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    Default G2 vs G3 personal observations..

    Well i jumped this month from moto x ( miss those active notifications) to a G2 (surprised how much i liked LG UI ) to the G3 yesterday.. first 24 hours battery life sucks compared to the G2 i would say it's on par to the IPhone as being bad.. Phone does get Hot not painfully hot but much hotter then the G2 ever been.. The software has some very nice improvements i like the Keyboard but with the microphone it useless for me so back to my Google defalult Keyboard.. I like the ability to hide the the soft Keys on selected apps such as Chrome and the native LG browser which i prefer over Chrome.. Now for the screen it's bigger not sure yet if it's better cant really say as the G2 screen blows the moto x .. would i buy it again knowing what i know probably not but that is just me..i would say the G2 with the G3 skin would be more than enough .. the HD Screen doesn't compensate for the terrible battery life and the overheating..jmho oh and to charge the Phone take about twice as long as it did on the G2..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrones View Post
    Well i jumped this month from moto x ( miss those active notifications) to a G2 (surprised how much i liked LG UI ) to the G3 yesterday.. first 24 hours battery life sucks compared to the G2 i would say it's on par to the IPhone as being bad.. Phone does get Hot not painfully hot but much hotter then the G2 ever been.. The software has some very nice improvements i like the Keyboard but with the microphone it useless for me so back to my Google defalult Keyboard.. I like the ability to hide the the soft Keys on selected apps such as Chrome and the native LG browser which i prefer over Chrome.. Now for the screen it's bigger not sure yet if it's better cant really say as the G2 screen blows the moto x .. would i buy it again knowing what i know probably not but that is just me..i would say the G2 with the G3 skin would be more than enough .. the HD Screen doesn't compensate for the terrible battery life and the overheating..jmho oh and to charge the Phone take about twice as long as it did on the G2..
    Well 5hrs and 16mins screen on time doesn't warrant the battery sucks comment.

    Overheating I have recently shot a 5min UHD video with just warm temperature.

    So you have these issues well I don't and the G3 runs smooth bar a tiny bit of lag when entering the app drawer but nothing terrible. I'm sure a software update will fix.

    Some are reporting your issues so ain't going to say your wrong.

    But battery life and temperature has been fine for me.

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    Not arguing just telling my observations.. reading fine print like article or even this Forum the G2 picture is clearer and whiter compared to the G3 when placed side to side .. I didn't get a chance to take pictures but the little i did were just ok nothing special.. watching You Tube or videos i would the G3 is very nice but so was the G2.. all in all it's an upgrade but in my opinion unless you are a Tech junkie got to have the latest upgrading to a G3 is a waste of money for most consumers.. it was for me ..again this just me first 24 hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrones View Post
    Well i jumped this month from moto x ( miss those active notifications)
    Play store: Dynamic Notifications

    G2 is an excellent phone even by today's standards so I totally agree with yea there

    For me I'm not upgrading from the G2 though.

    My G3 is making all my apps function better it seems. Google keyboard is spot on where as before it would sometimes stop swyping and revert to tap text. My Adw launcher is running liquid smooth...

    I'll agree with Duncan the G3 is feeling pretty amazing so far

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    First full day with the G3, unplugged from charger at 8am and 12 hours later at 61% charge and 2 hours screen time with moderate use all day emails and texting and snapchatting at work. I expected worse being a first full charge but I'm happy with it so far and looks like I could go 4 hours screen time if needed and not much different than my G2.

    After putting my sim in the phone, I did do a factory wipe and immediately enabled ART and disabled most of the AT&T bloatware and install my 32gb sandisk ultra pro microsd and running fine.

    I'm coming from a G2 also and I'll say if you're coming from a G2 or like the other thread the person from LG Optimus G Pro, then imo it's not a huge jump where I think it's worth the upgrade and I'd just save my money for the moto 360 or the G4. I mean let's be real, the other phones mentioned are barely a year old and had top specs and these phones are good enough to hold there own for two cycles easy. I would say that for the HTC going M7 to M8 and I'd say it for the Galaxy from S4 to S5 and iPhone 5 to 5s.

