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  1. billbrobaggins's Avatar
    Does anyone have experience with the HTC One M8 and the LG G3? I recently purchased an M8 through verizon. I have 30 days (business account) to return the device under their "worry free guarantee" program. Clearly the devices are very different in design approach. I am very familiar with hardware differences but because I've never spent time with a G3 and wont be able to until July 17th I am wondering what others experiences have been with the operation of the UI. The M8 is extremely fluid and responsive(comparable to the 5s IMO). I had an S5 (for two weeks) and the responsiveness of touchwiz is undoubtedly a couple steps behind sense. I did play around with my friends G2 for awhile and the UI seemed "touchwizy" is this the same experience on the G3, please be honest I know posting on a G3 thread
    07-09-2014 12:06 PM
  2. oldschoolsig's Avatar
    I will be deciding over the next few weeks over m8 or g3,coming from a g2 on AT&T that was a great transition from iPhone. Lag,battery issues and radio weakness would be the only factors that might have me go m8. Anyone with anecdotal on both?

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    07-09-2014 07:13 PM
  3. americasteam's Avatar
    I currently have both. The M8 is much smoother. The G3 does have micro lags. Its not horrible, but it's not silky smooth either.

    Where this thing shines is the screen. The extra pixels and size really make a huge difference. I don't even like picking up and looking at the M8 anymore.

    G3 speaker is plenty loud. Not dual and front firing speakers like the M8, but does the job nicely.

    Just got the G3 today, so have no comment on battery life.

    Signal seems slightly better on the G3.

    Both are great devices and you can't go wrong with either one.

    Just some quick thoughts. As always, YMMV.
    07-09-2014 07:25 PM
  4. oldschoolsig's Avatar
    I currently have both. The M8 is much smoother. The G3 does have micro lags. Its not horrible, but it's not silky smooth either.

    Where this thing shines is the screen. The extra pixels and size really make a huge difference. I don't even like picking up and looking at the M8 anymore.

    G3 speaker is plenty loud. Not dual and front firing speakers like the M8, but does the job nicely.

    Just got the G3 today, so have no comment on battery life.

    Signal seems slightly better on the G3.

    Both are great devices and you can't go wrong with either one.

    Just some quick thoughts. As always, YMMV.
    Lags with nova?

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    07-09-2014 07:31 PM
  5. Duncan1982's Avatar
    I currently have both. The M8 is much smoother. The G3 does have micro lags. Its not horrible, but it's not silky smooth either.

    Where this thing shines is the screen. The extra pixels and size really make a huge difference. I don't even like picking up and looking at the M8 anymore.

    G3 speaker is plenty loud. Not dual and front firing speakers like the M8, but does the job nicely.

    Just got the G3 today, so have no comment on battery life.

    Signal seems slightly better on the G3.

    Both are great devices and you can't go wrong with either one.

    Just some quick thoughts. As always, YMMV.
    I can't comment on the M8 but as for points mentioned on the G3 are accurate.

    I also experience a bit of lag, not jumping in and out of apps, its the app drawer scrolling, its settles after 1 second and it butter smooth.

    I assume updates will cure this, but I did not think the 3gb of ram version would have any issues.

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    07-09-2014 07:37 PM
  6. americasteam's Avatar
    Lags with nova?

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    Yeah, that's what I'm using. Not as much in the launcher, but some stuttering when opening/closing apps and some micro stuttering at times when scrolling. Sometimes it's smooth and others it's not. I'm really picky about smooth UI, but I think I can live with it with the higher res screen. Its not near as bad as the S5 was on launch.
    07-09-2014 08:44 PM
  7. aldo82's Avatar
    I used a g3 for 4 days in the UK. Returned it due to poor signal and changed for a HTC one m8. In my experience coming from a nexus 5, the m8 ui is so much more fluid and speedy and feels like stock android plus useful enhancements. Sadly I found the g3 to be laggy and overall slower in use (opening apps etc than my nexus 5) which was disappointing when it was supposed to be an upgrade! The ui reminded me of touchwiz from my s3 which wasn't pleasant. It's better of course but quite bloated coming from a nexus. Sense 6 in my opinion is much much better.

    As for the screen, it's nice and was the reason I originally went g3 but it's not stunning and isn't the brightest nor the most contrasty. I actually prefer the screen on the m8 now I have it. Better contrast and better brightness. I don't miss the extra pixels. I do miss the size a little but the narrower screen on the m8 is slightly more usable one handed for my size hands despite the larger bezels.

