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Video: LG G3 vs. G2 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. Note 3 vs. Nexus 5 (Updated)

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After running through a quick overview and tour with the LG G3, here at one of the satellite press events, we also took a couple of minutes to compare the size of the device to most of the flagships currently available. We somehow forgot to compare the G3 to the HTC One (M8), but did put it side-by-side with the LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3, and Nexus 5. 

As noted in the overview video, the phone, even with its 5.5-inch display, feels really great in hand. It’s big, that’s for sure, but it is certainly manageable for a big device. You will most definitely have to shimmy the phone in your hand from time-to-time to get up to the notification bar, but that move comes standard with almost every phone these days.

It is slightly bigger than all phones shown, outside of the Note 3 where it is substantially smaller. Compared to the Galaxy S5, G2, and Nexus 5, though, it’s not a giant leap up. If you can handle those phones, I get the feeling that you can handle the G3 as well.

More coming!

Update:  We added a quick comparison of the LG G3 to the HTC One (M8) and the Sony Xperia Z2.

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  • Jeffrey Fazal

    Out of these Smartphones, I like my 1 month old Galaxy S5 which is the best phone I have ever had till date. I like its water and dust resistant body, touch wiz
    finger print scanner, heart rate sensor, and 16MP Camera and 2800mAh battery backup that once fully charged runs throughout the day. Well, it is little
    annoying to remove the flap over charging port in order to charge it but to overcome qi wireless charger is the best alternative. I could say that that I have no regrets of switching from iphone 5S to Galaxy S5.

  • rutgersjaffo

    To be fair, all you need to do is install a launcher of your choosing and make the downswipe gesture on homescreen be your “pull down notification bar” action to eliminate the need to EVER get your thumb to the top of your device. You’re welcome.

  • Scott Capodice

    Just curious vs the Moto X…since the moto x has great in hand feel…

  • RichHomieGuan

    LG is killing it! But my only complaint is the size; much like the M8 it’s just too damn big! (this is just bitching though) Another thing is I really think LG should redesign their logo from now on, either just put the logo on the bottom bezel without the LG or just nothing at all b/c it really looks ridiculous, also the only way to justify that big ass bezel on the bottom is to make it into a fingerprint scanner, y’all got the room, might as well make the best out of it

  • Dave

    Why not on a large screen device, have a menu switch that allows to drag the notification bar sideways if people can’t reach the top? Seems logical….

  • Haroon Dar

    To be honest I’m kinda disappointed they didn’t wait a little longer in order to put an 805 processor that would have worked great with this resolution oh well looks like I’ll stay with my note 3 a little longer till the 4

  • Derrick Jefferson

    I think the black G3 will be my next phone, I hope those Verizon mock ups werent real though, anything written on the georgous display of this phone would be a shame.

    • Big EZ

      I don’t think the Verizon logo looks as bad as the metallic strip that the other models have.

      • Derrick Jefferson

        It does look bad, but I don’t mind that, at least it’s centered.

  • chominggirl

    I can’t believe on it because http://goo.gl/QBaHdV

  • jbdan

    Great comparo I’m pleasantly surprised to see it next to my N5. The G3 barely looks larger and with all that display! I’m pretty pumped

  • Ajmcnicol

    Heres a couple of notes for the people making the same Con comments over and over and over….

    1.Most cell phone companies HATE metal bodies…and with good reason. Scratches easier, wireless charging is much worse as some of the energy transfer is wasted on heating the metal vice charging the battery. Attenuation is worse for cell and wifi signals. More expensive. I actually prefer a plastic shell as its more durable. And if made right…like the G3 shows…doesnt look like ass either.

    2.People need to realize the 805 is NOT for cell phones. The 805 DOESNT come with an integrated radio..phone companies would have to use a separate chip so battery for the 805 is MUCH worse then the 801 if used in phones. Qualcom all but came out saying the 805 is for tablets as its main purpose is to show off the new GPU they developed. The 810 is the next chip meant for cell phones. Until the 810 comes out..the 801 is king for CELL PHONES.