    The G3 has the latest specs and I think LG came out with a solid successor to last years and over the year and little updates like the G2 had it also will be clearly the better phone from last years as well as accessories like bigger batterys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrones View Post
    Not arguing just telling my observations.. reading fine print like article or even this Forum the G2 picture is clearer and whiter compared to the G3 when placed side to side .. I didn't get a chance to take pictures but the little i did were just ok nothing special.. watching You Tube or videos i would the G3 is very nice but so was the G2.. all in all it's an upgrade but in my opinion unless you are a Tech junkie got to have the latest upgrading to a G3 is a waste of money for most consumers.. it was for me ..again this just me first 24 hours
    "Waste of money for most consumers" so your speaking for us all?

    You can't make statements like that or you can but you sound ridiculous.

    I am not having a go, we all perceive things differently.

    You see the G3 as lacklustre then why ***** and moan and just stick it on eBay and purchase something that makes you happy? And that you can benefit from.

    I can't see what you are, that ain't me jumping on any fanboy bandwagon either, if I don't like a particular device instead of ******** I sell it. And if I am going to be a critic I make it constructive atleast.

    So the G3 hasn't met your expectations that's fine.

    But for me I didn't set them high, and I was pleasantly surprised infact it surpassed my expectations in many ways.

    But thanks for sharing your experience and hope you either find that the G3 is for you and if not good there are plenty of other great smartphones to choose from.

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    Not for you OP? Two words : Exchange it.
    Note 3 / Note 2 / S4 / Moto X / hTc ONE / LG G2
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    My g3 is an improvement over my g2 in:
    Better signal,and call quality
    Bluetooth is much much more stable and automatic
    WiFi is much better and steady
    The speaker kills the g2
    The size seems the same,but .3 inch more screen
    The display is noticeably clearer
    There is a friggin sd card now.
    I can replace the battery also.
    I find less lag than my g2
    I miss my old drop down brightness bar. That's it. The g3 is a substantial upgrade over my g2 which I loved.


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    I like the G2.
    The only real flaw I saw with the G2 was lack of microSD support.
    If it weren't for that, I would have bought the G2 over the Galaxy S4.
    The G3 is nice and I'm waiting for the Verizon release so I can buy one on Swappa.
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    well that's it the G3 went back today battery went from 96% to 36% within 3 hours with moderate use.. also the Phone gets too hot for my taste.. I think LG jumped on the QHD spec war too early.. in a years time the G4 will have all this kinks worked out.. jmho
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrones View Post
    well that's it the G3 went back today battery went from 96% to 36% within 3 hours with moderate use.. also the Phone gets too hot for my taste.. I think LG jumped on the QHD spec war too early.. in a years time the G4 will have all this kinks worked out.. jmho
    Again unfortunate that your experiencing this.

    But my G3 is not applicable to your findings as all is well.

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    I understand that people will have issues and come here to post them and look for possible solutions.

    What I don't understand is when people post an issue and then assume every G3 is plagued with the same issue. So far mine is very nice

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    I bet it was an app that went wrong draining your phone... could have been some app that kept using gps for location polling or something. I mean it happens... I think at one time the facebook app was buggy in that it sapped battery quick. who knows and you feel the need to send it back asap but it definitely not the norm and too bad didnt take more time to sort it out. i've done tech support in a past life and just amazing when people bought $3000+ laptops and they think its "broken" or "defective" by a program they installed and then rant, get upset and then decide to take it back :/

    Quote Originally Posted by mrones View Post
    well that's it the G3 went back today battery went from 96% to 36% within 3 hours with moderate use.. also the Phone gets too hot for my taste.. I think LG jumped on the QHD spec war too early.. in a years time the G4 will have all this kinks worked out.. jmho
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschoolsig View Post
    My g3 is an improvement over my g2 in:
    Better signal,and call quality
    ...
    That's what I'm hoping for. My G2's signal is good and it's as good as the M8, but I'm hoping the signal will be a little better with the G3. Our office sits in the middle of cellphone hell. Most of the time I can't surf on any device from my desk. If I can just squeeze out a few more dBms, I'd be good. We'll see.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrones View Post
    well that's it the G3 went back today battery went from 96% to 36% within 3 hours with moderate use.. also the Phone gets too hot for my taste.. I think LG jumped on the QHD spec war too early.. in a years time the G4 will have all this kinks worked out.. jmho
    It sounds like you needed to send it back. Stick with the G2. It's still a great phone and will be for quite a while.

