Sim Free LG G3 (Refurb) 5.5 Inch 13MP 16GB 4G Android Mobile Phone - Black £129.99 @ Argos/eBay
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Sim Free LG G3 (Refurb) 5.5 Inch 13MP 16GB 4G Android Mobile Phone - Black £129.99 @ Argos/eBay

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ye its OK

This is a really good phone. I vote hot

i put a 7000mah battery in mine, its awesome

Great phone , been using one since it came out. Now if if someone could just find a deal for the V10???

gallacherp

i put a 7000mah battery in mine, its awesome



​where did you get your battery from?

inspireme

​where did you get your battery from?



I should imagine that the battery would be large and would come with a replacement back cover with a bump. The battery on the G3 was never good due to the screen resolution but I chose to buy a spare rather than have the unsightly bumpy back cover but if you want decent battery life for this phone then this is it.

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AndyEssex

​where did you get your battery from?


I should imagine that the battery would be large and would come with a replacement back cover with a bump. The battery on the G3 was never good due to the screen resolution but I chose to buy a spare rather than have the unsightly bumpy back cover but if you want decent battery life for this phone then this is it.

I can't get the link to work but just search 7500 extended battery for lg g3 + black cover and it's £12.80 all in.




Edited by: "AndyEssex" 26th Nov 2016

I purchased a G3 off EBay, sent it back as I couldn't get 3g to work on 3. Must have been an import.

Have 2 which kids now use & love, especially with VR headsets.
Fantastic screen perfect for such games.

robertfrancis1975

I purchased a G3 off EBay, sent it back as I couldn't get 3g to work on … I purchased a G3 off EBay, sent it back as I couldn't get 3g to work on 3. Must have been an import.


There were lots of moody ones on eBay, the sellers were taking cheaper Far East models and faking the model in the firmware so they looked like European models. Apart from the fact that they weren't compatible they would brick themselves if you updated the firmware as the process would put the actual European firmware on which is incompatible. Lucky you sent it back when you did.

Sorely tempted with this, loved my G2 (before if failed). Only concern is; this phone is 2 1/2 years old so how old is the refurb unit going to be?...

hotdog

Sorely tempted with this, loved my G2 (before if failed). Only concern … Sorely tempted with this, loved my G2 (before if failed). Only concern is; this phone is 2 1/2 years old so how old is the refurb unit going to be?...



Old enough that the battery will be really run down

You can replace the battery.

this aint the 3GB version, i would have been interested if it was the 3GB version

Really good price but I never warmed to it. Battery life was bad, screen may be QHD but not bright. Lagged a lot

had one for two years, and had a love/hate relationship with it. was brill for the first year but got more annoying as time went on. the battery life was the biggest bug bear, then more recently overheating issues. still good at this price but for similar money you could get the huawei p9lite which will be more future proof and less likely to p you off!

I've had a G3 for 2 years almost and I hated it from day one. It had to go back for repair under warranty and since it's been much better! For the price you get a lot of phone. Just bought one for my daughter for xmas

ancient phone. can it be updated? says it comes with android 4.4. processor bit aged too. hot if it were £100 imo.
Edited by: "jeffjack" 26th Nov 2016

CountFilth

There were lots of moody ones on eBay



Perfect for teenagers then. Available in Emo/Goth black?

jeffjack

ancient phone. can it be updated? says it comes with android 4.4. … ancient phone. can it be updated? says it comes with android 4.4. processor bit aged too. hot if it were £100 imo.



Running 6.0 on mine (official update)

gallacherp

i put a 7000mah battery in mine, its awesome



​where did you get the battery from?

Debating whether to get this or Motorola G4 play for my 10 yr old?

Was going to get Moto G4 for my son for Xmas, but the Huwaei P9 Lite is similar price and has much better reviews and feedback. Looks like it will run the likes of Pokemon Go better.
Anyone else think this is a good move?
Edited by: "WillShatsWig" 26th Nov 2016

Great phone but both my girlfriend and I had problems with it overheating. In the end they both died within a week of each other after around 18 months of normal use - so at least they're consistent! Took them to a shop to repair them and the guy said it was a common problem with the LG G3.

Moto G4 getting Android 7 next month, This LG possibly never ?

and Moto G4 is £120 Argos/ebay refurbished
Edited by: "cullies" 26th Nov 2016

A good mid range device still, flagship of 2014 and a good phone in 2015, but now, nothing more than average

I had an LG G3 for 2 years and upgraded to a Xiaomi mi5 last week

The processing on the G3 is pretty good but the 820 in the mi5 is lightning fast
G3 can get quite clunky and laggy with high usage but the mi5 has no problems due to the extra 1GB of RAM
G3 overheats like mad, like literally too hot to hold sometimes/when charging
several software bugs occured in my G3 e.g. spotify auto pausing, shutting itself down, heavy static in audio, etc..

