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LG G3 May Sport Snapdragon 805 Processor, Higher Capacity Battery

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LG’s fabled successor to the fantastic G2 may have different specifications than were initially rumored. According to TechManiacs sources, LG was obfuscating the G3’s true hardware with engineering samples, but final production devices will pack more powerful internals.

An insider says the G3 will sport a Snapdragon 805 SoC and a 3200mAh battery. That should allay concerns about battery life and processing power, as both represent a step up from the G2. The source also corroborated other specs, confirming 3GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560) screen, 32GB of storage, a 13 MP camera, and a microSD slot.

The camera is reportedly the Sony IMX 214 Exmor RS, which is the shooter found in the OnePlus One. Of course, OIS+ will probably give the G3 the edge when it comes to low-light image and video quality, but we’ll have to compare for ourselves when both phones launch later this summer.

The beastly LG G3 is expected to be announced May 27. If I hadn’t upgraded to the G2 last month, I’d definitely plan on preordering. Anyone else?

Via: TechManiacs
  • Scott

    I have g2 and besides “design” this phone really for the most part in 2013 was miles above everything else the big 4 criteria speed, ppd, camera,and size, seeing the leaks, they have improved design, sound, and yet again hardware specs far above everything else 10 million devices they are projecting to sell, if they keep the price under the S5 as they did with the G2 a very possible feat

  • mcdonsco

    I finally have an lg g2 back in hand now and honestly its BETTER than the recently released m8 & s5 (both of which I bought and returned).

    Its just buttery smooth, FAST, accurate…size is perfect (there’s my one and only g3 concern), great battery life and charges FAST when I need to charge it on the go. App switching and multi-tasking is a breeze, it just does everything instantly when I tell it to. On the s5 it was wait, touch, wait, touch, wait…got real old real fast. I can switch in and out of apps stupidly fast on this on the stock ROM…awesome. Why did I even sell my last one?

    One of the things I can’t figure out is on every phone i have I use the Google keyboard, yet on the m8 and the s5 I constantly had typo’s, run together words etc … It was a headache constantly fixing typing errors. On the g2, SOMEHOW, I dont have the same issues; using the same keyboard?

    Something about this screen is FAR more accurate than other phones…I love it!

    Can’t wait for the g3, just hope that it isn’t approaching phablet size.

  • Skrewee Lewee

    Dear Note 3,
    Tick tock. Tick tock. Tick tock.
    Sincerely,
    Jumping Ship

  • Jon Rojas

    LG is the way to go, my G2 was my first LG phone but not my last. I used and returned the S5 the second I heard the G3 was going to be announced on the 27th.

  • David

    Guys this phone is gonna be sick but don’t forget that the software that will be operating on this phone will be updated at most once. I running an LG G Pro thats still on 4.1.2

  • JoeTi

    The G3 is shaping up real nice. Depending on the next iteration of the Moto X, this might win my $$$.

  • Stone Cold

    Love the moves LG is making

  • Clint O

    Hell yes I’ll be buying

  • toochic

    Oh my…G3 is starting to hit my G spot.

  • buckley101

    Why would you just upgrade to the G2?

  • Six

    I’m in. I’d prefer a GPE.

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    We well know what Kyle’s “Word of the Day” calendar was up today: Obfuscate.

  • Nicholas Shaun

    The more I hear, the more I think the G3 will be my next phone!

  • SplashMTN

    This is the only phone I’ve been excited for this year, and I’m not even eligible for an upgrade til 2015. the G2 will serve me well until then I’m sure.

    • Captain Spaulding

      same here

  • Chewy789

    Damn last time I owned a phone from LG was their EnV Touch. Oh the memories.

  • morteum

    I have yet to see a thing I don’t like about the G3. Even the UI looks better. Color me impressed.

  • Keith Taylor

    Well. I just got a G2 in December on contract so this wont work for me. I could NEXT it but why bother. The G2 is a very good phone and I just can see myself upgrading it with in the next year. I will wait until Dec 2015 and then get the G4. I went from a S Captivate that I had for three years to the G2. That was a true upgrade. In 18 months when I get another it will be a true upgrade as well.

