All you need to know about the LG G3

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And here it is, folks. The LG G3 — the latest in a line that began with the Optimus G (the "Optimus" name was retired with the G2, as you'll recall) and now continues with what you see here. Following some pretty extensive (but not all-inclusive) leaks, LG unveiled the G3 at events in both London and New York with a huge level of hype. And from that was spawned one of the very best Android phones 2014 had to offer.

The G3 is every bit as brash as expected, with a 5.5-inch QHD — as in upper-case Quad HD — IPS display 2560x1440 resolution, for a whopping 538 pixels per inch. At launch, we'd not seen this in a smartphone before. It's powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor at up to 2.5 GHz.

You can get one with either 16 or 32 gigabytes of on-board storage and 2GB or 3GB of RAM respectively (Euro versions are 16GB/2GB, Korean ones 32GB/3GB for example). Plus it takes up to a 128GB microSD card. For power, you've got a removable 3,000 mAh battery.

The G3 is running Android 4.4.2 KitKat at the time of writing, though an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop has already begun in some parts of the world. It's available in black, white, gold, violet and red.