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5 LG G3 features that Apple should add to future iPhones

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5 LG G3 features that Apple should add to future iPhones

In the last few years, LG proved that it can make pretty good smartphones. It isn’t by accident, then, that the South Korean company was selected by Google to manufacture its two latest Nexus smartphones: the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. This gave a lot of credit to LG, which, unlike HTC or Samsung, wasn’t among the first companies to join the Android bandwagon.

LG’s most advanced smartphone yet is the brand new G3, which was introduced last month as its first mobile device to sport a Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560 pixels) display. The G3 is an impressive piece of technology, and certainly has its place among this year’s best high-end offerings. 

While revisiting our LG G3 vs. iPhone 5s post, and thinking that a flagship smartphone with a 4-inch display just doesn’t cut it anymore, we had a somewhat crazy idea: Apple could seriously learn some things from the way that the G3 is made. Obviously, these things may be used by Apple to improve its future iPhones (not this year’s new iPhones, though, as their features are most probably already set in stone). Read on to find out what LG G3 features Apple should consider adding to its upcoming smartphones.

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posted on 29 Jun 2014, 15:06 24

1. Derekjeter (Posts: 178; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


None of these will be in the next iPhone, this year or next and still Apple will sell 100 times more than LG G3.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 15:13

3. asialove (Posts: 28; Member since: 19 Jan 2010)


you are right! You are taling about Nokia..

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 16:10 1

20. sip1995 (Posts: 647; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Why you mention Nokia ?

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 15:41

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 10095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Very true DJ.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 15:08 11

2. smallworld (Posts: 420; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


So thin bezels are a feature now ?

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 15:19 7

5. Florin.T (Posts: 92; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)


Somehow, yes. Because you can always say stuff like "smartphone X features thinner bezels than smartphone Y."

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 15:41 10

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7326; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Apple and thin bezels do not belong in the same sentence unless you say Apple products don't have thin bezels.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 16:07 4

18. sip1995 (Posts: 647; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Actually, it's just a trick to tell you next year "Hey people, we invented the slim bezels"

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 01:22

50. Shatter (Posts: 1966; Member since: 29 May 2013)


But it has onscreen buttons that waste screen space.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 03:38

54. natjsbelza (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 May 2014)


Thinner bezel sure looks nice. It also has nice side-effect like, it allows for bigger screen on small housing. With all that great benefits, something has got to give, first is, lesser battery life, and second is, it will compromise the way you handle the phone. You don't want accidental touch inputs. Other minor disadvantage is when you use casings.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 15:15 3

4. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1688; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I don't think thinner bezels is a "feature". Even the Moto X has it. In any case, judging by the iPhone 6 leaks, the bezels are too big. Apple should cut down on it.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 15:20

6. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


dont trust leaks. we have to wait till official release I think next iphone will have thin side bezels but I cant say the same for top and bottom bezels

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 17:00

26. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1186; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Even the Moto X has it? They were one of the first to incorporate an edge to edge display with the Droid RAZR M.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 15:23 2

7. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


only expandable memory would be good for iphone, others not so important

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 16:25

22. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6125; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Removeable battery and a higher screen resolution.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 22:25

42. Vexify (Posts: 164; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


In all obviousness, the majority of and the general public of smartphone users don't give a crap about "higher screen resolution".

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 15:23 7

8. jellmoo (Posts: 619; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I... Seriously? Could you at least have picked 5 features that are actually unique to the G3? What kind of process went into this article?

"Hmm... Hey, how about expandable storage? I bet that absolutely nobody has ever brought that up at all since 2007!"

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 16:05 5

16. Florin.T (Posts: 92; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)


The microSD card feature was picked because, as the article says, "LG listened to fans who were a bit let down by the fact that the G2 didn’t have expandable memory." Similarly, Apple could listen to those who want(ed) this on their older iPhones.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 17:03

27. Diezparda (Posts: 200; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Even this year M8 had this feature which last year M7 don't

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 19:16 1

37. jellmoo (Posts: 619; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


That still doesn't make it a feature of the G3 though, unless we want to ignore the inclusion of the same item on things like the One M8 and the Moto G LTE.

The G3 has unique features, no doubt. But to claim that expandable storage, slim bezels and unique button placement are among them is just silly. It makes it look like a filler article more than anything else.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 15:38 1

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 10095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Man, that G3 is looking better and better. I might go ip6, and G3, if Samsung doesn't kill the game with the next GNote. LG is also the only android phones, that auto resize vids too for mms and sharing. Hella kudos LG, you've brought it.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 15:43 7

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7326; Member since: 14 May 2012)


G3 has terrible battery life. Get the Note 4.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 15:45 11

13. lolatfailphones (Posts: 72; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


Lol this comment was brought to you by Samsung

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 16:09

19. sip1995 (Posts: 647; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Maybe it's Samesung by it self......who knows ?

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 16:37 3

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7326; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Actually, go check Erica Griffin's review on the G3 you troll.

-Sent from HTC M8

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 15:46

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 10095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It's so gorgeous though. Have you had a lotta hands on time with it?

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 17:08

28. Diezparda (Posts: 200; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


waiting for G3 but in the end i purchased htc m8 (hope not dissapoint me cus it's my first htc phone), i'm not interested in 4k display which may drain the battery fast, the others feature like ois plus laser focus seems nice...

