LG G3 may end up being significantly larger than Galaxy S5 or HTC One (M8)

While customers around the world are patiently waiting for LG to unveil the G3 smartphone, there's one country where things often happen slightly faster when it comes to technology, and that country is Japan. No, the G3 hasn't been made available there (yet), but still, Japan customers will soon be able to get their hands on something similarly awesome. Today, LG and Japanese carrier KDDI announced the so-called LG Isai FL - the successor to last year's Isai, and guess what - the LG G2 and the Isai had a lot in common. Obviously, we're excited to have a look at the new Isai FL, because it might give us accurate indications of what to expect from the upcoming G3.

Those who follow the news regularly probably know that the LG G3 is expected to feature a massive 5.5-inch display with QHD resolution. Of course, the Isai FL has exactly such a screen. We know what you're thinking - that's a huge display for a smartphone! Wouldn't this make it too big, even by today's standard? Well, you can check out the size comparison below - we're lined up the LG Isai FL, Galaxy S5, One (M8), iPhone 5s and other potential rivals of the handset, so that we can see exactly how big LG's proposition is going to be, compared to the rest of the high-end landscape.

An important note to make here is that while we expect the LG G3 to share many design principles with the LG Isai FL, we can in no way be sure that these are the exact dimensions that the G3 is going to have. As you can see from the comparison below, the Isai FL is a significantly larger and thicker handset than the international G2, so who knows, hopefully, LG will at least be able to make the G3's profile a bit thinner than that, but even then, we're getting the feeling that this 5.5" phone will be quite a bulky affair. Then again... it's a 5.5" phone, so we guess that is to be expected. Anyway, let us know what you think in the comments!


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41 Comments

1. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I'm totally fine with those monster sized smartphones as long as you get mini version of those flagships too and with mini I mean the size not the specs!

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5717; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I just wish OEMs made phones with the same specs except different screen/battery sizes (e.g. like laptops) I want a ~130 x 70 mm phone with ~5" screen and top of the line specs

41. Ahmadovich

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

Xperia Z2 Compact?

2. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

why got two LG Isai ?

3. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

So it can be lined up together with the other phones in the 2nd column.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I thought it was pretty obvious but I guess not lol.

10. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Oops, I meant *row. ^^

5. 36thDisciple

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

Because you are an absolute cutie and you deserve them =D

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Is that really her or someone else

13. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Hmm... according to Google image search, this is the only hit aside from PhoneArenahttp://onehallyu.com/index.php?/topic/47183-cyber-bullying/?p=2558615

28. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

That's some serious stalking! Lol

38. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Google is our friend. =D

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

5 inch is what i call maximum for mainstream smartphones(though 4.5-4.7 suits best for me )

6. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

10.5mm is too thick, just like Sony Xperia S.

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

There should be someone that owns all of these phones

12. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Very compact dimensions! OnePlus One looks over sized by comparison

17. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

At the expense of on-screen buttons, and a way unproportional top bezel.

14. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

More reason to stay away from LG phone

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Other Oems use quality prestige materials than cheap degrading low class plastic

21. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Is that why samsung sells more 'plastic' then all of those with 'prestige material' companies combined ?

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It sells more because of good marketing.

32. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

You really think a marketing is all it takes ? A company's success or failure is dependent on several factors and marketing is one of them not the only one. If marketing is all it takes then why did Samsung spent $10 billion on R&D ? And if Samsung is fooling people with marketing then why do people keep coming back to their products and keep buying them ? Why does every Galaxy S gen outsells its previous generation ? With marketing you can only fool someone once not again and again. Its features like: -Phase detection which allows 0.3 sec autofocus (only found on DSLRs) -Power saving mode which offers 1 day of battery life at 10% -Technology like Lucid Logic for long battery life is implemented. -Camera lens which was tested around the globe from dusk to dawn by snapping 1000 pictures a day to test their capability of HDR. -They offer lots of accessories -Great global customer service -Best OEM when it comes to updates. ...and those are just tip of the iceberg......... The simple explanation is, SOME PEOPLE PREFER FUNCTION OVER FORM AND THAT'S WHY THEY BUY SAMSUNG !

36. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"You really think a marketing is all it takes ?" You really think a cheap looking plastic design is all it takes?

37. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Sometimes drinking the kool aid changes a person forever.

40. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

#HatersGonnaHate

34. Peeyushmalik96

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

sometimes your friendboyism really irritates me I mean it means a lot to keep something this compact. just compare it with Note 2 then

16. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Looking forward to 5.5". Take my money.

18. Nicholas-Paul

Posts: 11; Member since: May 03, 2014

I like the thin bezels and I prefer 5,5 inch instead of 5.

19. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

LG Isai L22: 72 x 144 x 9.1 mm 152g LG G2: 70,9 x 138.5 x 8.9 mm 143g With this we can assume LG G3 will be smaller than the Isai L24.

20. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

The G3 and One+one look like bricks. There to big .

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