In my view this phone has a great opportunity, but hasn't lived up to its hype. I have been using the Sprint LG G3 for a little over a week, and have already been experiencing the bad sides of this phone. Im not going to lie, this phone is amazing for what it is, i love the 2K screen and 4K recording, LG's helpful features, and more but in my mind the cons of this phone are heavy ones, that stand over the pros. The first day i got my phone, it was charged half way. I was at a friend's house and wanted to use my phone constantly and i noticed my battery was still at 30% after 3 hours of use! So i was so exited about this new phone, fast forward 5 days. My phone began heating up, and it was far to much for the simple things i do on my phone. I don't game on my phone often, i usually will scroll through my social network feeds and watch youtube videos. After about 20 minutes of constant use, around the camera on the back will become extremely hot, its not a big problem but a major annoyance as i feel like i have a toaster in my pocket 24/7! Also as my phone heats up, performance drops, and battery drops. When the phone is heated up you can literally watch the battery draining. i cant make it 5 hours of normal usage with bluetooth, nfc, location, or any services on. I feel that i am forced to keep that amazing display down to a insanely low 20% brightness during the day. Third and lastly, i had just figured this out today, and its what really killed the phones "flagship" reputation. There are lots of reports of this phone having trouble with its audio jack, and for a person who loves listening to music like me, it sucks. The phone seems to have a hard time with car or home stereo systems that connect with aux. It will make high frequency hard drive like noises when being used, and sometimes create a loud gunshot like noise when a song changes. ( ive heard all 3 plus the "tick-tock" noise) IN CONCLUSION, i would give this phone a 6/10 it has the capability but lg didnt put enough work into it. Im returning mine soon :(
After the update through update center , I can see two Voice Assistant icon out of which one always give a server error . Any solutions ? I'm using 16GB version with Android 5.0
sai, 15 Jan 2015guys plz help me which colour is best white or goldGold...Most beautiful combination on a device till now...
Nazmul Hossain, 16 Jan 2015Gating lollipop update today in Saudi Arabia :)Yuck. Better do not upgrade.
S@g@r, 16 Jan 2015The pioneers in screen manufacturing has come up with a legend..... the 1st phone to show the ... moreEven G3 cannot beat the rocking picture clarity of my Nokia N8-00. Still G3 quality stands only next to Nokia N8-00.
The pioneers in screen manufacturing has come up with a legend..... the 1st phone to show the true and prodigious QUAD HD SCREEN... a humongous 1440*2560 and immensely innovated technology imbibed within.
Camera quality: an alternative to DSLR, gives exceedingly superfine quality pics after clicking that even is beyond measure... reveled in august last year and yet the camera is unquestionable and amongst the best in league.
From processor to customizing options everything is just wow.... all in all deserves to be the SMARTPHONE OF THE YEAR as it got this credential and it deserved very much.
rasubuet, 16 Jan 2015I am facing overheating issue with my g3. Half an hour of clash of clans with 3g fata on makes... moreThe reason is already with your lifestyle. It's only normal.Imagine, COC for 3 hours? It will indeed overheat your phone.
Hii Guys.. I'm from India.. When will i get lollipop update on my G3 through OTA ?
Anyone has any ideas ?
I'm using the 32gb Version.
I am facing overheating issue with my g3. Half an hour of clash of clans with 3g fata on makes the phone condiderably hot. And also faced overhraying issue while keeping the camera on for 2 hours at stretch. I have kept fisplay brightness on 30% auto and running on 4.4.2 kitkat.
What should i do??
kelvin, 15 Jan 2015Not as smooth as s5 s5 is not using quad hd that's why it is a bit smoother.
Great specs giving a mediocre outcome. The excellent camera lens is frustrated by the weak software of LG. The lack of settings was supposed to be replaced by the ability of self detection of the scenes. Actually, it fails. The OIS is almost absent, especially in night or low light conditions.
The battery sucks while the device gets heated.
Very good specs on paper, brilliant display, but the user experience awful..
Post lollipop v20f update, i am getting huge battery drain, with 100% cpu awake time, and "android system" consuming most of the battery.
Any solution or suggestion.
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2015I don't think the presence or absence of replaceable battery is a big deal. Most people don't ... moreWill you replace the battery only after blasting?. How will you know the swelling of the battery in such phones without going to the service centre?.