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    Default M8 to G3 to M8

    Call me crazy, Lol, my wife does. So I've had the m8 and g2 since release,been switching back and forth, that wasn't good enough, I had to go pick up the g3. Surprisingly I didn't really care for it. Screen was nice, sound wasn't too bad, nothing like the HTC. Maybe its me, but I found the g3 to lag a bit, opening apps, and pages. It also seems like the m8 is quicker, I don't get it. I believe the g3 will be sold on ebay and I will continue to keep using the m8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darryjr View Post
    Call me crazy, Lol, my wife does. So I've had the m8 and g2 since release,been switching back and forth, that wasn't good enough, I had to go pick up the g3. Surprisingly I didn't really care for it. Screen was nice, sound wasn't too bad, nothing like the HTC. Maybe its me, but I found the g3 to lag a bit, opening apps, and pages. It also seems like the m8 is quicker, I don't get it. I believe the g3 will be sold on ebay and I will continue to keep using the m8.
    I've been thinking about picking up the G3 but after reading some reviews, I'm going to hold off a bit and see how it pans out.

    And no worries - I'm crazy too. He who dies with the most toys wins!
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    Your not crazy! I just left the ATT store and demoed both units. In the end I ended up getting the M8 it is just more fluid and I really like sense 6. The G3 was a nice nice phone but I just preferred the weight build quality and how the M8 felt in my hand...not to mention it is REALLY fast.
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    Both nice phones so it's a win win

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    I'm interested in checking out the G3 when it's released here. Wasn't a fan of the G2 at all (somewhat laggy, not 'instantaneous' as the HTC is) and the UI was really ugly, I'd have to go with a custom launcher over it.

    Seems like the G3 has improved a lot on the G2, so I'll compare it to the One. If I like it, I'll get it, but it'll have to be quite good for me to get rid of the One. Sense 6 UI, phone build, speakers, camera etc will be hard to give up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Can Be Your Hero View Post
    I'm interested in checking out the G3 when it's released here. Wasn't a fan of the G2 at all (somewhat laggy, not 'instantaneous' as the HTC is) and the UI was really ugly, I'd have to go with a custom launcher over it.

    Seems like the G3 has improved a lot on the G2, so I'll compare it to the One. If I like it, I'll get it, but it'll have to be quite good for me to get rid of the One. Sense 6 UI, phone build, speakers, camera etc will be hard to give up.
    Totally understand. I've had the Diamond, Hero, Evo, Evo 4g (x2) and the One (x3). Every replacement was due to speaker failure but overall I really like HTC.

    I simply wanted to try something new and so far the G3 is really impressive

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    I returned my G3 yesterday and purchased an M8. I had quite a bit of lag on my device along with an unresponsive screen. Something was def. wrong with the device I had but decided against the G3. Very happy with the M8!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffejjj View Post
    I simply wanted to try something new and so far the G3 is really impressive
    I have no doubt it is. All high-end phones are impressive in their own ways. However over the years I've gotten less patient with phones, so I don't bother rooting/flashing stuff to it, I just want it to work out of the box and provide an excellent user experience in every facet of the phone. If I have to root the phone or put a custom UI on it, then the phone has already failed.

    The HTC One is the phone that comes closest to being the best in every aspect in my opinion. Design, build, speakers, screen, UI, speed etc are all best-in-class. I like the Sense 6 UI more than stock Android KitKat and I've yet to use a phone that's faster in operation. Even the 3gb Ram Xperia Z2 I felt had noticeable lag and stutter around the UI.

    The only slight miss-step on the HTC would be the camera, but even then it would only be in certain situations, like big landscape shots where you need large amounts of detail.

    To be honest, the only thing that has me interested in the G3 is the screen. I don't like the look/design of the device, speaker I assume would be some stock speaker other OEM's use, UI may be improved and hopefully scaled back from what the G2 was, I really hope the phone performs faster than the G2 as well. But yeah, if the G3 didn't have the 1440p screen, I doubt I'd check it out.

    The only phones in the future that really interest me is the Nexus 6, if that's going to happen, and the HTC One M9 next year.
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    I picked up an g3 and it had poor signal and was laggy. I returned it for another one thinking to was faulty and that one was exactly the same. The phone was slower at opening apps and less smooth in use than the nexus 5 I was supposed to be upgrading from. Thankfully the network key me return that one too and swap to an m8 and I couldn't be happier. Feels like a proper upgrade from the nexus 5, love the build quality and a big fan of sense 6, maybe even prefer it to stock! Keep looking at the g3 forum and surprised by the positive comments on the phone as I really was disappointed. Suppose it depends what previous phone you are coming from