The resolution is fantastic, amazing screen, but it eats battery, so my g3 lasts for 3-4 hours of usage max.
Even a replacement battery from LG (official) did very little

It's essentially a 2 year old phone with a rlly nice screen wacked onto it, its good for the money but I wouldnt advise it as a flagship/high end device

I also wouldnt recommend it for gaming as it gets extremely hot, lags considerably sometimes and games just make the battery drop in minutes

Personally I would advise people to spend an extra 30 quid on perhaps a Mi Max or 70 quid on a Mi5

For a EU based phone this is good value for money, but it certainly is not a top end device anymore, almost obsolete for a phone junkie like me

Good for a 2ndary device, for a kid or light usage, however I will be selling my g3 on, it belongs in 2014-15 imho

AndyEssex

I should imagine that the battery would be large and would come with a … I should imagine that the battery would be large and would come with a replacement back cover with a bump. The battery on the G3 was never good due to the screen resolution but I chose to buy a spare rather than have the unsightly bumpy back cover but if you want decent battery life for this phone then this is it.I can't get the link to work but just search 7500 extended battery for lg g3 + black cover and it's £12.80 all in.


There's a 7000mah for £8.74... dx.com/p/3…603

cullies

Moto G4 getting Android 7 next month, This LG possibly never ?and Moto G4 … Moto G4 getting Android 7 next month, This LG possibly never ?and Moto G4 is £120 Argos/ebay refurbished



It has an official CM Nightly, 7.1

CountFilth

There were lots of moody ones on eBay, the sellers were taking cheaper … There were lots of moody ones on eBay, the sellers were taking cheaper Far East models and faking the model in the firmware so they looked like European models. Apart from the fact that they weren't compatible they would brick themselves if you updated the firmware as the process would put the actual European firmware on which is incompatible. Lucky you sent it back when you did.



I bought one off Ebay as well, took half month for a delivery. it's a faulty one and now on the way back to China...

youngsas

Debating whether to get this or Motorola G4 play for my 10 yr old?



I wanted to buy LG G4 from Argos £250 but when I made my deicision it was already out of stock...Now, Im considering Moto G4 as well as the price seems ok but the phone has worse reviews than the LG...I was also considering Xperia XA Ultra but it seems really big....The other option is Moto X...I have no idea which one is the best choice and the prices are very competitive.... Any recommendations?

DatAlbino

A good mid range device still, flagship of 2014 and a good phone in 2015, … A good mid range device still, flagship of 2014 and a good phone in 2015, but now, nothing more than averageI had an LG G3 for 2 years and upgraded to a Xiaomi mi5 last weekThe processing on the G3 is pretty good but the 820 in the mi5 is lightning fastG3 can get quite clunky and laggy with high usage but the mi5 has no problems due to the extra 1GB of RAMG3 overheats like mad, like literally too hot to hold sometimes/when chargingseveral software bugs occured in my G3 e.g. spotify auto pausing, shutting itself down, heavy static in audio, etc..The resolution is fantastic, amazing screen, but it eats battery, so my g3 lasts for 3-4 hours of usage max.Even a replacement battery from LG (official) did very littleIt's essentially a 2 year old phone with a rlly nice screen wacked onto it, its good for the money but I wouldnt advise it as a flagship/high end deviceI also wouldnt recommend it for gaming as it gets extremely hot, lags considerably sometimes and games just make the battery drop in minutesPersonally I would advise people to spend an extra 30 quid on perhaps a Mi Max or 70 quid on a Mi5For a EU based phone this is good value for money, but it certainly is not a top end device anymore, almost obsolete for a phone junkie like meGood for a 2ndary device, for a kid or light usage, however I will be selling my g3 on, it belongs in 2014-15 imho



I wanted to buy LG G4 from Argos £250 but when I made my deicision it was already out of stock...Now, Im considering Moto G4 as well as the price seems ok but the phone has worse reviews than the LG...I was also considering Xperia XA Ultra but it seems really big....The other option is Moto X...I have no idea which one is the best choice and the prices are very competitive.... Any recommendations?

WillShatsWig

Was going to get Moto G4 for my son for Xmas, but the Huwaei P9 Lite is … Was going to get Moto G4 for my son for Xmas, but the Huwaei P9 Lite is similar price and has much better reviews and feedback. Looks like it will run the likes of Pokemon Go better. Anyone else think this is a good move?