    3. The reason the samsung phones have 3 gig of RAM isnt cause 3 gig is needed for phones. Its cause TOUCHWIZ needs it for all the S apps and touchwiz crap that is constantly running in the background. They need 3 gigs just to run as smooth as other phones that use 2!

    • JeffColorado

      And the irony is…they still don’t run as smooth as phones that have 2 gigs. Maybe they need 4.

    • joejoe5709

      THANK YOU. Droid-Life needs to write an article and quell some of the misinformation out there.

    • Ray

      Dropping Knowledge!

    • pyro74boy .

      Your post has LG fan-Girl written all over it. LOL

      • flosserelli

        Not really. Ajmcnicol makes valid points.

        • pyro74boy .

          Valid points for being a fan-girl yes I would agree LOL

          • Justin W

            Valid points period.

            1. Metal bodies scratch easier, wireless charging is less efficient, offers less in the way of signals for WiFi and cell signals.

            2. The 805, in fact, does not have an integrated radio (and therefore isn’t designed for phones).

            3. TouchWiz blows.

            If anyone here is a fan girl, it’s you, @pyro74boy:disqus

          • pyro74boy .

            WOW calling me a fan-girl is not going to help your case because unlike you I’m a fan of all the manufacturers and don’t go around to all the different posts and make nonsense remarks. Are you The Narrator using one of your fake accounts? LOL ONLY a fan-girl like you is going to cry over the fact that the G3 is under powered and this has even been talked about on the D.L podcast. Have fun playing with the Laggy G3 and having to charge the phone about once an hour because the 801 was not designed to be used with phones running QHD displays. The G3 is going to lag like no tomorrow and the battery life is going to suck. Fail on LG. Sorry to seem like such a fan-boy but people like you bring out the worst in me. LOL

          • The Narrator

            You LOL too much, shut the fuq up

          • pyro74boy .

            Take your own advice and shut up yourself. Your by far the biggest troll on DL and EVERYONE knows it. LOL

          • Guest

            Pretty sure Tim242 is the biggest troll. Unlike Tim242, Narrator actually has some valid points. Also, not sure why you think facts don’t make a difference in this case…

          • pyro74boy .

            The Narrator is the biggest joke of all on D,L and why is it that up until now you are THE ONLY person who defends The Narrator? so please don’t make me laugh.LOL Hows this for a fact I will make up my mind about the G3 when I have a chance to use it and test it for myself? until then what everyone else thinks about it does not matter unless they want to buy me a brand new G3 to test? [NOT COUNTING ON IT. LOL]

          • Justin W

            Hahahahaha his reply is hilarious. I find it funny that he thinks I’m you in disguise. Pretty sure I’ve been around a bit longer than I recall seeing your account.

          • pyro74boy .

            You’re even more hilarious when you can’t even tell the difference between someones opinion and someone hating on something they are not at all the same thing.

            Sorry to have to tell you this but like it or not there is NO SUCH THING as a perfect phone or company. EVERY single one of these phones has there prods and cons regardless of brand or price.

            Really trying to take the The Narrator side in this stupid debate only proves that it might be you The Narrator LOL not that I really care because I don’t LOL

          • Justin W

            Not sure why you think facts don’t make a difference in this case, and I’d like to see your proof on battery life, considering not even MKBHD, who’s had this device longer than pretty much anyone other than LG, hasn’t even made a case for or against it’s battery life.

          • pyro74boy .

