LG G3 (Refurbished A1 Pristine Condition) - From Laptops Direct for £79.97 - Great Camera, 4K Video Recording, Wireless Charging and Quad HD Display... (Great alternative to a budget phone for price?!)
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LG G3 (Refurbished A1 Pristine Condition) - From Laptops Direct for £79.97 - Great Camera, 4K Video Recording, Wireless Charging and Quad HD Display... (Great alternative to a budget phone for price?!)

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Found 20th Mar
I am not going to lie and say this phone is the latest or cutting edge, as it was released over three years ago, but at the time was a flagship model and boasts many features you will still not get on other phones for this price offered as new or refurbished, today...

For example you get a 5.5 inch Quad HD Display, a great quality camera with laser auto-focus and offers wireless charging...

It is also capable of recording in 4K.

The phone also has NFC and should be Android Pay compatiable.

This phone was also one of the last flagship phones to have a removable battery and new official batteries can be obtained from eBay for around £5.
LG Batteries on Ebay

There also a very smart phone cover you can buy for it, that allows you to view the phone at glance and with the case closed.


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This phone is fully capable of operating on all the UKs 4G networks.

On the negative side, the last software update for this phone was Android 6 (Marshmallow), and will not get any further updates. But few low end phones get updates, and there is very little this version of Android can't do, which the latest version can. You should still be able to get Google Assistant for the phone.

While you can not expect this phone to run like a 2017 or 2018 flagship phone, it will still be very capable running most apps. Also it is a bonus you will be getting the phone in "Pristine" condition.

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Nfc?
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Jonnyblock2 m ago

Nfc?


Yes and should be able to use Android Pay...
Great description OP!
Easily a star buy!
Think this has boot loop problem? Bit risky investment personally I think. If no known issue then would had got as spare.

As this price I would choose alternate
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kyeung5 m ago

Think this has boot loop problem? Bit risky investment personally I think. …Think this has boot loop problem? Bit risky investment personally I think. If no known issue then would had got as spare.As this price I would choose alternate


No, Im pretty sure that was the LG G4 that had those issues.
That's 2GB of ram model not 3
This had bootloop problems I had it go after 12 months, had it repaired then lasted another 13 months then out of warranty, in saying that it was an excellent phone brilliant camera and did everything very good, good buy for this price but be prepared for it no to last
g-diddy48 m ago

No, Im pretty sure that was the LG G4 that had those issues.


I did hear that the LG G3 had bootloop issues as well and I'm pretty sure my friend had one that kept endlessly bootlooping and LG replaced it.
kyeung1 h, 38 m ago

Think this has boot loop problem? Bit risky investment personally I think. …Think this has boot loop problem? Bit risky investment personally I think. If no known issue then would had got as spare.As this price I would choose alternate


Was the g4
I had 2 and both had over heating issues, you can add a LG case that allows wireless charging apart from the overheating it was a decent phone but would be running a old version of Android now.
Great phone which will eventually let you down for a random reason (first time, my logic board fried after a bootloop, second time it got stuck in a forever lasting bootloop.)

but you'll love the phone so much you'll try and replace it.

i'll give it heat , as its a great phone up till just breaks for no reason.
Another whose went in to boot loop about a week after the two year warranty ran out
I just ordered this and it says it has a 3 month warranty as standard, but can extend for around 8 quid to a 12 month which I did.

That buys a lot of peace of mind for 8 quid!
Edited by: "polarbaba" 21st Mar
g-diddy6 h, 46 m ago

No, Im pretty sure that was the LG G4 that had those issues.


It was G4 and everything before it. This included.
These old flagship phones are definitely a better option compared to Lite versions of current phones. Samsung's Note 4 and 5 are still great to use after many years.
Don't bother with LG. Too unreliable, as others have said. This is absolutely ancient now.
Great phone, but as many have said, after a year and a half it died. Not sure I'd trust it
nmd876 m ago

Don't bother with LG. Too unreliable, as others have said. This is …Don't bother with LG. Too unreliable, as others have said. This is absolutely ancient now.


Just get the extra warranty if concerned.

I don't think you're going to find any Chinese branded phone direct from China , for even close to this.
This is LG flagship product for that year.

I had one which died after 2 years, no boot loop but motherboard failure. Loved it to bits, the screen and camera and sound are so good, speed is medium, but for the money nothing comes close.
plewis0021 m ago

It was G4 and everything before it. This included.


My G2 and my wife's G3 have never had the bootloop issue, they've been very reliable phones. I thought it was the G4 that suffered.
UKseagull1 m ago

My G2 and my wife's G3 have never had the bootloop issue, they've been …My G2 and my wife's G3 have never had the bootloop issue, they've been very reliable phones. I thought it was the G4 that suffered.


The g4 had the famous bootloop issue, the G5 had the GPS issue.

