Why no love for LG G3?

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Why is there no love for the LG G3? Size wise it packs a 5.5" screen in a body significantly smaller than the Note 3/4, OnePlus One and iPhone 6 Plus.

I owned the G2 before and it was a nice phone but LG skin was not my favorite. Using a OnePlus One now and it has been a great phone but miss my Nexus 5 size wise and the G3 would be a good compromise as its between the Nexus 5 and OnePlus One in size.

I have tried it at the store and it seems nice but reviews of average battery life have kept me from picking one up as I got rid of the Nexus as I had a hard time getting more than 4-4.5 hours of screen on time.

Comments from G3 owners are appreciated.

Thanks, Bill
 

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I don't actually have the G3, but did a whole lot of research before I chose between it and the S5.

The main downside is that the screen is too high of a resolution for the current graphics processor to handle it in some situations.

I also did a bunch of research on signal strength.. and it seems that the S5 may have a bit of an edge in that area as well.

When I saw it in the store I was still tempted to get it.

If you don't play games, then it should be a fine choice.
 

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I love mine. Purchased the Qi back and its nearly perfect. No problems with battery or gaming at all. This is my computer when not home now. No need for laptop or tablet. I usually charge nightly, but have 10+ hours of screen time. Probably half wifi half cell use. A few hours on calls. Tons of email and web use. Im using the T-Mobile variant, stock. Battery use really seems to differ based on carrier. I switched from Verizon to tmobile where my wife and I had G2 phones. On verizon we only got 4 hours screen time before the battery would get to 20%, now with tmobile she has a g2 and she can go days without charging getting 10+ hours of screen time and talking 6 hours average daily. In all, the G3 is something I wont worry about replacing unless LG takes forever to give an official android L update.
 

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Quite frankly, LG needs to come out in the Spring and compete with GS's and One's, and not couple of months before iPhone or Moto.
 

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It's definitely a decent phone, but if you have a G2 or similar phone, it's not really worth upgrading to, IMO. The display is actually worse than the G2's (and a lot of other newer phones) in every aspect other than resolution/pixel density; worse max brightness levels, black levels, color accuracy, saturation, contrast ratio, etc. (source). So I think LG cut a lot of corners just to be first in the spec race to QHD displays. Also, you're taking a noticeable performance hit (esp in any demanding games/apps) with the phone only running an 801, as compared to all other 801 equipped phones running 1080p displays or newer 805 equipped QHD phones with much better performance. The 801 handles QHD adequately, but it's not stellar by any means.

I think LG should have waited another month or two so they could have put the 805 in it. It just seems wrong to have the same SoC (800 to 801 is almost identical) in your next-gen phone. I know Sony just did it too with the Z3, but that doesn't make it ok.
 

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T4rd, i went from a G2 to G3. Big improvement. The article you posted is bullshit. As the only poster who actually owns and uses the phone, it is superior to every one i have tried before or since. If you want specs, then go to apple and their made up nomenclature for existing tech. I go by use. I buy and try all the latest and greatest and the G3 is the king. Maybe the note 4 will dethrone it, but i have my doubts. Samsung has been real sloppy with their UI over the last year or 2. Ive already played with the iphone 6. Its like a copy of my old nexus 4. I dont think we will see any major jump in performance until spring/summer, but the real deal will be 2k screens with a true quad 64bit proc. Until then the G3 is my workhorse.
 

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And come on. Anand is a legendary samsung/apple shill. Hell, most sites have been purchased by apple or samsung. If not then LG and HTC would be the top phones. Propaganda at its finest. We need [H] to review phones. Atleast we know Kyle and co arent owned by any allegiance.
 

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dunno what kind of LG G3 T4rd has/had, but I just switched from Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint) to LG G3 (T-Mobile) and I absolutely love this phone. Surprised you didn't nitpick about the 2 little things that will take some time to get used to....like the volume rocker and power button lol...Try not to copy and paste stuff from other articles.
 

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I dont think T4rd has had a G3. Sometimes we get wrapped up in specs and not in use. I read the reviews, tried one and never looked back. Sometimes specs lie. Most of the time they dont tell the truth. I cant wait to play with the new nvidia tab. I have hope that they may break the mold of the current micro upgrade cycle and bring something interesting to the table.
 

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Everything I've read about the device seems mixed. On one hand the screen is a blessing... the other, it's a curse.
 

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LG phones are unknown, not marketed well (although LG tries, US public ignores it), and thus despite being better, they sell for less.

