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LG Announces 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD Display, Will be Featured in the LG G3

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LG announced this evening that its 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD panel for smartphones has been approved and will be unveiled with their forthcoming flagship smartphone. They are talking about the LG G3, which will be announced on May 27 across the globe

The Quad HD LCD will feature a resolution of 2560×1440, which is “four times the image resolution of HD panels and 1.8 times higher resolution than a full HD panel.” We are talking a pixel density of 538ppi with “100 percent RGB color reproduction standard.”

The panel goes into mass production shortly, is ultra slim at 1.2mm thick, and only has a 1.15mm bezel. For comparison, last year’s LG G2, which had a minimal amount of bezel, weighed in at 2.3mm. 1.15mm is insanely thin.

LG Display’s 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD Panel for Smartphones

Receives Certification for Quad HD Quality Ahead of Mass Production

Seoul, Korea (May 8, 2014– LG Display announced today that its 5.5-inch Quad HD (QHD) AH-IPS LCD panel for smartphones was certified as a QHD display after passing verified tests by NEMKO, the Norway-based international testing and certification organization for electrical products. The certification comes shortly before the new Quad HD LCD panel will be unveiled with the forthcoming LG’s flagship smartphone to be launched in the first half of the year.

The certified 5.5-inch QHD AH-IPS LCD panel has 2560 x 1440 pixels, four times the image resolution of HD panels and 1.8 times higher resolution than a Full HD panel. With 538 pixels per inch, this panel also meets the 100 percent RGB color reproduction standard.

This panel, which will go into mass production shortly, will offer superior performance to other existing smartphone panels. This is an ultra-slim panel with a mere 1.2 mm thickness and has a 1.15 mm bezel, which will be the narrowest available and 0.05 mm less than panels introduced last year.

In addition, the panel has achieved the same level of brightness as a Full HD panel. It is difficult to raise penetration ratio in higher resolution panels since they have more pixels. However, LG Display successfully achieved higher brightness by improving the penetration ratio through enhancing the pixel structure design and aperture ratio in the LTPS backplane.

The Quad HD display produces images in sharper color and contrast than regular displays because of the greater amount of pixels. This means that high resolution images and videos in the Blu-ray format can be viewed in a fully vivid and realistic manner. The display retains the readability of letters and images without distorting them when they are enlarged while surfing the internet or working on documents.

“This product fulfills the core qualities of smartphone displays, which are high resolution and slim design, and I believe the consumers can enjoy vivid images that are close to real life with this display,” said Byung-koo Kim, Vice President and Head of LG Display’s IT/Mobile Development Group. “LG Display will continue to maintain technology leadership in the super high-resolution smartphone display market above 500 ppi resolution, which will take off this year.”

According to DisplaySearch, the shipment of premium smartphone displays based on LTPS backplanes is expected to grow to 780 million units by this year and 940 million units by  next year. These products are going to maintain sufficient competitive advantage in premium product categories where large size, high resolution and low power consumption are key factors.

  • robertkoa

    I like LG just hoping someone will come up with a Pocket Rocket Android, full function ,4.7″ screen with outer dimensions about 5.1 ” or so.

    Funny, you read a review from 2012 and they talk about a 4.7 ” screen being huge !

    So I am hoping for some full featured smaller phones.

    Maybe the Iphone6 will wake up the Android Designers, you guys can have the G3 more power to you, I just hope for a Compact Version, full featured 4.7 ” screen.

  • MKader17

    Way too much bezel on those devices! :P

  • Skrewee Lewee

    Basically…

  • OF

    Crap. I’m giggling like a damn school girl! Lets go LG!!!

  • Mayoo

    “videos in the Blu-ray format” … Can’t they just say in 1080p? Blu-ray is not a format, it’s a media.

    • Kurt Weber

      If you asked the average person about 1080p and Blu-ray, they would say Blu-ray is better most likely, because if they watch a tv show on a 1080p set they think its 1080p but they watch a Blu-ray they see if looks better so they think its better..even though the tv show isn’t in 1080p.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    What’s the point of the beast specs if it takes 5+ months to get an official software update? What can this do that the g2 can’t? This isn’t even s4> s5. This is 4s > 5. Making the screen bigger and changing the material used. Dont get me wrong, it’s going to be drool worthy when it comes it to the hardware. But the hardware is still a small upgrade over the g2.

