02-05-2015 10:49 AM
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  1. grunt0300's Avatar
    I'm taking a hard look at the G3, now that my G2 is almost up for exchange on the Next Plan. I hope someone can help me with a couple of questions.
    1- Does the G3 have the "blinking led", like the G2 has? I love that light.
    2- If i put all my notifications on the ext. sd card, how do i attach them when i want to replace a stock sound?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    01-29-2015 03:32 PM
  2. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I'm honestly not sure what the LED does on a pure stock GS3. I use the app Lightflow, and it allows you to set different colors and blink patterns on an app by app basis. For example, you could set a fast blinking blue notification for text messages, and a slow blinking pink LED for email. The G3 does have multiple color LEDs which can be set to blink, but I'm not sure if blinking is built into the basic software.

    As for sounds, in any app that lets you choose a notification (or ringtone) sound, sound files that are stored in the Notifications (or Ringtones) folders on the SD card will show up for selection. However, I've noticed on both my Samsung and G3 that sounds sometimes get reset to default if you put your custom sounds on the external SD. Putting them on internal storage prevents that.
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    01-29-2015 06:26 PM
  3. Nodnerb's Avatar
    It has the led. Stock though most people have trouble getting it to work for emails. For texts and calls it works fine, although the led is hard to see from a sharp angle. But as posted above, people are saying light flow gets it working. Haven't tried it myself.
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    01-29-2015 06:37 PM
  4. xocomaox's Avatar
    Possibly hold out for the 2015 flagships... They are all very close now.
    01-29-2015 07:50 PM
  5. grunt0300's Avatar
    Possibly hold out for the 2015 flagships... They are all very close now.
    I don't think that the flagships will be out, at least not the G4, until May or June.
    01-29-2015 08:06 PM
  6. Paul Guest1's Avatar
    Great phone - my favorite ever.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-29-2015 08:18 PM
  7. LordLugard's Avatar
    I'm taking a hard look at the G3, now that my G2 is almost up for exchange on the Next Plan. I hope someone can help me with a couple of questions.
    1- Does the G3 have the "blinking led", like the G2 has? I love that light.
    2- If i put all my notifications on the ext. sd card, how do i attach them when i want to replace a stock sound?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    1. It has the LED but for some reason it's more gimped than on the G2. They made it smaller and tiny , but it's there. Blinks for me for calls, SMS, BBM, WhatsApp, etc..

    2. When choosing a notification, just (use any file manager to) point to wherever your sounds are, in this case the SD card.

    Battery life is just as stellar as the G2, slimmer and lighter (although I wish it were the same 5.2" vs 5.5"), plus SD card slot.

    Now is a good time to buy as prices have really come down. I never rush to buy at launch, always wait for the hype to die down then buy what I want.
    01-29-2015 09:08 PM
  8. xocomaox's Avatar
    I don't think that the flagships will be out, at least not the G4, until May or June.
    It's already February. If you can hold on a little longer, it would be opportune.
    01-30-2015 08:11 AM
  9. MC_A_DOT's Avatar
    Possibly hold out for the 2015 flagships... They are all very close now.
    I don't think that the flagships will be out, at least not the G4, until May or June.
    It's already February. If you can hold on a little longer, it would be opportune.
    The G3 is a brilliant phone, the best I've ever had but seriously your best option is to wait because if I got the G3 now and then a few months later the G4 came out I'd be pissed.
    01-30-2015 09:45 AM
  10. GrooveRite's Avatar
    The G3 is a brilliant phone, the best I've ever had but seriously your best option is to wait because if I got the G3 now and then a few months later the G4 came out I'd be pissed.
    I agree with this.

    The G3 is a great device but I can only imagine what LG will be doing with the G4. Hopefully, it'll be as good or better than the G3!
    01-30-2015 09:48 AM
  11. xocomaox's Avatar
    I only say hold out a little longer because the G2 is a great phone. It's not like you currently have rubbish.

    They best time to buy is slightly after a flagship is released, to get updated tech with decent pricing.
    01-30-2015 12:43 PM
  12. qmtc83's Avatar
    I would wait and get something else while it is a great phone you might as well get the latest version if you can hold out.

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    01-30-2015 01:54 PM
  13. HiiPower's Avatar
    Wait. The G2 is a perfectly capable phone until the G4 comes out. Trust me it will be worth it

