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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    Should you upgrade from the LG G4 to the spanking new, modular G5? How about from the nearly two year-old G3? Any self-respecting Android power user would yell out a resolute “hell, yeah” to at least the latter question, but the truth is you can probably hold on to the LG G3 a while longer without worrying of critical system lag and stuff like that. It’s getting a little long in the tooth hardware-wise, we won’t deny that, but as far as software goes, it’s just as up-to-date as both the G4 and G5. Now on AT&T and T-Mobile in addition to Verizon and international unlocked ...

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    Even when its competitors turned their backs on removable batteries, opting instead for fully-sealed handsets, LG has stood its ground, and year after year we see the manufacturer come back with new phones ready to swap out their batteries for fully-charged replacements at a moment's notice. But how many users actually take advantage of this option? We've seen the manufacturer try and stoke interest with bundle deals giving new owners free extra batteries and charging cradles, but what if you missed out on those deals? You may be in luck (with an emphasis on “may”- we'll explain in a ...

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    America’s number one wireless service provider (at least by subscriber count) has been as slow as always to roll out updates to the newest Android iteration for its best phones, but out of nowhere, a genuine Marshmallow downpour seems to have just started on Verizon. The Big Red-locked HTC One M9 led the way with a manufacturer announcement late last week, and is now reportedly receiving OTA 6.0 goodies, while the LG G3 and LG G4 should join the party any minute. All three devices have their specific bundles of joy detailed on the carrier’s support portal, so clearly, we’re looking ...

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    It gives wibbly weather reports even those at the Met Office in London would tsk at. And it bothers users every so often with battery consumption notices, just like many a Chinese Android phone. You can probably tell that we are editorially not in favor of LG's Smart Notice widget, found on its major Android flagships from the past several years. But on the LG G3, the widget was more than just unfavorable: according to two security firms, Smart Notice lacked a security check feature when passing on new contact notifications to the user. Malicious types would be able to insert code that ...

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    For the second year in a row, LG apparently aims to stand out as the device manufacturer capable of the swiftest major Android updates outside of the Nexus franchise, already dispatching Marshmallows for the European G4, and gearing up to do the same for the G3. Remember when we told you both flagships were looking at surprisingly early bumps to 6.0? Well, LG could meet its self-imposed mid-December G3 deadline, uploading the M open source code to the company’s public servers, which likely means 1GB goodie packs will begin rolling out over-the-air in a matter of hours. Days, tops. For ...

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    We know you’ve been bombarded with so-called mobile “bargains” over the past couple of weeks, as the busiest shopping day of the year neared, but if nothing piqued your interest from our massive list of nationwide Black Friday deals, perhaps eBay can. Or rather third-party eBay electronics merchant mobilepros1, rated 98 percent positive after over 100,000 successful transactions, which makes it pretty much as reliable as any chain store. Granted, the GSM unlocked LG G3 on sale now comes without a valid warranty, but at just $220, it’s a miracle it’s got a screen. Not only that, ...

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    Save up to $1000 on the price of a year’s worth of smartphone service and more this week at the Pocketnow Deals Store. LG G3 & 1-YR Unlimited Talk & Text from FreedomPop Stay connected with an LG G3 & 1-Yr Unlimited Talk & Text from FreedomPop and save 72 percent this week at the Pocketnow Deals Store. Say goodbye to contracts and early termination fees. Get a quality pre-owned LG G3 smartphone, one year of unlimited talk and text, 500MB of LTE data per month, and premium features like voicemail and tethering. You could save up to $1000 over the course of the year. Pay ...

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    Now that’s what we like to call a device manufacturer committed to swift and steady software support. LG didn’t rest on its laurels after dispatching the world’s first non-Nexus Marshmallow update, and despite the G3’s somewhat advanced age, yesteryear’s flagship will apparently receive Android 6.0 goodies by the end of 2015. The Quad HD 5.5-incher was launched with 4.4 KitKat pre-installed in June 2014, and scored a similarly timely 5.0 Lollipop promotion last fall. Much like the G4 a month or so back, the G3 was a road-opener of sorts, and before spreading the L love worldwide, ...

