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LG G3 (D850) Tipped to Have QHD 1440 x 2560 Display (Updated)

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As tipped by @evleaks, it looks as though LG might attempt to steal Samsung’s hypebeast thunder, as new data points to the G3 featuring a QHD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. We relate this to Samsung’s case, since it was reported for months that Samsung’s next flagship device, the Galaxy S5, would feature a QHD display as well, but instead all we got was a Full HD display. 

The photo with the data leaked doesn’t give us a display size unfortunately, and besides the resolution, it doesn’t give us all that much. We can now assume that the G3 will have the model number D850, spotted in the data, and any info that is released concerning that number can be attributed to LG’s upcoming flagship.

The G2 was announced last year in August, so we still could have a ways to go until we start seeing anymore info regarding this device. It’s possible LG will attempt to keep up with Samsung’s device timeline, which has been pushed up a couple of months with its Galaxy S line.

Regardless of when we do see it, I think I speak for everyone when I say that we all want to be absolutely blown away by what LG offers us.

Update: Changed title to reflect the resolution, being QHD and not UHD. Thanks for the comments!

LG G3 Specs

Via: @evleaks
  • Chippah

    New Nexus 10 By LG or sumpthin?

  • Atronin

    KitKat with modified battery color? Isn’t that a big no no?

    • Chippah

      IT SAYS VERIZON! … troll.,. We all know Verizon’s G2 gets kitkat in 2015, but probably abandoned it before then.

  • JoeTi

    This phone is looking better and better. Look out Sammy!

  • Amorel

    Google Play Edition G3 would just about make my dream phone come true if they minimize the bezels even more!

  • JoshHenry

    Im confused, 2 years ago “qHD” stood for Quarter hd which was less than 720p. I know we arent moving backwards so what does it stand for now?

    • Alex James Simon

      QuadHD

  • Shadowstare

    Pixels….. *Pops Popcorn* Go on LG…..Tell me more about this wondrous device. You have my full attention.

  • Frettfreak

    Really? Cause i hear ALL THE TIME that “these crappy ass 1080p panels just arent cutting it” and “i really wish my display would use MORE battery”

  • Pam Oakea

    This should be an awesome phone. Loved what they did with the G2. Hope they release it on May 17th like I’ve read.. Can’t wait!

  • Drew

    Who cares about this stupid g3 and the currently inferior g2? Just get the moto x or nexus 5 and call it a day. I love my moto x.

    • blix247

      Yep, Moto X attempts to address real user problems. Not stuff an even more intensive battery draining display in for no real benefit. My beef with the Nexus 5 is that like pretty much every nexus before it the display consumes way too much power. If this rumor is true than the next Nexus phone will be no different.

    • flosserelli

      Congrats on becoming the Richard Yarrell of the Moto X.

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    I’m just glad us Android users have plenty options.

  • Patmw123

    I could probably get used to LG’s UI, but I sure hate that your stuck with a permanent menu software navigation key. I don’t want to have to root for something that simple. I’m holding out hope they change it to the recents button as it is supposed to be.

    • BD1971

      You realize that all you have to do is hold the home button for a couple seconds and the resent apps come up. That seems very trivial to keep you from enjoying a great phone.

      • Patmw123

        I see no reason for why it should be any different than stock. The stock navigation bar is what I’m used to. What may seem “very trivial” to you may not be for someone else.

        • Chippah

          You realize you can change it to whatever you would like right?

          • Patmw123

            I knew there was a feature to change around the navigation bar configuration, but I thought when I read all the G2 reviews that the far right menu navigation key could be changed to almost anything but the recents key. Is that not the case anymore?

  • Pratik Holla

    I’d definetly get this but I just wish LG fixes their UI.

    • Chippah

      Not much wrong with it, most customization out of the box that rivals custom roms..
      it laughs at touchwiz.

      • PoisonApple31

        It looks like a copy of Touchwiz! That’s okay though you got Nova Launcher right?

