Revealing LG G3 leaked images show its size, compared to HTC One (M8)

Revealing LG G3 leaked images show its size, compared to HTC One (M8)
The G3, LG's 2014 flagship phone, is due to be officially unveiled tomorrow, but leaks just keep on pouring from all sides, and this latest one coming from Vietnam shows the G3 alongside the HTC One (M8). It's a revealing image because you can very clearly see the difference in size between the two flagships, and how the 5.5-inch G3 - as compact as it is - is still noticeably bigger than its 5-inch HTC rival. 

You can also clearly see the new laser auto-focus assist light that is said to arrive on the G3. Rumors all agree that the laser light is there to make focusing on objects faster and more accurate, and we're looking forward to seeing it in action tomorrow. We've seen such a feature on old Nokia Symbian phones way back in time, but in recent years no company has used this technology, so it's definitely one of the more exciting novelties around the G3.

What's most fascinating, though, is clearly the new Quad HD (2560 x 1440-pixel) super sharp, 5.5-inch screen on the LG G3. Our coverage of the G3 starts tomorrow, so make sure to check in and share your expectations about LG's new big thing in the comments below.

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G3
  • 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)
One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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60 Comments

1. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Umm similar to the M8... I think that's somewhat a good news. We'll have to see what this phone brings us though. The expectation of this phone is just extremely high after the successful release of the G2.

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I prefer G3 higher screen resolution and it's body material/design over the m8

34. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

You prefer the higher resolution on the G3 to 1080p? Do you use your go go gadget magnifying glass? Because that's the only way you'll notice a difference, and even then the difference will be extremely minimal. 1080p is perfectly fine for a phone. Fewer pixels = less processing = better performance and less need for a giant battery.

36. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

No, you can see a difference if you have glasses. It makes it easier to read with out them on. Just because you don't see the benefit, doesn't mean it's not there.

40. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

see it better without glasses? that makes absolutely no sense.

47. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Obviously you don't have glasses, then. Normally, you would need you glasses to pick out fine detail, but if the screen PPI is dense enough, it compensates for your lack of not having glasses on by making sharper images. It's why I can see the pixels on my iPhone 5S and Nexus 5, though, these two are soooooo much better than phones used to be.

37. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

For the last time, this "1080p is perfectly fine for a phone" is just ill-informed rubbish. Higher pixel density makes many things easier to see more clearly and easily, especially for people who do not have perfect vision. Does it take extra battery for this? Yes, often it does, at least with the current QHD technology. But display legibility vs. battery life is a trade-off a customer can decide on.

43. Kamehameha

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

"But display legibility vs. battery life is a trade-off a customer can decide on." Really? Where can I find a 1080p LG G3?

57. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Any other flagship with the SD 801. Some of them have better size and button placement to boot. Avoid the M8 though, the button placement is even worse.

60. Kamehameha

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

That is the point. I have to choose an entirely different phone to get a 1080p screen.

50. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It's just not worth it...

58. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

'Higher pixel density makes many things easier to see more clearly and easily' I completely agree, and a few years ago pixel density was low enough where every increase in resolution resulted in noticeably sharper, more detailed screens. However even on a 5.5" screen 1080p is well beyond the point where higher pixel density will result in a noticeably sharper screen, unless of course Inspector Gadget is using his go go gadget magnifying glass or binoculars. 'especially for people who do not have perfect vision'. This is just utter nonsense. Higher pixel density made wonderous improvement to screen clarity (in the past), but I'm pretty sure it can't improve someone's vision. If you can't see the detail in something without glasses, how is adding more detail going to help. By that same logic one would only need glasses when viewing low resolution pictures or video screens. In real life there are no pixels, pixel density is in essence infinite, and yet you still need glasses for that.

59. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It won't matter anyway since companies are using 2K higher screen resolution.

49. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

GO GO GADGET BIONUCULARS

54. jcdz89

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

G3 looks slightly better than G2..but still its not looker like M8. Now android phone makers really need to think about build quality because when it comes to spec Most Phones Identical & tired of gimmicky features. .

2. maherk

Posts: 6966; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It doesn't look as compact as LG wanted us to believe, it looks like it might be almost as big as the Note 3.

13. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

Huh? The M8 is 5 inches, this is 5.5 inches, it cannot be the same size wide, because of screen size, but we have not seen how tall it is. The note 3 still bigger at 5.7 inches and has kore bezel, just wait until the G3 gets compared side by side with the note 3.

18. maherk

Posts: 6966; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Thank you captain obvious, I didn't know it is a 5.5" phone. The point is it that LG has been promoting the G3 as a phablet in a 5 incher's body when leaks in the past week and now this picture shows that it's not. I had the Note, Note 2, and Note 3, so size for me isn't an issue, but it is a big deal for the majority of the consumers out there. Remember, this is supposed to be their smartphone flagship, not a the phablet one.

29. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

its only 0.4mm wider than my xperia z2 and 1mm thicker. if you call xperia z2 a phablet then so will the lg g3. to me this is wonderful news.

35. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The Z2 is already close enough in size to the Note 3 so this is even closer. Too big.

41. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

you can say that as well to the htc one m8. its taller than the g3 and the g3 is 4mm wider than the m8. the htc one is also a phablet only it has a 5 inch screen.

42. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

the note 3 is 6mm taller and 5mm wider. seriously phones after 4.8 inches started to get hard for 1 hand usage. but if you think the g3 is a big phone i suggest you go to an iphone 5. because obviously you dont like the phone and finding a way to talk crap.

45. maherk

Posts: 6966; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

But the M8 is the easiest one out of the 3 to use single handedly.

55. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yeah the M8 is huge too. Even the GS5 is too big. Huawei and I guess Motorola will be the only ones that don't have giant flagships in 2014.

16. Retro-touch unregistered

They didn't show how tall it is, its already been discussed at Android Police but its definitely wider based on the dimensions but not as tall as the HTC One M8

20. maherk

Posts: 6966; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's my point, it looks as wide as your average phablet can get, which will be a problem for those who want a phone for one hand operations.

3. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

G3's appearances much better than both M8 and S5.

8. maherk

Posts: 6966; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Nothing comes close to the M8's beauty. Maybe the Z2 is next, but only when it is smudges free.

15. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

From the picture in the article the G3 looks better.

30. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

It is! Never like metal phones but this looks sexy.

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