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    Well, LG has done it again. Perhaps taking advantage of its somewhat privileged Google relationship, the Korean hardware manufacturer very closely follows Nexus devices with an over-the-air software update to the newest Android iteration for its latest flagship phone. 6.0 Marshmallow only hit general availability last week, and OTAs are still spreading to various Nexus oldies worldwide. Meanwhile, reports have also started coming in of M goodies seeding to Android One phones in a handful of Asian territories, but for the most part, those seem isolated events. Besides, Android One is ...

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    Owners of some Nexus devices (Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 9, Nexus 7 2013, and Nexus Player) can already get a taste of Android 6.0 Marshmallow thanks to Google, who made the factory images available on its servers. But what if you own a smartphone (or a tablet, for that matter), and your carrier of choice is T-Mobile? Magenta confirmed the Marshmallow update to be in the works for 17 of the devices on its line-up. The page also reiterates something we know so well (and learned to hate) concerning the long time required for a carrier phone to get an update: "Software updates are a long ...

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    Besides Google, which will predictably get an early start to Android 6.0 software makeovers for older Nexus devices this week, a trio of third-party hardware manufacturers seem committed to unusually swift support. HTC has already issued a pretty comprehensive list of One-series, Desire and Butterfly phones with Marshmallow treats on the way, Motorola then confirmed recent X and G models, as well as the 2014 Moto Maxx and Turbo for the update, and now, LG indirectly hints at the G3 and G4 likely leaving Lollipop behind before long. That’s far from surprising, given the two’s ...

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    The second most popular Korean mobile phone producer has been recently struggling with both domestic sales numbers for its newest flagship model, and overall profits, which saw a steep drop caused by drastic price cuts in the uber-competitive homeland, among others. Ironically, LG might actually be doing better at the US box-office, where the G4 purportedly exceeded G3 demand within the first three months on store shelves, racking up over 1 million shipments. The G3, mind you, was itself considered a hit last year, including on American shores, posting 930,000 unit sales in 90 days. Is it ...

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    Among all the recent rumors and leaks of a future possible LG Nexus, the South Korean phone manufacturer announced that it will introduce a new offering this month. The LG music service will bring HI-Fi content for customers of its premium smartphones, through the company's own LG SmartWorld app. The new LG music service will be available only on certain LG phones, as well as online at www.lgworld.com. Customers in around 70 countries --including the United States, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Italy, Russia and the United Kingdom-- will be able to enjoy 24bit/192kHz recorded ...

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    With the introduction of iOS 9, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple Music, split-screen iPad multitasking, and all the other upgrades to apps and features along the way, WWDC has already given us enough Apple news to keep even the most die-hard fan satisfied. But what if your tastes lie more over on the Android side of the tracks? While today may very much be Apple's day, we haven't forgotten about you Android users, and have just the thing to let you know we're still thinking about you: our latest smartphone giveaway. If you've been following our contests for the past several weeks, you'll know ...

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    Even though certain platforms don't really care much about hacking into phones any more, rooting Android devices is still one of the most popular reasons why people love the operating system. Sadly, OEMs don't seem too fond of having you root their devices, up to the point where certain devices are notoriously difficult to root or unlock. LG has gained a certain level of fame in this department, and even if the company promised a bootloader unlock for the LG G3, that didn't necessarily happen. Just to be clear, yes LG did just launch its bootloader unlock tool, but the problem is that not ...

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    A couple weeks back, Pocketnow readers had the chance to win an LG G3 – actually, a pair of chances, and we gave away a G3 both to readers who were able to solve a riddle with hints sprinkled throughout the week's posts, and listeners who helped spread the word about the Pocketnow Weekly podcast by leaving an iTunes review. Those two G3s are on their way to those lucky winners right now, but we're not done yet: we've got another LG G3 that's burning a hole in our pocket and we'd love to send it your way. At stake is another 32GB LG G3 for AT&T. Sure, it's last year's LG flagship, and ...

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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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