UK retailers have no hopes for the LG G3

A major UK retailer and the country's largest carrier have expressed lack of faith in LG's latest flagship smartphone, the G3, and have decided to not stock the device.

The LG G3 which was launched last week may have won over the hearts of the spec-obsessed technology enthusiasts, but UK's Phones4U and EE don't feel the need to stock the smartphone as they believe it would be a "tough sell" in the current market situation.

According to analysts, the current smartphone market is too crowded and the demand for high-end devices has been on the decline. Retailers are already dealing with several flagship smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Sony Xperia Z2 which fall in similar hardware range as the G3 except for a few features.

Ian Fogg of analytics company IHS feels that, "For the leading brands like Apple and Samsung it's pretty straightforward, but the challenger brands have to compete for those slots (with retailers) -- and it's a very competitive market."

Both Phones4U and EE have declined to comment whether this is a temporary situation, but eager users can still grab one from Carphone Warehouse, who are "proud to be working with LG and offering the G3 to our customers."

Source: CNET

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this is one thing i really don't understand with some retailers mindsets.
if they don't even give it a chance how do they expect it to gain traction?

I actually ALL think these OEM's would be wise to do an Android AND WP version of their flagship devices. More choice for the consumer, more sales for the OEM.

FloatingFatMan said,
I actually ALL think these OEM's would be wise to do an Android AND WP version of their flagship devices. More choice for the consumer, more sales for the OEM.

Totally agree. I use Android for personal and WP for business phones and sometimes i wish the handsets were the other way round. Both are great OS's and either comes on great hardware.

MikeChipshop said,

Totally agree. I use Android for personal and WP for business phones and sometimes i wish the handsets were the other way round. Both are great OS's and either comes on great hardware.

Bravo Sir! Well Said, you have done away with the blind fanboy wagon! you have won the internets for the month(next month)... lol

TCLN Ryster said,
So... some people can't afford it, therefore nobody else is allowed it either.

No, lots of people can't afford it and the ones that can tend to go for more well known brands and devices. It's a pretty simple business decision and if you really want the phone, you can buy it elsewhere.

LG would do better if they dropped exclusivity deals. Here in Australia only Optus sell them, which is dumb, given people aren't going to move to Optus from Telstra or Vodafone just to purchase their devices.