Bezel less design + knock on + onscreen buttons + easy root/unlock + low price = best phone!
 
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LG phones are unknown, not marketed well (although LG tries, US public ignores it), and thus despite being better, they sell for less.

Bezel less design + knock on + onscreen buttons + easy root/unlock + low price = best phone!

There has to be some other reason it isn't selling. I would assume someone used to Samsung's super saturated phones isn't going to be too impressed by the G3's display.
 

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Marketing explains everything. Most people go into a store and will buy whatever is stuck in their mind (iPhone, Galaxy) or what the salesmen suggests.

The reason LG doesn't sell is the same reason WP doesn't sell, same reason Nexus didn't sell etc.

There are 2 juggernauts Apple and Samsung who spend easily 5-10x everyone else in marketing. It works.
 

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I just picked up an LG G3 yesterday to replace my aging Galaxy S4. I had originally preordered the iphone 6 64gb but was disappointed in it. Almost the same size as the S4 but smaller and lower resolution screen. Screen quality was nice but overall just didn't like the phone. So far I'm liking the G3 much better than the S4. I am so sick of touchwiz. So laggy for me all the time.

Loving the knock on/off feature.
 

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And come on. Anand is a legendary samsung/apple shill. Hell, most sites have been purchased by apple or samsung. If not then LG and HTC would be the top phones. Propaganda at its finest. We need [H] to review phones. Atleast we know Kyle and co arent owned by any allegiance.
The HTC One is the only phone to have been given an editor's choice award of any kind, and it got the gold... Let's talk conspiracies...

Anand does currently work for Apple, however, but he's no longer the editor. But, if there's anything about the perceived biased that Anand has for not only Apple but also Intel, it's because they were willing to work with Anand and give him info because of his qualifications and reputation.

Heck, just recently, Samsung has the ssd issue and AnandTech is the first to get a confirmation from Samsung. For everyone else, it's sorry, your problem as we can't replicate it.
 

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The HTC one was praised for its apple like properties and its a pretty nice phone. The problem with mobile is there is not an unbiased source for information and reviews. The favorites are picked based on ad income and insider peeks. Just look at wearable devices. Ugh.
 

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My buddy got a G3 and I had an HTC M8, while the G3s resolution is sick, as are most of its features, the color reproduction seemed kinda muted and dark. Since the screen is the main interface, I felt like the G3 lost some brownie points with me.
 

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T4rd, i went from a G2 to G3. Big improvement. The article you posted is bullshit. As the only poster who actually owns and uses the phone, it is superior to every one i have tried before or since. If you want specs, then go to apple and their made up nomenclature for existing tech. I go by use. I buy and try all the latest and greatest and the G3 is the king. Maybe the note 4 will dethrone it, but i have my doubts. Samsung has been real sloppy with their UI over the last year or 2. Ive already played with the iphone 6. Its like a copy of my old nexus 4. I dont think we will see any major jump in performance until spring/summer, but the real deal will be 2k screens with a true quad 64bit proc. Until then the G3 is my workhorse.

And come on. Anand is a legendary samsung/apple shill. Hell, most sites have been purchased by apple or samsung. If not then LG and HTC would be the top phones. Propaganda at its finest. We need [H] to review phones. Atleast we know Kyle and co arent owned by any allegiance.

Geez, umadbro? No one said the phone was bad, just that that it wasn't a huge improvement over the G2. It's great you love yours and think otherwise, but pretty much every credible review I've seen about it says it's not worth upgrading to from the G2, but it's still a great phone overall.

You act like Anand totally shit all over the G3 and that's not the case. The display and GPU performance are really the only areas where they noted could use some improvement. You sound like any other Apple/Samsung zealot where anything negative said about this phone is complete blasphemy.

dunno what kind of LG G3 T4rd has/had, but I just switched from Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint) to LG G3 (T-Mobile) and I absolutely love this phone. Surprised you didn't nitpick about the 2 little things that will take some time to get used to....like the volume rocker and power button lol...Try not to copy and paste stuff from other articles.

I never claimed to have either phone, I'm just answering OP's question as to why there may not be "any love for the G3." And lol at "try not to copy paste stuff from other articles." Ok.. I'll try not to cite any sources for my points from now on. :rolleyes:

Tell me that the knock feature isnt friggin brilliant!

