LG G3 has been announced boasting a 2K display resolution and a high-powered camera. But how does it par with HTC?s One M8, Samsung?s Galaxy S5 or Sony?s Xperia Z2?
Vital Upgrades Only
Instead of delivering a complete revamp of hardware specifications based from LG G2, G3 featured important upgrades that are intended to help users get the best experience possible from LG.
For the display, users can now view images and videos under the 2K 2560 x 1440 display resolution using LG G3. The processor has a clock speed of 2.5 GHz powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 System-on-Chip.
In terms of multitasking, Snapdragon 801 has been partnered with 3 GB of RAM chipset to keep smooth scrolling and navigation, and better support NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 radios.
Powerful Rear Camera
Although LG did not increase the 13 megapixel on the camera of G2, the company managed to add an important module called Optical Image Stabilization, which reduces blur, delivers higher clarity and generates better image results.
Additionally, LG G3 sports a Laser Auto-Focus feature which increases focus speed dramatically and eliminate blurry shots using a laser. It also works perfectly with the Optical Image Stabilization module attached to the camera.
Smoother User Interface
LG redesigned the user interface on G3 in order to make it a lot simpler than the previous Optimus UI. LG G3 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with simple to navigate and less heavy interface that supports various services.
One of these services is a virtual personal assistant called Smart Notice that learns depending on the user?s habits instead of delivering random feeds. A new keyboard with better intuition has been included and can be modified according to your hands? reach.
LG added three new security measures on G3 to avoid spectators and hackers on retrieving important stored data.
- Knock Code ? It offers several different combinations for a more personal touch that is likely to become more difficult to penetrate than Fingerprint Sensors. However, its strength remains to be tested against hardcore hackers.
- Content Lock ? A system setup that limits content from being viewed by others to keep data private.
- Kill Switch ? A built-in wiper and disabler on your smartphone in case it has been stolen or lost.
What Makes LG G3 Better than Other Android Flagship Smartphones?
-????????? User interface is now less heavier than the previous version, allowing users to fully utilize the 3 GB of RAM
-????????? Optical Image Stabilization module included which is not common among flagship smartphones.
-????????? It also features a rapid auto-focus mechanism that was exclusive before on Galaxy S5.
-????????? The virtual assistant acts like Google Now but keeps on learning about your habits rather than throwing suggestions you are not interested in.
-????????? Available to major network carriers in the United States.
Possible Downsides of LG G3
-????????? No anti-hazard protection such as IP 67.
-????????? Made of plastic regardless of new design factor.
-????????? No dual-front stereo speakers for music lovers.
-????????? Cost issues, too steep compared with other brands.
LG G3 will start selling on May 28th in South Korea and will hit 170 other countries. A gold edition is expected to be released by July 2014.
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