            Nice try but you still fail because I NEVER claimed that this was a fact an any way. This has been my opinion all along. I want to use the G3 for myself and test the battery performance of it before I’m willing to put any amount of money on the G3. Why do people like you try to call me out on every single thing I post? I’m not hating on LG or the G3 I just think that going with the 801 was not the best idea on LG.s part. If it turns out that I.m wrong about the battery performance then no one will be more happy about it then me because up until yesterday I was thinking about buying a G3 for myself but after seeing the specs and that it won’t be powered by the 805 could be a deal breaker If my opinion turns out to be true. I have had laggy phones in the past and don’t want to downgrade that’s the only point I have been trying to make from the start. If the G3 still can live up to the hype then I may still buy it for myself. This is not hating on a company it’s called smart buying and you can’t argue this no matter how hard narrow minded people like you try, LOL

          • Solomon Mullins

            *(and therefore aren’t designed for phones)

            But yes, Valid points, mostly.

            @Ajmcnicol:disqus was correct about point #2

    • P Rothwell

      Qualcomm specifically designed the 805 for both tablets anod phones. In fact the developed a new Moulded Embedded Package memory interface that keeps the chip small enough to put in a ohone with a discrete modem. Easily in a phone the size of the G3. The. 805 is not in the G3 because it is nota quite ready. The 805 will be in other phones this summer and the Adreno 420 is 40%more poerful than the 330 in the 801 and it will use 20% less power. The 805 will be a beast. It will be faster than the 810 as well. The 810 will has 64 bit, but it will have to use cortex big/little architecture which is much less efficirnt than the krait 450s in the 805 with adjustable speeds. The g3 needs the 805, but it will still be a couple of months and LG was already late to the party.

      • pyro74boy .

        WOW SOMEONE besides me with common sense. This site lacks people like me and you.LOL Great points and very well said.

        • robin chimera

          Wht phone do u recommend..was tthinking the note…what’s diff of 2 or the rest. Want a good camera…..lg keyboard for games n texting….Wht do u recommend….please ail me at luvinnindy @gmail.com not sure I will find reply if not…thanks

    • superg05

      no integrated radios oh really does qualcomm know that?

      http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/processors/805

      snippet :
      Snapdragon 805 processors specs
      CPU
      28 HPm quad core Krait 450 CPU at up to 2.7 GHz per core

      LP-DDR3 memory for high performance and low latency
      GPU
      Adreno 420 GPU, with up to 40% graphics and compute performance improvement over its predecessor, enables support for advanced console quality gaming and smooth UIs on Ultra HD displays, as well as decreased power consumption for UI and games, allowing more hours of gaming without recharging

      Support for advanced graphic and compute APIs, including OpenGL ES 3.0, DirectX, OpenCL, Renderscript Compute and FlexRender™1
      Power Management
      Energy efficient High Performance for Mobile (HPm) technology

      aSMP dynamic CPU power control for sustained peak performance

      New Quick Charge 2.0 integrated for up to 75% faster battery charging2

      Uses WPR3401A receiver solution capable of providing up to 5 watts to power a device
      DSP
      Hexagon, QDSP6V5A, 600MHz

      Hexagon DSP enables ultra-low power operation for a variety of applications like music playback, enhanced audio and advanced editing applications
      Modem
      Gobi™ True 4G LTE World Mode, supporting LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA, CDMA1x, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA and GSM3

      Allows LTE Category 6 data rates of up to 300 Mbps download

      First to support 40MHz LTE Advanced CA on both LTE TDD and LTE FDD duplexing modes
      USB
      USB 3.0/2.03

      New USB 3.0 for ultra-fast transfers
      Bluetooth
      BT4.0 + Integrated digital core
      WiFi
      802.11ac3 Wi-Fi for peak Wi-Fi performance + Integrated digital core3
      GPS
      IZat GNSS location technology combines multiple location services into a single high performance navigation system for auto and pedestrian applications
      Video
      Enables a truly end-to-end Ultra HD (4K) solution, making movie theater-quality resolution available to smartphone and tablet users

      4K playback with H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC)

      4K capture with H.264 (AVC)
      Camera
      Up to 55 Megapixel, stereoscopic 3D

      The world’s first mobile 1GPixel/s (Giga-pixel per second) ISP (image signal processor) packs a large increase in ISP and CPP (camera postprocessor) speed and throughput, designed to enable users to take sharper, higher resolution photos with advanced post-processing features for low light conditions

      Dual Image Signal Processors for Snapdragon Camera support simultaneous camera/video, ultrafast 640 Megapixel/second capture speeds and computational camera
      Display
      Ultra HD on-device display concurrent with Ultra HD output to HDTV

      1080p and 4K external displays
      Process Technology
      28nm HPm

  • JeffColorado

    This is the first Android flagship so far that might actually be better than the nexus 5.