  • duke69111

    I’m excited for what comes next from LG, however I just hope the G3 screen size does not get any bigger than what it already is. An even bigger batter would be nice as well.

  • RaptorOO7

    But do we really need a 2k or even 4k display on a 5″ screen?

    • rayray

      2k is basically 1080p, not much difference by any means and should be the standard. However, this screen size is larger than that and probably too much for what it is.

    • Skittlez

      Think of 2K on a 5 inch screen benefiting in the form of more color detail. MKBHD has a video where he explains it. it will look even more epic, but yea, not necessary.

  • Poison

    LG still has issues with software updates. I’m hearing they left the Optimus G Pro hanging on 4.1 JB still. I will say though, they are coming up with some nice devices as of late. Now, if only they can actually keep support on those nifty devices.

  • Pdiddy187

    Funny how a few Droid Life shows back, not a single one of you cared what LG had to offer this year.

  • Arty McBert

    Oh boy, I can’t wait to have a phone with so many pixels, even if I can’t tell the difference after 400PPI!! Thanks, LG!

    /s

  • me

    Annnnd I was just looking at the G2 on Swappa… lemme get a new phone so I retire the GNEX!

  • ahhh yes

    the real question is “will the G3 be the base for the Nexus 6?”

  • bionicwaffle

    Can anyone give me a practical reason for a resolution that high on a screen that small?

    Here are some reasons I can think of that this resolution is not a wise choice for a display this size:
    -Wasted storage for native resolution content with no practical benefit
    -Wasted bandwidth for native resolution content with no practical benefit
    -Reduced frame rates for native resolution games with no practical benefit
    -Wasted RAM, CPU, and GPU in for manipulating native resolution content with no practical or noticeable benefit at all
    -Reduced battery life (due to previous line) for no practical benefit
    -Higher device cost with no practical benefit
    -There will be some compatibility issues with some apps. They will run but you won’t be able to choose on screen buttons accurately or read some of the text.

    64-bt processors have almost no practical benefit on Android until we see devices with 4GB or more of RAM. Then they will be needed (though software tricks can allow access to more RAM 64-bit is the better option) once we have a need for Android devices to have 4GB or more of RAM.

    I don’t understand how this kind of display will ever be practical in the context of humans using the display without any type of magnification.

    • The Narrator

      Big battery- long life
      Higher res screen- just advancing and why not? The Snapdragon 805 performs beautifully at a 4K resolution

      • bionicwaffle

        The battery life would still be longer with a lower resolution display of the same type and you’re getting no perceivable benefit out of the QHD display.

        The Snapdragon 800 would probably do well at 4K but all my items listed
        still apply. The 801 isn’t in anything shipping yet and I don’t think
        the 805 even close to being released in a device. Even if the 805 was
        in this phone, all or nearly all of my reasons this is a bad idea would
        still apply.

        I listed a number of reasons why I think this display is a bad idea. I’m looking for one reason why it’s a good idea. I don’t think you gave me any.

        • The Narrator

          Then stick to flip phones i guess.

          Btw, the 805 is shipping in the G3.

          • bionicwaffle

            I’m not suggesting technology should stop moving forward. I would even say there could be practical applications for a display like this in other fields where something, other than the augmented human eye, is viewing the display directly.

            I am suggesting that putting that display in a phone was not well thought out and is inefficient.

            I would also suggest that introducing inefficiencies, being wasteful really, as I’m suggesting this is, does not represent a progression of technology. It could be argued that this is a step backward. At 1080×1920 on a 5″ screen it was arguable, maybe. But at QHD on a 5″-6″ display, I’m not sure there is a valid argument to support it. To me it seems like an Apple move, a pure marketing move. This one actually hurts the consumer from how I see it.

