LG improves upon last years QuickWindow case with a circle and better functionality

Much like its predecessor, the G2, LG's new top-of-the-line G3 comes with a special, windowed case. This time out they're calling it the QuickCircle and functionality is certainly improved in this years model. As the name implies, the window this time around has become a circle, and it's a circle that has its uses.

As before you get a variety of different clock faces to display when you close the case, some analog, some digital, and there's still the option to have the current weather conditions, too. You can still activate the window by double-tapping on the display and a swipe across in this years model opens up a whole host of things to do.

App support is increased to include not only the music player but also to your Email, Phone and Camera, and even a pedometer. All display neatly within the circular window, offering little snapshots of important information and controls. We didn't get chance to snap any pictures and see how they may or may not be cropped, sadly.

Aside from what happens within the window, it's basically a flip case to keep your shiny new G3 safe and sound. Oh, and when you close the front, the ring around the window flashes bright white momentarily. Très cool. It also looks to be available in all the same colors as the phones, and a few more besides. We'll no doubt see much more of this when they start getting into peoples hands, but for now check out a quick photo gallery below.


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Hands-on with the LG G3 QuickCircle case


When it's folded against the back of the device does it sit well and is the phone stable on when laid on a flat surface?

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That is actually nice looking! Good job LG you have improved on the stolen Samsung idea.

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This phone DOES look good! Stolen Samsung idea?? Maybe but who cares? I bet this actually works as intended in a much sleeker package.

Apple stole from android. Android stole from apple. Samsung stole from apple. LG stole from Samsung. HTC stole from all the above, and I stole from my local 7-11 when I was a bit younger.

I wonder if Apple will sue LG for copying Samsung. Cause well, ya know, Samsung is Apple's turf....

Just a quick question, the back cover does it go over the existing back cover or does it replace the back cover?

It Replaces the back cover, and also some variants will have built in with wireless charging also.

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No it doesn't go over the existing back cover because how will it start up without the battery? It replaces the back cover.

Question does it snap and stay shut? (Magnetic or otherwise) the one for the g2 does not.

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Is the circle effect accomplished through some sort of local dimming or is this thing eating up battery by back-lighting the entire screen under the cover?

With the g2 flip case, when it was activated only the square was lit. I found out because I set my !7 down on it and the magnetic poetic slimline case activated the feature

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I was hoping it would replace the rear cover to make it a bit slimmer. However that analog clock is absolutely sexy. This might be one of the first cases/covers I ever buy for a phone.

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This just shoes how nice the Moto 360 is going to be with a round screen.

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I do like that case much better than Samsung's version for some reason. The G3 is going to be hard to resist. Maybe impossible!

In LG's home country,South Korea, the Circle Case is offered in 2 flavors
The Quick Circle Case = $32
The Quick Viewer Case =$22

The difference being the Viewer Case doesn't have the wireless charging.

The LG G3 WCD -100 wireless charging pad is $34