Indeed it is! I love it on my One M8 as well. ;)

I dont think T4rd has had a G3. Sometimes we get wrapped up in specs and not in use. I read the reviews, tried one and never looked back. Sometimes specs lie. Most of the time they dont tell the truth. I cant wait to play with the new nvidia tab. I have hope that they may break the mold of the current micro upgrade cycle and bring something interesting to the table.

See above; I never claimed to have the G3. If you plan on using the G3 outdoors much, then the display is a real issue as it's barely legible in sunlight, unlike the previous G2, One M8, and GS5 it competes against. I'm not sure how you can argue against hard numbers/measurements recorded from the phone, which is what I linked to to show the G3s display properties. I've held the G3 next to my M8 and a GS5 and the brightness and saturation differences are completely noticeable in person. So I guess I'm just a HTC or Samsung shill now, eh?

The HTC One is the only phone to have been given an editor's choice award of any kind, and it got the gold... Let's talk conspiracies...

Anand does currently work for Apple, however, but he's no longer the editor. But, if there's anything about the perceived biased that Anand has for not only Apple but also Intel, it's because they were willing to work with Anand and give him info because of his qualifications and reputation.

Heck, just recently, Samsung has the ssd issue and AnandTech is the first to get a confirmation from Samsung. For everyone else, it's sorry, your problem as we can't replicate it.

Indeed. I don't get all the hate for Anandtech. They seem like the most in-depth hardware reviews you can find on the internet. Even if you disregard the editors verbiage in the article, they're good references for hard spec comparisons at least.

4K on a 5" screen is the height of idiocy.

Fully concurred. Anything over 400+ PPI or so and you start seeing diminishing returns, IMO. It's 2K though, BTW.

The HTC one was praised for its apple like properties and its a pretty nice phone. The problem with mobile is there is not an unbiased source for information and reviews. The favorites are picked based on ad income and insider peeks. Just look at wearable devices. Ugh.

Lolwut.. the only thing Apple-like on the M8 is it's build quality. Not sure what other similarities there are other than that. Maybe if you compare hardware design (antenna bands on the back) to the new iPhone 6, but the One M7 and M8 were out long before that, so Apple would have been copying HTC in that regard.

I think you need to take the tin foil hat off though. There are plenty of credible reviewers out there. Some of my favs are MKBHD, Droid Life, PocketNow, and Android Police, but I read many others because despite some obvious bias (like at The Verge), they still make a lot of valid points in their reviews.
 
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It's a combination of factors: the G3 is a very clever phone, but it arrived at a less-than-ideal time (sandwiched between big Samsung/HTC flagships and the iPhone) and doesn't have the sheer marketing grunt of rivals like Apple and Samsung. And it's not so much better that people already bent on getting another flagship would be likely to change their minds.

Also, it's funny to see people once again trotting out the false "most sites are paid off" conspiracies because they can't accept that their preferred phone isn't topping the charts. Not only is there no proof, but some of the biggest sites (Engadget, The Verge, CNET and the like) actually gave the G3 high marks. The claims of bias reflect more on the insecurity of the person pointing fingers than any facts. Folks, you don't need the press to validate your choice of devices.
 

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Also, it's funny to see people once again trotting out the false "most sites are paid off" conspiracies because they can't accept that their preferred phone isn't topping the charts. Not only is there no proof, but some of the biggest sites (Engadget, The Verge, CNET and the like) actually gave the G3 high marks. The claims of bias reflect more on the insecurity of the person pointing fingers than any facts. Folks, you don't need the press to validate your choice of devices.

Exactly. Pretty much what I was alluding to in my previous post. As I said, the G3 is definitely a great phone and I know pretty much everyone I've read who got one is very happy with it. But not ever device is perfect and there will always be trade-offs with whatever you choose.
 

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The problem with G2/G3 is most people simply don't know it exists. I know many companies who offer their employees corp phones only support iPhone/Galaxy devices, the other Android oem's (let alone WP) don't even count.

Its very hard for someone like LG to make a dent in this market, even HTC has been on the verge of bankruptcy many times.
 

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G2 is the better balanced phone if you don't care about the higher resolution.
 

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The problem with G2/G3 is most people simply don't know it exists. I know many companies who offer their employees corp phones only support iPhone/Galaxy devices, the other Android oem's (let alone WP) don't even count.

Its very hard for someone like LG to make a dent in this market, even HTC has been on the verge of bankruptcy many times.

Yup. LG and HTC both suffer from brand recognition problems.

HTCs was self inflicted...dating back to it's EVO alphabet soup line with 10 million devices. LG hasn't really had a recognizable brand to lose.

