LG has something to be happy about these days. Its LG G3 flagship smartphone is beating the Samsung Galaxy S5 in terms of sales in its home country of South Korea. Reports indicate that around 25,000 to 30,000 LG G3 units are being bought by customers each day while the Samsung Galaxy S5 sells only 7,000-8,000 units each day. That’s more than three times the difference in sales between the two models. The data reported is a comparison between the first few days of sales of the S5 back in April and the LG G3 sales reports now.
It looks like a lot of people are interested in getting the LG G3. The device itself comes with several amazing features such as a Quad HD resolution display which is the first for a well-known brand. There’s also the advanced OIS + camera feature, and the Knock Code security feature.
What’s even impressive is that LG has achieved this sales record by spending a fraction of the amount that Samsung has spent on marketing the S5. This means that consumers who bought this device really love its features.
- OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) 534 ppi
- Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8975AC Snapdragon 801
- CPU: Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
- GPU: Adreno 330
- RAM/Internal Storage: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB / 3 GB RAM, 32GB
- Rear Camera: 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels, phase detection/laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
- Front Camera: 2.1 MP, 1080p@30fps
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 LE, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, A-GPS, Glonass, HDMI SlimPort, NFC
- Battery: 3,000mAh with wireless charging
The LG G3’s body is made of a new material that looks like metal, provides protection against scratches, and resists fingerprint markings. It has a very thin bezel making it have a large display.
What’s probably the main selling point of this device is its use of a quad HD display. Byeong-koo Kim, Vice President LG Display’s IT and Mobile Development Group, previously said that “LG Display, which pioneered the high resolution mobile market with introduction of the world’s first Full HD smartphone panel in 2012, again opens new possibilities with the successful application of QHD technology. With this breakthrough, LG Display will continue to raise new standards for mobile resolution and lead the mobile display market.” He has a valid point as can be shown in the sales of the device.
LG might have found the solution with the LG G3, at least in its home country. We are still waiting for the sales results of this device in other markets.