07-16-2014 07:22 PM
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  1. datum9's Avatar
    Mainly comparing it to the LG Optimus G Pro.

    The screen is identical to it except that the back and the home buttons are on the screen, making the screen effectively smaller than G Pro's.

    The resolution seemed marginally sharper but things were tiny. IMO, the ideal resolution for a 5.5" screen is 1080p (HD). The higher resolution of G3 begs for a larger screen, something in the 6" - 6.3" range would be perfect. I am not going to upgrade from a 5.5" screen to another 5.5" screen. I will wait until the same panel comes out in a large phablet.

    The salesperson said the battery from G Pro will not fit in G3. Since there are no aftermarket extended sized battery available for G3 at this time, this is just another deal-breaker as the default 3,000 mAh cell will not last long at all, and I am used to my 9300 mah cell.
    BBSeattle and oyeyemi808 like this.
    07-15-2014 01:42 PM
  2. brewzer's Avatar
    LOL, then don't buy it.
    07-15-2014 01:56 PM
  3. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Always the iPhone, sorry for swearing lol

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-15-2014 01:58 PM
  4. magisternautaque's Avatar
    Mainly comparing it to the LG Optimus G Pro.

    The screen is identical to it except that the back and the home buttons are on the screen, making the screen effectively smaller than G Pro's.

    The resolution seemed marginally sharper but things were tiny. IMO, the ideal resolution for a 5.5" screen is 1080p (HD). The higher resolution of G3 begs for a larger screen, something in the 6" - 6.3" range would be perfect. I am not going to upgrade from a 5.5" screen to another 5.5" screen. I will wait until the same panel comes out in a large phablet.

    The salesperson said the battery from G Pro will not fit in G3. Since there are no aftermarket extended sized battery available for G3 at this time, this is just another deal-breaker as the default 3,000 mAh cell will not last long at all, and I am used to my 9300 mah cell.
    In my opinion, every one of your opinions is wrong.
    07-15-2014 01:59 PM
  5. Topgonzo's Avatar
    Mainly comparing it to the LG Optimus G Pro.

    The screen is identical to it except that the back and the home buttons are on the screen, making the screen effectively smaller than G Pro's.

    The resolution seemed marginally sharper but things were tiny. IMO, the ideal resolution for a 5.5" screen is 1080p (HD). The higher resolution of G3 begs for a larger screen, something in the 6" - 6.3" range would be perfect. I am not going to upgrade from a 5.5" screen to another 5.5" screen. I will wait until the same panel comes out in a large phablet.

    The salesperson said the battery from G Pro will not fit in G3. Since there are no aftermarket extended sized battery available for G3 at this time, this is just another deal-breaker as the default 3,000 mAh cell will not last long at all, and I am used to my 9300 mah cell.
    Funny as hell....Comes to the forum for the G3 and says im not impressed....Well guess what? I am impressed so i bought it...lol just move on then it appears you dont like it..
    scottysize, cizzlen and lynne22 like this.
    07-15-2014 02:02 PM
  6. Cmatt1971's Avatar
    9300 mah cell? Good grief, that's a heck of a battery. Can't imagine ever needing one that big.
    07-15-2014 02:30 PM
  7. FluxTZ's Avatar
    9300 mah cell? Good grief, that's a heck of a battery. Can't imagine ever needing one that big.
    We'll call him a "super user." :-)
    07-15-2014 02:50 PM
  8. ab304945's Avatar
    If you don't like it don't get it. That's the great thing about Android, you have a choice.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-15-2014 02:56 PM
  9. brewzer's Avatar
    9300 mah cell? Good grief, that's a heck of a battery. Can't imagine ever needing one that big.
    We'll call him a "super user." :-)
    Not only that, he must have said battery on the exact day the phone launches. Any time after that and he doesn't want the phone.
    07-15-2014 03:42 PM
  10. The_PLBs's Avatar
    Mainly comparing it to the LG Optimus G Pro.

    The screen is identical to it except that the back and the home buttons are on the screen, making the screen effectively smaller than G Pro's.

    The resolution seemed marginally sharper but things were tiny. IMO, the ideal resolution for a 5.5" screen is 1080p (HD). The higher resolution of G3 begs for a larger screen, something in the 6" - 6.3" range would be perfect. I am not going to upgrade from a 5.5" screen to another 5.5" screen. I will wait until the same panel comes out in a large phablet.