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 17:21 1

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7326; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The radios on my M8 are inferior to the S5 I had. Battery life is worse but it's definitely more snappier and faster than my S5 was.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 18:16

34. Diezparda (Posts: 200; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


how about the camera? i mean outdoor photography seems just okay which in many review said it's disappointing (duo camera is really hard to use, too much conditions to be met)

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 18:27 3

35. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7326; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Honestly the camera is great. If you just take photos from time to time, post on IG of Facebook/Twitter, it's good. I'm sure you won't be cropping lots of photos so don't worry about the camera.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 18:36 1

36. Diezparda (Posts: 200; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


i just wanna say thank you Smurf, it's very helping me

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 15:53

15. gutuebogdan (Posts: 28; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)


Iphone 6 ... Made by LG... let them to be different

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 17:51 2

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 10095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dumb post, glad you only have 10 of em.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 18:16 5

33. Topcat488 (Posts: 1110; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


You mean to your almost 10,000 dumb ones. O.o

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 01:28

51. gutuebogdan (Posts: 28; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)


This post came from the only one neuron left in your brain? Thanks to you now i have 11...

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 16:06

17. Leo_MC (Posts: 476; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


iPhone already has gestures (slide left to right for back, vertical slide down for search etc).
Expandable memory means less security; I prefer security and buying internal memory.
One can control the PC through wifi; as I don't use TVs, I can't realy see the benefit of IR (but that's just me).
Buttons should be where they are easy to reach.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 20:19 2

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 10095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Why don't you use TV's

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 02:34 1

52. Leo_MC (Posts: 476; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Because they show shows.

I use the PC when I need to watch some news; all the other time, I prefer to spend it with friends, family, reading and, why not?, working :).

Maybe things are different elsewhere, but in my country TV shows - except, maybe, Discovery channels - no other TV shows worth anyone's time.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 05:38

55. darkkjedii (Posts: 10095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Opinion understood, and respected. +1

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 23:05 1

46. mrmagicman21 (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Jan 2014)


Those aren't gestures... those are directional swipes. Gestures (such as Samsung's wave to answer or decline a call) generally don't require you to touch the face of the phone.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 02:40

53. Leo_MC (Posts: 476; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Merriam-Webster dictionary does not agree with you.
There are gestures and there are touchless gestures.

One can start Siri by getting the phone to one's ear; that's a touchless gesture on the iPhone.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 16:22

21. Sreddy (Posts: 46; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


hopefully in future pipeline they add expandable memory to their lineup.. icloud doesnt cut it. thats the only feature ill choose out of this article.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 16:39 1

24. toiletcleaner (Posts: 183; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


another wish list from a apple fan. next....

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 16:48 1

25. tacarat (Posts: 115; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


The micro SD suggestion. Nobody ever fills up 16GB. Those that do are stupid and deserve to pay $100 for another 16GB or $200 for 48GB. The only reason Android phones have an empty slot is to subsidize the dumbing down civilization.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 17:22 7

30. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7326; Member since: 14 May 2012)


What did I just read?

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 17:34 1

31. Awalker (Posts: 165; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I'm asking myself the same thing. Anyhow, more memory is always a good thing.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 20:32 2

39. sipha (Posts: 250; Member since: 12 May 2012)


i will pray for you..

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 14:51

58. tacarat (Posts: 115; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


The Patron Saint of Sarcasm needs a bit extra work. I didn't think I was going to hurt so many brains with that one >.>

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 20:50 1

40. darkkjedii (Posts: 10095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude, stop listening to topcat488. I didn't think it got anymore stupid than his posts. I was wrong.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 20:56

41. techloverNYC (Posts: 362; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


How about because some games these days are over 2GB? That means about 7 games will fill up your memory, thats not even enough apps to fill up the page.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 22:33 3

44. willard12 (Posts: 694; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


I agree. After reading that post, I certainly feel a whole lot dumber.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 23:02

45. mrmagicman21 (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Jan 2014)


Nobody ever fills up 16GB? are you serious? I filled up my 32GB LG Optimus G with music and movies. But you'd rather everyone drop an extra $100 bucks for additional storage, then subsequently pay for more I cloud storage to handle it all, rather than 15-50 bucks for a memory card? You're silly... another note tho... may just be an American thing but apple doesn't make a 48GB iPhone. ..

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 23:46 1

48. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7326; Member since: 14 May 2012)


16+48=64.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 22:28

43. Reynolds1 (Posts: 32; Member since: 17 Jun 2014)


Thinner bezels and gestures: yes. The rest is not in Apple's nature... IR is too niche and expandable memory kills their pricing model

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 23:31

47. cc3493 (Posts: 142; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Am i the only person who doesnt want thinner bezels? I mean, sure it does make the overall size of the phone smaller and then you can whack in a larger screen, but then you have limited space on the sides of the screen where you can place a finger or get a grip if you are using the phone one handed. Also, i know many people who use skins on their phones and i dont think that would work with super thin bezels, there would just be no place to stick the skin. Even with cases, the limited bezel space would restrict the shape and design of cases. I think bezels are thin enough already... Thats just my own opinion though.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 23:51

49. vuyonc (Posts: 122; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


I'm surprised "A bigger battery" didn't pop up

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 07:26

56. Looser99 (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


Phonearena expecting Apple to experiment with their phones? Even after knowing their history of lust for money? And lose market share, profit in the due process? Dude, never gonna happen... Maybe it will happen the day they decide to change their brand name to something much more sh**tier then Apple !

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 11:27

57. jayd3n (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


LG is taking all the credit about the BEZEL thing. Please search on this beauty: VEGA IRON

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