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Report: LG G3 will be waterproof and dustproof

0. phoneArena 09 Mar 2014, 15:04 posted on

A report out of Korea on Sunday, says that the LG G3 is going to be waterproof and dustproof. This seems to be the new trend for top-shelf Android models which was started with the dunking of the Sony Xperia Z during the 2013 CES show in Las Vegas. Since then, all of Sony's high-end Xperia phones have included the feature, and last year Samsung offered the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active which can withstand being submerged in 3 feet of water for 30 minutes...

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posted on 09 Mar 2014, 15:06 3

1. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 82; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Maybe yes, maybe no. Maybe rain, maybe snow.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 19:27 1

49. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Sony xperia Z was not the first Smartphone to have a waterproof !
Motorola Defy came long time ago.
Even LG optimus G Nttdoccomo Japan version was a waterproof it came first than Xperia z.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 19:36

52. Bioload25 (Posts: 195; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


ok then..

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 19:39 8

53. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 469; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


But the first high end waterproof smartphone comes from Sony, it's Xperia Acro S, and then Xperia Z. Sony started the waterproof trend in top-shelf smartphones.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 19:51

56. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Panasonic ELUGA 2011@ MWC

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 19:56 1

57. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Who satarted WaterProof Smartphone?

2010= MOTOROLA DEFY
2011= Panasonic ELUGA @MWC
2012= LG Optimus G.(Japan)

All these Smartphone came LONG TIME AGO Before XPERIA Z.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 20:18 6

59. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7729; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Thank you for proving Sony fans wrong.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 20:43

69. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 469; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Sorry, I'm not a Sony fanboy. I have a Samsung tablet(GNote 10.1 2012), I like the TouchWiz because of it's versatiliy, I like the S-Pen because of it's functionality, I like the camera quality. I also have some dissapointment on samsung. I have a Lumia 620, l like the ui because it's simple, l like the camera quality, but also I have some dissapointment on Nokia because my Lumia 620 still not getting Black update!!! I'm in Asia Pacific region.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 04:22 2

92. Odiin (Posts: 212; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


What a dumb 'Sony' hater 's', use your mind 's' PapaSmurf & Gangs

Read once again ''This seems to be the new trend for top-shelf Android models which was started with the dunking of the Sony Xperia Z during the 2013 CES show in Las Vegas''

No one said Sony Invented waterproofing, Sony popularized it in its top shelf main stream products. Got it?

Then what about Sammy fan boy 's'? You people always argue that Samsung invented phablet category, and others (Especially Sony, When it comes to LG or HTC you guys don't even spit a word) copying it. Why don't you people ready to accept that before Note 1, there were big screen phones?

Undoubtedly Samsung popularized phablet category, like that Sony did waterproofing flagships.

Please give credit where its due., instead of showing hatred towards particular company.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 05:23

100. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


OKAY it WAS NOT Sony who started waterproof Smartphone!
as Most Sony fans claiming...............

BOTTOMLINE; LG IS NOT COPYING SONY FOR MAKING A WATERPROOF LG G3!.............

LG G3 IS NOT THE FIRST LG 'S WATERPROOF SMARTPHONE!

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 20:34 2

63. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 469; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Yes I'm wrong again, but let me clear this. Xperia Z is available in worldwide, while ELUGA and Optimus G(Japan) is in limited availability, so both of them can't start the waterproof trend.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 20:36 1

66. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7729; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Still wrong.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 20:48 1

70. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 469; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Please help me to make it correct.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 23:14 1

112. DONUT (Posts: 292; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


lets all be subjective about this shall we?

Sony had high end waterproof phones before the LG Optimus GJ (eg Xperia Acros S and Xperia J). im sorry LGisgood, but ur point abt the OGJ is wrong. LG has many first, and undoubtly one of the more innovative brands out there, but LG def wasnt among the first to put waterproofing/dustproofing onto a high end model.

and before yall start the "___ did it first" cr@p on me, does doing stuff first mean u made it mainstream? no, for example:

1) Moto Atrix was probably had the first fingerprint scanner on a phone, but it wasnt until the iPhone 5s did fingerprint scanners become mainstream

2) LG had the first full capacitive touch screen phone but again, it wasnt until the iPhone did this catch on

3) Dell probably had the first phablet with the Streak but it wasn't until the Galaxy Note did phablets boom.

plus, people (tech sites too) always refer to the start of the phablet craze with the Galaxy Note, and not the Streak. Sony might/might not have been the first to start waterproofing and dust proofing phones, but there is no denying that with the Xperia Z, Sony made waterproofing on high end models mainstream. in fact the words Xperia and waterproof literally go hand in hand now.

for once, stop being such butt hurt fanboys

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 20:20 1

60. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Who really started HIGH END WATER PROOF Smartphone?

