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Leaked Verizon LG G3 Render Tells You Twice Who It Belongs To

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Waiting to see what type of branding Verizon would throw onto the LG G3? If this render from @evleaks is legit, then you now have your answer. 

The G3 looks to sport almost identical branding as the G2 on Big Red did last year, with two logos on the backside, and one on the front. However, in a bit of good news, it appears Verizon has decided to use the same rear buttons that we have seen in previous leaks, which is a good thing. Last year, they used alternate rear-facing keys which did not look too hot.

We know Verizon loves covering up the backside in Verizon and 4G LTE branding, but the only real downer is that they felt the need to place a logo on the top right corner again. It really throws off the overall clean look of the frontside.

Oh well.

Via: @evleaks
  • master94

    Sharpie ftw. Time to blackout the VZW logo

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  • StankyChikin

    lol @ the Verizon logo!

  • Carlton Crasher

    All the people saying T-Mobile is the best thing in the world…not all of us live in cities. Where I work its hspa+ on at&t Verizon is LTE and T-Mobile is 2g…where I live? Verizon LTE, AT&T and T-Mobile are full signal EDGE lameeeee

  • disastrousrainbow

    Eh, it’s not as aggressive as it has been in the past. Besides, if that metal back is truly removable then you can just buy a back from an unlocked version or something if if bothers anyone that much.

    I had a G2 last year and the front logo was inconspicuous enough that it didn’t prevent me from appreciating the design of that phone. Those rear keys tho’…

  • eli

    Nobody noticed that’s the front side of a g2? there’s no metal piece on the bottom bezel like the new g3….

  • Rob77

    How many of you guys gripe about the Verizon logo yet wear and advertise Nike sneakers daily and happily!? The logos are very similar.

    • Guest

      its all in the motto…just do it

    • Stephen

      its all in the tagline man…. just do it

    • StankyChikin

      It’s all in the placement man…

  • Richard

    God, I hate verizon…. I know all carriers do this, but verizon takes it to another level. Just look at what they did with the galaxy note 2, verizon logo on the home button. Really Verizon? U Suck!!!

  • Stephen

    I put a case on my phone anyways….thats why i don’t mind it. imho

  • Pdewet

    Not saying I like them, but i’m use to Verizon branding by now. What I take away from the render is that they didn’t change the back buttons and try to make their own. I never understood that move on the G2.

  • zattack

    Haters gunna hate. Verizon can do whatever they want since they have the best coverage. On my G2 I don’t eve. Notice the top logo, and AT&T does have a stamp it’s that ugly circle logo they love so much. Sprint is like the only carrier that doesn’t do logos.

  • mcdonsco

    Damn it Verizon!!!!

  • Jonathan Rogers

    Does anyone know if the LG G3 is going to be XLTE Capable?

    • mcdonsco

      The g2 is so I see no reason why the g3 wouldn’t be?

  • landon

  • Bloo

    The new Motorola came out and said “carrier branding isn’t necessary and contrary to our customers’ desires… So we only have one small carrier logo”

    If Motorola, who accounts for what, 6% of the market, can limit Verizon to one small logo… why do the Korean juggernauts let Verizon put logos everywhere?

    But my stance is: I don’t like carrier branding.

  • ImmaDroid

    I knew when i saw this title, this DL article would be blown up with comments! Yup it is

  • Looks good to me, don’t see what the fuss is about.

  • Elwin Gill

    I have loved, loved, loved all of my Droids with Verizon! I am now on the MAXX and have never been more happy with a phone! I often comment on that here with Droid-Life…. But Damn, that is a SEXY phone! Simply putting my Apex Launcher on it would make if not feel foreign to what I am use to… Decisions, Decisions… I care less about branding. Here in San Diego I have XLTE and it absolutely blazing fast, web pages come up the very second I ask them to load. I am still on unlimited data so I am on my phone all day long (love my battery) and almost never use WIFI. I honesty don’t know of a reason to leave Verizon. LG made a sexy phone. Hard choices!

  • Oblivion_of_Mediocrity

    carriers’ logos on devices are pointless, cheap and ugly.
    WHY?

    • flosserelli

      They want to make sure you know who owns you every month.

  • Chris

    If the button is better than the G2 setup, than I don’t care about the logo, I care about the functionality, the middle button is probably the only thing I don’t really like about my G2, and I barely use it because of the KnockOn

  • Kazahani

    I for one am outraged about these logos and will NOT be buying this phone. I mean that Verizon one on the front is tiny! What if I forget what network I’m on and I don’t have my glasses??? Seriously this is ridiculous. I wish they would get with the program and just etch a big Verizon logo on the whole front of the display.

  • Patrick Crumpler

    Unlocked and only manufacturer branding here. Still rocking my ultra sexy white N4. And switching over to the newly acquired cricket next month when I update to the G3 or N5 or BLU or anything. That was what’s been great for me leaving VZW, so many choics.

  • Rob

    Even though it has a nice body/exterior, at least a case can cover one of the logos.