  • jim

    sticking with my Note 3

  • Cathrine Jhones

    G3 is a little to big for my tastes, personally the Nexus 5 is the perfect size for a high-end smartphone IMO. If they made a 5″ Google Play version of the G3, with the same specs it would be an instant buy for me http://goo.gl/QVImks

  • Chippah

    I was going to ask if the back still felt greasy, But I dont care any more, as i found out the hardway
    with my G2. 2 foot corner drop= POOF dead digitzer. and run a Incipio dual..

    And Im a RAW DOG type of guy,, I hate wearing protection..

    • joejoe5709

      Not to jinx myself, but all four corners of my Incipio Feather are damaged and I don’t have this problem. My wife CONSTANTLY drops her G2 with an Incipio Dual Pro and no issues there either. Might have been your particular phone or what it landed on.

  • pyro74boy .

    The performance of the battery is going to suck with the 801 CPU . LG had a chance to take my money but not likely because it lacks the 805. LG failed at getting my money. LOL It’s to bad because I had such high hopes for this phone. Now let the fan-girls cry over the fact that my opinion is not the same as there stupid bias opinions. LOL Fan-punks of all types suck. Yes I’m talking to you and all of your fake accounts The Narrator. LOL

    • scotch1337

      Why create conflict? They have their opinion and you have yours.

      • pyro74boy .

        Because they act like LG is god or something. There is no such thing as the perfect phone.

        • JeffColorado

          This one comes closer than any other so far.

          • pyro74boy .

            The key word is so far, LOL outside of the camera I might agree with you. I will be the first to admit that I was wrong if the performance on the G3 is better but I really think that LG made a mistake buy not having the 805 CPU on the G3. But I will make up my mind after I use the G3. I think the Note 4 is going to be champ once again this year or at the very least one of the ones to beat this year.

    • Ajmcnicol

      You do realize the 805 DOESNT come with an integrated radio..they have to use a seperate chip so battery for the 805 is MUCH worse then the 801. Qualcom even came out saying the 805 is for tablets as its main purpose is to show off the new GPU they developed. The 810 is the next chip meant for cell phones.

      • pyro74boy .

        Sounds to me like your making stupid dumb excuses for LG. LOL The battery performance of the G3 is going to suck in my opinion. I have even read that the 805 is made to handle QHD so keep on crying. LOL

        • Paul Hansen

          The 805 isn’t meant for cellular devices… With no on-board radio you’re going to get life like the HTC Thunderbolt. That lesson was learned quickly.

          • pyro74boy .

            Keep on crying LOL These sound like fan-boy excuses because the 805 is meant to power QHD displays the 801 is not.

    • joejoe5709

      Cool story, bro. How’s the frat house treating you?

      • pyro74boy .

        Hey look if I’m wrong about the G3 being under powered I will be the first to admit it because The G3 is going to be an amazing device. I just think LG made a big mistake by not including the 805 but only time will tell for sure

    • Rick Lashes

      Wasnt it already said that the 805 doesnt have the radios so those would have to be then added additionally thus making the 805 chip for tablets and not cell phones? And that the 810 is going to be the next cell phone chip – until then its the 801 for all?

