1. 67srbell's Avatar
    Just got device and wondering...

    May go back to Samsung S4, Galaxy Mega...
    Or wait for Note 3...

    Each one has its own perks, but none are perfect...

    Sent from my LG-D800 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-23-2013 04:51 PM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    Exactly what I was thinking, not sure how much the software buttons take up. I'd say there's about 5 of usable screen but for watching videos and looking at pictures the buttons go away
    09-23-2013 04:59 PM
  3. 67srbell's Avatar
    They don't go away while on the net, though

    Sent from my LG-D800 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-23-2013 05:23 PM
  4. kkel19's Avatar
    rooted mine and use autohide keys..neverlooked back. its a 5.2 to me now!
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    09-23-2013 05:38 PM
  5. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I just kinda think of it as a 5" usable display. Its still nice and big.

    from my Sony XTZ
    09-23-2013 05:44 PM
  6. 67srbell's Avatar
    I just kinda think of it as a 5" usable display. Its still nice and big.

    from my Sony XTZ
    Compared to an S4 which has a full 5 inch screen, the G2's is smaller when accounting for the softkeys

    Sent from my LG-D800 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-23-2013 06:26 PM
  7. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Really? It can't be by much. Besides, I've heard that the G2's screen is just as good, if not better, than the HTC One's which means it leaves my S4's in the dust.

    from my Sony XTZ
    09-23-2013 06:38 PM
  8. lee_michael_f92's Avatar
    Yes because its still 5.2 inches of digitizer? Lol just saying.

    Sent from where the wild things are.
    09-23-2013 06:45 PM
  9. KayIslandDrunk's Avatar
    Yes. Otherwise you'd need to discount the notification bar as well (for all phones)

    Sent from my LG G2 using Tapatalk 4.
    moosc likes this.
    09-23-2013 06:57 PM
  10. JayWill's Avatar
    Well there are options for those willing to root and make some changes to their device, such as the Autohide Softkeys App mentioned above, or this nifty little mod someone recently whipped up ... [MOD] Smaller navigation bar [AT&T-only] - xda-developers

    If not, to each their own. I'm perfectly happy with the screen size and soft keys and don't feel cheated at all.
    09-23-2013 07:24 PM
  11. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Manufacturers will always market what they believe to be the true screen size. It's subjective and that's their take on how they feel the device should be marketed as. It's a good think options are available to make the on screen keys go away.

    Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk 2
    09-23-2013 10:12 PM
  12. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Manufacturers will always market what they believe to be the true screen size. It's subjective and that's their take on how they feel the device should be marketed as. It's a good think options are available to make the on screen keys go away.

    Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk 2
    Yes indeed so you can actually have ALL of the gorgeous screen.
    09-24-2013 03:43 AM
  13. DestinedtoGame's Avatar
    The keys go away with full size screen YouTube and Games... not sure when else this would be an issue.
    KayIslandDrunk likes this.
    09-24-2013 08:21 PM
  14. elvis692's Avatar
    I use ADW launcher and just choose no app dock. I have to double tap the notification bar to turn the screen off but it becomes second nature pretty fast.
    09-24-2013 11:51 PM
  15. LegacyEvoAce's Avatar
    The keys go away with full size screen YouTube and Games... not sure when else this would be an issue.
    What games are you talking about? All the videos online with G2 gaming = keys taking up space on the screen.
    09-25-2013 02:23 AM
  16. bova80's Avatar
    root your device then you can have small home keys, that's what I did.
    09-25-2013 06:38 AM
  17. DestinedtoGame's Avatar
    What games are you talking about? All the videos online with G2 gaming = keys taking up space on the screen.
    I Need a Hero, Rainbow Unicorn Attack 2, Reaper, etc
    09-25-2013 05:36 PM

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