            To me display progression would look like better battery life, more accurate colors in different types of lighting, whiter whites on an OLED display, a brighter OLED display, blacker blacks and a higher contrast ratio on LCD displays, maybe a higher refresh rate, or faster response time. Many of these things have been improving but as far as I’m considered they can keep improving. There’s a diminishing return where it makes less sense to put research dollars into it but any of these categories, I think, would be less wasteful of an investment in unnecessarily high dpi displays.

          • Tim242

            Source, or STFU.

          • The Narrator

            G2 came out with the 800 while One and S4 was 600.

            Its guaranteed since its Summer and that’s when Qualcomm said it’d be in phones. Plus they just stated it’s in full production ready to go now.

          • Tim242

            Your opinion is not a source.

          • The Narrator

            I’d put my life on it right now. Without a doubt, it will ship with the 805.

          • Tim242

            That is still not a source. The last sourced info I saw said it wouldn’t be ready until 2nd half of 2014. That is vague. Regardless, 801 or 805, not much difference.

          • The Narrator

            There’s a pretty big jump, supporting higher resolutions, better graphics performance, battery, camera, etc.

            They said it at MWC i believe.

        • Tim242

          Of course he didn’t give you a reason. He just likes to argue against any opinion that is not shared by him.

        • http://www.ytmnd.com MH

          the 801 is in the S5

    • Alex James Simon

      2k on a phone is the same as on a giant 2k “80” TV, its determined by the viewing distance and PPI, bigger screens need less pixels for the same resolution, as we view them from further away, that is why a Sony 4k “84” TVs only has around 52 PPI because we view the TV 8-10 feet away. http://versus.com/en/sony-84-4k-ultra-hd-tv-vs-sharp-lc-80le646e

      • bionicwaffle

        PPI is not a function of screen size, resolution, and your distance from the TV, only resolution and screen size. How nice the screen looks is a function of PPI and your distance to/from the display.

        You almost have a point when you mention color accuracy but not really because color accuracy should be fixed by fixing color accuracy, not by introducing more inaccurate colors that when mixed together may give a slightly more accurate color. To me, this sounds inefficient and the improvement would probably be hard to measure, let alone notice in normal use, as color accuracy has gotten so much better over the years anyway. Color accuracy is about my last worry on my phone and definitely not worth all the negatives I listed in my post above, to me at least.

        • Alex James Simon

          All your negatives though are the exact same things said when smartphones and tablets were moving from 720p to 1080p, now 1080p is standard, and battery life has stayed the same if not improved a bit.You really think that the manufacturers haven’t considered any of the pros and cons of implementing higher resolution screens, and haven’t done anything to balance them out (batteries for example, they improve too you know).

          • bionicwaffle

            Yeah, all the same things apply in going from 720p to 1080p. The difference is there is even more waste and less of a noticeable benefit – probably none. I think it would be smarter to go with an RGB (non-pentile) 720p display – as some phones have. At least around 5 inches. I’d rather have more battery life and a less expensive device that goes through storage more slowly.

            I think marketing departments seem to have too much power. I don’t think they can exactly “balance them out”. That’s the problem. There will be no perceivable benefit. Cost will be higher. There will be less battery life. Storage will be used more quickly. There will probably be a performance impact in some or many situations.

          • Alex James Simon

            Your implying going from 720p to 1080p was a waste, how? My screen looks sharper and nicer then it ever did when I was using a 720p screen. Yes, if they would have never jumped to 1080p, phones would have better battery life, better graphics performance, etc. But you wouldn’t have these beautiful displays to view them on. I guess its a matter of preference, if you don’t care about how the quality of the screen looks, higher resolution isn’t going to matter to you. I do though and I’m excited for 2k and 4k screens to come to smart phones and tablets. I’m pretty confident 2k screens will show a difference and then we will have the exact same argument in 2 to 3 more years when 4k starts up, and 2k has become the standard.

          • bionicwaffle

            I’m saying even the move from 720p-1080p at 5″ or less was questionable. Most 720p displays looked worse then they should have due to the fact that they were PenTile and not RGB.

