Purported first photo sample from LG G3 surfaces, you be the judge

Purported first photo sample from LG G3 surfaces, you be the judge
What started as an innocent post on a message board about what kind of smartphone to buy, may translate into 15-minutes of fame.  A person was asking about buying an LG G2 or perhaps waiting for the G3. The G2 is an excellent device by any standard, so thinking that the G3 would improve on those features would make the decision difficult at best.

Then a fella by the handle of “Geek” shared his two cents. Stating that a friend of his was testing the LG G3 for a carrier and was on the receiving end of a couple pictures from that device. He shared one of the pictures, ostensibly of his friend’s cat, to show what might be coming this summer.

The EXIF data shows LG-D972 as the camera model. Based on some model numbers we caught wind of in January, maybe this D972 number is legitimate to consider for the upcoming LG G3, but we are not 100% sure. However, the model number does not line up with anything in LG’s current stable of devices.  We tried zooming in on one of the cat's eyes to see if we could catch the reflection, and thus a glimpse of the device, to no avail.

“Geek” shared that the camera that took the picture is nearly identical to the sensor on the new LG G Pro 2, 13MP with optical image stabilization.  He also noted that we would see the G3 "probably" in July.  That information does not jive with some data that came out of Korea, but just like this image, the rest is anyone's guess.

What a picture too, the dimensions are 4160 x 2342, and the level of detail is outstanding. If this is the G3, it may very well add to the hype that have some outlets talking about it being a Galaxy S5 killer.  Click on the image to get the full resolution.

Thanks for the tip Hans!

source: ortud.com



1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Wow!!!! Extremely impressive!!... Watch out Nokia!

3. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

indeed, thats a massive picture and thats incredibly sharp even on my retina MBP, this is gonna kill the S5 before its even born lol


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

How about we wait to see the S5's camera quality before we claim it'll "kill" anything.

46. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Can you say the same thing to samsung fanboys when they talk about the so called isocell camera???

49. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

butthurt samsung fanboy

20. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

beautiful camera great job LG killer sharp Camera. but the cat is funny :)

25. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Well, we need to wait and see the validity of this article.. Seriously, we don't even have solid evidence that this was taken with a G3...

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Give credit to camera team.

23. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013


32. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Nokia has the worst camera software interface I've ever seen, it's soooo complicated that it makes Samsung's camera interface look like iPhone camera interface. Hate Nokia and their BS products, hope they close down

38. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

It's call advance interface, not complicated. Have you ever used? They have good and quality interface. Nokia not going to close down buddy. It will rise again - wait and watch, And that's my words.

53. Nkolsen

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Yup now that they are on the android wagon, they defo are on the rise ;D

39. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

it's not for noobs like you. It's for pro photographer

54. Nkolsen

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Damn you made my day :D Pro photographer.......using a mobile phone as their tool...........

69. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Actually they have Nkolsen, go on youtube and watch pro photographers using them for short films, national geographic shoot, and more. But i understand Nkolsen when your mobile phone is severely inadequate

50. galanoth07

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Nokia have a good camera interface. Maybe you don't know how to use it because ur a noob. Nokia will not close down.

65. Millenialssux

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Never understood why people wish a company to fail and reduce competition. Competition drives innovation and advances technology in many industries. Kill competition and you'll have the cable industry. No competition, high prices, and crap product.

51. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Yeah can't wait! I will change my iP4 to this one if it comes out with the anticipated specs. My first LG phone in my life..

66. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Poor cat, it was probably the last moment before it got eaten.

2. CrysisRequiem

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 05, 2013

That cat is not cute

16. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

You are though.... Yeah I made it awkward....deal with it.

4. Sauce unregistered

This is f****** amazing. GS5.... Lmao. Go go go LG!!

48. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

From Note 3 owner, GS5, you're in trouble.

64. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

From Note 3 owner, GS5 is not even worth to consider unless it was affordable

70. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

From Note 3 owner, my note in bright light can take photos like that ! Show me something indoors please, so ... I give a credit for that.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I definitely would not buy the G2 now. Either wait for the G3 to come out (which will almost certainly be better than the S5) or wait for the G3 to come out and THEN buy the G2 when it will be reasonably discounted.

10. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

the g2 is already a good device. if they will be using the same 13MP sensor in the g3 and you are looking for something that take great photos, the g2 should be enough. you may only need software updates to improve camera performance.

6. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013


7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

From an Apple fan....Damn!!!!!!

15. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

I have 2agree..

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