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Old June 10th, 2014, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to change my phone after the Samsung Galaxy S4 because for one it's an awful phone in my experience (have had to replace the battery twice, screen cracked after just one drop, etc) and was wondering whether to buy the new LG G3? If I was to do it I want the 32GB version because of the additional ram which I assume would be necessary for such an amazing screen.

For people who have the phone, would you recommend it? What's the battery life like? How fast is it? Any other comments regarding the phone?

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I have an S4 and luv it. Had a 32GB since last June. Nobody will be able to give you a legit response until the device is actually in their hands and used for several days. You could get some fanboy praise, since an actual device being used is not a factor

Assumptions could be made with the G2, but the display and power saving adjustments (for the display) alone offsets that as a practical comparison.
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I really don't know why my S4 was so terrible. I'm pretty sure there's something with the UK models or something because my friend also has an S4 and she hates it too. Mine is just so bad.
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there are very few ppl in the US who have G3 and no one on this board, AFAIK.

you have to wait for the official release in the US/UK to get recommendations.

I will buy it for sure. Seems like my dream phone.
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Yeah, I thought it sounds amazing. I really hope it turns out to be just as awesome as it sounds and looks.
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I haven't loved my s4 either. I am debating between LG G3 or the M8. I like having the latest and greatest but I am not one to root or other stuff like that so I probably can't go wrong with either.
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In my near worthless opinion, the S4 is better than the M8 to me.

Yep, if you like metal phones (I do not) M8 is nice.

Speakers are nice on M8

Signal appears a tad weaker than the already average S4

Camera pics look better on the S4.

More display real estate on S4

Not awkwardly tall with wasted bezel.

The G3 though is shorter than the M8 and much bigger display.

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I've had great enjoyment from my S4. For my work flow it suites me better than my HTC m 8. Even though it's older and a bit slower, overall it's a gem. In fact it was the size that influenced the purchase of my Nexus 5, my absolute favorite to date. Even with the demanding long hours of work I use it for the Nexus 5 is simply stellar.
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Never heard any complaints from the people I know with Verizon S4s. I know 3 people. They don't complain, and have nothing but good things to say about their phones. The one that I see (and often use, several times a week) doesn't perform badly, doesn't lag, doesn't stutter. I think these issues are blown way out of proportion and is a hold-over from years-old issues with other Samsung devices (If you didn't use an OG Galaxy S, and many with the newer phones didn't, you don't know what lag looks like, Lol).

As for the G3. No, I wouldn't recommend it.

The in-use battery life has been widely reviewed to be inferior to other devices. I"m sure someone can link some sensationalist benchmark to try to disprove, but that's like one out of about 20 and the one I know most will run to doesn't really give any info as to their methodology and the scripts they use to run the tests. Every other review ranks this device even below the iPhone 5S in-use for battery life, and phones like the Note 3, M8, and S5 beat it easily.

In performance benchmarks it also scores terribly compared to other flagships, and why? Because of that screen. The phone uses a ton of muscle to drive those pixels, and that means the device heats up quickly and can more easily overheat than other devices. As a result of that, LG get the battery life they do not from the B.S. about graphite in the battery, but from thermally limiting the performance of the device. That means, your 2.3GHz G3 is going to be running at like 800Mhz most of the time, and when it comes time to play games or even navigate around the UI the phone is prone to heating up which kicks in the thermal limiters resulting in a performance drop, stutters, and lags.

That QHD screen is ahead of its time, and the other design decisions they made (like decreasing the bezels to create a 5.5" device that is smaller than competing 5" devices like the M8") means:

1. They couldn't put an appreciably bigger battery in the phone, and
2. The device is simply not as efficient as those others in dissipating heat, because all the components are closer to each other.

It's Summer. If you're going to go to the beach on a 90 degree day and snap photos, this phone is going to have an issue with it.

