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LG Allegedly Confirms G3 Specs at Secret Event in South Korea

LG G3 Specs

Regarding the G3, LG has dropped all pretenses of secrecy. Korean forum users report that during an event at a South Korea-based retailer, the smartphone manufacturer revealed the highly anticipated flagship’s specifications in full. 

LG reiterated details about the G3’s display, like its 5.5-inch footprint and impressive Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution, but the company said the increased size does not come at the expense of a much larger device. Instead, its dimensions measure 145.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm, which is mere millimeters taller and wider than its predecessor (the G2 was 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm).  That’s partly thanks to a shrink in bezel length from 2.65mm to 1.15mm.

As predicted, the G3 packs a number of improvements on the camera front. The 13 MP camera has OIS+ technology, just like LG’s G Pro 2, plus an integrated laser beam will assist with autofocus, speeding up camera focus considerably.

Somewhat disappointingly, a Snapdragon 801 processor will power the G3 instead of an 805, but the smartphone will sport 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 3000 mAh battery which is a bit of consolation.

All in all, the G3 is shaping up to be a blockbuster phone. I may have written it a hundred different ways this month, but May 27 really can’t come soon enough.

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  • Razball

    Don’t know if you guys remember in the battery size the g2 Korea had a 2609 removeable and 3000 us so we could be looking at a 3200-3400 area non-removeable

  • Jay

    HMMMZ… Looks like they toned it down a bit on the battery capacity. boo! but everything else is awesome

  • RXG9

    Droid life why are you not mentioning that the battery is removable

  • Db0y505

    Damn… This one was a let down. Maybe if it has a micro SD card slot would I consider it. But even then I’m more than likely just keeping my S4.

  • Dave

    I’d have to hold off and see what a Note 4 has in store before I bought this. Even with TW and likely plastic.

  • Reaserched

    801:
    CPU 2.36-2.45 GHz quad core Krait 400
    CPU 578 Adreno 330
    Memory 933 MHz (14.9GB/s)

    805:
    CPU 2.7 GHz quad core Krait 450
    GPU 718 MHz
    Memory 2x 800/933MHz (25.6-30GB/s)

    So why wouldn’t I want the 805? Also the 805 was built with 1080+ resolution in mind. It was built for improved thermal management which also leads to better energy efficiency. So while you may not notice a speed difference anyways between them the added benifits still justify wanting the upgraded 805. Also with the 805 it supports up to 55mp over the previous versions 21 mp, also it will have the first 1 giga-pixel per second. Yes were not going to get anything in 55 mp from the phone I know but this gives more advanced post-processing. And also lets not forget the 805 also has CAT 6 not Cat 4 modem which doubles the speed from 150mbps to 300mbps. 805 also comes with HEVC which offers better battery life during video consumption.

    So were all still crazy for wanting the 805?

  • Jprime

    I got my moto x (for free on an upgrade) early in April. I was nervous I should have waited. I’m glad I didn’t. I still think this phone looks great, but it doesn’t make me regret my decision.

  • Guy Pierce

    It could just be the South Korean version getting the 801 the US version may still be getting the 805. Just chill until we have final/actual/real/stated/press event specs.

  • grayson360

    🙁 this makes me so sad. I have the G2 and was really hoping for an upgrade, not a tweak. I was hoping for the 805 and a smaller bezel. The bezel looks the same size, or actually a bit larger than the G2.

  • jvader2012

    the short answer or long answer

  • koreans are so tiny…why do they make such large phones…..jp…

  • moto x

  • Nw_adventure

    USB 2.0 ? No beuno –

    • Jon

      Says the one guy who still apparently plugs his phone into his PC to transfer files.

      • Nw_adventure

        Same guy also says- It’s nice to NOT have to wait until the year 2050 for a 3000mah battery to accept a full charge- Move on tool-box.

  • Dave
  • jvader2012

    will anyone buy me. i have tatoo that says 805

    • Suman Gandham

      Pics? It depends how thin your bezels are, tbh.

  • Frankiie

    This bad, I was expecting a better soc, and camera

    • jvader2012

      explain this to us

  • G3_PRIME

    metallic black
    silk white
    gold

    >>>TRANSLATION:

    brushed plastic
    home-appliance-alike plastic
    90s plastic

    • jvader2012

      wow like everybody likes that seems samsung can do no wrong. wierd, like your translation but it seems off

  • Blue Sun

    Kyle, In your update: “Also, the G2 will launch in metallic black, silk white, gold.” G2 should be G3, correct?

  • Korean version of LG G2 also have removable battery (although smaller at 2610mAh) and micro SD slot: http://www.amazon.com/LG-G2-Snapdragon-Unlocked-Smartphone/dp/B00FP4W9S2
    So I think that same can happen with G3, sadly…

  • maxx1987

    hope they’ve found a way to provide equal battery life to the g2

  • d-rock

    Also remember that the G2 in Korea had a removeable battery and SD slot…so any specs we see on their variant regarding those, doesn’t mean we’ll get it too.

  • d-rock

    “Also, the G2 will launch in metallic black, silk white, gold.” G3 you mean!

  • annaarron

    Looks so much like the OnePlus One specs list see this http://goo.gl/bSvcXH

  • Chris Lee

    Any news on what Digital to Analog (DAC) converter this device will have? LG G2 had Wolfson M5110 which sounded very clear.

  • jvader2012

    please upvote me i want to beat Geoff j. OR downvote me what ever floats yourboat

  • Matt G

    Wow peoples mood about this phone sure changed pretty quick

    • jvader2012

      yes way too high expectations. just sit and watch the trainwreck have fun with it like me.

    • joe23521

      Tell me about it. Love turned to hate almost immediately here.

