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The LG G3 trails rival flagships in our battery test

0. phoneArena posted on 09 Jun 2014, 03:04

With the official introduction of the LG G3, many were anxious to hear to about how it, in turn, handles itself when it comes to endurance, and not least because of it's large and extraordinarily pixel-dense, Quad HD (1440 x 2560) pixel resolution IPS display. Well, the numbers are in, and the results are rather disappointing

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posted on 09 Jun 2014, 03:26 1

11. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

The G3 dethrones the S5 in everything, except sales. But sales doesn't tell the whole story. I wish LG would make WP version of the G3 soon. :D

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 04:56

38. UglyFrank (Posts: 1939; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

The only areas it wins in are screen res and design.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 05:13

43. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

And software (new Touchwiz is fugly and gimmicky). Also G3 is said to feel more premium than S5.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 07:10

54. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)

Ever heard of Sales strategy? Samsung has a sales in tens of millions, and in those more than 60% people are not advanced users, well most even don't know what XDA is, and if you expect Samsung to change UI with every iteration, it will just alienate those users from how they are used to their device's performance and layout.Touchwiz in S5 already has a good enough overhaul to accommodate all the users to a flatter UI, no matter professional dev or first time Smartphone user, they'll feel at home with the UI and layout+functionality when they pickup a new one.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 06:19 4

48. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

Not in screen too, it has a laughable contrast(709) vs. S5's(infinity), G3 blacks(109) vs. S5(perfect 0). G3 is flop overhyped phone.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 03:29 4

13. shead202 (Posts: 50; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)

Here comes the Samsung defense force saying how much the G3 sucks because of how insecure they feel.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 03:34 1

14. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 213; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)

I don't think "obliterates" is the right description to be used, after all we are talking about a difference in minutes. But i am happy for LG, i hope the competition start focusing on battery more and more and start giving us better and better devices.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 03:38 2

17. take1sub (Posts: 15; Member since: 24 Jan 2014)

Not just GSMArena, there's whole lot reviews by "real" Korean G3 user that G3's battery performance is poor.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 03:39 2

18. Ahsan (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

Since last year PA has a close relation with LG. Check GA and their LG G3 battery's score.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 03:45 4

22. pyradark (Posts: 882; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

Maybe they test it under 0 brightness hahaha

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 04:25

32. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

the phone's screen wasn't running when the test was being undertaken.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 04:02 1

25. Cicero (Posts: 924; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)

Good to see LG implemented a good solution for power management for the new QHD screen. My respect.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 04:03 3

26. moorjani (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


posted on 09 Jun 2014, 04:18

30. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)

There isn't your home to comment like this... gain some personality and if you're burning because of truth put your as... in cold water..!

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 07:14 2

55. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)

Probably you never read the reviews from other sites, or maybe you are a 12 year old who got an LG in hand for the first time, as can be justified with all the capital letters in your comment.
And yes, GsmArena really has unbiased reviews for every device, and they never bash any device no matter how bad or expensive it is, they justify why you would want to buy a device and why not.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 08:43

63. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

Gsmaraena is the BIGGEST BIASED Tech Site existing in this World!

just look at thier Z2 VS S5 Comparison

im an LG Fan but i do believe Z2 killed S5 in almost every aspects!

GsmArena is BIAS !

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 09:55 2

89. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)

Why you feel so insecure. ? How old are u kid.? How many years do you know gsmarena. ? It's the oldest site that reviewing and they never get any phone that stupid scores..they are 100% fair.. they always leave the final decision for customers but they truly say the pros and cons... did you see G2 review...the G2 battery life was the best last year and gsmarena.com admitted that..web browsing and video play back both above 11 hours..so you and other lg fans don't act like kids with these childish comments.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 12:10

95. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

YES GsmaArena IS THE WORST Tech site.

BIAS always sponsored by Samsung...


posted on 12 Jun 2014, 23:59

115. aahfeekiee (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)

Pointing out the age that you assume somebody is doesn't invalidate what they have to say. You're an adult and clearly you don't know your stuff either.

GSMArena, like many other review sites are naturally biased. Not always because they have sponsored editorials now and then, but given different circumstances they get preconceived ideas about what the new device would be like. Everyone rushes to get their preproduction units and then they conclude with a half assed review. Then different reviewers use different techniques to get their scores and everything comes out in a mixed bag.

Just bear in mind that Samsung has a consistent track record of manipulating benchmark scores. So you trying to validate yourself with a Note II as your display picture won't garner you much applause. Peace.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 07:31 2

57. jellmoo (Posts: 2035; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

Before you post again, whether here or on any other forum: 1) Do not write all in capitals. It makes it look like you are screaming. 2) Stop truncating words for no apparent reason. It makes you look like a simpleton.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 04:10

28. moorjani (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)

nd u all go check out android central nd verge they too have reviewed the phn nd have been getting great battery life even though they have been using the phn on 4g

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 04:13 3

29. sks1969 (Posts: 91; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)

I stopped trusting these sites for the following reasons.
1. the method used to test is not fully described, run a custom script, b*&llsh**4t, what does the script do? post the script out here so that we can verify if the result is the same?
2. Manufacturers like Samsung release phones with same name but different chipsets in different markets and these tests do not correctly indicate the region and model name.
The battery life of the South Asian galaxy S 3/4/5 is a really lousy when compared to the Korean or US version.
3. the tests do not measure standby time.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 13:19

96. Odiin (Posts: 352; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)

+1 well said
n completely agree with your 2nd comment,

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 21:22

109. DerryAhmad (Posts: 287; Member since: 05 May 2012)

Agreed on all points.
1. PA need to describe/explain their battery method.
2. I can confirm this as well. My GS4 had a really bad battery life (SE Asia - Exynos chipset) and my friend keeps complaining on his GS5 bad battery life (Exynos chipset) not to mention often getting hot.
3. Standyby time and usage time are equally important in measuring real life conditions (hence I tend to agree with GSMArena method).

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 04:23 4

31. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

goes to show how phonearena's script is maliciously inaccurate.

come on ... do you really activate the screen when running your test? that result is simply unbelievable. gsmarena got below 7 hours of web browsing, around half of samsung s5's performance. that's just incredible.

please do a real test of how long can it play a video, how long can it take phone calls, and how long it can browse the web.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 04:27

33. vuyonc (Posts: 1062; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

I'll take this with a tiny grain of salt. On one or two sites, the M8 did slightly better than the GS5 and Z2 in video playback. Judging by other sites and reviewers, kudos to LG for... not bad battery life?

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 04:40

37. nbringer (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

The moral of the story: removable batteries are better in all respects.

And that average iPhone is the one who should do something about the battery.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 09:12

77. redbaronk12 (Posts: 97; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)

I am a long time android user but I have nothing against Apple. The battery on the iPhone is probably average because the phone is so small. I expect the iPhone 6 with its larger sizes will have better battery life.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 04:59 1

39. rahul.niks (Posts: 86; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)

First of all, i am no hater or a fan but to all those who say they are, please check other reviews too, and i found g3 to be having a good battery life, yes i know s5 upsm is great but we are not talking of a feature phone, do we?(as upsm makes u to only call and text) So in smartphone category, by all those reviews i read(at least 7) i concluded g3 is a very decent phone on battery life even with 5.5 inch QHD screen, why don't u see that this phone has a relatively big screen and a smaller battery, and if these stats on PA are true, then it is the king and i am going to ditch my m7 for this.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 05:14 3

44. peace247 (Posts: 496; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)

Why all sammy fans are feeling jealous.... :-\

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