All it would take for them to change it is something really simple. Quality hardware (which they both make already), with software to match that is reliably and quickly updated and well-supported for more than 2 years. Because at the end of it, that is what makes Android pathetic compred to iOS...OEMs who choose to make their skinned OSes abandonware unreliably and seemingly at whim.
 

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I've never been happier than with my G3 phone! The size of the screen with a thin bezel, fast, looks good and it fits great in my hand. The on screen buttons and the rear buttons are a home run for me. I have a S3, S4, LG G2 and now the G3. I considered the S5 and Note 3 but this was just the perfect phone for me.
 

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I'm very happy with my G3. Is it perfect? No, but then again there is no such thing as a perfect phone. Almost all the current flagships have some glaring weaknesses. It really just depends on what you the consumer values the most. The best thing I can say about the G3 is that is doesn't have any huge faults or compromises. It does everything adequately to extremely well. Do I like the build quality of the M8 more? Of course. Do I like the screen on the S5 more? You betcha. However, as a whole, I felt like the G3 made me have the least of compromises on all my hotbuttons.

Here is how I rate the G3 in several major categories (along with it's main rivals)

LG G3:



Form Factor: Excellent. Easily the #1 best feature of the G3. No one else imo has nailed such a beautiful balance of screen size and small bezel/usability. This is the smallest big phone you can find. More manufacturers should be doing this.

Build Quality: Good. Yeah, it's plastic but it's the best feeling plastic phone out there. Nice curves, fit nicely in your hand. Personally I think it's pretty sexy.

Software: Good. I would rank it somewhere between Touchwiz and Sense 6. Very decent. At times slightly laggy but overall I haven't felt the urge to tweak the skin very much.

Screen quality: Good. Very sharp screen (although some complain of oversharpening) but the brightness lacks behind it's rivals. Colors are somewhat muted.

Battery: Average: Not great but not terrible. Most days it gets through the day just fine. If I'm hammering away all day on it I defintely need to charge it halfway through the day.

Camera. Good to excellent. General all-around good shooter. The S5 takes ever so slightly better photos outdoors in good light however I feel the G3 takes better low light photos.



HTC M8



Form Factor: Good. Nice curve to the phone fits nicely in the hand. For only having a 5 inch screen the phone is very large. Basically the same size as the G3 which has a 1/2 bigger screen. However this concession is necessary given the boom sound however there is still needless bezel on this phone.

Build Quality: Excellent. The best built android phone around period. Screams premium. A little slippery however.

Software: Excellent: Many people prefer Sense 6 to stock android. Very fast with minimal to no lag.

Screen quality: Good: Nice bright screen. Good viewing angles. Very sharp and high quality.

Battery: Good to Excellent. Kudos to HTC for squeezing this much juice out of a 2600 Mah battery. Goes to show that software optimzation does make a difference.

Camera: Subpar to poor. If you're not big on taking photos with your cell, and use it only for social sites, then the camera is perfectly adequate. However compared to the other flagship phones, the camera on the M8 is severely lacking.



Galaxy S5



Form Factor: Average to Good. The phone is thin and light. The phone has more bezel however than it's predessor the S4 making it perhaps a little bigger than it could have been. Comfortable to hold.

Build quality: Average. Samsung at it's plasticy best. That back cover, love it or hate it. Very functional however this phone will never win any beauty pageants.

Software: Average to poor (depending on who you ask). Compared to the other OEMS, touchwiz is slow and still overly bloated. It's an improvement from the S4 but Samsung still has a long way to go to match it's competitors.

Screen quality: #1 reason to buy an S5. Samsung improved the quality of it's amoled screen by leaps and bounds this generation. Beautiful, bright, amazing contrast. Everything you could want in a cell phone screen.

Battery: Good to excellent. About on par with the M8. Will get 90% of people through the day without issue.

Camera: Excellent. Outside of the Lumia phones, this is easily among the best cell phone shooters. Amazing quality outdoor photos. A multitude of modes and features.



So there's my quick and dirty comparison of the G3 to two of it's main competitors. There are several things other phones do better however overall, the LG doesn't have any glaring weaknesses like the M8 (camera) and S5 (software).

This stuff is very preference oriented so depending on what you value, there is no such thing as a "best" phone for everyone.


(Note, I did not even get into rooting and boatloaders as that area is no longer as important to me as it once was. Also, that area is very carrier dependent as well).
 