  • Josh Shaw

    Maybe One Plus thought they were making the LG G3…

  • joejoe5709

    OK that’s not bad. Of course in a perfect world I’d rather something closer to the G2’s size. But for that large of a screen, I think I could handle it. I already have to shimmy on my G2 so why not shimmy a little extra. It’s not a whole lot bigger than the S5 with an incredible screen. Not bad LG, not bad.

  • Sandi Camargo

    Is it worth upgrading from Galaxy S4 to S5?

    • wizardx

      Wait for the s6 or note 4 but if u can’t wait then yes the s5 is a very good phone

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

        Not as good as the G3.

        • Josh

          I read that as GN3 man these names are getting too close.

    • JeffColorado

      It is more worth it to upgrade from the S4 to the G2 or G3 or Nexus 5.

  • Alexander Anteneh

    Erica Griffin in the background i believe

  • David Foggia

    HTC M8 is the best phone on the market.

    • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 MrFrodo24

      How so?

    • joejoe5709

      Really? Because I think it’s among the worst. I’d take a Moto X over an M8.

      • BreakingCustoms

        i completely agree, QC is terrible, i’ve replace 4 of them due to screen issues with light leakage, scratches on the body, black spots on the display…i gave up trying and i have one that has a black shadow across the bottom of the screen. definitely not going back to HTC

        • joejoe5709

          Yikes. I was talking primarily about how I’m not fond of the camera, the bezels, and the software. But that’s pretty bad too…

    • pyro74boy .

      Try telling yourself this when your taking pictures on your M8 LOL

      • David Foggia

        I will. The ultra pixel camera is so….me

      • JeffColorado

        Ultrapixel is officially the most overrated tech of 2013…what a disappointment. It is awesome if you like washed out pictures though.

        • ShockWave

          Yeah sadly, the idiots had to sabotage a great phone, the Nexus 5 here is much better in that comparison.

      • yeah…LOL.

        Since most of us are not professional photographers and will *never* print an 8×10 (or even a 4×7), the camera is just peachy.

        I bet you’re one of those poor one-handed folks who can’t use a device that might actually require a second occasionally.

        Gotta love the BS excuses some people will come up with (and then rally around) to justify the group-think around here.

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

      Best phone for materials and speakers. Too bad it has a lot of cons that go along with it.

      • joejoe5709

        Materials is stupid because metal shows scratches and dings worse than plastic and most people put a case on the phone anyway. Loud front speakers are incredibly nice, but not at the expense of screen/bezel.

        • ProTip: don’t drop it!

          Then don’t put a case on it.

          It’s metal.

          Not a scratch on mine and I got it on launch-day.

          Man, you people are either clumsy as hell, or just plain accident-prone.

  • ams165

    Note 3 looks like a bag phone next to the G3..
    Helloooooo. Sweetness………

    • B!

      Note 3 = Escalade ESV
      G3 = Suburban (maybe Denali)

      • joejoe5709

        Note 3 = Mercedes S Class
        LG G3 = E63 AMG

        • B!

          Agree.

  • mcdonsco

    Verizon sign up for launch info is live:

    http://www.verizonwireless.com/vzw/landingpages/opt-in/lg-g3/

    And as we already knew; but we’re hoping was wrong…BIG OL’ Verizon tramp stamp on the front.

  • dannyWHITE

    Those bezels on dat S5 tho…..

    • EdubE24

      I think the S4 looks great. How did they manage to mess it up so bad on the S5?

      • Noper

        That’s what happens when you cram too many gimmicks into a phone.

        • gintoddic

          But a heart rate monitor is, cool! /s
          I love how some guy argued with me on here that it’s a great feature.

      • PoisonApple31

        That’s what happens when you add unnecessary water and dust resistance to a device.

        • Bob

          Water resistance is unnecessary? We will remember that when you drop your phone in water and as far as dust goes not everyone has an office job

          • PoisonApple31

            I find it rather stupid considering there is a S5 Active which has the water/dust resistance as well. I do not like the S2 bezel size on the S5.