Read:
2010
MOTOROLA DEFY

2011MWC
Panasonic ELUGA
Those Two came First than Sony Acro S.

Before 2012 MWC
LG Optimus G.Japan version this was came first before Xperia Z.

Google it....

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 00:38

80. amasog (Posts: 129; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


define "high end smartphone"!!

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 01:15 1

86. williandyzxz (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Ericsson R310s in 2000
xperia ative in 2011

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 01:04 1

84. royalsovereign (Posts: 37; Member since: 01 Mar 2014)


Go back to 2011 and see xperia active,then speak about waterproof phones by other companies,and Sony was the first one that built waterproof flagships

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 05:26

101. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


READ IT AGAIN.........
MOTOROLA DEFY 2010 IT WAS A HIGH END SMARTPHONE DURING THAT TIME!

Panasonic 's Flagship Eluga 2011 was announced First Before XPERIA Acro S.

The main point her is LG IS NOT COPYING SONY FOR MAKING A WATERPROOF SMARTPHONE!

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 08:30 1

103. buccob (Posts: 1370; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Actually the Moto Defy was NOT high end by any means... it was a Mid Ranger... while the Atrix was the one who was High End, and had almost double the specs...

Defy, 0.8 GHz single core, 512 mb ram, 2 gb storage...
Atrix, 1 GHz dual core, 1 gb ram, 16 gb storage.

First world wide High End android smartphone to be waterproof was Sony Xperia Acro S. which matched (and exceded) their flagship Xperia S specifications...

1.5 GHz dual core, 1gb Ram, 16 gb storage, HD 344ppi screen, 12MP camera... IP55-IP57

So yeah... Sony was the one who indirectly gives you an SGS5 and LGG3 waterproofed...

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 09:39

105. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


lol
FYI ;Motorola Atrix IS NOT A WATERPROOF Smartphone! so STOP mentioning it here!

never go away from the main point
"we are talking about a ''WATERPROOF SMARTPHONE" lol

and YES Motorola DEFY was a kind of 2010's HIGH END smartphone IF NOT? STILL A SMARTPHONE!

HOW CAN YOU SAY MOTOROLA DEFY IS A MID RANGE SMARTPHONE?
Please...DON 'T EVER TRY TO COMPARE THE SPECS of present 2014's High end smartphone to Past 2010's High End specs.

was there any other waterproof Smartphone at that time ?
Did Sony Make a Waterproof Smartphone at that time?

FYI Sony Xperia Acro S. DID NOT RELEASE WORLDWIDE!!!!
SONY Acro S was NOT THE Sony's Flagship phone at that time.

technically FUTJITSU

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 09:59

107. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


again..........and again.....

The main point here is LG IS NOT COPYING SONY FOR MAKING A WATERPROOF SMARTPHONE!

SONY IS NOT THE FIRST MANUFACTURER TO MADE A WATERPROOF SMARTPHONE!

IF YOU THINK LG IS COPYING SONY BY MAKING A WATERPROOF SMARTPHONE?

SORRY TO TELL YOU SONY WAS ALSO COPYING MOTOROLA, PANASONIC, FUTJITSU FOR MAKING A WATERPROOF SMARTPHONE...

SHAME ON YOU SONY FANBOYS...

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 10:48 1

108. buccob (Posts: 1370; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I never said the Atrix was waterproof... I merely stated that the Atrix WAS the flagship, while the Defy WAS the middle class... I was comparing the Atrix / Defy since they both were 2010 phones...

Learn to read...

Sony Xperia Acro S could be found in North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania... so that is almost worldwide... I own it and live in Venezuela... so yeah...

Sony Xperia Acro S was the waterproof version of their flagship! so that makes it a flagship... specially when they didn't leave any feature out...

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active was the one that was made to compete with Motorola Defy... and BOTH of them were middle class phones...

You only write crap without any sense or knowledge...

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 11:05

109. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


lol you don't get it!man.

who said Motorola Atrix is A waterproof?
did i say you said that?lol


"I was comparing the Atrix / Defy since they both were 2010 phones..."

YOU SHOULD NOT BECAUSE WE ARE JUST TALKING ABOUT A WATERPROOF SMARTPHONE!

SONY XPERIA ACRO S. WAS NOT A FLAGSHIP SMARTPHONE!
SONY XPERIA ACRO S. WAS NOT THE FIRST WATERPROOF SMARTPHONE IN HISTORY!

SONY XPERIA ACRO S. DID NOT RELEASE WORLDWIDE!

AT LEAST LEARN TO KNOW THE POINT !

GET YOUR FACT!
AND DO YOUR HOME WORK... DON'T MAKE FALSE STORY LOL

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 11:18

110. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


LEARN TO UNDERSTAND THE FACT!