  • Pdiddy187

    My favorite part about this site. Talk smack about LG in your Droid Life show, then hype the living hell about the G3 for months. Gotta get that ad revenue. Diapers be costing yo!

  • Sara Parker

    wooo

  • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

    you look stupid holding these giants phones people…just as stupid as youd look with google glass…and thats the truth whether you choose not to believe it…bigger techy stuff isnt always better

    • Bishop

      A lot of people use these smart phones more so than just for the phone. I would say that at the end of each day, the majority of the people would send text message, go to social media sites, browsed the internet, seen youtube and taken pictures more so than used the device to make phone calls. When you look at it like that, how little actual phone calls are made in comparison to everything else that is done on these smart phones, it’s easy to see why people want larger screens.

      Also, not everyone see these sizes as “giants.” Other people may laugh at the small size of smaller phones, but I’m sure that won’t deter those people from buying smaller phones if they like the size.

      • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

        I agree…but it gets to a point where its overly ridiculous…its a phone first when u sit there playing media all day time to get a tablet or get a life

        • Bishop

          Depends on the user as well. A large screen phone/ phablet can do what a tablet can do and it’s a phone as well. Phone calls are probably kept to a minimum, while texting and socializing are probably more prevalent.

          I have a tablet, and while they are ok, all of them are completely under powered when I compare them to my Desktop computer. To me, my tablet doesn’t offer anything extra over my smart phone which would encourage me to take it out of my home. I don’t see movies or anything like that on a phone or Tablet, I need a large screen tv, so my phone doesn’t serve me there. A smart phone with a 5 to 6 inch screen size is perfect for me. No need for a tablet and I can web browse on a nice large screen.

          Also, I greatly enjoy the higher resolution displays. So this QHD display on a 5.5 inch smart phone is going to look great for me. Smaller phones tend to have a lower resolution screen as well and the general picture tends to look soft.

    • flosserelli

      Just because you have small hands and can’t afford a $1500 gadget doesn’t mean what others choose to buy is “stupid”.

      • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

        I dont have tiny hands…and $1500 on glass if your not developing for it is massively stupid…and even devs bc what’s the point lol

    • Arthur Dent

      You sound stupid criticizing everyone else for using whatever they prefer. You also sound stupid projecting your SUBJECTIVE opinion as objective fact.

      Get over yourself.

      • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

        Nope im right

        • Arthur Dent

          You’re a tool.

          • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

            Agree to disagree

    • Kurt Weber

      You look stupid holding an iPhone

  • Chippah

    Dumped a Note 3 for a G2 on VZW – Best Decision ever made.
    Greatest device ever.
    However, Here’s MY Gripes, which I hope were fixed!

    Glass has Curved edges – FIX THIS! – I want to add my own tempered glass screen protector with curved edges.

    Speaker is terrible.

    Back get slimy,hot and disgusting in just a few moments.

    Want to show someone that funny Japanese scat blooper video? Hand them the device and watch them squirm, not from the video, but from the fact that the back of the phone is disgusting from your hands.

    Could never go back to a NON Knockon device.

    Oh, Also, Bring on a goddam 10″ Tablet already!

  • bogy25

    LEFT

  • motta2003

    Love my G2 but man, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want the G3!

  • Jon Rojas

    I doubt it, but I hope that it will be on sale the day of announcement as with the HTC M8

  • droidify

    AC just put out an article on this display which is featured in the new LG Isai phone in Japan. LG (and moto) are the only manufacturers that realize bezels are ugly. http://www.androidcentral.com/lg-launches-qhd-isai-fl-smartphone-japan

  • http://cosimple.com/ Harshit Sharma

    It’s looking likely to compete with Galaxy S5.

    • hkklife

      No, it’s looking likely to surpass it in every conceivable way unless something lame happens (carriers limit it to only 16GB storage, no standard wireless charging etc). Now, I still expect the GS5 to fully outsell the G3 due to the media blitz Samsung is putting on but the G3 will likely be the superior device in every aspect. I still say that many pixels is overkill and I worry greatly about gaming performance and battery life. Wouldn’t it be nice if the “regular” G3 was 1080P and they offered the QHD version as a mail order or limited run exclusive (or whatever?)