    Edit: It tells you Verizon twice, but if you’re a nerd like all of us it really tells us 3 times since we all know what Verizon’s 4G LTE logo looks like.

  • sophia Andres

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  • l;maooo fail

  • Detonation

    I know I’m in the clear minority here, but I really don’t care at all about the logos or brandings they put on their devices. The Note 2 looked a little stupid, but it would never stop me from buying a device.

    • bboyairwreck

      Amen

    • flosserelli

      It has never bothered me either. But many people that pay full retail say their phone should have no carrier branding at all (which I agree with). Other people’s OCD will not let them ignore logos. And some people just like to bіtch because they have nothing better to do.

      • cizzlen

        This man gets it.

  • not as bad as htc one m8 ace ugly front. those speakers are sooooo ugly i’d take a logo over that any day

  • John

    Honest question maybe G2 owners can answer the best… Anyway of getting rid of it like glue gone or by force?? I mean if its under the glass then no but wishful thinking!! How is the G2? People are saying its the same.

    • Detonation

      Not gonna happen…It’s under the glass. Best you can do is cover it up.

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    Wait does this mean that all variations will have wireless charging? Same button configs as the leaked renders…. so either all have wireless charging or none do.

  • Rodeojones000

    I really don’t understand the hate for carrier branding on this site. It is probably the least relevant thing about a device.

    • mcdonsco

      It looks like crap?

      I’m on a g2 now and it DOES take away from the look of the otherwise very nice looking front of this phone.

      So does the lg logo though at the bottom.

      • Rodeojones000

        Guess I disagree. I also own a G2 and I don’t even notice the logos.

    • cizzlen

      Because some nerds on this site usually have nothing else better to do

  • UKXK189

    This is why I love my Droid Maxx, no branding of any kind on the front.

    • bboyairwreck

      Droid Maxx ftw. I love that too on mine. BUT I can see ppl arguing the other way around by saying our entire device (hardware & software included is practically all Verizon branded lol. Nonetheless i dont see all the fuss about a small sticker

      • hoosiercub88

        If it were a sticker, it’d be removable.. similar to how it was on the chin of the Droid Bionic.. unfortunately.. it’s usually silkscreened underneath of the glass.

        That said. I could care less about branding on the device. I have VZW Unlimited LTE, and I’m going to continue to enjoy the fact that I have rock solid coverage everywhere that I go.

  • joejoe5709

    Aww c’mon… Quit with the whining. What did you expect from Verizon? At least the buttons look the same this time. It’s obnoxious finding cases to fit the Verizon G2.

  • Joe J

    F’n verizon. If it wasnt for t-mobile your att and verizon bill would be 200$ a month with 200mbs of lte data .

  • jbdan

    Looks awful. I feel for the big red diehards (aka grandfathered unlimiters).

  • maxx1987

    god, that top right logo on the front is so tacky.

  • chris125

    At least they didn’t change the buttons this time around. I can deal with a small logo on the front

  • 213ninja

    lol

  • Cathrine Jhones

    its leaked screen shots looking not good http://bit.ly/newsfaud

  • Eikast

    Not as bad as the Galaxy Note II home button branding -_-

  • Qbancelli

    Verizon fans wouldn’t complain even if that logo was tattooed in their foreheads.

    • 213ninja

      verizon has fans?

      • flosserelli

        Not fans. Just people willing to take it up the arse with no lube.

        • 213ninja

          unlimited xlte = astroglide.

  • geedee82

    Is there anyway to remove the front logo without scratching or damaging the phone?

  • Robb

    If this truly is the Verizon version at least they went full black on the whole front. Wasn’t really digging the bottom bezel.

  • Caveman

    Bastards. Still won’t stop me from getting it.

  • BloodiedWraith

    Verizon really needs to get with the times and tone down their branding big time. AT&T does a great job with just the small globe on the back and that’s it. Sprint doesn’t do any branding anymore. If they have to put a brand on there why the hell don’t they just put a small type font of “VZW” on the bottom of the back – no more front branding.

    Also, why the hell is Verizon now swapping out the manufacturer’s default messaging app with their atrocious Verizon Messages+ crap? I noticed it on my HTC One M8 and now on the LG G3.

  • Kane Desousa

    Lol. Wow. Ugly…

  • viewthis66

    just because of that i would not get this phone.

  • jvader2012

    i must admit i like everybody’s responses. The’re pretty cool. : )

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I think the more important thing here is that it’s the SAME device we saw in the leaks. We all saw how verizon made the G2 GAUDY last year.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    *Looks down at my prepaid Nexus 5….chuckles” . . . No more VZW Tramp Stamps for me! Unlocked or Death!

    • Chris Choncek

      Benefits of the G2 far outweigh a little company branding.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        I think you missed my Unlocked or Death ending…. I’m talking about Freedom! Freedom My friend. That trampstamp brings along with it waiting forever for updates.

        • Chippah

          If your definition of “Freedom” is less coverage and Tiered data. HAHA

          • ki11ak3nn

            I didn’t know T-Mobile had tiered data?? I wonder why I’m pulling in 15 GB a month but not being charged overages. This is weird.