    • Jon

      Not at all I think. Just a few naysayers that were never going to buy the G3 anyway. I’m still going to get the G3 on day one. I’ve seen the G2 perform and highly regretted getting my S4 and then Note 3 instead of going with the G2. S4 had crappy battery life. Note 3 has great battery life but the damn phone is just too freaking big.

      I’m buying the G3 site unseen if that’s what it comes down to. But I suspect there will be plenty of reviews and hands on before I can get this thing on T-Mobile.

  • Danmheadache

    Kellen, you don’t need the help from Android police for the “update”
    You need a Korean translator!! the picture on top says the battery is removable,
    the color, and the front camera 🙂

  • abhele

    No phone every year will be perfect 🙁 was hoping for 805 at least

    • Me

      Exactly and people wonder why Samsung is king of Android. These other OEM’s just seem to shoot themselves in the foot whenever they get a chance to make some noise or build on a successful device.

      • jvader2012

        I must have missed this ceremony where they crowned them. My bad guys send me the link so I can Hail to my OVERLORD

        • Me

          -_______- Good one sparky

    • jvader2012

      amen brother

  • Me

    Really don’t see how this is an improvement over the G2. Might as well be the G2.5 :

    • Jon

      So all things being the same…it’s the 805 processor that makes you say that? What about Quad HD, screen tech that is more than just higher resolution improvement, removable battery, SD card slot, improved processor, improved styling, improved UI, improved camera with laser focus assist. None of that allows you to see an improvement? I don’t know what else they could have thrown in this phone other than an 805 processor to make it any more of an “improvement.”

      • Me

        Outside of screen,styling, camera, and removable battery, I really don’t see the need for an “upgrade”. Especially when more than likely the G2 will be receiving the improved UI in a couple months. Also the SD card slot hasn’t been announced yet so I’ll leave that one out. It’s also the fact that this phone is releasing right around the 2 “prime” flagships doesn’t help either.

        • Jon

          I don’t know what’s left to improve in a phone other than screen, styling, camera, and battery!

          OK so LG officially unveiled the phone covers with the open circle on the front. Those are replacement covers attaching to the back, meaning this phone is confirmed for removable back. There are leaked photos of removable back (now confirmed) that show a removable SD card slot underneath, as well as a removable battery. So those are practically confirmed specs at this point.

          The 2 Prime flagships are RUMORED only and probably no where near shipping yet. I’m sure we will see the Note 4 before we see a Prime S5.

          The G3 will be available likely to all within 30 days if not much sooner.

          And what exactly do you get out of the PRIME phones? They are RUMORED to have basically the same specs you can get in a few weeks with the G3. So why wait for a “PRIME” phone when you can get one in a few weeks?

          I get it if you don’t feel the G3 a worthy upgrade, but I don’t get that you would feel a RUMORED and unsubstantiated phone coming months away with basically the same specs as G3, would somehow be worth it while the G3 is not.

          • Me

            Im not reading this whole thing so enjoy your G3 my friend 🙂

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    If you’re on VZW and disappointed by this, get the LG G2 instead (for free now with 2 yr. activation), sell it on swappa and buy yourself the phone you want later for a much better markdown.

  • Me

    Moto X+1 come through for me or I’ll just ride w/ my N4 for the rest of the year :

    • rawr

      If a normal company doesn’t put the 805 in their flagship, why would budget brand Motorola?

      • Me

        I’m not a big spec guy myself but I like Moto’s build and their user experience. Plus I don’t like to do contracts and they’re no phones right now that would make me want to sign one. I thought the G3 would do it but this news is a lil disappointing.

  • John

    LG G3 Prime it is! Can’t imagine there won’t be a Prime version when everyone else is doing it.

    • jvader2012

      hey never say never.

  • Dave

    I’ll wait for some hands on reviews, but this is starting to look like a pass.

    • jvader2012

      why. i thinik you might miss something good

  • jvader2012

    yes Geoff J. Worst battery since you are battery tester extraordnare. Please shows this fact that you have.

  • frankyblike

    1mm wider than my G2. Im excited for this phone.

    • bb

      4mm….

  • bmos18

    I just need confirmation on an SD card slot and I’m sold

    • jvader2012

      me tooo

    • Jprime

      Would u be able to put something like spotify on the SD? I know some apps can’t move to SD, and all the music data is stored within the app

  • jvader2012

    old news

  • M3D1T8R

    I’m not sure about that 3.0Ah battery for a screen this high res/big. Wasn’t the G2 battery even a little bigger than that? Was hoping it would be around 3.4+ to maintain the excellent battery life of the G2, never mind improving on it. Also it’s a little too wide, and no mention of SD slot. All together = deal killer.

  • Ray

    Questions still to be answered:
    1. Metal or plastic
    2. Micro SD slot
    3. Removable battery
    4. Wireless charging

    • Bigsike

      I need to know about MHL support as well.

    • LosttsoL

      Plastic, yes, no, yes.

      • Ray

        Source(s)

  • Justen DeBowles

    And just like that, dreams are dashed on the 801 instead of the 805, putting the G3 directly alongside the current S5 and M8. so the “Prime” phones and the Note will be the most powerful this time around then.

    Note3 -> Note 4 ftw

  • hahaha, all the disappointment on here and the Samsung S5 Prime getting ready to blow this out of the water……

    • Orion

      Hahahaha and still running crapwhiz. Hahahaha

      • jvader2012

        hahahaha

  • Suman Gandham

    WHY IS IT SO DAMN BIG? I demand to be able to change my vote in yesterday’s poll to the Moto X+1 :p

    • jvader2012

      you can, wait no i take that back guess your out of luck. sorry for that

      • Suman Gandham

        • jvader2012

          I think i just spit my coke all over my computer. that was funny.