  • kevin

    I will be dropping my note 3 for this beast..can’t wait for an open bootloader again…or at least exploitable

    • hkklife

      You will be giving up .2″ screen, microUSB 3.0 and the S-Pen. And LG is even worse about updates than Samsung, assuming you like to keep things stock. But I agree, it’s probably a trade-off that’s well worth it.

      • AndroidUser00110001

        Ha! LG has been great with updates lately. Both my LG G2 and LG G Flex got stock KitKat before many other devices. So I don’t see how you can say that LG is worse than Samsung with updates…

      • kevin

        Agreed…I may be in the minority actually using my spen a lot but its a tradeoff that is worth it. I need the ability to play with the kernel plus I’ve seen something about the g3 being waterproof. Hopefully that’s true and I Dont have to be so anal with my phone anymore…although I still will be

  • The Dude

    G3 – the phone that keeps on getting better with every rumor. Now lets hear some more about software.

    • hoosiercub88

      I’d like them to take the Motorola approach, leave Android alone, and add things to it that are actually useful.

  • Manbearpig

    Let the sd card slot be true

  • Tony Byatt

    “If I hadn’t upgraded to the G2 last month”

    Your old phone must have completely fell apart for you not to wait and see what the G3 was all about…

    • Adamania

      Yeah, considering you write on an Android blog, you’d think that you would have something lying around for you to use in the meantime.

      • Adamania

        Not you, Tony, but the author. Lol.

      • hoosiercub88

        I think most of us do at this point.

  • IvanBAmbrose

    The 2nd time the store rep caught it (different store, didn’t want the original guy to recognize me). So I cancelled that order, then re-ordered online again but shipped to my house…Then used my existing sim to activate…neither messed with my UD, but 2nd did reset my contract date (so now, I cannot do it again). http://num.to/5244*2274*7478

  • jak_341

    LG has really stepped up to compete. Color me impressed.

  • jgemberton

    It’s between this and the next Moto X.

  • Mohamad Kashen

    I loved the G2 (that my wife stole from me). I love my Nexus 5. LG has impressed me… but I am not happy about the speaker moving to the back… 🙁

    One man’s opinion…

    • PoisonApple31

      The speaker is my only complaint as well.

    • Mike

      Maybe they obfuscated the placement of the speaker as well… including on and all those leaked cases too… if only…

  • phabletFTW

    I wish they’d make the screen bigger than 5.5″. A phone with these beastly specs and a 6″ or greater screen would be awesome.

    • hkklife

      Agreed. Or just bring us a revised G Pro 2 with these specs but the largest possible screen in the smallest possible formfactor.

    • primarchlion

      Pretty soon people can stop calling it a phablet and just call it a tablet =P

    • mcdonsco

      Not me…I was hoping the 5.5″ wasn’t accurate and they stuck with 5.2″… The G2 is PERFECTLY sized IMO (for me).

      I’m really hoping they pulled off a miracle somehow and didn’t enlarge it more than 1mm or so in height/width. Would be astonishing if they did; but unrealistic to hope for…just hoping now that its smaller than the s5 at least.

  • Cael

    I’d pay $600 for this.

  • Orion

    Wow! With those specs, it’s going to be hard to pass this up. Moto better impress this summer.

    • hkklife

      Don’t worry, Moto will be a quarter late in launching and a year behind spec-wise, just like in 2012 & 2013.

  • MikeSaver

    I gotta Moto X and I may consider switching, but that off contract money tho…

  • AndroidUser00110001

    I have been saying for a couple of months now that the G3 would have 805 but what do I know…
    ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    HTC and Samsung need to change their development cycles or LG is going to keep outdoing them with the hardware specs. O guess that is why they both need a Prime edition of their phones to compete with LG.

    We need a GPE version now!

    • PoisonApple31

      Putting a 5.5 in screen in the G3 will put it into phablet territory, meaning it’ll be competing spec-wise with the Note 4, not the S5, or whatever other bastardized S5 Samsung releases. Don’t compare a 4-cylinder to a V8.

      • AndroidUser00110001

        That all depends on the footprint of the G3. If the size is not much bigger than the G2 then it will be in same class. The S5 is slightly larger 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm (5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in) than the G2 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm (5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 in) yet the G2 has bigger screen and bigger battery so I would guess the G3 would be same size as S5 or slightly bigger.

