Thinking of picking up the LG G3? It's a big, beautiful and powerful phone, but you shouldn't just take our word for it. Here's what the experts think.

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The LG G3 is available right now at Vodafone UK, and it’s a big, brilliant behemoth of a smartphone. We’ve already run through the important specs and features, and had a chat with LG about making the G3, but what do the experts think?

 

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If you’re thinking of picking one up, you’ll no doubt be keen to know what the people who review phones every day have to say about LG’s new flagship. No need to go scouring the web, though: we’ve done that for you…

LG G3: Reviews

TechRadar
“The screen on the LG G3, when used properly to display high-resolution content, is immense… LG knew that, and has been rightly making a big deal about it. The overall design of the phone is vastly improved too, with the faux-metal cover not necessarily feeling great but certainly looks the part when laid on a table. The camera is powerful too, leading to some great snaps and not letting me down when I wanted to just capture the moment here and there. The size of the phone makes some shots slightly harder, but overall it’s a good sensor to pack on there.”

Trusted Reviews
“The LG G3 is LG’s best phone yet. The screen is special but we’d have been happy for a 1080p display and better battery life. However the LG G3 has no real weaknesses, it’s an all-round great phone.”

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Pocket-Lint
“The G3 represents LG at the top of its game. This is one excellent device that will make LG’s mark known in the smartphone world once again.”

Stuff.tv

“As we said at the start of this review, the G3 surprised us. While we hoped it would continue the great work started by the G2, we weren’t expecting it to prove quite so much of a leap forward. Most phone upgrades these days are incremental, after all, but the G3 is manifestly better than its predecessor. And that’s the case in almost every regard – from little touches such as the sleeker back buttons to the sophisticated look of its 20% brushed-metal body and major changes such as the bigger, better 2K screen and laser-assisted camera.”

CNET
“With so much going for it, the LG G3 is the best LG phone on the market and should hold its place as one of the top phones of the year.”

 

 

Engadget
“I’ll admit, when I first laid hands on the G3, I wasn’t sure. I wanted it to be metal (as it appeared to be), but it wasn’t. I wanted it to be a bit smaller and more like the Nexus 5, but it wasn’t. I didn’t think I’d like the rear placement of the buttons, and I don’t. But, like two cops with different ideologies forced to work together on a crime, before long, these perceived negatives turned out to be charming qualities.

“The smooth, curved lines of the G3 make it feel like a much smaller phone.”

“The smooth, curved lines of the G3 make it feel like a much smaller phone. Those rear buttons mostly just need some muscle memory to get used to. And that metallic skin: It might not be metal, but it sure looks better than the G2 (or any Galaxy phone).

“That just leaves the positives. The display might not be quite as impressive as I’d hoped, but it’s still shines given the right content.”

The Verge
“More than anything else, what I want from a phone is to get out of my way. I know what I want to accomplish with my device, I just need it to be ready to accept commands and process them quickly. The G3 has performed that role as well as any handset I’ve used in the past year and, a few cosmetic issues aside, is my favorite phone of 2014.”

Got the G3 already? Tell us in the comments below what you think about the LG G3 if you’ve already taken the plunge. If you’re in need of more info, we’ve got specs right here, and an exclusive interview with LG here.