LG G3 was supposed to come with even smaller bezels, LG executive says
posted by Peter K. / Jun 04, 2014, 9:30 AM
Yes, once it hits the shelves, the LG G3 will come with a spectacular screen-to-size ratio, but apparently, the maker from the Far East wanted to make the bezels of its 2014 flagship smartphone even smaller. This was revealed by Chul Bae Lee, the VP of LG Mobile's design lab. He claims that he had been constantly urging the engineers to decrease the width of G3's bezels even more, but a number of technical restrictions prevented them from actually meeting Lee's requirement.
Unfortunately for Lee and all of LG's fans out there, the bezels of the G3 just couldn't be made any thinner, as the device would have been pretty frail and it wouldn't have passed LG's build quality control evaluations, especially the four-feet drop test. Additionally, the thin bezels would have required the engineers to use a thicker glass for the display, which has been a no-go either. Thus, a compromise had to be made in the design department.
Chul Bae Lee also revealed why the G3 does not come with a metal body. Apparently, employing this build material would have further increased the thickness of the flagship's bezels. Still, we already know that the LG G3 does contain actual metal, at least in its back cover.
What's your opinion on the matter – do you feel that LG could have stepped up the game of the G3 and fulfilled the dreams of most users by creating a device with subtly smaller bezels? Or do you think that G3 is already among the best smartphones of 2014 and it is perfectly balanced the way it is? Drop a line below and let us know!
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Its good to know that they actually try to do something :)
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 9:32 AM 21
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I am waiting for HTC's opinion on the matter, since they have mastered the art of not reducing bezels.
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 10:20 AM 21
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The Z3 has front facing speaker too, sure they might not be as good as on the M8, but they are there at least Also the HTC One has a big bezel just for their logo and a display connector (look at a teardown, its just because poor design by their part or their display maker's part, they should have made a better display connector design like of other phones)
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 2:36 PM 1
Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014
Darn it, but the g3 is still awesome. I'm thinking of buying a Find 7 or G3 in the near future.
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 9:36 AM 1
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Oppo7A has better class and quality prestige materials than this cheap plastic.
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 10:05 AM 0
What is it with the should-have, could-have, would-have attitude from LG recently? You made a good flagship, take pride in that instead! "We tried to make the phone teleport unicorns to starving children in Africa, but the technology just isn't there yet according to my engineers!" We can all use our imagination LG, stop being so silly. First the 300 dollar metal casings and now this...
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 9:38 AM 8
Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011
They are just setting their goal high to become to best, that's all :D
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 9:41 AM 2
All flagship manufacturers set their goals very high. The difference is that they don't go out of their way to brag about "Oh well we tried to make it function like an attack submarine, but our engineers said we have to settle with just making it IP68-certified for now". These statements from the higher-ups at LG are ridiculous.
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 9:57 AM 6
Quite possibly. It's also likely the other corporations don't have a 'Chul Bae Lee' of their own. Chul Bae Lee is the guy who made the hilarious statement that building the G3 with an aluminium chassis would have made it cost 300 dollars more. He's just a guy that doesn't know reality.
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 10:21 AM 1
Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014
The chin is a bit off and in all fairness the LG isai FL upper bezel is something we are all left droooling for. Hope LG aims for thinner bezels in all it's phones and tablets. Why do budget products have to be less efficient?
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 10:32 AM 0
Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013
Ya LG has done a great job in reducing the bezels but I recently compared it with Note 3 neo in size comparison and its just almost the same size especially considering we get full 5.5 inch screen on neo unlike G3 which has on screen buttons....
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 10:45 AM 0
Posts: 2563; Member since: Oct 31, 2011
Um, the Note 3 Neo is both taller and wider than the G3.
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 11:09 AM 0
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