      LG started showing signs of greatness with the Optimus G Pro last year and the G2 only solidified that. Now if they can roll out a non-gimped G3 to all carriers and address their support/update issues they’ll actually be doing what the other big 3 Android handset manufacturers SHOULD be doing.

      • bogy25

        I agree – the GS5 has nothing even close to the specs of the G3 – I wait to see the final released product – if the G3 runs smooth and has a functional OS this phone will be the new flagship of all phones including that stupid apple phone regardless of what isheep think.

    • Arthur Dent

      G3 will be competing with whatever ‘enhanced’ version of the GS5 is coming soon. Galaxy S5 Prime or whatever they decide to call it is supposed to have QHD, etc.

    • flosserelli

      Judging from the leaked info, there will be no competition. The G3 will beat the S5 like a red headed stepchild.

      • Arthur Dent

        Regular S5 is not the competition.

  • Omar Amer

    LG forgot to mention, they expect to get 6 hours of standby time and 2 hours of talk time all from a 3500mAh battery. better have your chargers ready!

    • Jason Kahn

      Real innovation would be, not figuring out to get 538 PPI into a 5.5″ screen, it would be figuring out how to drive that many pixels, while not ruining battery life.

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    Most pixel based images will theoretically look WORSE on this phone than on other phones. Just like when the retinal level displays first came out, images would be blown up and then downsampled to fit the display. Then web designers and developers started adding images with 2X resolution to solve that problem and have them appear crisp and sharp on these high dpa displays.

    Well, 3X or 4X resolution will be necessary for a phone like this. Kind of moving into dangerous territory for no reason.

    Vector based images should look great, but how much great is debatable.

    • Arthur Dent

      QHD is pointless at this size when the pixels are already indistinguishable at 1080p. Your standard 1080p videos will no longer be displayed at native rez. It will also destroy battery life driving all those pixels and attempting to render games with reasonable performance.

  • 213ninja

    I’d like to see a little more consistency from the haters around here…you can’t flame phablets then suck this phone off….

  • Joshua Hoffman

    Am I the only one not excited for this? Might be a spec machine, but their software is just as bad as touchwiz…

    • whateveryousay

      absolute bs that people keep spouting about the software. actual G2 owners know it’s one of the few phones where it’s viable to just flash a debloated stock rom and never need to do anything else. there is zero wrong with it. not everything has to look like plain aosp to be good. it doesn’t lag like touchwiz and did nothing to deserve these comparisons to samsung’s garbage.

      • Joshua Hoffman

        Wasn’t implying it had to be AOSP, I own an m8, and I have a g2 in the house. While you’re right about Samsung being garbage, they look similar. I’m not saying they copied, but they have many similarities. I don’t actually have any problem with much of the software. Just that damn notification shade. Other small things like that. I hope they really slimmed down their skin this year. Just not my preferred skin. More into slick products ;P Cheers! Enjoy your g3, I’ll have to take a look at it before o make a final judgment :)

  • socalrailroader

    It’s beautiful for sure, and amazing, but the human eye can’t even distinguish resolutions that high, so it’s mainly a bragging rights thing.

    • Scott Webber

      You are incorrect. Stop spouting off the Apple marketing misinformation.

  • yungqb7

    If only if the screen was 5″ instead of 5.5″ with that resolution, that would be something

    • 213ninja

      Really? 500ppi not enough?

      • flosserelli

        I think he just prefers a smaller device, not higher ppi.

        • 213ninja

          probably, but he said “with that resolution” so it sort of implied ppi was a factor. i tend to read into things tho so…

          • sirmeili

            ACtually I read it as he implied the resolution was a factor as well as the size of the screen. Both of which play into the PPI, but that was not his main concern. His concern was getting a 5″ device with the same resolution.

            I would argue that he hold off judgement until the device is released though. With small bezels, I would think that it will appear smaller than the screen size makes you think. It’s one of those things that Motorola did with the MotoX to make it seem smaller than people are used to (for it’s screen size).