          • Chippah

            Verizon Unlimited data + Verizon coverage is not going to be beat, if you try to argue then you just look foolish or sumphin.

          • MistaButters

            Yeah, but now you have to pay $700 for phones to keep that…….

          • Rand Paul 2016

            Swappa dude sell yours for 200 and pony up another 300, even on contract you still pay 200 every two years. So your pay 100 for unlimited data. I don’t have home internet, I tether 40 50 gb a month 25 down and 15 up better then paying 40 plus for slow home internet.

          • mcdonsco

            Range sucks…plus, using it with multiple devices at the same time around the house would be impossible…unless your in a 700sqft apartment I guess.

          • Big EZ

            Why? I prefer to just use my upgrades, pay $200 and keep my unlimited data.

          • MistaButters

            Because when you do an upgrade you lose unlimited?

          • Big EZ

            I’ve had 5 upgrades since they stopped allowing you to keep unlimited data. I haven’t lost it yet, on either of our two smart phone lines.

          • MistaButters

            Then I definitely would stay with Verizon! Congrats on your luck (skills?) Lol.

          • LiterofCola

            Not if you go through Best Buy.

          • LiterofCola

            Make more money.

          • Cory Corrupted

            not if you’re on a family plan 🙂
            I alternate upgrades on my family plan so that the plan stays the same but everyone gets new phones. When I upgrade my family gets my well taken care of hand me downs.

          • Pakmann2k

            I do the same. Three lines, 2 smart, 1 dumb. 130/mo unlimited data and more minutes than I ever use. I won’t leave until I have to. Transfer upgrades and get a new device every 9 months. Has worked for years. As a matter of fact, I am even rolling with an Alltel plan.

          • Patrick Crumpler

            And you can’t get a Nexus or any other new device on Verizon with a good update cycle. So you are limited to $700 Samsung and $800 iPhones.

          • Dan DeMarco

            Moto X, Droid Life’s Best Android of 2013, for $400? Sorry dude, fail again. Keep trying.

          • ratnok

            Droid Life is about the ONLY publication that rates the Moto X above the Nexus 5. EVERY OTHER SOURCE rates the Nexus 5 higher. Regardless, the Moto X can be bought unlocked with no carrier crapware to work on T-Mobile. You fail. Enjoy your bloatware and tramp stamps.

          • LiterofCola

            Enjoy your inferior network while trying to disparage a superior one.

          • Dan DeMarco

            Umm Engadget is pretty well respected I would say as well. They actually awarded the Moto X Best Smartphone of 2013.

          • Patrick Crumpler

            OK

          • chico

            PocketChange!!!!!!!!!!

          • Patrick Crumpler

            Yeah sure. Good for you. Have you ever heard the sory about the ant and the grasshopper?

          • ki11ak3nn

            Coverage sure Verizon can’t be beat. Data speeds?? Maybe it just depends on where you live, but in Seattle I’ve never gotten over 18 Mbps. T-Mobile trumps every carriers data speeds. Hands down.

          • ratnok

            ^^^Stockholm syndrome victim right here. ^^^

          • It can be beat. I left a Verizon unlimited plan to go to the $30 T-Mobile plan and for the places I travel I actually get higher download and upload speeds than I did with verizon.

          • Chippah

            A plan comparable to unlimited verizon for 2 lines unlimited data is $140 a month. Thats before taxes insurance etc.

            How is this a better?

            Thats fuzzy math and if you live out of the city ypu have zero service.

            The branding thing is getting old i get it. Especially on the front but its not THAT big a deal

          • J2886M

            Geez, hope that 42gb last month doesn’t cost me an arm and leg.. these 40mbps speeds with TMo I guess aren’t as useful as big reds 10-13mbps. Guess I am the moron.

          • moew

            He said data plus coverage.

            You are obviously a city rat that never travels 🙂 🙂 🙂

          • J2886M

            Touché

          • moew

            Trollché is obvious trollché

            🙂

          • Guest

            I get between 13 and 15 Mbps with Tmobile…even if I use turn off LTE and use HSPA+.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            At&t got me covered no PrObLeMa… And Everyone has Tiered data.

          • ki11ak3nn

            And I have the same coverage I had with Verizon with T-Mobile. And faster data speeds. Way faster. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ is faster than Verizon’s 4G. And when I’m outside the city I can just pop in an AT&T sim if I wanted for extra coverage. I haven’t needed to do that yet though.

          • Chippah

            “And I have the same coverage I had with Verizon with T-Mobile.”
            YEAH!?
            NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • ki11ak3nn

            In the city. I guess I’m a city rat. And I don’t travel much. So T-Mobile works for me. There’s really nothing going on outside of the city anyways. No real need/want to travel.

          • mcdonsco

            You can have “the city”… Any city…all yours…

          • Derrick Jefferson

            Verizon, at my house, on my couch!

          • ki11ak3nn

            That’s awesome. Where do you live?? Big city?? Because I live in Seattle. Plus I’ve traveled to Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Deigo, New York, and Los Angeles. I’ve never seen data speeds like this on Verizon.

