At a media event in Mumbai, LG launched the G3 in the Indian market. The 16 GB/2 GB version will retail to the equivalent of $800 (Rs. 47990), while the 32 GB/3 GB model will set users back $850 (Rs. 50990).

The G3 will be available in three color variants in the country — Metallic Black, Silk White and Gold Shine. To incentivise the purchase of the quad-HD handset, LG is offering a discount of Rs. 5,000 on the G Watch (which costs Rs. 14,999 in the country), a QuickCircle case that costs Rs. 3,500 along with a one-time screen replacement worth Rs. 6,500. LG is also set to release 15,000 limited edition handsets that bear the signature of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan.

As for the handset itself, the G3 boasts a 5.5-inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) SoC with 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU and Adreno 330 GPU, 13.1 MP camera that can shoot 4K video, 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC connectivity along with a 3000 mAh battery that is Qi complaint. On the software side of things, the G3 boasts LG's latest evolution UI on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Anyone interested in buying the LG G3 in India? If not, what device are you considering?

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LG G3 launched in India for Rs. 47990


That's not how global economics works, you can't just take the price from one place and apply it to the next one based upon exchange rates. Let's take the UK and America for example. We see UK prices as much more than US prices but there is a lot more to that...

In the UK the minimum wage is £6.50 which equates to about $11.15; however the federal minimum wage in the United States is $7.35.

As you can see one can claim that they get paid more in the UK, but that is not necessarily the truth, products in the UK cost more due to various factors including the VAT. So while they might make more their cost of living is about equal to America all things considered. In fact due to the fact that a lot of places pay more than the minim wage (averaging about £13.30 per latest reports, about $24/hour) the higher prices are actually lower than the US equivalent.

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LG you have got to be kidding me.The S5 sells for $600 here and the m8 even less.
On a sidenote the screen colour reproduction on both HTC and xperia Z2 seems better

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I will be looking to buy it, although the current launch price is a bit too much. Will wait for it to come down by atleast a 100-150$ which should happen in another 3-4 months. The only thing that's on my mind is the Rs. 15K worth of goodies that LG is offering - the quick circle case, Rs 5K off on the G-Watch, One time screen replacement - I'm not sure how long this offer would last.
I'm inclined to think this offer is only at launch and when they remove the additional goodies being offered, the price should come down. By how much it comes down is a different matter though. Let's wait and see.

I am looking forward to the new device from Motorola i.e. Moto X+1 or Moto X2. I am expecting it to provide the same level of performance at a much cheaper price and better software support.