            My point is I can’t think of any argument to support the move to 2K or higher resolution on a 5″ (probably 6″ too) or smaller screen.

            On the other hand I’m suggesting there are a number of arguments against moving to QHD or higher on a phone.

            I’m not at all against a faster processor that enables QHD encoding and decoding on a phone. Why? Because QHD would be great on a large screen TV and people would be able to capture and play back content to the TV using their phone. Of course almost nobody has a QHD TV and there’s practically no content for it but there is a clear and logical use for that capability on a phone.

  • Tony Byatt

    Next Nexus…Hopefully…

    • Orion

      Not exactly.

  • yummy

    LG in the running to take some of my yummycoin.

    • http://www.naskaras.com/ Thanassi Karageorgiou

      Sounds like a currency for a Hello Kitty themed Second Life

  • ryan buky

    You wont be able to display any 4K content on to it, so who cares? Just something else that will kill the battery! People just hear 4K and they want it

    • The Narrator

      The Snapdragon 805 ;)

      • ryan buky

        Yes, but how are you getting it to the phone? Streaming? That will not be true 4k. The bandwidth will simple not be there. Load a movie to it from your PC? The USB cable cannot send 4K. It may be able to upscale it to a certain point, but nowhere near 4K

        • Adrynalyne

          USB 3….

          4k would be way overkill for this display anyway.

          • ryan buky

            3.0 might be able to send it to an extend. They claim that it will, but the new HDMI is barley reaching it

          • Adrynalyne

            Barely reaching it? I doubt 18Gbps is not enough for 4k.

          • ryan buky

            right, but they probably say it can send it because its compressed, then upscaled when it gets to the destination

          • ryan buky

            read your comment wrong… sorry

          • Adrynalyne

            I think you are missing the point (or maybe I am misunderstanding you), but 4k when sent over USB3 is just going to live with the limits of file transfer speed. Once it is on the device, it is a non -issue, assuming you have the actual storage space for it.

            Bandwidth limitations of USB don’t mean a thing unless streaming over it.

        • Detonation

          How big are 4K video files? I assuming too big to be held by the internal memory of the device?

          • Adrynalyne

            Depends on the size and filesystem of the internal storage. If its fat32, well you will be watching small 4K clips lol.

          • ryan buky

            They are big! If its compressed then upscaled that will save space and work

        • The Narrator

          Record/ playback
          Download through torrent, online, etc,

          • ryan buky

            Thats upscale. It is not capturing 4K. Its capturing less then upscaling it. Saves memory and works with a small camera

          • Tim242

            Nope.

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      You could zoom or crop 4K video and it would still look good. It also leaves more room for software stabilization which crops part of the video. Doing that with 1080p video causes a noticeable degrade in quality.

  • Adrynalyne

    As teh Jax said, this isn’t UHD.

  • Intellectua1

    I wanted to be interested in the G2 Pro. I love the fact that they have no onscreen buttons (don’t know how I feel about the back buttons) but going from Samsung to LG seems like a downgrade, like going from Nike to Reebok..

    • The Narrator

      It’s more like going from a prius(Samsung) to a Ferrari (LG)

      • Intellectua1

        More like the other way around.. Aventador (Samsung) Lexus LFA (which is a $300,000 Lexus)(LG) no matter what they do to it or how much they try to hype it up as a super car/Ferrari competitor it’s still a Lexus or in this case it’s still an LG phone.

        • The Narrator

          LG is basically a super optimised touchwiz. Non bloated

          • Tim242

            Hahaha did you type that with a straight face?

        • Adrynalyne

          Samsung as an Aventador? Maybe if they covered it in bling and dropped 600 pounds of lead in the trunk.

          • Intellectua1

            This guy @the Narrator just compared LG to a Ferrari and Samsung to a Prius. I think most people would beg to differ on that one..