          • mcdonsco

            Portland has it now too (xlte that is)…I get their standard 4g in the country where I live, but as soon as I head into town; just about as soon as I hit Portland city limits, I get these speeds too…but honestly, seems to be overkill to me…unless you have some need to use your phone as your primary internet connection via hotspot I dont see a need for it…I’d rather see standard 4g expanded and signal strengths increased.

          • Derrick Jefferson

            No sir, I live in Des Moines, Iowa. Furthest thing from a big city.

          • ratnok

            IOWA=FAIL

      • Rodeojones000

        Indeed.

    • JimBucksbury

      Did I miss the Nexus 5 that runs on Verizon’s LTE?

      • The Rock

        no but it runs on AT&T LTE

        • Nate

          AT&THE LTE is known for such great quality! (sarcastic)

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Well it actually is.

          • I agree. AT&T’s LTE is pretty damn solid for me.

          • Shawn Spring

            Even if it is in Portlandia. 😛

          • ki11ak3nn

            I love Portlandia!!

          • mcdonsco

            First few shows hit the nail on the head for sure, but since its just been…random.

            Myself and my sig other are just confused by it now most of the time.

            Today though, I’m on Hawthorne with the windows down for my dog (a pit bull) and while i was stopped at a light, some crazy ass dude rushed my jeep window and started yelling at me about god and brothers … Just wacko nuts (typical Portland bum; though strangely, he was well dressed)…the dude was maybe 1-3 inches tops from my dogs face, he had a pit bull staring him in the face, easily able to tear his off and he kept going…luckily she has a lot of self control and didn’t even growl at him…I thought she was going to lick him.

            Gotta love Portland, but Portlandia needs to get back on topic and out of the weeds.

          • Shawn Spring

            I somewhat enjoy the randomness…the Battlestar Galactica episode might be some of the funniest TV I’ve seen in a long, long time. There are other spots that are just – off.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Come on Jim keep up with me here.

        • Chippah

          Tryin to say i cant keep it fawkin cocksuker?

    • EdubE24

      Looks down at my phone in the middle of BFE Ohio driving back to Columbus and rolling with LTE…

      I’m staying with Verizon!!

      • JSo

        You’re reading articles/comments and posting comments while driving? Shame on you.

        • EdubE24

          I was at a light…

          Actually happened over the weekend when I was switching up tunes in the car. I was nowhere near civilization and had LTE.

          • Rambocombo

            Just drove from los Angeles to Vegas and had lte in the middle of no where on Att no tramp stamp included

          • EdubE24

            My iPhone is free from branding also…

            My S4 not so much!!

          • moew

            Your iphone has an apple stamp and the word apple…. two tramp stamps for apple.

          • EdubE24

            Staring at it right now typing this…

            Seeing nothing!!

          • moew

            Doesn’t mean it’s not there, under your 50 dollar case, lulz

          • XboxOne

            Some Android cases cost $50 too.

          • XboxOne

            Better than any Android tramp stamp.

        • Bob

          I’m sort of sad my SGS 5 doesn’t have the tramp stamp… guess I’m going to have to switch to the LG G3. sigh.

          • Christy Robert

            But if you’re picking coverage based on a map rather than actual experience, you are going to have a bad time.

        • mcdonsco

          Guilty too…

      • James

        I live in a city. But if I’m traveling on major highways, T-Mobile works just fine for me.

        As I’ve said before, I’m sure Verizon’s coverage is necessary for some people. But I think there are lots of other folks who have simply bought into the marketing (“America’s Largest Network”) and would do just fine – not to mention save a ton of $ – by switching. They’re just too confused or uninformed or scared to switch…and with as screwed up as telecoms are in the US, who can blame them?

        • EdubE24

          Just look at the coverage maps, there is a big difference between Verizon and T-Mobile. It has never failed me, no need to leave. Still locked into the rates I had years ago when they were begging people to get their data packages!

          • James

            “Just look at the coverage maps” – you lost me right there bro.

          • EdubE24

            They are hard to follow, color coded and all…

          • James

            I think you missed the point. The accuracy and usefulness of these maps has been disproven over and over. They are little more than a marketing tool.

            I’m not saying different carriers don’t have different levels of coverage. But if you’re picking coverage based on a map rather than actual experience, you are going to have a bad time.

          • EdubE24

            I agree…

            Verizon hasn’t let me down, my payments are very reasonable, rolling with Big Red!

          • James

            If your payments really are reasonable, I agree there’s no reason for you to switch. But I argue the typical Verizon bill is not “reasonable,” all things considered. Many current VZW customers could receive service that is equally good or better from another carrier, and pay less.

            I am a case in point. It hurt to give up my grandfathered unlimited plan. But it was the idea that hurt, not the reality. I sold it for a ton on eBay, and now I pay T-Mobile $30 per month for 5gb of LTE I never fully use up, and coverage that is just as good as I had before.

