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Old June 27th, 2014, 05:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got mine on the way home last night from CPW. Sim free 480.
So far I love it. Build quality is amazing.
My big concern was the reports of it being dim but it is very bright, i have no idea where the reviewers got that impression.(maybe the pastle colour pallet)
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Good for you.

We still don't even exactly know when G3 will go for sale here, in the colonies
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how good is the speaker, once you've recorded a video- some people say its sounds deflated.
any truth in this.

o yeh do you need a micro sim card for it?
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The speaker is adequate but not amazing . it goes reasonably loud but is a bit tinny.Good enough for watching a bit of you tube etc but I wouldn't use it for music.
The sound sounds ok on video playback(recorded on the device) but again not particularly amazing.
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A topic that comes up for discussion on a frequent basis:

Screen on-time & browser use/video/gaming effect on battery life.

The general consensus on everything else seems to be positive,but,a lot of varying reports on performance in regards to battery life as mentioned above.

If you would,at you convenience,provide some feedback on your experiences with such.

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Hi, Please also feedback on problem apps.... Especially the likes of sky go, BBC iplayer, netflix..... Do they all install and work ok? Many thanks
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I am disappointed with battery life so far. Today I have so far has the phone on for 11 hours and I am down to 43%. Only 1hr 37mins of on screen time (set at 90% brightness all day).
All I have use the phone for today is about 20mins headphones music and the rest has been browsing and Twitter. My G2 would still be at about 65% at this stage of the day.
Its not awful but disappointing.
My only real gripe so far is the overheating which turns the brightness down after about 5mins use. (Hence why I now leave it set at 90%)
Otherwise this is an excellent phone.
In the right conditions the camera is awesome and satisfactory in not so good conditions.
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Hi, Please also feedback on problem apps.... Especially the likes of sky go, BBC iplayer, netflix..... Do they all install and work ok? Many thanks
I have had no problems with iPlayer or Netflix,both work perfectly. Not used skygo yet but will check it out.
In fact no problems with any apps as yet.
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I am disappointed with battery life so far. Today I have so far has the phone on for 11 hours and I am down to 43%. Only 1hr 37mins of on screen time (set at 90% brightness all day).

All I have use the phone for today is about 20mins headphones music and the rest has been browsing and Twitter. My G2 would still be at about 65% at this stage of the day.

Its not awful but disappointing.

My only real gripe so far is the overheating which turns the brightness down after about 5mins use. (Hence why I now leave it set at 90%)

Otherwise this is an excellent phone.

In the right conditions the camera is awesome and satisfactory in not so good conditions.

Thanks. Most people in these forums understand that this device could have been the king with a great 1080p display, but LG is targeting the masses. The majority of the masses will attract to the display spec and nothing else. Users with light to medium use should see good battery life, but your light use contradicts that assumption.

The ambient temperature impact is my concern and expect people that override the throttling to have some nasty surprises with heat, performance (ironically) and battery life.

Added: If 90% for brightness that is a high setting for the display and could drain your battery much quicker. Try 50% if you still want brightness, but better battery life.
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Thanks. Most people in these forums understand that this device could have been the king with a great 1080p display, but LG is targeting the masses. The majority of the masses will attract to the display spec and nothing else. Users with light to medium use should see good battery life, but your light use contradicts that assumption.

The ambient temperature impact is my concern and expect people that override the throttling to have some nasty surprises with heat, performance (ironically) and battery life.

Added: If 90% for brightness that is a high setting for the display and could drain your battery much quicker. Try 50% if you still want brightness, but better battery life.
If he wants 90% brightness he should keep it at that imo. I for one does not want to compromise on the screen brightness to get longer battery life. If I am content with 100% brightness my phone is going to be at 100% brightness, it's BS when ppl claim long battery life, but can hardly see there screen cause it's at 5% brightness and barely visible, just to get some extra time out of the battery.

Personally I'd rather have an power bank, if I now I'll empty the battery, than choose a lower than optimal brightness setting.
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Could have put it better myself - I like a bright screen. The G2 had a very bright screen and still lasted a full day with no problem.

I'm sure LG will send an update soon (I believe the Korean model has been given an update which has produced significant battery improvement)
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Due to the power needs of the Qhd and how LG manages the display not to overheat and drain the battery fast, this might not be the Droid brightness fans are looking for.

Added: Seriously, this device throttles brightness down due to heat and battery life. If you turn it off, more heat and less battery life. 90% brightness with this device can probably not ever have a good outcome if web browsing or graphic intense apps like games.

In a few weeks, the discussion threads about the display, throttling, brightness, battery life, heat, etc will be things of forum legend. We need more Spewy's!