  • MacNificent

    Dear Moto or Lg
    Please just make a flagship beast with 5-5.2 inch screen with moto x style bezels.
    Sincerely Mack McCord

    • Jim

      LG’s bezels are always SLIM (if not the slimmest on the market) independently from “Moto X style bezels”.

      • MacNificent

        I was actually talking about the phone size and style. I have the g2 I just think that moto implemented screen size and phone size best with the moto x. I just didn’t have the right words to explain what I meant exactly. + I wanted my letter to be short and simple

  • G3

    well.
    it was never going to be METAL.
    that “brushed metal” effect is a just a plastic finishing + hypebeasting/dreaming.

    the phone (pretty ugly and cheap looking) on the photo is NOT FOR THE US/EUROPE, so the previous gold-white-titanium renders are probably correct.

  • DJ SPY

    3…2..1… Aaaand bitchy “Verizon’s going to ruin this with their logo” comments begin!!

    • jvader2012

      hey they got to make money tooo. Verizon sucking the the life oh wait thinking out loud……….

  • aye_winchell

    Well this is what i wanted to know, unfortunately the slightly bigger size is not going to fly with me, the G2 was just at that max size for me, even a couple mm is going to make it to large for me to use comfortably. But that is just me and my personal preference, and i’m sure it will be a great phone otherwise, I’ll just have to stick with my g2 until I see what moto does, i would love to see a 5″ moto x.

    • MacNificent

      Same thoughts exactly. 5.5 in the g2 size would’ve been great. I can’t go any bigger than that. And I won’t

  • LTEasy

    only 3000 mAh…..FAIL!!!

    • duke69111

      That along with still using usb 2.0 and the 801 processor.

  • schlanz

    well all I can say is I told you so regarding the overall size. not a big difference from the G2.

  • TopXKiller

    “Time is on my side, yes it is”

  • Clint O

    any word anywhere if it will be micro USB 3.0? or is it just Samsung leading the way on that

    • The usual, Samsung leading the way and pushing the bar.

  • maxx1987

    i might just wait until august, that way the g3 will probably have dropped a bit in price, the moto x and note 4 will be announced and i can compare between each of the 3 phones i have been hoping to consider…

  • mcdonsco

    That size is actually a bit disappointing. I was really hoping with the 1.15mm bezel we would see something 1-2mm TOPS bigger than the g2 … Instead we’re talking almost 7mm taller and almost 4mm wider; that’s pretty significant for a phone actually and easily pushes it toward two handed use required.

    I have average sized hands for a guy and already the g2 can at times be difficult to manage one handed.

    That sucks. Guess I’ll be waiting for the x+1 afferall.

    • DJ SPY

      Wasn’t the G2 universally praised by its 2/3 day battery life?

      • mcdonsco

        Sure, but a DECREASE in battery life isn’t a good “update” to a line of devices.

        Plus, for me, the only phones that were able to get me through an entire day were the droid maxx’s…the g2 sometimes can, but more often than not I have to charge it at some point for at least 30+ minutes to get it to get me through the day.

        Like right now, 11am and I’m already at 70%

        • flosserelli

          I don’t care if the G3 battery life is no better as long as it is not significantly worse and the battery is removable. I am used to swapping batteries on my Note 2, it’s not a big deal.

  • Rob

    Since they are sticking with the SD 801 any chance this phone is released really soon? Like way before the fall? Like maybe even immediately after it is announced?

  • donnydon

    Also anyone else notice USB 2.0? S5 has usb 3.0… another disappointment

    • Another thing I was looking at

    • jvader2012

      no

    • Jon

      Seriously when is the last time you plugged your phone into a computer to transfer files? I have the Note 3 and have not used the USB port once to connect to a computer. And it’s a huge, ugly ass port.

  • droidify

    I’m not sure where they are measuring the 1.15 millimeters but that’s only .045″. This definitely has a much side bezel as my G2. I can barely see the black bar around my screen at an arms distance. I’m not hating but from the pics that does not have less than half the bezel as my G2. If anything it looks larger on the G3

  • chris125

    Not that impressive anymore. Will wait and see the s5 and m8 prime

  • Mike

    I guess we will just have to wait till the 27th to know for sure, but I sure was hoping for 805 and an sd card.

  • droidify

    As a very satisfied G2 owner, I will pass. This phone will most likely stumble more and have shorter battery life. No Thanks.

    • K

      Just like the S4 to the S5 and One M7 to the M8. We’re getting to the point where last year’s flagships are still very capable devices and the newest are just incremental updates. No one should feel the need to upgrade from the G2 if the current specs are true. Sure it may have a higher PPI but at what cost? The hardware is going to have to work extra hard to push those extra pixels and with the same battery as the G2.

      • Jon

        Incremental update? Removable SD, Removable Battery, Quad HD Display tech which is better in more than just resolution, Improved processor, Improved camera with laser focus assist, Improved UI. Not that incremental if you ask me. Also rumor of water resistance.

    • jvader2012

      good for you be proud

  • donnydon

    Let down in my eyes if it does indeed have the Snap 801. Ill wait for a Snap 805 device.

  • wagner

    SD Card???? please???

    • rasty++

      yes..

    • jvader2012

      this better be goddam true or i will waith to LG 4 which is about 6 months

      • jvader2012

        Made it finger not crampping

  • This is just a spec bump with nothing new added…

    • PoisonApple31

      But there is a laser!

  • PoisonApple31

    SD 805 coming end of the year for the G3 Prime.

