On Saturday, we asked you the musical question "Is this the back of the LG G3?." The question was related to a leaked photograph that we showed you, apparently revealing the rear buttons on the rumored next flagship model. The answer, was in the affirmative. After debuting on the LG G2, the Korean manufacturer has continued to use the rear placement of its power and volume controls on devices like the LG G Flex and the LG G Pro 2. And yes, we certainly do expect LG to keep that same form factor on its high-end phones for the foreseeable future.
in those protective cases for the new flagship model that we showed you the other day, align perfectly with what evleaks is showing us.
The LG G3 is expected to come to market with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. Will it be the first model offered in the states to carry a QHD resolution screen? That depends on whether the Samsung KQ is real, and is ready to be launched before the expected early July release of the LG G3. Right now, both models have yet to be introduced by their respective Korean manufacturer.
source: @evleaks via AndroidCentral
- 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)
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It looks difficult to use.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 3:10 PM 9
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When you are holding the phone, it's not difficult. When the phone is lying down, you can just use the Knock features on the screen.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 3:15 PM 10
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A lot of people don't realise that the volume slider is in the status bar of the LG G2 because it's easier to change the volume than just pick up the phone. They would rather complain. Well it's removable via an option on the G Pro 2. Now I believe it could be a speaker beside the the button layout just like on the Optimus G Pro. It could also be an IR blaster. The indentation in the middle of the power button could either be the scanning module for the fingerprint sensor or just the L.E.D light.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 6:49 PM 1
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Difficult to use is an understatement. Sliding your finger on the screen doesn't work when the phone is in your pocket and you are listening to music. Not to mention that the vibration and movement resulting from pressing the button on the back to take a photo is also partly responsible for the "worse than you would expect" pictures you get from a phone that has a 13MP OIS camera. "Buttons on back" is perfect for covering your camera with fingerprints, though.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 11:23 PM 0
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First of all, why would you want to slide your finger on the screen when the phone is in your pocket? If you want to change the track, use a headset with a inline mic and volume control. Second of all you don't have to use the rear button to take a picture, just say "cheese" or press the dam onscreen button like a normal person would. Thirdly, do your fingers vibrate? Because mine don't. How is using buttons on the back of a phone, where your index finger usually rests, difficult to use? What a pussy.
posted on Apr 30, 2014, 6:57 AM 2
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One thing I actually ended up hating on my G2 is the back volume. I can never find them on this Verizon one I'm sure it's easier on other carriers. If Verizon f**ks up the buttons again I'm not even considering this phone
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 3:53 PM 1
You're right. The Verizon phone has slightly different buttons that are a bit harder to feel. I have the T-mobile phone. There was a slight learning curve, but the buttons are distinguishable so it is not a burden. I will say that if the pictures above are accurate, the new G3's buttons look as if they may be more challenging to feel than the G2. Hopefully I am wrong.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 4:11 PM 2
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I have a G2. Love the phone, but I don't understand why LG is so insistent on rear buttons. They're more of a hindrence than a convenience, IMO. Taking a screenshot is annoying and you have to pick up the phone to turn the volume up or down. Other than that, I don't really mind it. The knock-on feature doesn't work 100% of the time, but I prefer it over having to push a button to turn the screen on. BUT, with that said, the volume and screen activation buttons could be on the side and the phone would be improved.
posted on Apr 30, 2014, 9:45 AM 0
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