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LG G3 Specs

Now that the LG G3 is official, I’m sure you are all dying to know the official specs. Does it have a Snapdragon 801 or an 805? Does it have 2GB RAM or 3GB RAM? Is the display really a 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS? Is the battery 3,000mAh? How much storage does it have?

All of that can be found below. 

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 801 (up to 2.5GHz Quad-Core)
  • Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)
  • Memory: 16/32GB eMMC ROM / 2/3GB DDR3 RAM / microSD slot (128GB max)
  • Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus / Front 2.1MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Size: 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm
  • Weight: 149g
  • Network: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X), NFC, SlimPort, A-GPS/Glonass, USB 2.0
  • Color: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, Burgundy Red
  • Other: Smart Keyboard, Smart Notice, Knock CodeTM , Guest Mode, etc.

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  • What exactly is “laser focus”?

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  • Buck Rogers

    USB 2.0? That’s soooo 2009. My Note 3 has….wait for it……chic-chic-BOOM! USB 3.0 and 3GB of RAM. WTF? Don’t drink the cool-aid Sheeple! Thanks but I’ll just keep my Note 3.

    • joejoe5709

      Your phone is way too big. And it has Touchwiz. And it has *only* 1080p. Just sayin’…

      “Sheeple” applies to the iPhone (Apple) faithful if you meant to call out the LG fans. Try again.

  • roberthenderson

    I can’t believe these companies are still too stupid to make the earpiece the sole speaker. This would:
    1. Save the expense of a second speaker
    2. Place the speaker in the proper position economically
    3. Be more energy efficient by having a lower volume setting required for the same audio output as a rear or bottom speaker
    4. Give the back of the phone an even more streamlined look

  • Cathrine Jhones

    It is hardly “last generation”. Your current superphone flagships from HTC and Samsung carry this exact processor as well. I am curious what is up with all the clamoring for a SoC that is still in development…http://goo.gl/QVImks

  • Chris

    IR blaster or not?

    • joejoe5709

      On the top. I think AnandTech said the laser is also technically an IR blaster, but only used for the camera at this point.

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  • coolsilver

    Wow! If I wasn’t happy with my S4 I would seriously consider this. SD Card, Removable battery and Minimal bezel are enough for me. If Verizon drops me T-Mo and this. Mine

  • Sporttster

    Sounds like for the most part LG is listening to what the consumer wants, which is great. SD slot?? Removable battery? Fantastic!! High MP camera WITH Ois! Wow….

  • M3D1T8R

    Really too bad about that rear facing speaker. I could possibly forgive the smallish battery (since it’s removable), but a back speaker in 2014 is a deal killer.

    This is all the result of cost cutting measures. Rear speaker (and buttons for that matter) and small battery make it a few bucks cheaper for LG to manufacture. But I’d rather pay an extra $50 and not have these shortcomings.

    The 32GB/3GB version should be standard. Then have the higher end one be 64GB, with a larger battery (3.5Ah+), front speaker(s), and maybe a Snap 805. Even for $100 more, that would be worth it. Okay that might change the form factor too much, it would be like a completely different phone. So make that phone, LG. Please.

    • joejoe5709

      In a perfect world, sure. 64GB is overkill especially if they’re offering the SD card slot. I’m a fairly heavy user and I have plenty of music and video on my phone and still rarely fill up 32GB. The average consumer won’t even touch 32GB let alone 64GB. The 3GB should be standard. That is blatant cost cutting and for marketing a low base price. It’s a little bit like having a four cylinder in a family sedan. Sure, it’ll get you around but not very quickly! Any techy person will gladly pay the extra 50 bucks or whatever for the more beastly model.

      If the rear speaker is super loud, I don’t care where it is. In fact with the small bezels I’m often covering the G2’s speaker so having it on the back might be nice. Either way I doubt it’s a deal breaker for many people. The small-ish battery is a little concerning, but I’m sure it’ll match closely with the likes of the S5 and such. But one has to imagine a small bump like 3100 or 3200 mAh would have quieted the critics. 3500 is probably overkill even with the insane screen. The Snapdragon 805 (or anything higher than 801) wasn’t going to happen this early in the year. Maybe there will be a “Prime” later this year.

  • Mordecaidrake

    This phone is way to big. There’s no need for phones this big. My S4 is just barely ‘the right size’, why the hell do we need these phablet?! My pockets are only so big!

  • MasterEthan

    In the MKBHD review the back didn’t look metallic at all and he said it’s plastic. So it’s a plastic back with a layer/skin of metallic for looks. But then again MKBHD’s model doesn’t look the same on the back as the renders at all and look more plain.

  • Dave

    I’ll hold off til the G3 prime coming out 4 weeks later.

    • duke69111

      That’s what I’m thinking right now if one shows up. This version is not a big enough difference to drop my g2.

    • joejoe5709

      Hopefully in this case, “Prime” means smaller.

  • Chris

    It looks amazing but one of the best things about the G2 is the battery life. I’m not going to upgrade just to go back to the same power issues I had before this phone, at least not until they bring the price down. I’ll happily stick with the G2 even after this is released for a while…..

    • exzaybien


      I went from a GNex to a G2 and the battery life is at least 5x better than the GN. One way I got around having to charge the GN was by having an external battery w/charger. Then I’d just end up battery swapping throughout the day.

      I didn’t realize how much that sucked tho until I got the G2. So I’m not gonna get a G3 and go back to swapping batteries just because of a 1440p screen.

      • Chris

        A lot of us former GNEXers went the same direction…..if it drops to 99 bucks by Christmas, I will probably snag it, but not any time before then….

    • Ian Case

      Yeah, other than the screen + SD slot, this seems like a very minor bump just to bring it in line with the S5/OneM8. But really, what else could they do? The G2 was so great from a spec point of view, there was almost no way they could pull off the same coup 8 months later when the 805 really still sucks too much power for a phone. Once the Gobis come out, it’ll be a different story, I reckon, but LG couldn’t wait for them.

  • Dr. Steve

    What be thine wireless charging capability?

  • I wish it had an 805 🙁

  • Jkdem85

    Per ev leaks, check out the Sprint leak he posted recently. It shows the sprint model with “July 25th” on the calendar / clock widget

  • Remember when flagships didn’t launch with the latest OS version? Glad that’s over.

    • joejoe5709

      Eh… I’m not as impressed. Kit Kat is over six months old and their other flagships are already updated. So that’s expected. If anything, 4.4.3 or whatever is incoming and this phone will soon be technically one update behind. But the new, flat UI looks pretty tasty. 🙂

  • aQuickBit

    I love that purple version, but I’ll preemptively disappoint myself because I know it won’t come to Verizon :
    One can hope.

    • Big EZ

      I just hope Verizon gets the 32gb/3gb ram version.

  • hyperbeatser

    it’s nice, but still too big

  • Louis Stevens

    Do smartphone manufacturers still make devices with the speaker ON THE BACK? FAIL. I had a Nexus 4 and it was annoying to use because of this.

    • MistaButters

      Well considering how tall HTC has to make their phones to fit in front facing speakers, I’m OK with it.

      • Tyler James Edward Hills

        But the G2 has bottom firing speakers. Not as great as front facing, but MUCH better than on the back. They could’ve just stuck with that

    • joejoe5709

      Well… the phone looks somewhat curved. I know the edges of the Nexus7 are curved in such a way that the speakers are actually quite a bit louder when I put it flat on a table or something. The Nexus4 is flat. So maybe that’s their thinking? And as long as it’s louder than the G2’s crap speaker, I’m happy.

  • Wow, never thought I’d have eyes for anything other than a Samsung device. I’m in tears.

    • teebone

      I don’t know about you but I’m waiting for the Galaxy S5 Prime 🙂

  • ASV505

    I’ll wait and see once it’s in hand

  • Blue Sun

    On another website I saw that some markets with have wireless charging. Do you think the US variant will have Qi wireless charging?

    • Dr. Steve

      Somebody address this por favor.

    • Ian Case

      I would hope so, seeing as the G2 does. I just ditched my Moto X (which I absolutely LOVED) for a G2 because I missed wireless charging so much.

      • Just to note: only VZW G2 has wireless charging.

        • Ian Case

          I did read that, but I thought I read someplace else that US models had it, not just Verizon. I wish I wasn’t stuck on Verizon (work pays for it 100%, if i choose another carrier, I only get $60/mo), but I’m glad the Vz G2 has wireless charging.

  • Josh

    So there is a 16gb/2gb and a 32gb/3gb version? So one has less storage and less ram and the other one has a higher storage and higher ram? Can we just have the 32gb/3gb model please?

    • Gary Graf

      you can have whatever you want. Options

  • chris125

    Any word if US will get 3gb and 32gb storage?

    • The Narrator

      Of course we will.


    Will this support XLTE on VZW?

    • LiterofCola

      Good question…

      • The Narrator

        Shouldn’t even have to be asked.

        • grayson360

          You seriously are a dick. Some people don’t care as much about every little aspect of a phone like you do. Remember, these are phones, not life changing aspects of the future. Give people like him a break, fuckwad.

    • The Narrator

      obviously if the G2 does

      • LiterofCola

        Ahh, didn’t know the G2 already did.

  • Guy Pierce

    The microSD alone makes it worth it!

  • Cautiously optimistic


    Unlockable bootloader.
    Motion gestures (to the point we’d never need to use the buttons on the back).

    If it gets those (on or shortly after release from 3rd parties) I’ll definitely be taking a good look at it.

    • Silky Johnson

      The buttons on the back are actually pretty awesome. I thought the same thing when i first got my g2. But now i actually prefer the buttons on the back

      • So I’ve heard.

        Could be.

        Doesn’t hurt to have options though. 🙂

      • I still dont like them but i like that they are pretty much optional to use.
        The only advantage i like them for is being able to adjust volume/skip songs when the phone is in my pocket (if faced down).

    • travp624

      Once you go back buttons you’ll never go back!!!!!!! ……………. I will admit vzw’s version of the g2 the buttons kinda suck. However seeing as all g3’s should be equal (with the exception of branding (thanks verizon for screwing that again)) the buttons will be the same and they look even more functional then the g2’s.

  • Tyler James Edward Hills

    I like this device, but I’m not seeing a whole bunch of reasons to upgrade from the G2. The SD slot is an awesome addition. But the newer silicon and more RAM is probably to compensate for that high res display, so performance would be about the same. The camera seems like the one from the G Pro 2, which was all software (OIS+) that’s been ported to the G2 already. I just don’t think there’s any one thing the G3 does appreciably better than the G2

    • The Narrator

      Laser auto focus too. Performance will be better due to brand new UI and optimization.

      • The last two aspects are irrelevant if you use custom ROM’s, which many of us here do.

    • Dave

      Remember the GPU will be upconverting everything but native video recording to 2560 resolution, since there is extremely minimal everyday material that supports that type of density.

    • joejoe5709

      The SD card slot and removable battery isn’t a big deal for me either but it’s probably enough to grab a some of the Samsung faithful. Despite the lower MP, the camera should match up pretty well against the S5. I know it was a shot in the dark, but I was REALLY hoping for some sort of water resistance. The 801 and 3GB of RAM should handle the resolution just fine and I suspect LG’s brand new software should really help. For me, the screen is a pretty tempting aspect. But I’m the guy who enjoys having the newest tech on the block. Though I wish it were a bit smaller than 5.5″. 5.3-5.4″ wouldn’t have bothered me. I guess I will have to wait and hold in my hand or wait for the reviews.

  • Tom Luley
    • The Narrator

      Ah, I love Brad.

  • M3D1T8R

    SD slot and removable battery, nice. Still concerned 3Ah battery is too small for this high res, but at least it’s removable.

    And the 16GB/2GB version shouldn’t really exist.

    But otherwise, looks pretty decent.

    I wish they’d make a phone just like this but 1080p and 5″ screen so it’s easier to hold in hand.

    • Charles Walker

      I totally agree — especially about the smaller form factor.

    • pbolton70

      You know there will be a G3 mini. They want those sales for smaller form factor.

      • M3D1T8R

        Yeah which is great, if they’d follow in Sony’s footsteps and make the compact version still have good specs. So far we haven’t seen that happen.

    • Mike_Cook7

      Couldn’t agree more would be %100 sold if it was 5″ screen, even though I have a GS3, and MotoX

    • jvader2012

      very picky just try it let us know if this true

    • joejoe5709

      I think the 16GB makes sense. It’ll be cheaper and lure several customers into the store. For the specs lovers, they’ll be able to pony up a little extra for the extra horsepower.

      I too wish they’ll soon release something about the same size as the G2 with similar specs. Best phone of 2014 if that happens.

  • LiterofCola

    2/3 gb of RAM? 16/32 gb storage…..two versions.

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  • The Narrator

    Yep, we got a winner here, folks. Thank you, LG

    • Akmed M

      Last generation GPU is a winner? Lower performance with higher battery usage? Sorry, loser.

      • bkosh84

        Yep, he’s a loser for liking a phone. How many times a day do you jerk off to phone specs?

        • Tony G.

          think he referred to the phone being a loser…used a comma

          • No, most likely the loser that is “The Narrator” – always coming on here acting like an idiot….

            Regarding the phone, it sounds alright, but missed a lot of points that everyone thought Samsung would hit with the S5 – when they didn’t, they were lambasted, but it’s perfectly okay that LG didn’t hit some of those points, maybe next year, and time to run out and buy this one now……… such hypocrites!

          • The Narrator

            Acting like an idiot? That’s you, buddy

          • jvader2012

            sometimes how about AKMED M hes like a genius, he knows more than the average cpu

        • Woe, Is [S]unjΔy

          I’ve jerked off to the G3 twice.

      • The Narrator

        Do you even know what you’re saying? I don’t think you do.

        • jvader2012

          he does’n’t

        • Woe, Is [S]unjΔy

          Everyone wants a 6000Ghz phone with 5GB ram…

          • Keith Taylor

            I know I do..

          • Woe, Is [S]unjΔy

            Be prepared to sell both kidneys, lol.

      • John Davids

        It is hardly “last generation”. Your current superphone flagships from HTC and Samsung carry this exact processor as well. I am curious what is up with all the clamoring for a SoC that is still in development…

        • jvader2012

          true that.

      • jvader2012

        wow I like your scientific test that you ran. showed everyone at DL who s the boss. GPU winning.

      • joejoe5709

        It’s not last generation as much as it’s current generation. You can’t always be the one leading the way with the new chipsets like the G2 was. Also this is being released several months prior to the early-holiday timeframe the G2 was so there’s less time for the new chips.

        I do worry about the larger screen with insane resolution with the same battery… but I have a feeling LG’s new software will make up for it and it should be about the same. The 801 with 3GB of RAM should be more than enough to tackle the high resolution. Consider the Note 3 that has a larger screen with a little larger battery and a Snapdragon 800 with 3GB of RAM. It’s one of the best performing phones out there. The G3 should post similar or perhaps better scores even with the higher resolution.

      • MiMo1986s

        it’s up to the apps installed and how much the UI is using from the ram and processor is eating the battery sorry can’t judge until u use it 🙂

    • I wish, but sadly it’s not. It’s competing with the S5 and M8, which were released months ago. When this comes out “this summer”, the M8 and S5 Prime, if real, will most likely beat this in most areas. LG really should have released it over the coming weeks, not several months.

      • jvader2012

        how so