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Revealing LG G3 leaked images show its size, compared to HTC One (M8)

Revealing LG G3 leaked images show its size, compared to HTC One (M8)
The G3, LG's 2014 flagship phone, is due to be officially unveiled tomorrow, but leaks just keep on pouring from all sides, and this latest one coming from Vietnam shows the G3 alongside the HTC One (M8). It's a revealing image because you can very clearly see the difference in size between the two flagships, and how the 5.5-inch G3 - as compact as it is - is still noticeably bigger than its 5-inch HTC rival. 

You can also clearly see the new laser auto-focus assist light that is said to arrive on the G3. Rumors all agree that the laser light is there to make focusing on objects faster and more accurate, and we're looking forward to seeing it in action tomorrow. We've seen such a feature on old Nokia Symbian phones way back in time, but in recent years no company has used this technology, so it's definitely one of the more exciting novelties around the G3.

What's most fascinating, though, is clearly the new Quad HD (2560 x 1440-pixel) super sharp, 5.5-inch screen on the LG G3. Our coverage of the G3 starts tomorrow, so make sure to check in and share your expectations about LG's new big thing in the comments below.

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posted on 26 May 2014, 10:07 1

1. refillable (Posts: 1047; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Umm similar to the M8... I think that's somewhat a good news. We'll have to see what this phone brings us though. The expectation of this phone is just extremely high after the successful release of the G2.

posted on 26 May 2014, 11:05 3

25. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I prefer G3 higher screen resolution and it's body material/design over the m8

posted on 26 May 2014, 13:24 7

34. chebner (Posts: 235; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


You prefer the higher resolution on the G3 to 1080p? Do you use your go go gadget magnifying glass? Because that's the only way you'll notice a difference, and even then the difference will be extremely minimal.

1080p is perfectly fine for a phone. Fewer pixels = less processing = better performance and less need for a giant battery.

posted on 26 May 2014, 14:17 1

36. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


No, you can see a difference if you have glasses. It makes it easier to read with out them on. Just because you don't see the benefit, doesn't mean it's not there.

posted on 26 May 2014, 15:34 1

40. true1984 (Posts: 824; Member since: 23 May 2012)


see it better without glasses? that makes absolutely no sense.

posted on 26 May 2014, 18:23

47. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Obviously you don't have glasses, then. Normally, you would need you glasses to pick out fine detail, but if the screen PPI is dense enough, it compensates for your lack of not having glasses on by making sharper images. It's why I can see the pixels on my iPhone 5S and Nexus 5, though, these two are soooooo much better than phones used to be.

posted on 26 May 2014, 14:22 5

37. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


For the last time, this "1080p is perfectly fine for a phone" is just ill-informed rubbish. Higher pixel density makes many things easier to see more clearly and easily, especially for people who do not have perfect vision.

Does it take extra battery for this? Yes, often it does, at least with the current QHD technology. But display legibility vs. battery life is a trade-off a customer can decide on.

posted on 26 May 2014, 16:18

43. Kamehameha (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


"But display legibility vs. battery life is a trade-off a customer can decide on."

Really? Where can I find a 1080p LG G3?

posted on 27 May 2014, 10:19

57. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Any other flagship with the SD 801. Some of them have better size and button placement to boot. Avoid the M8 though, the button placement is even worse.

posted on 28 May 2014, 03:18

60. Kamehameha (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


That is the point. I have to choose an entirely different phone to get a 1080p screen.

posted on 26 May 2014, 20:23

50. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


It's just not worth it...

posted on 27 May 2014, 16:32

58. chebner (Posts: 235; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


'Higher pixel density makes many things easier to see more clearly and easily'

I completely agree, and a few years ago pixel density was low enough where every increase in resolution resulted in noticeably sharper, more detailed screens. However even on a 5.5" screen 1080p is well beyond the point where higher pixel density will result in a noticeably sharper screen, unless of course Inspector Gadget is using his go go gadget magnifying glass or binoculars.

'especially for people who do not have perfect vision'.

