Renders of the LG G3 for all four major US carriers leak

Renders of the LG G3 for all four major US carriers leak
The arrival of the LG G3 is imminent, and unlike other flagship devices from Samsung and HTC, the LG G3 will not only have branding differences among the four major US carriers, there will again be subtle physical differences as well.

Anyone that has seen the LG G2 for Verizon knows exactly what this means.  Big Red's LG flagship had the same specs, but the physical features were different when it came to the volume and power/lock buttons on the back, along with a bezel ring for the camera lens, and who can forget Verizon's "LOOK AT ME" branding?

The same will follow suit with the LG G3, though to a lesser extent this time.  As we already knew, Verizon's branding is an important feature to the carrier, and previous leaks showed us what America's largest carrier had in store for us with the G3.  Thankfully however, the button arrangement is not being changed, so accessories and cases can be made across the whole line-up.  The power/lock button has a chrome treatment to it however, and a shiny camera bezel is back as well.

AT&T's variant of the G3 will stay true to last year's model, one logo on the back and LG's "G3" branding along the bottom.  T-Mobile's branding is equally subtle.  Sprint's model is the cleanest of the bunch with no apparent carrier branding at all.

Since so many people put their expensive smartphones in cases, overt branding for the carrier and the manufacturer is arguably moot.  In that circumstance, Verizon prevails with a small logo in the top front bezel.  It is difficult to see from the renders leaked by @evleaks, but there appears to be a small dimensional difference on the back plate of the Verizon G3 compared to the other carriers.  It may reflect native wireless charging, of which Verizon and LG back the Qi standard while AT&T is backing the PMA standard.  We will see how that all shakes out following release.

How about it, is the branding over the top?  Not enough?  Or will your G3 be in a case so you are not too worried?

Renders of the LG G3 for all four major US carriers leak

source: @evleaks

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33 Comments

1. wilsong17 unregistered

lol i work at a retail store no one ask about lg is all about galaxy or iphone here in nyc

3. swayze91

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Work in retail myself and ive only had 1 person ask. Not many people I think even know is coming or they don't know when is coming. Can't wait to see one live in action.

10. steedsofwar unregistered

Don't you think the verizon version looks best, what with an all black face instead of an odd color at the bottom?

14. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

The verizon G3 has the worst back though

23. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The back looks disgusting on the Verizon G3.

15. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Black? Huh? Sorry I couldn't see through all the branding.

8. cncrim

Posts: 1557; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Most of them is average user not gadget geek like us. Most of them probably dont know what os the phone is running.

9. wilsong17 unregistered

true fact base on mt experience 1 customer dont know the phone number 2 customer dont know the carrier 3 dont know the os the phone is running: ios or android ios7 or kikat etc... 4 people over paid for cellphone data without knowing 5 not many bright americans is all about looks. they think the most expensive is better

11. steedsofwar unregistered

You don't have to be a geek t know about what you're buying. Mostly women had that excuse before. Now men using this excuse?

22. alfadolla

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

@Wilsong the funny thing about what you said is most people who sale the phone's don't have a clue when new stuff is coming out... so yeah your right!

27. Reynolds1

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

There's always that one guy though

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2255; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

sprint one is the best of the bunch,no dirty branding...

24. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Branding on the back doesn't matter because you can install an aftermarket backplate if it really bothers you that much or cover it up with a case, all of them are fine except the Verizon one.

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

One day I ask a customer that she should take a look at the G3 because of their new OIS camera. If you like taking pictures with a huge battery life get the G3. And she say she will take a look. And also explain always wait don't rush out and buy a phone. Always look at others cause new model's will come out

5. Amir1 unregistered

Carrier logos. i tell you, it's a crime! the verizon g3 design is the best but the s%it logo ruins the whole design and make it the worst, and that s%it carriers screen that appears every time you turn on your phone. anybody got some alcohol and towel? oh, and root to get read of carrier screen. forget it. i buy unlocked. i just can't stand it.

6. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

sprint = best verizon = worst

7. scy1192

Posts: 11; Member since: May 15, 2014

Dammit verizon. Seriously.

12. b4ckr3ad1ngth1ssh1t

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 21, 2012

guys, i can tell which one is verizon's /giggle /cries

13. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Verizon always have the biggest dumbest logo placement

16. PowTheBowl

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Yeah remember Verizon's Note 2 lol

21. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Yea the logo was right on the dam button like Verizon was saying don't forget who's best or something

17. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Big Red is now Big Logo. I'm not sure what they think they'll get from slapping all that branding on the thing, but they do seem to insist on their uniqueness. Their size and mentality are starting to concern me though.

18. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1791; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Good thing is all the back plates are replaceable...

19. esperanza

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

No Verizon... Just No~~~!!!!!

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

But having that logo makes and looks and shows prestige, cause being on Verizon and paying for their services is what you get is pure quality. Just like being on Vodafone.

26. evarod48

Posts: 154; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

It shows how dumb people can be.

29. 8800-Arte

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

Oh! I bet you have the name of your company written on your forehead.

32. downyjr

Posts: 7; Member since: May 25, 2014

I literally never notice the Verizon logo on my G2... If people are really going to complain about a logo placement they should get some real help.

20. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I think they are taking their Apple frustration on Andriod.

28. Michaelsalaets

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 09, 2014

this is so disappointing. looks like new back door for me

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