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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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posted on 04 Jul 2014, 15:37 6

1. wilsong17 (unregistered)

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

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 15:44 5

3. swayze91 (Posts: 50; Member since: 19 Jun 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.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 16:35

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?

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 18:04 3

14. quakan (Posts: 1396; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

The verizon G3 has the worst back though

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 10:14

23. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

The back looks disgusting on the Verizon G3.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 19:48 3

15. npaladin2000 (Posts: 165; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 16:13 3

8. cncrim (Posts: 899; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

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

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 16:29 5

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

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 16:37

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?

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 09:47

22. alfadolla (Posts: 28; Member since: 14 Mar 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!

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 13:56

27. Reynolds1 (Posts: 34; Member since: 17 Jun 2014)

There's always that one guy though

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 15:40 9

2. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

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

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 10:16

24. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 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.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 15:54

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

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 15:57 1

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.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 16:00 10

6. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 200; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)

sprint = best
verizon = worst

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 16:09 6

7. scy1192 (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 May 2014)

Dammit verizon. Seriously.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 17:01 3

12. b4ckr3ad1ngth1ssh1t (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 17:21 3

13. blackberry_Boy (Posts: 213; Member since: 27 May 2014)

Verizon always have the biggest dumbest logo placement

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 20:02

16. PowTheBowl (Posts: 86; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

Yeah remember Verizon's Note 2 lol

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 09:28

21. blackberry_Boy (Posts: 213; Member since: 27 May 2014)

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

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 20:03

17. npaladin2000 (Posts: 165; Member since: 06 Nov 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.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 22:52

18. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1264; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)

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

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 22:59

19. esperanza (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)

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

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 10:55

25. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 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.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 12:45

26. evarod48 (Posts: 154; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

It shows how dumb people can be.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 14:36

29. 8800-Arte (banned) (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)

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

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 21:51 1

32. downyjr (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 May 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.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 23:08

20. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

I think they are taking their Apple frustration on Andriod.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 14:13

28. Michaelsalaets (Posts: 27; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)

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

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