Another case rendering for the LG G3 leaks
The latest image revealed by serial leakster @evleaks does not show us anything new except that it looks like we are going to have plenty of accessories available to choose from once the device hits the market and that is a good thing. That means LG and its accessory partners are planning on spinning up a lot of excitement over the device.
Other than that, we are not picking up anything else notable off the rumor mill for now. We are expecting class leading specs, and we are fairly confident that we will not be disappointed given LG has placed its debut, expected to be May 27th.
You can read up on all the rumors which we have rounded up in great detail here. For the quick and dirty summary, signs are pointing toward a 5.5-inch 1440x2560 pixel, qHD display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU, 32GB of storage (maybe with or without a microSD card slot), and 2 or 3GB of RAM. The construction will probably follow the LG G2’s design, heavy on the plastic, but throw in water and dust proofing for good measure.
4. adwienc (Posts: 135; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
For me it's ugly, nothing beats Lumia 930 :P
But it's only my opinion.
7. sip1995 (Posts: 939; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
If i ever buy an android phone, that would be an LG.....but i'm going straight to the Nokia lumia 930.
9. npaladin2000 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
I might look at a Lumia, what version of Android do they run? Bwa ha ha. :)
19. sip1995 (Posts: 939; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
No the smoothest, you have the "DUMBEST" cuz even 6 years after, your OS can't run properly.
36. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3615; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
#4 started first maybe. Everybody is free to express though.
12. akki20892 (Posts: 3651; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Hey orange, I'm getting orange 930....
I can't wait......
13. robcar (Posts: 78; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)
For me it's 930 or G3 also. It's matter of availability, which i buy.
27. steedsofwar (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)
I personally really admire the design, shape and materials of the 920, 925 and the 1520.EEspecially the 1520, except for the size. But the 930 is not attractive at all. Really thick and generic looking.
30. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3615; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Backup the Vaseline truck. Another opinion here.
25. steedsofwar (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)
I'm not too sure. The render of the front is identical to the existing G2. The back looks like the earlier leaks were simply juxtaposed onto an image of a possibly genuine G3 case.
34. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
More like looks ugly even the G2 looks better
5. GeniusWork-HD (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
You're absolutely right :)
3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3696; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
The LG G3 design looks more cohesive than the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Not a fan of the somewhat intrusive LG logo on the front. LG should tone that down and make it an elegant gray metallic instead of the bright chrome.
10. npaladin2000 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
I think they should turn the round LG logo into a notification LED personally. You know they're not going to get rid of it, so may as well make it useful.
16. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3696; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I wasn't aware the G3 lacked a notification LED. That seems like a regrettable oversight.
23. npaladin2000 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
It has one, but it's just a generic small round LED up by the earpiece. I preferred what they did with the OGP, where the button surround acted as the notification LED. It was unique and very visible.
8. fzacek (Posts: 2182; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Those flat rear buttons are going to be hella hard to use...
15. egbtmagus (Posts: 58; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
They aren't flat. They are concave that dip in, far more improvement over the original G2 which was kinda flush with the back and the power button was raised only.
17. fzacek (Posts: 2182; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Okay, but they're still going to be hard to find with your finger and lots of people will complain about it, probably even more than last year...
20. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3696; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
The "buttons on back" design of the G2 was the deal breaker for me. The G2 was a great phone for its time -- Good screen, Qualcomm 800 and 13MP OIS impressed me. While I liked the trim size of the G2, I'm not one who worries about bezels unless they grow to Apple or Sony size.
However, "buttons on back" is not a sound ergonomic design as they rely on one specific grip pattern which limits how people can use the phone. Using a button to take a picture also results in front-to-back off-axis movement which isn't great for photo quality.
The G3 sounds slightly better as concave buttons will allow one's index finger to more easily "track" the buttons. But a better design would be something like LG's Nexus 5 -- slim buttons on the sides. Then add a dedicated photo button for something really nice.
22. wargreymon (Posts: 180; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
Have you actually used a G2, meaning more than maybe touching it once in a store? Or are you just saying its bad? Also you are supposed to use the screen button for photos, not the back button, except for selfies which is does a pretty nice job for (though I prefered G Flex for that since it had a face detection that made the back button light up green when it had focused).
26. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3696; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I have only used it in the store, back when it first was available on ATT. It was a few minutes, so obviously not the same as owning it and getting more used to the buttons being on the back.
My personal preference is to hold my phone in my left hand. This works with buttons on the side, but it was awkward with buttons on the back. I'm sure I'd get better at it, but holding the phone so I could easily press the buttons made me contort my hand a bit, so it was unpleasant.
24. npaladin2000 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Frankly the rear buttons are a pleasure to use once you get used to them. Once phones got down to this thin a level, I've been finding side-mounted buttons very difficult to use, and too easy to accidentally press while just gripping the phone. Not to mention all the times I've accidentally turned off the screen because the power button was opposite the volume rocker.
Putting them on the back allows for them to be easily found by touch, and have a large surface area, while also moving them out of the way of a regular grip of the device.
A dedicated photo button would be nice, but again, put it on the back, out of the way.
28. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3696; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I will keep this in mind when I check out the G3.
Still probably not a phone I will buy, but on account of LG locking down their phones more of late and the lack of high quality headphone output. If these issues aren't important to someone, it seems like a really good phone and hopefully LG will price it well like they did with the G2.
32. wargreymon (Posts: 180; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
Not saying everyone will find it perfect. But I think many people who doubt it worry too much and if they just gave gave them a real chance over a week or so, would in the end not think about it.
So when the G3 comes, if that is your only/biggest concern, I would say give it a chance, you might be pleasantly suprised.
11. npaladin2000 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
I wish LG would just take my money and send the thing to me the day after the launch...
21. banglazbless (Posts: 52; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)
5.5" worth of QHD nobody wants. LG is a Samsung knockoffs, i mean Knockon lol.
29. npaladin2000 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Speaking of which, which feature is every other frigging phone manufacturer outright stealing from LG? I'll give you a hint, it's not Knock-Off. :)
35. psychox911 (Posts: 7; Member since: 10 May 2014)
Power button on the back...does that mean I can't on the screen when it lay flat on the table?