The only thing about this phone that is an improvement which doesn't come with a serious drawback is the laser auto-focus, and that's been matched by software in other device so it isn't really a big selling point (the OIS+ may be, though, if compared to devices without it - especially for 4K video but that's going to make your device heat up fairly quickly and that's a much bigger concern with the G3 than something like the Note 3 at this point).
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Sorry but all of that is complete rubbish. I've had the phone now for 10 days and I love it. I previously had the m8 and Note 3. The battery on this thing is giving me 5.5 hours sot. The screen is great - that whole brightness thing is just plain wrong. Gizmodo got it right when reviewing it today:

'On first glance, the most impressive thing about the G3 is its display. Itís stunningly sharp, its colours are vibrant and accurate, and it fairs well in the full brightness of day. I could easily play games, send texts, etc. on the roof of our office in the middle of a sunny afternoon. No problem. Other basic stuff? Calls are clear, the connection is just fine, thereís almost no lag, and hey, this phone works like a pretty good phone'.
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Sorry but all of that is complete rubbish. I've had the phone now for 10 days and I love it. I previously had the m8 and Note 3. The battery on this thing is giving me 5.5 hours sot. The screen is great - that whole brightness thing is just plain wrong. Gizmodo got it right when reviewing it today:

'On first glance, the most impressive thing about the G3 is its display. Itís stunningly sharp, its colours are vibrant and accurate, and it fairs well in the full brightness of day. I could easily play games, send texts, etc. on the roof of our office in the middle of a sunny afternoon. No problem. Other basic stuff? Calls are clear, the connection is just fine, thereís almost no lag, and hey, this phone works like a pretty good phone'.
An actual user is always preferred over a review, though there are usually reliable reviewers that contradict and ditto for some users. It would seem the actual usage of the device (especially what is used) is key. As far as the ambient temperature issue, I lived in England for four years and do not recall it getting warm enough for ambient temperature concerns.

All depends on the actual user, but if Verizon in the US only offers the 2/16 version, I could care less at the immediate point a 2/16 were to be announced by Verizon. Verizon could respectfully self insert the G3- sideways.

If they offer the 3/32, all is good
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In my near worthless opinion, the S4 is better than the M8 to me.

Yep, if you like metal phones (I do not) M8 is nice.

Speakers are nice on M8

Signal appears a tad weaker than the already average S4

Camera pics look better on the S4.

More display real estate on S4

Not awkwardly tall with wasted bezel.

The G3 though is shorter than the M8 and much bigger display.

JMO
i love the home button on the samsungs. i am a longtime HTC user so i was sure i wanted the M8. At the time i hadn't even heard of the g3. i went to the store and played with the m8 and i found i hated the lack of a dedicated home button. having to click on the screen and THEN hit home was a big distraction. maybe something you get used to. i should say almost certainly something you get used to.
the dot case seemed like a gimmick as well - and i couldn't get it to sit flat when open which is something i don't think i could get used to.

so i played with the s5 and i loved it. but here's the problem - Samsung INSISTS on putting as much bloatware as they possibly can. ironically they also insist on actively maintaining it which means you are constantly updating garbage we never use.

This is from my experience with the s3 btw - i've never used an s4 but we have
two S3s in the house.

The M8 had less crap. it also wasn't using 2/3 of its RAM with no user-apps running like the S5 does. and the m8 came standard with 32g vs the S5's 16. for the same contract price...

in the end i decided against both. i know the g3 has the same on-screen buttons, but i'm still going to check it out

/tldr - i don't like bloatware
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I had the m7 so the m8 wasn't even an option for me, would have been a pointless upgrade. Never really been a Sammy fan so preordered the lg g3 two weeks ago. First impressions are I like it and it feels just as much a 'premium' phone as the HTC one did.
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Seems that based on all the anecdotal (though now correlating) information, pending us actually using a G3 ourselves:

Depending on the type of user:

Light = Yes
Medium = Yes
Heavy = No
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As for the G3. No, I wouldn't recommend it.
Respectfully, it seems to me that quite a bit of what you've posted is either overstated or unsubstantiated.
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Seems that based on all the anecdotal (though now correlating) information, pending us actually using a G3 ourselves:

Depending on the type of user:

