LG has baked Android 4.4 KitKat onto the G3, which is something I was grateful for when powering up the smartphone for the first time. The LG team has done some great work with the UI, and it doesn't feel as overpowering as Samsung's TouchWiz (which I think is a joke right now).
LG's UI is simple, yet powerful, and the multi-tasking on it is something that you can get used to very easily. I'm a simple user, I don't use many apps outside of Gmail, Chrome, Drive, Facebook, Twitter (occasionally), Maps, MyGlass and a few others.
The KnockOn feature is great, as you can tap the front of the G3 twice to wake it up, and another two times to put it back to sleep. LG has amped this up by providing KnockCode, which lets you use knocking patterns to secure your phone.
The South Korean giant has also provided a new keyboard, known as the Smart Keyboard, which was actually quite pleasant to use. As a massive SwiftKey fan, I thought Smart Keyboard wouldn't be all that useful, but it ended up being something that I quite enjoyed on the G3.
The G3 connects, disconnects, and changes Wi-Fi networks faster than any smartphone I've ever used – which is something that all phones should do from here on out. I couldn't believe my eyes when I typed in the password for my Wi-Fi and it was connected within a single second.
Let's Take the Camera For a Spin
At first, I wasn't a big fan of the camera – but that all changed when I started getting used to the G3. LG's spiffy laser-assisted 13-megapixel rear-facing snapper is nothing short of bloody amazing. Instead of talking about it, I'm going to throw a bunch of photos for you to check out below. Click on them for the unresized and uncompressed version straight from the camera.
When it comes to shooting video, wow oh wow – the G3 has some incredible 4K video abilities. We have a video below.
That won't be all, we'll be doing a follow up review with many more photos and videos in the next week or two.
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