          • Patrick Crumpler

            I am switching to AT&T /Cricket 5gb LTE for $55/month. I wish Tmobile had better coverage in this area but $55 and only state sales tax is is about $70 less than I was spending with Verizon.

          • chris125

            I most likely will do the same once my contract is up with verizon since by that time I am sure verizon will make sure there is no way to keep unlimited data, and once that is gone, no real reason to stick with verizon

          • Shawn Spring

            ^^This. The day my unlimited LTE data is gone is the day I’m gone from Big Red.

          • mcdonsco

            If they do kill off ud I’d bail in a heart beat for at&t; comparable coverage and my options for phones would open up a lot … Only thing keeping me with big red is ud and coverage.

            If they eliminate ud, they dont have enough of a lead over at&t to stay with them for coverage from what I’ve seen (Sig other has at&t and she just about always has a signal when I do where ever were at).

          • Dan DeMarco

            How is it even possible to pay $135 for a single line plan on VZW? You sir were failing hard. Their 1gb plans for single lines start at $600

          • Patrick Crumpler

            It was $90/month unlimited and after taxes and fees it was right around $125

          • Austin Michael

            His payments are reasonable because he admitted hes still on a plan from years ago that most likely hasn’t been available for new customers in years as well.

          • EdubE24

            You sir are correct!!

          • mcdonsco

            I pay $120/month and have unlimited everything…I use 12-20gb/month, around 2,000 minutes and 3,000+ text.

            Please, tell me, whom can I get similar coverage from in Portland Oregon for less?

          • Rambocombo

            Att is where it’s at lte /hspa + coverage nationwide and the freedom of unlocked gsm / nexus devices

          • Aooga

            This is the only valid reason to stay with verizon.

          • michael arazan

            T-Mo has dropped out on me and that was not just off highways but on Major highways as well

          • camguy1975

            I get 20 mbps down on T-Mobile in my office building. I get 0 Mbps down on VZW. I don’t give a witches fart about NATIONAL coverage.

        • mike

          “a ton of $”

          How much are you really saving? My buddy says he only pays $50 a month for unlimited everything on TMO. The UNCARRIER! Oh yeah, +$28 a month for a phone. No contracts, if he wants to leave no ETF… he only has to pay off the $300 he owes on the phone.
          I pay $74.28 a month w/unlimited data data on VZW with coverage everywhere. There’s a reason I’ve been with them for 15 years. I’m very informed, and I get what I pay for. Service.

          • ratnok

            As long as Verizon allows you to keep that plan, you’re good. You do know that eventually, they are going to require you to step up to their normal plans, don’t you?

          • me

            In all seriousness, how many people really keep their phone over 3 years. If it has a non-removable battery good luck keeping a charge.

          • Mark Mann

            i had the original droid on verizon for almost 4 years…just saying

          • camguy1975

            If you factor hthe $28 / mo on the T-Mobile side you should factor the same on the VZW side since your decision to stick with unlimited data forfeits your ability to buy phones at subsidized pricing. So that’s a $20 savings with T-mo a month or $240 a year. There’s a reason I’m switching from VZW to T-mo after 13 years, I’m very informed and I’m voting with my wallet.

          • Eclipse

            $30/month prepaid. unlocked, un-subsidized phone. Had Verizon for 14 years, couldn’t be happier on T-Mobile.

          • Davis Darvish

            As a 14 year VZW customer I just switched to Tmobile. Tmobile generally works well in the city but today I went between Portland (or) and the coast and basically the entire time i was in Tillamook national forrest i got no service.. Verizon would have had service (confirmed by using search for network function on my phone ) though i am not sure if it would be LTE or 1x or EVDO.. i am still using my vzw lg g2 on tmobile.. the problem i had with Verizon was two fold.

            1. they are expensive as hell.. i was paying 105 a month (unlimited data) .. with tmobile only paying 40.. i already have a phone so not paying for that

            2. service sucked in places i spent the most time in (my house, my work) and so even though generally they have more and better coverage they totally sucked balls where i spend 80%+ of my time throughout the year.

            i am hoping Verizon will fix those problems and i can jump back on them… i suspended my account for now w/o billing so if i wanna go back i can get my unlimited data back too =) but once i lose my unlimited data no chance im going back to them.. i use 20gb a month

        • mcdonsco

          Nope…I’ve tried all other carries in my area and the only one close is at&t…if I could still get unlimited data on at&t I would consider switching to open up my options for phones, but until then I’m hanging onto Verizon unlimited data for dear life.

    • HarvesterX

      I was driving back from Richmond one evening (sun was already down) and reading here and a state trooper pulled me over.

      He came to the car and told me he saw me holding the phone as if I was typing. Now I don’t type normally when driving and just reading this time. I was in a and this kid wasn’t any more than maybe 21 years old.

      I looked at him and told him I was in a hurry and just go to be me a ticket and told him good luck ok proving it in court since all he saw was the light of the phone. My tone wasn’t exactly the nicest since this dude was just a kid

      I asked him in what statute was it against using the phone to play music since I had told him that’s what I was doing. He told me to wait and walked back to the car.