  • Matt G

    I just can’t get excited about this phone. The spec race is virtually over but yet LG keeps running with it. They can put all the specs in the world in this phone but not many consumers are going to be like wow this has a QHD display no way! It may work for Droid Life but not real life.

  • Am79

    5.5 phone (not phablet)?? Sigh smh. I was looking forward to an upgraded G2 but with an even smaller profile. :-(

    • turdbogls

      you HAD to know it wasn’t going to be smaller.

      I do agree though, I think the .3″ screen size bump will be a little too big. I can appreciate the small bezels, but that only goes so far.

      so, I was curious….did a mock up in AutoCAD with the screen size and bezels….the new G3 COULD (assuming they keep all other materials the same thickness, and the screen has a 9:16 ratio) keep the G3 under 2mm wider than the g2 and under 5mm taller than the G2. thats not bad at all actually.

  • ROR1997

    5MP front facing cam and this might be the best phone spec wise ever.

  • ROR1997

    I’m so prepared for this phone to be amazing spec wise, and then launch with GingerBread 2.3

  • a) youth.in.asia

    538ppi …That’s better than 326ppi, right? XD

  • TopXKiller

    Has science gone too far?

    • 213ninja

      Nope

  • dscott1027

    God damn G2 with your huge bezels

  • Arty McBert

    What’s the point of having so many pixels crammed in a display that size other than “DURRDURR HIGH RESOLUTION ON MY PHONE!”?

    • Zander

      That’s the mindset the average person has.. They go in to buy a phone, the sales rep tells them about the amazing resolution, and convinces them with all the details.. People like bigger, better, shiner, newer things.

    • ferrari187

      Can’t hurt

      • Arty McBert

        Can’t hurt? Tell that to the battery.

        • ferrari187

          Never!

        • dapoktan

          shhhhhhhhhhhh noooo dont tell the battery!

          • Sky

            what the battery Doesn’t know wont hurt it 00

        • Koo Dee

          There’s more pixels, but smaller in size. The slight overall increase in more than offset by slightly larger battery size. Plus the SOC power management capability will also improve battery life. Next.

        • DaManfittyGrand

          Arty I agree with you….They are making these phones bigger with all these features but there has been no New “Revolutionary” battery that can handle it. Now i’m a Note 3 owner and I love my phone. And to be honest battery life is good. But I want a phone that has Great battery life! And All of these SUPER phones don’t have it. If you look at what consumes the battery the most it’s the screen. The Droid Razor Maxx was the first and only phone, to date, to do something about it.

    • Dylan Patel

      It looks better. The limit is ~600ppi for 20/20 vision on human eye 1 foot away.

      • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

        Yeah but pixel based images will look WORSE on this phone.

        • Simon Park

          ‘pixel based images’ as opposed to . . . . .

          • jimmies

            …Vector based?

          • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

            Yes Jimmies. Developers are going to have to add a THIRD version of every image on their websites and apps to deal with these types of resolutions. I doubt most will. A lot of content will lack sharpness on this display. Bummer.

          • flosserelli

            Holograms?

          • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

            Vector. No idea why 10 people voted you up when it was a stupid question.

            Vectors can stretch and be expanded up to any resolution and still look sharp (say, a rectangle made in adobe illustrator or a rectangle created by css.) Take 500px X 500px .jpg or .png and blow it up to 1000 X 1000 and shrink it back down and it looks fuzzy and lacks sharpness (what happened when retina devices first came out before people put 2X assets in their designs). This is why some android apps by lesser developers look AWFUL on high res tablets.

      • Arthur Dent

        Pixels are already pretty much indistinguishable on the Nexus 5 at 1080p. This is just going to slay battery life

  • Jared Denman

    G3 FTW! Hope it goes in the nexus 6 too!

  • Rodeojones000

    I’ll have a rooted, Verizon G2 in immaculate condition for sale in approximately 20 days, if anyone is interested.

    • Shawn Spring

      I just hope we don’t flood the market with them – as mine will probably go up the same day as well LOL

  • cgmartin33

    Exactly what I wanted to hear…half the bezel size of the near frameless G2 thanks in part to back button placement…means that .3″ larger display (diagonally) shouldn’t be a much bigger phone at all if it’s all screen ;)

    • SA_NYC

      Good point. That plus no S-Pen, which is the only part of my Note 2 I’m not terribly fond of.

