Is the LG G3 Really an Android Superphone? Readers React

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Brighthand recently reviewed the LG G3 smartphone, with generally good things to say about the Android “superphone.” Brighthand readers also had a lot to say about it in the discussion forum.

LG G3 featuredReader reactions were a bit mixed, though, citing concerns about performance and whether the ultra-high resolution screen was really worth it. Reader Mitlov commented on the review’s mention of small delays using certain apps and features.

This kills me. No flagship device with a Snapdragon 801 should be doing this. I don’t know whether it’s poor software optimization, or the QHD display, but this should NOT be happening with this price point and this processor. I know it doesn’t impair functionality from an objective standpoint, but it really ruins the premium feel that a device like this should have. Keyboards and app drawers shouldn’t tax flagship smartphones in 2014. Period.

But a lot more comments were focused on the device’s 1440 x 2560 “Quadruple HD” or simply QHD screen, packing 3.6 million pixels into a 5.5-inch display. Skepticism ranked pretty highly, echoing some comments in the review, with user EdmundDantes adding this:

I think I’d agree with the reviewer that the screen is probably overkill, and that’s from someone who has been a proponent of bigger screens. Overall, I think 5.5-inches is too big for me to use as my main phone too. About 5-inches diagonal is my limit I think. Nice phone though.

Others had a much more critical opinion of the bleeding edge display, offering criticism mainly targeted at how much battery power was drained to drive pixels that the user couldn’t appreciate. Forum member weegie in particular saw it as a critical flaw:

[P]ity they ruined a nice device chasing useless screen specs that basically only offers negatives instead of pros. In person I find the G3 screen quite dim, I guess someone was going to try higher than 1080… I’ve still never hankered for more resolution than 720[P] on a 5 inch-ish phone screen.

This led into a broader discussion of the use of OLED screens and the maturity of OLED technology, especially with regard to saving battery power.

These are just a few of the many discussions going on in the Brighthand forums. Got a tech problem you need help with? An opinion on the latest news? Or just something you’re curious about and want an answer to? Sign up for the Brighthand forums and join the conversation today.

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  1. mrpickem

    Quill the complaints…1st off this is one of the least expensive flagships available. Innovative design with rear button design. Decent sound, quality look and feel plus an excellent UI. I’ve noticed very minimal lag(Have used both Verizon & T-Mobile variants). The display is simply awesome, especially when zooming a large image, although not as vibrant as the amoled displays it appears more accurate. Only complaints I have are slight overheating on heavy use and bottom mic placement makes it hard for other party to hear you with certain cases.