          • The Narrator

            Nope. A lot of people hate Samsung. The ones who don’t. Well i can’t explain how their brains function

          • Intellectua1

            Well let’s clear something up. A lot of Droid-Life people hate Samsung. The general public loves them hence the 40+ million phones sold. Droid-Life haters are in the minority in the real world and when you’re in the minority
            Edit: Dangit The gif thing never works for me.. Lol.

          • Adrynalyne

            I know a lot of people in real life who dislike them too. None of them are droid-life members, much less have ever heard of it.

          • Tim242

            You missed the point, as always. You just like to argue

          • Adrynalyne

            Oh look, its the hypocrite.

          • The Narrator

            They spend millions on marketing and bashing the iPhone. What do you expect?

          • flosserelli

            Don’t you mean “cover it in cheap plastic”. And don’t forget about the nanny Knox security system that locks the engine compartment so you can’t mod it.

          • Adrynalyne

            An aventador with a rev limiter! :p

          • Intellectua1

            LG phones are made out of “cheap plastic”, let’s just face the facts here. Plastic is plastic, there is no such thing as cheap plastic or expensive plastic because when it all boils down its all plastic..

          • Tim242

            LG has the same plastic…

      • Tim242

        LG has the sane plastic build, and a copy cat UI that is somehow worse than TW. Ferrari? You silly boy. Fry, give it up.

    • LTEasy

      touchwiz fan? im so sorry…

  • Xavier_NYC

    This is what I call a ‘Planned Leak’ well played LG.

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update teh Jax

    UHD = 4k
    QHD = 1440 x 2560

    • The Narrator

      Aka 2K, 4K

      • JBartcaps

        My Aunt makes 4K my driving to work everyday and actually working

        • The Narrator

          Are you you sure it isn’t your aunts sisters best friend mother in law twice removed cousin who makes $800/hr online and bought a,brand new corvette?

        • Adrynalyne

          I see what you did there.

        • panicswhenubered

          Yes, but does she work for just 2 hours on her laptop?

          • Fabrico Montini

            Maybe she works 2 hours on here ass.

      • nate

        2K ≠ QHD. 2K is slightly wider than 1080p

        • The Narrator

          That’s why we don’t make it technical

          HD-FullHD-2K-4K
          HD-FullHD-QHD-UHD

  • Mike

    Can’t wait for the LG G3. It should be a beast of a phone. Rumored to be dust-proof and water resistant as well. Even the G2 can record 4k at 120fps if you mod it, plus other mods like being able to use the Verizon model on AT&T and T-Mobile and still get LTE. Search youtube if you are interested. The hardest thing will being trying to decide between the G3 and the Nexus 6 which should be based on the G3. I doubt the Nexus 6 will have a 2k screen though.

    • needa

      indeed. there is no way the nexus will have a display like this. they have a price point to hit. any money they add to the screen will have to be taken away from something else.

    • KingofPing

      Meh…the G4 will be better. :-P

  • ASV505

    Got my G2 with the keep unlimited glitch. LG took my business from Samsung who took my loyalty away from HTC

    • Intellectua1

      What’s your honest opinion on LG? I’m currently up for 2 upgrades and I have to admit the S5 isn’t a phone to wow at, I was looking at the G2 Pro but I just don’t know about LG devices. My current plan is to get the S5 then the Note 4. I guess I could toy around with a LG phone for my first upgrade because the Note 4 is a definite. But I don’t want to pass my gf down a crap phone.. She doesn’t care about phones and still has a iPhone 4S so I get to use her upgrade and mine..

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        I have the G2 and love it. I bought a thin case for it that makes it easier to grip so I never notice the slippery backside. That being said, it has the best display of any phone, the largest size screen in a device it’s size, top of the line specs, 32GB standard, knock on, and so much more. I had a Note 2, then a Note 3, but hated it and got the G2 and love it.

      • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

        I would wait for the G3. I have a G2 and the battery life is fantastic and the screen is great.

