Review: LG G3 for Verizon Wireless
The G3 is an excellent effort from LG. It evolves from last year's flagship in exactly the right way by fixing the G2's problems while carving out its own identity.
The G3 is a classy, well-made phone that offers the best display currently available from a smartphone. The materials are better, the button design is cleaner, and everything about the phone functions well. Perhaps the only downside of the hardware is the large size, which sometimes requires two hands for proper use.
I was impressed by the G3's ability to work on Verizon's network, which includes decent call quality and speedy data performance over LTE. The battery is a behemoth.
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LG's revised user interface skin is its best yet. It cuts down on the visual clutter and is simpler and cleaner throughout. LG made huge changes to the camera and they really pay off. The simplified user interface is a snap to use. Some may complain it lacks features, but I say it lacks clutter. It doesn't hurt that the 13-megapixel sensor produces great pictures and video.
The G3 represents LG at the top of its game. The Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) are compelling, but the G3 has plenty of its own appeal. If you're on the fence about which flagship to buy, I implore you to go to your local Verizon store and look at the G3's gorgeous screen before you make a decision.
The LG G3 is a solid device for Sprint customers to consider, and is among a growing number to offer Wi-Fi calling. Android smartphone enthusiasts would do well to read Phone Scoop's full report, which points out the phone's strengths and weaknesses.
The G3 from LG shows plenty of promise, though it is far more complicated than the "simple is the new smart" message LG used to describe it. Here is our initial hands-on report.
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Feb 16, 2016
Verizon Wireless today said it is providing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to a handful of phones, including the HTC One M9, LG G4, and LG G3. For the M9, Marshmallow brings Android Pay support, customizable notifications, Google Now On Tap, Doze, bug fixes and other improvements.