LG G3 Back Cover does have Metal After All

June 3, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

There’s been a lot of back-and-fourth about this. Since we first started seeing press images appear of the LG G3, we believed that the device was made out of metal. However, LG did inform us that it is actually polycarbonate. Which is good, because it won’t interfere with signal as much as an all-metal device would. But now we’re hearing from LG that the back is actually made out of metal. What’s interesting here is that the back cover isn’t all-metal, but it does have a small layer of metal on the back cover along with the polycarbonate material used on it. It’s not on the back of the cover, so you won’t be touching it, but LG has assured Phone Arena that there is metal inside there. It’s a thin film of metal in there in between the polycarbonate, for those interested.

So probably not a big deal, but still interesting that there is metal inside the back cover of the LG G3. It doesn’t really add to the “premium” factor of the device, but it does still look and feel like a great device. Even though it is still polycarbonate, it does look great and it won’t interfere with the radios for things like data signal, NFC, Bluetooth, etc., which is actually a really great thing to have.

For those that need a refresher, the LG G3 has a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 resolution display, 2GB/3GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB, 3000mAh battery, 13MP camera with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus, 2MP front-facing camera, and it’s running on Android 4.4.2. It’ll be available on Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon later this month. How many of you are going to pick one up? Let us know in the comments down below.