LG G3 might be outselling the Galaxy S5 in South Korea

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Check out our full written LG G3 review.

Last week, during LG’s G3 launch event, the South Korean manufacturer announced that its latest and greatest would launch first in its home turf. It looks like the move is paying dividends for LG, according to a report from Korean outlet ETNews.

The outlet reports that, since the G3‘s May 28 launch in South Korea, the handset is shifting 25,000 to 30,000 units per day, 1.5 to 2 times that of last year’s G2 sales. Interestingly, by comparison, the Galaxy S5 sold 7,000 to 8,000 units per day when it first launched in the country back in April. The numbers, which put LG on its way to achieve 10 million shipments of the G3, can be attributed to LG letting the device’s specifications speak for themselves. According to the source, because LG is spending less on marketing than Samsung, word of mouth becomes important if the G3 hopes to be successful.

ETNews, however, notes that, due to government-imposed sales bans on certain South Korean operators, these operators decided to release the Galaxy S5 earlier than Samsung had intended. Because of the early release, sales of the handset were severely restricted.

We’ll have to wait and see until July if the G3 sells as well when it goes on sale in other territories. Several U.S. carriers have already announced they will carry the G3 sometime in July. In the meantime, you can check out how the G3 stacks up against the iPhone 5S, Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy S5 and One M8, and even its predecessor, the G2. We also went hands-on with the G3 and walked away rather impressed with LG’s latest and greatest, even if the benefits of its Quad HD display aren’t evident yet.


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