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  1. u-mad

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    The updated G3s are being launched next month I believe if rumours are correct.
     
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    This correlates with Anandtech and my original brilliant-in-my-own-mind-only prognostication:

    1. The 805 makes a bigger difference with GPU leveraged tasks that use higher than 1080p.
    2. The G3 display is the key power hog, so the same micron process 805 makes no battery difference.
    3. The S5 actually gets a battery improvement since same battery life as the 1080p version, but Qhd. This is due to the newer more power efficient display tech- designed for Qhd.

    Vindicated! :) :beer:

    Still for light to medium users and people that upgraded from two year old devices the G3 801 is not much different than the 805. Added: That is unless you prefer Qhd content, since the 805 is designed for it and the 801 was not.

    My guess is we will see the G3 805 version in the US this fall, but the Note 4 will have better battery life due to the newer display tech. At least 1.5 hours and probably 2. Just like the Note 3.
     
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    While I don't regret my purchase at all, and I don't think the 805 would change my life at all, I AM excited to see what next year's flagships will be like. We may be a BIT early on QHD this year, but it should be figured out by next year with even greater battery life. Maybe more widespread waterproofing. I can't imagine me NOT buying one off contract, just because I'm that impulsive.
     
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    Just wanted to update here (updated in battery thread):

    My battery issues disappeared when I came home. Now, it is the best battery life I've ever had.
     
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    100% agree. With the more battery efficient screen, S805 and 4gb of RAM, unless Samsung completely mess up it the Note 4 should blow the G3 away in terms if performance. Looks wise I think the G3 wins,if the leaks are correct.
     
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    That's good to hear :)

    I've continued to be impressed with performance and battery life. Since doing my original testing with the device the battery never gets close to empty on a normal day. I'm so used to throwing my phone on the charger in the car and when I get home that I have to remind myself it's not necessary. Old habits LOL! When I'm in my car driving for Lyft, I have GPS going constantly, streaming music, multiple apps open...and it just hums along and switches back and forth with ease. It is just an all around good performer and the 5.5" screen is fantastic when I'm sitting around and want to watch some videos. Usually I become less enamored with a device after having it for a month or so. I'm actually more and more impressed with this one as time has gone on.

    Still am a tad envious of the M8's build quality though. The G3 is good as far as a plastic phone goes but the all metal build of the M8 still feels superior. That is the only compromise I personally had to make and it's not a major one for me (especially since I use a case).
     
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    Just to show the point of competition being great for us consumers, if Softbank were to bring the Sharp Aquos Crystal X over to Sprint, I'd have to take a serious look at it.

    Gorgeous, "frame-less" Sharp Aquos Crystal smartphone coming to Sprint tomorrow?

    5.5 inches (139mm) height, 2.9 inches (73mm) width, and 0.43 inches (11mm) thickness

    For the people that were hoping for closer to the G2 dimensions, the Crystal X is pretty darn close, except it matches the G3's screen size. Too bad it's supposedly Japan only, but I would seriously consider losing my love the S-Pen, if they released this phone in the US, on Sprint!
     
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    Good thread!!
    Lots of good info here guys, thanks!!:D

    I am also debating between the 2:) Soon too!

    Although, I am quite interested in the rooting aspect of it also, so that's one of my deciding factors. (not to mention development for it in the future) So, I'm reading through the root forum for it:p

    Liking the bigger screen of the G3 than the M8.
    Liking the bigger, removable battery of the G3.
    Liking the better (?) camera on the G3...don't use it much so it's not a deal breaker.


    There are mentions of lag for the G3....hmmmm, could that be rectified with root and tweaking? :hmmmm:


    I've never owned an LG phone..... just an HTC (Evo4g) and my current Samsung S3.
    Seems like the M8's screen is only slightly larger than my S3, so again, screen size for the G3 is a plus:)


    Decisions, decisions :D
     
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    Come on man, u r sold on G3 already! :D

    Root for Verizon version is there and it is quite easy.

    Unfortunately Verizon version bootloader is locked, so not much can be done at the moment except root.

    I am quite sure that no lag at all will be there if you get something like Root App delete and clean up your G3, although I cannot guarantee it.

    I am lucky, I am with T-Mo, and T-Mo version comes with the unlocked bootloader.

    There are several custom ROMs already, and I am ruunning one of them, ZoneRom.

    I've got several extra batteries which are at least equal to stock, for around $6+ each. So battery life is not issue at all for me. Not that I don't get a great battery life already, see my posts in the corresponding thread.
     
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    A few thoughts to share. I bought the M8 largely to see why it was getting so much attention. Oh sure it's well made, but not spectacular. I can see where those who are enamored by it's metal housing would like it, but frankly the other flagship Androids I have are also quite nice.

    My Nexus 5 is sleek and understated which is more my style, and the absence of branding and no physical home button the front, I find it especially appealing.

    Then there's my LG G3, a real winner in my book. Having the same layout of on screen buttons as my Nexus 5 it too is very fast when multitasking which I do a tremendous amount of. The 5.5" display in such a compact phone is another huge advantage for my use.