        The G3 will have the smallest footprint for a phone that has 5.5 inch + screen.

        Either way the G3 will smoke the S5 and The Note 4 will match it specs wise.

  • Allen George

    I’ll be waiting at Verizon the day this launches saying:

    http://wishpicker.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Take-my-money.jpg

  • Mark Aaron Collado
  • John

    I have read some blog/droid sites (sorry can’t remember source) talking bad about the Oneplus camera. That has me worried it’s the same on the g3. Will OIS+ really make it that much better? I know for video yes but for pictures?

    • flosserelli

      OPO software is not finalized. The Sony Emor camera is definitely capable, it is just a matter of optimizing the software.

  • Jason Kahn

    Please make a mini with the same specs but a 1080 screen in a size range of 4.5″ to 5″

  • g2stillgreat

    Sounds pretty sweet but I think my G2 is far from retirement.

  • Bigwavedave25

    I like what I am hearing… I like it! Keep it up LG, you will get my business again. My G2 is excellent

    • Bigwavedave25

      To add above… I love my G2 so much because of Root really. All that power is great, but if you really want to play with it you need root access. The wonderful Dev community is delivering with the G2. Here’s hoping for the same with the G3!

      • Captain Spaulding

        I can’t wait for Cloudyfa to port the G3 UI to the G2.

        • Bigwavedave25

          Is it that much different form the G2’s? I usually dump the OEM-tweaked UI for something AOSP.

          • Captain Spaulding

            I like LG’s stock UI. I also like AOSP, but you lose features unique to the phone (or unique to LG) if you go that way. Either way, it’s a great phone.

          • Bigwavedave25

            Ah nice. I’ll have to check it out.

          • Captain Spaulding

            Right now, I’m using CloudyFlex 2.2, which is, as the name suggests, based on G Flex stock firmware. There is also CloudyPro 2 and CloudyStock. IMO, Cloudyfa has the best ROMs for the G2.

  • flosserelli

    3200 mAh AND removable? LG has really stepped up their game.

    • Captain Spaulding

      G3, no contest.

      • flosserelli

        Maybe, but it better offer features worth the price difference. The OPO seems to be an insanely good value for $350.

        • mcdonsco

          Swappable battery, SD Slot, Wireless Charging, Higher res screen, faster CPU…

          But yes, at $350 its tough to argue against the 1+1 value…if you can get one.

    • mcdonsco

      I’m perfectly fine passing on the 1+1 and going for the g3 instead.

    • joemama

      Ummm…I believe the G3 is coming to Verizon.

  • litobirdy

    Keep it the same screen size as G2 and you got me

    • litobirdy

      LG, you lost me at 5.5″ screen. please make a LG G3 mini that is 5.2 inches lol and keep the same specs as the monster 5.5″ version

      • We can still keep our hopes up that the bezels, especially top and bottom, are narrower so it won’t be that much larger in physical size.

        • PoisonApple31

          Can’t have that top bezel be too narrow, otherwise you won’t have room for the standard Verizon logo on the front.

          • Detonation

            Don’t worry they will just etch it on the screen in that case.

          • HarvesterX

            The Verizon top logo is about the same height as the speaker up there, so the logo being used as an excuse to have a top bezel is kind of shallow.

          • PoisonApple31

            I stopped using /s because all my comments are sarcastic.

    • The Narrator

      Looks like you’re stuck with a POS S5.

      • litobirdy

        huh?didn’t i just say keep the same size as the G2

  • Shadowstare

    Yep, LG has my attention. When i get my new phone, they will be in the discussion.

  • teeerex

    Nah I’m still waiting on the S5 prime 🙂

  • Brad Miller

    Hells yeah sign me up!!! I just hope the rumors and hype are true. I’m so ready to upgrade from my Galaxy S3 and Verizon has me limited on my options, and what really sucks is I’m grandfathered into the unlimited and of course will have to full retail unless someone has a friend at verizon that can keep me on the unlimited plan. I don’t trust anyone at Verizon that says I can upgrade and keep my unlimited plan, they just want me to switch/upgrade so they can get more money. I just dont want to risk it by switching plans.

