26 Jun The G3: LG’s Smartest Phone Yet
LG seems to have the formula just right with their new flagship smartphone.
Reviews of the G3 have been overwhelmingly positive, being described as not only the best smartphone LG has manufactured, but possibly one of the best Android smartphones ever made by IGN and “the prettiest smartphone you can buy” by Mashable .
So what makes the G3 so remarkable?
Stunning Display and Design
The first thing you’re likely to notice about the G3 is the 5.5 inch Quad HD display. With a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (534ppi), the G3 offers the best screen resolution this year. LG’s design bypasses Apple’s 4 inch retina display on the iPhone 5S with a screen resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels and the Samsung Galaxy S5 which has 5.1inch display with resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
To protect the display, LG have made use of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3, which includes Native Damage Resistance (NDR).
In terms of the design, while offering nothing radically different, the bezel-less metallic chassis gives the G3 a premium feel. Despite the slight change in design, LG have decided to keep the volume and power buttons on the back of the phone as seen in the G2.
Respectable Battery Life
LG have taken into consideration the dreaded battery drain by designing the G3 with advanced battery life. The smartphone is well equipped with a 3000 mAh removable battery and a battery saver mode to offer a phone that is anticipated to last throughout the day.
Crystal Clear Photos
If a high resolution screen and much improved battery life wasn’t enough, the LG G3 camera is the first smartphone to feature auto laser focus technology and optical image stabiliser plus. The inclusion of these features not only allows its users to shoot sharp images with great clarity but also has a simplified focusing feature. LG has also improved the user experience when capturing shots, allowing a simple tap to simultaneously trigger the shutter.
Knock To Unlock
Forgoing the fingerprint scanner found in the iPhone 5S and the Galaxy S5, LG has decided to take a different approach to device security.
KnockOn allows users to simply wake the phone to check the time or notifications by knocking (tapping) twice.
Knock Code is a unique security feature which allows users to use a pattern of knocks to unlock their smartphone without touching the power button. Ultimately users set up Knock Code by creating a lock pattern, which includes tapping each of the four sections between 3 and 8 times. There is a series of squares on the screen to make sure you are pressing the right areas. There are over 80,000 combinations you could use to secure your device, making it much more secure than a PIN or password. Just in case the user forgets the Knock Code pattern they can use their back up four digit code they have created when they initially set up the Knock Code pattern.
The LG G3 will be offered by Telstra in a Metallic Black at an outright price of $799 in the first week of August this year.