      • ASV505

        I started with the Incredible 1, moved to the Inc 2, got the Rezound, Galaxy Nexus was next and my first Sammy. I got the G2 as my first LG and am very impressed. This is the first phone I had no desire to root when I got it. Stock software is a bit laggy every once in a very long while but with all the perks and customization I can’t complain. Great battery, beautiful screen, quality construction, and runs great.

        As reference I went through three or four warranty replacements of each of those previous phones. None on this LG (knock on wood).

  • TSY87

    bring the g pro 3 over to verizon and it will be my next phone.

  • Jem

    My LG G2 is a great phone, sans the constant reboots when on 4.4.2 ROMs for the Verizon version, but hopefully that will reside with some new radios/firmware. Battery life is amazing.

    I’m definitely interested in the G3 as I’m just buying phones off contract now to keep my unlimited data until that ship sails.

    • flosserelli

      Sounds like you may have a dud. Too late to return it for another?

      • Jem

        I don’t think it’s a dud. Lots of people in the forums are having issues with vzw lg g2 on 4.4.2. 4.2.2 is fine.

        • flosserelli

          Ah. I don’t keep up with the LG forums, I learned something today. At least you are not the only one having issues.

        • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

          I have stock 4.2.2 and my main complaint is that I keep getting a message that the Amazon app has crashed repeatedly at random times. And then they go away. And then they come back. I would disable it but I actually use it so… here’s me waiting for 4.4. Depending on if it doesn’t happen in March I might just root and ROM it.

  • LTEasy

    LG G3 or Nexus 6….thats the question here.

    • BobButtons

      Except for those on Verizon. Then it’s already decided.

      • The Narrator

        VoLTE

        Believe

      • LTEasy

        haha true. i bet the G3 will have a better battery and camera than the N6, watch. lol

        • staticx57

          No Nexus has ever had a good camera.

    • SplashMTN

      If Google does another flash sale to get rid of their existing Nexus 5 stock before the Nexus 6 comes out I’ll probably being picking up one of those.

    • Usaamah

      You have to think the N6 will be downgraded significantly to keep the costs relatively low. The G/N4 were virtually identical, the G2/N5 had more differences, display size, battery, basic design, etc. I’m thinking the G3 and N6 will see a slightly larger gap. In an interesting twist though, would Google release the N6 as a 6′ device, while keeping the 5′ N5? (or slightly upgrading the N5)?

      • LTEasy

        good question. I doubt the N6 will be a 6′ device though.

  • T4rd

    Inb4 Drew’s Moto X troll post.

    • needa

      my moto x is the best phone in the world with is 4gb of ram, snapdragon 920 processor, and 60mp camera. all other phones are a joke.

      • T4rd

        Pretty close. Just forgot the “it’s the best phone for EVERYONE. Simply the best.” =p

  • Average DL Sheep

    Oh the One (2014) has UHD? Never mind just another case of DL Samsung hate.

    • The Narrator

      here’s a tissue for that tear drop

    • guest

      wut

    • Ian

      Nice guest account

      • but thanks though

        Thanks bro.

        Guest accounts are no different than The Narrator having multiple non-guest accounts.

        • The Narrator

          This guy is salty

    • Rodeojones000

      And said hate of Samsung is 100% justified.

  • Guest

    You weren’t blown away by the G2? Its a solid device taht is always over looked.

    • joe

      cant get past the rear places buttons on the backside, tried it in the store and thought, nope

      • EdubE24

        And now I get upset when I grab my iPad and it doesnt have Knock On. That feature should be on every phone/tablet made from here on out!!

        • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

          But can’t you just click the home button instead? That’s why LG has the knock on feature, since there are only buttons on the back and not front/side.

          I’ll take rear buttons for thinner bezels anyway, I don’t see why so many people hate on the rear buttons. I like em.

          • EdubE24

            I guess I’ve gotten in the habit of doing it, just so much nicer!!