Light = Yes
Medium = Yes
Heavy = No
To be honest, I usually give my phones a caning. I stream spotify on my commute (half an hour ish) then play games at lunch (hour) spotify on the way home again and then stream Netflix in the evening, play games after that. I also have all my emails syncing and check g+ and fbook through the day. This is my first proper night with the phone but tomorrow I'll give it the good going and let you know how it holds up.
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Of all the smartphones out today, I'd say YES. I would recommend M8 but the G3 has better specs. M8 has great material but the design of G3 is just as good as the M8 and I just realized lately the benefit of plastic build over a metal one.
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To be honest, I usually give my phones a caning. I stream spotify on my commute (half an hour ish) then play games at lunch (hour) spotify on the way home again and then stream Netflix in the evening, play games after that. I also have all my emails syncing and check g+ and fbook through the day. This is my first proper night with the phone but tomorrow I'll give it the good going and let you know how it holds up.
After 12 hours usage I'm now down to 15% battery. That's consisted of 4hours screen on time, 1hour30 of spotify streaming (screen off), 30mins dead trigger 2 game, 10 mins other games, 10 mins youtube, 20 mins chrome,downloaded Facebook PayPal and ea golf (bout gb game with add files) . had push emails all day and been on fbook and g+. Unfortunately not managed Netflix out of it. Taken around 20 photos and a 10 second video. (Think that's all I can think of)
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After 12 hours usage I'm now down to 15% battery. That's consisted of 4hours screen on time, 1hour30 of spotify streaming (screen off), 30mins dead trigger 2 game, 10 mins other games, 10 mins youtube, 20 mins chrome,downloaded Facebook PayPal and ea golf (bout gb game with add files) . had push emails all day and been on fbook and g+. Unfortunately not managed Netflix out of it. Taken around 20 photos and a 10 second video. (Think that's all I can think of)
The 4hrs screen-on time is way above normal for my personal usage on work days,so,this is acceptable for me.


Of course,more is better & expect your battery life to actually improve once you get everything set-up & running.
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I've had mine for 4 days so far and I am blown away! I've just been watching some UHD 4K video - stunning. I think its a great phone, the best at the moment, and it took a lot to tear me away from Samsung but LG have done it with this. Very highly recommended!
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The Anandtech review confirms some concerns and the view the G3 is a better fit for light to medium users. Also the Qhd display results in throttling, dimness and over sharpness. Performance is impacted and they wish the device had a good 1080p display instead.

All reviews that follow similar review procedures are unanimous rather than the more generic reviews. It will be interesting to see if current users have the same favorable views in a few weeks. Light to medium users probably still will.
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The Anandtech review confirms some concerns and the view the G3 is a better fit for light to medium users. Also the Qhd display results in throttling, dimness and over sharpness. Performance is impacted and they wish the device had a good 1080p display instead.

All reviews that follow similar review procedures are unanimous. It will be interesting to see if current users have the same favorable views in a few weeks. Light to medium users probably still will.
As soon as mine comes in,if you wanted me to try/test anything regarding battery life/performance/etc....,I'd be more than happy to accommodate as much as possible.

While the consensus is that the G3 took a hit on battery life vs the G2,it'll more than likely suit my needs (as what I consider myself a middle-of-the-road user) & should make it through a typical day.
If not,I'll get an extended battery,or,utilize wireless charging while @ work.
Either solution to this potential battery issue isn't a burden for myself,as I always disarm myself of phones & two-way radios as soon as I hit the office.

On my days off/away from home,an extended battery will do the trick.
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Most should like the device, so people like me are a minority anyway. I do not like the throttle and display issues. Turning the throttling off for display or chipset will probably accelerate battery drain to ludicrous speed. Darth Helmet would approve
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The Anandtech review confirms some concerns and the view the G3 is a better fit for light to medium users. Also the Qhd display results in throttling, dimness and over sharpness. Performance is impacted and they wish the device had a good 1080p display instead.

All reviews that follow similar review procedures are unanimous rather than the more generic reviews. It will be interesting to see if current users have the same favorable views in a few weeks. Light to medium users probably still will.
i ve put this on another thread, but i dunt mind repeating myself... is throttling the same as lag and skipping... just moving the app drawer left t oright is jumpy??. surely this cant be right??
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i ve put this on another thread, but i dunt mind repeating myself... is throttling the same as lag and skipping... just moving the app drawer left t oright is jumpy??. surely this cant be right??
It causes slow downs. Yes. It's like the phone turns on power saving to reduce heat generation which limits performance. If you play a lot of games on your phone, or do a lot of photo/video editing or recording, it can be a big issue.