SONY XPERIA ACRO S. WAS NEVER BEEN A FLAGSHIP SMARTPHONE!

SONY XPERIA ACRO S. WAS NOT THE FIRST WATERPROOF SMARTPHONE !

SONY XPERIA ACRO S. DID NOT RELEASE WORLDWIDE!

SONY MOBILE WAS NOT THE FIRST MANUFACTURER TO MADE A WATERPROOF SMARTPHONE!

LG , AND SAMSUNG ARE NOT COPYING/FOLLOWING SONY IN MAKING A WATERPROOF SMARTPHONE.

STOP ASSUMING !

SHAME ON YOU..........

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 23:19

113. DONUT (Posts: 292; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


u keep saying the Acros S wasnt released worldwide, well the OGJ and Eluga werent released worldwide either so why keep bringing them up??? PLUS the Xperia V was a Sony flagship and it was released worldwide before the OGJ

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 01:53

115. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


LOL

WHO TOLD YOU OGJ WAS RELEASED WORLDWIDE?

WHO TOLD YOU ELUGA WAS RELEASED WORLDWIDE?

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THE TOPIC BEFORE YOU INTERRUPT ......

IM JUST DESTROYING THESE SONY FANS WHO SAID LG & SAMSUNG ARE COPYING SONY FOR MAKING A WATERPROOF SMARTPHONE...

I JUST SHOWED THEM THAT SONY WAS NOT THE FIRST MANUFACTURER TO MADE A WATERPROOF SMARTPHONE...THAT'S ALL...

READ FIRST BEFORE BARKING HERE LOL...

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 02:01

117. DONUT (Posts: 292; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


b*tch dont come for me with ur half a$$ logic and caps lock typing skill. u keep harping on the fact tt the Acros S wasnt released ww than why do u keep mentioning OGJ? go back to elementary school and get some logical thinking skills

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 09:50

106. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Technically
THE WORLD'S FIRST WATERPROOF FLAGSHIP SMARTPHONE WAS PANASONIC ELUGA NOT SONY ACRO S.

LG Optimus G ( Japan) was also a Flagship Smartphone !

NEVER FORGET
The WATERPROOF Samsung Galaxy Xcover Long time ago before The Galaxy S5!

SONY FANS SHAME ON YOU.......

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 23:20

114. DONUT (Posts: 292; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


and if u scroll up the comments, the one who brought up abt LG possibly copying Sony for waterproofing was you. so... have several seats boo

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 01:55 1

116. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


SCROLL THE ENTIRE COMMENT BOXES

THERE ARE SONY FANBOYS WHO SAID LG AND SAMSUNG ARE FOLLOWING /COPYING SONY!.

SHAME ON YOU TOO...

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 02:03 1

118. DONUT (Posts: 292; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


SHAME ON U LMAO U BASIC B*TCH

THE TOP 2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST :
1. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 80; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Maybe yes, maybe no. Maybe rain, maybe snow.
posted on2 days ago, 19:271
49. LGisgood (Posts: 155; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
Sony xperia Z was not the first Smartphone to have a waterproof !
Motorola Defy came long time ago.
Even LG optimus G Nttdoccomo Japan version was a waterproof it came first than Xperia z.

ur butt brought it up FIRST. have several seats u shameless cow dung

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 10:10

121. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


LOL you R A VERY BIG BIG SH!!!t...

LEARN TO USE YOUR BRAIN! PROPERLY

i told you SCROLL THE ENTIRE COMMENT BOXES...!

I just POST my comment to THE FIRST COMMENT JUST FOR EASY TO SEE MY COMMENT!

I DON'T CARE TO YOU Fvck your SELF!

my STAND was very clear SONY WAS NOT THE FIRST MANUFACTURER OF A WATERPROOF SMARTPHONE!
ENOUGH SAID!

SVCK MY d!ck!

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 01:09

123. DONUT (Posts: 292; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


i would suck it but i cant find it, even the microscope cant help me find it

yea but the fact tt u put it UP there means u wanted the attention thus indirectly making u the one tt caused this big sh!t. and pleaaaaaaaaaaseeeeeeeeeee go back to school and improve ur english. wtf is "I DON'T CARE TO YOU Fvck your SELF!" lmao i cant at this english. go back to the corner where u were born and find urself a man u pressed dyke

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 01:13 1

85. SonyPS4 (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 May 2013)


First waterproof phone is Casio Canu 502S in 2005.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 15:11

124. NettBill (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Mar 2014)


Also with LG, again.

Called LG canU 502S

phonearena.com/news/LG-and-Casio-unveil-a-waterpro​of-cellphone_id867

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 15:07 4

2. zig8100 (Posts: 119; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Why is the Thumbnail of a Galaxy S3?