    • New_Guy

      Yeah… The G3’s display just pooped all over it :/

  • Ahku Droid

    Great…yet another purse phone. I’m a guy…I don’t carry a purse.

    These things are too big flopping around in your shorts when you go for a jog.

    • turdbogls

      uhhhh…get an arm band?
      I use my Moto G (substantially smaller than any flagship these days) as my work out phone…and there is just no way I can run with it in my pocket…just too awkward. thsi wouldn’t be any different…it’ll go on my arm

      • Ahku Droid

        Armbands can get cumbersome when at the gym or on 2+ hour bike rides as well. A 5.5″ G3 will be like having a large 3000 mAh wing on your bicep. My OG RAZR MAXX is fine for a workout with basketball shorts on.

        The 4.7″ Moto X with no capacitive keys is the perfect size, but even its successor is going to be beefier.

        • Ajmcnicol

          or you can both get LGs, or samsungs new arm band monitors that also act as music control devices.

        • turdbogls

          different strokes i guess. b-ball shorts at the Gym is fine for me, but if I am doing any sort of high energy movement (like biking or running) I find the arm band is the only way to go….I always feel like my phone is falling out of my pocket without it on.

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

      Even a flip phone is not comfortable to have in your pocket while you jog.

      • Ahku Droid

        At least it won’t fall out of your pocket after a couple strides. I have an now old RAZR MAXX and am looking to replace it. The Moto X is a great size, but too old now. The rumored 5.1″ screen of it’s pending replacement worries me.

    • flosserelli

      I am used to big things flopping around in my shorts, so no big deal.

  • droidify

    I wonder what Samsung thinks when they see the pic of the S5 and all its jizz colored glory beside that sexy G3 beast?

    • Mike Aurin

      Classy.

      • OF

        That truth tho…

    • crazed_z06

      They probably think, “We’re gonna sell a bajilllion of these things”

      .. and they’re right.

      • droidify

        Yeah and they also replaced their head of design due to the terrible response they got with dem bezels and all that shimmer. But you’re right. People buy marketing and Samsung has won that battle.

      • joejoe5709

        Samsung will sell a bajillion phones the same way Toyota sells a bajillion Camrys. It may not the best or the flashiest, but it’s familiar. That said, I think LG made a big move throwing a giant screen into the same size phone and including things like an SD Card slot and removable battery. There’s not a lot left for the Samsung faithful to wave their flag. IF LG can back up with some serious marketing, the public will also take notice.

      • Dave

        Mr. Krabs would be proud….

    • Dave

      It’s probably hard for them to think when they’re drowning in money.

  • mcdonsco

    US / Verizon availability!?!?!?!?

    And price?

  • John Simonelli

    Wow, the GS5 looks dated next to the G3… Holy Bezel @ 1:11

    • Mike Aurin

      You’re also talking about a phone that is water/dust resistant next to a phone that isn’t. These things don’t magically happen.

      • Johnny Steele

        I hear there are companies that can do this things to phones as they are. Almost as if by magic. :3

      • OF

        I’m guessing it’s too late to return your S5? :p

      • joejoe5709

        A splash-resistant nano coating similar to Motorola’s would have been nice.

  • B!

    You guys must have small hands. I thought the S4 display was the perfect size before I got the Note 3. It took about a week for me to get used to it but now when I look at my wife’s (S4) compared to my Note 3 I feel like her display is too small. So for me a 5.5 inch display in a smaller frame than the Note 3 might be perfect.

    • joejoe5709

      I hear this a lot. Those who get the Note 3 quickly get used to it and can’t go back to anything smaller.

      • B!

        Yea. One handed operation is challenging depending on what you’re doing but for the most part it’s easy to operate.

        • joejoe5709

          If I can be honest, the G2 is close to perfection, but sometimes difficult to handle one handed anyway. I might as well go full potato this time around. I’m not interested in something quite as massive as a Note 3, but the G3 might be the ticket.

          • B!

