ETNews: LG G3 Sales Blow Away Galaxy S5 Sales in Korea

June 3, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Last week, the LG G3 was announced and launched over in Korea. While it’ll be hitting the rest of the US later this month. ETNews, which is a publication out of Korea where we typically get a lot of leaks and rumors about LG and Samsung, stated that the LG G3 sales have tripled what the Samsung Galaxy S5 had done back in April. According to ETNews, LG is selling about 25,000-30,000 LG G3’s per day. That’s a huge increase over what the LG G2 did last year in Korea, and the Galaxy S5 is only doing about 7,000-8,000 per day. Which is still nothing to sneeze at, but seeing LG selling that many units per day is definitely nice to see.

Now it’s important to point here that this is kind of like comparing apples to oranges since the Samsung Galaxy S5 did have some issues with the carriers. Where some carriers launched the smartphone ahead of time due to the fact they can’t take on new customers during a certain period of time (which was a bit odd to me anyways). So take all of this with a grain of salt. It’s still good news for LG.

LG has the novelty factor on their side with having the metallic finish instead of the glossy plastic used on the G2 last year. They also have the bragging rights of the first Quad HD display, which we all thought would impact battery life, but so far from the tests we’ve seen, it appears to still have great battery life. Even though the battery is the same size as the G2, but with a bigger display and twice the amount of pixels.

We should be getting our hands on the LG G3 pretty soon, and once we do, you’ll definitely know because there will be tons of content popping up on the site. How many of you are excited to see LG’s success?