I wanted to buy LG G4 from Argos £250 but when I made my deicision it was already out of stock...Now, Im considering Moto G4 as well as the price seems ok but the phone has worse reviews than the LG...I was also considering Xperia XA Ultra but it seems really big....The other option is Moto X...I have no idea which one is the best choice and the prices are very competitive.... Any recommendations?

Ive had an LG G3 as a secondary phone for about a year (typing on it now) and its great for a secondary phone as the resolution is good and it's nice to hold. However, with a 6s plus being my main phone, this feels very laggy in comparison. Once you start trying to multitask it'll feel a bit clunky.
I've paired it with a 32GB EE data sim and its great for multimedia uses like streaming football that isn't possible on the iPhone.

miimiii

I wanted to buy LG G4 from Argos £250 but when I made my deicision it was … I wanted to buy LG G4 from Argos £250 but when I made my deicision it was already out of stock...Now, Im considering Moto G4 as well as the price seems ok but the phone has worse reviews than the LG...I was also considering Xperia XA Ultra but it seems really big....The other option is Moto X...I have no idea which one is the best choice and the prices are very competitive.... Any recommendations?



Which one ticks the most boxes for you, depends what you want out a phone, camera? screen? size? dual sim? and so on, watch lots of reviews on youtube. I got fed up waiting for a Xiaomi to get shipped from china cancelled it and bought a p9 lite, good phone for the money.

I just want a good phone under £200 with a good camera

robertfrancis1975

I just want a good phone under £200 with a good camera



I recommend the Mi5, ok camera in low light but in normal/good light it is honestly world class
Dont be put off by 4MP front camera either, it has an f2.0 aperture so crisper photos that most phones (usually 1.2f)

Alternatively, the LG G5 has a cracking camera and although it isn't under 200, it's affordable

This phone rlly doesnt have a great camera, I found it to be very grainy
happi

Which one ticks the most boxes for you, depends what you want out a … Which one ticks the most boxes for you, depends what you want out a phone, camera? screen? size? dual sim? and so on, watch lots of reviews on youtube. I got fed up waiting for a Xiaomi to get shipped from china cancelled it and bought a p9 lite, good phone for the money.



I got my Mi5 in 6 days from eglobalcentral, you just need to know where to buy from, not aliexpress or gearbest


miimiii

I wanted to buy LG G4 from Argos £250 but when I made my deicision it was … I wanted to buy LG G4 from Argos £250 but when I made my deicision it was already out of stock...Now, Im considering Moto G4 as well as the price seems ok but the phone has worse reviews than the LG...I was also considering Xperia XA Ultra but it seems really big....The other option is Moto X...I have no idea which one is the best choice and the prices are very competitive.... Any recommendations?



I would recommend none of them as EU phones are a ripoff, but if you must choose outta that lot, the g3

The 801 has overheating issues, we all know, but its still a pretty decent processor
2GB RAM is average and for most tasks it does the job, just make sure to not have 20 windows open at once
LG software is quite heavy, I liked it but some prefer skeleton OS like Oxygen from OnePlus
However it has cool features like dual window mode, selfie gestures, LG health and quick tips, its nifty

Phones such as G4 have inferior graphics, worse processors and the same RAM, plus this has a 2k screen
Almost all other phones at this price are stuck on 1080, even high end devices are mostly 1080

Out of the phones you chose the G3 is the clear winner, it won Smartphone of the Year for a reason
But, if I can convince you to do one thing, buy a Xiaomi :') more bang for your buck

If not then the g3 is for you

DatAlbino

I recommend the Mi5, ok camera in low light but in normal/good light it … I recommend the Mi5, ok camera in low light but in normal/good light it is honestly world classDont be put off by 4MP front camera either, it has an f2.0 aperture so crisper photos that most phones (usually 1.2f)Alternatively, the LG G5 has a cracking camera and although it isn't under 200, it's affordableThis phone rlly doesnt have a great camera, I found it to be very grainyI got my Mi5 in 6 days from eglobalcentral, you just need to know where to buy from, not aliexpress or gearbestI would recommend none of them as EU phones are a ripoff, but if you must choose outta that lot, the g3The 801 has overheating issues, we all know, but its still a pretty decent processor2GB RAM is average and for most tasks it does the job, just make sure to not have 20 windows open at onceLG software is quite heavy, I liked it but some prefer skeleton OS like Oxygen from OnePlusHowever it has cool features like dual window mode, selfie gestures, LG health and quick tips, its niftyPhones such as G4 have inferior graphics, worse processors and the same RAM, plus this has a 2k screenAlmost all other phones at this price are stuck on 1080, even high end devices are mostly 1080Out of the phones you chose the G3 is the clear winner, it won Smartphone of the Year for a reasonBut, if I can convince you to do one thing, buy a Xiaomi :') more bang for your buckIf not then the g3 is for you



