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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

 
86
Average user Score
 
90
walenskit0360
11.03.14
Got this phone a few weeks ago and overall have been impressed.Pros:Amazing Screen/Display - Bright enough to literally use as a flashlightLaser Focus Camera - Never have a blurry pictureKnockOn feature - Innovative and very usefulOverall quality - Phone/UI feels like a upgrade/cutting edge technologyCons:Battery - To power this screen takes a lot of battery powerKnockOn feature - This seems to be an issue with older G2's, sometimes doesnt work with my G3
 
90
uusagi87
10.02.14
Got this phone as an upgrade from my Nexus 4. On paper all the features and specs looked great so I couldn't wait to test it out. So far I have no disappointments with the device except a very minor problem. The headphone jack only seems to like certain plugs and the one for my aux cable in my car does not cut it. A simple $3 adaptor fixed this. The only other thing would be the wireless charging capabilities which is not available through t-mobile. But again, for $20 on amazon I can buy the compatible back with wireless charging and this will solve it.
 
80
rob87
10.01.14
If the battery life on this device had been better it would be a killer device, but I remember charging it twice every day which was really frustrating!
 
100
totoworld
10.01.14
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
90
igobytony
09.30.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
100
undernut
09.27.14
I bought the LG G3 in the 25th of September and after tons of other phone I've bought in my entire life I can easily say that this smartphone is the best I've owned.Amazing 4K display, all my photos, videos and everything look nice and crisp.Really good camera that stands out in bright areas, you can barely notice the pixels when you zoom in.The size and weight are perfect, it fits perfectly in my hands and it weighs nothing.Battery is life is pretty good considering the features, specially the 4K screen, it lasts for a good 7-8 hours when you are using it continuously.The look of the phone is really pretty, much more than the iPhone 6.Android OS, nothing else to add.Ability to add an external micro SD card up to 128GB, remember to add a class 10 SD card though.Pretty fast in terms of performance (Opening apps, multi-tasking etc.)I could add more but these are the best features I could think of.So, to sum up, buy this phone. It's simply amazing on all aspects, if you don't think it's as good as other phone then just listen/read/watch all the reviews around the internet! It has been pretty well received. I also know that almost the 99% of the people who wants a new smartphone will go with the iPhone 6 but let me tell you that this phone has like 60% more features than the iPhone 6/plus, just do a quick comparison and you'll be amazed on how well LG has made this innovative device.So for one last time: BUY THIS PHONE, you won't regret it at all.
 
80
stephensp
09.26.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
100
bugginout711
09.24.14
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
90
tnsharan
09.19.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
JVChuy
08.27.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget