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LG G3

Originally reviewed by 24 June 2014

TrustedReviews Editor’s Pick

Key features
  • 5.5-inch pin-sharp QHD screen
  • Good low-light 13-megapixel camera
  • Ergonomic design
The LG G3 was the winner of Phone of the Year in the TrustedReviews Awards 2014. Its most notable feature is its 5.5-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440) display, which is ludicrously sharp, offers decent viewing angles and boasts natural colours. Despite the increase in size, the slim design means it doesn't feel too large either.
 
While a smartphone with buttons on the back might seem odd, the volume controls on the rear are actually very helpful and they're an innovative way of keeping the phone slim and compact. Shipping with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and a totally reworked Optimus user interface, it has some nifty new features such as split-screen view. Meanwhile, a Snapdragon 801 processor ensures a slick overall performance.
 
The new 13-megapixel camera with laser autofocus helps make it one of the best phone cameras, particularly for low-light photography, and while the battery isn't class-leading, the overall package is excellent. It’s great value right now, too, and we wager it will remain a competitive phone for at least another year, even after the impending LG G4 release date, which is speculated to come around April.
 
Price: £299 (£500 at time of review)

Our Score

9/10
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