      Kid couldn’t prove anything and before I was in the car listening to music singing while he was in the car and next thing I saw was him standing behind me at the window listening to me lol.

      He ended up giving me a warning and a lecture (20 year old lecturing a 36 year old) and told me he enjoyed his music too and left lol.

      I do text sometimes when driving but rarely but when I do its when I’m at a light or something. I WILL however read on the phone though like if I’m on the interstate where I can keep the phone up where I can also see traffic and stay safe.

      But for those that like to type in situations where they shouldn’t be looking off the road, then Fleksy is the keyboard for you.

      • Patrick Crumpler

        So you are a douche when it comes to law enforcement. Got it! Let’s hope VA passes a hands free only law soon. Super douche.

        And don’t bother lecturing me as I am 44 years old and won’t hear it from someone younger. Lol. King Douche.

        • HarvesterX

          Being 37 years old myself I feel I have every right to talk to you, but lecture? Never. It’s not my place to, but my reply to McOrange also applies to you as well sir. What I was doing was no different than a police officer using his computer. Is never use my phone in populated areas but I seriously doubt any cars will appear from the blue at late night between the dead stretch of interstate from Richmond to Louisa. Thank you for your concern though and please read my other response of you so wish.

          I’m sure you’ve never used a phone while driving yourself eh? Never driving looking for WiFi? Or entering an address for your GPS? Never texting the wife “meatloaf is fine for dinner”.

          Before opening your mouth to make a decision it’s best to have the entire context and the entire acts in hand. As a 44 year old I’d think that would be something you knew well.

        • HarvesterX

          Oh I can be a major douche to some officers. I’m in a small town half the time and relations run further than just “officers being noble and doing their job”

          I was a arrested and charged for a DUI and tie treating officer was such a cocky fool every time he’d see me shopping or what not he’d run it in.

          Well when the trial came little did he know that I had proof from the jail where he took me that night (he gave me no Breathalyzer tests at the station but the jail did and he didn’t know or forgot) that I had blown a 0.00.

          The arresting officer was angry because his girlfriend preferred my company instead and left him and that’s why I got arrested. There’s more to our glorious police officers that meets the eye.

          • Patrick Crumpler

            SO. You decided to maybe share just a little bit too much of your personal life with me than I asked for. Excuses are like assholes man. And as far as you spending time with his girlfriend, you get what you deserve. Glad you got out of another legal issue with a technicality. As you didn’t deny the charge I assume you are actually guilty of the crime. Even better. Have a great life man.

            I assume you are a deadbeat dad as well.

          • HarvesterX

            You shouldn’t be making up stories and judgments in your own mind without knowing what had actually gone on. You aren’t worth the time to type any more responses to and and a larger loser than the best of them in these forums.

            Deadbeat dad… Lol… I pay for all his expenses and he stays with me half true week each week and non and I are best friends. Oh… Btw since you are so smart… Pleasing guilty kept me from jail time and I was taking care of my son basically alone then. I went to appeal it but was told I’d serve the time locked up awaiting the appeal.

            You have a lot to learn my friend D

      • MrOrange645

        And the whole point of your typo-filled, rambling post was to bash a police officer, who was doing his job and who was apparently very nice to you, despite your admitted rude tone. And you end with encouraging people to do something blatantly dangerous and in many states illegal.

        You’ve just proven that age means nothing, as that 21-year-old officer (not kid) is more mature than you will ever be.

        • HarvesterX

          Get off your high horses and stop doing everything the commercials and government constantly drill into your head. I don’t text drive unless it’s a rare emergency where a simple answer is all that’s needed.

          In this case he didn’t see that not he saw the light from when I was switching music. At 21 that officers was definitely more more than this 37 year old professional. If he was I wouldn’t have been able to influence him to just get back in his car and leave

          No offense to you but you wasn’t there and I didn’t have time to write the entire transcription of what happened but I do enjoy everyone’s responses on the topic.

          On an empty stretch of a deserted interstate yes I will look at my phone and rarely use knees to drive while holding my phone up so I can see the road typing when I only need to In any situation where traffic is around or people or other unseen hazards I keep the phone away.

          This shows humanity at it’s best. You don’t even know somebody yet are quickly to condemn T.j. t person because of a handful of “facts” given to you. I’m glad I wasn’t a witch on trial back in Salem or I know I would be burnt..

          Ok 37 years old and am oone of the most generous helpful souls you’ll meet, until others begin trying to play God. If you’ve never used phone while behind the wheel then I appreciate your feedback. I don’t believe this though.

          One last thing. Sorry about my “typos” here. I am still learning to use Fleksy mini mode. I don’t mind that you don’t care for something I might have done, but I do care for you caring and posting about it without having been there or knowing the entire details and context. I truly hope you are never chosen to be on any jury.

          • Azn_Android

            The only person who seems to be on their high horse is you bud. I’m glad the officer let you go since you were only changing your music but using your phone just because no one is around is still dangerous nonetheless. Your “fuc* the government” attitude doesn’t make you a grown up or “cool’ and I hope you will learn to respect both your own safety and the safety of others. I’m only 19 so while I’ve only been driving for 3 years, I have never touched my phone unless I’m parked in a parking lot, even if I have an incoming phone call.