    The g3 also got much warmer in use than the m8 does!

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    07-10-2014 03:14 AM
  8. cnotes2019's Avatar
    I used a g3 for 4 days in the UK. Returned it due to poor signal and changed for a HTC one m8. In my experience coming from a nexus 5, the m8 ui is so much more fluid and speedy and feels like stock android plus useful enhancements. Sadly I found the g3 to be laggy and overall slower in use (opening apps etc than my nexus 5) which was disappointing when it was supposed to be an upgrade! The ui reminded me of touchwiz from my s3 which wasn't pleasant. It's better of course but quite bloated coming from a nexus. Sense 6 in my opinion is much much better.

    As for the screen, it's nice and was the reason I originally went g3 but it's not stunning and isn't the brightest nor the most contrasty. I actually prefer the screen on the m8 now I have it. Better contrast and better brightness. I don't miss the extra pixels. I do miss the size a little but the narrower screen on the m8 is slightly more usable one handed for my size hands despite the larger bezels.

    The g3 also got much warmer in use than the m8 does!

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    Is the Brightness more of a hardware or software limitation?


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    07-10-2014 05:43 AM
  9. aldo82's Avatar
    Is the Brightness more of a hardware or software limitation?


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    Haven't a clue but I think there are reports of it limiting brightness when it gets too hot so I think it could be related to both. It could probably go brighter but it would get too hot and use topo much power so the software stops it

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    07-10-2014 06:22 AM
  10. billbrobaggins's Avatar
    Which version of the G3 do you have?
    07-10-2014 09:09 AM
  11. mhettrich's Avatar
    Haven't a clue but I think there are reports of it limiting brightness when it gets too hot so I think it could be related to both. It could probably go brighter but it would get too hot and use topo much power so the software stops it

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    I've read in reviews that this was an issue with Korean models. Hopefully it doesn't have an impact on the ones distributed in the US.
    07-10-2014 09:17 AM
  12. billbrobaggins's Avatar
    Well.. just found out that the verizon G3 has a non-removable battery. FAIL.
    07-10-2014 09:45 AM
  13. rahxephon's Avatar
    Well.. just found out that the verizon G3 has a non-removable battery. FAIL.
    Probably going to be another built-in Qi charging exclusive much like the G2, in that case.
    07-10-2014 09:51 AM
  14. dmullins8's Avatar
    Well.. just found out that the verizon G3 has a non-removable battery. FAIL.
    Misprint as someone in another thread pointed out if you download the VZW instructions it clearly shows you how to remove the cover and battery.

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    07-10-2014 10:02 AM
  15. billbrobaggins's Avatar
    thank GOD
    Misprint as someone in another thread pointed out if you download the VZW instructions it clearly shows you how to remove the cover and battery.

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    07-10-2014 10:55 AM
  16. trido#AC's Avatar
    for me camera means alot and under certain bright SUN condition I did not like M8.
    Will be getting G3 friday,I compared some LG G2 photos to me that Lg camera is better than M8 over all.
    07-10-2014 11:53 AM
  17. donm527#IM's Avatar
    Reading XDA forums, people that have enabled ART on the G3 said the phone ran smoother/lag free.

    I currently have both. The M8 is much smoother. The G3 does have micro lags. Its not horrible, but it's not silky smooth either.

    Where this thing shines is the screen. The extra pixels and size really make a huge difference. I don't even like picking up and looking at the M8 anymore.

    G3 speaker is plenty loud. Not dual and front firing speakers like the M8, but does the job nicely.

    Just got the G3 today, so have no comment on battery life.

    Signal seems slightly better on the G3.

    Both are great devices and you can't go wrong with either one.

    Just some quick thoughts. As always, YMMV.
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    07-10-2014 12:38 PM
  18. americasteam's Avatar
    Reading XDA forums, people that have enabled ART on the G3 said the phone ran smoother/lag free.
    I'm running ART. It may have made a slight difference, but nothing major. It is what it is and will be this way until we can start flashing custom software.
    07-10-2014 12:51 PM
  19. scottysize's Avatar
    I don't have the G3 yet, but comparing the two is like comparing oranges to grapefruit. The M8 has a smaller battery, smaller screen, bigger speakers, and I believe a slower processor and less RAM. However, the M8 is the same height and only a little narrower than an M8. Meaning those big speakers take up a lot of room.