    • Chris

      I wasn’t thrilled about losing my unlimited data until I actually looked at my data usage. If you’re a heavy data user, I understand. But I usually connect to wifi as much as possible. Take a look at your usage and see if it’s worth losing the unlimited data. I don’t believe you can keep it unless you pay full price for your phone upgrade

    • LionStone

      Fortunately you don’t have to pay full retail to keep Unlimited Data! You have the option to pay for it over a year, making monthly payments. Check it out. If you do however give up UD, make sure you get the 6GB plan.

  • Chris

    I might actually be happy that I’m on VZW edge, I can trade up to the G3 for not much more a month…..but I worry with the increased screen size if the phone will be a little too big, Note-like even

    • hfoster52

      Love my Note 2 and 3. You get used to the size but its all about the bezel’s.

    • Cameron Nelson

      I’m in the same boat as you. I’ve had the Note 2 G2 DNA and Moto X and honestly the G2 was really pushing it on size. It was workable but any bigger would make it a two handed phone which a lot of people don’t like. Hopefully there is a G3 like phone that is a 5″ screen from Moto or someone with close to the same specs. Would be a perfect phone unless you’re stuck with a crap UI lol.

  • Mike

    Both good things! Can’t wait for this phone to come out!

  • jwildman16

    Anyone know how long it took the G2 to go from announcement to sale on Verizon?

  • Mickmayi

    I really hope this doesn’t pull a moto x in specs department. The x is a great phone but remember how upset we got when it was released as a lackluster haha

    • PoisonApple31

      LG will not pull a Motorola. G3 and Note 4 will compete just like G2 and Note 3 did last year hardware wise.

      • Greyhame

        And apparently screen size as well. For me, 5.5″ just kills it. Still, it’s awesome to see LG bring it. Samsung is overrated IMO. There it’s not the screen size that gets me (although the S5 has changed that), it’s the button layout and physical home key.

        • LionStone

          Yep, Sammy is leading, yet so far behind.

    • Cameron Nelson

      LG and HTC are both trying to compete with Samsung on having the “best” phone out there hardware wise. The G3 will most likely have the best specs possible in it where Moto is going for lower specs but maximizing them instead of just having them to have them. Outside of Moto though I don’t think any flagship Android phones will have anything but the best.

  • Rodeojones000

    There’s an excellent chance my G2 will be for sale in about three weeks.

    EDIT: Just read the article again. SD card slot? That’s a welcome surprise.

    • mcdonsco

      And removable battery…look out Samsung!

  • Dan

    Love the G2, except for the buttons on the back. I do a lot of reading on my phone and use the volume buttons for page turns. Just could not get long term comfortable holding the phone and using those buttons, while buttons on the side let me use either the thumb of one hand or the index finger of the other in a more relaxed natural grip. If it wasn’t for that I would probably make this my next, unless Moto up sizes the X to at least 5″.

  • Ray

    It gets better and better with every leak

  • p4

    sexy specs .. it will probably be too big tho .. id have to get out my finglonger to use it

  • hyperbeatser

    ‘obfuscating’?

    • PoisonApple31

      Just do a search on Google if you are confused, instead of making yourself susceptible to stupid comments – this one included.

      • hyperbeatser

        good for you

    • Allen Yates
  • yummy

    This just got too good to ever get to furizon, but if it does, I feel it my hand already. Hmmm, feels good

  • The Narrator

    This is the real Flagship Killer.

  • jbdan

    It just keeps getting better and better….!

    • Kyle Wiggers

      Excellent choice.

  • Kaleb Crans

    Why all this G3 talk,is this like the lg fan club or something. It seems like people worship the g3(and g2) from the comments in other articles I read…

    • Nexoduss

      yeah because it’s honestly one of the best phones still to this day. They made great strides with the g2 and that tradition is going to continue with the g3.

    • Nexoduss

      can’t like your own hating post bro

      • Kaleb Crans

        Well, your right.

      • Kaleb Crans

        I’m just wondering why its so great, because I’m thinking about getting it, or the One Plus One. (coming from a nexus 5)

        • mcdonsco

          Well, look at it this way…same/similar specs inside (though as of late seems g3 will be higher spec’s, 805 vs 801, 3gb vs 2gb, at least on white version etc), but the g3 has a removable battery and SD slot and wireless charging…the 1+1 has none of those but is otherwise just about the same (software differences can be muted with a ROM, lg g2 was heavily supported with devs so the g3 likely will be too).