      • 213ninja

        To each their own. I’d have a hard time moving away from the s-pen…..

        But this phone Def looks dope.

        • hkklife

          Personally, I’d like to see the 5.5″ G3 stick with 1080P and reserve the QHD display for a slightly larger 5.7″ or 5.8″ variant. Heck, let LG see how slim & trim they can make a 6″ screen and do a quick G Pro 2 refresh! I have no need for an S-Pen or stylus of any sort and I’d rather see that space reserved for a larger battery, a microSD slot or a thinner bezel.

    • turdbogls

      did a quick drawing in AutoCAD….assuming they keep the same material thickness for the body, and a 9:16 screen ration, the G3 could be within 2mm wider and within 5mm taller than the G2.

      • sadf

        Nice that would be .5mm wider and shorter than a GS5

  • Jeremy Gross

    kelen must be hating hard right now….well so am i

  • Michael Nyitrai

    gonna be a sick phone, i hope it rivals well

    • Brady

      ccmf…a classic. +1 to you, sir.

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        recently got a 9 month old Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL63 AMG only from working
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    • Jeremiah Hawkins

      This or Note 4 are gonna be my new phone

      • Big EZ

        As a current Note owner, SKIP THE NOTE 4. Unless Samsung males huge changes. For me This G3 or the rumored 5.2″ Moto X will be my next phone.

        • hkklife

          I honestly am done with Samsung after this Note 3. The worst reception I’ve had on a Verizon device since the Palm Treo days (aside from my old GS3), wonky proximity sensor, and the endlessly delayed KItKat update have about done me in.

          • Nw_adventure

            Note 3 working great on ATT- NO issues at all except for the somewhat scratchy loudspeaker. Loving the screen real estate and non-slippery back.

          • droidify

            It’s funny you say that. Every Samsung device I have owned has had terrible reception (CDMA,LTE,Bluetooth,etc). I bought the G2 and I can’t believe the improvement. My bluetooth will now work through walls and across my house, I’m talking a 80-100 feet without dropping. Being “done with Sammy” is a great choice in my experience.

        • Jeremiah Hawkins

          Why you say this. I heard it was a great device. Have used it a little from a friend

          • Big EZ

            I have a Note 2 and it wasn’t to bad when I had it unlocked and running different roms/kernels. Once I got a replacement device, I couldn’t unlock it and I’m stuck on stock software. The stock software is horrible and slow. I have decent reception, but my co-worker has a Note 3 and gets horrible reception.

          • Jeremiah Hawkins

            Same here with Verizon note 2. Was running roms and they locked it down

        • Jon Rojas

          I get almost every smartphone that comes out, for AT&T that is. There have been some rumors that there will be a BIG design change with the Note 4. If you can wait till fall/winter it might be worth it. But honestly, the G3 will most likely outperform any Samsung offering this year. Of course, I could be wrong.

    • Sourabh Sekhar

      5.5 inches?
      It’s a no go for me and kellex

      • mcdonsco

        That’s what she said.

    • HaPi

      That image is absolutely fantastic, made my morning

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    If you’re giving me a 5.5 inch phone you gotta give me a reason. The Note line has a compelling reason with all the extra features. Phone doesn’t need to be a big ass phone for no reason.

    • LaFave07

      I think the lack of TouchWiz is a good enough reason.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        LGs software is no better. Still my point stands.

        • LaFave07

          Have you seen any of the S5 reviews? The phone lags with an S801.. Enough said.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            You’re missing my point. The Note Line has an actual compelling reason for being huge. I’m not talking about the S5. Both skins are junk but at least Samsung sells… Why? They give a compelling reason for owning a big device.

          • LaFave07

            Yeah it has the S pen. I know your point. And I’m sure the next Note will probably be 6″ so this phone won’t seem as big.

          • 213ninja

            I hope so.

          • Mark Mann

            if by compelling reason you mean advertising tells you that you need to be able to just wave at your phone to get it to do things…then yes

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

            Right, because I used the Spen so often when I had my Note 2 /s. I only took it out to “show it off”, it’s just another gimmick.

