It is one of the clear players in the market. The G3 LG introduced the South Korean company a few months ago is a much more risky bet to which offered more conservative like Samsung or HTC proposals, but was well worth putting all the cards on the table?
It is what we have tried to elucidate after a month using one of the most complete terminals on the market at the level of hardware specifications. In Engadget we carry out a full analysis of the LG G3, but we have faced this reflection from a different point of view: use for a continuous period. We’ll see if it passes the test.
A terminal premium that needs to get used
Maybe that LG has not used the metal housing as some tend to be attributed to building premium devices, but the truth is that the presence of a plastic casing is a great choice for several reasons. Its finish is perfect, and it is also possible to remove it to access the battery change or slot microSD.
In fact, the design also convinces after a month of use in an important issue: that of the size of a 5.5 inch device that It seems in no big time. Its ergonomics is notable and that curved back makes it very pleasant handling that, Yes, will be difficult that it can be done with one hand. The use of very fine side frames makes the display occupy much of the front, something that stands out and that allows you to make these dimensions even more contained.
We are not so happy with the layout of the buttons power and volume, which are placed once again on the back. His touch is correct, but for someone accustomed to the power button on the side, the advantages are obvious. Even with options as KnockOn or Knock Code, with the power button lock is usually more accessible on numerous occasions, and with mobile resting on the table, this action is not practicable.
The software has interesting functions that add up to a nice flat design view in certain areas (in others, such as the notifications and quick controls, not so much for my taste). Keyboard not finished to convince, especially by the provision of some keys, although Yes has the mode “Swype” to write. The constant presence of the keypad is a plus for the use of text.
Not convinced by the display 2K
The the LG G3 camera It also showed a quality sufficient in most situations, and that laser approach seems to help in low-light situations where, that Yes, the results are not as notable as the other terminals that have paid special attention to these scenarios.
But the most striking feature of the LG G3 is its screen that offers resolution 1440 p (2K) and which became the first terminal of high-end “massive” – distributed large scale – that offered that option. Indoors, the definition is clearly notable, but except in very specific sections such as video playback 1440 p or the realization of zoom in photos, the screen does not offer great advantages.
In fact, it is virtually indistinguishable from a 1080 p screen, which makes us wonder whether it compensates for its introduction. No it seems it, judging by the fact that the autonomy of the battery is clearly inferior to its predecessor, a LG G2 which had developed in this section. It is a pity, but We believe that the introduction of these panels is a mistake either LG or the other manufacturers must make today, especially because that tends to also increase costs in addition to have a clear impact on a range of battery that without being bad (endures a day without problems), suffers.