LG G3 'Prime' with Snapdragon 805 and LTE-A tipped for a July 25th announcement
posted by Chris P. / Jul 21, 2014, 7:38 AM
The report pretty much confirms the specs we were expecting for the special G3 edition, too. The specs remain the same -- a 5.5-inch Quad HD resolution (1440 x 2560) display, 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel, optically-stabilized snapper, and a 3000 mAh cell. What's new is the processor -- the G3 Prime should come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chip, which will allow for those blazing-fast data speeds, and also help with performance. That last part is not to be underestimated, especially when you consider that the G3's screen has millions of pixels more (over traditional, 1080p units) that need to be pushed.
As for availability, we expect the LG G3 to be available for the South Korean market only. That may not be welcome news for all, but do keep in mind that countries with LTE-Advanced networks are extremely rare. In terms of pricing, we'll have to sit and wait.
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Sweet. I love that EVERYONE seems to be making these "Prime" phones.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 7:42 AM 1
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Which is probably because SONY started this crap :). Well not exactly crap, but they started it anyway.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 8:02 AM 1
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Just fix that god awful 2k display first before jumping into the spec war like always !
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 7:44 AM 3
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its not that bad .
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 8:08 AM 3
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Nope, I'd still rather take the standard s5 than another 'look at me' brand like LG that just shout with very little bark. Had a play with the G3 at carphone warehouse, feels horrible with the horrid lg logo, looks horrid and as if trying too hard to stand out, heck, even the z2 was more exciting. Noticed some noticeable lag on the home screen and lacks any of the fluidity you'd associate with an Apple/stock android /Sony or HTC and I personally prefer the feel of Samsung' phones over LG.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 4:30 PM 0
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I agree. I came from a phone 2 generations back, the LG Optimus G. From my experience, I can tell you the display on the LG G3 is definitely an upgrade. However, If I was upgrading every year and had come from the LG G2, then the screen may have felt more like a lateral move. The problem then is that the G2 does not have the G3s removable battery or microSD card slot, so for most, it is still a quantifiable upgrade.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 8:46 AM 1
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I can't see them selling a G3 to a G2 owner at all. I flashed the G3 rom to my G2 then took the front bottons off and used pie. Camera upgrades, sound, everything, and compared screen size. Just not worth $600 for an almost lateral move. Best to wait for G4.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 9:00 PM 0
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if it's only being offered in S. Korea, who cares?
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 8:12 AM 1
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Between these two OEM an Sony, its a shambles of models half baked an sometimes delivered. Its enough that I shall never consider their flagships for purchase. Nexus till the end, then if I outlive them, Beer cans an piano wire, then others.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 4:48 PM 0
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I also have had the G, G Pro, G2..I have both the G3 and the G Pro 2 (F350s), and I will say without a doubt that the G3 display IMO is inferior to the G Pro 2 and the G2. The colors are not as vibrant as the G2. As far as resolution of QHD. I ALMOST cannot tell a difference. Extremely zoomed imagines. Also the G Pro 2 and G2 feel snappier.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 5:36 PM 0
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