Say cheese: LG G3 photographed in White and Gold
There are still quite a few unanswered questions, which hopefully we will find out on the 27th of this month. There is a question about the silicon under the hood. Recently, we learned from someone who allegedly got to use the unit, that it will be driven by a Snapdragon 801 SoC. Some earlier reports suggested that the Snapdragon 805 SoC would be powering the model.
LG's current flagship model, the LG G2, was one of three handsets that we picked as the best smartphone for 2013. The other two models, incidentally, were the Nexus 5 and the Apple iPhone 5s.
LG G3 images leak
1. LG G3 in White
2. LG G3 in Gold
1. techloverNYC (Posts: 420; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
Kinda disappointed in the gold colorway, but black should be dope
6. Sauce (unregistered)
Tell me about it. Ever since Apple released their gold flagship, the gold circus came to town. Black should be awesome, especially on a greatly designed phone like this.
11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3603; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
The black phone still has a grayish front piece on it that doesn't match. It's just not as noticeable of a logo plate vs. the white or the gold.
17. networkdood (Posts: 6303; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Yeah, I dislike gold colorations on phones - always stuck with black, or grey/black....there are lots of cases out there to make any phone just golden...
2. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
I think it looks better than the Sony Xperia Z2
30. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3165; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Hel* no! Z2 and M8 are the most beautiful devices around! Though G3 is a lot better looking than G2, which is a lot better looking than S5.
3. gnppw (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
Maybe there will be two versions of this beast.
16GB version with FHD, 2GB of RAM, Snapdragon 801
And 32GB version with QHD, 3GB of RAM, Snapdragon 805
36. pitzy (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 May 2014)
why sould they release a "16GB version with FHD, 2GB of RAM, Snapdragon 801"? it would be almost identical with the G2.. Baseing that LG was the first to introduce the Snapdargon 800, i guess they will be the first to introduce the 805 version.. only a guess
4. KasiRawr03 (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 May 2014)
Hello everyone! I'm curious about two things: Will the G3 have an SD card slot? And is the camera going to be a 13MP or 16MP?
19. networkdood (Posts: 6303; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Nevermind - phonearena shows it will have a slot (yahoooo) on its spec page:
5. spasticpat (Posts: 72; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)
I personally don't like the way the bottom part is different colored than the top part. Otherwise, this looks like a beast of a phone.
7. fzacek (Posts: 2079; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
I thought that too. I don't know why they had to ruin the looks of the phone by doing that...
10. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3603; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Looks like they could have gone with buttons on front and logo on back. I suppose that maybe people would have thought it looked too much like a Samsung then.
8. fzacek (Posts: 2079; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
I think this phone is going to be a flop for the following reasons:
5.5" is too big for most people...
Performance might be laggy because of the QHD screen and heavy LG skin...
Battery life might not be so good because of the QHD screen and powerful processor...
Those back buttons are going to be hard to use and are quite unattractive and cheap-looking...
The phone is overall cheap-looking due to the plastic body that they have tried to make look premium with an ugly metal-ish finish...
12. rockers123 (Posts: 56; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)
5.5" is too big if the bezel is wide. G2 is having a display which is almost equals to the size of original Galaxy Note but still the size of Galaxy S4.
13. fzacek (Posts: 2079; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
5.5" would be too big for me even if it had no bezel at all...
15. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)
LG's UI is not inefficient though. The G2 is lag free.
16. fzacek (Posts: 2079; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
I've had the G2 and Nexus 5. They both have the same processor, and I must say that the Nexus 5 is considerably more lag-free than the G2...
22. Retro-touch (Posts: 263; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
I've had a Nexus 5 and now G2 and they are both lag free, Nexus 5 is slightly snappier but battery life is worlds apart. The screen and camera are also so much better on a G2 and I rarely ever use the buttons, just double tap to wake/sleep. Both awesome phones but I'd recommend the G2 over the Nexus 5
28. fzacek (Posts: 2079; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
I definitely prefer the Nexus 5 with its vanilla Android. I just couldn't live with LG's horrible UI skin. Otherwise the G2 was great...