    Quote Originally Posted by ffejjj View Post
    I understand that people will have issues and come here to post them and look for possible solutions.

    What I don't understand is when people post an issue and then assume every G3 is plagued with the same issue. So far mine is very nice

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    Its this way on all the forums I read. Everyone thinks that their problem is a "Known" issue. I can't stand that saying, "The problem is known by LG, Moto, VZW, AT&T, Etc.) I want to say, "Oh ya? Well I don't know about it and my phone works great."; however, I can't because I'd be banned from the online fight the would ensue.
    Proud owner of: LG G2 & G3, + Nexus 7 & 10
    Gone But Not Forgotten: OG Droid, Dinc, Droid Charge, Bionic, Razr Maxx & Maxx HD, SG3, M8
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrones View Post
    well that's it the G3 went back today battery went from 96% to 36% within 3 hours with moderate use.. also the Phone gets too hot for my taste.. I think LG jumped on the QHD spec war too early.. in a years time the G4 will have all this kinks worked out.. jmho
    Did you make sure it wasn't an app running in the background killing the battery? Or maybe you got stuck with a lemon of a device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan1982 View Post
    "Waste of money for most consumers" so your speaking for us all?

    You can't make statements like that or you can but you sound ridiculous.

    I am not having a go, we all perceive things differently.

    You see the G3 as lacklustre then why ***** and moan and just stick it on eBay and purchase something that makes you happy? And that you can benefit from.

    I can't see what you are, that ain't me jumping on any fanboy bandwagon either, if I don't like a particular device instead of ******** I sell it. And if I am going to be a critic I make it constructive atleast.

    So the G3 hasn't met your expectations that's fine.

    But for me I didn't set them high, and I was pleasantly surprised infact it surpassed my expectations in many ways.

    But thanks for sharing your experience and hope you either find that the G3 is for you and if not good there are plenty of other great smartphones to choose from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschoolsig View Post
    My g3 is an improvement over my g2 in:
    Better signal,and call quality
    Bluetooth is much much more stable and automatic
    WiFi is much better and steady
    The speaker kills the g2
    The size seems the same,but .3 inch more screen
    The display is noticeably clearer
    There is a friggin sd card now.
    I can replace the battery also.
    I find less lag than my g2
    I miss my old drop down brightness bar. That's it. The g3 is a substantial upgrade over my g2 which I loved.


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    This is a well worded rebuttal to the OP. I like it.


    Overall I feel the G2 is a killer, 90% easily of what the G3 does plus a few things missing on the new model, longer battery life and now sometimes free on contract.

    That said if someone is buying new, and coming from a phone two or more years old the G3 will blow their mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Relgoshan View Post
    Swearing and abuse is not cool.



    This is a well worded rebuttal to the OP. I like it.


    Overall I feel the G2 is a killer, 90% easily of what the G3 does plus a few things missing on the new model, longer battery life and now sometimes free on contract.

    That said if someone is buying new, and coming from a phone two or more years old the G3 will blow their mind.
    B.I.T.C.H and B.I.T.C.H.I.N.G is hardly swearing and where is the Abuse may I ask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan1982 View Post
    B.I.T.C.H and B.I.T.C.H.I.N.G is hardly swearing and where is the Abuse may I ask?

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    You had to add periods in between your letters because the forum software automatically censored it right? Then that is considered SWEARING by Android Central/Mobile Nations definition.

    As for the abuse? Maybe your not offended by others using words like that in replies to you but to some it is offensive and rude.

    So if your willing to continue the discussion without circumventing the language filters and offending/abusing others with your choice of words then please do. Otherwise we can handle it per the forum rules which is something I'd rather not do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    You had to add periods in between your letters because the forum software automatically censored it right? Then that is considered SWEARING by Android Central/Mobile Nations definition.

    As for the abuse? Maybe your not offended by others using words like that in replies to you but to some it is offensive and rude.

    So if your willing to continue the discussion without circumventing the language filters and offending/abusing others with your choice of words then please do. Otherwise we can handle it per the forum rules which is something I'd rather not do.

    Thanks.
    In my context as to which it was put it was neither swearing nor can it be perceived as offensive and or threatening .

    Please feel free to do as you will.

    But I make my stance clear.

    I would never bully or intimidate or threat be it on forums or any other social media

    So excuse me and please get your facts straight before having a pop.