My g4 and G5 both had them and were repaired under standard warranty which is 2 years.
Think the G3 were prone to the case cracking. I had one and LG repaired it under warranty. It was a great phone and I loved it - just not sure it's fast enough compared to current models.
Edited by: "thedon" 21st Mar
Be careful about buying replacement batteries from eBay, I spent ages looking at the reviews on these batteries and most are copies, which could be risky, having said that, I have the LG G5 and ended up buying one from eBay too as could not find any reliable source to get a genuine LG battery. hopefully it doesn't cause me any problems.
The LG G5 is a great phone, great screen, fantastic camera, my wife has had one for two years, only problem she had was with the USB connection, wouldn't charge, which was repaired under guarantee by LG 14 months after she had the phone.
Sprograt6 h, 34 m ago

I did hear that the LG G3 had bootloop issues as well and I'm pretty sure …I did hear that the LG G3 had bootloop issues as well and I'm pretty sure my friend had one that kept endlessly bootlooping and LG replaced it.


My G3 had the bootloop issue too, which was a shame as it was a damn good phone!
haggisheid9 m ago

Be careful about buying replacement batteries from eBay, I spent ages …Be careful about buying replacement batteries from eBay, I spent ages looking at the reviews on these batteries and most are copies, which could be risky, having said that, I have the LG G5 and ended up buying one from eBay too as could not find any reliable source to get a genuine LG battery. hopefully it doesn't cause me any problems.The LG G5 is a great phone, great screen, fantastic camera, my wife has had one for two years, only problem she had was with the USB connection, wouldn't charge, which was repaired under guarantee by LG 14 months after she had the phone.


Top tip is to get an original Anker branded replacement rather than a so called genuine one as they could well be fake. Or get a original one from Amazon, they should be ok. Mine certainly have been.
I also got my Anker branded ones from amazon, they have always been excellent.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 21st Mar
Looks like this Lineage 15.1 OS supports this phone >


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Lineage 15.1 OS is based on Android 8.1 Oreo

This is only a quick look by me, so DYOR and don't blame me for any fires I have enough of those going on to keep me busy anyway
Edited by: "fishmaster" 21st Mar
I've never been as happy with a phone as I was with my G3.

Had the 3GB Ram version and got a solid 2 years out of it with no bootloop issues. Excellent phone.
UKseagull31 m ago

My G2 and my wife's G3 have never had the bootloop issue, they've been …My G2 and my wife's G3 have never had the bootloop issue, they've been very reliable phones. I thought it was the G4 that suffered.

The LG G4 bootloop issue was fixed in later batches with serial numbers starting with 506, phones with serial numbers beginning with 505 have the bootloop issue.
elwynevans1324 m ago

My G3 had the bootloop issue too, which was a shame as it was a damn good …My G3 had the bootloop issue too, which was a shame as it was a damn good phone!


Yep same issue as well. Lots of better pgone s out there but if camera is important over performance then this is the one to go for.
Stevie_Schraeder4312 m ago

I've never been as happy with a phone as I was with my G3.Had the 3GB Ram …I've never been as happy with a phone as I was with my G3.Had the 3GB Ram version and got a solid 2 years out of it with no bootloop issues. Excellent phone.

What happened to it after 2 years?
jco833 m ago

What happened to it after 2 years?


Bootloop
gvb674 m ago

Bootloop

Oh dear
My S4 still great 4 years and 4 months on
polarbaba27 m ago

Top tip is to get an original Anker branded replacement rather than a so …Top tip is to get an original Anker branded replacement rather than a so called genuine one as they could well be fake. Or get a original one from Amazon, they should be ok. Mine certainly have been.I also got my Anker branded ones from amazon, they have always been excellent.


Anker are a great brand, I wish they made for this, unfortunately they only have other make phones, not LG, also the other replacement batteries on amazon, most are marketsellers, so same as eBay situation.
Good deal! Sure its an old phone but more than capable for anything you need it to do. I recently upgraded mine after having it from release (2014), never a single issue with mine in that time.
UKseagull1 h, 10 m ago

My G2 and my wife's G3 have never had the bootloop issue, they've been …My G2 and my wife's G3 have never had the bootloop issue, they've been very reliable phones. I thought it was the G4 that suffered.


They were all prone to it but many handsets didn’t suffer it. You must’ve had good ones. I think it was ‘not that many’ (eg less than half) but common enough for people to notice. I’m not even sure that was the biggest problem. It was more LG’s denial and rubbish CS when handling it.
I still use mine that I got from Amazon warehouse over a year ago.
Like the Op said it's not the worlds best phone it does get a little sluggish but I've got loads of Asia installed now so that's to be expected.
Google pay works fine even through my phone case
Only real issue I've found is it tends to get hot when being used for intense stuff but even so it's only ever rebooted once in the time I've had it.
I'm actually tempted by this. I've already got one, and a G4 (which has occasional boot loop issues, but pop the battery out a couple of times and it usually boots ok....a pain, but it's a good phone otherwise). The G3 had been a good phone, and even though it's only a spare these days, I use it occasionally because it's still good at what it does. This deal is decent value in my opinion.....if it's reliable.
jco831 h, 37 m ago

Oh dearMy S4 still great 4 years and 4 months on


Not like my S4 then, power button failed after 2.5 years and it just kept turning on then instantly off. That's a common fault on galaxy phones given the number of buttons available online, either power or volume (all identical components)
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