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    Default LG G3 First Day Impressions

    Just got the 32gb/3gb HK (Asia) unlocked version today. Just for reference I came from nexus 5 so my thoughts will be in comparison to n5.

    -screen is def nice when content is 2k (ie there promo video they include in device) but when playing YouTube where content is 720p, it doesn't look as good as a 1080p device playing it prob due to downscaling so much

    -battery life is obv better than n5. First day usage I got 4.5 hour screen on time with around medium usage. Obviously I didn't expect amazing sot with 2k screen so I think around 4.5 hr sot is pretty good for my daily usage

    -I feel that the screen over sharpens a lot of the time. Not deal breaker but never encountered this on n5.

    -I do feel there is a slight slight lag at times compared to fluid n5 experience. But it does not really affect experience as its hard to notice.

    -camera is pretty good, not rly an enthusiast so plenty enough for me. Fast focusing etc

    -screen brightness is a little wonky. Anything less than like 50 brightness looks a little dim but once you go above, its like any other smartphone out there in terms of brightness.

    If anyone else have any comments on their first impression or want to ask me anything, feel free.

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    Nice input.
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    Thank you so much for your first impressions. This is what have needed for a long time....user observations rather than reviewer ones, valuable though the latter are.

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    picked mine up today no 3gb for us brits
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    Quote Originally Posted by pesser View Post
    picked mine up today no 3gb for us brits
    Well? Well? Well? What do you think of it? And by IT of course I mean the display.

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    first thing i did was transfer over was the desolation of smaug 720p BRRip x264.ACC 3.7GB. smoooooth as a babies bottom !

    no sutter at all and very impressed witht the audio as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by pillowcase View Post
    -I feel that the screen over sharpens a lot of the time. Not deal breaker but never encountered this on n5.
    Thanks for the impressions! Would you care to elaborate on the over-sharpening issues? I'd love to know in which circumstances it is most bothersome.

    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pesser View Post
    picked mine up today no 3gb for us brits
    I know you won't have the other to compare it to but let us know about the 2GB version and how it does.
    Thanks.

    Mav.

    I am polymerized tree sap and you are an inorganic adhesive, so whatever verbal projectile you launch in my direction is reflected off me, returns on its original trajectory and adheres to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VW Maverick View Post
    I know you won't have the other to compare it to but let us know about the 2GB version and how it does.
    Thanks.

    Mav.
    The British Isles are only small, you know. 2/16gb are QUITE enough for us. (So small in fact, that an Australian visitor who slipped on a cliff edge said that he "fell off England".)
    But like rahxephon I wonder about that screen sharpening. Hopefully it could be removed with a future update if troublesome.

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    How much movie watching or game playing does it take before getting warm???
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    Quote Originally Posted by rahxephon View Post
    Thanks for the impressions! Would you care to elaborate on the over-sharpening issues? I'd love to know in which circumstances it is most bothersome.

    Thank you!
    Basically the letters on phone look very sharp compared to normal. Looks extremely obvious to me but not a big deal.

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    Let's see some screenshots!!!!

    Mav.

    Sent from my Sprint Tri-Band LG G2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erwaso View Post
    How much movie watching or game playing does it take before getting warm???
    Didn't really overheat when playing movie as I was in an AC environment so it was cool enough but did a little warm up a little when outdoor but still in line with other phones as most screens typically do regardless of resolution.

    As I was playing a game that required my hands to constantly be on phone, it did heat up a little due to body heat but not anything dramatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VW Maverick View Post
    Let's see some screenshots!!!!

    Mav.

    Sent from my Sprint Tri-Band LG G2.
    Don't know if you can see it from screenshot but on screen the sharpening is more noticeable

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    Where can I buy one that will work on AT&T 4G LTE?
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    How is the data reception for where you are? Is it better than the nexus 5 and does it work well in lower reception areas like inside some buildings, etc.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdsubball23 View Post
    How is the data reception for where you are? Is it better than the nexus 5 and does it work well in lower reception areas like inside some buildings, etc.?
    Not sure if my opinion is relevant unless you live near me too. Reception and indoor reception aren't any different to me compared to nexus 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pillowcase View Post
    Don't know if you can see it from screenshot but on screen the sharpening is more noticeable

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    Silly question but, how do I screenshot?
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    Volume down + power button normally I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by pillowcase View Post
    Don't know if you can see it from screenshot but on screen the sharpening is more noticeable

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    Weird, the labels almost look like dot Matrix

    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by pillowcase View Post
    Just got the 32gb/3gb HK (Asia) unlocked version today. Just for reference I came from nexus 5 so my thoughts will be in comparison to n5.

    -screen is def nice when content is 2k (ie there promo video they include in device) but when playing YouTube where content is 720p, it doesn't look as good as a 1080p device playing it prob due to downscaling so much

    -battery life is obv better than n5. First day usage I got 4.5 hour screen on time with around medium usage. Obviously I didn't expect amazing sot with 2k screen so I think around 4.5 hr sot is pretty good for my daily usage

    -I feel that the screen over sharpens a lot of the time. Not deal breaker but never encountered this on n5.

    -I do feel there is a slight slight lag at times compared to fluid n5 experience. But it does not really affect experience as its hard to notice.

    -camera is pretty good, not rly an enthusiast so plenty enough for me. Fast focusing etc

    -screen brightness is a little wonky. Anything less than like 50 brightness looks a little dim but once you go above, its like any other smartphone out there in terms of brightness.

    If anyone else have any comments on their first impression or want to ask me anything, feel free.

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    That is upscaling not downscaling. It looks worse because the sharpening mask over contrasts the aliased pixels. Feature collision.

    4.5hrs is liveable, decent even. But I am getting twice that on average so not likely to jump

    Yes it over sharpens. It has to do with the dynamic contrast ratio and the compromises they made in the pixel design to allow enough light through the gaps between all the circuitry. The device tends to sharp up and saturate up.

    Reasonable observation, N5 is easily one of the top most fluid feeling devices.

    Please check for any color blowout when there is a small area that's totally different from the rest.

    My phone's lowest brightness is almost *too* bright sometimes. Daytime visibility seemed fine tho? At high brightness...did black seem kinda grey in a dsrk room? Or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pillowcase View Post
    Don't know if you can see it from screenshot but on screen the sharpening is more noticeable

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    It should show up in screenshots, but the forum butchers images. Please upload to imgur direct from gallery and post a link to the full rez image...? Please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pesser View Post
    first thing i did was transfer over was the desolation of smaug 720p BRRip x264.ACC 3.7GB. smoooooth as a babies bottom !

    no sutter at all and very impressed witht the audio as well
    Thank goodness they have a decent speaker again! Did you notice any scaling artifacts too? Or was it pretty smooth...
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    no stutter at all nice and smooth
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    Relgoshan: What you were saying about the sharpening: do you think that's something that could be addressed in a future update or is it a physical property of the screen that users will have to live with?

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