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Should I wait for the G3 or just get a GS5?

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#1 ReptileX

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 14:11

I was planning on getting a Galaxy S5 this Saturday but some co-workers are telling to wait for the G3, how LG is pushing trends in the mobile market. I'm just not sure If I will benefit from the extra 1GB of RAM on the G3, my current phone has 256mb of RAM and I just want a phone that can run stuff like kik, gps in the background and have tabbed browsing lag free. I do a lot of memory intensive tasks on my workstation but I did feel the need to upgrade my phone since I've had it for 3 years. I'm just not sure If I'll be depending on my phone that much more than I already do. My new job requires a lot of hours from me so there's not much time to be home like I use to have.



Best Answer Earthworm Jimmy , 21 May 2014 - 15:05

LG G3 is rumored to come in a 5.5inch IPS LCD screen that will be 2560 x 1440 resolution 538ppi. Samsung's GS5 comes in 5.1-inch Super AMOLED full HD screen, with 1920 x 1080 resolution and 432 ppi.

 

 

 

Personally I would take g5, because 5 inch is already as large as i see comfortable for a phone. 

 

In fact I would actually try to get g2 on the cheap, since it price will likely be less, now that g3 is coming.   G2 is a great phone, and I SERIOUSLY doubt the tangible benefits of owning G3 over G2.  Seriously why do you need G3?  There is barely any apps that use the full power of G2!

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 14:24

The S5 is better than the S3.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 14:25

I would wait for the G3. The reveal is next week. Might as well get new tech if it's going to be the same price and it's coming out around the time your looking to upgrade

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 14:26

The S5 is better than the S3.

LG G3, not S3. Seriously



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 14:29

SG5 is plastic, G3 is quality. Or get a Z2.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 14:33

G3 all the way.  Touchwiz is the cause of Samsung phone lag and is a bloated pile of crap.  LG has their own UI as well, but it is much better than TW.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 14:51

LG G3, not S3. Seriously

 

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 15:05   Best Answer

LG G3 is rumored to come in a 5.5inch IPS LCD screen that will be 2560 x 1440 resolution 538ppi. Samsung's GS5 comes in 5.1-inch Super AMOLED full HD screen, with 1920 x 1080 resolution and 432 ppi.

 

 

 

Personally I would take g5, because 5 inch is already as large as i see comfortable for a phone. 

 

In fact I would actually try to get g2 on the cheap, since it price will likely be less, now that g3 is coming.   G2 is a great phone, and I SERIOUSLY doubt the tangible benefits of owning G3 over G2.  Seriously why do you need G3?  There is barely any apps that use the full power of G2!



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 15:20

Personally I would take g5, because 5 inch is already as large as i see comfortable for a phone. 

 

In fact I would actually try to get g2 on the cheap, since it price will likely be less, now that g3 is coming.   G2 is a great phone, and I SERIOUSLY doubt the tangible benefits of owning G3 over G2.  Seriously why do you need G3?  There is barely any apps that use the full power of G2!

 

If that were true, then nothing past the Nexus 4 / GS3 / G2 would of came out. But manufacturers are adding more ram and cpu because "android can use all of it". So, if your going to buy technology why not buy the latest especially since your spending the same amount of money. 

In 3 years, who knows, maybe the GS5 won't hold up but the G3 will. 



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 15:23

Things are evolving so fast nowadays that 'waiting for the next phone' is almost stupid. You're gonna wait for Phone #1, and by the time that comes out, Company X will announce Phone #2 which will look a bit better, and so on.... Things are just moving way too fast.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 16:10

Things are evolving so fast nowadays that 'waiting for the next phone' is almost stupid. You're gonna wait for Phone #1, and by the time that comes out, Company X will announce Phone #2 which will look a bit better, and so on.... Things are just moving way too fast.

Absolutely, I recall last year was the debut of 1080p smartphones and we're already emerging into 2K.
I guess there's no point in being impatient just for a few weeks, I'll wait for the G3.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 16:19

In 3 years, who knows, maybe the GS5 won't hold up but the G3 will. 

 

This argument only works if you are planning to be using the same phone in 3 years.    Since I got my first mobile phone in 1997, I have NEVER used the same phone for OVER 3 years!  Upgrades, or simple broken/lost/stolen phones.

 

Not once have I ever used the same phone for over 3 year (my home phone excluded)

 

The resulution shift was huge, i loved 720p phones and 1080p was still a somewhat noticeable improvement, but after that it does not improve anything.

5" is also the reasonable limit, as the human hand only grows so big!

 

 

This spec chasing is getting ridicuous, and they need to find other means to differentiate.     We went through the LARGE - SMALL - LARGE cycle already. there are physical limits in each direction, after which the phone becomes unusable.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 16:26

I know this has already been answered and this phone isn't released yet , but it has great specs and i am considering buying it

 

http://www.gsmarena....us_one-6327.php

 

And i know it isn't any of the OP asked but still, a good one :) 



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 16:29

This argument only works if you are planning to be using the same phone in 3 years.    Since I got my first mobile phone in 1997, I have NEVER used the same phone for OVER 3 years!  Upgrades, or simple broken/lost/stolen phones.

 

Not once have I ever used the same phone for over 3 year (my home phone excluded)

 

The resulution shift was huge, i loved 720p phones and 1080p was still a somewhat noticeable improvement, but after that it does not improve anything.

5" is also the reasonable limit, as the human hand only grows so big!

 

 

This spec chasing is getting ridicuous, and they need to find other means to differentiate.     We went through the LARGE - SMALL - LARGE cycle already. there are physical limits in each direction, after which the phone becomes unusable.

 

Im glad you read the OP's Post. Because if you would have, you would have seen the following

 

..."but I did feel the need to upgrade my phone since I've had it for 3 years."

 

Which means he HAS used his phone in 3 years and has no problem with it besides the lack of RAM. So for people like him, who have no problem using technology until its completely useless, its worth recommending the latest and greatest.

 

Honestly, we (the techies) only upgrade to newer stuff cause its faster and better. I have no need to upgrade my phone every 2 years, I've actually had my 3GS for 3 1/2 years, then went to a Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. The only reason I've upgraded in the last 2 years is the nexus 4 was lacking in some important areas for me, and the Nexus 5 fixed those. I have no need to go away from my nexus 5 besides any failure that would cost to much to fix.


I know this has already been answered and this phone isn't released yet , but it has great specs and i am considering buying it

 

http://www.gsmarena....us_one-6327.php

 

And i know it isn't any of the OP asked but still, a good one :)

 

Biggest problem is, its not EASY to buy at all



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 16:30

I just found out the G3 doesn't have USB 3.0 or SD expansion slot, that's a bit of a deal breaker for me. I might go with the GS5 afterall.

 

http://www.gsmarena....t-news-8580.php