LG's G3 flagship smartphone seemingly pictured again
0. phoneArena 03 May 2014, 13:32 posted on
While there's still almost a month before LG will officially present its new G3 handset, it looks like we can already take a look at it from various angles...
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1. horialin (Posts: 16; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)
What's that little hole on the back, near the bottom?
67. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
U might be right...but then where is the speaker.
73. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
did i just saw a G-pen on top side? hope so
82. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
i dont think so, antenna head is too big, it look like a pen ...
83. a961009 (Posts: 120; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
No I am Korean and I use LG phone sold from South Korea and I can say that it is an antenna for mobile tv(DMB). My phone also have it...
84. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
man thats really sad .... i was expecting g pen .... :(
6. horialin (Posts: 16; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)
That's not what speakers looks like. I'll put you a picture of my M7 to show you how they look like. That looks more like a pager speaker tbh, or like that thing that was very cool some 25 years ago, that sang a little song every time you whistled or dropped your keys. ti di ti di ti di di di ...something like that.
29. TechFreak123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)
You mean the holes in the front of the M7 and M8? Looks really weird to me, couldn't they found a better way to put them without ruining the beauty of the device?
21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"What's that little hole on the back, near the bottom?"
That's what he said!
87. gamblor77 (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I noticed that too. Definitely appears to be a stylus near the top of the phone. With the screen being 5.5" it definitely fits in the Phablet range.
65. drunkenjay (Posts: 853; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)
its the antenna for korean models. my lg is a korean model and it has a hole like that on the top corner.
71. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
prob a speaker
2. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Is it a 6 inch screen, or just another 5 inch screen? I mean if you are going to have super dee duper high res on the thing, you may as well make it with a man's size screen...
9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
IMO, anything 5.5" and above would work well for QHD. Personally, I like the super dense pixels you get at 5.5" :)
19. Finalflash (Posts: 2694; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Yea I hope they don't do that, I don't care if it's QHD but they shouldn't make it a phablet just for the resolution. They need to make this thing like 5 inches max so it appeals to a wider audience and sells enough to put LG on the map in a bug way, otherwise we'll have to depend on Samsung which has its eyes set on becoming the Apple of Android.
56. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
While I personally like the form factor of phones like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 for use mostly as a phone, it seems like the market is segmenting into larger more phablet-type devices with high-end specs and smaller more phone-like devices with mid-range or low-end specs.
So for a high-end device, 5.5" and QHD makes sense. I would certainly buy such a device at the right price and with an unlocked bootloader.
For a smaller device, it would be great of OnePlus took the Z1 Compact as a starting point, and made something like this for $300. Basically a Z2 Compact that people could buy for a reasonable price and was available in the US.
20. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2036; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
"Man's size screen"? Overcompensate, much? A man-sized screen is whatever size men are using, and it's probably the same size women use. However, say whatever makes you feel more manly. I promise, we are all laughing WITH you.
80. troutsy (Posts: 309; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
A man's hand is typically going to be much larger than a woman's, so men should be more comfortable using a device with a larger screen compared to a woman.
8. marlboro (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)
keep calm and take mah money... bye g2 hello g3
33. htowncule (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
:D That was my exact thought when I saw the image. If this phone is available on the 27th of May, i'll finally be upgrading my Galaxy Pro B7510.
11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Overall, this thing looks fake. There is a tiny hole at the top -- like a 2.0mm headphone jack. And a missing corner of the case -- why? Then on the front, there's a large glowing white light at the bottom of the phone. What's that? Illumination for selfies?
13. Lauticol (Posts: 306; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
If we dont know what that hole is doesn't mean it's fake. And the glowing thing at the bottom of the front is LG's logo, it looks chrome-ish
14. Bukatorade (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
The Korean version has an antenna that come out that top hole. Same thing with my G2 case. The tiny hole is the IR blaster. And that white thing is the LG logo.
23. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Thanks for the info. So this may be the Korean version of the G3. That makes more sense for a leaked image anyway.
12. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)
I have an upgrade in June. If it's packing the S805 and reviews show no issues it'll probably be my next phone.
15. Nicholas-Paul (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 May 2014)
A lot of people are complaining that 5,5 inch screen is to big! For Asian market 5,5 inch is standard. In a lot of Asian countrys they like smartphones with a 5,7 to 6 inch display. So I think a 5,5 inch flagship of LG isn't that strange!
16. munti (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 May 2014)
very disappointed with design , i hoped for something much better than that , guys at Samsung and LG didn't understand that plastic is not fantastic , it is cheap and we are really sick of it .
24. Ashoaib (Posts: 3223; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
We are sick of it?? well, I am not sick of it... infact I prefer plastic over aluminum
27. papss (unregistered)
I think both can and are awesome... It's how it's used that can make either bad.
42. munti (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 May 2014)
well i'm not talking about if it is bad or not , I'm talking about design code and about how the phone feel in your hand,
49. munti (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 May 2014)
(Ashoaib )Well than you are not one of us :)) .
61. refillable (Posts: 1025; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
Plastic can be much more functional and sleek-looking if exploited properly. Like the nexus 5. Plus, Polycarbonate used by Nokia can give a Hefty feel. So I have to agree with you.
26. byte11 (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
There is nothing wrong with plastic as long as it is of high quality. Take Nokia for example. They have used plastic on most of their flagships but those phones still feel like premium devices. I do agree that Samsung and LG have used cheap-feeling plastic in the past but it is too premature to say this of the G3 based on this leak. Besides, there is a case covering the phone in this pic.
41. munti (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 May 2014)
well i'm not talking about if it is strong or not , I'm talking about design code and about how the phone feel in your hand, regarding that there is a cover on the phone , well that is right , but there are other leaks without cover ;).
by the way since Nokia N8 most of Nokia devices and all high end devices made of polycarbonate , they are not using plastic neither HTC or Sony .Well we'll have to wait until the real deal comes out .
51. Beijendorf (Posts: 339; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
It has a case on it, you can barely see what it looks like.
As for polycarbonate, it's not neccesarily cheap. Nokia have made some high-quality phones using a polycarbonate unibody design.
47. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
I hope its around 600 USD at the very max.
48. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
New locked to ATT G2 is $465 US. It better not be $600.
68. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
Srry I'm a Tmobile person...so I always talk full retail price...not the so called subsidized phones that ATT rips people off for.
70. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
Also its $448 at T-Mobile...ur getting ripped off by ATT. U can ask T-Mobile to unlock it after a month of service...ATT will not do that for u.
64. htowncule (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
That's wishful thinking. Comparing no-contract prices from the new iterations of the Galaxy S phone (S5) & the HTC One (M8) from AT&T and T-Mobile:
Galaxy S5: $649.99
HTC One M8: $639.99
Galaxy S5: $660
HTC One M8: $636
The LG G3 will NOT retail at $600 max. It will definitely be over $600.
69. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
I know...let me dream :P
Its probably be around S5..if not lower by a couple georges. But LG might take more for the so dazzling QHD, but don't fall for that....it'll be standard in a couple months...dont pay more for that.
72. htowncule (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Dream away :D
That's what I was thinking too (QHD = more $). But man, I can't wait any longer. I've had a Galaxy PRO B7510 for 3 years now. If this phone is available on the same day it launches, i'm getting it.