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LG G3 may end up being significantly larger than Galaxy S5 or HTC One (M8)

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LG G3 may end up being significantly larger than Galaxy S5 or HTC One (M8)
While customers around the world are patiently waiting for LG to unveil the G3 smartphone, there's one country where things often happen slightly faster when it comes to technology, and that country is Japan. No, the G3 hasn't been made available there (yet), but still, Japan customers will soon be able to get their hands on something similarly awesome. Today, LG and Japanese carrier KDDI announced the so-called LG Isai FL - the successor to last year's Isai, and guess what - the LG G2 and the Isai had a lot in common. Obviously, we're excited to have a look at the new Isai FL, because it might give us accurate indications of what to expect from the upcoming G3.

Those who follow the news regularly probably know that the LG G3 is expected to feature a massive 5.5-inch display with QHD resolution. Of course, the Isai FL has exactly such a screen. We know what you're thinking - that's a huge display for a smartphone! Wouldn't this make it too big, even by today's standard? Well, you can check out the size comparison below - we're lined up the LG Isai FL, Galaxy S5, One (M8), iPhone 5s and other potential rivals of the handset, so that we can see exactly how big LG's proposition is going to be, compared to the rest of the high-end landscape.

An important note to make here is that while we expect the LG G3 to share many design principles with the LG Isai FL, we can in no way be sure that these are the exact dimensions that the G3 is going to have. As you can see from the comparison below, the Isai FL is a significantly larger and thicker handset than the international G2, so who knows, hopefully, LG will at least be able to make the G3's profile a bit thinner than that, but even then, we're getting the feeling that this 5.5" phone will be quite a bulky affair. Then again... it's a 5.5" phone, so we guess that is to be expected. Anyway, let us know what you think in the comments!

The LG G3 is expected to have similar dimensions and design to those of the LG Isai FL

The LG G3 is expected to have similar dimensions and design to those of the LG Isai FL


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posted on 08 May 2014, 06:39 2

1. tango_charlie (Posts: 83; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I'm totally fine with those monster sized smartphones as long as you get mini version of those flagships too and with mini I mean the size not the specs!

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:10 2

11. vincelongman (Posts: 1150; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I just wish OEMs made phones with the same specs except different screen/battery sizes (e.g. like laptops)

I want a ~130 x 70 mm phone with ~5" screen and top of the line specs

posted on 10 May 2014, 05:02

41. Ahmadovich (Posts: 43; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


Xperia Z2 Compact?

posted on 08 May 2014, 06:46

2. SonyPS4 (Posts: 251; Member since: 21 May 2013)


why got two LG Isai ?

posted on 08 May 2014, 06:52 6

3. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


So it can be lined up together with the other phones in the 2nd column.

posted on 08 May 2014, 06:59 11

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8269; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I thought it was pretty obvious but I guess not lol.

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:08 1

10. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Oops, I meant *row.

^^

posted on 08 May 2014, 06:55 1

5. 36thDisciple (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


Because you are an absolute cutie and you deserve them =D

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:00 3

8. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Is that really her or someone else

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:13 1

13. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Hmm... according to Google image search, this is the only hit aside from PhoneArenahttp://onehallyu.com/index.php?/topic/47183-cyber-bullying/?p=2558615

posted on 08 May 2014, 09:00 6

28. Lauticol (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


That's some serious stalking! Lol

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:30 1

38. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Google is our friend. =D

posted on 08 May 2014, 06:52 5

4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3202; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


5 inch is what i call maximum for mainstream smartphones(though 4.5-4.7 suits best for me )

posted on 08 May 2014, 06:58 1

6. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


10.5mm is too thick, just like Sony Xperia S.

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:01

9. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


There should be someone that owns all of these phones

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:10 1

12. FoneAddict (Posts: 202; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Very compact dimensions! OnePlus One looks over sized by comparison

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:49 1

17. Neo_Huang (Posts: 376; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


At the expense of on-screen buttons, and a way unproportional top bezel.

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:38 3

14. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


More reason to stay away from LG phone

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:42 4

15. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Other Oems use quality prestige materials than cheap degrading low class plastic

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:27 4

21. tech2 (Posts: 2045; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Is that why samsung sells more 'plastic' then all of those with 'prestige material' companies combined ?

posted on 08 May 2014, 09:00 4

27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


It sells more because of good marketing.

posted on 08 May 2014, 10:26 4

32. tech2 (Posts: 2045; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You really think a marketing is all it takes ? A company's success or failure is dependent on several factors and marketing is one of them not the only one.

