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    Default So..... the LG G3 compared to iPhone 5s

    Hi! I DO NOT want the IOS android fan war here. I like them both. Thinking about going from 5s to the g3. Just a few HARDWARE comparisons if anyone has used both.
    1) camera- is the g3 as good? Low light?
    2) speaker- is g3 call quality as good on both external speaker and regular speaker.
    3) Bluetooth- does it pair easily?
    4) GPS- does it lock quickly and accurate?
    5) Screen responsiveness - on keyboard and general phone navigation...as good as 5s?

    Again no need for IOS vs Android...that part is not needed!!
    Thanks for any help!!
    g1 / Galaxy S / Thunderbolt / Bionic / Rezound / Razr Maxx / Galaxy Nexus (only 4 hours)/ S3 / Note 2 / S4 / Note 3 sweetness / Iphone 5s (had to try) / LG3 (it might be love but will a Note 4 break us up?) /IP6P / Note 4 (it broke the LG3's heart)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbman View Post
    Hi! I DO NOT want the IOS android fan war here. I like them both. Thinking about going from 5s to the g3. Just a few HARDWARE comparisons if anyone has used both.
    1) camera- is the g3 as good? Low light?
    2) speaker- is g3 call quality as good on both external speaker and regular speaker.
    3) Bluetooth- does it pair easily?
    4) GPS- does it lock quickly and accurate?
    5) Screen responsiveness - on keyboard and general phone navigation...as good as 5s?

    Again no need for IOS vs Android...that part is not needed!!
    Thanks for any help!!

    Cant say a thing about camera,
    Speakers are fine great quality,
    Bluetooth works as it should,
    Gos is depending on ur network cell provider,
    Screen is amazing, navigation cant be easier.
    One thing u got to worry about is the size its not really anything bigger than gs5, buT coming from iphone well u know..
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    Quote Originally Posted by streetkilln View Post
    One thing u got to worry about is the size its not really anything bigger than gs5, buT coming from iphone well u know..
    They had a Note 3 before the iPhone, so I think they will be prepared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xocomaox View Post
    They had a Note 3 before the iPhone, so I think they will be prepared.
    Exactly!! I do miss the screen real estate!
    g1 / Galaxy S / Thunderbolt / Bionic / Rezound / Razr Maxx / Galaxy Nexus (only 4 hours)/ S3 / Note 2 / S4 / Note 3 sweetness / Iphone 5s (had to try) / LG3 (it might be love but will a Note 4 break us up?) /IP6P / Note 4 (it broke the LG3's heart)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbman View Post
    Hi! I DO NOT want the IOS android fan war here. I like them both. Thinking about going from 5s to the g3. Just a few HARDWARE comparisons if anyone has used both.
    1) camera- is the g3 as good? Low light?
    2) speaker- is g3 call quality as good on both external speaker and regular speaker.
    3) Bluetooth- does it pair easily?
    4) GPS- does it lock quickly and accurate?
    5) Screen responsiveness - on keyboard and general phone navigation...as good as 5s?
    I switched from an iPhone 5 to the G3 on Verizon, my wife has a the 5s. Here's what I've found so far:

    The camera is very good, I think in low light there may be a touch more color noise. After so many awful android phone pictures I've seen this was a big deal for me. I've been very impressed with the camera and the video quality.

    Speaker. The iP5 has a little better bass response. The G3 gets a little louder without distortion. The phone speaker seems a touch more muddy than on the iPhone, but it may have been the connection. It's acceptable, but neither of them (iP or G3) were really all that great to begin with. I'd say I like the iP5 better if I *had* to choose, but it's close.

    Bluetooth...um, I haven't tried it yet. The last couple of chapters of my audiobook are on my old iPhone so I've been leaving the old phone in the car. Neither of my cars have useful speakerphones (aftermarket) so I never use it for that.

    GPS seems accurate - Waze (my primary nav app) works as well as on the iPhone.

    The phone is more responsive than the iP5. Stock keyboard was very nice - having the numbers is great, and symbols with a hold-press - but Swipe...holy $#!+ that's some serious awesome. After 3 days with the Swipe keyboard, typing without swipe is like going back to punchcard input.decks. There is no vertical sharing/skewing of the screen when you scroll like the iPhone (good), but it occassionally "catches" or pauses for a few ms when you scroll past a large picture in facebook. I haven't found any stuttering or responsiveness problems which were worse that my iP5.