I think the throttling has affected many phones in the past and has been underrated in its effect on performance especially when it happens during intensive tasks. People will blame the skin or bloat ware when actually it's cause the phone forced it's performance down for the aforementioned reasons.

This is a downside of overspending devices when battery tech is moving at such a slow pace and you're trying to make thinner and smaller devices that cannot accommodate generation-sized jumps in battery capacity.

This also happens in PCs. See the recent comparisons between the MacBook Air and the new cheap iMac to see the effect of throttling.
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Most should like the device, so people like me are a minority anyway. I do not like the throttle and display issues. Turning the throttling off for display or chipset will probably accelerate battery drain to ludicrous speed. Darth Helmet would approve
Will be interesting to see. I plan on turning it off and testing it out. Obviously with a temp monitoring tool to stay safe. But I think a lot of companies set the throttle limits in devices way too low.
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The Anandtech review confirms some concerns and the view the G3 is a better fit for light to medium users. Also the Qhd display results in throttling, dimness and over sharpness. Performance is impacted and they wish the device had a good 1080p display instead.

All reviews that follow similar review procedures are unanimous rather than the more generic reviews. It will be interesting to see if current users have the same favorable views in a few weeks. Light to medium users probably still will.
This is turning me off from this phone. The display seems to be its Achilles heal. I was so gung ho, but now I may wait a bit and see how the domestics are and even see what comes by September. Now I wish they had opted for a normal display. This ones seems to cause more problems than its worth and apparently doesn't even look as good as the G2 screen. Really disappointing.
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This is turning me off from this phone. The display seems to be its Achilles heal. I was so gung ho, but now I may wait a bit and see how the domestics are and even see what comes by September. Now I wish they had opted for a normal display. This ones seems to cause more problems than its worth and apparently doesn't even look as good as the G2 screen. Really disappointing.
I got my G3 yesterday, so it's too early to say too much about it, apart from the fact that, so far, I'm incredibly pleased with it.

Like you, I'd read the reviews and was concerned that the display would spoil the party, but the shop where I purchased the phone let me play with the G3 and a Samsung S5 side-by-side. I set both displays to maximum brightness and found that the G3 appeared as bright as the S5. Screen reflectivity on both phones seemed remarkably similar too. The final check I made was to browse some websites and I noticed that whites seemed far more neutral on the G3 compared to the S5, which looked as if it had a tint.

I think most early reviews of the G3 were done with Korean models and, according to PhoneArena, European (and, presumably, US) models have markedly improved displays... from their updated review:
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UPDATE (Jun 25, 2014): This review was originally based on our experience with the Korean version of the LG G3. After testing the International (European) version of the phone, we've found differences in a few areas, including display quality and brightness, indoor camera quality, and call quality. The battery section has also been edited, due to a technical mistake in the original result. We've updated the text of the review accordingly.

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This is great to hear! I've been so excited about this phone. The negative views on the display were getting me down, but now hearing about the European models being of different quality, well, that's different.

Besides, wouldn't there be a difference in quality anyway between the models that have 2 and 3 gigs of RAM? Performance hits can be understandable in a 2 gig model vs a 3 gig one, yes? Computers are like that, so why not phones?
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I hope so. We need to start a thread for USA G3's as user reviews as they come in along with any revised as above. Then we will get to the heart of the matter pretty quickly.
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I hope so. We need to start a thread for USA G3's as user reviews as they come in along with any revised as above. Then we will get to the heart of the matter pretty quickly.

That'll happen. Friday is when the fun starts for the US; AT&T gets theirs then, from what I hear. You can pre-order it starting today, and it arrives in stores Friday.
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After 12 hours usage I'm now down to 15% battery. That's consisted of 4hours screen on time, 1hour30 of spotify streaming (screen off), 30mins dead trigger 2 game, 10 mins other games, 10 mins youtube, 20 mins chrome,downloaded Facebook PayPal and ea golf (bout gb game with add files) . had push emails all day and been on fbook and g+. Unfortunately not managed Netflix out of it. Taken around 20 photos and a 10 second video. (Think that's all I can think of)




I could have played some games and still ended up with better screen on time off my battery.

