Get to know the LG G3’s software features from these 6 videos

June 9, 2014

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The LG G3 is perhaps the hottest device of the moment, and that’s no small achievement during a season that saw the release of powerhouses like the Galaxy S5, OnePlus One, and HTC One (M8).

The biggest reasons to love the G3 are its mighty specs and sleek design, but LG has also enhanced the software experience, long considered a weakness of its devices. The UI on the G3 is cleaner and fresher than before, and the features that LG added are quite useful. If you want to learn more about them, here’s a collection of short videos that will walk you through some of the most important software features of the G3.

Smart Keyboard

LG’s new Smart Keyboard learns from your typing habits, features adjustable height, and packs several swipe gestures that let you quickly complete a word of fix a typo.

Guest Mode

Say you want to keep your personal information away from prying eyes. With Guest Mode, you can assign a special Knock Code that will wake up your phone in Guest Mode. You can customize Guest Mode so it only shows the apps that you want.

Dual Window

What’s the point in having a nice 5.5-inch screen if you can only use one window at a time? Dual Window on the G3 lets you split your screen in two and open different apps or different instances of the same apps in the two windows. Just press the “back” key for two seconds to activate it.

Smart Notice

Google Now is doing a great job as a virtual assistant, but LG thinks it can offer more with its own virtual assistant dubbed Smart Notice. Get information about weather, reminders about missed calls, and tips to clean up your system right on the homescreen.

Knock Code

This one’s not new, but it’s still worth giving it a look – Knock Code lets you assign combinations of up to eight taps on the screen to wake up your device and go straight to the homescreen.

QuickCircle

If you bought the snazzy QuickCircle smart cover, you can assign six shortcuts to the apps that you use the most and access them without even opening the cover. With an SDK coming soon, more apps that can use QuickCircle will pop up in the future.

Here you go – any feature that you particularly look forward too on the LG G3?

Comments

  • Muhammed Khalid

    Nice ! I hope that It doesn’t lag when doing all that multitasking.

  • _X_

    I am glad I went with the S5 and did not wait for the G3. The white UI is still Ugly (that Dual Window Looks Ugly and not as easy to use as Multi Window) I wonder how much gigs the G3 got after all this bloat compared to the S5. Smart Notice is just a no!

    • hhh

      LG’s UI was known to be much smoother than Samsung’s Touchwiz

    • 26

      I’m glad not buying s5 and still waiting for g3. Because it’s worth waiting.

    • A Skylit [S]unjΔy

      But the Z2 and HTC One are better than the S5.

      • _X_

        I dont think they are better, just different. I like all 3 of them (including G3). The carries in South Africa are still selling the old HTC and the Z2 is sooo expensive and is not worth the extra buck.
        In South Africa Samsung really take cares of their customers.
        My S5 includes the following:
        1)ADH Premium: Its a 2 year warrant with TWO free screen replacements or liquid damage repairs. They will pick-up the damaged S5, give you a S5 for the day, and then return the device the same day!
        2)Free 1GB Wifi
        3)25% buyback based on the price the day you bought it when trading in your S5 within 12 months.
        Plus Samsung in SA has stores all over SA with a policy to fix your device in one day. if they cant they will give you a demo of the same device for the duration of your repair.
        That’s why I bought the S5.

        • A Skylit [S]unjΔy

          These are good incentives that the S5 comes with, I understand your reasons for the S5.

        • districtjack

          Free 1GB WiFi??? I don’t understand what that means. You get 1GB of WiFi hotspot? Or do you mean you get a GB of free mobile internet?

    • frhow

      lol really and Touchwiz isn’t? Ha joke!

  • WestFiasco

    Lg seems to be on a roll, nicely done.

  • pauldrew18

    will the g2 get this ui update??

  • frhow

    Really guest mode on a phone. Absolutely genius!!!

  • bob

    android manufacturers really like pumping useless features… i guess theres no other way to differentiate themselves. no wonder samsung is introducing tizen.

  • Kelly Caffrey

    God LG has really outdone themselves this time.
    The LGG3 is absolutely gorgeous. :o I WANT IT NOW!

  • Abd

    Get to really know lg g3:
    On-Screen buttons take screen space and make you less productive to manage their presence. No ingress protection. No water protection. No 16 mp camera. No usb 3. No AMOLED display. Awful screen sunlight contrast ratio. S5 display is the best, the brightest, and has the most accurate colors.
    http://www.displaymate.com/Galaxy_S5_ShootOut_1.htm
    Check this detailed g3 review
    http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_g3-review-1086.php

    • sss

      I see a stupid Sammy fan.

      • Abd

        You’re nothing but a Queer Fucking Asshole

        • Lopez

          LOLing at your statement s5 has the brightest and accurate color. You dump sh!t.

          • Abd

            Read the displaymate lab report you motherfucker
            http://www.displaymate.com/Galaxy_S5_ShootOut_1.htm
            Displamate lab report:
            “Best Smartphone Display: Based on our extensive Lab tests and measurements, the Galaxy S5 is the Best performing Smartphone display that we have ever tested. It has a long list of new records for best Smartphone display performance including: ★Highest Brightness, Lowest Reflectance, Highest Color Accuracy, Infinite Contrast Ratio, Highest Contrast Rating in Ambient Light, and smallest Brightness Variation with Viewing Angle. The Galaxy S5 has raised the bar for top display performance up by another notch – an impressive achievement for OLED technology!
            ★Most Accurate Colors: The Galaxy S5 Cinema Mode has the most accurate colors for any Smartphone or Tablet”

        • districtjack

          There are kids reading this site. I guess you don’t have kids.

          • Abd

            Apologies

  • Jayfeather787

    Good job LG.