standard LG G3 Beat Unboxing & First impressions (Video & Gallery)


The LG G3 Beat is a “mini” version of LG’s latest flagship, the LG G3; although the G3 Beat isn’t very mini, given that it has a 5″ 720p display. This is my first Android device since I reviewed the HTC On M7 last year, and as always there’s a “getting-used-to-it-curve”. Thankfully so far I’ve figured most things out and haven’t had any problems.

Check out our unboxing video below:

The G3 beat has a 5″ 720p IPS display, with a ppi of 294, which is of course very impressive for what this phone is. It also comes paired with a Snapdragon 400 processor, clocked at 1.2 Ghz running on 1 GB of ram, which of course aren’t the best internals on the market; but I’ll get back to you on how they perform.

As of now I’m loving the G3 Beat in terms of the design, weight and the quick circle screen, which is a cutout in the cover that came bundled with the phone, showing off a snazzy clock face with notifications and weather updates. The UI and general usage is pretty easy to work out, although i did have some trouble adding a second Gmail account to the phone, which only worked out because I installed the new “Inbox” app from Google.

I can also note that the front facing camera the G3 beat, a 1.3 Mp shooter, is even better than the one I have on my high-end Lumia 930, which is no surprise really given how horrible the 930’s FFC is. I haven’t had a chance to play with the cameras extensively besides sending off a few snapchats, but I’ll be sure to provide you guys with a detailed camera review of both the main (8MP) camera as well as the front facing

Is there anything in particular you guys would like to see in terms of coverage for the LG G3 Beat? Certain aspects reviewed, comparisons etc? Please sound off in the comments below.

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Ali is a dental school graduate currently living in Amman, Jordan; born and raised in the US, a tech lover with a serious addiction to all things sweet. He is the co-founder of GeekOnGadgets, and a senior editor at our Sister site

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  • G G

    a big big horrible clock

  • D Harries

    As discussed in another blog elsewhere about the differences between OLED and LCD; LG have been clever to play to the advantages of LCD with lots of white on screen.

    2 colour LED flash interesting

    • I don’t think it has 2 tone LED flash though.

      • D Harries

        No, not this one. Jiggling the specs between models. There’s a stylus version aswell