All that work with throttling the hardware and it still can't last longer than a soon to be last gen phone?
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I could have played some games and still ended up with better screen on time off my battery.

All that work with throttling the hardware and it still can't last longer than a soon to be last gen phone?


Go get an iPhone 5s. Then we'll talk about lousy battery. Please. I'd have killed to have eight hours when I (briefly) had a 5s. I was lucky to get five with even medium use.
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Yep, there is a reason for the big aftermarket for battery packs in iPhone world . That small form factor only has so much room for a battery.
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I had a feeling I wouldn't be keeping the iPhone long, so no Mophie Juice Pack for me! Was just curious if iPhones had changed much since I got one two years ago. I can honestly say they haven't, except for Siri. My last iPhone was a 4. No Siri back then!
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I could have played some games and still ended up with better screen on time off my battery.

All that work with throttling the hardware and it still can't last longer than a soon to be last gen phone?
You've had 4 hours screen on time, but looking at it you've not actually done anything on your phone else you'd have them listed in the battery usage. If I let my phone just sit there it'd last that long. You've not even said how bright your screen settings were or if you've had WiFi on all day etc.
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You've had 4 hours screen on time, but looking at it you've not actually done anything on your phone else you'd have them listed in the battery usage. If I let my phone just sit there it'd last that long. You've not even said how bright your screen settings were or if you've had WiFi on all day etc.
Or if you turn off auto syncs, notifications on facebook, G+, your mileage will probably get to that level. Those are known to be battery eating apps.
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Or if you turn off auto syncs, notifications on facebook, G+, your mileage will probably get to that level. Those are known to be battery eating apps.
I'm aware of all these tips and tricks, but as in one if my original posts, I was giving the phone a caning. Seeing how much I could get out of it with what I'd describe as 'heavy usage'. Not much help telling people who haven't got the phone it'll last 10 hours no problem if it's barely being used.
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The battery life on this phone is par for the course. Battery technology just hasn't made the next leap in evolution yet, on any phone. Some may be able to squeak out an extra hour than others. But it's all basically the same. I'm coming from the Note 3 and the G3 seems to be getting slightly better battery life in my short time with it. In my daily routine, I'm always with arms reach of a charger anyway, and I believe most people are. It's just a way of life until battery technology takes the next step. Nobody should let it stop them from getting this awesome device. Just my opinion.
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Looking forward to heavy use abusing the G3 like I have the S4 and Note 3

The S4 gets much hotter than the Note 3, so will see how the G3 performs with heavy game, Web and emulator use.

S4 can be a battery draining vampire, but the Note 3 in spite of the bigger display is much better. Note 3 is a little too big IMO as a phone though.

I agree anecdotally with the lamenting from Anandtech that the G3 would have been the best combination of components with 1080p, but need to test to verify if Qhd is too much.
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I had the 5S before my Note 3. The battery was okay but nothing impressive. 8 hours of battery life was trivial. I can't get 8 hours screen on time on this so I know neither a 5S nor a G3 is going to pull that off.

What is your point, though?
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You've had 4 hours screen on time, but looking at it you've not actually done anything on your phone else you'd have them listed in the battery usage. If I let my phone just sit there it'd last that long. You've not even said how bright your screen settings were or if you've had WiFi on all day etc.
I was in flip board for most of it. That's why screen doesn't clock high. A ton of the power used cones from the flip board app downloading data, which uses the LTE and WiFi radio. The data radios will almost always outpace the screen in power consumption under heavy use.

Brightness is useless to mention cause i use auto brightness.

I go between WiFi at home and LTE in the city. At home my phone bounces between 1x, 3G, and LTE which would also harm battery life.


This phone just has much better power management and consumption than the G3.


Lastly for things like Android System if you click it you'll see that it includes a ton of services on the device, some that are used on a regular basis by many people all the time, like the keyboard and WatchOn services. Many of the services are grouped there and do not show up individually as their own entries.

I didn't just sit there with my screen on. That sounds dumb and I wouldn't waste my time doing that just to post a screen shot to a forum. I certainly wasn't watching video cause none of those apps even show up at the top. I was using the phone as I usually do, except I did a lot of flipboarding that day.

