LG has just announced its next generation flagship device, the LG G3 and the device is surely a major upgrade over the last generation of the device. Now the LG G3 will surely be compared with its outgoing version and it is only fitting that we compare the two to see if the G3 is worth the upgrade or not. Let us see how they stack up against each other.

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Display and Features

The LG G2 comes with 5.2 inch display which has a 5.2 inch True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.  On the other hand, the LG G3 gets a 5.5 inch True HD-IPS+ LCD display which has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and is the first flagship from among the top guns to get a QHD display. The LG G2 may have a really good display unit but when stacked up against the G3, it does not really stand a chance.

The LG G3 runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Optimus UI on top which has been given a major overhaul and the device has been given a whole lot of software functionalities. The device feels more intuitive and better laid out courtesy of a flattened UI. The LG G2 also runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat but with the previous generation Optimus UI. We believe LG will update the yesteryear flagship with the software functionalities.

Camera and Internal Storage

LG has upped the ante with the imaging unit of the LG G3. It has a 13MP camera unit at the back coupled with a LED flash and OIS but the most interesting bit is the fact that it gets a special laser that measures distance between the subject and sensor and speeds up autofocus. That’s a pretty cool feature and it gets complemented by a 2MP front snapper. The LG G2 on the other hand gets a 13MP camera with OIS at the back and a 2MP front camera. The LG G3 comes across as a preferred choice any day.

The LG G2 comes in 16GB and 32GB internal storage variants but the same is non-expandable. The LG G3 on the other hand gets expandable storage capacity up to 128GB in addition to the same memory options.

Processor and Battery

The LG G2 comes with a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 with the four of its Krait 400 cores getting clocked at 2.3 GHz. The LG G3 features a Snapdragon 801 MSM8975AC unit which gets its four Krait 400 cores ticking at 2.5 GHz and the newer unit is surely faster, efficient and better. Both of them get Adreno 330 as the partner for a GPU

A 3,000 mAh battery is present inside in the LG G2 that performs well enough to last it over a day of moderate usage. The LG G3 comes with a 3,000 mAh battery too which is user-removable so that’s a nice touch. Expect it to last a little under a day of moderate usage considering the fact that it has some top of the line specs to power.

Key Specs

Model LG G2 LG G3
Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080p 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440
Processor 2.2GHz quad core 2.5GHz quad core
RAM 2GB 2GB/3GB
Internal Storage 16GB/32GB 16GB/32GB
OS Android v4.4.2 Android v4.4.2
Cameras 13MP/2.1MP 13MP/2.1MP
Battery 3000mAh 3000mAh
Price 37,000 INR To be announced

Price and Conclusion

The pricing for the LG G3 hasn’t been announced but we expect it to cost an arm and a leg when it comes to India because of the spec sheet it bring alongside it. Expect it to cost about Rs 50,000-55,000. The LG G2 on the other hand is retailing for around Rs 35,000-37,000 and even that will drop now seeing the fact that the next flagship is here. The LG G3 is a worthy upgrade but seeing the expected price difference, you might want to settle in for the LG G2.

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