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91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

In the G3, LG has almost produced a power user's dream. That QHD display, responsive performance and decent battery life make for a fully loaded handset that should have broad appeal. Sadly, until we know the price, its overall value is yet to be determined.

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Pros
  • Vivid display
  • Solid performance
  • Good battery life
  • Great camera
Cons
  • Might be too big for some
  • Some unnecessary software additions
91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

91
 

User Reviews

20
evolyfe
Well i had this phone because i wanted to try out android for once and from...read more
100
rowlin
Really can find almost nothing to complain about, has a number of improvements...read more
80
i3ehrang
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
87
Average Critic Score
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Engadget
There's a lot more going on than just a laundry list of features, which we got a chance to explore for ourselves. ... it seems the G3 is off to a good start, and we're waiting for the company to confirm world-wide price and availability.
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Gizmodo Australia
That curvy back is neither made of plastic nor metal – it’s a hybrid “metallic skin” that offers the best of both worlds, being scratch-resistant with a premium finish, but without affecting wireless signals. As such, the G3 supports wireless charging too.
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Tech Advisor
The interface is simpler and cleaner. LG says it has removed all unnecessary visual elements and apps have been given their own colour so you know where you are. It's flat and the colours used are 'mature' according to LG – rather than being in your face.
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PC Authority
We got a chance to get an early session with the new phone as a guest of LG's at the Singapore launch. The night before the big event, we even got to have a brief play with a heavily-watched sample. We liked what we saw.
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Android Central
As we've seen from other devices of late, many smaller changes can add up to a device that's meaningfully improved as a whole. And we're looking forward to spending more time with the G3 to see what it's really about, besides that headline-grabbing display. Stay tuned.
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AnandTech
LG is touting their redesigned user interface which includes a simpler font, consistently designed icons based on a circular motif, and "mature color schemes" that give each app a representitive color and avoid overly bright colors.
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Gizmodo
Last year's LG G2 was a marvel of hardware stuffed with miserable software that made the phone a perfect case for ditching bloat and rooting. So I had a feeling that this year's G3 would bring more of the same. Both were better than we expected.
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GSM Arena
The LG G2 is a living legend for its razor thin bezels but it's time to pass on the torch. The compactness spell worked once again and the LG G3 fits a massive 5.5" QHD screen in a body that's barely bigger than that of its competitors. Who need phablets when you can have a phone like the G3?
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Pocket-Lint
Looking closely at the display it's incredibly detailed and smooth ... In the hand, the LG G3 feels solid, but the use of plastics means that despite the hugely impressive specs and the boast of a metallic skin, it's perhaps not the most premium feeling.
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Laptop Magazine
Its QHD display is absolutely gorgeous, but we’d like to see more content to take advantage of it. We also like the laser autofocus camera feature and more intuitive software.