    • flosserelli

      That wouldn’t surprise me at all. And by late Sept/October

  • OF

    Damn. No 805. Purchase on hold. Damnit! And before anyone comments, yes, I for one care about specs. I want the best of the best! Even if they delay it by a month or two. 805 or nothing!! >:(

    • brkshr

      What about the 810 that will be released near the end of the year?

      • PoisonApple31

        810 won’t be in devices we can get our hands on until first half of 2015.

        • jvader2012

          what does that mean second half probally second quarter more like it

          • PoisonApple31

            My bad – I meant to say no later than Q2 2015 according to Qualcomm’s site.

          • jvader2012

            It s all cool man. no worries Upvote

        • Deltron Zero

          Yea but if we wait we can get the 910 in 3030.

          • jvader2012

            Dude i said 870 and 470 gpu com on

        • Me

          Hoping for a moto or htc silver program phone with a 810 and stock android. I’d actually pay $600+ for one of them.

          • jvader2012

            yeah right. you pay 600 please post this reciept so I can upvote this response until then i dont believe you on this. I just referenced a skate video if you know then yoou know………….

          • Me

            Keywords: I’d i.e. I would buy one for $600 bucks. WTF are you even talking about?

    • callumshell1

      there is absolutely no difference performance wise, realistically, between the 801 and the 805. All it makes a difference to is your ego.

      • flosserelli

        Sorry but you could not be more wrong. Qualcomm says the SD805 Adreno 420 GPU is 40% faster than the SD 801 Adreno 330. And memory bandwidth is doubled to 30GB/s. The G3 is pushing a lot more pixels than its predecessor, so the 805s extra power would definitely benefit.

        I am a little disappointed it won’t get the 805, but that won’t be a dealbreaker for me. I still plan to get this bad boy on day one.

        • Dave

          Don’t forget that GPU will be incredibly busy upconverting 99.9% of web content to that resolution. Only native video recording will fill the screen without upconversion.

        • jvader2012

          finally a normal response. you get upvote

        • rawr

          Of course Qualcomm would say things like that. Nvidia tried to convince people the Titan Black was worth buying too, even if the 780ti does better in most situations that don’t include FP-calculations.

          Also these are phones, not workstations, gaming rigs, or even close to these things. Get over 4 numbers.

          And shame on the writers here for feeding the 805 fire.

        • jvader2012

          to many numbers how about we chug some beer

      • Dave

        Uh….definitely not true.

        • jvader2012

          definitely

      • jvader2012

        true

      • OF

        Proof? Exactly. If there was no difference there there would be no need for an 805.

        • callumshell1

          money

      • jvader2012

        i like your response witty

    • maxx1987

      it’s really not that big of a deal

      • jvader2012

        its not

      • OF

        You clearly don’t understand how us Canadians work. we dont settle for second best 🙂

        • rawr

          Yeah because being led by Robert Ford screams of Canadian elitism.

          • jvader2012

            whooo

        • jvader2012

          maybe you check the olympics on that matter

      • jvader2012

        what he said

    • The 805 is not even out yet, the 801 is the best what you can get now. By your logic, you’ll always going to be waiting since a better processor will be around the corner.

      • jvader2012

        i know thats what i replied the next one……… next one………. always in the future check it out. so you can never be wrong with this logic.

      • OF

        Except not. I’ll have to get a new phone in the next month or two. Not next year. hence why I’d rather get a phone with an 805. It should be available soon.

    • Al-Burrit0

      LG is saving the 805 chip for their “prime” phone. 😉

      • jvader2012

        you dont say

      • Dave

        Coming out 6 weeks later….

    • WallBreaker

      you will be buying a new phone every fews months to stick up with the latest and greatest.

      • OF

        How so? I only upgrade every two years. Hence when I upgrade I want the best available at the time. Nice try though. A lot of you guys are reaching and grasping at nothing.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Well, considering the 805 isn’t available in any phone yet, the 801 is still the best.

          • jvader2012

            yes yes it is

        • jvader2012

          thats what ive been saying

        • Jon

          But that’s just it…the 801 IS the best at the moment.

          • OF

            Yes but the 805 is so close to release why even bother? If the 805 was to be released in say 5-6 months then I wouldn’t complain. But it’s a few months away at most.

      • jvader2012

        my money my problems

    • 805 isn’t even into mass production yet… I don’t know what you all expected if you want the release to be within the next two months.

      • jvader2012

        come again

        • He edited his comment.

    • jvader2012

      seems you are getting whole alot of nothing and nothing to showw

      • OF

        Naw. I’ll prolly still end up getting it 🙂

    • jvader2012

      weak suace

  • The Narrator

    Oh boo boo. Enjoy your laggy touchwiz

  • jbdan

    Looks good to me. 801/805 w/e I don’t care. If it runs smooth like my N5 and has great battery life=win

  • Alexander Z Great

    Can’t wait until the 27th too!

  • I thought these rumors were believed to be false? The G2 already has a 13MP OIS camera, 3000mAh battery, and just a slightly older 800 CPU. If this is true, having a larger, higher res display will most likely mean worse battery life than the G2.

    • jvader2012

      SHOW US that to be true

      • Is simple logic not good enough for you? You have to see to believe?

        Get a life kid.

        • jvader2012

          not really a kid boss. plus asking for evidence really that hard. or is it logic to say that it is. YEs i do need to see just cause your girlfriend is hot doesn’t mean i believe you. show me KID

          • Obviously it’s hard to get evidence now since the phone isn’t out yet. Use your brain.

          • jvader2012

            but its verifable fact by you the battery is going to be worse thats your logic. Now think about that

          • He said worse battery LIFE. Not worse battery. Quit trying to be cute. You’re clearly just a dumb troll.