          But, then, there is price…the 1+1 is likely to be $250 or so cheaper; if you can get one.

          • Kaleb Crans

            Thanks 🙂 But how do you think the battery life will compare. I’ve heard some good complements for the g2’s battery.

          • mcdonsco

            Its not Droid Maxx good but closer than any other phone I’ve seen…better than the note 3 (and I’ve owned both, the n3 twice).

          • mcdonsco

            I replied to this before but seems it disappeared?

            Anyway, I use to always buy phones for battery life…hence previous owner of the RAZR Maxx, RAZR Maxx HD & Maxx and I owned the Note 3 TWICE.

            The G2 came close to the Maxx but didn’t beat it, but did beat the Note 3 on battery life.

            As for the G3 vs 1+1, my bet is similar and if anything the G3 will probably be a bit better.

          • Kaleb Crans

            Thanks, they both are going to be beasts!

    • That’s because the G2 was the best device last year and the G3 will be the best device in 2014.

      • Nexoduss

        preach nig! haha

      • Nexoduss

        true

      • hebrewHAMMER

        Best = Subjective

        • Judging by my upvotes, I’d say I’m pretty much on target.

          • LionStone

            29 upvotes on a tech web site is not “on target”… The M7 received best device last year, however the G2 may have been the best to YOU 🙂

    • mcdonsco

      That’s because the G2 is THAT good. Listen, I just went from selling my white G2 a few months back to a Note 3, then to a S5, to an M8, back to an S5 and then ultimately, decided to go back to the G2 (bought one on eBay to hold me over till the G3 hits) and returned the S5 and M8…

      I should have just kept the G2, but throughout that process I used the BB trick to get two phones at contract pricing even though I have UD on VZW, made around $700 selling those (Note 3 & an iPhone 5s 32GB) and ultimately ended up deciding to stick with a G2. I have an S5 in hand now, waiting for the eBay G2 to arrive and I’m actually regularly checking tracking on it as if it were a new phone to me; it’s not even new; it’s used and I can’t wait to get it back in hand over this S5.

      • what is the bb trick, i know the vzw one, where you upgrade a family member who doesn’t have unlimited data, yours is from best buy i take it?

        • mcdonsco

          Yes, if you are not in contract and have UD, just buy the phone on contract pricing on BB’s site and ship it to your house, then use your existing phones sim to activate the new phone (DO NOT power up the new phone with the sim it comes with in it).

          You’ll end up resetting your contract date, but getting a contract priced phone whilst keeping UD.

          • Jkdem85

            and it never reset to the new terms? How long ago did you do this? I think as long as you use the old sim card it’ll work in theory unless Verizon somehow has an internal audit procedure. I’m nervous about that.

          • chocolate8175

            I would like to know more about this as well

      • WCM3

        Random question with the BB trick..did you buy them on the same line? I just did it, kept unlimited, however my contract date went out two years. Will it let me buy another one, just extend the contract date yet again?

        • mcdonsco

          The first one, the iPhone, I ordered online & picked up in store, I suspect thats why it didn’t reset my contract date…Apparently I got lucky and got a nitwit mobile rep…The 2nd time the store rep caught it (different store, didn’t want the original guy to recognize me). So I cancelled that order, then re-ordered online again but shipped to my house…Then used my existing sim to activate…neither messed with my UD, but 2nd did reset my contract date (so now, I cannot do it again).

          • WCM3

            Thanks! Yeah, i just looked at my contract end date and it’s 5/2016. I actually ordered the S5 for my finance. I’ll just order the G3 through her line and do the same thing. I’m used to buying phones off contract..

          • mcdonsco

            As do i…sad I can’t do it again till 2016 (a lifetime in mobile), but hey, at least I was able to do it twice 🙂

    • Eric

      Hey now don’t forget this site worships the Moto X first. The G2 is a close second :p

      • chaoslimits

        G2 is good. But Active Display is better. I keep picking up other phones and expecting to them to light up.

        • bobbyp

          I keep tapping the front of other phones expecting them to turn on. That includes my work Moto X.