    The screen is gorgeous - my wife was rather jealous when she saw it. It's max brightness is about 80% of the iPhone, but it's been more than bright enough for everything I do (I rarely had my iPhone at 100% - usually at 60%). I'm a moderate user and get similar screen-on time (vs iP5) and a bit longer sleep time (on low-use days I could go 36-40 hours between needing to charge - essentially every other night).
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    I have the G3 and 5S. The G3 camera is better in all aspects. Not better by a mile but it is better in all conditions. 5S has a better speaker, the G3 speaker in the rear sucks. Don't use Bluetooth. GPS works great with both phones. I don't think anything is as responsive as an iphone or should I say as responsive as IOS. I haven't touched my iPhone in almost two weeks. Love the G3.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbman View Post
    Hi! I DO NOT want the IOS android fan war here. I like them both. Thinking about going from 5s to the g3. Just a few HARDWARE comparisons if anyone has used both.
    1) camera- is the g3 as good? Low light?
    2) speaker- is g3 call quality as good on both external speaker and regular speaker.
    3) Bluetooth- does it pair easily?
    4) GPS- does it lock quickly and accurate?
    5) Screen responsiveness - on keyboard and general phone navigation...as good as 5s?

    Again no need for IOS vs Android...that part is not needed!!
    Thanks for any help!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegrants82 View Post
    I have the G3 and 5S. The G3 camera is better in all aspects. Not better by a mile but it is better in all conditions. 5S has a better speaker, the G3 speaker in the rear sucks. Don't use Bluetooth. GPS works great with both phones. I don't think anything is as responsive as an iphone or should I say as responsive as IOS. I haven't touched my iPhone in almost two weeks. Love the G3.
    Have you tried the auxiliary jack for music to a car stereo or speaker? You may have sold me...thanks for the response!
    g1 / Galaxy S / Thunderbolt / Bionic / Rezound / Razr Maxx / Galaxy Nexus (only 4 hours)/ S3 / Note 2 / S4 / Note 3 sweetness / Iphone 5s (had to try) / LG3 (it might be love but will a Note 4 break us up?) /IP6P / Note 4 (it broke the LG3's heart)
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    G3 camera is better. The keypad on the iphone is more responsive but not by much. GPS is the same on both phones. Bluetooth is easy and flawless on both devices. I use Bluetooth daily. Speaker for calls seem to be the same. I would say though for playing music via speaker though the iphone has a slight edge.
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    Speaker for calls seem to be the same. I would say though for playing music via speaker though the iphone has a slight edge.
    The iPhone 5s definitely has a better quality sounding speaker, but the G3 speaker is definitely louder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by areyes163 View Post
    G3 camera is better. The keypad on the iphone is more responsive but not by much. GPS is the same on both phones. Bluetooth is easy and flawless on both devices. I use Bluetooth daily. Speaker for calls seem to be the same. I would say though for playing music via speaker though the iphone has a slight edge.
    Is the camera also better in low light on the g3?
    g1 / Galaxy S / Thunderbolt / Bionic / Rezound / Razr Maxx / Galaxy Nexus (only 4 hours)/ S3 / Note 2 / S4 / Note 3 sweetness / Iphone 5s (had to try) / LG3 (it might be love but will a Note 4 break us up?) /IP6P / Note 4 (it broke the LG3's heart)
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    Yeah. Photos come out clearer with not as much noise.
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    Have you tried the auxiliary jack for music to a car stereo or speaker? You may have sold me...thanks for the response!
    Yes. That's what I do in my car. Works perfect.

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    Yes. That's what I do in my car. Works perfect.

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    Thanks!! There are some crazy threads going on about the auxiliary jack . It's confusing me a bit. I am leaning toward taking the g3 plunge. Need that screen!!
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    Thanks!! There are some crazy threads going on about the auxiliary jack . It's confusing me a bit. I am leaning toward taking the g3 plunge. Need that screen!!
    There will always be defective units, but I believe the vast majority will be fine :-)

    Just go ahead and place your order and be happy with your G3 :-)

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    I had an iPhone 5S before I got the G3 a couple of days ago. Like you I like them both. So far I love the G3 but I am sorely missing the iPod on the 5S. I've yet to find anything comparable in my opinion. Music doesn't sound as good through headphones but through blue tooth in my vehicle its just as good. Also the ease if making and using playlists isn't up to par with Apple either.

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    I use the headphone jack without issues.

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    I had an iPhone 5S before I got the G3 a couple of days ago. Like you I like them both. So far I love the G3 but I am sorely missing the iPod on the 5S. I've yet to find anything comparable in my opinion. Music doesn't sound as good through headphones but through blue tooth in my vehicle its just as good. Also the ease if making and using playlists isn't up to par with Apple either.

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    Have u tried
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....androidPlayer

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    Have u tried
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....androidPlayer

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    Funny you post that. I actuAlly tried that earlier today. I was not impressed. But I'm not music guru.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streetkilln View Post
    Have u tried
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....androidPlayer

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    Giving it a try now. Thanks
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    I returned my G3 and went back to my iPhone 5s and now I regret it!
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    I returned my G3 and went back to my iPhone 5s and now I regret it!
    Sad story 😢

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