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    01-30-2015 02:57 PM
  14. grunt0300's Avatar
    The G3 is a brilliant phone, the best I've ever had but seriously your best option is to wait because if I got the G3 now and then a few months later the G4 came out I'd be pissed.
    Well, for me it all depends on a couple of factors. When will the G4 be released to AT&T, and what will the size be. I also have a Nexus 5, but the N6 is just too big for my hand. My wife has the iPhone 6+, which i can handle, and the G3 is almost the exact size. I'm concerned that the trend is to bigger phones, or phablets, and i don't like it. With my Next Plan, i can get the G3, and pay it off in twelve months, or trade up after about eight months. I'm looking at a win/win situation, i believe. Anyway, i'll decide by next month.
    01-30-2015 04:05 PM
  15. Inders99's Avatar
    The G3 is a brilliant phone, the best I've ever had but seriously your best option is to wait because if I got the G3 now and then a few months later the G4 came out I'd be pissed.
    ^ This is the bottom line for me. I have a GS3 that I'm getting tired of but works fine if not a bit slow. I like the G3 but with the S6, HTC whatever it is, and G4 all to be out before the summer I'm waiting. Just a few more months and you get a choice of some really nice phones. If I jumped now I'd be kicking myself in short order...just doesn't make sense to jump ship right now.
    01-30-2015 04:26 PM
  16. Nodnerb's Avatar
    I got mine a week or two ago. I don't HAVE to have the latest flagship. It'd be cool, but getting the G3 for $50 was pretty cool too. And being in Canada, with likely a longer wait than the U.S. for the new releases I didn't wait. And don't regret it. There will always be something newer and cooler coming out no matter what you buy or when you buy.
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    01-30-2015 08:27 PM
  17. Thierry Henry's Avatar
    Well, for me it all depends on a couple of factors. When will the G4 be released to AT&T, and what will the size be. I also have a Nexus 5, but the N6 is just too big for my hand. My wife has the iPhone 6+, which i can handle, and the G3 is almost the exact size. I'm concerned that the trend is to bigger phones, or phablets, and i don't like it. With my Next Plan, i can get the G3, and pay it off in twelve months, or trade up after about eight months. I'm looking at a win/win situation, i believe. Anyway, i'll decide by next month.
    The 6+ is bigger than G3, they are not almost exact size . The only thing that is the same size is the screen.

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    01-30-2015 08:53 PM
  18. grunt0300's Avatar
    The 6+ is bigger than G3, they are not almost exact size . The only thing that is the same size is the screen.

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    You're right. The point that i was making is that if i can handle the iPhone 6+, i can definitely handle the G3.
    01-30-2015 09:20 PM
  19. xocomaox's Avatar
    You're right. The point that i was making is that if i can handle the iPhone 6+, i can definitely handle the G3.
    I would say that if you can handle the iPhone 6 plus, you might be able to work with the N6. Except the width might be a little wider and not to your liking.

    And just remember, unless you're going naked, consider the additional bulk of a case when you handle the floor models at the store. If you're critical about size, that could make or break it.
    01-31-2015 12:15 AM
  20. grunt0300's Avatar
    I would say that if you can handle the iPhone 6 plus, you might be able to work with the N6. Except the width might be a little wider and not to your liking.

    And just remember, unless you're going naked, consider the additional bulk of a case when you handle the floor models at the store. If you're critical about size, that could make or break it.
    I've only used one brand of case for my phones. It's a Cruzerlite Bugdroid TPU case, which is very thin(for minimal protection), but with a great grip. I've never dropped any phone, but almost did when i checked out the N6 at AT&T. It's too wide for my hand. I keep my phone in a belt holster, so the grip of my case is very important when answering a call. The G3 would be ok for me, and as i'm not an iPhone person, the +6 would also work. My son's college roommate works in my local AT&T, and he can take out any phone from the storeroom, so i can check it out without the security cord.
    01-31-2015 10:12 AM
  21. xocomaox's Avatar
    Nice. It's good to have connections, lol. Yes, the N6 is wider than both the G3 and the iPhone 6 +, but the G3 beats both of these phones in dimensions.
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    01-31-2015 06:31 PM
  22. Klaus Piontek's Avatar
    Instead of starting my own thread, I thought I just ask sort of the same question.
    I have the Nexus 5 and battery life is the greatest problem with it, even after the Lollipop upgrade.
    T-Mobile here in the US has dropped the price of the LG G3 to $450 for the 32GB/3Gb version, making it roughly comparable in price to the Nexus 5 when it first came out. The newest flagships (GS6, G4 etc.) this year are out of the question for me and the G3 is as large as I'd want to go.
    Would the upgrade make sense? Battery life on the G3 can be mixed, too, but seems usually better with 4-5 h screen on time.
    Or should I try to hang in there until 2016? Any advice?

    Thanks.
    02-02-2015 01:25 PM
  23. grunt0300's Avatar
    I would go for the G3. I'm getting one when the contract is up on my G2.😜
    02-02-2015 01:42 PM
  24. jd4d's Avatar
    I had a G3 and I sold it because the Note 4 came out. I had it for a couple months and just last week traded a guy straight up for another G3. That's how much I love it. Newer doesn't always need to be better. It's what ur comfortable with and for what the G3 offers it was a no brainer for me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-02-2015 05:31 PM
  25. Klaus Piontek's Avatar
    And it seems it's a good time to get one with the prices dropping. Amazon.com offers now the ATT 32GB version for $478 off contract with a $100 Amazon gift card until February 14th, making it effectively $378. I'll take another look at the store and maybe wait to see whether T-Mobile follows with another price reduction.
    02-03-2015 08:19 AM
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