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Worth buying the G3 coming from Nexus 5?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jamjr74, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. jamjr74

    jamjr74 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Opinions? G3 looks sweet just not sure if it's worth the purchase when I have a Nexus 5. Also not sure if the physical size will bug me.

  2. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    I thought the size would bother me, and honestly it doesn't... not yet anyway.

    I don't really know if it is worth it coming from a nexus 5. just go to a local store and play with one.
  3. jamjr74

    jamjr74 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I have played with the g3 a few times and really like it however the size is the one thing holding me back. Might just stick with my Nexus I guess!
  4. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    this thing is massive i must say, but once i got over the size of it I am pleased with how this thing performs.

    thought it is still new so usually you have to wait a month or two before you really start seeing how aggravating a large phone can be.
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  5. Rockinfigs

    Rockinfigs Android Enthusiast

    No don't do it.. I like the screen size n battery but it lags big time compared to the n5. The UI is laggy, and a big thing for me is some popular apps are not compatible with g3..like amazon, espn sports center, citibank mobile and many more
  6. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    the difference in the laggy ui(which i do not see) is the fact that the nexus 5 is a nexus, depending on your carrier it is almost pure android.

    the G3 has the LG UI attached to it. So yes it will be a bit laggy or buggy(I have not experienced any lag yet)

    what app from amazon doesn't work? i have been using them.

    and what about the other 2 apps that do not work?

    you said many more as well, what is that? it is the same platform of other android devices. most new devices are not compatible with older apps and the developer has to upgrade their app to work for newer devices.

    can you elaborate more on your issue?
  7. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    The Qhd drawn UI is easy to fix by using Nova. The G3 IMO is a better overall device than the N5, but the sd card slot and battery are a big part of that opinion.
  8. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    my wife said the battery isn't that great but other than that she loves the phone.
    my phone is about 40is% after taking it off the charger at 730 am and putting it back on at 1030pm with moderate use. (text messaging, youtube and that stinking game she got me addicted to farm heroes)
  9. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    I was going to stay on topic here...but did you say "Farm Heroes"? LOL J/K!

    As for whether or not you should upgrade...that's a personal choice that really only you can answer. For me, the G3 is hands down the best phone I could have. If I were not on Verizon...I would probably have bought the N5 when it launched....and the N4 before that! I am a fan of stock android. Would I switch from the N5 to the G3? I don't know...maybe. My droid DNA was still holding up pretty well. Running stock, M8 based ROM, or ASOP based ROM it was still capable.

    I wanted the G2 but wasn't the right time for me to use my upgrade so I held off and thought I would wait for the 2014 wave of phones before I decided on what I wanted. The G3 is really a zero compromise phone for me personally. It has everything I want and the UI really is quite good. I would put it above Touchwiz and Sense. It's not above stock android cause I enjoy stock. Android L looks slick...and you would have that on a N5 but not on the G3 (unless you rooted it obviously).

    Why do you want to upgrade? Impulse? Or are there features of the G3 that you are missing in the N5 like micro SD storage, or bigger screen, or bigger battery?
  10. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    Not being "compatible" simply means the app devs are not doing their jobs :D

    Most of the apps that don't show up ARE compatible with the phone but won't display in the play store because they haven't listed the LG's screen resolution as being supported.

    For example: I cannot download sportscenter from the play store on my G3...it's simply not shown. So I ganked it from the internet, installed it...and it works just fine. ESPN is to blame for this...not LG and these little things will be ironed out soon I'm sure. it's only the second phone with this screen resolution and it still uses the same aspect ratio so all apps should work. Sure...it's a pain in the ass but not recommending a phone for the next two years because app developers are behind the 8 ball isn't really the right answer IMO.


    My dropbox link to this apk if anyone wants it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k0x99ksdjsx1ble/ESPN_SportsCenter%
  11. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    when your wife gets you to play it and it makes you think(because it is a puzzle game) tell me how you feel about it after a while.
  12. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    Wives will talk husbands into all kinds of things...like children haha! I'm so totally joking but that made me chuckle :D
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  13. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Android Expert

    Yup, same issue with Office 365. Side load the APK and it runs like a charm. Hopefully devs get on the ball so the apps start showing up in the Play store.
  14. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    lol children always come into play sometime or another.
  15. Rockinfigs

    Rockinfigs Android Enthusiast

    thk you i needed the espn app
  16. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    No problem :)

    Free apps like that are pretty easy to find. Just go to the Google play store and find the app you want. Then check the most current version. Then in Google search for it using the app name, version number, and add ".apk" at the end. Remember to go into security settings and enable "unknown sources". Obviously there is a little risk there but its minimal based on my experience.
  17. Tetelasti

    Tetelasti Newbie

    Worth it for sure!
  18. jamjr74

    jamjr74 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well I bought the g3 after all today to give it a shot. Awesome phone so far and as I thought the size May be a deal breaker. Have to give it a few days.
  19. jamjr74

    jamjr74 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I too love stock and getting immediate updates from Google! I did purchse the G3 and figured I can always return it and pay the $35 restocking fee if need be. Phone is real nice but it definitley is too large for my liking. Although it feels great for a 5.5" screen my sweet spot is a 5" screen for sure. I was drawn by the display, battery and sd card. I have had the phone for about a day and am leaning toward returning it but I will give it a while longer before I decide. Thanks for the input
  20. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    Well, software can be tweaked, UI can be changed pretty quickly with a new launcher...batteries can be replaced...you can put a new case on it to change up the look...but it will always have a 5.5" screen LOL! You should be comfortable with a phone that you have to hold for 2 years ;)

    I thought 5" was too big for a phone a couple of years ago. Now I'm thinking I could go 6" LOL!
  21. Gremlin256

    Gremlin256 Android Enthusiast

    I think 6" would be the limit for me that is if the new Motorola Nexus 6 rumor is true..
  22. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    I'm just waiting for a phone with a 5" display that folds like origami to reveal 10 different display sizes and aspect ratios all the way up to something you could hang on the wall and watch Netflix on LOL!
  23. jamjr74

    jamjr74 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ur right man. The phone was bearable case less but as soon as I slapped a thin case on it is way out of my comfort zone. It's going back today lol. I must stick to the 5" zone.
  24. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    Well, better to figure out it's too big of a phone within 14 days for a $35 restocking fee versus finding out it's too big once you are stuck with it LOL! What do you think you're going to get next? M8? or back to the N5?
  25. zacharynasty

    zacharynasty Well-Known Member

    I have the G3, and its beautiful phone, takes great pics, the size is big at 5.5 inches, but I got use to it now

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The LG G3 release date was June 2014. Features and Specs include a 5.5" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2/3GB RAM, Snapdragon 801 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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