          • bigachx

            You really get used to the rear buttons… it becomes a non-issue really… can’t say I like or dislike the rear buttons, just used to them now. But its the knock knock feature that I don’t really care for and never use.

        • michael arazan

          Rather have Knock Knock than a giant stupid home button like on my GS3, that also lags the system

      • Rodeojones000

        I thought that at first, but after a day with the phone it felt natural. Now I think phones without that button placement are odd feeling.

        • J2886M

          I traded the N5 in for my G2 because I needed WiFi calling at the time, haven’t looked back, love the phone and can’t beat rear buttons for me. 100% natural

        • KingofPing

          Humans adapt…but most of us absolutely *hate* the prospect of having to adapt. There will always be those that rail against anything different, regardless of merit. All you can really do is C’est La vie.

          • PoisonApple31

            You live in Colorado by chance? Enjoying the new law there?

          • KingofPing

            Er, ah…No.

            Minnesota, sadly. Mildly curious as to what in my previous post screamed out “pothead” to you, though. :)

          • PoisonApple31

            I felt your post screamed relax – which is out of the norm for this site. :)

          • KingofPing

            *laughs*

            Ah, well…

            Been a slow day. Guess the caffeine is wearing off.

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        I know, isn’t it great? I actually love the rear buttons, it allows for thinner bezels, less likely to press when holding the phone (can’t tell you how many time I hit the power button by accident), easier to change the volume one handed, and it makes the front of the device look better. Knock on is great!

      • mrjayviper

        trying for 5 minutes and actually using is different though. You’ll get used to those rear buttons once you start using the phone. seems this is the case with most things in life.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      We love the G2 :)

      • Adam Elghor

        You should bring back custom rom friday!

  • Rand Paul 2016

    I feel like the g2 just came out, guess bc Verizon was so late releasing it

  • bobbyp

    I am looking forward to this phone. My wife just got the G2 and it seems like a really great phone. I am getting a little jealous being the only one not to upgrade this year. Kids and wife all have better phones than I do and I just want something that blows them all away because I am the one who pays the bill each month.

  • jbdan

    Looking forward to this. The N6, if based off G3, is looking sharp!

    • Orion

      Too bad it won’t have the same exact specs though. You can guarantee a smaller battery, a smaller screen and inferior camera. Still looking forward to see what the N6 will be like though.

  • ReturnOfTheMack

    I like what LG has been doing lately but I still can’t warm up to their button placement. They also need to stop letting Verizon change what some of their devices look like.

    • droidify

      I hated that VZ changed the phone too, until I bought a wireless charger.

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      Yeah, stupid Verizon for including wireless charging at a price of being only 1mm thicker. /s

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        I’m fine with that but at the same time the buttons on the back were smaller and cases could not be universal.

  • j

    Please don’t.

  • nate

    Owning an LG G2, I can easily say that 720p was enough. I can’t see any reason to go above 1080p.

    • j

      Marketing is the main reason..

      The benefits of UHD over full HD are overshadowed by the negatives IMO. Nearly or totally imperceptible pixel density increase weighted against unavoidable performance decrease due to having to drive a massively higher number of pixels. Just doesn’t add up.

      • grumpyfuzz

        I can see the marketing now… Comparing an iPhone’s ppi to their phone with a 4k display.

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      1080p is the perfect resolution for phones in the 5″ range, IMO. I just looked extremely close to my G2 and text is almost perfectly clear with no jagged edges, although there are occasional times when looking at very small text that you can notice the pixels. I couldn’t care less either way, as long as it’s 1080p.

      • nate

        Same goes for me. If text is small enough to notice the pixels, its almost painful to read lol

      • Chris

        Yeah for a 5″ I think 1080p is the sweet spot. I do not at all see the point in a 2K phone. I’m satisfied with 1080p laptops. Only thing I think that needs more than 1080 is TVs and computer monitors lol.

