I wish I'd never bought a G3:
The phone back gets so hot after a short time. I've never known this happen with any other phone!
The battery drops faster than I've seen in a phone for years. Over 50% in 4 hours!
GPS signal quality isn't good.
The interface is blindingly white and I wish there was a darker version.
The camera interface is too simple and difficult to change settings.
The quality of the rear speaker is poor.
The only things I really like about this phone are the music player interface and camera quality.
Just am a little disappointed
There is at the moment an update via OTA for the G3 called power optimizer update...could that be the LG response to the random shutdown of the phone ? Hope so.
wantag3, 21 Jul 2014Hi..nice to read about your review..than ks it helps potential buyers like me ..can you please... moreU r welcome wantag3 :) Yes the screen is good enough even @ 50% but might struggle a bit...i repeat only a bit outside under the sun...better to put it @ auto...hope it helps..
does this phone show the error" unable to increase bightness due to increased temprature" when the phone gets hot.????
Anonymous, 21 Jul 2014Hi All,
Got my G3 last Tuesday and would like to share my experiences. Thought of giving my... moreDoes this phone show the error "UNABLE TO INCREASE BRIGHTNESS DUE TO INCREASED TEMPRATURE" when the phone gets hot?????
Like optimus g.....
Waiting 4 ur kind reply....
i use note 3 from last year and i dont see any reasons to by this phone nothing new .the note alredy have 13 mpi it have 3gb ram 32 gb rom a big 5.7 display s pen a poverfull 2.3 ghz quad core 3200 amp batery ..... ;)
Anonymous, 21 Jul 2014Hi All,
Got my G3 last Tuesday and would like to share my experiences. Thought of giving my... moreHi..nice to read about your review..than ks it helps potential buyers like me ..can you please elaborate on the screen...how are the colours. .is it vibrant and bright enough at say 50%.
Prices are too high in india RS47990 for 16GB..... Better option is, get LG G2 pro, much better less peice only RS35000.00. Even HTC E8 is much better with less price 34900. For E8 price will be down to RS31000.00 in middle of sep....
Jk India, 21 Jul 2014agreed that there more specs then S5 but not of that cost which you are paying for.... for the... morei wanted to ask you if g3 has that ir blaster so u can remote control ur tv your Conditionated Air and stuffs.
Hardware and software of a phone are so complex LG will probably never find the reason of the inexplicable shutdowns, because it appears randomly. Cannot keep a phone i cannot rely on. Too bad, back to Samsung.
Hg, 21 Jul 2014Why buy the s5 when the LG g3 specs and looks are much better?agreed that there more specs then S5 but not of that cost which you are paying for.... for these specs they are getting more price ... which is not worth...so instead why dont you pay less get atleast what is necessary...
JK India, 21 Jul 2014Go for Samsung S5 @ 34000/-. why invest very very Big amount for Lg G3 ?...otherwise just go f... moreYou ask why go for lg g3 over samsung sgs5?? Ill give you a few reasons...it may be more expensive but it is more future proof as it has lte capability,samsung doesn't, it has a better processor while samsung chooses the crappy exynos porcessor that isn't optimized for anything!! Qualcomm is far better...better screen and front facing camera as well and a much better ui...and slightly more snappy...the rest of the features are similar..
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 :)