          • Jon

            Are you serious. You can’t make any conclusive statements. You have a faulty hypothesis based on nothing but conjecture. You have no clue what advancements have been made to the processor going into this phone. You have no clue how well it handles QHD resolution. None at all. Wait and see. Conjecture is meaningless. It is likely to be just as snappy as the G2 before it, which is still one of the snappiest phones out there, even compared to phones with newer hardware.

            So yes…he questions your logic appropriately. We need more information to judge whether or not the 801 will somehow be inadequate to handle QHD. My guess is that there is no way that LG is going to go reverse on their performance on this handset. That’s far more logical of a conclusion than your conjecture. I know of no single phone ever released by any manufacturer that was slower than its direct predecessor. That gives me far more statistical data to make the conjecture that this phone will be better in performance than the one before it than your conjecture that it will not.

          • I never said they couldn’t have optimized it to handle QHD. If they did, then great. Obviously, everyone here would feel better knowing it had an 805, but that’s just because we already know the 805 packs a punch over the 801, stock at least. If Motorola can do it with the X, I wouldn’t be surprised if LG did. In any case, I agree with you. This conjecture is meaningless until we actually see hands on.

        • jvader2012

          i already do MRFrodo24. check out the other comments

          • The fact that you have probably 100+ comments in this thread is the reason you have no life.

  • I’m getting worried because nobody is mentioning an ext SD Slot!!!! The lack of that one feature would really kill it for me..

  • bogy25

    Dreams shattered :(…..so sad. 8.9mm compared to what I have now that is 9.2mm. 801 instead of the 805? Plastic instead of metal. Woe is me…..*tear*

    • Detonation

      Processor I can understand but you’re that upset about a millimeter or two in thickness!? I’ll take a slightly thicker phone with a bigger battery and wireless charging over the completely unnecessary craze to have some ridiculously thin phone. Not to mention 8.9mm is already pretty thin to begin with.

    • jvader2012

      just a phone not jesus

    • cizzlen

      Lol get a load of this guy. Wahhh 8.9mm instead of 9.2.

  • SD

    Please don’t forget, this is for the Korean version (LG-F400S/K/L).

    • joe23521

      Great point.

      • jvader2012

        as always here to delight play with everyones fancey

    • Jim890

      Wait.. What? Snapdragon 801…I hope you are right..

      • jvader2012

        it says on thier slides dont know why you dont believe

    • Kyle Wiggers

      Korean models usually get equivalent or better hardware, though. I’m inclined to believe the US models will contain a Snapdragon 801 processor.

      • jvader2012

        true

    • Big EZ

      Maybe the US will get a 805. Slim chance, but Samsung did it because of low supply of their Exynos processor. Maybe Qualcomm doesn’t have enough 805s ready, so the international/korean versions use 801 and we get the 805.

      • jvader2012

        it will get 815

    • jvader2012

      upvote

  • Now this is news. I’m waiting on this and the Note 4.

  • mike

    Using the dimensions and phone arena’s comparison tool, its about as tall as the M8 and just a bit wider, and a bit thinner.
    The S5 is 142 tall vs G3 146.3. The Note 3 is 151.2 tall.

    • SeanPlunk

      The Xperia Z2 seems to be the best size comp. It’s a little big, but nothing unmanageable.

    • PoisonApple31

      Using the specs above, the G3 would be 4.6 mm less in width than the Note 3 and 0.6mm thicker than the Note 3.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Will anyone not buy it because it doesn’t have the 805 ?

    • The Narrator

      It would be nice, but nope, still buying it.

      • Alexander Z Great

        For some less is better

        • The Narrator

          You’re goddamn right

          • Alexander Z Great

            Ty

          • jvader2012

            YT

          • jvader2012

            DAMNNNNNNN is right

        • Kane Desousa

          Lmfao…

          • jvader2012

            oafmL

          • cizzlen

            ayyy lmao

        • jvader2012

          yeahhhhh yeahh

        • jvader2012

          true. upvooooooote

        • jvader2012

          for you not me. love acura not a accord or caddi and not no malibu. speak for yourself….. im just kiddin man whatever floats your boat

          • Alexander Z Great

            Wasn’t directed to you. narrator tends to throw his lousy opinion around droid life like it’s his job.

      • jvader2012

        true. how many responses before i get tired . fingers cramping Ill update everyone later

      • jvader2012

        like that attitude upvote

      • jvader2012

        yeah it wold be nice to ride rainbows and fly with unicorns with 805

        • How about you be a little original with your posts. You already said that.

          And for the record, it’s not about riding rainbows and flying on the back of a unicorn. It’s about powering and rendering twice the amount of pixels.

          • jvader2012

            so you know i stil upvoted for you boss . And look who has no life. Sitting in my office me making laugh. Saw all those responses. HAHAHAHAH. . so you know gpu can also be made to parallel compute. and help out cpu. I digress slow day at the office but a funny day on Droidlife. Plus some of the comments when you really read them are just so out there. Guess youre the only one that noticed. that is really funny. I am not trying to pick on you. i like you you defended the other commentor. Just look at all those comments. some seem geniune others just seem crazy. Thats why i said rainbows and unicorns. Just chill man its just a phone. Check out my other post youll luagh. i know i did. ALexander Z Great yeah some commentors do that. Have fun reading my post or not. You choice. peace see you on the next post

          • And here I was thinking you were a mindless buffoon (or buffon since you say both ways haha). Personally, I was just waiting for my oil to be changed on my car. I guess we all have our times when we check out DL.

            I understand parallel computing, but I can’t help but agree with most of the readers here that without any increase in battery size, and a minor increase in cpu and gpu performance will not handle a 2K screen as efficiently as the 805. It may still run well, but there’s no denying the 805 would be much better.

            Glad we both got some laughs.

