Got my G3 last Tuesday and would like to share my experiences. Thought of giving my honest opinion with the hope of helping someone to finalize his purchase. Before purchase, I have strolled through diff sites and reviews thereby getting lots of contradicting opinions of G3 and needless to say I was very confused.
When I got my white 32 GB G3 from Dubai, to be frank, I was little hesitant in the inside...concerned about the battery life and other problems that some reviewers / users were highlighting.
All my worries vanished as soon I opened the Box. Its really a beauty to look at. The screen is too good to miss and hey I have set the brightness in auto mode. It had around 46 % Juice left and it lasted for around 3.5 hours despite the heavy first hand use :)
The charging is fast...more or less 2.15 hours.
On my first day of real usage phone lasted from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm in the evening. During this period, it was heavily used with screen on time of 5 h 20m, more than an hour of calls, downloading and installing apps, little gaming (not graphic intensive ones) using watsapp and yes, all was done in wifi.
I didn't experience any sort of lag during my days with the phone nor it had any problem of switching off time and again as I read in some reviews.
During my second cycle of recharge phone lasted from 9.30 pm in the night to 6.00 pm the next day and u guessed it rt....didn't use much of the phone as it a was a super busy day :)
It hardly consumes anything when in Idle mode.So if u charge by night and if u see the battery percentage in the morning, it will be 100 or 99 even though a solid 5 or 6 hours has passed.
Coming back to the phone usage, it might take some time to get used to the size of the phone but it is not hard as it feels. Actually the phone sits perfectly in hand and it is not very difficult to operate with one hand even when the "one hand operation mode is put OFF"
All the apps, games and all works fluently and the phone is as fluid as ever even when almost 20 plus apps are running in the background. I had reservations regarding 801 but yes Lg were correct, this one doesn't need 805 to perform its duties.
Smart Notice even though gimmicky is good. I like it when my phone asks me whether I would like to return a call to some one, who I missed talking when he called in the morning and so on:)
Health app is good as it pushes you to do more. Atleast to check whether the app is working fine u wil do more steps ;)..but seriously the app is well refined and should suit almost all.
Screen is excellent as I didn't experience any sort of issues while being out in the sun as well. Only thing is that it is very stressful for the eyes if u put 100% brightness as it is very BRIGHT (atleast for me).
Faced one problem while adding my second gmail account through the LG Mail client but the same got solved after using the GMAIl APP. Other minor prob I faced was that the battery saving mode didn't get activated by itself but things were back to normal after I rebooted the device.
Coming back to the important aspect of battery life, following are my inputs.
* u will get 6 hours of screen on time if using heavily including demanding games.
* for light users, only think about charging the phone before going to bed or while driving to office the next day.
* For avg use, u can get through one full working day ie from 9.00 am to 6.30 - 7.00 pm.
* For heavy users, better to carry a battery pack or a spare battery since it is sure to die out during the mid day or early evening.
If battery life would have been more good,then it would have been a PERFECT phone for me and as u guys know there is nothing like perfect and that pretty well sums it up :)
Any queries are always welcome :)
Go for Samsung S5 @ 34000/-. why invest very very Big amount for Lg G3 ?...otherwise just go for Xiaomi , gionee...
Roocy, 20 Jul 2014These companies loot a lot! Its better to go for other brands like Oppo, Gionee or Xiaomi.. Th... moreWe dont loot like other chinese brand like u said before... they loot things from all brands.. and join it together... this is not a loot.. ah... ?? Just check the reviews nd ratings.. it will be the best smartphone of 2014 and it is
Roocy, 20 Jul 2014These companies loot a lot! Its better to go for other brands like Oppo, Gionee or Xiaomi.. Th... moreYou stop the nonsense here,nothing wrong with LG,LG is doing a pretty great job created the most advanced super phones of G2,G Pro 2 and the newly G3.
I m a chinese,i don't use those crap phones you have mentioned here.I owned G3.
Habibi, 20 Jul 2014I got the unit lg g3 shine gold from one of the network carrier (Etisalat) here in Dubai yeste... moreGood to see that you have got G3, I got my G3 in Saudia . Even i cannot find the screen protector or circle case for G3. And using from the last two days , i am impressed that i have not faced any scratch on my G3 screen while putting it in my jeans
I switched from GS4 to G3 , and i must say it is a very kool device. Samsung had the same interface and shape from GS3 , Note 2 , GS4 , Note 3 and now GS5 ...
This is my first LG device and i am really impressed by the design , screen and performance. A must have device for every geek. I got my Antutu score of 35000+ and battery timing is more than Note 3. And it doesnt heat as we have seen on the reviews on youtube
Habibi, 20 Jul 2014I got the unit lg g3 shine gold from one of the network carrier (Etisalat) here in Dubai yeste... morejust know it won't scratch if that's the reason you are looking for screen guard. I own LG G Pro since 9 months now and I don't use any screen guard whatsoever but up till today, till tomorrow not even a single scratch have been found on my screen.
The G3 ‘wakes up’ with a frozen screen after pushing the ON button. The only cure is to take out battery since you can not even turn the phoen OFF as the screen is frozen. It happens many times per day, very annoying. I heard other people reporting the same problem. Is there any cure for it?
Mayb you have the 3gb ram version..i dont really know but the small lags and stutters make the phone look and perform cheap.that screen seems to be very heavy for the 801 snapdragon. Why not go wit 805!!!!! Me staying with my Z2 whtever people say its an all around good package.
Roocy, 20 Jul 2014These companies loot a lot! Its better to go for other brands like Oppo, Gionee or Xiaomi.. Th... moreNo way. Are joking us or what. Cheap made Chinese phone with low quality screen and Apps and slow processor.
mickeyman, 20 Jul 2014I was planning to exchange my Z2 for the G3 but after a detailed hands on at a local store and... moreI have no idea what you guys talking about? I Owen two now for about 3 weeks and I have obsoletely no problem with it. Same as my G2 before. Mine works great and smooth. I have S5 too which I love it as much as my G3. Matter of preference.
I buy Z2 and give back in two days. My problem was does not offer much widget and I have to download and customize myself plus heavier. So much space wasted around boarders no same S5 and LG3. The screen is not as sharp as other two. I have no problem again with my G3.
Roocy, 20 Jul 2014These companies loot a lot! Its better to go for other brands like Oppo, Gionee or Xiaomi.. Th... moreI asked about LG G3 and not about companies. Understood?. I hate the third class companies that you have mentioned. What the hell?. Do not divert from the topic. If you wish, answer me. Or else ignore it. Ok?.
So I've had this phone for 4 days now.
The battery life is surprisingly good and lasts all day for me. To give you an idea I usually wake up at 9am with the phone at 100% and by 9-10pm the battery would be around 30%. Screen on time close to 4hrs with moderate usage (games, browsing, and social media mostly on wifi and sometimes on 4G)
The camera is very good. The only thing I have to compare it to is an nexus 4 and iphone 5s but the reviews on here and other sites are pretty accurate.
The display is so alluring but the coloring is bit off, but video and picture playback is the best and the UI is very simplistic.
I'm happy with it and don't really have any complaints.
If you want to blast all lag ,Just go to Settings>General>About Phone>Software information and tap on Build until it tells you you're a developer.
Then open the new "Developer Options" menu and change the runtime option from Davlik to ART(Android runtime).
After about a 10 minute reboot period, the G3's performance will sing like a bird.