I have gotten consistently 6-7 hours screen on time with this phone. I have never even had to use my spare battery.

If you let your phone sit there it would be most standby time and screen would end up being some stupid like 60% of the power consumption on the device. Lower screen consumption with high screen on time is a clear indicator that the phone was being used and not just sitting there with the screen on and no timeout set.

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I was in flip board for most of it. That's why screen doesn't clock high. A ton of the power used cones from the flip board app downloading data, which uses the LTE and WiFi radio. The data radios will almost always outpace the screen in power consumption under heavy use.

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That is a point some of the reviews and why some of the battery life claims with some reviews and users vary so wildly. The display trumps all on this device as far as battery consumption (Anandtech and a few others points this out in their tests). Pulling signal in a weak area will add to it more, where data in a strong area- not so much.

This is why battery life comparisons with the G3 are even more subjective than previous devices. We are even seeing the subjectivity and variation in "professional" reviews and is why I suggest this device is a good litmus on what sites actually do "proper" battery life tests.
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I haven't managed to track down a spare battery supplier yet, so am wondering where you got yours?

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I still have and use my Note 3 as my primary device, but for people that have been wanting a big screen, but have been hesitant due to overall physical size, I would absolutely recommend the G3. I purchased one and while it's not my primary device, the overall form factor is what I had wanted out of the Note series, back when I bought the Note 2. By far, the G3 feels better in the hand than the Note 2 or my current Note 3 have ever felt. I've always said that the Note 3 is really the biggest overall size I could feel comfortable with (w/ exception to a folding phone/tablet...true phablet...if that truly comes out next year). The fact that LG fit a 5.5 inch screen in a much smaller overall device than the Note 2 (which has a 5.5 inch screen)....that is a big win, IMO.
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I still have and use my Note 3 as my primary device, but for people that have been wanting a big screen, but have been hesitant due to overall physical size, I would absolutely recommend the G3. I purchased one and while it's not my primary device, the overall form factor is what I had wanted out of the Note series, back when I bought the Note 2. By far, the G3 feels better in the hand than the Note 2 or my current Note 3 have ever felt. I've always said that the Note 3 is really the biggest overall size I could feel comfortable with (w/ exception to a folding phone/tablet...true phablet...if that truly comes out next year). The fact that LG fit a 5.5 inch screen in a much smaller overall device than the Note 2 (which has a 5.5 inch screen)....that is a big win, IMO.
I went to the Sprint store today and looked at the G3. My wife and I were very impressed. I am still going to wait for the Note 4. Are you planning on getting the Note 4 Drex? I must say LG has really come a long way.
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I went to the Sprint store today and looked at the G3. My wife and I were very impressed. I am still going to wait for the Note 4. Are you planning on getting the Note 4 Drex? I must say LG has really come a long way.
I'm in wait and see mode. With the talk about folding phones being part of 2015 production, I might hang onto the Note 3 till then. If LG were to take the G3 and create a folding phone to compete with Samsung, it might just be enough to pull me away from the Note series. Unless there is a "must-have" element in the Note 4 (e.g. 64 or 128gb internal), it would be pretty hard to pull me into upgrading until next year. Great thing about the Note 3 is, it's holding up like a champ, so only other factor would be T-mobile and Sprint radios incorporated into the phones, which I doubt would happen until the merger is approved.
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I'm in wait and see mode. With the talk about folding phones being part of 2015 production, I might hang onto the Note 3 till then. If LG were to take the G3 and create a folding phone to compete with Samsung, it might just be enough to pull me away from the Note series. Unless there is a "must-have" element in the Note 4 (e.g. 64 or 128gb internal), it would be pretty hard to pull me into upgrading until next year. Great thing about the Note 3 is, it's holding up like a champ, so only other factor would be T-mobile and Sprint radios incorporated into the phones, which I doubt would happen until the merger is approved.
The only thing that held me back from getting the Note 3 was its lack of Spark. I almost went with the G2, but it did not have an SD card slot or removable battery. The G3 has all of that, and Spark. I want to hold out another year but my GS3 is too old. If the merger happens, it might be a while before we see phones that will work on both networks. Once the announcement is made for the Note 4, I will know for sure which to get.
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