            That’s how I did going from the Droid RAZR Maxx to the Note 3. I’ve always had Motos & since I wasn’t impressed with the Droid Maxx I decided to go totally different into the Note 3, color & all.

        • I have TWO hands, it’s great!

          Even easier if you actually have two hands and aren’t shy about using them.

          I’ve never even remotely understood the “Can’t use every feature and function with one hand so it’s pointless” argument I see so often on here. Where did all these one-handed people come from???

          • B!

            That excuse I’ve seen countless times on bgr.com & phonearena.com, both very pro-iPhone sites, though in my store & out & about I see people using iPhones with 2 hands. Weird.

            With me, it varies. I’m a one handed texter, dialer & web browser. When I’m looking at a video, browsing thru my photos or customizing my phone that calls for 2 handed operation.

    • JayTee

      Seems like nobody talks about shape. I think some phones wider than my siii are easier to handle because they aren’t so curved on the back side.

      • B!

        True. I like the more rectangular build of the Note 3 better than the round build of the S3 & S4.

        • Joseph

          Makes it easier to hold, so I’m with you on that!

    • CoreRooted

      I’m used to my Note3 also, but still use my G2 as my daily driver. The Note3 is a great device (sans no root), but the G2 just feels better for some reason. The G3 should be even better feeling than my Note 3 is now.

      • B!

        Yea the smaller build with the 5.5″ display will probably be a perfect fit for those who don’t have Vern Troyer hands.

        • CoreRooted

          That would be me for sure… People are often amazed that I can handle the Note3 in one hand given that I do have small hands.

          • B!

            You’re gonna look like the G3 was made for you then.

          • CoreRooted

            I’m actually really impressed with the G3 so far. The size seems right in line with what I like. The display I’m on the fence. QHD sounds great, but that isn’t the biggest factor for me. The fact that LG actually went back to supporting a removeable battery and SD card slot is impressive. All in all, I’m looking forward to adding it to my collection. :)

          • B!

            Thank you! Finally someone else who wants an SD card slot. Everyone else is ‘Oh use Dropbox or Goople+ or Google Drive’ or whatever cloud storage based app. I have a 32GB SD card with 5800 pics give or take & when I pop it in my phone it loads in 1 second. Those apps would take a few minutes to load the pics onto the phone. I hope LG does the same contest with this phone that they did with the Optimus G Pro & G2. If so, 5 sales before 399 other people & it’s mine (queue sinister villain laugh).

  • droidify

    I can’t believe the verizon leaks are missing the metallic strip on the screen. That is the best part of the design and they are going to remove it. LG has micro testicles.

    • Ray

      I would rather have a matching top and bottom I’m going to have to agree with Verizon on this one

      • Josh

        I love the look of the white one, with the black and white front. It looks different. Like sexy different.

    • Big EZ

      This is actually one of the very few times Verizon has the better looking version. The metallic strip looks horrible. It wouldn’t be so bad if it were on the top and bottom, but it looks better without either.

      • joejoe5709

        Agreed. I actually prefer it. The multi-color front is a little distracting. I like to pretend my G2 is a Nexus with a (mostly) black front. Very classy and professional. The logos bother me, but whatdoyado?

  • IcerC

    This makes the Samsung Galaxy s5 look ancient. Let’s hope LG gains some big market share and gives samsung some competition already.

  • MichaelFranz

    Also it looks liek the Verizon logos can fit in the same place on the G3 from the G2….woof

  • MichaelFranz

    As for the “Metallic Skin” they keep talking about. I have a buddy who does graphic design and does vehicle wraps and all sorts of car vinyl. He has a brushed aluminum vinyl that i swear to look and touch it you wouldn’t even be able to tell the difference on the surface. I wouldn’t be surprised if it is made of something similar to this to give it that look and feel while not actually being metal

  • Detonation

    LOL at the bezels on the S5 compared to the G3

    • LR

      Bottom bezels are the same size (G3 has black bezel at bottom of screen you can see when turned on – which is unfortunate because it highlights that the G3 bezels are not symmetrical). Top bezel o S5 is about 2mm larger. If S5 was black on the top as well you wouldn’t even notice.