    I can see more intimidation in your reply to myself.

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    Can I ask any of you how strong the vibration is on your phones when in "vibrate" mode? I am asking because I can't even hear or feel the vibration while at my desk and I even created my own vibration. I am wondering if I should return the phone for another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan1982 View Post
    In my context as to which it was put it was neither swearing nor can it be perceived as offensive and or threatening .

    Please feel free to do as you will.

    But I make my stance clear.

    I would never bully or intimidate or threat be it on forums or any other social media

    So excuse me and please get your facts straight before having a pop.

    I can see more intimidation in your reply to myself.

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    Per the forum rules :

    Inappropriate Language - Mobile Nations is a network used by people of all ages, so please keep posts, usernames, and links family appropriate. We use software filters to block variations of profanity and will not tolerate attempts (i.e. use of special characters) to circumvent these filters.

    Please take this opportunity to review the forum guidelines linked to in my signature.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Per the forum rules :

    Inappropriate Language - Mobile Nations is a network used by people of all ages, so please keep posts, usernames, and links family appropriate. We use software filters to block variations of profanity and will not tolerate attempts (i.e. use of special characters) to circumvent these filters.

    Please take this opportunity to review the forum guidelines linked to in my signature.


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    Well I walked round your filters to show the words I used. The context in which it was used I personally as an intelligent man do not perceive that as an act of intimidation or threatening behaviour or demeaning or anything otherwise.

    But I do see your one point in that all ages use these forums.

    So in that aspect alone.

    I apologise and I won't use any words that can be perceived as swearing.

    By the way the b word is not technically a swear word it refers to a female dog.

    Just so you know if you didn't already, we all know education is important right.

    But in my context I wasn't being rude or abusive as stated and that was my point.

    Or atleast from my perspective, we all see things differently.

    Again I will abide by forum rules and regulations.

    And offer my sincere apologies if anyone reading was affected and or offended.

    Thanks

    Graeme

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    Quote Originally Posted by PriscillaPrius View Post
    Can I ask any of you how strong the vibration is on your phones when in "vibrate" mode? I am asking because I can't even hear or feel the vibration while at my desk and I even created my own vibration. I am wondering if I should return the phone for another.
    You can edit strength and pattern of vibration is sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschoolsig View Post
    My g3 is an improvement over my g2 in:
    Better signal,and call quality
    Bluetooth is much much more stable and automatic
    WiFi is much better and steady
    The speaker kills the g2
    The size seems the same,but .3 inch more screen
    The display is noticeably clearer
    There is a friggin sd card now.
    I can replace the battery also.
    I find less lag than my g2
    I miss my old drop down brightness bar. That's it. The g3 is a substantial upgrade over my g2 which I loved.


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    Well, I did not get better signal quality. In fact, the phone went into 3G at my house last night, which is not good. I have had a phone that couldn't stay in 4G at home, so I'll be monitoring this. If it continues, back to the store it'll go.
    Proud owner of: LG G2 & G3, + Nexus 7 & 10
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    For someone on a budget I'm not sure the G3 is a better choice at $199 than the G2 @ Free on contract. It is definitely getting into size creep (just made that up where its just a little bit bigger than the G2 which a just a little bit bigger than my GS3 (which I thought was huge at the time moving up from a Droid Inc 2). After spending a year with my G2 (and with an upgrade available) I decided to pass on the G3 mainly because the G2 hit my limit on size (which is at my limit and would actually like to go a little smaller without losing capability or screen quality) on size. My G2 still takes excellent pictures, the 32 GB (24 GB available after OS/preinstalled apps) is plenty for my needs, the cell and data radios have been excellent (at least a full order of magnitude better than my GS3), the Bluetooth and WiFi are also very good, and I am able to handle (for most things) it with one hand. The G2 will remain very competitive a year from now as I look at the next generation (possibly 64 bit 810) of phones with maybe some new battery tech and VoLTE standard (maybe Verizon will respond to TMo and roll it out this year). IN the 5" screen size we have reached the limit of quality for these screens and faster CPUs/GPUs will only be needed for games. Will be very happy for another year (or more) with my G2. For all of you enjoying your G3s, Congratulations, as I'm sure it is another great phone from LG. One thing I pray for is for LG to bring the G3 UI to the G2 and also that it gets a timely upgrade to L (whenever it is released)>
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