5 LG G3 features that Apple should add to future iPhones

5 LG G3 features that Apple should add to future iPhones

In the last few years, LG proved that it can make pretty good smartphones. It isn’t by accident, then, that the South Korean company was selected by Google to manufacture its two latest Nexus smartphones: the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. This gave a lot of credit to LG, which, unlike HTC or Samsung, wasn’t among the first companies to join the Android bandwagon.

LG’s most advanced smartphone yet is the brand new G3, which was introduced last month as its first mobile device to sport a Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560 pixels) display. The G3 is an impressive piece of technology, and certainly has its place among this year’s best high-end offerings. 

While revisiting our LG G3 vs. iPhone 5s post, and thinking that a flagship smartphone with a 4-inch display just doesn’t cut it anymore, we had a somewhat crazy idea: Apple could seriously learn some things from the way that the G3 is made. Obviously, these things may be used by Apple to improve its future iPhones (not this year’s new iPhones, though, as their features are most probably already set in stone). Read on to find out what LG G3 features Apple should consider adding to its upcoming smartphones.

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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58 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1455; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

None of these will be in the next iPhone, this year or next and still Apple will sell 100 times more than LG G3.

3. asialove

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 19, 2010

you are right! You are taling about Nokia..

20. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Why you mention Nokia ?

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very true DJ.

2. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

So thin bezels are a feature now ?

5. Florin.T

Posts: 315; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Somehow, yes. Because you can always say stuff like "smartphone X features thinner bezels than smartphone Y."

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Apple and thin bezels do not belong in the same sentence unless you say Apple products don't have thin bezels.

18. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Actually, it's just a trick to tell you next year "Hey people, we invented the slim bezels"

50. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

But it has onscreen buttons that waste screen space.

54. natjsbelza

Posts: 4; Member since: May 12, 2014

Thinner bezel sure looks nice. It also has nice side-effect like, it allows for bigger screen on small housing. With all that great benefits, something has got to give, first is, lesser battery life, and second is, it will compromise the way you handle the phone. You don't want accidental touch inputs. Other minor disadvantage is when you use casings.

4. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I don't think thinner bezels is a "feature". Even the Moto X has it. In any case, judging by the iPhone 6 leaks, the bezels are too big. Apple should cut down on it.

6. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

dont trust leaks. we have to wait till official release I think next iphone will have thin side bezels but I cant say the same for top and bottom bezels

26. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Even the Moto X has it? They were one of the first to incorporate an edge to edge display with the Droid RAZR M.

7. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

only expandable memory would be good for iphone, others not so important

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Removeable battery and a higher screen resolution.

42. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

In all obviousness, the majority of and the general public of smartphone users don't give a crap about "higher screen resolution".

8. jellmoo

Posts: 2531; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I... Seriously? Could you at least have picked 5 features that are actually unique to the G3? What kind of process went into this article? "Hmm... Hey, how about expandable storage? I bet that absolutely nobody has ever brought that up at all since 2007!"

16. Florin.T

Posts: 315; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

The microSD card feature was picked because, as the article says, "LG listened to fans who were a bit let down by the fact that the G2 didn’t have expandable memory." Similarly, Apple could listen to those who want(ed) this on their older iPhones.

27. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Even this year M8 had this feature which last year M7 don't

37. jellmoo

Posts: 2531; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

That still doesn't make it a feature of the G3 though, unless we want to ignore the inclusion of the same item on things like the One M8 and the Moto G LTE. The G3 has unique features, no doubt. But to claim that expandable storage, slim bezels and unique button placement are among them is just silly. It makes it look like a filler article more than anything else.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man, that G3 is looking better and better. I might go ip6, and G3, if Samsung doesn't kill the game with the next GNote. LG is also the only android phones, that auto resize vids too for mms and sharing. Hella kudos LG, you've brought it.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

G3 has terrible battery life. Get the Note 4.

13. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Lol this comment was brought to you by Samsung

19. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Maybe it's Samesung by it self......who knows ?

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Actually, go check Erica Griffin's review on the G3 you troll. -Sent from HTC M8

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's so gorgeous though. Have you had a lotta hands on time with it?

28. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

waiting for G3 but in the end i purchased htc m8 (hope not dissapoint me cus it's my first htc phone), i'm not interested in 4k display which may drain the battery fast, the others feature like ois plus laser focus seems nice...

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The radios on my M8 are inferior to the S5 I had. Battery life is worse but it's definitely more snappier and faster than my S5 was.

34. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

how about the camera? i mean outdoor photography seems just okay which in many review said it's disappointing (duo camera is really hard to use, too much conditions to be met)

35. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Honestly the camera is great. If you just take photos from time to time, post on IG of Facebook/Twitter, it's good. I'm sure you won't be cropping lots of photos so don't worry about the camera.

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