5 things that could have made the LG G3 better

5 things that could have made the LG G3 better
The LG G3 is now official, and, as every proper flagship should, it leaves little to desire. The company has put together a truly impressive package, and highlights like the G3's super-sharp, 1440 x 2560 (QHD) resolution display, its intriguing camera, and relatively compact form factor, are nothing to sneeze at.

Truthfully, even in its current shape and form, the G3 is every bit a worthy flagship, and one that will surely give its rivals a run for their money. But for the insatiable techie out there, wanting more and more is always on the agenda. That's only normal in the grand scheme of things, and it's not hard to imagine that manufacturers take cue from customer feedback, especially in a cut throat industry like this one. Further still, considering the critical success of the G3 predecessor in the G2, but its relatively modest market share (compared to the iPhone and Galaxy S5), it honestly feels like now was as great an opportunity for LG as it is ever going to get to really set itself apart from the herd.

Doing so, however, is a hard job, and one that necessarily has to do with even bigger investments on the side of the vendor. That means lower profits, sure, but that's usually how you steal away market share from the incumbents. Besides, we're not suggesting that LG should have incorporated all of the below features into the G3, though a combination would have surely helped it truly shine when put side-by-side with its main rivals. 

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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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38 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

My biggest concern in the battery. Pushing that many pixels scares the hell out of me.

28. bwphotoguy

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Why are you worried about the battery, the battery is no concern. It's replaceable like every phone should be! the battery is never "big enough" no matter what phone I've owned. A replaceable is the only way to go.

29. jellmoo

Posts: 2524; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The battery is a massive concern. It is going to need a lot of juice to power those pixels, and a spare battery simply isn't a solution. I'm not carrying another battery everywhere I go. Until we get some battery benchmarks, it is absolutely a valid risk to flag.

36. Prabs

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Right, why have an article mentioning that the battery life could be improved even before the benchmarks are released. This article was released too soon or that should have been omitted.

30. deewinc

Posts: 454; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Are you suggesting that people carry a several batteries? It is replaceable right?

2. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Front, or at least side, facing speakers would've been nice too.

3. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Get over the plastic, it looks great and likely feels great as well. It doesn't need to be aluminum to be premium.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6021; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

not to mention that a majority of users end up with cases on their phones anyway.

13. JC557

Posts: 1914; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

As much as I like the aluminum body of my M8 (which goes caseless half the time) I also like the plastic cases of HTCs previous flagship phones as well as the plastic used on the LG Spectrum 2. Those had a strong and premium feel to it and those phones were never in a case.

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

German prestige cars don't use plastic. Unless it has carbonfibre or Kevlar Have you ever used Nokias 8series phones

22. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Cell phones aren't automobiles. One you hold in your hand, the other holds you in place as it can go 100+ mph.

17. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Exactly. From my point of view plastic with good grade materials when properly put together is the best for phones, and not to mention the advantages like signal reception, weight management, wireless charging etc. The G3 as far as I've read have great build quality and my god it looks stunning with those thin bezels. Best looking phone of this year so far. Now I'm just waiting for the performance and battery reviews to finally check my pocket. ;)

23. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

Weird how if Samsung does it it's suddenly a problem for most but when LG does it its totally fine

33. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

nope, material was never an issue it's their effin design, fugly ugly design.... yes i'm talking to the whole samsung handsets! except the note 1-3... they are okay with me, but they are big for me... :) that's why they're called SAMESUNG! because from the cheapest to their flagship, they all look d same with cheap looking design.

4. coldfire

Posts: 8; Member since: May 06, 2014

Totally agree....... The rest are not so desirable

5. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Just what I was thinking. With all the leaks and rumors it is reasonably impossible to be amazed by the launching of a new product. But bashing it on the first article to enhance what it does NOT have it is beyond my comprehension. Bad vibe, PhoneArena...

6. hafini_27

Posts: 942; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Well, I would love front speaker. To be honest, I am happy that they choose polycarbonate back. It feels great. Wonder why ppl keep the idea of only metal is premium

7. wilsong17 unregistered

805 3gb of ram 32gb 32mah i would but along with lg tone amazing battery life but nooo well im going to buy the lg tone

8. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Stock android!

9. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Wait, it's not really metal? No Adreno 420 to support 2K screen either. Disappointment. The real nex-gen phone will be the Note 3.

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Another option: root and overclock the Gpus to 700Mhz, S801 is clocked at 550Mhz, S800 at 450Mhz

18. NasirMalik

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

You mean Note '4'!!!!

11. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

This post is disappointingly retarded. Specially comparing the 805 to the 800 and 801. The 805 is only different in gpu performance. All those other things are really a non issue..

12. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

How spoiled can we possibly be as a society that we get on here and nit pick and absolutely amazing piece of technology? Do you remember what cell phones were like just 5 years ago? The G3 is absolutely amazing compared to just about any phone on the market. Really, all the flagship phones are amazing in their own way. How can you all complain about the smallest little things that are barely noticeable?

15. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Phone became better because we nitpicked about the screen, the battery, the software, the hardware, the camera, the features, the ease of use, the build materials and the protection against elements. 5 years from now, today's nitpicks will look equally useful, so quit acting as if we reached perfection, cause we haven't, and never will. Technology is organic, and organisms always evolve.

19. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

This is not an issue of perfection. Perfection cannot be reached because perfection is different for each person. But we have reached a point with the improvements are very marginal. The difference between a chip 5 years ago an now is tremendous. The difference between the 801 and 805 is very marginal. You would not be able to notice much of a difference during normal use. Same goes with just about every other feature. I understand continuous improvement, but to complain about this phone or be disappointed seems childish to me.

20. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

ahemm, no fingerprint no IP67, the phone is going to be slower than GS5 and Z2, battery a big concern, no usb 3, no fingerprint scanner, updated camera not another camera. well, it's a no for me and plus the silly design. the only thing I like is the screen to body ratio.

27. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

Nah, you forgot to mention the most important thing to you, IT IS NOT SAMSUNG..... During the S4 era, none of the Samsung Fanbxy brag about IP67, fingerprint scanner, USB 3.0 and etc. And now AGAIN suddenly become a must..... -_-" And about the battery concern, battery capacity is not everything, software optimization and overall power consumption of the hardware component is also an important factor, so its power performance is yet unknown and should not be judged by simply just the battery capacity. Silly design??! It is going to be slower than GS5 and Z2??!! -_-" typical fanbxy logic and prejudgement.......

34. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

you don't have to argue with that boy, :)) but i also wished it has IP certification just like z2... silly design? ha! ha! samsung s5? vs LG g3 design?? he's blind dude, totally blinded by samesung. XD

21. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 321; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I wished for 4 things it had in this launch but maybe in the next update: 1. Front double boom speakers( remove logo if possible). 2. Better cpu, ram. 3. Bigger battery. 4. front side design of G2 ( don't like the bottom different color) and back side design of G3. Careless for waterproof, and especially (please No finger sensor its a waste of space) or metal case since you will use a protection case any way.

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