General Reasons why u chose the g3 over other flagship phones.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by streetkilln, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    Kudos I enjoyed your post.

    Reading your comparisons and preferences was the best part, especially since I always get good ideas from most of the great members in this forum.

    Not married to any brand, model of phone or carrier, it's variety I enjoy. Once my collection was from several platforms, but ever since the advent of Android I've increasingly migrated to a near Android only selection of Smartphones.

    More and more I find myself using and enjoying Google Now, it'd be nice if more phones implemented it with one swipe to the left home screen like my Nexus 5 does. The rumor I read about a possible 5.9" display on Nexus 6 is the most exciting rumor yet. My Note 3's 5.7" has me spoiled and I want a bit more.

    Oh well there's no perfect smartphone, nor would I want one, it'd take all the fun out of juggling phones, a skill I've spent years learning... :)


  2. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Even though I haven't chosen the G3 over my Note 3 that I already had, I will definitely participate on why I think it's currently the best offering available:

    - Size - 5.5 inch screen on physically smaller dimensions (this would include having the best screen to bezel ratio on the market)

    To me, this was my only "complaint" about first getting the Note 2 (2 years ago) and the Note 3 last year. While I've gotten used to the overall size (which really isn't that bad, once getting used to it), if they had made the Note 3 similar to the G3 (much smaller physical dimensions w/ 5.5 inch screen and s-pen integration), I'd have been much happier with the Note 3

    - 32gb Internal storage w/ microSD slot

    Regardless of Kitkat's limitations (similar to when ICS was released), when it comes to microSD card saving/moving of files, I still much prefer having an additional storage option. Apps are getting larger and larger in size, especially gaming and video apps, that once needed cache builds up on specific apps used, even the 32gb internal is stretching the limits for me. Being able to have videos I've created and/or downloaded, as well as a large music library and other work related files (that can be quite large)...microSD slot is a "must have" and 32gb internal has become a "must have" since I purchased my Note 3.

    - 3000mah battery

    This has become the minimum I'd accept for any phone. After having the Note 2 (which I believe was 3100mah), and now the Note 3 (3300mah), I quickly realized how much I wanted a minimum of 3000mah for any future phone. What Motorola did with the Razr Maxx, I wish other manufacturers would've followed their lead. The G2 accomplished it last year and would've been a contender for me, if I hadn't already gotten addicted to S-pen usage and integration.

    Overall, I think LG is moving in the right direction. My mother loved the phone that much, that I just moved it over to her line. Ideally, I'm waiting to see what LG and Samsung come up with, when it comes to folding phones. I'm hoping that Samsung keeps their word of having it in the market next year. That's really what I'm looking forward to, especially if it's the Note 5 (or even an "new" line w/ s-pen integration). But, if I were never had experienced the S-pen on a daily basis, I think the G3 would be my phone upgrade of choice right now. Luckily, it's still in the family, so I get to use it every now and then.
  3. akhi216

    akhi216 Lurker

    1. The screen.
    2. I was waiting on the next Motorola flagship and it didn't release fast enough.
    3. The HTC One 8 looks too cartoony for me.
    4. The Samsung Galaxy S5 felt cheap.
  4. SpyderBite

    SpyderBite Well-Known Member

    I wanted a 5.5" iPod.touch, but since it isn't on the horizon for Apple I went ahead and ordered a G3 in my second line. :)
  5. streetkilln

    streetkilln Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I hate how people say oh well the phone wont run good because it uses 801 and has a qhd display tbh the device runs fine as it should the qhd display isnt a big hit on the processor. it runs just fine battery life is fine.
    Lg wouldn't ship the phone with a 801 if they think it couldn't get the job done and they knew a 805 would be coming plus it be idiotic for them to release another g3 with an improved processor across the nation.
    Also on a side note every phone gets outdated in a year so enjoy what u have.
  6. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Android Expert

    I do agree with you.

    There is nothing future-proof.

    Future is not what it used to be.

    I also hate when ppl go to the LG forums to promote Samsung phones.:smokingsomb:
  7. phillyundead

    phillyundead Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't be promoting Samsung if LG would finally make an all around good flagship. The battery life on the G3 is trouble and so is the knock on crap.
  8. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    That made me chuckle. Knock on and knock codes have to be better than the fingerprint scanner. I think Samsung put the heart rate monitor on the back of the S5 to measure the rise in the frustration due to that useless feature not working LOL!

    I'm not one for manufacturer vs manufacturer wars but no one crams more completely useless features in a phone than Samsung. Well...maybe Amazon LOL :)
  9. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie

    Wife has the SG5, I have the G3.