  • TechWings

    I think I read somewhere that the next Nexus was being built by LG again. One can only dream…

    • KingofPing

      Over the whole Nexus thing. Devices with unlocked bootloaders and GPe versions all the way from now on.

      Silly thing is, while I had converted my One to GPe, I am currently stock Sense 5.5 with a few xposed mods. Can’t seem to break away fro teh Sense 5.5 Quick Settings tiles. Really wish Google would copy them for AOSP. It’s more “holo” than Google’s own (tap to toggle/3-dot to configure).

      Someday, if someone out there makes an xposed-mod that brings Sense tile functionality to AOSP I’ll jump back…but I just don’t see anyone actually doing anything like that (and I have no idea how to write one).

  • SplashMTN

    “Too bad I’m stuck with this POS G2 until 2015.” – No one ever.

    • The Narrator

      The struggle is real. Time to find a buyer for it lol

      • bigachx

        Ever since I slapped Cyanogenmod 10.2 on it, I’m legit IN LOVE with my LG G2… Seriously, you may see me on the news doing something inappropriate to the phone!

        • Nexoduss

          Ive been using malladus on it since it keeps it stock. Have you tried it?

          • bigachx

            No – the phone is running damn near perfect now (for me at least), I’m too scared to try anything else…. plus to be honest, I’m not really a fan of the modifications LG did to the software, much prefer CM’s vanilla Android approach.

          • Nexoduss

            Hows the battery life on CM? Im at 55% on malladus with 3 hrs screen time. Any random reboots? I guess people have been experiencing it on 4.2.2

          • bigachx

            Battery life is the primary reason why I switched to CM…. I hated the battery on the stock rom…. But it has been phenomenal ever since the switch. A few days ago I went 19 hours and 17 minutes on battery life, with about 5 hours of screen time, and was still at 57%

            I’m using the stable version of CM 10.2 (4.3.1) so I haven’t experienced any random reboots whatsoever…. I’m waiting for a stable version of 4.4 before I update though.

          • Nexoduss

            Are you on verizon i cant find 4.3 for the g2 official.

          • bigachx

            No I’m on AT&T. I’m confused….. are you looking for the stock G2 4.3 rom or for CM 4.3?

          • Nexoduss

            Cm 4.3 because i dont want any issues that 4.4.2 users are experiencing

          • bigachx

            http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=vs980 second to last one on the list is the Stable version of CM 10.2 (4.3) FOR VERIZON! I honestly didn’t spend enough time with the stock rom to compare photo quality. If it helps – here is a picture I took with the G2 running CM.

          • bigachx

            Oh and – disclaimer: I’m not responsible if you brick your device – blah blah, you know the deal lol

          • Nexoduss

            Hey thanks a lot man. I appreciate it.

          • bigachx

            No worries! Enjoy vanilla Android! :-D

          • Nexoduss

            Hmm Idk what’s going on but it’s failing everytime I try to install. Saying no md5 and then goes to installing and fails. Tried downloading it twice. Any ideas I’ve never had a problem installing a rom like this before.

          • bigachx

            What custom recovery are you using? Not sure whats going on, maybe you can check XDA for some answers.

          • bigachx

            Oh and Disclaimer: I’m not responsible if you brick your device, blah blah blah… you know the deal lol

          • Nexoduss

            Have you noticed any differences in photo quality from stock.

      • Robert Boluyt

        Only the ladder is real.

  • The Narrator

    Knew it. LG may be late to the party, but they know how to kick asss when they arrive!

    • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

      I’d say they’re early – it’s Samsung and HTC that are a little late. G3 will probably have an 805 in it, kinda like the G2 has an 800 while the S4 and One have a 600. But then again LG releases their G2/G3 later in the year, but it’s worth the wait.

      • Frettfreak

        and as soon as their customer support improves i would be in on LG. I have had several LG products that went out (which is fine, it happens) but when i need it fixed under warranty its a MAJOR pain in the ass.