**It’s safe to say that there are plenty of Android smartphones on the market, or set to hit the market over the next few months. **The likes of HTC, Sony and Samsung have all stood out with their respective flagships, but what about the latest LG handset released this year?

The LG G3 is seen as a bit of an underdog in the Android market, going up against the HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5. But what makes the G3 stand out, and why should it be considered the best Android smartphone of 2014? You’re about to find out exactly why!

Beautiful QHD Display

Don’t get us wrong: Android phones such as the HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5 offer up some great displays, but the LG G3 takes things to another level.

Packing a humungous 5.5” True HD IPS+ LCD display, the G3 offers everything from size and style, down to incredible sharpness, thanks to its 1440×2560 resolution. Not only does this make the G3 look great, it makes our images and videos stand out vividly too.

And when you compare the LG G3’s crisp screen to that of the Galaxy S5 the difference is clear: whilst the Samsung flagship offers up 440 pixels per inch in its display, the G3 boasts a massive 538ppi, taking it to a whole other league of sharpness!

Superb LG G3 Camera

Let’s face it- most of the camera phones sitting in our back pockets could easily rival traditional digital cameras, and the G3 is a true example of this.

Packing 13 megapixels on its main lens, and 2.1 on its secondary front based lens, you might not be all that overwhelmed by the G3 on paper. But when put into practice it’s clear that the LG handset provides a lot of bang for its buck.

The inclusion of a laser autofocus feature (originally designed for a robotic vacuum cleaner believe it or not) makes the G3 focus faster than any other handset on its list of competitors, and its quality really does show out. Just think about it: who wouldn’t want a smartphone that features a laser beam?

Is the LG G3's camera good enough to cut it?

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G3 super-speeds!

Speed is one of the key features at the top of any smartphone lover’s wish list. After all, if the phone can’t keep up with its user then it’s sure to leave you wanting. Thankfully, the LG G3 won’t be suffering from any low speeds, packing plenty an impressive array of specs to keep you going at 100mph.

With a Snapdragon 801 chipset and quad-core 2.5GHz processor managing the heavy lifting behind the scenes, lag can be a thing of the past. Also, with 2GB or 3GB RAM options to take your pick from, you can safely assume that the G3 won’t be struggling with loading times anytime soon. So if you have a need for speed, you shouldn’t hesitate to grab the LG G3.

Stunning LG Design

It’s not all about fancy features, super speeds and vivid displays though. Sometimes it comes down to pure aesthetics, and the LG G3 doesn’t disappoint. With its critically acclaimed LG design, the G3 really does stand out from the crowd.

Featuring a metal-style casing and paper thin bezels, the LG G3 is a real looker. It isn’t all about appearance though, with LG adding user-friendly functionality to the mix. Its unique volume rocker and power button located on the rear of the handset make the G3 easier to use, and beautiful to look at, too.

Is the LG G3 the best looking smartphone on the market?

G3 Connectivity

Sporting 4G readiness, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, USB 2.0, infrared, and wireless charging, you can rest assured in the knowledge that if you have another device nearby, the G3 can probably communicate with it one way or another.

So, if you have a TV and have lost the remote, why not try out the G3? It could well help you out in more ways than simply making a phone call!

Verdict

If you’re desperate for a new phone, and don’t fancy waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or iPhone 6, the LG G3 is arguably the best option for you. Its incredible design, coupled with a great spec sheet and an array of fancy features makes it ideal for any smartphone user.

It might not be the most well publicised brand in the past, but with HTC, Samsung and Sony being chosen by the majority of Android users at the moment, the LG G3 is a great option for someone looking to separate themselves from the crowd.

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