    Battery? I was initially concerned too BUT so far I've found the G3 and SG5 (and my old N2) to be about equivalent (Thx UB!). As for the knock codes being crap? I guess I like crap...a lot! The fingerprint reader on the SG5 OTH was retired after ~5min trial. That, I view as crap. Both phones (Sprint) came with tons of crapware BUT most could be uninstalled on the G3, none on the SG5 without root. I like my wife's SG5, it's a solid performer but if I or she had to choose right now? It would be the G3. It feels more modern, more so than it's ~2 month newer release would indicate. I'd add that I'd take the M8 over the SG5 too if it only had a removable battery.
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  10. Damar1979

    Damar1979 Android Enthusiast

    This would be a realistic quote if you only consider the fact that The S5 and the M8 are the only phones on the market with a dumb down basic use feature that makes the battery last for days. Otherwise the battery on the G3 is actually pretty damn good considering what it needs to power. It easily lasts all day unless you are playing graphic intensive games nonstop and browsing Netflix.
  11. 91Firebirder

    91Firebirder Well-Known Member

    Have you used the G3 for more than an in store demo?! My battery on my G3 lasts soooo much longer than my S3. I can easily go all day without charging my phone. Matter of fact, I got the phone on launch day and have never gotten below ~40%... never. I like the knock, personally. It's not necessary but I find it easier to just tap the screen then find the power button.

    Back to the OP, I looked at the G3, M8, and S5. I've owned an HTC, and a Samsung, and didn't plan on any other manufacturer, but LG just won.

    The M8 metal didn't matter to me as I put all my phones in cases. I liked the front facing speakers, but figured that was only really relevant when streaming video's. netflix, etc, and since I was losing unlimited data, I didn't need the temptation. I did like that fact that had scaled down the skin and it looked pretty nice.

    The S5 was nice, good size, familiar, and I did like that it was waterproof. But, I felt Samsung was going too far with TouchWiz and I didn't like that. Also, it honestly didn't feel like that much of an upgrade from the S3. Yea, better processor, but nothing else.

    G3, like the screen, felt like it would stay "the best" phone longer than the other two, and it really felt like an upgrade, nice design, and it seems like the UI is minimalist (much like the M8), For me, the overall 5.7'' is a little bigger than I prefer (don't get me wrong, I like it, just doesn't fit in pockets as well as the others). Was concerned about the battery, based on reviews, but, like I said, so far it far exceeded my expectations.

    So far, happy with my decision. I know this phone won't stay on top for like, but nothing ever will. Chasing the perfect phone will never be accomplished and always having THE BEST is too expensive and just plain annoying.
  12. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Android Expert

    and did you do side-by-side comparisons?

    You don't even own G3, lol. You are here to promote Gnusmas, nothing more.

    To the ppl interested, try Jishnu's mod.

    Makes a lot of difference for both photo and video.
  13. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Me too! One feature I really wish my Note 3 had. Every time I pick up the g3, I get a little bit of phone envy. knock on and off is amazing crap? I would love crap all the time, if it worked like that.
  14. Caesars

    Caesars Well-Known Member

    Big screen with average frame....o and the 2k res video demo lol.
  15. admob

    admob Well-Known Member

    Cos I was bored with HTC and Sammy, I thought I'd give LG a go and boy was it a good call..I've had to use dodol. Launcher to get 'rid of the slight skip in the app drawer but heck it was worth it.. Buttery smooth, great screen And takes great pics.. What note do u want..
    I read folks on other forums who have had every iPhone? On launch day, all 8 of them.. B O R I N G!.. I had the ONE M7, as lovely as the M8 is, I wanted something New..
  16. admob

    admob Well-Known Member

    Are you on drugs my man.. The knock on code is awesome... I keep forgetting my nexus 7 ain't got it.. And it's a.bind to.locate the power button lol
  17. streetkilln

    streetkilln Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

  18. robdam1001

    robdam1001 Well-Known Member

  19. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Android Expert

  20. thunder18

    thunder18 Well-Known Member

    Indeed, they have reviewed the G3 cat 6 with the Snapdragon 805 and the benchmarks are barely above the 801 G3.

    Just logically speaking, if the benchmarks are barely above the normal G3 and are in fact still below the GS5, then I'm loathe to believe we'd see much improvement at all if any. It's almost as if they made very minimal changes to the Adreno 420 vs. the 330. Maybe just a higher clock speed or something? Definitely makes me feel better for jumping on the G3 bandwagon early.
  21. robdam1001

    robdam1001 Well-Known Member

    Then how on earth would you claim that the g3 has the best camera on the market? Maybe it has the best camera on the market that you've personally tried?

  22. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    Need actual Qhd content to compare them :)

    Either case, the key resource issue is the Qhd, so is what it is. Battery life from chip to chip is about 10% in favor of the 805, but that does not account for actual weight in a device. 10% probably means 3% battery life improvement. Added: The official battery improvement per Qualcomm is 20% for the 805, but that is under lab conditions.

    Unless a heavy user, you probably would notice zero difference, since the 801 is not the biggest resource and is fine with content, since almost all is 1080p or less (average is 720p).
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  23. streetkilln

    streetkilln Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    We all know samsung cheats at benchmarks. Plus benchmarks dont really mean much.
  24. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Android Expert

    Freaking A.

    I don't own a bunch of phones.

    Yes, it is the best I've tried.

    I am sure you tested them all, lol.

    At this point my ignore list will have some nice addition :D
  25. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    Friends don't let friends believe anything from an AnTuTu benchmark.

    That thing went to seed years ago.

    Srsly - stick a phone in a creme pie, throw it against the wall, count the dots splattered on the wall, publish as your benchmark, and claim you have a better benchmark than AnTuTu - because - you will.

    With AnTuTu, you don't have any creme pie leftover.

    And your numbers will be as meaningless as AnTuTu except - creme pie.

    Coconut and banana creme benchmarking available for carrier variants.
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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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