          • jvader2012

            yes i agree. 805 would be good. I think we will find out when DL or whoever gets there hands on this, we will see if this is true. Thanks, hope you got a luagh. I did.

          • Jon

            Duh? Of course the 805 would be better. But that doesn’t mean the 801 will lack in performance. That’s the crux of this argument. If the 801 is good enough and performs well with the same snappiness of the G2 (which I still think is about the snappiest phone out there), then there is no problem with “just an 801.” It will get the job done and that’s all that matters.

          • Dave

            Would it be like doubling McDonald’s seating and customer count and adding one kitchen worker and try to keep up with the customers?

          • jvader2012

            did you see the post about my fingers cramping

      • R Jones

        Just say no to the G3 if it is running an 801 instead of 805.

        @ The “Slow Mo” Narrator:

        “Qualcomm tends to stagger the introduction of new CPU and GPU IP.
        Snapdragon 805 ultimately serves as Qualcomm’s introduction vehicle for
        its Adreno 420 GPU. The performance gains there over Adreno
        330/Snapdragon 801 can be substantial, particularly at high resolutions
        and/or higher quality settings. Excluding 3DMark, we saw a 20 – 50%
        increase in GPU performance compared to Snapdragon 801. Adreno 420 is a
        must have if you want to drive a higher resolution display at the same
        performance as an Adreno 330/1080p display combination. With OEMs
        contemplating moving to higher-than-1080p resolution screens in the near
        term, leveraging Snapdragon 805 may make sense there.”

    • Kane Desousa

      Me. I won’t. It’s going to run worse than the current flagships.

      • The Narrator

        Show me your evidence. .ohhhhhh just bs? Okay.

        • Kane Desousa

          What do you mean evidence? It’s common sense it’s pushing much more pixels. Also 3000mah battery is small and the 805 could have been more optimized for higher resolutions.

          • The Narrator

            3000 is small? 801 supports the resolution

          • Kane Desousa

            Yea it’s small for the resolution, and yes it does. The 805 was catered towards higher resolutions. Just because it supports it, doesn’t mean it’s optimal.

          • jvader2012

            qualcomm agian

          • HarvesterX

            Kane, check this out and read some until he talks about ISP frequencies.http://www.anandtech.com/show/7846/the-difference-between-snapdragon-800-and-801-clearing-up-confusion. At 465MHz ISP, the 801 can fill just as much as the 805 can.

          • jvader2012

            show me that oh never mind the website on qualcom anwers this. Just like everyone thaouhgt VOLTE would kill batteries. wow i love commenting

          • jvader2012

            I mean you are the scientist i mean engineer you know what your talking about

          • jvader2012

            Kane dont let abel know this

        • ZacharyTol

          The HTC One M8 and the Galaxy S5 have 1080p displays. The LG G3 has a 2K display which means it will be pushing 2X(TWO TIMES) the amount of pixels than the others therefore it will be harder for the Snapdragon 801 to keep up with the G3 display. There’s your evidence. The Snapdragon 805 has an Adreno 420 GPU which would have made it much easier to push those pixels.

          • jbdan

            I think he means ‘real’ evidence like some kind of benchmark/lab/real world tests

          • The Narrator

            Nah, they think they’re smartphone makers living in a basement.

          • Kane Desousa

            Dude. Shut up. The G3 isn’t God. It’s common sense. There doesn’t have to be any more evidence.

          • The Narrator

            So tablets with 10in 2K screens lag? And those have 800s. Your logic is terrible.

          • jvader2012

            logic smogic just give a try

          • my tablet is quick

            No one wants to reply to this? I wanna hear the argument

          • The Narrator

            They dun goofed, that’s why.

          • jvader2012

            reply/ done

          • jvader2012

            reply to whaT?

          • HarvesterX

            Very flawed… Especially given the 800’s ISP runs at 320MHz and the 801’s ISP is clocked at 465MHz, which means the 800 can push the same amount of pixels as the 805 can. I hate it when people post stuff like that without any actual evidence to back anything up besides “duh because 801 is only 1 digit higher than 800 which isn’t that much”…

          • jvader2012

            god if you want to be. ask everyone thier god 805

          • jvader2012

            my evidence Kane

          • jvader2012

            who said GOD. that is Blashpemous

          • jvader2012

            you mean thier labs

          • jvader2012

            or in a meth lab

          • jvader2012

            yup thats what he meant

          • jvader2012

            he just means evidence

          • jvader2012

            you know your stuff

          • HarvesterX

            Wrong wrong wrong… Look on Anandtech for the page about the differences between the 800 and 801. The 801 has an ISP clocked to 465MHz as opposed to 320MHz on the 800, meaning the 801 can push just as many pixels as the 805 can.

          • Dave

            And upscale everything besides native video that goes on the 2k screen, unless there is some hidden confine full of 2560 resolution content that I don’t know about

        • R Kim

          S5 prime with Adreno 420 and QHD display scores
          17fps in gfxbench while a Full HD display with Adreno 330 which is 40-50%
          slower than 420 scores 26 fps so probably g3 will score under 10 fps in
          benchmarks.

          801 will be an absolute disaster in the G3.

          • The Narrator

            Thanks for no evidence, again.

          • Emily L

            @Narrator. Thanks for max ignorance, again. I understand chip architecture is way over your pay grade. Just keep posting, it’s good entertainment! 😉

          • jvader2012

            thats everyone even Woodside reads this stuff

          • jvader2012

            anytime thats what i do

          • jvader2012

            tank for no evidne no evidence no evdence

          • jvader2012

            yeah what he said no evidence. isnt that dude from Dilated Peoples. could be wrong going to listen for MY People

          • jvader2012

            absolute disaster thats why Im lookng for 820 with 470 gpu the BOSSSSSSS

          • eee

            Yo bro, put some NO2 IN DAT PHONE. Getyo boost during YouTube videos.