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Had mine since Saturday. Lovely phone, battery life seems ok. Only issue I have come across is when I exit Google Chrome the display seems to take a few seconds to refresh. Anyone else experienced this? Oh and SkyGo doesn't work - no surprise there I am sure sky will fix this by Christmas, if we are lucky!
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Appreciate battery, display experience from real users. It feels like roller coaster just like from major blog reviewers.

I think LG got G2 right in terms of battery, display but kind of dropped ball on G3 slightly. It would be better with 805 chip. It seems G3 prime will hit Korea soon and I'm curious on the feedback from there compared regular G3.
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Picked up my G3 on the three network in the uk yesterday. The signal strength is awful! Typically 10dBm lower than my nexus 5 and I haven't seen it above 2 bars all day,even outside. I'm taking it back tomorrow for an exchange for this reason but has anyone else noticed this? I imagine not otherwise the reviews would've mentioned it.

Another concern I have is the phone is seriously laggy. It is slower in opening apps, the task switcher, it the app drawer than my nexus 5. I know the nexus is stock so has an advantage but I'm surprised just how bad the lg is. Have I just got a lemon or has anyone else noticed similar? Not sure whether to try and get a different replacement phone such as the m8 tomorrow or whether to go the g3 again. Quite disappointed
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Picked up my G3 on the three network in the uk yesterday. The signal strength is awful! Typically 10dBm lower than my nexus 5 and I haven't seen it above 2 bars all day,even outside. I'm taking it back tomorrow for an exchange for this reason but has anyone else noticed this? I imagine not otherwise the reviews would've mentioned it.

Another concern I have is the phone is seriously laggy. It is slower in opening apps, the task switcher, it the app drawer than my nexus 5. I know the nexus is stock so has an advantage but I'm surprised just how bad the lg is. Have I just got a lemon or has anyone else noticed similar? Not sure whether to try and get a different replacement phone such as the m8 tomorrow or whether to go the g3 again. Quite disappointed
If you were to post this over at XDA the G3 fans would excommunicate you from their club I hope your experience improves with the next one!
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spewy - what i meant to say, does the phone only take micro sim card, can it take a regular sim card
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spewy - what i meant to say, does the phone only take micro sim card, can it take a regular sim card

Does any phone use a regular SIM anymore?
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Picked mine up yesterday too from the carphone warehouse. Barely had 24 hours with it but I think I'm gonna like it. It doesn't feel huge and the screen size is great. I have also experienced the little lag when going back home, but not done a reboot yet so I'll give that a try.

Only thing I've noticed so far is when logging into cloud accounts through the gallery app, google drive isn't there which is where I've stored everything. Slightly annoying.
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Had mine since Saturday. Lovely phone, battery life seems ok. Only issue I have come across is when I exit Google Chrome the display seems to take a few seconds to refresh. Anyone else experienced this? Oh and SkyGo doesn't work - no surprise there I am sure sky will fix this by Christmas, if we are lucky!
I seem to have fixed the slow refresh issue by removing the pre-installed weather/time/smart card widget
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I got mine last Tuesday. So far, so good. I love the design, the sturdy build quality. The display is really good though not as bright as my S5. It has pretty good battery life and I think it will improve after my next recharge. The optimus UI takes some getting used to but it's not bad by any means. It can be a bit laggy sometimes but no big deal. Overall, it lives up to its hype.
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Yes, micro SIM only. (Although a lot of normal SIM cards can be cut down to size)
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I love this phone but am disappointed with the battery life. I seem to be charging it all the time and I had read that it would be much better then the iphone 4s.
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I love this phone but am disappointed with the battery life. I seem to be charging it all the time and I had read that it would be much better then the iphone 4s.
Define "all the time".
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At least once a day I hit red. The standard brightness is dull so have to crank the brightness up to be useable so it drains faster.
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At least once a day I hit red. The standard brightness is dull so have to crank the brightness up to be useable so it drains faster.
Define your usage.
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At least once a day I hit red. The standard brightness is dull so have to crank the brightness up to be useable so it drains faster.

I've had phones where I'd be happy if I charged JUST once a day.

I think some people are a little unrealistic with their expectations.
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My only real gripe so far is the overheating which turns the brightness down
I'd like to hear more about what conditions trigger overheating, and clarification about brightness. Does it only turn it down if one has it set to full 100% brightness?

How hot does it get, and for how long?

On average all my various phones are set to 75% brightness which works for me.

Finally a bit more info on battery life is greatly appreciated. I'm very serous about buying one from my AT&T store on Friday, their release day.

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