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I'm very happy with my G3. Is it perfect? No, but then again there is no such thing as a perfect phone. Almost all the current flagships have some glaring weaknesses. It really just depends on what you the consumer values the most. The best thing I can say about the G3 is that is doesn't have any huge faults or compromises. It does everything adequately to extremely well. Do I like the build quality of the M8 more? Of course. Do I like the screen on the S5 more? You betcha. However, as a whole, I felt like the G3 made me have the least of compromises on all my hotbuttons.

Here is how I rate the G3 in several major categories (along with it's main rivals)

LG G3:



Form Factor: Excellent. Easily the #1 best feature of the G3. No one else imo has nailed such a beautiful balance of screen size and small bezel/usability. This is the smallest big phone you can find. More manufacturers should be doing this.

Build Quality: Good. Yeah, it's plastic but it's the best feeling plastic phone out there. Nice curves, fit nicely in your hand. Personally I think it's pretty sexy.

Software: Good. I would rank it somewhere between Touchwiz and Sense 6. Very decent. At times slightly laggy but overall I haven't felt the urge to tweak the skin very much.

Screen quality: Good. Very sharp screen (although some complain of oversharpening) but the brightness lacks behind it's rivals. Colors are somewhat muted.

Battery: Average: Not great but not terrible. Most days it gets through the day just fine. If I'm hammering away all day on it I defintely need to charge it halfway through the day.

Camera. Good to excellent. General all-around good shooter. The S5 takes ever so slightly better photos outdoors in good light however I feel the G3 takes better low light photos.



HTC M8



Form Factor: Good. Nice curve to the phone fits nicely in the hand. For only having a 5 inch screen the phone is very large. Basically the same size as the G3 which has a 1/2 bigger screen. However this concession is necessary given the boom sound however there is still needless bezel on this phone.

Build Quality: Excellent. The best built android phone around period. Screams premium. A little slippery however.

Software: Excellent: Many people prefer Sense 6 to stock android. Very fast with minimal to no lag.

Screen quality: Good: Nice bright screen. Good viewing angles. Very sharp and high quality.

Battery: Good to Excellent. Kudos to HTC for squeezing this much juice out of a 2600 Mah battery. Goes to show that software optimzation does make a difference.

Camera: Subpar to poor. If you're not big on taking photos with your cell, and use it only for social sites, then the camera is perfectly adequate. However compared to the other flagship phones, the camera on the M8 is severely lacking.



Galaxy S5



Form Factor: Average to Good. The phone is thin and light. The phone has more bezel however than it's predessor the S4 making it perhaps a little bigger than it could have been. Comfortable to hold.

Build quality: Average. Samsung at it's plasticy best. That back cover, love it or hate it. Very functional however this phone will never win any beauty pageants.

Software: Average to poor (depending on who you ask). Compared to the other OEMS, touchwiz is slow and still overly bloated. It's an improvement from the S4 but Samsung still has a long way to go to match it's competitors.

Screen quality: #1 reason to buy an S5. Samsung improved the quality of it's amoled screen by leaps and bounds this generation. Beautiful, bright, amazing contrast. Everything you could want in a cell phone screen.

Battery: Good to excellent. About on par with the M8. Will get 90% of people through the day without issue.

Camera: Excellent. Outside of the Lumia phones, this is easily among the best cell phone shooters. Amazing quality outdoor photos. A multitude of modes and features.



So there's my quick and dirty comparison of the G3 to two of it's main competitors. There are several things other phones do better however overall, the LG doesn't have any glaring weaknesses like the M8 (camera) and S5 (software).

This stuff is very preference oriented so depending on what you value, there is no such thing as a "best" phone for everyone.


(Note, I did not even get into rooting and boatloaders as that area is no longer as important to me as it once was. Also, that area is very carrier dependent as well).

Nice consise writeup. I appreciate it.
 

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Very nice comparison. I can agree on all points as well, being an M8 owner and looking at the G3 and GS5 beforehand. I'm not a big pic taker, so the mediocre camera on the M8 is find for me. I will say though that it definitely still takes more than adequate pics as long as you don't want to zoom or crop them much. Also, the front facing camera is among the best of any smart phone, being 5MP and it does pretty well in low-light (for a FF camera) as well. The front-facing speakers are also a stand-out feature if you like consuming any media or phone conferencing on your phone.
 

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...Because 2560x1440=4K?


????????????

