a long night out in the cold, armed with a vacuum flask full of coffee and a checklist of the stores they'll be hitting. Retail employees let out a resigned sigh as they prepare to begin a single shift that starts somewhere around Wednesday afternoon and lasts through Saturday morning. And if you're anything like us, you're staying warm at home, probably watching way too much Netflix, and hoping to snag a few good deals online. That's right – it's Black Friday time. What used to be a single day of retail hedonism has mutated ...

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    With autumn very much making its presence felt, and the last days of 2014 looming ahead, the mobile electronics market is about to make another of its regular shifts, temporarily moving away from a time dominated by launch after launch, and instead focusing more on getting these products into our hands. We've just come off a couple big months of launches, led in by IFA in early September, and peppered with iPhone, iPad, and Nexus announcements in the weeks that followed. But now with the holiday season arriving as an unavoidable juggernaut, we're about to see the steady flow of new devices ...

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    If, for some reason, you find yourself wanting to purchase an LG G3 but not able to deal with the current selection of color options, allow us to introduce to you the just-announced Blue Steel LG G3. Basically, it's an LG G3 – but blue. There are no fancy technological additions to the phone, no special software is included: it's just a blue phone. With that out of the way, if you find yourself longing for a Blue Steel LG G3 (and we don't blame you; the thing doesn't look half bad), you'll first want to give our review of the phone a read; the phone is still one heck of a contender in ...

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    Google just can't seem to catch a break. After Motorola dropped a bombshell last night by beginning Lollipop soak tests for the 2014 Moto X, even LG has beaten out Google's Nexus line in getting the update to the latest version of Android, as it has just announced the beginning of the LG G3 Lollipop update. The update will begin rolling out this week in Poland, followed shortly by other key markets. Of course, we're expecting a lengthy wait for United States carrier-branded devices to get in on the fun, but still... even with that ultra-thick software skin, LG was able to bounce back with ...

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    In 2014, an important part of an OEM's job is keeping its flagship phones up to date, especially with major Android releases. With the final code drop of the Android 5.0 Lollipop release, it's time that OEMs get cracking at updating their respective devices. Motorola, HTC, and Samsung look to be hard at work, and now it's about time that we get an LG G3 Lollipop leak as well. That's exactly what we've received today, in the form of an early screenshot tour of a test build of the update. Of course, as you'd expect, this build looks to be still in very early stages of development. There's ...

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    This newfangled tech world is some sort of heaven for pixel junkies. A few years ago, the thought of a 4K (3,840 by 2,160 pixels) monitor, television, or projector wasn’t terribly far-fetched. 4K projectors and cameras have been available since the early 2000s, but personal monitors and televisions in ultra high-definition are a far newer product of this pixel-obsessed world. Prior to 2013, however, the buy in price to the budding world of 4K was illogical for most of us normal humanoids who don’t draw six-figure salaries each year. The first 4K televisions were large and expensive. ...

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    It's a question Android users everywhere are asking of the manufacturers behind their phones: when can I expect a software update to Android 5.0 Lollipop? The Nexus 6 may be the first smartphone to debut running the latest version of Google's OS, and there are already handsets lining up behind it to bring Lollipop to their users as quickly as possible. Some OEMs have offered dates for when their users might hope to see such software released, and the latest to join the fun is LG, talking about its plans for the G3 and last year's G2. According to LG's German arm, the G3 is set to start ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Updated with the high-quality edited version of the podcast, which you can stream or download down below (or through your favorite podcatcher app). We hope you enjoyed; we'll check back in with you next week! If you ask us, the first thing you should do on iPhone launch day is take a long, hard look at the competition. Not because the iPhone is a bad product, but because everyone else tends to step up their game when Apple brings a new phone –or two– to the yard. And that's more true than ever this year. With that in mind, we'll talk about all kinds of smartphone and smartwatch ...

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    With IFA 2014 dying down, it's about to return to business as usual in the smartphone world. Well, after tomorrow's little event from this upstart smartphone maker out west, anyway. But now that you have a chance to take a breather and let all the hardware launches of the past week start to sink, we wanted to remind you of a contest you've still got time to enter. Last Monday, we started our latest round in the Don't-Tell-Us-It's-Almost-Fall-Yet Pocketnow Summer of Giveaways. With the help of those skin-making geniuses over at dbrand, we're hooking a lucky Pocketnow reader up with a brand ...

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