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

        Yet LG gets a 5.5″ display to fit while Samsung has a 5.1″ display in virtually the same size phone. You’re argument is invalid.

    • BK

      I want to see it next to a Moto X, just for the size / bezel comparison.

    • Josh

      The LG G3’s bezels are definitely smaller. But the front is also black so it makes the screen look even bigger with no sign of bezels but there are. If the S5 was black and both screens were off you wouldn’t really be able to tell. Just sayng

  • droidify

    Damn. It’s a monster. It is definitely beautiful but its closer to the size of the Note 3 than the G2. Disappointing.

    • Kavin Nguyen

      It’s not much bigger compare to the G2 and it’s a lot than the Note 3. Pause the video @ 0:28 and 1:56

      • droidify

        In the video you’re right. But in the dead-on center pics, you can really see the difference in size.

        • Rick Lashes

          But… What if there are no dead center pics of the g3 vs note 3…?

    • joejoe5709

      Really? Maybe I’m biased but I was delighted to see it’s not too much bigger than the G2 or S5. The Note 3 still looks gigantic compared to it.

    • flosserelli

      Nah. The G3 is definitely closer to the G2 than the Note 3. Watch the video again.

  • Henry C

    G3 is a little to big for my tastes, personally the Nexus 5 is the perfect size for a high-end smartphone IMO. If they made a 5″ Google Play version of the G3, with the same specs it would be an instant buy for me.

  • DanielMena9

    can there be a sony xperia z1 compact equivalent coming from LG for the LG G3?

  • Ray

    I want this phone like yesterday

    • Roger

      The 801 is like yesterday so you could have gotten it.

      • LiterofCola

        you’re an idiot

      • joejoe5709

        That’s like saying I won’t buy a skateboard because I was promised a hoverboard.

      • Ray

        anything available that’s newer don’t worry I will wait??

        • Lou

          A7 has higher performance, any other 801 and most 800s have higher performance (less pixels to drive) and by the time the g3 launches in the US, the 805s will be announced. Need any more?

          • Justin W

            “announced”

            I didn’t see available in that sentence anywhere. At the time of the G3 launch (tomorrow), what device comes with a Snapdragon 805 or the equivalent of other manufacturers? None? I don’t see how it’s outdated if the next generation of tech isn’t even available to consumers yet.

          • ShockWave

            Not true, that’s just speculations also every major Android company released its flagship phone already and the nearest one we should expect is the S6 in 2015.

          • Joseph

            Or the note 4…..remember Samsung has 2 flagship phones each year

          • ShockWave

            Well, I said a flagship phone not a flagship phablet, and probably the next Note 4 will be about 6″

  • ASV505

    I was hoping for the same size as the G2. This phone is already borderline tablet.

    • ovi

      It’s the most compact 5.5″ screen phone.

      • hc792

        It’s still a 5.5″ phone, though.

        It’s huge. That was the biggest turn off from the Note series for me.

        • ovi

          Yes, but, you know how it is… at the end of the day the Note series were a success.

    • Chris Choncek

      However, I think the video demonstrates that it may not “feel” that much bigger than the G2. Looking forward to testing it out…

    • joejoe5709

      There’s no way to fit a 5.5″ screen into something the same size as the G2 even with the smallest bezels. A 5.3″ or maaaybe a 5.4″ screen would have fit into the same chassis with smaller bezels. But this is about as compact as it gets for a 5.5″ screen without making the phone too difficult to handle.

    • ShockWave

      So is the S5,M8 and certainly the Z2, I think if you need something just a little bit smaller you can go for the Nexus 5 which is still an amazing flagship, if you want a real flagship in a mini size you can go for the Z1C but I think nowadays the 140ish mm phones are mainstream.