    The salesperson said the battery from G Pro will not fit in G3. Since there are no aftermarket extended sized battery available for G3 at this time, this is just another deal-breaker as the default 3,000 mAh cell will not last long at all, and I am used to my 9300 mah cell.
    That is an excellent in depth review. I am very impressed with the time and effort you put into this. Thanks for sharing.
    Murph5150 and oldrtyfrog like this.
    07-15-2014 03:49 PM
  11. blackguard's Avatar
    Can't say I've ever been impressed with the original or the rebranding of Goldstar electronics. Those of you old enough to remember, Goldstar was the Hyundai Pony of electronics back in the day. You'd buy their stuff at places like Zellers. They changed the name to LG but not much else.
    nj1266 likes this.
    07-15-2014 03:57 PM
  12. spock123's Avatar
    To be fair, it kinda is a bummer if the extra battery isn't available for sale...

    The G3 looks promising to me but I would really want to pick up an extra battery on purchase of the phone
    07-15-2014 04:00 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    To be fair, it kinda is a bummer if the extra battery isn't available for sale...

    The G3 looks promising to me but I would really want to pick up an extra battery on purchase of the phone
    It happens with most phones. The extra batteries aren't available right after release.. Can take a little.

    Also did everyone forget it wasn't supposed to be released till the 17th but just got released early? .

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    07-15-2014 04:01 PM
  14. xocomaox's Avatar
    150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4 mm optimus g pro
    146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm g3

    Same size screen, but in a better package all around.
    bongaroo likes this.
    07-15-2014 04:07 PM
  15. quailallstar's Avatar
    I agree with you. Coming from a current Optimus G Pro owner (well, just sold it on Swappa) I too was not impressed enough to justify the upgrade. The G3 is a great phone but the "advantages" aren't enough for ME to get one. The OGP is good enough if you aren't needing the latest and greatest speed-daemon device.
    07-15-2014 04:10 PM
  16. bigkevbosky's Avatar
    The salesperson said the battery from G Pro will not fit in G3. Since there are no aftermarket extended sized battery available for G3 at this time, this is just another deal-breaker as the default 3,000 mAh cell will not last long at all, and I am used to my 9300 mah cell.
    Why would you think the G Pro battery would fit in the G3? That makes no sense. Obviously it wouldn't fit. Can't believe you needed a salesperson to tell you that.

    FYI - the battery from my car won't fit in a G3 either. Just telling you so you don't have to go find a salesperson.....
    07-15-2014 04:34 PM
  17. Murph5150's Avatar
    Oh yeah Ordered on the 10th, will be at my door on the 17th. Done with Samsung.

    Posted via S4 TechNology
    Attached Thumbnails Finally saw G3, not impressed-screenshot_2014-07-15-17-25-55.jpg  
    07-15-2014 05:03 PM
  18. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Oh yeah Ordered on the 10th, will be at my door on the 17th. Done with Samsung.

    Posted via S4 TechNology
    You won't regret your purchase :-)

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-15-2014 05:04 PM
  19. Gator352's Avatar
    To be fair, it kinda is a bummer if the extra battery isn't available for sale...

    The G3 looks promising to me but I would really want to pick up an extra battery on purchase of the phone
    Amazon.com: [2 Battery + Charger] Caseology LG G3 2 X 3000 mAh [Long-Lasting] Spare Replacement Li-ion Battery Combo with Portable USB Port Travel Wall Charger (Non-NFC) + [18-Month Warranty]: Cell Phones & Accessories

    There are aftermarket "spare" batteries for sale. No, they aren't "extended" but spare nonetheless.
    07-15-2014 05:31 PM
  20. aitt's Avatar
    Can't say I've ever been impressed with the original or the rebranding of Goldstar electronics. Those of you old enough to remember, Goldstar was the Hyundai Pony of electronics back in the day. You'd buy their stuff at places like Zellers. They changed the name to LG but not much else.
    So was Samsung...

    Posted via Android Central App
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    07-15-2014 05:35 PM
  21. blackguard's Avatar
    So was Samsung...

    Posted via Android Central App
    True! But Sammy managed to build a better brand. They didn't have to rename to shake off a bad image either. FWIT the only Samsung products I've ever had a good experience with are computer monitors. I don't buy their phones either.
    07-15-2014 05:56 PM
  22. xocomaox's Avatar
    The optimus g pro is a great phone that isn't too old. Hard to justify any minor upgrade like that.
    07-15-2014 07:11 PM
  23. ultravisitor's Avatar
    9300 mah cell? Good grief, that's a heck of a battery. Can't imagine ever needing one that big.
    But why stop at 9300 mah? Surely there's a portable generator that he can wheel around and tether to his phone.
    07-15-2014 09:05 PM
  24. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    LOL, then don't buy it.
    I know, really. Like it's important to let the world know he doesn't like it.
    07-15-2014 10:47 PM
  25. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    It happens with most phones. The extra batteries aren't available right after release..
    For now, you can get one of those portable lipstick sized chargers. I got one for $11 and it charges freakin fast!
    07-15-2014 10:55 PM
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