          • chaoslimits

            Does tap to turn on work on AOSP based roms. I guess it’s the same as the Moto features (depends on stock rom parts). I like the G2 but the stock rom is pretty bloated.

          • bobbyp

            I am not sure. I haven’t rooted or put ROM on this phone. I actually like the the Optimus UI. The only customization that I have done is XDA has a thread where you can download all sorts of themes. I use the stock launcher and change it up from time to time.

          • Captain Spaulding

            I believe that this works on more than just the G2. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2563976

          • Dustin Kear

            I don’t have to tap my moto x. It lights up whenever I pick it up and I just slide my finger. Both are great phones!

        • Captain Spaulding

          I do that with knock on, lol.

    • Rodeojones000

      Right, because coverage of an upcoming flashship device, one that is the successor to one of the top 2 or 3 devices from 2013, means this is an LG fanclub site.

    • bobbyp

      This site started as Motorola fan club. Motorola just isn’t bringing it at the flagship level anymore so now it is all about LG as the underdog that take some market share. I know my G2 was the first non Motorola device that I purchased. I bet there are a few other avid readers of this site that have the same experience.

      • Cameron Nelson

        Motorola is bringing it at a flagship level. Last year the Moto X and G2 were at about the same spot in terms of how known they were. I have had both and love them both (Moto X more because I have small hands). Moto is just releasing their phone later this year where LG is releasing soon and Samsung/HTC even sooner than that. Moto will have another phone that will hopefully be kick ass enough for me to ditch the X for it. But Moto is just releasing their flagship later like they did last year with the X is all. They still live.

        • bobbyp

          I get that the Moto X is a flagship and it does run really well. I have both right now and even though I really loved my old Motorola phone I find that I rarely will use my Moto X. I am a pretty big guy with big hands and the G2 just works for me.

          • Cameron Nelson

            Well then screw you! Gimme them hands so I can use the G3 with ease! In all seriousness though they both run great and feel great. The G2 is awesome and a tech beast with a great camera and the X is just simple and easy while doing what it needs to. Both of these companies are kicking ass recently just hope they stay away from Note sized phones. Unless they do a Note sized and normal sized phone.

        • Captain Spaulding

          I also have both, and while the Moto X is no slouch, the G2 is a beast, especially running ClodyFlex 2.2 with G2 Xposed and G2 Tweaksbox (both premium) and Dorimanx 4.5 kernel overclocked to 2.8 GHz.

          • Cameron Nelson

            What he said. Sounds smart everyone listen. He knows all.

  • mcdonsco

    Any specs out there on the physical SIZE of this phone? I know it would be virtually impossible, but I’m hoping they were somehow able to keep it G2 size.

  • Nexoduss

    This phone is gonna shiit on any other phone, just like the G2. Not trying to be a fanboy, but I’m just genuinely impressed with lg.

    • michael o’brien

      The LG G2 was my first LG phone, after having the OG Droid and the Nexus…and I must say…hot DAMNNNNNNNN, Life is Good.

      • Nexoduss

        Yeah I dropped my note 3 for the g2. Its so nice. I had the moto x but the battery life didn’t cut it for me.

        • jboogie1289

          I’ve been looking at comparison videos of the G2 vs Note 3. If the G3 is all the above with that size battery then I might have to use Vzw’s EDGE program finally and leave Sammie.

          • Mark

            I’ve used both the G2 and N3. My son is manager with AT&T so he gets all the new phones that come out, the Note 3 is the best phone on the market , in my opinion , but I did really like the G2. It’s all about what a person needs in a phone and their taste as well.

      • Same! The only thing I don’t like is the stupid ringtones and notification sounds that they made the default. Why would I want a boys choir to play when I get a text? lol

        • mcdonsco

          What I can’t stand is NO PHONE comes with a NORMAL “ring”tone anymore…everything is a stupid song now…I dont want my phone to play music when someone calls, I want it to RING.

          Have to do the Zedge thing on every phone I get now…annoying.

          • hoosiercub88

            My Note II and Moto X both have traditional phone sounding ring tones….