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 15:18 2

5. QuadFace (Posts: 57; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Because is very cheap now anybody can take the risk of putting it inside water.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 15:44 7

15. maherk (Posts: 806; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Does it really matter? All LG phones look like Samsung ones with LG logo stamped on the front

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 16:35 5

27. npaladin2000 (Posts: 127; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


So I guess you missed the part where Samsungs have physical buttons on the front (that LGs don't have) and LGs have volume and power buttons on the back (that Samsungs don't have) went right by you?

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 18:45 4

45. Nevada (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Feb 2013)


U are talking about the G2? G Flex? And what about the hundred other copies in entry and mid range????

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 19:39 1

54. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


LG mobile has many award winning design .
While samsung mobile are look cheap toys.

LG Mobile was made the WORLD'S FIRST RECTANGULAR SHAPE WITH ROUNDED CORNERS FULLY CAPACITIVE TOUCHSCREEN PHONE.
LG Mobile is always ORIGINAL.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 21:45 2

73. Arirank (Posts: 40; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


So what.. still, all LG's Android phones has Samsung Look. its started by SIII , it has best design award at the time then ur fav brand start follow it. No fanboy, but the fact is people knows well Sammy much better than LG :)

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 05:32

102. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


OPEN YOUR EYES! ARE YOU BLIND? LOL

LG PHONES LOOK WAY BETTER THAN SAMSUNG'S CHEAP TOYS...

LG HAD ALREADY WON HUNDREDS OF BEST DESIGN AWARD EVEN BEFORE THE SAMSUNG S-3.
Starting PRADA Phone 2006-2007 ,
CHOCOLATE,
VIEWTY
SECRET,
KF SERIES
BLACK LABIEL SERIES,...
OPTIMUS SERIES...
G-SERIES....
SO ON...
see; Reddot design Awards.
iF Design awards and many more...

SAMSUNG WAS THE REAL COPYCAT !

I ADVICE YOU TO LOOK FOR LG 'S KOREA PAST PHONES'S DESIGN... BEFORE SAMSUNG S3 EXISTS ON THIS PLANET EARTH!

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 15:49 1

17. Tizen007 (Posts: 500; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


BECAUSE ITS GONNA BE A BEAST.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 15:11

3. zachattack (Posts: 543; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


So LG is giving up the best bezel size in the mobile world because Samsung decided to make their phone ugly as Hell with water proof? Why is everyone trying to copy Sony.. oh wait because the have nicest phones that's why duh. Seriously a let down if you don't keep the G2 bezel size LG. Though LG has yet to disappoint me so who knows

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 15:25 1

7. Finalflash (Posts: 1591; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


How do you know they sacrificed the bezel size so much, I would certainly like to see them? Also, who cares if they add a mm of bezel on either side, at least it will reduce the number of times my palm hits the screen when I reach across it. If adding a few mm makes my phone that much more sturdier then by all means, go ahead. Worst case, if you do not like it, buy the mini version which will probably also be made with the same specs thanks to Sony starting that trend.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 15:56 2

21. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2118; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Just like the G2 Mini has the same specs as the G2, right? Riiiiight.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 16:55

31. zachattack (Posts: 543; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Because all water proof phones have some sort of larger bezel. It was an assumption I never said I knew they were giving it up I'm basing it off the s5 crap. LG has a great design so it would be a shame to give it up for water proof. Why would I ever buy the mini version when mini versions are stripped and gimped. Not including the z1 compact since that's not in the US. I don't see anyone else copying what Sony did but we'll find out. Either way I don't like small phones

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 18:52

46. Nevada (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Feb 2013)


Sony started the trend years ago. They put the Arc's specs in the Ray. Since then no one made a similar phone, oh wait one did, Sony, again.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 15:26 13

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7729; Member since: 14 May 2012)


HTC's designs > Sony's

That's just me.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 15:33 2

10. sakurorhino (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


Jokes are not allowed :D
For example HTC ONE 2014 version

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 15:51 8

18. Tizen007 (Posts: 500; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


HTC ONE 2014 >>>>>>XPERIA Z2>>>GS5

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 15:54

20. sakurorhino (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


And again 2 is always greater than one

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 16:00

22. Tizen007 (Posts: 500; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Its called emphasizing

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 15:52

19. Insignificant (Posts: 190; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Yes, just you - who else would prefer such a difficult device to repair with a tiny battery and no durability.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 16:00 5

23. Astoni (Posts: 441; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


strange, cause HTC one Max had the longest battery life of all smathphones in 2013 and z1 had 70% battery life of htc one..

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 19:33 3

51. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7729; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Design wise, HTC. Overall choice? S5, which has awesome battery life and durability. :)

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 02:25

88. limporgyuk (Posts: 137; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Wise words Papasmurf, I like curves too.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 08:33

104. buccob (Posts: 1370; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


PadFone Infinity > HTC One

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