LG launches the G3 with metallic skin, WQHD display

Scorpus

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As expected, LG has launched their latest flagship Android smartphone, the G3, today at events in New York and London. The handset brings a number of improvements to the table, making it a worthy upgrade to the LG G2 released...

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VitalyT

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They claimed to be able to take snapshots of moving objects with their new laser focusing camera. But 276ms to focus is insufficient for that. Only still shots can benefit from the new camera.

They kept the battery from G2, in which it was enough for one full day, but now that the specs went way up, the same battery may be not as lasting anymore.

The choice of processor isn't good either. It takes 805 with its Adreno 420 to drive screens above 1080P, while 801 doesn't have the kind of power. Expect sluggish gaming.
 
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cliffordcooley

TS Redneck
They claimed to be able to take snapshots of moving objects with their new laser focusing camera. But 276ms to focus is insufficient for that.
The question is how this compares to other phone cameras. Is this an improvement, or a laser show hoax?
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

TS Evangelist
I think the rose and lilac models look nice, I wouldn't mind a phone in either colour. Black & white are so half an hour ago that I'm tired of them.
 

MilwaukeeMike

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They claimed to be able to take snapshots of moving objects with their new laser focusing camera. But 276ms to focus is insufficient for that.
The question is how this compares to other phone cameras. Is this an improvement, or a laser show hoax?
It's roughly twice as fast as the fastest current phone, the HTC M8. Anandtech actually measures this and there's a nice graph in the HTC One Mini review here (http://www.anandtech.com/show/8004/htc-one-mini-2-review/6) However... what Anandtech measures in reality and what LG claims for marketing purposes may be very different. I would bet though that it'll be the fastest reacting smartphone camera to date.
 
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