          • jvader2012

            For sure thanks

          • HarvesterX

            According to this > http://www.anandtech.com/show/7846/the-difference-between-snapdragon-800-and-801-clearing-up-confusion <

            the 801 will be able to push just as many pixels as the 805 will be able to so all these arguments over fill rate are a moot point and a misinformed reason for passing on the G3.

            Now if you are passing on it for other reasons good, but if it's because you think the 801 will be worse at rendering the sixteen than the 805 well I hope reading up on the matter can help clear your decision.

        • jvader2012

          Chuck norris needs no evidence

        • jvader2012

          BS i can do

        • R Jones

          @ The “Slow Mo” Narrator:

          “Qualcomm tends to stagger the introduction of new CPU and GPU IP.
          Snapdragon 805 ultimately serves as Qualcomm’s introduction vehicle for
          its Adreno 420 GPU. The performance gains there over Adreno
          330/Snapdragon 801 can be substantial, particularly at high resolutions
          and/or higher quality settings. Excluding 3DMark, we saw a 20 – 50%
          increase in GPU performance compared to Snapdragon 801. Adreno 420 is a
          must have if you want to drive a higher resolution display at the same
          performance as an Adreno 330/1080p display combination. With OEMs
          contemplating moving to higher-than-1080p resolution screens in the near
          term, leveraging Snapdragon 805 may make sense there.”

      • jvader2012

        What

      • jvader2012

        yes show me that evidence all the websites enjoyed G2 why G3 be suckkky. Show me please. for reals show me

      • jvader2012

        yes show me

      • HarvesterX

        No it’s not… Search for differences between 800 and 801 on Google and dead what’s up on Anandtech

    • j

      I will not buy it with an 801 and 3000mha. Might as well pick up a G2

      • Exactly, I really hope these specs aren’t true. If so, the CPU, camera, and battery are basically the same as last years G2.

        • j

          801 has clock rate increase over the 800 for cpu, gpu, and memory.. but when driving such a higher number of pixels, it may very well be slower overall.

          • jvader2012

            whaaaaat

          • jvader2012

            thank you engineer J

          • HarvesterX

            Wrong. The Snapdragon 801s are basically Snapdragon 800s that were capable of faster speeds true, but the 801 also has an increase in it’s ISP… going from 320MHz to 465MHz. This means that the G3 with the 801 will be able to push as many pixels as the same G3 using a Snapdragon 805. – I think Anandtech has this information up. Search in Google for “differences between snapdragon 800 and 801 and his site should be hear the top.

          • Jason B

            The 801 also supports eMMC 5.0, which will be increasingly necessary as apps get more and more bloated with content. You don’t want to have a fast processor waiting on the I/O subsystem, which is already the case in a lot of scenarios.

          • WallBreaker

            Kitkat sir, previous versions of android needed to have insane specs but not anymore the HTC Desire 816 is proof of this.

        • Dave

          Exactly and nothing besides native video recording is going to fill those pixels with non-upconverted resolution.

        • jvader2012

          they are

        • jvader2012

          worked for IPHONE seem weak your response

      • Guest

        Funny thing you say that, I just bought a fully unlocked LG G2 the other day on Swappa. The price I bought it for is probably less than half of what the G3 will be unlocked (I prefer buying unlocked phonds), and then I asked myself “will it be half the phone?”. Once I knew the G3 will probably have the 801, I realized it wasn’t. Not saying that the G3 won’t be awesome though, because it certainly will – and the 801 is certainly better than the 800, but overall it looks like the G3 will be a better refined G2 with an unbelievable screen (which is saying a lot, considering the G2 already has an amazing screen).

        • jvader2012

          its a free world do what you please no reason to explaiin

        • Me

          Yeah this seems really weird to me. Why release this phone earlier than the release last year for the G2, only to use the same chip the M8 and S5 have and are already available. They really must be putting a lot of stock in that people really want a QHD phone.

          • MistaButters

            I think that’s it. Just like HTC & Samsung wanted to be first to put on a next gen phone (and decided to use the 801 instead of waiting), LG wants to be the first with a QHD. All three of them should have just waited 2 more months and not wasted their time.

      • jvader2012

        explain your logic

      • jvader2012

        please let us know are you hiding something we dont know

      • jvader2012

        you do that homeboy

    • bobbyp

      It only makes me wonder who will be the first with the 805 since Qualcomm has stated that it would release in May. LG is looking pretty sweet though.

      • Samsung Note 4 duh

        • jvader2012

          duHHH

      • jvader2012

        qualcomm will be

    • OF

      My purchase isn’t for sure now. Was really hoping for the 805.

      • jvader2012

        why will you get to ride rainbows and fly with unicorns with 805

        • Don Juan

          But the will most likely release an updated version like HTC and Samsung and put a 805 in it within the same year. Why buy a phone thats going to be upgraded within the same year with better specs? It the release something like a prime like htc it will most likely include the 805, if I’m going to buy unit outright I’ll wait a few extra months and get something that will get replaced in couple months

          • JC

            I don’t think iit’s right to say that HTC is upgrading it’s phone within the same year. HTC’s Prime should be considered a Max 2, not an M8.5.
            Now Samsung’s new S5 Prime, that’s another story..

    • SJ

      No 805 means no G3 for me. If iPhone 6 has a 5.5″ version I will switch back to Apple (after 5 years). The A8 chip will be 2 generations ahead of any Qualcomm chip. Qualcomm got fat and lazy.

      • MistaButters

        2 generations? you are being ridiculous.