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldo82 View Post
    I picked up an g3 and it had poor signal and was laggy. I returned it for another one thinking to was faulty and that one was exactly the same. The phone was slower at opening apps and less smooth in use than the nexus 5 I was supposed to be upgrading from. Thankfully the network key me return that one too and swap to an m8 and I couldn't be happier. Feels like a proper upgrade from the nexus 5, love the build quality and a big fan of sense 6, maybe even prefer it to stock! Keep looking at the g3 forum and surprised by the positive comments on the phone as I really was disappointed. Suppose it depends what previous phone you are coming from

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    I always see in Samsung/Sony/LG forums people saying 'no lag', yet when I use the devices (Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, G2), I always notice sutter and hiccups on the home screens, opening app launcher, opening apps etc. Samsung devices are the worst offenders. Not sure if Samsung posters actually believe their phones have no lag or if they're just covering up for their device of choice.

    These phones just are not as fast as the HTC One in my experience. Not to say that the One doesn't ever stutter, it does in very rare occurrences, but side by side comparison of swiping through screens, going in and out of apps etc I haven't used an Android phone that's as fast or faster than the One. Not yet anyway.

    I don't doubt that the G3 is a great device, but I'm always skeptical of user comments for people who just got the phone and proclaim 'no lag'.

    Hell, the Galaxy line of phones have had 'no lag' since the original.....yeah right.
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    I do wonder whether the 16 gb model g3 with 2 gb ram suffers more problems. Probably the bloat in the lg software means it needs the extra ram of the 3gb version. I was in the uk and we can only get the 2gb model whereas all the reviews and those people getting them in the states are for the 3gb model. Funny how KitKat was deigned to run on low spec and low ram phones yet these bloated os versions from some of the manufacturers require the complete opposite!

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    Add me to the list. M8 to g3 to m8

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    I went and fondled a G3 at the AT&T store. After reading the reviews / impressions here I was expecting not to like it. It was better than I expected. I have to agree it was not as snappy or fluid as the M8. M8 still wins.

    While I was checking out LG's flagship the woman next to me was trying, with the help of the AT&T associate, to get the 4S or the 5S. I fought temptation to interrupt.
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    I'm on the Note 3... Had the M8 for a little.. Like how the G3 sounds but also want the Moto X+1 that is supposed to be coming out.. Or the Note 4...ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    I'm on the Note 3... Had the M8 for a little.. Like how the G3 sounds but also want the Moto X+1 that is supposed to be coming out.. Or the Note 4...ugh.

    I want toys .

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    I find that's my biggest issue with Android. I LOVE stock, which is why I'm on a Nexus 5 right now. But I also love many things that the other phones have to offer, like the G3, S5, M8, and I want to see the new Moto. Sometimes it's overwhelming! I'm not independently wealthy, so it's kind of difficult jumping from toy to toy all the time! I keep telling myself to just wait on Google and not touch anything else, but all of these shiny new things are tempting...
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    Stock Android for me. N4, N5, N7 (both 2012 and 2013) and the only other skin I have tried is Moto X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Can Be Your Hero View Post
    I have no doubt it is. All high-end phones are impressive in their own ways. However over the years I've gotten less patient with phones, so I don't bother rooting/flashing stuff to it, I just want it to work out of the box and provide an excellent user experience in every facet of the phone. If I have to root the phone or put a custom UI on it, then the phone has already failed.

    The HTC One is the phone that comes closest to being the best in every aspect in my opinion. Design, build, speakers, screen, UI, speed etc are all best-in-class. I like the Sense 6 UI more than stock Android KitKat and I've yet to use a phone that's faster in operation. Even the 3gb Ram Xperia Z2 I felt had noticeable lag and stutter around the UI.

    The only slight miss-step on the HTC would be the camera, but even then it would only be in certain situations, like big landscape shots where you need large amounts of detail.

    To be honest, the only thing that has me interested in the G3 is the screen. I don't like the look/design of the device, speaker I assume would be some stock speaker other OEM's use, UI may be improved and hopefully scaled back from what the G2 was, I really hope the phone performs faster than the G2 as well. But yeah, if the G3 didn't have the 1440p screen, I doubt I'd check it out.

    The only phones in the future that really interest me is the Nexus 6, if that's going to happen, and the HTC One M9 next year.
    Pretty much verbatim of my thoughts. Except for the Nexus 6 part. I'm all about the M8, M9, and possibly whatever Moto drops.
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    The M8 is not lag free, the N5 is not lag free, nothing Sammy is lag free (but some of their cheap dualcores are less laggy than their flagship quads), my Flex is not lag free....

    I find the G3's interface more sensible than the M8 and the OEM gestures are more reliable, but the battery life is not good enough and it easily warms up. High pixel count slows down browsing and reading, but photos are very sharp.

    Waiting for a Flex 2......

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