LG G3 vs LG G2 user interfaces compared: what has changed?
posted by Nick T. / Jun 02, 2014, 7:24 AM
You've probably heard the news: LG has a brand new flagship smartphone. It is called the LG G3 and it brings along a plethora of minor and major hardware improvements over its predecessor, including a screen with a jaw-dropping resolution, a super-fast SoC, and an improved main camera.
But that's not all – LG's latest high-end ships with a fresh, new user interface. Gone is the sparkly, cartoonish UI that the LG G2 came with. In its place we find an experience that's a lot more toned down, more consistent, and more mature.
How do the old and the new LG interfaces look side by side, however? What's so new about the latter anyway? Well, to help answer these questions, we've put together a brief visual comparison between the two. As you can see, the G3's UI has been polished well. Clutter has been minimized, and the flat overall look brings a welcome modern feel. Many of the boxy icons have been replaced with circular ones, drawing inspiration from the company's logo. Plus, the camera menus now don't hide the viewfinder when opened, and the on-screen menu key has been removed in favor of one for our recent apps.
How do you find the new UI experience on the LG G3 so far? Let us know in the comments!
Note: The LG G3 UI is on the left/top, and the LG G2 interface is on the right/bottom.
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)
- 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)
Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014
Both LG and Samsung started to use white for WiFi and data on the notification bar which looks much better in my opinion.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 7:28 AM 1
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what if apple never would have went with a flat ui
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 7:39 AM 2
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Well Microsoft already had it.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 7:46 AM 2
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Don't you guys understand?? Google is forcing OEMS to implement project moonshine in their new UI. (A new flat design with shadows) And also they are bringing back that "Powered By Android" bs from 2.2 And there's the recent apps button that Google have made mandatory, replacing the old menu key.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 8:03 AM 1
Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012
Well if you're just talking about flat design...it is because the new kitkat is flat and manufacturers are following the trend...but I've to accept it the overall look resembles ios 7 and little new TW here and there... if samsung would've done this haters would have gone out of mind...we would be seeing samsung copycat, samesung comments everywhere.... It is trend to hate samsung now...
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 9:54 AM 0
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umm i almost thought the new LG Ui was touchwiz.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 7:39 AM 3
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get over it dude!
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 7:46 AM 4
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I don't get this flat style. Myself I like the older keyboard and stuff like that, that actually looks like it's meant to be touched.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 8:00 AM 1
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Completely agree. Metro flatness is horrid, UI's that have texture are more natural looking. The world is full of texture, why everything is shifting to a flat interface is beyond me. Metro should be left for transportation terminals, hence the name.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 10:52 AM 0
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Best UI in 2014 congrats LG :)
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 8:20 AM 12
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It doesn't really count when you are last to release your phone and you can see what everyone else has already done.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 9:23 AM 0
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