    So, what are you trying to accomplish?
    • Bigger display? G3
    • Better Sound? M8
    • Top of the Line for the Manufacturer? Both
    • Faster? Should be the G3
    • Less Bezel? G3



    I had the M8 and sold it to go back to my G2. With that being said, I did pre-order the G3 today.
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    07-10-2014 01:11 PM
  20. billbrobaggins's Avatar
    I don't have the G3 yet, but comparing the two is like comparing oranges to grapefruit. The M8 has a smaller battery, smaller screen, bigger speakers, and I believe a slower processor and less RAM. However, the M8 is the same height and only a little narrower than an M8. Meaning those big speakers take up a lot of room.

    So, what are you trying to accomplish?
    • Bigger display? G3
    • Better Sound? M8
    • Top of the Line for the Manufacturer? Both
    • Faster? Should be the G3
    • Less Bezel? G3



    I had the M8 and sold it to go back to my G2. With that being said, I did pre-order the G3 today.
    Although I will agree that the G3 has better specs my main concern is the UI performance will be lackluster/ "micro" laggy and in turn throw me into an anxiety ridden buyers remorse spiral. I think we can all agree that the UI performance of an Iphone 5s is pretty impressive where as on paper its just like..bro you serious?

    My experience with an M8 has been very comparable to the performance of a 5s and because Verizon is late to the game I can only rely on my fellow androidians (sp?)
    07-10-2014 01:26 PM
  21. scottysize's Avatar
    Although I will agree that the G3 has better specs my main concern is the UI performance will be lackluster/ "micro" laggy and in turn throw me into an anxiety ridden buyers remorse spiral. I think we can all agree that the UI performance of an Iphone 5s is pretty impressive where as on paper its just like..bro you serious?

    My experience with an M8 has been very comparable to the performance of a 5s and because Verizon is late to the game I can only rely on my fellow androidians (sp?)
    If you went from 5s to HTC, you'e already increased screen size and phone size by a massive amount. I had the 5 for a bit. You're right, it's silky smooth as all Apple products are, but the screen size was just too small for me. I didn't have problems with laggy UIs on the M8. I just didn't like the M8 and I found the camera to be extremely subpar for my taste. I do use my camera a lot as a camera. I lot. Each month I take pictures for a report and the M8 pictures have definitely decreased the quality of my report. The G2 increased it back to where it should be. The G3 should be even more improved.

    Wait. Where the heck was I? Oh ya, I doubt very seriously if the G3 will be laggy.
    07-10-2014 01:45 PM
  22. independentvolume's Avatar
    The G3 is laggy, especially compared to the m8.
    07-10-2014 02:28 PM
  23. billbrobaggins's Avatar
    If you went from 5s to HTC, you'e already increased screen size and phone size by a massive amount. I had the 5 for a bit. You're right, it's silky smooth as all Apple products are, but the screen size was just too small for me. I didn't have problems with laggy UIs on the M8. I just didn't like the M8 and I found the camera to be extremely subpar for my taste. I do use my camera a lot as a camera. I lot. Each month I take pictures for a report and the M8 pictures have definitely decreased the quality of my report. The G2 increased it back to where it should be. The G3 should be even more improved.

    Wait. Where the heck was I? Oh ya, I doubt very seriously if the G3 will be laggy.
    Interesting...I'm not a huge fan of the camera, but I do think its a nice shooter. I never had a 5s, but I've played with them quite a bit. For productivity reasons, Laggy UI's make me want to body slam the phone. Either way i'm out to get honest opinions on the smoothness of the G3, maybe I should make the trip to ATT and hog the phone for a half hour or so.
    07-10-2014 02:29 PM
  24. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Interesting...I'm not a huge fan of the camera, but I do think its a nice shooter. I never had a 5s, but I've played with them quite a bit. For productivity reasons, Laggy UI's make me want to body slam the phone. Either way i'm out to get honest opinions on the smoothness of the G3, maybe I should make the trip to ATT and hog the phone for a half hour or so.
    The Lag I have experienced is just when entering the app drawer, this only lasts for a split second then settles and is smooth :-)

    There will be software updates to which I'm sure that will iron out any imperfections :-)

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    07-10-2014 02:54 PM
  25. donm527#IM's Avatar
    And I'm guessing you have the AT&T version correct with the 3gb of RAM?

    I'm running ART. It may have made a slight difference, but nothing major. It is what it is and will be this way until we can start flashing custom software.
    07-10-2014 09:38 PM
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