If marketing is all it takes then why did Samsung spent $10 billion on R&D ?

And if Samsung is fooling people with marketing then why do people keep coming back to their products and keep buying them ? Why does every Galaxy S gen outsells its previous generation ? With marketing you can only fool someone once not again and again.

Its features like:

-Phase detection which allows 0.3 sec autofocus (only found on DSLRs)

-Power saving mode which offers 1 day of battery life at 10%

-Technology like Lucid Logic for long battery life is implemented.

-Camera lens which was tested around the globe from dusk to dawn by snapping 1000 pictures a day to test their capability of HDR.

-They offer lots of accessories

-Great global customer service

-Best OEM when it comes to updates.

...and those are just tip of the iceberg.........

The simple explanation is,
SOME PEOPLE PREFER FUNCTION OVER FORM AND THAT'S WHY THEY BUY SAMSUNG !

posted on 08 May 2014, 17:34

36. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"You really think a marketing is all it takes ?"

You really think a cheap looking plastic design is all it takes?

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:08

37. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2980; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Sometimes drinking the kool aid changes a person forever.

posted on 09 May 2014, 02:33

40. tech2 (Posts: 2045; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


#HatersGonnaHate

posted on 08 May 2014, 12:47

34. Peeyushmalik96 (Posts: 67; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


sometimes your friendboyism really irritates me
I mean it means a lot to keep something this compact. just compare it with Note 2 then

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:42

16. redbaronk12 (Posts: 26; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)


Looking forward to 5.5". Take my money.

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:59

18. Nicholas-Paul (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 May 2014)


I like the thin bezels and I prefer 5,5 inch instead of 5.

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:12

19. wargreymon (Posts: 146; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


LG Isai L22: 72 x 144 x 9.1 mm 152g
LG G2: 70,9 x 138.5 x 8.9 mm 143g

With this we can assume LG G3 will be smaller than the Isai L24.

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:14

20. robert26101 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)


The G3 and One+one look like bricks. There to big .

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:38

22. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2624; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


This is obvious as screen's size is 5.5" still not much larger than both.

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:42

23. tokuzumi (Posts: 273; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


I'm sure this will be a nice phone, with a nice screen. I'm sure the resolution was the driver of the screen size, as trying to get QHD out of a 5" screen is probably out of the question with today's tech. I'll be curious to see the QHD screen of a 5.5" screen, vs the 1080p of the Note 3. Pixels be tiny on that too.

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:44

24. Nabil2511 (Posts: 149; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)


if the top bezel is that small.. where would the front camera be?

posted on 09 May 2014, 00:28

39. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2169; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Bottom bezel more than likely.

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:54 2

25. wargreymon (Posts: 146; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


According to my calculations based on G3 going to be 5.5" and the picture of G3 protective screen. It will be 73.4 x 143.2 mm. Yes, that is 1-2mm wider/taller than S5 with 0.4" bigger screen.

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:58

26. Cicero (Posts: 358; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Looking at those phones I still want the home button. It looks natural to be there and do not interfere with the screen.

posted on 08 May 2014, 09:08

29. jimbo1mcm (Posts: 23; Member since: 07 May 2014)


G3 still looks great to me. Just slightly larger than the G2 with tons of more features. Take my money......and no launch day lines like Apple!!

posted on 08 May 2014, 09:54 1

30. ashouhdy (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Some how I find those super thin phones are hard to handle and tend to slip easy out of your hands. I cant use my note3 confidently unless I put a case that increases it thickness with few millimeters. Then comes the width it should be width less in my opinion to allow better grip.

posted on 08 May 2014, 09:54

31. antonioli (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Are these side bezels right? They seems to be not thin as I figured out.

posted on 08 May 2014, 10:45

33. HTCOE (Posts: 469; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


if you're looking for no bezels on the side you're weird

posted on 08 May 2014, 13:44

35. Taters (Posts: 2937; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Looks like it is up to moto or Google to make a decent sized handset. The z2 compact might be too small.

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