LG confirmed that it was retiring the G series name earlier this year, as it launched the LG Velvet instead. The new phone goes for an upper mid-range approach compared to the flagship G series, but it remains to be seen if it will have better sales.
So with the Velvet out of the door, we thought it would be a good time to look back and ask you to pick your favorite LG G series smartphone. And there was one winner out of the lot.
Which was your favorite main LG G series phone?
We tallied 3,225 votes and 20% of you called the LG G3 your favorite phone in the flagship family. It’s easy to see why too, as it offered a slick design, those rear buttons seen on the LG G2, a sharp QHD screen, and a capable 13MP main camera with laser autofocus tech.
The LG G2 was in second place with 16.9% of the votes, while the LG G6 (15.8%) and LG G4 (14.8%) were in third and fourth place respectively. We’re not too surprised by these other phones either, although the LG G4 was plagued by well-documented bootloop issues.
Bringing up the rear was the LG G5 (6%) and the LG Optimus G (2.7%). The G5 was a radical departure for the firm, as LG adopted a modular design of sorts that didn’t quite work out. Meanwhile, the Optimus G was the first in the G series, coming in the wake of the mega-popular Galaxy S3.
Here’s what you had to say
- Delta Whiskey Hotel: I’ve owned the G2, G3, G4, and G5. The G4 is my all-time favorite phone and the G5 is my vote for best-ever all-around phone (I never experienced bootloop issues with either). It’s a shame to see the brand go away, but it hasn’t been what it was for a while now, particularly after the baffling ThinQ stuff got attached.
- Borracho: I still have a working G3 with two extra batteries. I don’t think changing the name to velvet is going to change anything. The velvet is overpriced and has a notch and curved edge screen. Should have gone with a lower price, flat screen and punch hole. If I were to get an expensive LG, it would be the v60 and I won’t buy that let alone the velvet.
- Beardednomad: The LG G3 is still one of my top 3 favorite phones of all time. That was the phone that really showed what a flagship smartphone could do. And then the 4 and 5 happened and all of that went out the window. LG was starting to get better recently but their strategy of over pricing a phone and then having fire sales isn’t a recipe for success. I have been saying this years but I would love LG to bring the G series back as a budget flagship contender. Stop chasing Samsung, you lost that battle, and start chasing brands like Asus, TCL and RealMe. Make a really good $450 phone instead of a pretty good $800 phone.
- Kanaka Bhaswara Prabhata: the LG G4 is actually one of my favorite phone ever (yes it bootlooped) but other than that, the display is gorgeous, the camera is outstanding, the design is unique (leather back), battery life is average actually but it’s good enough.
- Blanco: The LG G4 was such a great phone! Yes, the bootloop issue did exist – but it helped mold me into an enthusiast. I learn to root an Android device and taught me the different ROMs. I experimented so much with mine. My favorite ROM was Dirty Unicorn. The IR Blaster was a hit because I never lost my TV, Cable, A/C controller and the leather back combined perfectly with the curve to never get a scratch from bumps. I believe LG ruined the G series when our voices where ignored and instead they tried to mimic other phones with notches and non removable back covers. To me, the last GREAT LG device was the V20.
- Jeff S: My first experience (and last) with LG was a G3. The device, while having a nice screen, was plagued with horrible battery life and major over-heating issues. It left such a bad taste in my mouth I have not , and probably never will, touch an LG phone again. The only thing i enjoyed about the phone was knockOn, and wish more device manufactures implemented this simple, yet extremely useful feature.
That’s it for our LG G series poll results! Thanks for voting and submitting comments. What did you think of the results though?