        • jvader2012

          three then

      • If Apple came out with a Phablet I’d def have to check it out.

        • jvader2012

          how about android came out with

        • Me

          They already have one. It’s called the Ipad Air.

          • jvader2012

            not really man

        • jvader2012

          you lost me at APPLE Tears coming down now

      • M3D1T8R

        Wow, what a buffoon. You have it exactly backwards. Apple always releases their stuff with 2 generations _OLD_ specs, not ahead.

        • jvader2012

          Buffon or buffoon i say both

        • jvader2012

          yeah 64 bit late like two generations late

      • jvader2012

        WHy is everyone exptecting IPHONE this is aAndroid website

      • rawr

        kbye

        • jvader2012

          later have a nice day

      • jvader2012

        thats really petty . a phone talking about a phone really…….reaallyy a Phone not you car, not your house, a phone. hello im iVERSON

    • jvader2012

      i will not buy already have a phone

    • jabarri2

      maybe the US version has the 805?

    • jvader2012

      like i said already have a phone

    • WallBreaker

      Watch android authority’s review on the HTC Desire 816 on youtube it has mid level specs but they state because of Kitkat you can’t tell the Difference in performance between the M8 and the Desire 816 there is no slow down even in graphic intense games.

    • David Martin

      I don’t agree with you as you’re right. Remember, while analyzing a high-end, there are lots of points that should be kept in mind so lacking a 805 CPU doesn’t mean that the G3 is of no use. I also went through a post http://www.cheapmonthlymobile.co.uk/lg-mobile-phones/lgg3blackmobilephone.asp#reviews that given me deep information about this high-end black colored handset.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I think we can all settle on it being plastic with that pic. Need more pics of the black though, looks pretty nice.

    Either way. The 801 is in every new high end device, not sure why we expected anything different, 801 is just fine.

  • BiggiePhat

    I kept watching this phone thinking the next Nexus was to be based off of this phone, but now with recent news, I might just have to consider this phone.

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    awww 801. my guess is that there might be a prime version of this phone

    • The Narrator

      lol they aren’t fools. Prime versions won’t sell much

      • Mark Aaron Collado

        what are your thoughts if they pushed back the date to add the 805?

        • The Narrator

          Unless it was a month, I don’t think it would make a difference.

        • Big EZ

          That would be nice, but only if it were less than a month. Maybe this is the Asian variant, and the US will get a 805. Slim chance, but Samsung did it because of low supply of their Exynos processor. Maybe Qualcomm doesn’t have enough 805s ready, so the international versions use 801 and we get the 805.

          • Mark Aaron Collado

            True. We’ll just have to wait and see.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Pushing the date back for a spec bump that isn’t significant? There’s nothing wrong with the 801. No reason to hold back. It’s time to sell phones

  • jabarri2
    • jvader2012

      he just jizzed his pants

  • DanielMena9

    “mere millimeters” but in reality it is a 4.9% height and 5.2% width increase … to what was already pushing the limits the first time around 🙁

    • BAM1789

      The G2 was a small phone.. compared to its brother, the Nexus 5 especially.

      • DanielMena9

        Nexus 5 comes with 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm

        LG G2 comes with 138.5 mm (5.45 in) H 70.9 mm (2.79 in) W
        8.9 mm (0.35 in) D

        bigger in all aspects!

        • BAM1789

          Yep, Im wrong. Ive owned both phones and the G2 felt smaller because of the rounded edges. I guess the N5 just feels larger.

          • DanielMena9

            Don’t worry! I have owned both as well and I would 100% agree. I prefer the G2 over N5.

            I now am an extremely proud owner of the Xperia Z1 Compact. 4.3″ screen. fits in the hand and most importantly can reach the top without the hand wiggle 😉

        • The Narrator

          And your point? Bring it on LG!

    • Kyle Wiggers

      Not really pushing the limits. Only slightly wider than the M8 (146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm).

      • M3D1T8R

        Yeah but the M8 is already a bit too wide.

  • BAM1789

    Sorry M8, Its not you.. Its me. And I need this phone!

    • TSY87

      The more I use my M8, the more I love it. But the G3 will be replacing it as soon as its released…

      • BAM1789

        I really enjoy mine, just there are a few things that bug me. Which is why I’m switching.

        • TSY87

          … as trivial as it may sound, the one thing that is pushing me to switch is the fact that it does not have a multicolored notification light. Everything else about the phone I really do like, especially the feel. I just hope the M9 has a true multicolored notification light.

          • BAM1789

            I doubt HTC ever makes the switch, they’ve been rocking that Orange/Green NotiLight for forever. Pretty sure its the exact same light that was on my Desire HD.. lol

          • TSY87

            lol, youre probably right… probably the same led components as my OG incredible as well.

          • T_Dizzle

            Ha, I just realized that is exactly the same set up my original Incredible has. My M8 has been very solid so far especially since it was a brand new phone that with the bogo gave my wife one.

          • jvader2012

            it is htc devices are like that

          • jvader2012

            not cool

          • Jon

            I’m all stoked about the G3 as anyone but man that’s a really lame reason. Ha!

        • jvader2012

          few things wow need to set priorities man that is um messed reason to change a phone . what it doesnt make love to 4k or lagginess made you lose you flight

      • jvader2012

        damn you make money or what

        • TSY87

          I have extra upgrades available to me… plus i sell my phones my phones while they are still worth something so my net cost is actually low, or I profit.

          • jvader2012

            well that makes sense. cool.

    • jvader2012

      lost is boss

  • Guest
  • The Narrator

    I want it now! Hurry up LG

  • Johnny Steele

    Hmmmmm…..Helllloooooo Early Edge!