      • droidify

        Well said. I’ve had at least 6-8 android phones and I am hooked on LG now. I really thought terrible battery life, reboots, and force closes was just a trade off of android until I bought the G2 (and G Pad 8.3)

        • rawr

          I thought it was just my gnex that had those but then my nexus 10 started… Not sure why Samsung would ever get a Nexus/Silver device again

          • Chris Martinelli

            Sambloat is hy. it really gives Android a bad name. Remove all that bloat and Android is as fast as hell.

            this is G3 looks really really sweet. the g2 was the best of the crop last year and it looks like the g3 will repeat it.

    • athorax

      I will probably end up going with the 1+1, but I agree. This is the first true next gen phone.

      • Greyhame

        First, true next gen phone? You mean this week?

    • Bob

      Mmmmm hmmm.

    • Jon D

      Except that its a 5.5in

      • In a body smaller than the 5.1″ S5 most likely.

      • The Narrator

        Which nobody cares, except people who should have iPhones.

        • Bob G

          But those people won’t care either when the new iPhablet comes out!

        • morteum

          “In Defense of Large Phones”
          Written by: The Narrator
          Chapter 36- “If you don’t like big phones, you shouldn’t be using Android”

          • The Narrator

            Basically.

      • rawr

        It is John “Littlehands” D, first of his name!

      • Usaamah

        Given that their display has what, 1.15mm bezels? We could realistically see the G3’s width measuring lower than the S5. And the way they contour the back makes it really comfortable to hold (The G2 is easier and more comfortable to hold than the smaller N5, due to the back curvature).

    • Danny Dodge

      I remember when not long ago all of the top shelf phones sported different processors now it’s all snapdragon 80X and 2 or 3gb ram… No differentiation, even Samsung don’t seem to be pushing events 8 cores anymore… Where’s the internal hardware/processor war at? We will continue to only get increments until competition arrives… A note 4 with an 801 or 805 clocked up by. 3 ghz than the Note 3… I hope that wont be the case.

      • hoosiercub88

        Internationally Samsung uses their own SoCs… Note and Galaxy S phones run Exynos

        • Danny Dodge

          Some models in some countries (UK note 3 is 800), and the s5 doesn’t have exynos, and as no new exynos has been announced chances are that the note 4 won’t either (though I hope so for the sake of the processor war kicking off again lol)

  • aye_winchell

    I just want to know the size of the device, compared to the G2.

    • Humberto

      why does this even matter? either the device will be for you or not. plain as daylight. i wish people will quit bitchxng about the size.

      • nate

        Damn, is it that time of the month for you?

      • Cameron Nelson

        Because if the size is what makes the phone “not for you” then why spend the next two to three months waiting for it just to find out you don’t want it. It is personally too big for me and if it is for him/her than waiting on it when they could get a new phone is kind of important to know. Don’t you think?

        • Humberto

          well you see, you already have a hint from what has been leaked and that is that it will be a 5.5″ display….so are you hoping for it to be a 4.59″ body and by some type of magic make the 5.5″ fit in there? obviously not. Let’s be realistic as i am sure you are not new at this screen vs physical phone size. LG has done good in the past year or so, I am sure they will not plaster a 5.5″ screen on a 6.5″-7″ phone. So let the “Size” be whatever it has to be. I highly doubt the size of the phone will break you from buying it if these specs are true, and if so then there are a handful of small phones out there with mediocre specs for people that care for Size over specs.

          • Cameron Nelson

            What good is a 5.5″ screen if it is a pain to use? I love LG and what they are doing but if it is actually 5.5″ that will turn off a lot of buyers because people like to be able to handle a phone with one hand. Also 5.5″ can mean a lot. It could be stupid tall like the M8 or 1+ or fatter like the Note’s. This matters to a lot of people. To me I won’t buy this phone because it is too big. The G2 was just a little too big but manageable for me. 5″ screens seem to be about the perfect size right now. If you want a phablet you can get the Note 2/3 but getting into that size without the perks of a stylus will turn people off. I just wish people would stop bitching about people bitching about the size.

          • BillySuede

            not going to happen but you also have to start coming to the realisation that the bigger sizes are here to stay. the market has shifted to where those phones have become more palatables as more people are buying smpartphones to be mobile entertainment devices with a phone dialer that can fit in one’s pocket.

            if anything, what we will see is more and more compact versions of those phones but with smaller specs but they won’t be treated as flagships but as midrange phones.

            remember how everyone decried the end of keyboard phones? the market spoke then and the sounds of the market are getting louder now by the fiscal quarter.

