Category: LG G3

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Best Android Smartphones 2014 & 2015! [Buying Guide]

Whether you are thinking about getting a new 2015 flagship smartphone like the Galaxy S6 or maybe getting the 2014 LG G3 as prices have dropped in half, here’s some of my thoughts into the Android smartphones from 2014 and 2015.

Now, this buying guide is geared towards people who want to know some of the highlights of each of these phones and I wanted to include some of my thoughts on rooting and custom ROM development on each.  This isn’t probably the best guide in the world but then again, I have personally bought all of these phones with my hard, earned money and yes, I have used them all as daily driver.  If you are in the market to buy a new phone or used phone, this guide should help you.

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Galaxy S6 vs. S6 Edge vs. HTC One M9 vs. LG G3 LUX Brightness Test!

While I was doing HighOnAndroid SOT Test with my Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 the other day, I noticed something very interesting, that the brightness on the Galaxy S6 was nearly twice brighter than the HTC One M9 with both set to average brightness setting.

Well, I figured that those tests may be unfair since the S6 is much brighter so I ordered a LUX light meter.  This LUX light meter measures the amount of light through a circular sensor.

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LG G3 vs. G Flex 2 vs. Galaxy Note Edge SOT(Screen-On-Time) Battery Test!

In this HighOnAndroid SOT test, we pit the LG G3 against G Flex 2 and the Galaxy Note Edge.

The LG G3 and Note Edge both have 1440P screens while the G Flex 2 has a 1080P screen.  Also, the Note Edge sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor  while the LG G3 sports Snapdragon 801 and the G Flex 2 the Snapdragon 805 processor.

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Note 4 vs. LG G3 vs. OnePlus One Front Camera SHOOTOUT!

At first I thought the wide-angle selfie mode on the Note 4 was going to be the coolest feature on the Note 4 front camera.  Well, I can tell you that the Note 4 front camera really sucks in low-light and it’s not my favorite feature so far.

Instead, my favorite feature on the Note 4 front camera is the 2K (1440P HD) recording mode, which gives you an ultra-wide angle along with crisp 2K recording.

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Note 4 vs LG G3 Benchmark Test with Antutu/Quadrant!

Does quad-HD screen affect performance?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with quad-HD screen, which has 2560×1440 pixel resolution, that’s almost double the amount of pixels versus a 1080P screen.

In my last benchmark test with the Note 4, S5, and the OnePlus One, we noticed that the Note 4 didn’t outperform the older Qualcomm 801-based phones (S5 and OnePlus One) by much.  In fact, OnePlus One killed Note 4 in Antutu benchmarks.   That got me thinking, and I decided to do a benchmark test against another quad-HD phone like the LG G3.

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Galaxy S5 vs. OnePlus One vs. LG G3 Low-Light Camera Test!

The other I was over at Cliff House in San Francisco near Sunset.  I took three shots in low-light (near darkness) using my Galaxy S5, OnePlus One, and LG G3.

Immediately after taking those photos, I could see how much clearer/better photos my LG G3 took in low-light situations through its laser auto-focus.  Also I noticed that my Galaxy S5 automatically went into low-light mode.

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LG G3 Review!

The LG G3 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor at 2.5Ghz with 3GB of memory. This is on-par with Galaxy S5, which has same processor but less memory.  For storage of your apps, photo, videos, and other personal files 32GB of storage is provided as internal storage and up to 128GB of storage via its microSD card slot.