Video: here's LG G3's design story

Video: here's LG G3's design story
LG recently released an official video that tells the design story of its G3 flagship smartphone. 

One of LG’s first challenges was to make this 5.5-inch slab fit in the palm of your hand. The company did a pretty good job in the end, taking cues from last year’s 5.2-inch G2 - which, just like the new G3, comes with very thin bezels around the display. Of course, the fact that both the G2 and G3 have all their hardware buttons on the back helps a lot.

But the simplicity of the G3 isn’t just about hardware. LG also “removed all the unnecessary graphics or visual clutters and redesigned the GUI with simple, clean and flat graphics.” Interestingly, LG says that the circle of its logo was used as a graphic motif for the new UI - which has been integrated into Android 4.4 KitKat.

The G3 only recently became available around the world, and it will be released in the US later this month, via all major mobile operators. You can find out much more about this new handset by reading our LG G3 review.

The G3 design story video is embedded below. The story is told by LG’s chief designers from South Korea, that’s why you’ll (probably) find that the English you hear sounds funny.

source: LG

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1. wilsong17 unregistered

I'm the only one who think the LG g3 is not that all good looking beside I buy a phone for functionality not looks... It goes on a plastic case so why bother

2. phljcnth

Posts: 553; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Count me in. G3 is all screen making it more fragile than "functional" smartphones.

6. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Besides a good screen to body ratio, this phone has no highlight point.

9. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Good point on "It goes on a plastic case" because I really confused at person who bought a metal or glass phone, but use a case to secure it. btw, I prefer plastic, as plastic is more durable than glass and metal. glass shatter, and metal dent.

15. jackwong64

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Had you own an iPhone?

16. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

You could click on the person name to see the phone he/she use/used.

18. jackwong64

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Thank you, I did not know that.

17. wilsong17 unregistered

Yes iPhone 4s sold.. galaxy s2 still use for music... galaxy s3 gave it to my cousin. .. note 2 gave it to mother... Sony Xperia gave to my aunt now I own the Samsung galaxy note 3... looking to buy the note 4

19. jackwong64

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

I see, your first iPhone/Android is from 2011, my first iPhone is from 2007, whatever "smartphone" before that, I have no comment... By the way, what is the new function/feature from note3 to note4?

3. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I prefer sleek and sexy over simple and minimalist...Xperia FTW!

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

LG makes a plastic phone no one bats an eye Samsung makes a plastic phone, everyone lose their minds!

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

SEN, I'm sorry to say, its simply Samsung. My Nexus 5, HTC ONE XL nor a G2 I handled for a while feel anything like a Samsung or vice versa. List goes way back but is not required. Samsung has somehow never quite got the finish right IMO, never a decent matte/soft touch exterior worth writing home about that I have saw anyways. Always high gloss, and semi brittle feeling in nature does not feel right me, an probably others too. Once a case is on it, its a moot point but I sometimes like to go au natural sans case. And it'd be back to scratch prone high gloss brittle feeling again, no joy IMO. Jmtc.

10. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I agree on some points, But the S5 feels nothing like S4, The back has a leathery rubbery feeling and is tough like a tank (just check youtube drop and torture tests). The pores at the back and fake chrome rim at the sides make it look ugly, I agree. About G3, the slim bezels, better plastic finish and the nexus 5 like front look make it beautiful, but it failed in drop test. Also my comment was targeted to Sammy haters not LG.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Toughness is not not equally known amongst them like the S5 can tout now that's true. Tactile Feel has changed true, but perception/acceptance will take time to sway. It'll happen no doubt.

5. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

I love this phone especially the curved-back and rare keys sitting perfectly on the palm. oh, and i love the G3 UI and knox code which enables double-tap to turn off and on the screen. I now own the G2 so i am not so sure whether my idea is correct of not on G3 :)

8. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

No, Thanks. G3's battery is inferior to Z2, M8 and S5. They made a monumental mistake of putting QHD on a small battery smartphone.

11. 8800-Arte

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

Make a 5" LG G3 Compact with 5" 1080p display, same thin bezels and everything else identical to the G3 (including battery size). Even my Nexus 5 is a little too big to handle sometimes and I wish it had a larger battery.

12. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Sony still makes a more beautiful advertisement about design. Runner up is Apple.

13. witcher

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

I own a G3 for 3 days and I'm going to refund it. It heats like hell, after 4-5 minutes of usage. Then the brightness of the screen is limited to a certain value. You have to wait for the phone to cool down. If I want to take some pictures, also the phone starts to heat a lot. The battery lasts one day. I have the same processes used as in my other phones (S5 or iPhone 5S) and the same average daily usage. Sorry but it's not enough to have a good design ;)

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