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The dark side of the LG G3: 5 mighty annoying features

The dark side of the LG G3: 5 mighty annoying features
The LG G3 is the first top-end smartphone with a super high-res, 5.5” Quad HD display, and it has plenty of innovation packed in it to get excited about: starting with the tiny screen bezel and compact for its display size, the latest Snapdragon 801 system chip, and 13-megapixel OIS+ camera. 

At the same time, though, it’s only fair to point out its flaws as well - we've done the same for devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5, and will continue doing this for other devices.

Most of the annoyances mentioned below are little things, not a real deal-breaker, but they just grow more irritating over time. These are also not things that would derail you from buying the phone, but we believe making an informed decision is always better. Finally, we hope LG takes a note and adds this final level of polish to perfect its otherwise great-looking LG G3.

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posted on 17 Jun 2014, 09:06 6

1. AndroidStuff (Posts: 46; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Come on PA!!! 2nd one isn't a issue, we have a option in display->settings to hide front touch buttons for all applications & 3 out of 5 issues related to only display... IMO not much worried issues :)

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 09:14 21

8. kyan- (Posts: 67; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


horrible outdoor visibility, horrible low brightness for night reading. *hugs s5 active

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 09:39 11

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


Hugging a phone that's not available yet? *confused*

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 11:47 10

27. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Yes, you are confused. The S5 Active has been available from AT&T for some time.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 18:36

47. baldilocks (Posts: 752; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Have you been living under a rock?

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 06:50

63. huhblub (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Apr 2014)


Lol not understanding sarcasm?

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 12:55 1

35. Supraman21 (Posts: 325; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


My HTC One only goes down to 14 nits and its more than adequate. 9 is actually pretty good. Also, I only set my brightness up to 25% when I am outside and I can see my screen clearly. Im sure the G3 is fine.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 09:06 11

2. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Too many flaws in killer areas imo. Best smartphone of the year will be the note 4 or ip6.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 10:36 4

20. PootisMan (Posts: 254; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Or the Nexus 6

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 16:06 3

45. yUlek (Posts: 51; Member since: 14 May 2014)


Nah, Nexus phones always lacks this "something"

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 18:37 1

48. baldilocks (Posts: 752; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


I dunno. I keep going back to my Nexus 5.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 12:44 2

28. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


note 4. iphone is a toy with any screen size

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 16:24

61. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Too many flaws in killer areas? This must be sarcasm..... Or you mean things that wasnt mentioned in this article.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 09:08 21

3. enthasuium (Posts: 131; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Galaxy s5 is s5 . And people thought Samsung selling millions of smartphone without any reason.......

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 09:10 9

6. Ahsan (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


The Mighty S5

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 09:08 16

4. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Seems LG just released the QHD display for bragging right's sake. The screen is dull and has poor outdoor visibility.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 09:41 4

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


B-but it'z got so many pixels!!!!1!!111!

(but yeah, it seems like it. That's a shame, too. Given how amazing the G2's screen was in both brightness, adaptability, color accuracy, and overall being an amazing screen).

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 10:25 7

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Honestly, from all the displays I'be used this year, the S5 has the best outdoor visibility and then the iPhone 5S. My M8 kind of sucks at full brightness. I'm quite disappointed.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 10:51 1

21. Zenzui (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


I would have to agree on this one. LG should had made the QHD display right in terms of overall use visibility on releasing to their G3. This just made themselves look bad when another competitor comes up with QHD that had it right...

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 12:48 4

31. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Still better than AMOLED.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 13:56 5

37. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


You'll never accept AMOLED is better...
you're big hater here like those samsung , apple and google haters...

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 14:31 4

38. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It really isn't. The S5 hands down has the best outdoor visibility and blows my M8 out of the water.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 19:57

52. 3rdDegree (Posts: 213; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


Who cares about your devices. I'm sure others know about their quality in terms of outdoor visibility.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 14:37

39. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Big NO..

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 16:07

46. yUlek (Posts: 51; Member since: 14 May 2014)


Good sun visibility, low power consuption, perfect blackness. Yep, AMOLED is bad

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 01:54

58. Leo_MC (Posts: 1690; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Just like quad cores, 3 GB of RAM, x64: they mean nothing without software to back them up.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 03:04

59. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Did you just describe iOS, jellyboy? :)

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 07:46

64. Leo_MC (Posts: 1690; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Nop, that's 66% of any Android flagship.
At least x64 helps speed simultaneous data transfer.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 09:09 11

5. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


I hope Samsung never uses on screen buttons, takes away some screen estate and there's still a lot of apps that doesn't support immersive mode.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 12:46 4

29. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


i hope too. samsungs hardware buttons are way better than the on screen ones.

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