LG G3 and its funky Quick Cover case caught riding the metro train

Hot on the heels of yesterday's leaked press renders of the LG G3, we are now seeing the phone out and about for the first time, straight from the confines of the Korean subway system. Translation - someone is perusing the golden version of the G3 in a metro car, with what seems like a new Quick Cover that has a large circular cutout, matching the new Optimus UI lock screen that we already saw, and was confirmed by the official shots of LG's new tablet trio, too.

The new lock screen sports precisely such a gigantic circle where the time, date, and other pertinent information, will be displayed when the Quick Cover you see in the picture is closed for added protection. One thing is for sure from these pics - the G3 is a largish handset, so the 5.5" Quad HD display speculation seems primed to pan out. It certainly doesn't look like a phone you can use with one hand, unless you choose LG's Mini View software trickery that shrinks the interface to a section of the display, but that's the price to pay if you want a large screen on your handset, as we've come to realize in the last year or two.

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source: Seeko.co.kr

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
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  • 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. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

LG worker detected.

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

When I'm watching LG G3 video teaser it looks like LG G3 is metal. :) But when I look at LG G3 images which were posted by PhoneArena yesterday, I start to think that LG G3 will be plastic with metal frame. Why? Because if back cover is metal then why I don't see any plastic 'gaps' for antenna? Metal frame:http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/articles/120690-image/LG-G3-press-renders-appear.jpg No plastic 'gaps' for antenna:http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/articles/120687-image/LG-G3-press-renders-appear.jpg I start to think that it will be plastic (only speculations). :( What you think guys? Anyway, even if it is plastic it still looks better than Samsung's plastic design at least in the teaser video and in images which were posted by PhoneArena yesterday (my opinion).

12. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

It looks like the self healing thing on G Flex.

22. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

LG isai looked better than this IMO.

2. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Is that some metal trim around it? Man this thing is looking good.

4. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It looks like it is and would match up with the teaser pic they posted early in the week.

3. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

So sad.. Seems unconvinient for one handed usage. Still, I hope 8.5 sized hands won't have any trouble!

5. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I got small hands also and I had no problem wielding G Flex, problem with that was it didnt fit my pants pockets, else I loved it. Plus I'm sure G3 will come with the 1 hand thingies that G Pro 2 has.

13. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Hmm that's a good sign... I haven't try holding a G Flex, nor the G 2 Pro, but it seems that the lady(?) here in this photo will struggle to operate it one handed. What glove size do you wear? I hope 'One hand thingies' works well, in case everything else fails.

18. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

If I measure the circumference of my hand its 7.5"-ish

20. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Well that's smaller than mine! Perhaps I should really try to hold it IRL...

26. 0kax0el0

Posts: 237; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

I have rather big hands but the G Flex was still a bit uncomfortable to use with one hand, though not as annoying as the Note3, I love capacitive buttons, but for the sake of "ergonomy" (sheer size of the handset) these are too damn low for one hand use. Anyone instered in buying a Galaxy Note3, perfect shape, all its accessories and a Ferrari flipcover? =D

6. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

definately my next phone....

7. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

This is just a big gimmick by LG just to tease the world about the G3.

8. jbjr43

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

IMO, the case is funky looking with the circle cut out...

10. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Well, they're leaking their phone but at least it's not the htc type of advertising via leaks.

11. MrPhilo

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

WHY CAN'T LG fix the black border around the ips display, no point having a thin bezel if theres a fat black border, its okay on the black models but other models nope

15. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Just get the black one and add a coloured case (if you don't like black). Personally thinking, black smartphones looks more elegant.

36. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

i think that black border u see in the photo is just the actual bezel. if u look at the press renders u would see tt the bezels of the screen for all 3 colours are black. i would think LG have gotten rid of the inner bezel cos the G Pro 2 didnt have them already. looking at the photo closely, it SEEMS like its a snap on case like the on G2 and not a back cover replacement like on the G Pro 2.

14. ErenJaeger

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

JUMP THE PERSON WITH THE G3

16. iMemo

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Who even took that pic...? Bet it was staged.

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I also think that it was staged.

31. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

Viral marketing, its always viral marketing lol

17. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

The picture kind of puts the hugeness of this phone into perspective. Too big? Maybe.

21. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This phone will not sell that well because most people do not want a huge 5.5" screen. OEMs need to learn that it is not necessary to increase the screen size each year. Bad decisions, LG...

23. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

S5, Z2 and M8 are still selling no? This will be just the same size due to small bezels.

24. Noble_One

Posts: 63; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

Exactly...all the phones got bigger this generation really. Anyone that has seen the S5 or the one m8 will tell you...they're quite big. I expect LG to keep pace. Yes it will be bigger than the g2 IMO...but all of them are bigger this gen

25. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I think its very good work from LG making a device that has 0.3-0.5" larger screen and keeping it within 1-2mm of the others. In some cases it will even be smaller. But instead people just look at the screen size.... Wonder if the same people would rejoice over a 140 x 70 phone with a 4" screen using the best internals?

28. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I agree. This probably would have been my phone if they did a 5.2 QHD screen and made it smaller than the G2. Since it is 5.5, I won't be getting it. Good thing Google might shrink it again like they shrunk the G2 screen for the Nexus 5. Google is our last chance in 2014 because if the Z2 compact is based on the A2, Sony made it too fat again. So it is all up to Google to buck this very disappointing trend.

30. MichaelA

Posts: 18; Member since: May 14, 2014

I need to feel the phone in hand & pocket before I make my decision. I tend to agree with you though; I like 5-5.2 inch phones. It's going to be hard holding off until the Nexus 6 gets here though. Damn Google for waiting til Oct/Nov every year!

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