          • Cameron Nelson

            I agree completely. I know that is where the market is going, which sucks for people like me with small hands. I personally don’t need anything more than a 5″ screen but everyone now wants to be able to run the world on their phone and have more on it. They will get bigger of course but to an extent they can’t get into the 6-7″ range without it being a tablet. I am hopeful they have a good phone at 5″ and if not I may have to start stock piling Moto X’s.

          • BillySuede

            spot on but if it’s any consolation, there is a saturation point coming because let’s face it. the pocket is only so big meaning there is a limit to how big a smartphone can really be. it can be made the sony xperia z ultra has at best tested the limit and at worst, exceeded and confirmed that maybe at most a 6.2 inch screen is going to be the limit that oems can realistically expect a consumer to willingly deal with before we do away with phones altogether and move to tablets completely.

            i realise that will never happen but you get my point.

          • mcdonsco

            That’s just it you NIT-WIT, we dont want to have to settle for mediocre specs due to size alone.

            You’re kind of an ass.

          • Humberto

            You are right, well then i guess you or someone needs start on typing up a letter and hand deliver it to LG/Samsung/HTC/etc letting them know how awful of an idea is to have a 5+” phone, see if they care lol and on a side note i don’t consider my self an ass. People sometimes don’t like to hear the honest truth as they tend to live in their imaginative bubble. 🙂

          • mcdonsco

            You just delivered yourself into the moron category with the Narrator in my book.

            Cya.

      • mcdonsco

        Because its otherwise likely to be pretty much the perfect phone just like the G2 was/is?

        Seriously; wtf is your problem?

      • How does one know if it’s “for you or not” if you don’t know the size?

  • jwildman16

    I literally just pumped my fist in the air.

  • gadget_hero

    This bodes will for the Nexus 6…

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      lol man, you are thinking far in the future. But either way we always think the Nexus devices would be similar to what they’re based off of, but they never are. Look at the G2 and the Nexus 5. I can’t find one thing to compare that’s worth noting

      • Nexoduss

        yeah i mean basically the only thing they have in common is the same OEM. I’d say more than anything they base the specs off of one another for the most part, but the nexus 6 or whatever it’s called won’t be out until a good amount of time after the G3

    • The Narrator

      You mean 801 and 2500mAh

      • Nexoduss

        I want a high end nexus. I’ve said this many times, I’d gladly pay 500-600 for a truly top end nexus that doesn’t fail in 1 or 2 categories.

        • Kaleb Crans

          True dat.

        • Travillion

          I think you’ll get your wish with the Silver line that is rumored to replace the Nexus program. Others, like myself, looking for an affordable way to go off-contract, will cry.

          • grumpyfuzz

            He can just buy a GPE now.

    • It didn’t last year. Once again, the Nexus will fall short.

      • Greyhame

        Haha. Okay. What do you want from a $350 phone? Sheesh.

        • For only $100-$150 more the G2 was worth the price difference.

          • Greyhame

            The G2 dropped at $450? Even now, VZW’s full price is $500, and it was probably more at release, though I can’t recall. Whether it was worth the difference in price for a carrier restricted phone with a slightly better camera/battery is debatable of course. =)

          • HarvesterX

            Bought mine for $550 when it was released. Well, maybe two months or so after release.

        • T_Dizzle

          The One Plus One 😛

          • Greyhame

            I have no rebuttal. That was the perfect answer. It’s ironic there has been talk of the Nexus program going away in lieu of something more premium, just as a phone of the 1+’s magnitude drops. We’ll see if it lives up to the hype. I only wish it wasn’t so massive.

          • T_Dizzle

            I was kidding mostly because people always like to name a phone no one knew about over six months ago when the one mentioned was launched 🙂

    • epps720

      If there will be a Nexus 6. They have been talking about that whole Silver program, whatever that ends up being

      • gadget_hero

        I think silver is post-Nexus 6

    • Brad Miller

      You the mean the Silver device…haha since Nexus line is phasing out…

    • Orion

      No it doesn’t. Nexus 6 will be a watered down G3.