    I prefer the pure Android 4.4.4 featured on my Nexus 5 & 7 models. If not for that the G3 would be at the top of list.

    Finally, I'm super eager to get my hands on a 6.0" Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, trial and error has taught me a 6" display in a phone size of the Vibe is ideal for me. If it's everything it appears to be I'll be thrilled and less hesitant to migrate away from the pure Nexus models.
     
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    tell u what.

    I had i6000, chinese phablet, 6.5", very nice.

    Had it had LTE+NFC, I would keep it.

    unfortunately it had none.

    Yeah, size matters. 6.5" is even better than 6". Replaces the tablet for sure.
    yet I would like to have all the features available.
     
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    Again, I would pick the G3 over the M8 due to the replaceable battery, MUCH better navigation bar hiding for UI/apps and the better camera.

    Also, though I find the display better quality on the M8, the huge bezel and weak inferior navigation bar management (to the G3) makes the display even smaller. I will take the weaker contrast of the G3 over that. You get used to the contrast issue after a few minutes, but NOT the smaller display.

    Overall the M8 has a much smaller display but similar size device.
     
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    Yes I must say one objective is to stop using a mid size (7-8") tablet. While I frequently use my Nexus 7 tablet and find it very nice, it's just one more device to carry. The nature of my workflow demands I carry a laptop everywhere 24/7, therefore I've got my travel bag very well sorted after years of experience. The ongoing objective being to keep it as light as possible and even though I choose to carry 2 to 4 phones, eliminated my tablet would be optimum.

    I was doing just fine with my mind set on a 6" display.... But No! You had to bring up 6.5" LOL

    So guess what I'll be thinking about today...:D
     
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    IMO, you are both looking at this a little short sided right now. Just deal with what's available for right now, and just wait until 2015, when we'll potentially be looking at the folding phone/tablet options available. I can only see Samsung and LG releasing products, since they've been working on their flexible LCD's for quite some time already, but they are supposedly right around the corner.

    For me, personally, that's what I'm waiting on. I've loved having a 8 inch tablet and the Note 3, but the first folding device that comes out that'll replace both admirably, that'll be my next "phone."
     
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    I loved my new shiny G3 so much..

    But no, you have to bring those foldable phone/tablet devices from 2015..

    Shame on you. :D
     
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    Not going to happen. Samsung...creator of 74 different phone/tablets per year...wants to sell you one device for all of your needs? Yeah, I wouldn't bet on that one LOL! Innovation isn't as cool as profits are! :D
     
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    Still love the Note 3 and G3,but there is still lots of time to enjoy them until the folding devices are released.
     
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    So my G3 came today and first impressions: it's AWESOME! It feels amazing in the hands, like a premium flagship phone should. Right now I'm just obsessed with it and can't put it down. There are so many little things that are just wowing me and are making me think how the heck did I ever live without this??

    Few things I have noticed are that my phone did warm up (probably because it's plugged in for charging and screen has been on for an hour straight) and wouldn't let me put the brightness to 100%, which by the way was not needed at all. The screen is bright enough for me at 50% and I just wanted to see what 100% would look like, not a big issue.

    There is some lag and choppiness but it's very minor and doesn't bother me. It felt like it got much better once I hid the useless AT&T apps but not sure how valid that is. I will try novalauncher later tonight and see if it makes a difference.

    So far it looks like I made the right choice! Thank you to everyone that contributed to this thread :). I ddin't get to reply to everyone but I read every post! You guys are awesome.

    In a few days I'll also post more about how I'm liking the phone and how my battery is :).
     
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    I noticed I had too many things running in the background while charging when mine was burning up. I'm more aware now.
    Congrats on the pick up! I've been learning something new every day.
     
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    Well doodz, I ordered the G3 over the M8 :D
    Yeah, for Verizon the bootloader is locked, so root is about as far as I can go. (no custom recovery.....yet) **crossing fingers**

    So after I get it, root it, and set it all up, Ima gonna haunt you guys in this forum :ahhhhh:

    Again, thanks for all the input :thumbup: and thanks for this thread u-mad;)

    Edit: I'll get out of your thread ;)
     
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    You two:

    Great decision, congrats and welcome to the G3 family here!
     
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    If Gnusmas won't do it, someone else will, obviously..
     
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    Well, if sales are on the decline (like they exprienced with the S5), then something will have to change.
     
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    I think we just like to sample the new hardware as much as anything else,along w/the mfgs different perspective on what features to bring to the table & how they're implemented.

    I know this isn't bleeding edge,but it is different & has a screen size (5.9") that pushes the upper limit of the "phablet" category:

    http://global.oppo.com/en/products/n1/
    N1 White - OppoStyle

    I've sold all my phones except the M8 & have this one on the way,should arrive by this time next week.
     

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The LG G3 was the 2014 flagship device for LG, and was one of the first smartphones on the market with a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 display. It featured a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB or 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and a 13MP.
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