LG G3 vs LG G2 specs rundown


LG has finally taken the wraps off the LG G3 smartphone, which became official yesterday. This is a successor to the very popular LG G2 flagship that released last year and if you’re wondering how they differ then we have just what you need. Today we have an LG G3 vs. LG G2 specs rundown that may help you out if you are trying to decide whether to upgrade.

There will be plenty of eager buyers for the LG G3 when it starts hitting shelves worldwide, and we’ve already given some UK availability details and shown an initial video look of the phone. We’re not going to concentrate on the designs of the handsets or features here, but we’ll break down the major specs of the G3 and the G2 so you can see how they compare.

The LG G3 (pictured below) has a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor and Adreno 330 graphics. The LG G2 has a 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and Adreno 330 GPU.

This is one of the highlights of the LG G3 as it has a 5.5-inch True HD-IPS + LCD display with resolution of 2560 x 1440 and 534 ppi. The LG G2 has a smaller 5.2-inch True HD-IPS + LCD display, this time with resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 424 ppi.

RAM and Storage
The LG G3 comes in two models, one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage and the other with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Both are expandable via microSD to 128GB. The LG G2 has 2GB of RAM and either 16 or 32GB of non-expandable internal storage.

Camera set-up
The LG G3 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection/laser autofocus, dual LED flash, optical image stabilization and video capture of 2160p@30fps or 1080p@60fps. It also has a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. The LG G2 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, optical image stabilization and 1080p@60fps video capture, as well as a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.

The LG G3 has a removable 3000 mAh battery and supports wireless charging. The LG G2 also has a 3000 mAh battery.

Both phones support LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPRS, EDGE and microUSB 2.0.

Operating System
The LG G3 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The LG G2 launched on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, now upgradable to KitKat.

Dimensions and Weight
The LG G3 measures 146.3mm x 74.6mm x 8.9mm and weighs 149g. The G2 measures 138.5mm x 70.9mm x 8.9mm and weighs 143g.

We haven’t room to go into detail about the many features of the LG G3 here and we’ll be learning more about those over the coming weeks. However, from looking at the specs alone you’ll get a clearer picture of some of the improvements offered by the LG G3 and whether you think it’s worth upgrading to.

You might also like to check out a video of the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S5 up against each other. Will you be purchasing the LG G3 as soon as it releases in your region?

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