UPDATE: LG G3 and LG G3 Stylus will be on sale in Malaysia on 22nd December. Here’s list list of LG Mobile dealers.
A few days ago, LG Malaysia had surprised everyone with its comeback to our local smart phone scene. They will be launching 2 smart phones – the flagship LG G3 and its affordable LG G3 Stylus.
The folks at Amanz have received confirmation from distributor Brightstar that the LG G3 will be priced at RM1,699 while its affordable LG G3 Stylus is priced at RM799.
Obviously after a 7 months wait, the LG G3 isn’t spanking new but it still boast high-spec credentials with a 5.5″ Quad HD display and it runs on a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor that’s mated to 3GB of RAM. It also has 32GB of on-board storage, 13MP main camera with Optical Image Stabiliser and a decent 3,000mAh capacity battery.
A unique feature on the LG G3 is its Laser AF assist to reduce its focusing time. It supports 4G LTE and currently it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. Its Android 5.0 Lollipop update has been released and it should be rolling out to Malaysia very soon.
The overall hardware on the G3 is quite close with OPPO Find 7 but the LG is thinner, lighter and narrower in comparison. You can see how it stacks up against the rest in our smart phone comparison.
Next is the LG G3 Stylus which also features a 5.5″ display and comes with an additional pen stylus. Being an affordable device, the specs is quite a mid-range affair. The front IPS display pushes a lower qHD resolution (960×540) and under the hood is a 1.3GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6582 processor with 1GB of RAM, that’s also powering the Honor 3C Lite. On-board storage is much smaller at 8GB but it comes with a microSD expansion slot supporting up to 32GB.
Despite its low RM799 price tag, the LG G3 Stylus still packs the same 3,000mAh capacity battery and a 13MP main camera (without laser AF). It supports dual-SIM with 3G HSPA+ speeds up to 21Mbps.
Both LG G3 and LG G3 Stylus are said to be available ahead of Christmas. If you’re interested, you probably can pick one up sometime next week.