LG G3 S (G3 mini) user manual leaked
The G3 S that’s being detailed in the User Manual carries the model number D722V, and is made for Vodafone. Unlike the G3 S that we previously wrote about, this D722V doesn’t have dual SIM capabilities.
Similar to the 5.5-inch LG G3, the G3 S runs Android 4.4 KitKat customized with LG’s latest interface (and seems to come with most of the G3’s software novelties, including the ability to take selfies using gestures). However, the features of the G3 S aren’t on the high-end side, reportedly including a 5-inch screen with 720 x 1,280 pixels, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable internal memory, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, and an 8MP rear camera.
LG is expected to release the G3 mini / G3 S in various markets around the world, including in the US (where AT&T should sell it), and in China (where the handset will be called LG G3 Beat). We still don’t know exactly when the new smartphone will be announced, but it should happen pretty soon.
LG G3 S DS722V User Manual
1. a_merryman (Posts: 718; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Seriously...at that size they have no excuse not to use the same specs as the G3 for everything but the screen, which should be 1080p.
2. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Except to make it cheaper so people with lower budgets can buy a decent smartphone. But who cares about those people, right? /s
3. Canaan (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 May 2014)
I think Google has shown us with the Nexus 5 that you can still sell a high end phone at an affordable price. Seriously though most phones are overpriced including the flagships, there's no reason they should be 2-3 times more expensive than laptops and desktops.
8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Not every company can sacrifice profit margins like Google can. I'm sure the manufacturers who make Nexus devices don't really care about profit margins on a product line that only has 1 device a year. Even Motorola who was owned by Google could only make a $200 device when it was extremely under-powered compared to the Nexus 5 which goes for $350.
I think it's ridiculous so many people complain about the price of some devices when compared to the Nexus line. Google is primarily a software company who can afford to make low profits on what little hardware they have. Hardware based companies need to make good money off of their hardware, or else they go out of business.
11. Canaan (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 May 2014)
That makes sense for smaller companies, but a company like Samsung or LG should be able to do it as well; Samsung and LG sell a lot more than just phones. With a company like Samsung which we know sells a lot of phones as seen with their latest flagship (Galaxy S5) which sold like 11 million units in 2-3 weeks despite its $660 retail price. I'm sure had it been priced at something like $330-350 it would have doubled its sales in that same time frame? This is part of the reason why I hope the One Plus One succeeds as well, the phone has top of the line specs yet it's at a very affordable $299 price range.
12. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
When you have straight forward thinking like that it seems like every company should have low profit margins. The primary goal of a company is to get as much money as possible with as little effort as possible. Yes, a lot more people would have bought the GS5 if it was half the price. But even if they get double the sales, the actual set price of GS5 gave them the same amount of money for half of the manufacturing cost. There are also negatives to having so much demand, like not being able to keep your product in stock. The Nexus 4 suffered from that, where they couldn't keep stock for more than an hour at a time, and people had to wait weeks to get their device. A lot of people probably got tired of waiting and bought another phone. Granted, Samsung is better at predicting demand than Google is, and they could easily increase production, but having a more well known brand than the Nexus line will bring in more consumers and they'll probably be over run more easily.
OnePlus as far as I'm concerned is just a hype company. Everything they've done so far has been wrong. I'm sure the OnePlus One is a great device, especially for the money you pay for it. But the invite system is idiotic, the amount of delays are ridiculous, and even through the extremely limited availability they still ran out of stock. The idea of OnePlus is great, but in practice it's not well thought out and just frustrating for the consumers. They need to step out of the market and get things straightened out before trying again.
18. Canaan (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 May 2014)
Not sure they would lose that much profit, I mean we've seen the articles that have informed us how many high end phones cost about $100-200 to produce, yet when they're finished they sell them for 5-8 times as much.
6. a_merryman (Posts: 718; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
They have those options. This is supposed to be the mini variant of LG's FLAGSHIP option. Not a low budget smartphone with specs slightly better than the Moto G but will cost $4-500 still.
10. vincelongman (Posts: 1690; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Also why only the Snapdragon 400?
The 400 is great for budget phones like the Moto G, but the G3 series should have flagship level specs, should be at least the 600, if not the same 801 as in the G3
The G2 would probably be a better option compared to this since the G2's price has fallen quite a lot
4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
So instead of using a 1080p screen, LG wants to use 720p on a 5" device?
13. DONUT (Posts: 307; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
HTC used 720p on a 5.5" device, Sony and Nokia used it on a 6" device, Samsung has also used it on >5" devices. i dont hear u whining about them tho
14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
1) If this is a "mini" version of the G3 - which sports a QHD screen, there's absolutely no reason why they would settle for a 720p when they can put a 1080p screen
2) Snapdragon 400 - Why not a S600?
3) Device better be priced right
Don't even try to play that card with me.
15. DONUT (Posts: 307; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
this "mini" version is clearly targeted at the mid range market. just like the S5 mini. both share nth similar with their flagship sibling but the name. the only flagship mini is the Z1 Compact.
why dont you ask every manufacturer why mid rangers are using S400 and not a S600?
"better" be priced right? it is LG's decision on how they want to price their damn phone and so far LG has been pricing their phones reasonably well.
I will play whatever card i want with you and whoever i want. I dont care who think you are but you are not the boss of me. You're still as conceited as ever (and have always come across as conceited).
16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
You literally took my comment to the heart huh? Go to Walgreens and buy some hurt pills.
It's so funny that you took my comment the wrong way. I'm literally laughing. When you're done having a hissy fit, let me know and we can further elaborate why I think the Z1 Compact is a true mini contender of a flagship.
17. DONUT (Posts: 307; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
im having a hissy fit? lmao all because i said u were conceited? BYE have several seats! and maybe while im at Walgreens i can uy some band aid for you so that you know they now come in multiple colours
and again, the G3 mini is targeted at the mid range unlike the Z1 Compact. as i have said, the ONLY flagship mini is the Z1 Compact.
7. mikewillz (Posts: 44; Member since: 03 May 2013)
This device will still be overpriced. Better off with a G2
9. hamidreza-1997 (Posts: 15; Member since: 14 Jul 2014)
not good for a mini flagship
what is the difference between this and L90?
just a little better hardware