For those that follow me, you’ll know that I’m a pretty big LG fan now. Ever since the LG G2 last year, I’ve come to really liking LG as a company and their devices. Even though I wasn’t a huge fan of their software last year, that’s changed, especially with the LG G3. Russell Holly over at Geek, wrote a nice piece yesterday about how LG gained some ground on Samsung over the past quarter. Which is partially to do with the LG G3. Even though in Q2 the LG G3 was only available globally for about 3 days. All the other LG G3 sales were from Korea. LG announced this week with their earnings that they sold 14.5 million smartphones in April, May and June. Which is a 20% increase over last year. That’s a pretty big increase, and one that doesn’t happen easily. Although Q2 2013, we did not have the LG G2 just yet, the LG G Pro had just been announced though. Even though the G Pro was exclusive to AT&T. LG stated that the growth had nothing to do with making the Nexus 5 last fall.
LG has had some serious growth in the past year, and now with the LG G3 they are a marketing machine. Everywhere I look there’s a LG G3 commercial or ad. And even their social media team is putting on a big media blitz for the LG G3. Which was the missing piece to the LG G2 puzzle, in my opinion. Even LG admitted that the poor LG G2 sales were due their lack of marketing. And it’s clear they’ve turned that around. But I still get a nice chuckle out of their hashtag #LifeBeyondTheGalaxy.
The LG G3 launched on all four US carriers earlier this month, So I’ve had some more time with the device now, and a US variant at that. And I can say that it’s one of the best devices of the year so far. Taking nothing away from Samsung or HTC with their Galaxy S5 and One M8 respectively, but the G3 just knocks it out of the park. They basically took the mistakes that Samsung and HTC made and fixed them on the LG G3. Basically listening to everyone of their customers. I’m also not the only one that thinks the LG G3 is an amazing phone. Just do a quick search for LG G3 reviews in Google and you’ll see a bunch of others saying that LG has dethroned the Galaxy S5 as the king of Android. Which I wouldn’t go that far, but I can see why they did.
The LG G2 was such an underrated phone last year, and it looks like that has changed with the LG G3. Many didn’t even give the LG G2 a chance, probably due to the back buttons, but for me I missed those, when I was using the OnePlus One earlier this month. The LG G3 is a hit, and you don’t need an invite to buy it. It might not be the most sold device this year, but it’ll be pretty close, in my opinion.