            Typically, people who self-promote themselves as “one of the generous helpful souls” are exactly the opposite of it. Stay humble, stay safe.

          • HarvesterX

            Listen, I have a son and would never do anything to put his life in harms way as well as the lives of anybody else. There were NO cars anywhere around for as far as I could see on the interstate.

            There was nobody with me inside the vehicle and YES I wear my seatbelt. I am also always aware of my surroundings when driving hence my superb driving record.

            I am tired of members here supplanting their own take on what happened when they weren’t even there and personally I don’t care about a word coming out or anyone’s mouth here on the matter unless it’s coming from somebody who has asked me for more details and whom I respect.

            The rest of your wants are just the work of two old in disguise. Joke of you were there oe knew what happened.

          • Azn_Android

            On the contrary, I’m not sure if I’ve seen a better troll than you. You seem to do a good job at taking reality and twisting it in your favor. My point is, driving and using a phone, regardless if there are NO cars over a mile away from you, is dangerous. Humans can’t multitask and I’d love to see you claim to disprove that. It makes me happy to hear you do have an impeccable driving record but I suggest you not push your luck too hard.

          • HarvesterX

            I concede with your point of view simply because I wouldn’t ever want my son doing the same and yes it can be dangerous. I gotta run I’m on the road (at a gas station now :-)) but yeah when I think of it that way you make a point

          • MrOrange645

            I won’t be on a jury. I’m generally exempt. And I might just know more than you think.

      • ki11ak3nn

        Fleksy is not the keyboard for using in a situation where you should be looking at the road. If I do text, which I don’t often I usually use voice-to-text, then I use SwiftKey. Or another keyboard with swype capability. Unless Fleksy was updated and does swype now. Last time I used it was about 3 or 4 months ago.

        • HarvesterX

          Swype is awesome too,, and I a actually have Swype, SwiftKey, Hacker’s Keyboard and Fleksy installed.

          With a little practice titling blindly on Fleksy isn’t too bad. It takes a good memory of where all the keys are which most of us probably know and some motor coordination practice.

          Only problem is I end up going back to Swype or SwiftKey at times because of Fleksy’s lack of quite a few symbols.

    • Jeremiah Hawkins

      Look down at my VZW Note 2 and see the logo on the home button, and I punch a random old lady. Oh well

    • Jillxz

      Looking down at my screen and never notice logo at the top.

    • Elliot Kim

      Meh, LOKI exploit and custom recoveries available. The screen’s so huge I forget about the front logo and I got a diztronic case that covers the back anyway..

  • I’m hoping Spigen makes a good case for this thing.

    • woozawuzzle

      i’m worried about Spigen quality. I got my sister one of their cases for her iPhone5s…she dropped it and the phone got a nice big crack on the side..the case didn’t do anything….

      • I’m a big fan of Spigen design, I don’t know too much about durability, I’ve never drop my phone.

        • woozawuzzle

          I’d rather get a Diztronic case. Those are solid. I’ve dropped my GS3 many times, including at the gym, with its hard floor. Nothing happened to my phone :).

  • TheRunner024

    Verizon really needs to stop their logo on the front of the phone…

  • Chris Choncek

    Weren’t the buttons different for VZ to allow for wireless charging? I hope it still has that. Can’t remember because of all the leaks, I can’t keep them straight.

    • The Narrator

      Buttons shouldn’t make it wireless capable.

  • Kevin Esser

    Branding doesn’t impact performance or call quality and doesn’t give you AIDS.

    • Brandon Nicholson

      Well then how the hell do you presume I got my AIDS if not from all that branding?!

      • The Narrator

        Magic Johnson?

        • Brandon Nicholson

          You’re a dirty man, Donald Sterling. A dirty, dirty man!

          • The Narrator

            I just lost my NBA team , F Off!

  • pd240

    The one thing I hate about my G2 is the ugly logo in the front right corner. Thanks Verizon….you suck!

    • John

      Anyway of getting rid of it? Force? GLue gone?

  • Colin Huber

    This is brutal. I wonder how it works. Does Verizon meet with LG and negotiate this? “OK, we’ll carry your device if we can put a logo on the front and back. We’ll also pay you $5 million.” Or do they just get full logo placement rights once the device is theirs?

    • j

      They may not even have to pay. You want it authorized to be used on our network by 100 million users? you brand it.

      • Colin Huber

        You’re probably right. Verizon holds all the cards. It’s not as if missing out on this phone will hurt them. I think if it were a Samsung-type flagship, however, the manufacturer would have more leverage. Like Apple.

        • hkklife

          Death to CDMA, subsidies, contracts, carrier bloatware, locked handsets and carriers as hardware “partners” and vendors!!! The end cannot come soon enough!