          • SA_NYC

            I love my Note 2 (still!) but can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve used the stylus. Would prefer that space (which is considerable if you look) go to a larger battery. Or smaller bezels, I suppose. I’d counted out the G3 because I figured the battery wouldn’t be removable. But with the new rumors, this phone is looking better and better.

          • Big EZ

            I liked my Note 2 (not loved) when it had an unlocked bootloader. Since I got my replacement, I can’t unlock the bootloader and this phone is pure sh!t. This this runs so slow. I’m looking forward to this G3.

          • 213ninja

            False. And dumb.

          • d-rock

            What are those reasons Samsung sales guy?

          • mcdonsco

            As I type this from my soon to be returned s5; I can confirm that!

            There’s just no excuse for the lag with this phones specs…it SHOULD be buttery smooth and instant response…but; it ain’t.

        • Rodeojones000

          Obviously you are not familiar with LG and their software.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Very familiar.

        • The Narrator

          Theirs actually works

          • 213ninja

            Mine works all day evvy day.

        • d-rock

          You are wrong in so many ways here. The general consensus, except for you and a few others, is that the LG software runs better than any AOSP version. I’ve run CM and all the kangs from CM and none of them compare with the LG skin for performance, usability, and convenience. LG doesn’t have a ton of stupid add on apps that TW has and their interface is fairly simple and you can disable just about anything you dont like (like QuickMemo or Qslide) and those features really aren’t bad at all.

          LG is worlds apart from Touchwiz….in the simple fact that it doesn’t eat all your RAM running it.

    • The Narrator

      Samsung makes huge bezels. Nobody should be worried about 5.5.

      • 213ninja

        The note 3 bezel is 2nd or 3rd smallest there is at the moment

    • http://thatgeekdad.blogspot.com/ Rob Delaney

      ^THIS. What is the reasoning of bumping up to 5.5 inches when they could have kept it at 5 and still give a quad HD display?Just because the display because the best in the history of any mobile device doesn’t mean it also had to get bigger. You present a very valid point. Now if it is because manufacturing there was no way to get it any smaller then that is a good reason. But just to make it bigger so they can say look, an even bigger screen is pointless. Anyone with a G2 can already tell you that even without a quad HD screen and at 5inches it is such an awesome screen. They didn’t need to make that 5.5 inches to make it an awesome screen. So what purpose is it to make a smartPHONE screen 5.5 inches when it is not serving a partial tablet purpose like the Note 2/3. Bigger isn’t always better in mobile tech, that was seen with the sales of the galaxy mega. So just as the OP says, why raise it to a 5.5 inch display?

    • Big EZ

      The only decent feature that Samsung has is multi-window. Also the S-pen for some people. Other than that their “features” are garbage bloat that kills the performance of the phone.

      • mcdonsco

        Multi-window is useful?

        • Big EZ

          Extremely useful. I use it for many different things. The most common ways I use it are; 1. Watching Youtube videos and looking up the products or info in the browser at the same time. 2. Cost analysis using the calculator and browser. 3. Sending multiple Url addresses in a text/email while copying the links from the browser. This is easier than any clipboards I have found as I have to change my keyboard before accessing the clipboard. There are many other uses, but these are things I use daily.

    • d-rock

      Because with their awesome bezel, you can get away with it?

  • Tony Byatt

    Drake will be LG’s new spokesperson…

    You already know what song they’ll play in the commercials…

    • Macalee Harlis Jr.

      ?
      started from the bottom?

      • Tony Byatt

        Bingo…

      • Nexoduss

        I was thinking believe me.

    • LaFave07

      Where did you see this at?

      • Nexoduss

        The fail is hard in this one

  • Brady

    LG, you had me at “1.15mm bezel”.

    (looks at 5S and shakes head with disapproval)

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

      They had me at LCD with 100% color reproduction. I hate the off-color whites and oversaturated colors seen in most other AMOLED displays.

      • roph

        The GS5’s OLED display outperforms all current LCD displays. Displaymate ranked it the best, most accurate display they have ever tested.