This is just utter nonsense. Higher pixel density made wonderous improvement to screen clarity (in the past), but I'm pretty sure it can't improve someone's vision.

If you can't see the detail in something without glasses, how is adding more detail going to help. By that same logic one would only need glasses when viewing low resolution pictures or video screens. In real life there are no pixels, pixel density is in essence infinite, and yet you still need glasses for that.

posted on 27 May 2014, 17:00

59. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


It won't matter anyway since companies are using 2K higher screen resolution.

posted on 26 May 2014, 19:38 1

49. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


GO GO GADGET BIONUCULARS

posted on 27 May 2014, 01:38

54. jcdz89 (Posts: 78; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)


G3 looks slightly better than G2..but still its not looker like M8. Now android phone makers really need to think about build quality because when it comes to spec Most Phones Identical & tired of gimmicky features. .

posted on 26 May 2014, 10:08 13

2. maherk (Posts: 4016; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It doesn't look as compact as LG wanted us to believe, it looks like it might be almost as big as the Note 3.

posted on 26 May 2014, 10:40 9

13. sniper1087 (Posts: 515; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


Huh? The M8 is 5 inches, this is 5.5 inches, it cannot be the same size wide, because of screen size, but we have not seen how tall it is. The note 3 still bigger at 5.7 inches and has kore bezel, just wait until the G3 gets compared side by side with the note 3.

posted on 26 May 2014, 10:50 6

18. maherk (Posts: 4016; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Thank you captain obvious, I didn't know it is a 5.5" phone. The point is it that LG has been promoting the G3 as a phablet in a 5 incher's body when leaks in the past week and now this picture shows that it's not. I had the Note, Note 2, and Note 3, so size for me isn't an issue, but it is a big deal for the majority of the consumers out there. Remember, this is supposed to be their smartphone flagship, not a the phablet one.

posted on 26 May 2014, 11:16 3

29. drunkenjay (Posts: 928; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


its only 0.4mm wider than my xperia z2 and 1mm thicker. if you call xperia z2 a phablet then so will the lg g3.
to me this is wonderful news.

posted on 26 May 2014, 13:41 3

35. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The Z2 is already close enough in size to the Note 3 so this is even closer. Too big.

posted on 26 May 2014, 15:41

41. drunkenjay (Posts: 928; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


you can say that as well to the htc one m8. its taller than the g3 and the g3 is 4mm wider than the m8. the htc one is also a phablet only it has a 5 inch screen.

posted on 26 May 2014, 15:49

42. drunkenjay (Posts: 928; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


the note 3 is 6mm taller and 5mm wider.

seriously phones after 4.8 inches started to get hard for 1 hand usage. but if you think the g3 is a big phone i suggest you go to an iphone 5. because obviously you dont like the phone and finding a way to talk crap.

posted on 26 May 2014, 16:24

45. maherk (Posts: 4016; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


But the M8 is the easiest one out of the 3 to use single handedly.

posted on 27 May 2014, 02:21

55. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Yeah the M8 is huge too. Even the GS5 is too big. Huawei and I guess Motorola will be the only ones that don't have giant flagships in 2014.

posted on 26 May 2014, 10:49 1

16. Retro-touch (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


They didn't show how tall it is, its already been discussed at Android Police but its definitely wider based on the dimensions but not as tall as the HTC One M8

posted on 26 May 2014, 10:53 6

20. maherk (Posts: 4016; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


That's my point, it looks as wide as your average phablet can get, which will be a problem for those who want a phone for one hand operations.

posted on 26 May 2014, 10:08 7

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


G3's appearances much better than both M8 and S5.

posted on 26 May 2014, 10:22 10

8. maherk (Posts: 4016; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Nothing comes close to the M8's beauty. Maybe the Z2 is next, but only when it is smudges free.

posted on 26 May 2014, 10:47 4

15. Awalker (Posts: 1566; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


From the picture in the article the G3 looks better.

posted on 26 May 2014, 11:18

30. T.Law (Posts: 415; Member since: 10 May 2014)


It is!
Never like metal phones but this looks sexy.

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