LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: first look

Turn up the music, pop the champagne, and let that confetti fly! The highly anticipated LG G3 smartphone is now official, and we just had the pleasure of taking it for a spin around the block. What's more, we've put together a "first look" comparison between LG's new flagship and one of the smartphones that it is going to compete against once it is released, namely the Samsung Galaxy Note 3...
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35 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

G3 display is so gorgeous....

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

You don't need to splurge an extra $100 plus for the 32 Gig variant (or on ANY phone that is) , all you need is a cheap microsd, a root and an app called Foldermount , does exactly the same thing. 2 gigs is still a plenty of ram, imho.

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

3200mah on a 1080p display will easily outlast 3000mah on a QHD display by a huge margin. Camera wise not a huge bump on LG's part. G2's camera was pretty subpar too. Price wise Note 3 will be cheaper. Software wise touchwiz goodies like S-pen and Multi-window seems a better choice, IMO

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"3200mah on a 1080p display will easily outlast 3000mah on a QHD display by a huge margin." Any numbers?

18. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yeah...... Its called common sense.

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Common sense =/= Fact Common sense is a subjective thing and may be far away from reality especially when it comes from biased person or blind fanboy.

4. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Note 3 still makes more sense. 3GB RAM in all variants S800 with a FHD display means less work for CPU/GPU Minimum variant is 32GB The Premium Suite of features with SPen etc... Or just wait for Note 4. :)

9. Jishnusur

Posts: 172; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

You people seem to be the tech geeks in the whole world. And LG engineers being dumb and should learn from you LOL!

14. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

stilllllllllll are u talking about note 3 ? pehhh

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I will still want a note 3. I use s-pen a lot. Physical buttons is also preferred. 32Gb base model is a must for 2014. Sick of 16g model. Too little storage after a hefty system and bloatware tax on the storage.

8. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Sayin it again, if you're rooted , 16 Gigs is no big deal. There are simple workarounds that only take a couple oc minutes or so to make your phone capable of storing apps on both your Micro SD and internal storage. Been enjoying the 64 GB + 16 Gb internal combo on 3 of my devices since I discovered Foldermount

19. jellmoo

Posts: 2529; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I get that it's an option and that's cool, but any solution that voids your warranty is one that should be thought of *very* carefully.

27. Blazers

Posts: 711; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Just try and root a Note 3 on 4.4.2. It's impossible at this time.

20. drazwy

Posts: 347; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I used to use the pen a lot when I first got it. It was awesome. I haven't touched it in the last 3 months though.

6. brasstax

Posts: 539; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I am nit too sure I agree that the G3 will outgun the Note 3. IMHO both are great devices but the extra GB if RAM on the Note is more likely to aid in better multitaskung when compared to the 200 Mhz advantage in cpu speed for the G3. We have now reached a stage where flagships have more than the required CPU grunt. Most kags are due to insufficient RAM, bloatware or poorly optimized skin (i can see you hiding under the table Touchwiz). On a side note I wonder why anyone will opt for either of these 2 devices at this time of the year when we are just a couple of months away from Snapdragon 805 sporting phones being released.

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Do you realize that there is two variants of LG G3, one with 16 GB of internal storage and 2 GB of RAM and another with 32 GB of internal storage and 3 GB of RAM.

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2254; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

fast laser focus, OIS blur free images 2.5 clocked on a 801 S.dragon processor top it off 1 watts of power amp speaker..is all i need...

10. skatrdie0

Posts: 37; Member since: May 09, 2014

The g3 does come with 3gb of ram. The 16gb model comes with 2gb of ram. The 32 model comes with 3gb of ram.

11. skatrdie0

Posts: 37; Member since: May 09, 2014

Just wish they could have at leave made the battery a little larger but they claim they have optimized battery parts from metal to graphite to give better battery life. We shall see

12. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

The LG G3 is also 3gb ram

15. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

lg want to sell 32 gb also more than 16 gb. so they give 3gb ram to 32 gb. selling point.

29. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Where's the 64Gb 4Gb Ram version…?

33. neeraj3342

Posts: 5; Member since: May 28, 2014

coming soon :p

16. drazwy

Posts: 347; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

The Note 3 does not have a top notch camera. Your own last huge camera roundup proved that. It finished down the list. As the owner of a Note 3, it's one of the worst cameras I've used. It's Software image stabilization is garbage. Awful in low light. If the G3 can't beat it, it's not worth me moving to the G3. I upgrade every 4-6 months so I usually like to jump manufactures to get different experiences. On that schedual the feature updates are every minimal usually so I have to nitpick abut more than the average user. Oneplus and G3 is on my short list. Likely will come down to which one I can get first because i've really got the upgrade itch. It's been over 6 months since something has come along to compete with the Note 3.

22. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Note 3 anytime ! Heading to Note 4

23. farhad_per

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Despite S3 is simply the beast but note 3 for me...! Bigger screen must have a better usability and S pen is a game changer for me...of course still love amoled much more than Lcds..!

24. redmd

Posts: 1893; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

AMOLED and S pen for me.

26. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

I have a tmobil note 3 on att and my contact ends on june.. finally after iphone 1 on att im leaving expensive att rip off. . Might get the G3 on tmobile and go back to note 4..I dont use the s pen much but its so handy..its a must for me lol..

28. AustinPaul

Posts: 150; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Can't imagine that I won't be wowed by the Note 4. That's what I'm waiting for.
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