25. twens (Posts: 694; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
You guys always talking about lag. It's getting long in the tooth. I have a 5s and it also lags sometimes. Isn't it obvious by now that all phones stutters once in a while. It's annoying. Show me one phone out there that doesn't stutter and I will gladly dash you $200.
39. PBXtech (Posts: 980; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Exactly. The lag frenzy was from some iFans who had no life and wanted to rag on Android users, and was picked up by some WP low lifes who also wanted to rag on Android users. Fortunately there was only a small percentage from each of those groups that felt that way, unfortunately they still exist.
I'll double down on your bet, every phone shows lag at some time or another. Most people who have a life and live in the real world don't care.
20. networkdood (Posts: 6303; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
5.5 inches is a good size - why come out with another 5 inch phone? Just buy the mini version of this phone...
21. fzacek (Posts: 2079; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
The mini versions always suck, and you should know that...
31. techperson211 (Posts: 704; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
Yeah right every OEM mini sucks . Except z1 compact . Hopefully they'll follow Sony on this part.
24. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3603; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
The screen on the G3 in the train looked like it was 1080p. I wonder if LG is going to market first with the Qualcomm 801 and a FHD display and later will follow with a higher spec 805 model with the QHD screen.
14. DigitalJedi_X (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)
I think this will be the device that breaks through for LG. I'm not saying they'll reach Samsung sales levels just yet, but it will be a big launch for LG with some of the biggest stales for them. Probably the biggest this far. Can't wait for it.
26. fzacek (Posts: 2079; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Not too many people are going to want to buy a 5.5" phone though...
38. DigitalJedi_X (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)
Tell that to the millions of Galaxy Note fans and millions of iPhone fans clamoring for a six inch iPhone.
The average consumer now wants Phablets. I believe it was Strategy Analytics that just reported Phablet sales made up some 219 million of overall smartphone sales which is a huge increase.
And if LG can make the design similar to the G2, you won't even be able to tell.
40. PBXtech (Posts: 980; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Agreed. One of the main reasons I bought the G2 was the screen was large compared to the overall size of the phone. I was looking at the Moto X and Note 3 at the time and ruled out the Note because it was too big. The G2 and upcoming G3 seem to be hitting the sweet spot in regards to phone sizes.
23. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 41; Member since: 07 May 2014)
The only thing that I don't like about this phone is the 5.5 inch screen, otherwise it is the best phone. The screen of LG G2 was big enough. They have G Pro 2 with a huge screen. Why strech G3
42. albakri10 (Posts: 13; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)
in old comments about LG G3, you said that you are accepted everything just the back buttons..
and now you are talking about the 5.5"... !!!!!
29. refillable (Posts: 652; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
I hope the black one looks more beautiful!
32. silver (Posts: 21; Member since: 02 Aug 2012)
I think it would be disappointing not to see the the Snapdragon 805
I prefer to wait for device with the Snapdragon 805
33. Chrisyahya (Posts: 42; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
say Cheese!!!! suddenly Google Now opened, and showing result about "cheese" LOL (sorry english)
35. sergiobr (Posts: 429; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
I´d prefer a waterproof model, let´s see the camera. Keeping my Note 3 towards Note 4.
37. AfterShock (Posts: 2879; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Irc, there was similar rumor to no new nexus this time last year as well.
There has been whispers of a 810 powered nexus a couple times, which would be sweet but a stretch of the imagination.
My belief, is Nexus is still alive an will rock a 805 this year.
41. jshan (Posts: 199; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)
What is it with these android users ????? It's like trolling paradise . LoL .. Bashing other brands , like they Own em ..(Sigh) lol .. I rarely see something from iphone users .. Guess they are busy with their awesome devices while android fans jabbing bout their screens and all the big numbers ... (Which aren't really matter for those devices) anyway just commented . No any war signs with any one here .. Peace :)
43. oborawatabinost (Posts: 44; Member since: 18 May 2014)
My Droid RAZR Max HD has just started crapping out and I am glad a new flagship will arrive just in time :P
PS: Anyone else notice the distinctive lack of a charging port? LG usually puts them on the bottom.....
44. PBXtech (Posts: 980; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
No bottom image is shown. Using the same angles in this article on my G2, I can't see a charging port either.