If you follow me on Instagram, you have no doubt seen that my feed is full of selfies (guilty as charged) and product shots. As a beauty blogger, I’m constantly snapping away and need a phone that can get the perfect shot no matter what. Of course, this comes down to lighting, angles and the right tool for the job.
I recently became an official LG G3 Beauty Blogger and managed to get my hands on the new LG G3 Smartphone, which I’ve been using to up my selfie game and nail some perfect shots to share on social media. Before I get down to talking about some of my favourite features, I just wanted to break down a few of the phone’s features:
- 5.5 inch Quad HD screen – this baby is big, and perfect for watching shows/movies on the go, browsing the web & keeping up to date with all of your profiles
- 538 pixels/inch clarity means that images are crisp and clear
- 13 megapixel OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilization) camera makes for gorgeous shots with amazing focus
So far, I’ve been loving the LG G3. Although it’s quite a bit larger than my iPhone 5S, I’ve easily become comfortable with the size. It’s very thin, and the clear screen more than makes the large size worthwhile.
Now of course, my favourite part of the phone has to be the camera. It has several features that make my life so much easier when using it. First of all, as mentioned above, the 13 MP camera takes beautiful shots which make my photos really come to life. Beautiful, vibrant colour & the cleanest of images have been easy to obtain thanks to this.
The LG G3 has also helped my selfies, which are a key part of my identity as a blogger, thanks to a few really cool things. First up is the hand gesture shutter. I know that it can be a bit of a challenge to hit the right angle and press the shutter button – I can’t even count how many times I’ve messed up a shot because I moved my hand at the last second or it was too awkward to hit the shutter. To take a picture using this (with the front facing camera), all you have to do is put your hand up and make a fist. This activates a 3 second countdown before the picture is taken. You can also take photos using the cheese shutter – the countdown is activated by saying any of the following: LG, cheese, smile & whisky.
The Magic Focus feature is perfect for taking product and event shots. This allows you to take 5 rapid snaps so that you can easily adjust the image’s focal point later on – this is great for when you’re in a hurry and want to be able to play around with the image later!
Of course, my favourite is the built in beauty feature. Using a slider right on the screen, you can adjust the level of the beauty filter. It gives the skin an airbrushed effect for quick and easy publishing – think of it as an instant Instagram filter. It helps to blur the appearance of imperfections & wrinkles and gives the skin a lovely glow. I really like the fact that this is adjustable so you can really decide how much of a boost you need.
The LG G3 has a ton of other amazing features, like the split screen (so great for multi-tasking), knock code (for quick and easy phone access) and the quick remote (yup, you can control your tv from the phone!). I’m loving this phone and I know my fellow LG G3 Beauty Bloggers are sharing the same sentiments – be sure to see what they think and check out their shots under the #LGG3beauty hashtag on Instagram and Twitter!
Think it sounds pretty fantastic? Make sure you check back very soon – I might have a chance for one of you to win one coming up in a few days 😉