  • Rambocombo

    At least Att has toned it down just their small globe on the back. I rarely notice it on my m8 . Sucks Verizon feels the need to brand each popular model with their hideous logos …kind like hazing in a bad frat

  • grumpyfuzz

    So the leaks about with the bottom bezel being a different material were wrong?

  • Josh P.

    Well, Its not as bad as the note 2. But neither the S4 or the Note 3 on VZW have front carrier branding so samsung has one thing going for it.

    • K

      I guess Verizon only does the front logo thing to OEMs they hate (Nokia included). Last year’s lineup from Moto had no logo on the screen and same goes for the M7/M8.

  • Bionicman

    ugh i thought the verizon logo on the note 2 home button was bad. this is probably worse

    • mcdonsco

      No, really…no…no logo placement was, ever has been, or ever will be as bad as what Verizon did to the note 2.

      • Bionicman

        just the fact that it was easier to cover the button with a 10 dollar sticker makes this worse hehe. i think we can all agree they both suck

  • jvader2012

    why is branding bad, does it mess the frequencies or give you syphillis. Its just letters. didnt know it was kryponite

    • The Narrator

      As stated in the article “It really throws off the overall clean look of the frontside.”

      • grumpyfuzz

        can’t unsee that lg logo though, lol…

        • The Narrator

          That’s nothing lol

        • That’s different though, LG made the phone not Verizon. I personally don’t think phone companies should throw their logo on anything. It’s nothing but free advertising at your expense

          • grumpyfuzz

            I know it’s lg’s phone, and I agree with you about carriers putting their logos. LG definitely is allowed to put the logo on the front. Since it’s still a logo on the front, you see it as much as you see the Verizon logo, which was my point.

    • Would you want a big Ackermann Toyota Logo on the side of your brand new car. Well this is sorta the same. I wouldn’t want Verizon advertising their logo all over my phone. It’s ugly and ruins the cleanliness of the device.

      • jvader2012

        I dont really care. Just get a developer edition or google edition. Plus i put on cases over my phones. Man there is a lot hate just becuase of letters and symbols. WOW not trying to upset anybody but come on. I would love to put JVADER 2012 on my phone and brand it.

    • j

      Only subsidized phone should have the branding. If I purchase full retail for use on Verizon, it should be clean IMO.

      • ki11ak3nn

        That’s true. But how many people are going to buy full retail. I’m not rolling in dough like that. Even if I sell my old phone. I’ll probably only get like maybe $250 for my G2. So I still gotta come up with another $450 for whatever new phone I get. That’s not everyone’s situation. But I totally agree with you though. I just don’t think companies can swing that.

  • Damian

    Well if the backs are swappable, there’s one way to get rid of the one on the rear.

    • cadtek91

      I doubt they will be, especially if it’s a metal design.

    • j

      you’d think this would be true, but frequently not. For example, GNex extended backplates were not swappable between carriers.

      • Damian

        Times have changed my friend, swappable back plates are the future.

        • Ray

          exactly i have 5 different battery covers for my S4 all can be had for under $10

  • Brandon Nicholson

    Same buttons! Thank God!

  • The Narrator
    • rals

      Did you honestly think they wouldn’t do this?

      • The Narrator

        Not the front one again, no I didn’t. I figured they would have learned their lesson.

        • James

          Verizon “learned their lesson” about bad branding? When exactly was that?

          • The Narrator

            Note 3.

  • Guest

    Exactly the same as the G2. I can handle it.

    • K

      It can be handled…but not ideal. I thought LG now had more leverage but I guess Verizon is still able to push them around.

      • Tyler James Edward Hills

        I don’t look at it that way. I doubt LG see’s a logo as “being pushed around”. Because how many people would look at it and say “damn that’s the perfect phone for me but I’m gonna pass because of the logo”? I’m sure there’s a couple but they’re vastly in the minority.

        • ki11ak3nn

          Yeah I have no problem with logos. I’m also on T-Mobile now. But when I was on Verizon it didn’t bother me that much. But looking at phones like the G3 and Galaxy Note 2. Those are some sexy looking devices and it just diminishes the look with all these “tramp stamps”. Verizon just needs to cool it.

        • Bill

          Sure, it might not affect everyone. But what I can’t understand is this – does the benefit of unsightly front branding really outweigh the sales that ARE lost because of it, plus the overall build up of negative reactions from intrusive advertising messing up good design?

          This arrangement benefits Verizon. But clearly Apple thinks it hurts the manufacturers in the long run, and I agree. Why don’t LG and others fight harder for their interests?

          • Tyler James Edward Hills

            Looking at it from the same perspective, does fighting for a measly logo or two really outweigh the money they’d make by having the phone on VZW? VZW sucks. We know this. We also know they’re exactly the type of company to not carry a phone if the manufacturer doesn’t play ball. A logo here or there is a small price to pay for the most popular network to carry your phone. Some would look at it as caving to them, but I see it as a tiny, insignificant addition that 95% of the consumers don’t care about one way or the other

    • Vanja Dolas

      I know that people have used solvents to get rid of unwanted logo’s before. I wonder if that would work here too…

      • Cory S

        It’s more than likely under the glass.