LG G3: Officially Here, Awesome as Advertised





 

LG G3

We fawned over the monster specs, advised you to pre-order, showed you the camera features, and even rushed a quick review. Now, the LG G3 is officially here.

LG G3 back covers

So we’ll just go through some discoveries at the launch, mostly about the accessories and LG’s Android wearable.

LG G3 range of accessories.

Quick Window case (behind the dummy LG G3 unit), three alternate cases, and though it’s not obvious, the dummy sits on a wireless charger. 

LG G Watch

The LG G Watch (above) is not yet officially released and did not have official pricing. Though we’re not exactly fans of wearables, we’re keeping an open mind.

LG G3 Quick Window Cases

The Quick Window Case (above) is a refinement of the basic flip cover case of the G2, but this time tailored for the G3’s magnetic-cover activated Widget. Of course, as shown below, there’s another use for that hole…

LG G3 Quick Window Case

Pretend to be texting and take pictures of your future beloved.

LG G3 front camera

Above is a sample shot made with the LG G3’s front camera. Guy with great hair is Martin Patino and the beanie one is me. What’s not obvious is that this was made in uneven medium to low light indoor settings and AGAINST the light. I had poured over the selfie cam when we checked out the G3’s camera features, so expect more on this in the full review.

Celebs-LG-G3

What is a launch-party without the stars? LG Mobile ambassadors Thomas Torres, Andre Paras, Maxene Magalona and Kiefer Ravena graced the LG G3 launch along with some of the biggest names in Philippine entertainment and sports. Also in the photo are (1st from left) Qualcomm Philippines chief Mantosh Malhotra, (5th from left) LG Philippines managing director Sung Woo Nam, and (1st from right) vice president for LG Mobile Lawrence Kim.

LG G3 Launch Specs

 

 

Here’s something I missed on the quick review. LG wasn’t the first to announce a Quad HD display for its flagship. It was Oppo with their Find 7 phone. But LG was the first to make it widely available. If you’re not too keen on updating to the G3, this quick review should give you an idea.

LG G3 and LG G2

In a blink, my G2 looks outdated. Shiny plastic on the left, “metallic machine” finish on the right. Note also the classy-refined rear keys.

LG G3 Wireless Charging Stand

You can also charge the G3 wirelessly (see white charging stand above) without the need for a special cover to allow for wireless charging. Just rest it on an LG wireless charging cradle, which folds into itself for stowing away in your bag.

LG G3 Quick Window Case

The wireless charger and the Quick Window Case came free with the LG G3 during the pre-order promo. We just hope the promo continues.

Sung-Woo-Name-LG-G3

LG Philippines Managing Director Sung Woo Nam walks the audience through LG’s mobile phone innovations.

LG-G3-Launch-Lead

We have more about LG’s Android flagship history here. In the meantime, stay tuned for our full review of the LG G3.

Here’s more about the LG G3:

LG G3 Quick Review

LG “Flagships” Through the Years – From the Optimus G to the G3

LG G3′s Overkill Specs – Yes, Please

LG opens pre-order promo for G3

Why LG Knock Code provides better phone security

Five Key Features of the LG G3 Cameras 

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Author

Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife’s cooking so much he’s now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman – his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, “Notwithstanding Pigs,” initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.