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

          Just wait until they test the G3 :)

        • Dylan Patel

          And displaymate is wrong. Source with display measurements provided.

          http://www.anandtech.com/show/7903/samsung-galaxy-s-5-review/6

          • Sean Lumly

            No, just different priorities that qualify something as “best”. Consider the conclusion at Anandtech regarding the S5 screen from the very link supplied:

            “Overall, I’m quite pleased with the display. The AMOLED display in the Galaxy S5 is finally equivalent to LCD displays in color accuracy and peak luminance, areas that LCD used to be the best in. Throw in the incredible contrast that AMOLED has always had and the ability to toggle between wide color gamut and accurate color, and I would say that AMOLED is finally equal, if not slightly better than LCD.”

            – Anandtech

    • The Narrator

      You should expect this from them. Their phones lead in the screen ratio

  • Cael

    Lol keep building the hype, lg

  • litobirdy

    Aw man 5.5 blah

    • Nexoduss

      That’s what your gf said. Burn

      • litobirdy

        and then ur girlfriend said woohoo. Rash

      • krazyfrog

        Did you just say ‘Burn’ to your own joke?

  • johnesmokesjr

    Damn you, 2014! This year is shaping up to be awesome with all the new phones that are coming out. I’m currently keeping my eyes on several phones: OnePlus One, Moto X+1 (or X2, or whatever), whatever Google releases (either a Nexus or Silver phone) and now the LG G3. My wallet doesn’t know what to do…

    • Orion

      Dont worry… Android Silver is not coming out until next year.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    dang… LG is KILLING it! I love my htc, but LG has quickly in the past two years become a Very close second favorite to me.

  • jbdan

    Very much looking forward to this G3 gem

  • PuttsMoBilesiCit

    LG just keeps getting better and better. Ditching my Nexus 5 for a ATT LG G2 has been an amazing choice.

    Can’t wait to try the LG G3 :)

    • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

      How is the camera in the G2?

      • Macalee Harlis Jr.

        one of the best on the market. Check out youtube or reviews

      • PuttsMoBilesiCit

        Pretty good, here are some examples just from regular shots I have taken today alone.

        http://imgur.com/a/72mGp

        • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

          Thank you for sharing.

      • Gato Mafioso

        It’s pretty good unmodified but xdabbeb’s camera app mod really uses the g2 camera to its full potential.

        • Rodeojones000

          This guy speaks the truth.

        • dscott1027

          when he says stock does he mean stock android or stock LG for the camera mod?

          • TopXKiller

            stock LG ROM

          • d-rock

            Stock LG camera is GREAT. Stock Android (AOSP) is as good as any AOSP camera can be (doesn’t use the full potential of the hardware). The stock LG modified camera from xdabbeb is as good as I’ve had on a phone.

        • The Narrator

          Yep, getting the G Pro 2 features took it from the best camera to the greatest of all time. Love it

    • DC_Guy

      WAIT!!!! You actually gave up the holy grail of phones (Nexus 5) for another phone?!?!???!!???!! GASP! – end sarcasm font

      • PuttsMoBilesiCit

        haha :)

    • turdbogls

      I did the same thing…..overall, I’m pretty happy with my purchase. I just wish this phone was a bit easier to Root after the 4.4 update….revert back to 4.2.2, root, flash ROM….”aint nobody got time fo dat!”

      • d-rock

        I’m pretty sure ioroot supports 4.4 now for G2?!?! I thought I saw something that says so, but either way, when you’re rooted, you’re rooted!

        • turdbogls

          it does, but for every version other than mine (D801) unless they updated it today…

          *runs to check*
          :(

        • PuttsMoBilesiCit

          You still would need to use the LG tools program to flash back then root if you want a custom recovery to work.

          It’s very finicky.

      • PuttsMoBilesiCit

        #Church

    • Colton

      question: was the transition to the back buttons easy? If you could put the buttons back on the side of the device and keep everything the exact same, would you? Just wondering what actual thoughts are on the strange button placement!

      • Shawn Spring

        I own the G2 on Verizon and the back button placement isn’t really a thing. With KnockOn/Off, and a bit of an adjustment period, I don’t even notice anymore. In fact, I keep trying to use KnockOn on devices that don’t have it, and that is WAY more annoying. :)

        • booked

          same here. My folks both have galaxy nexus still and I try to knock on all the time. lol

    • cadtek91

      Why did you switch? They’re very similar specs.

      • PuttsMoBilesiCit

        Camera and screen quality mainly.