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LG G3 S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1136 reviews of LG G3 S. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and screen. The battery and performance are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the camera. There are some negative views about the portability and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG G3 S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG G3 S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of LG G3 S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG G3S UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Shine GoldLG G3S UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Shine Gold

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG G3 S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 363 user reviews of LG G3 S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG G3 S D722 8GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Quad-Core Android 4.4 Smartphone - BlackLG G3 S D722 8GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Quad-Core Android 4.4 Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for LG G3 S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of LG G3 S from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG G3 (Mini) S D722 8GB Metallic Black Unlocked GSM International Model - NowarrantyLG G3 (Mini) S D722 8GB Metallic Black Unlocked GSM International Model - Nowarranty

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

LG G3 S pairs flagship stylings with low-end specs

 

The LG G3 S has a near-identical look to its flagship big brother, but has a smaller screen and runs on low-end tech.

The LG G3 S has the same attractive styling as its big brother, its camera can take good shots and the laser-assisted autofocus is quick to lock on to your subject.

Its processor puts in a very poor performance, its screen resolution doesn't impress, it comes with a pitiful amount of storage and it's running on an old version of Android KitKat.

The LG G3 S may come with the same name and physical design as its flagship brother, but the similarities are only skin deep. The G3 S's specs have been watered down in every way, making this little more than a low-end phone in a high-end body with a...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

LG G3 S ( metallic black)

 

As we've seen with phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini and the HTC One Mini 2 , the G3 S takes the design and name of the flagship but shrinks it down into a slightly more manageable package.

The LG G3 S has the same attractive styling as its big brother, its camera can take good shots and the laser-assisted autofocus is quick to lock on to your subject.

Its processor puts in a very poor performance, its screen resolution doesn't impress, it comes with a pitiful amount of storage and it's running on an old version of Android KitKat.

The LG G3 S may come with the same name and physical design as its flagship brother, but the similarities are only skin deep. The G3 S's specs have been watered down in every way, making this little more than a low-end phone in a high-end body with a...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

LG G3 Beat

 

LG G3 Beat Smartphone : LG Electronics announced the official launch of LG G3 Beat, a mid-tier variant of LG's highly acclaimed LG G3 smartphone. The LG G3 Beat, also known as LG G3 S in Europe, was developed to address the growing low- to mid-tier...

The LG G3 Beat will make its debut on July 18 in South Korea and begin its global rollout from Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries in the weeks that follow. The LG G3 Beat will be available as the LG G3 S in Europe and the...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

LG G3 S review

 

The G3 S is a "mini" version of LG's flagship G3 smartphone, although it's still quite large, with a big 5 inch screen. The G3 S costs half as much as the G3, and the spec has been cut to match, but it still manages to outperform all rival phones at...

It would be a mistake to compare the G3 S too closely with the G3. Athough it looks like a slightly smaller version of the G3, and shares its cutting-edge design, the G3 S has a significantly lower spec. Just remember that it costs half as much.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : pallabhazarika (nothingwired.com)

LG G3 Beat review: Full In-Depth Hands-on

 

The brand new LG G3 Beat is basically the LG G3 wrapped up in a less premium body with cheaper specs. LG has targeted the budget conscious section to give them a taste of their flagship devices but at a cost which is more suitable to them. Let us take...

The good thing about this device is that it carries some of the DNA from the LG G3. The G3 Beat looks exquisite and very premium. It has the same button layout as the LG G3 with a less powerful laser auto-focus system. It has the same G3 UI with the...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Steven Norris: grumpy curmudgeon (gearburn.com)

LG G3 Beat review: just above average

 

We review the LG G3 Beat -- the LG G3's slightly smaller brother.

While the LG G3 Beat has got its positives, namely its lightness, looks, UI and battery life, this is not a phone for the power user. It’s also a bit of a frustration and having to deal with a sluggish smartphone is no-one’s idea of a good time....

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Luke Johnson (trustedreviews.com)

LG G3 S

 

The G3 spin-off is a mid-range phone with misplaced priorities

Impressive battery life ; Comfortable, near bezel-free design ; Smooth performance

Disappointing camera ; No ambient light sensor

and LG G2 would make strong, Full HD, alternatives in the sub-£250 space.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

LG G3 S review: Moderate mid-ranger

 

LG has enjoyed plenty of success with its flagship smartphones of late, and the LG G3 S wants to capitalise on this, offering a mini take on flagship design. The LG G3 S offers something of a mixed bag and fails to impress like its flagship bigger...

Compact handset for display size, good camera

Mixed battery performance, interface a little slow in places, poor reception at times

The LG G3 S offers something of a mixed bag and fails to impress like its flagship bigger brother.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

The LG G3 s brings flagship design to the mid-market (hands-on) - Pocket-lint

 

LG announced a smaller version of its LG G3 back in July and among plenty of exciting gadgets including the LG G Watch R, the LG G3 s made an appearance

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

LG G3 S review

 

A cut down LG G3 in more than just size

Metal-effect look ; Decent battery life ; IR transmitter

Fairly weak value ; Lower screen res than rivals ; Low internal storage

A smaller LG G3 makes sense, but the G3 S is cut-down in every respect without cutting the price quite enough to make it a good deal.

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2540
Battery performance:2540
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (3G):100
Talk time (3G):4

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Geotagging: Yes
ISO sensitivity:Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
White Balance:Auto

Certificates

Body SAR:0.415 / 0.429
Body SAR (EU):0.415 / 0.429
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR:0.506 / 0.554
Head SAR (EU):0.506 / 0.554

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Metallic / Gold / Red / Titanium / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:450
Display Diagonal:5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:295
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA / AMR, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA
Document formats supported:doc, pdf, ppt, xls / PDF, PPT, XLS / PDF, XLS
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression format:3GP, AVI, DIVX, MP4, WMV
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,AVI,DIVX,MP4,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:N / Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBA, PBAP, SAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBA, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBA, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.0
EDGE multislot class:33
GPRS multislot class:33
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4.2
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Pedometer
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Pedometer
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:400
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor model:400

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4.2

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
Scratch resistant:Y
Scratch-resistant:Y

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.393 / 0.406
Height:5.43
Weight:4.73 / 4.83
Width:2.74 / 2.75