Did you get the Mi5 from the .co.uk or .com eglobalcentral site? And does their standard delivery (6-8 days) avoid the import charges? Thanks.
Edited by: "Infiltrator" 26th Nov 2016

DatAlbino

I recommend the Mi5, ok camera in low light but in normal/good light it … I recommend the Mi5, ok camera in low light but in normal/good light it is honestly world classDont be put off by 4MP front camera either, it has an f2.0 aperture so crisper photos that most phones (usually 1.2f)Alternatively, the LG G5 has a cracking camera and although it isn't under 200, it's affordableThis phone rlly doesnt have a great camera, I found it to be very grainyI got my Mi5 in 6 days from eglobalcentral, you just need to know where to buy from, not aliexpress or gearbestI would recommend none of them as EU phones are a ripoff, but if you must choose outta that lot, the g3The 801 has overheating issues, we all know, but its still a pretty decent processor2GB RAM is average and for most tasks it does the job, just make sure to not have 20 windows open at onceLG software is quite heavy, I liked it but some prefer skeleton OS like Oxygen from OnePlusHowever it has cool features like dual window mode, selfie gestures, LG health and quick tips, its niftyPhones such as G4 have inferior graphics, worse processors and the same RAM, plus this has a 2k screenAlmost all other phones at this price are stuck on 1080, even high end devices are mostly 1080Out of the phones you chose the G3 is the clear winner, it won Smartphone of the Year for a reasonBut, if I can convince you to do one thing, buy a Xiaomi :') more bang for your buckIf not then the g3 is for you



Ive never heard of Xiaomi but I had a look at it and it seems really good! however, is it true that there might be problems in orderding the phone, warranty and it doesnt have Google Store and apps? the battery is also non removale and theres no SD slot? is the price attractive? is the phone durable? I dont know if I am ready to take such a huge risk and order online from unknown source... any suggestions?

happi

Which one ticks the most boxes for you, depends what you want out a … Which one ticks the most boxes for you, depends what you want out a phone, camera? screen? size? dual sim? and so on, watch lots of reviews on youtube. I got fed up waiting for a Xiaomi to get shipped from china cancelled it and bought a p9 lite, good phone for the money.



Ive never heard of Xiaomi but I had a look at it and it seems really good! however, is it true that there might be problems in orderding the phone, warranty and it doesnt have Google Store and apps? the battery is also non removale and theres no SD slot? is the price attractive? is the phone durable? I dont know if I am ready to take such a huge risk and order online from unknown source... any suggestions?

DatAlbino

I recommend the Mi5, ok camera in low light but in normal/good light it … I recommend the Mi5, ok camera in low light but in normal/good light it is honestly world classDont be put off by 4MP front camera either, it has an f2.0 aperture so crisper photos that most phones (usually 1.2f)Alternatively, the LG G5 has a cracking camera and although it isn't under 200, it's affordableThis phone rlly doesnt have a great camera, I found it to be very grainyI got my Mi5 in 6 days from eglobalcentral, you just need to know where to buy from, not aliexpress or gearbestI would recommend none of them as EU phones are a ripoff, but if you must choose outta that lot, the g3The 801 has overheating issues, we all know, but its still a pretty decent processor2GB RAM is average and for most tasks it does the job, just make sure to not have 20 windows open at onceLG software is quite heavy, I liked it but some prefer skeleton OS like Oxygen from OnePlusHowever it has cool features like dual window mode, selfie gestures, LG health and quick tips, its niftyPhones such as G4 have inferior graphics, worse processors and the same RAM, plus this has a 2k screenAlmost all other phones at this price are stuck on 1080, even high end devices are mostly 1080Out of the phones you chose the G3 is the clear winner, it won Smartphone of the Year for a reasonBut, if I can convince you to do one thing, buy a Xiaomi :') more bang for your buckIf not then the g3 is for you




Ive never heard of Xiaomi but I had a look at it and it seems really good! however, is it true that there might be problems in orderding the phone, warranty and it doesnt have Google Store and apps? the battery is also non removale and theres no SD slot? is the price attractive? is the phone durable? I dont know if I am ready to take such a huge risk and order online from unknown source... any suggestions?
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