I went to a movie the other day, and I saw an LG G3 ad. They were advertising 4K and didn't make it at all clear that the display isn't capable of displaying true 4K. It records 4K video, apparently.

1440p is marginally less ridiculous. But really, how fucking small do the pixels need to be on a screen this size?? I tend to hold my phone roughly a foot from my face.
 

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4K on a 5" screen is the height of idiocy.


If samsung stops pushing for ever higher resolutions on smartphone screens, what will drive higher resolutions for VR?



I want VR to piggyback on the ever increasing resolutions of smartphone screens, to have all that manufacturing based on the nascent VR market alone would not get us to where we need to be. I don't care about 4k on a phone screen when looking at it with my naked eyes, I care a great deal if looking with one of those VR headsets. So it matters, we've actually found the ONE solid reason it matters.
 

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I want VR to piggyback on the ever increasing resolutions of smartphone screens, to have all that manufacturing based on the nascent VR market alone would not get us to where we need to be. I don't care about 4k on a phone screen when looking at it with my naked eyes, I care a great deal if looking with one of those VR headsets. So it matters, we've actually found the ONE solid reason it matters.
In this regard, our grandkids will laugh at us for having to wear a helmet/goggle for VR...
 

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No tin foil hat here. I give not a shit about brand loyalty. I go with what works for me. My advice is always try it out. Especially with phones. Almost everyone will give you a 14 day test drive. If it works, use it, if not, take it back. I happen to love this phone. Maybe ill love the note 4 more. If so ill get one. As for using the phone outdoors? I just dont get it. Its been more than fine. Color is subjective. Some people buy a tv and leave it on the demo vivid mode, I dont. Having tge resolution and being able to split the screen and still be readable is a killer feature for me in my personal use. I am just an unbiased USER. Not a reader of reviews and specs. I care nothing for a brand. I pay them, they dont pay me.
 

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I've been researching a replacement for my Galaxy S3 for quite some time, and the G3 puts a checkmark in every box of criteria I need.

Just picked mine up yesterday and damn what an impressive phone! Beautiful screen, blazing fast processor, and lower priced than any other flagship phone.

Some good tidbits:
Zero Lemon is releasing their 9000 mAH battery for the G3 on Sep 30.
LG is running a promo for a free OEM battery and charging cradle if you purchase a G3 within the eligible date range:

http://www.lgg3promo.smsrebates.com/LGG3Promo/Default.aspx
 

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I've been researching a replacement for my Galaxy S3 for quite some time, and the G3 puts a checkmark in every box of criteria I need.

Just picked mine up yesterday and damn what an impressive phone! Beautiful screen, blazing fast processor, and lower priced than any other flagship phone.

Some good tidbits:
Zero Lemon is releasing their 9000 mAH battery for the G3 on Sep 30.
LG is running a promo for a free OEM battery and charging cradle if you purchase a G3 within the eligible date range:

http://www.lgg3promo.smsrebates.com/LGG3Promo/Default.aspx

Wow, cool thanks for posting link, I just submitted my request for that promo! Hope they deliver!
 

BladeVenom

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Same size screen, but look at how much bigger and awkward the iPhone looks.
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The G3 also wins when it comes to tech specs and price.
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QwertyJuan

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Chart's wrong... the A8 isn't clocked @ 2Ghz.

P.S. You need at least the 2.5Ghz 805 to even get close to the A8's performance.
 

radeon962

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I did use an iPhone 6 yesterday that one of my staff bought over the weekend and you would never know that the specs are lower than a comparable phone running Android. It was very smooth and much quicker than I expected. I don't care for iOS so I won't be buying an iPhone but I can see where someone who just wants to turn it on and use it would really like the iPhone.

That is what I am looking for in Android. The Moto X had a great user experience even though it had relatively low end specs, except the battery and camera held it back. Same thing with the Nexus 5. My current phone, the OnePlus One, is the best Android phone I have owned to date but still has its issues due to a developing CM. I have high hopes for the Nexus 6 and will probably just wait for it to be released before doing anything else.

The G3 just seems to be a great compromise between the Nexus 5 and Note 3/4 so I wanted to see what the experience has been like for current owners.

If Android spent more time on optimizing what they have on the software end of things and concentrating on the user experience rather than throwing in more bloated apps and carrier crap then they would not need the raw horsepower on the hardware end to keep things chugging along.

I much prefer Android as I use my phone more or less as a portable computer but do tire of the extra crap that comes on most phones.

I don't care what the specs are but do care what the actual user experience is.
 
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